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Messages - David McKeown

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 15, 2018, 06:41:05 PM »
Defo penalty, his hand deflected the ball...

France best team by a large margin this tournament, came through the harder draw and won through..

Croatia must feel bad as theyíd good possession but couldnít convert

But that's not the rule?

VAR ruined the final which is a real pity.

It didn't.

Sight of Modric hugging his President and getting beamed around the world is hilarious given he's been indicted on perjury charges.

I think we will agree to disagree on that.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 15, 2018, 06:09:28 PM »
VAR ruined the final which is a real pity.

It didnít really though. All it did was show up that there is no objective consensus on what constitutes a deliberate handball. Many people believe it was correctly awarded. Many people donít. VAR canít change that.

No my problem isn't with the penalty it's with the not using it for the dive on the first goal or the ball that goes out of play just before the build up for the third goal leading to an incorrect throw in. All those decisions had as much impact on the game but VAR has created a hierarchy of rules to lead to greater injustice.

Why are some matters of opinion looked at multiple times when others aren't and matters of fact aren't.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 15, 2018, 05:49:08 PM »
VAR ruined the final which is a real pity.

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General discussion / Re: 11th night bonfires
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:16:46 PM »
Living in Bangor now and there's been a helicopter out this evening. Truly horrible time of the year

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General discussion / Re: The Official WWE thread
« on: July 08, 2018, 10:06:11 AM »
With Killian Dain now on the main roster that's 4 Irish superstars across the two main shows. Think probably only Canada and the US (maybe Mexico) would have more. Hopefully some of them get a push as the year goes on.

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On the basis of that display today -  if Armagh make the super 8s they will be absolute cannon fodder to the likes of Dublin/ Donegal/ Kerry / Galway / Monaghan/ Tyrone
I donít think they will make the last 8 - unless they get Fermanagh again
Iíd fancy Cork/ Roscommon/ Laois to beat them. Very average.

Well they can't meet Fermanagh so in your words then they've no chance, none at all. Shouldn't even turn up, maybe KMcG will call them and tell them not to put the name in for the draw on Monday morning ::)

I thought repeat pairings could happen in round 4?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kildare v Mayo AI Qualifier Round 3
« on: June 26, 2018, 11:13:31 AM »
Jack Anderson is a DRA arbitrator and a member of the court of arbitration for sport. I'd take his legal advice in the highest regard.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Tyrone U20
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:50:18 AM »
As I kind of alluded to earlier in the thread, there's a fine line when dealing with suspensions etc when you are trying to retrospectively impose sanctions on players who didn't receive red cards during the game. The general rule adopted for disciplinary bodies is you have to avoid re-refereeing the game. If a referee books someone for an offence that should have been a red most sports adopt a general rule of sorry nothing we can do. Given that the officials had great views of the brawl and choose to only send off a few players it was always going to be a difficult job to impose correct suspensions after the event. In that regard as I understand it the only suspensions upheld they did uphold were those given to the players sent off on the night. That may also be significant

There is no point in re-writing the rule book as long as those tasked with implementing remain non lawyerswho are often poorly trained. That needs to change.

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General discussion / Re: Parking near RDS
« on: June 23, 2018, 12:33:29 AM »
That's the one I think

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General discussion / Re: Parking near RDS
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:33:20 PM »
I used to always park at the Hockey Club nearby is it Bective?  Handy spot, quite cheap and pretty secure.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Tyrone U20
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:25:35 PM »
Is it not in American football that if u appeal a suspension and fail, the suspension will is increased! Or to appeal you put up a considerable amount of money like a bond which you only get back if successful! You would need something like that for the gaelic, A lawyer needs to go the gaa handbook and tighten it up!

Lawyers have been through them. The problem is the lack of appetite for root and branch restructuring at the upper levels. Not to mention the amount of red tape that has to be gone through to make the necessary changes.

The other more serious issue is the lack of legal qualified people sitting on the panels that hand out the bans. No point in a water tight rule book when those implementing bans don't understand it as it is.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Tyrone U20
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:38:49 PM »
I assume the officiating team who with excellent viewing positions failed to send off seven players who apparently should have been dismissed will not be back refereeing inter county matches for a very long time.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:38:01 PM »
I meant to say the other thing that always surprised me about this trial was the suggestion that in this particular instance the discrepancy of the account given by the complainant to the doctor and that given to police was because of the trauma of what had happened. If that was the case the Prosecution were advancing I would have expected expert evidence on that from both sides but unless I missed it there didn't seem to be any. I'm not suggesting for a second that wasn't the explanation just surprised about the lack of evidence. When that's combined with the fact that Olding was returned for trial on a charge of vaginal rape it gets even more surprising. I presume the PPS thought at least until arraignment the account to the doctor was the correct one so I'm very curious about the lack of discussion by both sides.

The whole general lack of expert evidence surprised me David, particularly given the two Defence teams. Perhaps there was a feeling that an Ďexpertí could perhaps cause too much confusion for the jury and that the probitive value would not be that high. Also the lads were self payers so there may not have been the money in the pot and judgement calls were made?

Forgot about the lack of legal aid. That may well explain it

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: June 03, 2018, 02:05:23 AM »
I meant to say the other thing that always surprised me about this trial was the suggestion that in this particular instance the discrepancy of the account given by the complainant to the doctor and that given to police was because of the trauma of what had happened. If that was the case the Prosecution were advancing I would have expected expert evidence on that from both sides but unless I missed it there didn't seem to be any. I'm not suggesting for a second that wasn't the explanation just surprised about the lack of evidence. When that's combined with the fact that Olding was returned for trial on a charge of vaginal rape it gets even more surprising. I presume the PPS thought at least until arraignment the account to the doctor was the correct one so I'm very curious about the lack of discussion by both sides.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:08:09 AM »
I've no idea but I know there's plenty of defamation cases go unreported every year

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