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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: February 27, 2021, 11:58:15 PM »
The far right are making fools of themselves in Dublin again

Their self-entitlement is off the scale

That was a fairly big crowd in Dublin today. They can’t all be Far Right?
RTE reported that the protest crowd was from a wide mix of political shades.
The mystery is how did the RUC end up there policing?

Shocking isn't it. Someone shoots a firework at a Garda and all the Garda's colleagues react.

What is the world coming to if you can't taunt a Garda and shoot a firework at them. Maybe it's just me, but I won't be filing any complaints about any Garda's behavior today.

Only positive about the vermin protesting today is that the sc**bag who fired the firework stood out in his white top so he should be easy to identify on cctv and there won't be any protests allowed in future in relation to Covid for security/safety reasons.

At least people were at home when the protest took place so hopefully no innocent passers by or workers in the area got hurt

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: February 27, 2021, 01:37:20 PM »
What’s the south’s plan? Missed that one
Based on data not dates
Data tells us everything is Down
Data tells us all nursing homes vaccinated fully
Data tells us 35% of the population has got 1 vaccine
Data tells us transmission outside is 20 times less likely

Where are you getting your data from? Ireland hasn't got near 35% of the population vaccinated. According to the HSE they're administered just over 250k of the 1st dose of the vaccines.

Did  you just make up the above?

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 26, 2021, 02:50:30 PM »
Simon Geoghegan is still easily the best winger Ireland have had in my time watching and the only genuine world class one

Hickie and Horgan next best

And what an accent too!

P.S. I loved him too, he was brilliant on a shíte Irish team

Imagine he was 10 years later. The goys might have won a WC knockout game

Indeed. The Irish football team wouldn't embarrass themselves or the fans with their performances in the Euros

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: February 25, 2021, 10:29:18 PM »
Greece & Austria pushing the EU to introduce a Covid passport for travel. Seems like a no brainer for opening up national borders on some level. It would also see less people refuse to take the vaccine if they couldn't leave the country

General discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency
« on: February 25, 2021, 04:20:10 PM »
Every currency and commodity in the world is used for money laundering.

@trailer... What's the age profile of a typical person who only uses cash do you think?

They're not called out by the head of the european central bank though and there are policies in place to stop people using banks from money laundering that aren't there for cyrpto currencies

In that case HSBC and Wells Fargo should have their billion dollar fines returned. Wall Street is also a haven for money laundering. If Christine Lagarde is criticizing BTC it’s time to buy. She fully realizes that the majority of people that have heard about crypto only know of BTC. Mass adoption can wait for another four years while the prices of all coins are still low especially some fantastic altcoins that can be purchased for pennies.

Genuine question. Is there any regulations for bitcoin, crypto currencies etc?

General discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency
« on: February 25, 2021, 03:35:48 PM »
Every currency and commodity in the world is used for money laundering.

@trailer... What's the age profile of a typical person who only uses cash do you think?

They're not called out by the head of the european central bank though and there are policies in place to stop people using banks from money laundering that aren't there for cyrpto currencies

General discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency
« on: February 25, 2021, 03:03:22 PM »
Tesla, who will be the world's biggest car manufacturer within 20 years when we all switch to electric, are planning to use BTC as currency soon. They have purchased $1.5 BILLION worth, which Seamus alluded to.

So no, it's not a ponzi scheme, a fad or a scam. It's real and it's the future. Enjoy your 0.5% interest savings accounts lads!

This is absolute bullshit put out by Musk. Bitcoin is a) fundamentally unsuitable as a means of exchange because of the slowness of the transaction processing and the fees involved and b) the volatility is completely unacceptable to both buyers and sellers.

Regarding "the great digital reset" I know a fella who won't put Google maps on his phone because he is afraid google will invoice him, so if you think in 5 or 10 years there is gonna be some big digital reset and traditional banks cease to exist then you're in cloud cuckoo land. Crypto is what it is. I'm only in it because I have a few pound that I want to speculate with and if I win, I win, if I lose it, so be it. I am not thinking about going out and buying a Tesla with Bitcoin.
Crypto Currencies have a long way to go before they become more mainstream and they need to become more stable before that and arguably they can't become mainstream until they stabilise. And what's furthermore there are people who rely heavily on good old fashioned cash. They know it and they trust it. Them people aren't going to adopt Bitcoin or any other currency for that matter in a few years.

Central bank governors are constantly criticising bitcoin and last month the EU Central Bank president Chritine Lagarde claimed bitcoin is being used for money laundering. While cyrpto currencies will no doubt be used in future it is much more likely the EU will creat their own curreny like they did with the euro than deal with bitcoin

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 24, 2021, 04:05:04 PM »

You picked two sides pushing for CL spots this year.

The point I made is if the board aren't showing any ambition they'll end up with one of the names you don't want.

Of course it depends on the boards ambition. We have both the resources and reputation to attract a top manager but it depends if the board are serious about improving Celtic

As for Everton and West Ham.

I highly doubt either will be in the CL next season.

Neither will Celtic

Why do you say that?

First of, they have to keep Hibs off second spot, and secondly they have to qualify through the early stages.  Form would suggest they will struggle, optimism will not do it

Given Cetic's struggles in the EL & CL over the last few seasons you couldn't have any belief in Celtic qualifying for the CL. Qualifying for the EL or just avoiding an embarrassing exit would be a success at this stage

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 24, 2021, 02:12:47 PM »
You would imagine Martinez would be on similar wages to what Rogers would have been on.  The lure of "easier" won league titles and cups and champions league football?

The euros will be a big factor. You're basically gambling on his stock after that. If Belgium do well with their star studded squad, you'd think he will have the big of clubs chasing his name. If a deal was in place before hand, it would probably be less of a gamble for Celtic, unless Belgium completely bomb out.

It would make no sense for Martinez to commit before the Euros.

Belgium do well he will have a host of top clubs after him.

Belgium are poor and he could still walk into the Celtic job (if and when it becomes available).

No top manager would be actively pursuing the Celtic job

Do you think Martinez would choose a midtable EPL club over Celtic if the contract terms were similar?

Define top clubs who might be after Martinez?

Better prospects and exposure from a top championship side than Celtic ffs


Celtic have the ability to play for CL football every, win titles every year.

If money was not the issue, there's hardly a sinner that would pick a midtable EPL club over Celtic - nevermind a Championship club.

Some of your EPL die hards have a seriously deluded opinion on the size of English football clubs.

Martinez has played in Scotland, he knows how big a club Celtic are. If the board put the right financial package to him then I'm sure he'd take the job.

2-3m salary should do the trick - time for Desmond to put his hand in his pocket.

Would the bigger issue not be the overhaul of the squad at the minute. Forget about the draw of the English league. If you're a manager with ambition you're going to want a lot of investment in the squad to take that on. Things could go sour very quickly if Stevie G is headed for 2 in a row and got into the group stages of the CL, not saying they will but they could. It's a high pressure job with very little room for error. 2nd is nowhere in Scotland, progress would only really be measured with stopping the rangers retaining the league.

Celtic job could be of interest to someone like Eddie Howe looking to rebuild is reputation. The issue for Celtic is if a side in England come looking for him will he jump ship like Rodgers did.

Gerrard's family are still living in Liverpool if a club in England come looking for him in the summer he could easily take up the offer.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All Stars 2019
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:24:06 PM »
The answer is simple. Dublin should become a province - it has the population size for it. Then they could decide how to structure their provincial competition - e.g. i) split Dublin into the 4 administrative Co Cos that are already in place, ii) North/South split, iii) keep it as one county and twiddle their thumbs until the other provincial competitions are completed.
That would allow the Leinster championship to be a competition again.
Totally agree ive been saying it for year . one of the real plus points is all Dubs can then all weigh in behind the winning 'county' and be late and Obnoxious  for their games

It is disappointing that dubs matches all start on time isn't it. In the good auld days you could be enjoying your pre match pints in Meaghers in the sunshine safe in the knowledge throw in would be delayed by 15 min if you wanted one for the road.

Alas, like the Celtic tiger, that era has gone and is unlikely to return so dubs matches actually start at their designated times now

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All Stars 2019
« on: February 23, 2021, 10:33:59 AM »

Making his debut in 2015, Fenton has now won six All-Ireland titles and has yet to taste defeat in the championship.

Hes a superb player and fully deserved the poty award.
He is but 6 in a row is a joke

Well.done to Cavan on getting 3 all stars

To you. 6 in a rows has been done at club level and other IC.

Fenton, Rolls Royce, the jewel in the crown.

He's very good and managed to change his approach in the final in the second half to power Dublin through, could have easily been replaced given the talent Dublin have in the second half but proved his worth

You cant just replace Fenton, on his bad days hes good. Closest to him as a midlfielder is Howard.

Well his bad days are better than most, but he controlled the game better in the second half. By his standards he hadn’t a great first half
He is fantastic but so are his teammates .In that sort of context he can go higher and higher.
Maybe a Mayo player could have with the right amount of money behind him.

Ah sure it's the good auld: It has to be the money doesn't it?

Commitment,training and natural ability have nothing to do with it then. I'm suree that makes Mayo players/supporters feel better. If the county board had simply spent more money on the team then they'd have won a few All Irelands.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 22, 2021, 06:48:33 PM »

A good summary of this shit show of a season.
Where any of those games Sunday evening kick offs or was that scam saved for last weekend and the scenario were Rangers looked like panicking/bottling the league and needed a secret helping hand?

General discussion / Re: Russophobia
« on: February 22, 2021, 06:44:54 PM »
I've read many a history book, as I'm sure you have, I've yet to see Hitler being labelled a fool - as his defining characteristic. Calling him a fool as a throw away remark is fine, but if it's a hill you're prepared to die on - that it defines him, I'll leave you to it.

As a orator Hitler was excellent. He could have a crowd hanging off his every word and willing to follow him anywhere.

As a military strategist he was out of his depth and the failure of his attempted assassination by his own officers was a success for the Allies as he remained as leader

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 21, 2021, 10:04:47 PM »
Celtic playing some stuff
Was always asking too much to expect them to get anything from a Sunday night match, the poor craturs

You can't blame Celtic, you have to blame THE SYSTEM

Anyone know who was playing in La Liga and Serie A tonight?

How was it bad for Celtic but good for Ross County?
Don't ask, that's THE SYSTEM, it just was

Masonic hun bassas

It was that extra days rest that was the difference between the Celtic performance and the Rangers one. Rangers having played Thursday night had that match sharpness that Celtic just didn't have as they last played on Wednesday night.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:28:38 PM »
Do you blame them Milly?
A great day for the park
Be all accounts most parks in the North are packed
That’s what happens when you cage people up
This government need to come up with a plan and pretty quick
Nothing on everyone will go to parks even people who don’t normally
Open things up slowly and it takes some of that away.
A plan needed. I think Robbie Swan and Celebrity McBride have had an abysmal few days

Who has been caged up?

 It's the first real spring day of 2021 so people took advantage of it.

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