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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: March 19, 2019, 04:12:16 PM »
Triple Frontier, 90 minutes of my life Iíll never get back, absolutely brutal film, one of the worst Iíve ever seen

Was expecting much better myself.

Hard to argue with this.

General discussion / Re: Cookstown Incident
« on: March 19, 2019, 03:46:44 PM »
Looks like a combination of errors/shortfalls have led to this. Terrible.

And if there was 400 outside the place thats shocking numbers....but how do ye control this if bus loads just turn up? Ticket only?

The buses are ticket only with prepaid entry to the Disco with the bus coordinator/ operator.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:16:01 AM »
How stands this now after yesterday's ruling by the Speaker of the House of Eejits?

Basically they will have to work some under hand dealings in the house of commons to get a new session in place so that she can out her deal back to MPs.

Or go for a delay on Brexit.

What has the above got to do with the FAI or Irish soccer?

Sure they are handing him out awards, I would say it has quite a bit to do with them.  :-[

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 12, 2019, 02:21:41 PM »
Bale turns 30 next season is already showing signs of declining, is injury prone and would be on wages as high as Sanchez, So i don't see the sense of bringing him in and PSG will likely be eyeing him up especially if they sell both Neymar and Mbappe to Real Madrid. United would be better off signing someone like Jadon Sancho.

I think one big money centre back signing will made. The likes of Koulibaly,De Ligt should be top of the list.

Even two years ago I would have taken Bale, but just dont see the value in bringing him in at this stage either.

As MS said the squad isnt as bad as has been made to look under previous managers, but fact is they are short in a few areas of being top level. I dont think we need to tell Ole that as he will know better than most.

I expect a bit of a clear out along and a good few additions in the summer.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: March 12, 2019, 01:28:21 PM »
ERG have rejected the latest fudge.
they want a No deal

They'd be fine with that, yes.

Government depending on the DUP here to make the numbers work for this latest deal. DUP being very quiet this morning.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 12, 2019, 12:23:33 PM »
I'd expect Olť to get the job at this stage and it's hard to look past him but I've a little nag in the back of my head that everything is falling into the owners laps again. The restless natives have been quietened for now and it'll take something pretty fecking bad to get them to turn on Ole. The Dof talked about has failed to materialize, will we have Woodward doing the shopping again this Summer? Always remember that winning things or being the best we possibly can isn't the goal, Champions League every second year will suffice.

To be fair Ole I think he is a shrewd enough operator and knowing the structure of the club well enough, will want to do his own transfer dealings.

Why would you take a job where someone else picks your players and you are just a coach not a manager? If you are going to get the sack because of the signings you make, you would want to make those signings so you can at least say it was in your own hands.

Obviously he doesnt do the negotiations, but then again that wouldnt be in the gift of a DoF either. It would always come down to the money man at some point or other.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 07, 2019, 08:31:29 AM »
Great result and a real gritty performance against a horrible team.

Rode their luck at times but to get a result like that is only to be expected.

Tactically changed throughout the game to try to control and stay in the game which looking back at it worked to a treat. Big slice of fortune in the penalty but that seems to be the interpretation from the VAR officials at the moment.

Pleased for Fred easily his best performance for United yet.

No one saying that they can win it, but at the moment none of the teams will want to draw them in the QFs which is a massive step from where the team was for this draw when any of the teams would have been glad to get them.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 06, 2019, 12:34:58 PM »
Maybe the more expensive option would make it more attractive to play for the county.

How? What could be done that isn't being done? Really? I can think of absolutely nothing and certainly nothing that would stop a fella committing. Have you any examples of how spending more money on the team set up would attract the mythical better players?

Maybe going for the more expensive option would show the county are ambitious instead of appointing the same sort of manager that we always go for, a cheap option.

I'm not having a pop at Lenny here either. He man enough to put his name forward for the job.

Lenny is a bit of a victim of past regimes. He ticks all the boxes for the typical Antrim manager that has brought zero success down for generations.  Quite simply, after years of service, how could we expect players to turn up for more of the same guff in Div 4?  Things wont ever change until the county board out their hand in their pocket, provide for and make it attractive to play for Antrim again.  How long will it take for Fitz, McBride and the Murrays to get fed up and decide to concentrate on their family lives and club careers than with antrim county?   It must be fairly disheartening for those boys when you play local club sides with better players than your county teammates.

Its the county boards fault  >:(
Its Lenny's fault  >:(
Its the stay away players fault  >:(

What in the name of fcuk is wrong with us in this county with the endless blame game.

Perhaps, as a whole, the football (and indeed players) in this county are not as good as we would like to believe. Back to basics and improve fundamental coaching at undergrad and 'build' better players. Its a long term strategy and you won't see any fruits of it for 5-10 years (at least).

If any one wants to talk about the state of the current county team they need only look back to last year's county final.

One of the worst displays of football and coaching from both sides. Both set ups being heavily invested in and yet come up with that unbelievable spectacle of a game.

Supposedly the two best teams in the county and neither could muster 5 minutes of actual football in the game. The problem runs a lot deeper than who the current county manager is.

General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: February 21, 2019, 09:11:32 AM »
Is there any value in a Sky + box?

Changed over and just checking whether just to dump it?

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 20, 2019, 11:20:30 AM »
Does anyone else get the feeling that Phelan and McKenna have an awful lot to do with this run? Phelan may just be the Brian Kidd of this era at Utd. And McKenna poached from Spurs, he was considered to be that good.
Another interesting point made on the radio is the job that OGS' main threat has done at Spurs since Utd beat them. 4 straight PL wins and stuffing the runaway leaders of the Bundesliga, without Kane and Ali. Time will tell I suppose.

McKenna was there under Mourinho. He deserves credit for that run too presumably  :D

The result against Dortmund for Spurs strangley could strengthen OGS bid for the job full time, as it could convince Poch that he is on the right path with Spurs and will stick it out for another period.

To be fair they have been so unspurs like over the last while, they have dug in and played with a real desire. Chelsea look to be the vulnerable one at the top end.

Think it is time to move on from the JM era, he divived the club throughout his spell. OGS has literally just got the team playing in line with the club traditions and has brought the players together again. That with a touch of tactical nouse and he has coped well thus far.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:50:54 AM »
Maybe not the right thread for this one.

But whats the story with the shooting last night in Co Antrim? Seems a bit strange even timing wise.

General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:25:35 PM »
Would she not be in need of some sort of help, considering she was 15 when she went ?

What sort of help would you recommend SG?

A welcome home basket? Maybe her healthcare provided? Job Seekers allowance, child benefit, maybe a house/ flat?

No remorse shown in the interview whatsoever, knew what she was getting into and has no regrets. She is an adult now and if ever there was a case of cancelling a passport I would say she would be a strong case for it.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:24:52 PM »
Lads, United are not that far away at all. Get rid of Young, maybe Matic, and add a bit of depth around the squad for midfield and the wide positions. 11 on 11, United have a very decent team.

Amen.. There's always a hysterical overreaction both good and bad to United performances

The only worry I'd have is that Solskjaers promising start will seduce the owners into thinking that major investment isn't needed.

That's the silver lining on last night's painful cloud. It's clear investment is needed.

And you're right - terrible overreaction to last night but that's the world we live in. Several of the players are adequate squad players but United need a few more top players as starters to compliment hwat's there already. The squad is big but there are too many "squad players" and not enough top line players. Makes rotation almost impossible, or extremely risky.

Agree with all the above, United just need a bit more quality in a few more areas but aren't a million miles away from the top teams. PSG have been knocking on the door for several years too and accumulated a lot of experience through many painful defeats.

Sanchez looks finished but its going to be difficult to get rid of him given his wages; Lukaku won't be happy playing second fiddle to Rashford, I think he'll look for a move this summer judging by the type of character I think he has.

I think most United fans would be in agreement with most or all of this. The over reaction always comes from outside and that is just the nature of being the club they are.

To be fair I thought Matic in the early stages of the game looked as sharp as he has ever done in a United shirt, he did fade though. OGS does not appear to be anyone's fool so he will be aware of the limitations of the squad and will have a plan as to who and where to strengthen. It will be up to the board to decide whether he is the man to take them forward.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:50:40 AM »
I didn't understand the narrative about Kimpembe having to go off. His first tackle wasn't a red card and his other tackles were all fine. Anybody looking him to get a second yellow for basically being stronger than Rashford needs their head read!

Likewise Young's wasn't that bad only for the fact the fence was there I don't think it was intentional.

His first tackle was a clear yellow and was more for the number of fouls that he had after the initial booking that had him walking that fine line. One of those ones if he hadnt recieved his first yellow for that tackle he definitely would have for the others.

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