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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: August 04, 2020, 11:05:18 PM »
He's got to be fitter than he looks!

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: August 04, 2020, 09:52:44 PM »
Great win.

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: August 04, 2020, 09:33:27 PM »
Tight finish. Need a good over.

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: August 04, 2020, 08:53:54 PM »
Ireland vs England going well.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: July 25, 2020, 12:20:39 AM »
Iíd love nothing more for this family to get closure on this horrible tragic event.

But a gang of lads that were beating people up, stealing phones, bikes previously seems a bit far fetched in covering up their actions?

Why would cops do that? Iím struggling to see the cover up.

 I can envisage a lad being chased and finding somewhere to hide (storm drain) but I can also see troubled teenagers dealing with issues and unfortunately taking the wrong option.

I really hope there was no foul play as the can of worms that opens up would be hard to take.

BC1, has there been other evidence left out of the media?

I donít know personally. I know questions are being asked. There was a young lad attacked the previous week on the limestone road by a gang from the Tigers Bay Area and this wasnít the first of these attacks. Maybe the family are just looking closure so I hope there is nothing untoward and that it was simply a series of unusual events. All I know is that questions have been raised about the quality of the police investigation
The Coroner would suggest otherwise.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53519005

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: July 24, 2020, 11:22:28 PM »
What if the post mortem revealed that he died of drowning and his time of death was dated the Sunday he went missing?

So if there was a cover up would the pathologist be involved also?

Maybe there is a level of incompetence going on and people, family included, think that they deserve better?

All Iím saying is i donít know what happened but I refuse to jump on the Social bandwagon, if a report shows that the cops were hiding something or helped in covering up something then yes they should be pulled.

You can only really go on witnesses reports, they have constantly been on radio this week been asking for dashcam coverage or other footage that the public may have,!

Iím sure 100% they have checked all business cameras in the area also. Christ they even checked cameras for a stolen wheelie bin of ours in Waring street!

This is a tragic case of either misadventure or suicide, I hope to god it isnt a murder case.

I wouldnít be one for jumping on the social bandwagon either. The police arenít looking good in this.
What have the police done wrong?

Serious amount of questions being asked about a gang that have been attacking young lads in the area and what seems to have been a possible cover up at a time of high tension. Thatís the feeling among a lot of people
Surely a cover up would only be possible if recorded reports of an attack or altercation had been made? Have any such reports been made to the police or media?

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: July 24, 2020, 10:44:48 PM »
What if the post mortem revealed that he died of drowning and his time of death was dated the Sunday he went missing?

So if there was a cover up would the pathologist be involved also?

Maybe there is a level of incompetence going on and people, family included, think that they deserve better?

All Iím saying is i donít know what happened but I refuse to jump on the Social bandwagon, if a report shows that the cops were hiding something or helped in covering up something then yes they should be pulled.

You can only really go on witnesses reports, they have constantly been on radio this week been asking for dashcam coverage or other footage that the public may have,!

Iím sure 100% they have checked all business cameras in the area also. Christ they even checked cameras for a stolen wheelie bin of ours in Waring street!

This is a tragic case of either misadventure or suicide, I hope to god it isnt a murder case.

I wouldnít be one for jumping on the social bandwagon either. The police arenít looking good in this.
What have the police done wrong?

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: July 07, 2020, 05:53:04 PM »
The Scot's problem is that any IndyRef is only possible at the gift of Westminster ... the likelihood that a second referendum would result in a majority for Independence, means that it is far less likely to be 'granted' to Scotland.  Short of landing a million+ Scots at the gates of Westminster, I can't see what would prompt an English parliament to give a second referendum.

The Pandemic has again magnified the stupidity of the Union, not just for the Scots, but for the north as well.  The sooner the 'precious' Union is no more, the better for all concerned, including the English.
I'm not sure the hundreds of thousands of Scots who received significant financial support from Westminster would agree.  Would an independent Scotland be able to offer the same level of support if a similar pandamic arises a few years down the line?

Aye, the Scots should be thankful for Boris and all they get. Scots don't pay tax or contribute to the Westminster pot? What a stupid statement.
Not what I am saying at all.  Just saying that there are advantages to being part of the 6th largest economy in the world during times of crisis such as the ongoing pandemic.

Scottish people received financial support because they are still part of the UK and still pay their dues (in fact many reports suggest Scotland contributes more than it receives back), just like the Welsh. They received what they were entitled to, no more or no less than anyone else in the UK. So why should that equate to Scots suddenly thinking that independence isn't worth pursuing anymore? In fact for the shambolic job the present Tory government has made of pandemic management and how they are going to shaft who they have to with Brexit negotiations, including the northern Irish, there is even more reason to want away as recent polls suggest. The union is done and thank f**k for that.
As there is no guarantee that an independent Scotland will be as well off economically and Scots are seeing first hand the safety net that the Union provides.  I would imagine that the same thought has occurred to a few folk in NI too.

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: July 06, 2020, 11:27:18 PM »
The Scot's problem is that any IndyRef is only possible at the gift of Westminster ... the likelihood that a second referendum would result in a majority for Independence, means that it is far less likely to be 'granted' to Scotland.  Short of landing a million+ Scots at the gates of Westminster, I can't see what would prompt an English parliament to give a second referendum.

The Pandemic has again magnified the stupidity of the Union, not just for the Scots, but for the north as well.  The sooner the 'precious' Union is no more, the better for all concerned, including the English.
I'm not sure the hundreds of thousands of Scots who received significant financial support from Westminster would agree.  Would an independent Scotland be able to offer the same level of support if a similar pandamic arises a few years down the line?

Aye, the Scots should be thankful for Boris and all they get. Scots don't pay tax or contribute to the Westminster pot? What a stupid statement.
Not what I am saying at all.  Just saying that there are advantages to being part of the 6th largest economy in the world during times of crisis such as the ongoing pandemic.

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: July 06, 2020, 02:06:39 PM »
Seeing that Scotland is subsidising the "rest of the UK" I don't see why not.
They'd manage it like other small Independent Countries e.g Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Us in the 26, Malta, Cyprus.....
Was support in those smaller independent countries to the same level as that received in the UK?

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: July 06, 2020, 12:48:48 PM »
The Scot's problem is that any IndyRef is only possible at the gift of Westminster ... the likelihood that a second referendum would result in a majority for Independence, means that it is far less likely to be 'granted' to Scotland.  Short of landing a million+ Scots at the gates of Westminster, I can't see what would prompt an English parliament to give a second referendum.

The Pandemic has again magnified the stupidity of the Union, not just for the Scots, but for the north as well.  The sooner the 'precious' Union is no more, the better for all concerned, including the English.
I'm not sure the hundreds of thousands of Scots who received significant financial support from Westminster would agree.  Would an independent Scotland be able to offer the same level of support if a similar pandamic arises a few years down the line?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: July 03, 2020, 12:27:44 PM »
Is there any chance the whole funeral thing was a calculated move to wind up the DUP and topple Stormont again?

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To save the East Belfast Club being sidetracked time to resurrect this one.
Wonder what Snap, Evil and Michaelg make if this

https://www.balls.ie/football/linfields-uvf-kit-is-really-causing-a-storm-in-northern-ireland-436632
Pretty sure this has not been done with the UVF flag in mind.  After all, lots of UDA men support the Blues too.

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GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: June 10, 2020, 04:36:51 PM »
That is if you consider removing one of the founding aims of the association as ďnothing to loseĒ I suppose. And doing so for meaningless tokenism.

Iím not sure how the rugby crowd can be brushed off as just ďtotally differentĒ either. Thatís pretty convenient. They are people from the Protestant and Unionists spectrum who are able to attend sporting events which include symbols of Irish national identity, notably the flag and anthem and do not feel threatened nor are they put off returning. However, they arenít attracted to our sports and we think it might have something to do with the flag & anthem? That makes no sense to me.
The issue may be that the GAA espouses a 32 county Ireland, making it political.  The flag and anthem cannot be completely seperated from that.  They have no issue at Ireland rugby matches as the IRFU has no such stated political aspirations.  As another poster has also pointed out, it's also in a different jurisdiction so people are happy to stand and show their respect.

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GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: June 06, 2020, 12:40:37 AM »
That Ireland's Call is played for their team.
At away games it's the only thing they play for the Irish team.
As far as they are concerned the Union Jack and God save Lizzie Windsor are the Flag and Anthem in the North.

PS they fly the Ulster* flag in th'Aviva as well as the Tricolour for Ruggerball internationals for the Unionists.
* as in real 9 County Ulster
Pretty sure Ireland's call is played for all players.  As for the flying of the 9 County Ulster flag at Ireland 'ruggerball' internationals as you refer to them, I have never really understood this if the people who it pertains to represent do not really dentify with the flag. 

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