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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:53:09 AM »
Really looking forward to the game tomorrow, Feels like a real European buzz for it, think weíve a real chance of getting through, if we can keep a clean sheet tomorrow I think we will score weíve loads of fire power and playing with confidence. Think he will start with Burke and keep Eddie for the away game

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 10, 2019, 11:45:18 AM »
It was a stonewall penalty

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:04:25 PM »
The coming together i seen on twitter there between McKenna and Moreles, please tell me thats not what McKenna got sent off for?

GAA Discussion / Re: New Jerseys?
« on: January 25, 2019, 09:30:39 AM »
Thats a nice jersey and it might be no harm for them to alternate between black and white from now on.

i like it, something a bit different than all the other ones are the same but different colours

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: January 24, 2019, 08:27:52 AM »
The great ship Rangers run aground, throttled yet again. Stevie G left raging against everything but their slipshod defending

The loanee Weah looks a very good prospect,  but a 5 months loan period is a bit short time to expect him to perform as a bone fide hit man up front, as per urgent requirements. Though it would be nice if he could stay on for the next season, it's a hell of a lot better than reserve league football in France and would polish up the rough edges.

From what ive heard its all agreed for next season with Weah, announced as a 6 month deal but if we're happy and the players happy it'll be for next season, apparently wasnt announced as 18 months after what happened with Musonda.

Think we looked back to close to our best last night, sharp and crisp movement all over the pitch. We maybe were running on empty and needed that break to recharge the batteries, when you look at the squad we have and the players to come back, Eddie, Rogic, Tierney we will have a hell of a lot of options, just add a good RB and i think we're good till the end of the season, also think Bain gives a bit more confidence to the defence, great to see a keeper pass a ball rather than just hoof it out of play or to the other team. looking forward to getting over to the Valencia home game in a few weeks, hopefully we've a wee run together by then.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: January 21, 2019, 11:05:36 PM »
True Detective Season 3 has started pretty well.

Whatís channel it on?

what is the benefit if the attacking mark?

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:17:02 AM »
Fixtures /CCC meeting last night with clubs proposal some major changes to league and championship structures.
1. Div 1 = SFC , DiV 2 = IFC   DiV 3 = JFC
relegation play offs for losing teams in championship
Losing club relegated.  League football  no bearing on outcome

And / or
Div 2 / 3 winners promoted
Runners up playoff with 2nd bottom team

Proposals to be discussed at next county committee meeting

My only thing being that i think the championship winner should get promotion so the following year they are playing a grade up. ie if you win JFC you also get promotion to Div 2, if its the same team that win the league then the next team down gets promotion also.

Not every manager is shouting against trying the new rules..

Limerick football manager Billy Lee believes the proposed rule changes ďdeserve a chanceĒ.

While most other managers seem to be slamming the latest collection of experimental rules, Lee offered some support following his sideís McGrath Cup semi-final defeat to Cork:

ďI think they are worth looking at. I know a lot of people are anti these experimental rules, but it depends on the style of football your team play. If you play a running game, you are going to be against them,Ē he told The Irish Examiner.

ďAgainst Cork, we didnít see any black cards. The kick-out is only being taken seven metres further out and how many sideline kicks would you normally have in a game? The three-handpass rule, Iíve no problem with that.

ďThese rules deserve a chance. At least we are trying to improve the quality of the product. Every manager is going to worry about his own county and thatís absolutely right. I havenít heard the referees giving out about anything and yet I see a lot of people talking about referees. Letís see how the rules unfold over a period of time.Ē

Managers opinions shouldn't be considered*

*except those that agree with the new rules

No thats not the point, the point is that maybe not all managers are against them. I still don't think it should be their decision as they have a vested interest.

Surely we all have a vested interest in our sport?

To just discount managers opinions is completely ridiculous.
Certainly they have to be balanced alongside players / supporters etc, but they have a valuable input to give.
They will be the ones devising game plans to fully exploit or nullify the effects of any rule change so their views are key in getting something workable

I am not getting paid for results in the GAA while managers are. The majority of them are concerned that the new rules will put their game plans back and are not overly concerned with the state of the game for the supporter. Thats what I think and god help me Martin Brehony agrees with me...

Beware of the propaganda war
We are being openly bombarded by claims that limiting the handpass to three as part of the experimental rules is reducing goal chances.

Tales of flowing moves taking players into goal-scoring areas, only to be thwarted by not being allowed a fourth or fifth handpass are being peddled so loudly that those of a suspicious disposition might get the whiff of collusion.

After all, if the new rules can be portrayed as evil goal-killers, it will greatly strengthen the case for those who want them scrapped before the start of the Allianz League.

Hopefully, the transparent stunt will be seen for what it really is: an attempt to spark a panic reaction based on a small number of games with below-strength teams.

If the handpass experiment is to be meaningful, it must be retained for the 116-match league programme, after which a fully informed  analysis of its impact can be made. This is no time to bow to managers and their vested interests.

Eh?! The media, propaganda, inter county managers ! The bit in bold, it's the ordinary everyday supporter on here making up his or her mind on what they have seen to date, you know thinking for themselves. The 3 handpass rule is a complete an utter hames. There is not a hope in hell of it being retained for the league.

we hope thats the case, the way things are going i wouldnt be surprised

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:49:08 AM »
Anyone watch Sunderland Til I did? Behind the scenes from last season when they got relegated to league 1.

yeah, really enjoyed it, was pretty raw and was fascinating seeing the goings on at a dysfunctional club, found it a better watch than the Man City one although Pep gave more access to the dressing room etc than the Sunderland managers did.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:57:18 AM »
Surely weíd be better buying a lower league English conference team, send young players down there and also a project to start getting up the leagues and sure ya never know what could happen ???


Okay, one step at a time I guess... explain how the handpass rule discourages Donegal from "sitting deep"?

Exactly, it doesnít, it actively encourages it, as you know if you mark the space that at some stage theyíre gonna have to kick the ball therefore giving a chance for an interception. Surely thatís quite obvious, the hand pass rule 100% favours the defending team.

Was listening to talk sport this morning and big Sam was on and he made a good point regards soccer at the minute, he said everyone thinks thereís only one way to play and thatís the Man City Liverpool way.he said it was dangerous in that you need to play to your strengths, the problem with Gaelic football is that everyone took the Jim mcguiness Donegal model which took at the time an unfancied team to all Ireland. I think it takes different styles, like soccer itíll go full circle, we canít just change rules because we want football played a certain way, managers will always set their game plan to utilise their players to the rules

surely these rules will get canned before the league, no way can they plough on with them

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: January 03, 2019, 04:48:32 PM »

Some signing for the Gers.

Rodgers may put the foot down with the Celtic Board now. They were outclassed last week. Defoe, albeit 36 years old will be lethal in the SPL!

Defoe is on nearly 100k a week at Bournemouth, even if they pay half his wages thatís out of their price range, clearly no lessons learned in govan, also smells like moreles must be going

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: December 30, 2018, 10:41:02 AM »
Just finished season one of sneaky Pete on amazon prime, quite enjoyable, the main character in it is quite good and the story line decent. Thereís a second season but dunno if itíll be anywhere near as good but Iíll prob give it a go anyway

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