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General discussion / Re: Worst Chat Up Lines Ever!
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:07:50 AM »
Suitor: Can I smell your fanny??
Lady: No f**k off
Suitor: Oh right, must be your feet then.

My favourite from the days of the teenage Disco was the old tap and point... tap some blade on the shoulder point at your friend and with a nod or a shake you knew the answer. Once she blew the friend out you point at yourself and you're almost guaranteed! They seem to respect the fact that you asked them yourself :D

GAA Discussion / Re: Doire -v- Tir Eoghain - 5th April 2008
« on: April 01, 2008, 03:30:49 PM »
Very interesting Derry keeper there. No surprises to see (0-0) after R Rocks either.
:D :D

I'd say Rocks was lucky to get 0-0 too ! He had two feet like corkscrews!  ;)

Derry to hammer the bitter ones by 23 points in the next league game.

Tyronies don't listen to him he predicted that against Galway as well and look what happened there.

We're an awful team, Tyrone are far superior... All Ireland winners at every grade. Us Derry boys should just count ourselves lucky to grace the same field as youse. If I was PC I wouldn't field a team it will be a one way street. Tyrone by 25 points easy.

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: April 01, 2008, 03:26:12 PM »
if we don't have the particular players for certain positions you have to devise a system of play that will play to your strengths,i still think hinphey lacks the pace required for county standard and to move him to centre back to full the hole and play as a sitting centre back requires serious discipline which is one of his biggest problems,i know as crazy as it might sound but doc would be a fantastic centre back but unfortunately we don't have the luxury to do that and i still think wee mick would be even better at wing half with o'kane on the other side but i can never see that happening.
Doc has played well at CHB in the past but yes, we cant afford to play him there.
We need a creative solution for that CHB problem - but think there is more chance of us onthe board coming up with something than the current Derry management (or county board, or max, or screenexile !)

Screw you Hobo!

I have a wonderous solution that should keep everyone happy! GET MCCUSKER IN THERE!

He is strong, is getting more mobile with every game, has good distribution, good defender, he's an imposing figure there and makes boys think twice about running through the middle and he is capable of attacking with flair and creativity I even think he made his debut for Derry at No. 10... get him in there and put McCloy back into FB. I think that is definitely our answer.

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: April 01, 2008, 12:12:44 PM »
Rough guess on the score L.B, 2. 12 to 11, 2 goals comin at the very end.
Yes i was playin, or should i say, standin on!!!

I was reading between the lines. He's a modest soul our Ronan  :D :D

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: April 01, 2008, 11:38:00 AM »
LMAO! Good man Hoof... as if that happened! Anyway how can big Ronan play for the 3rds when he was apparently starring for the Seniors in their win over Slaughtneil.

Is there a rule about playing Larkin and Graham Cup in the same season? I see another case for the DRA here! Not that I'm worried I just hope my back pocket is big enough for him to jump into;)

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: April 01, 2008, 11:10:34 AM »
No idea just got a text this morning saying the County Board called the game off. It may be something to do with the fact it's a home match for us and our floodlights aren't quite ready yet but I'm just guessing.

General discussion / Re: English Premier League Best in World?
« on: April 01, 2008, 11:02:47 AM »

At the moment it is:
1) Look at the English teams success in the champions league over the last number of years.
2) Same goes for the UEFA cup (proving depth to the league - ie not just the top 4)
3) Usually the most exciting competitive games you'll see anywhere.... Have you ever fallen asleep watching Serie A, the Bundesliga or the Dutch s**te? - I HAVE!!! The only league that close is Le Lega.
4) Best players in the world want to play there (...mostly for the money of course)
5) The money

1) As I have said.... 2 dodgy enough wins in 24 years.
2) UEFA Cup is the same. 2 English teams have won it in the last 24 years!
3) Exciting doesn't necessarily mean quality and I have fallen asleep watching Chelsea Liverpool games in recent times.
4) IMO Ronaldo is the best at the minute but Ronaldinho, Messi, Kaka, Robinho don't want to play there and Henry and Van Nistlerooy both left when they were playing great football.
5) Because the league has money it is the best in the world?

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: April 01, 2008, 10:38:13 AM »
Oh God I nearly forgot to tell everyone the Graham Cup match between Screen Reserve's and Bellaghy III's tonight is off. Hopefully that will save a lot of unnecessary travelling for people as I think a big crowd was expected. Fair play to the County Board for giving good warning to people. Well done! ;D

General discussion / English Premier League Best in World?
« on: April 01, 2008, 10:34:15 AM »
I read this article in the BBC:

Premier League conquering Europe

By Ian Hughes

This season there are four teams from the same country in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time ever.

While Italy, Germany, Spain and Turkey have to make do with one side each, the Premier League's big four have all made it through.

The progress of Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea has shown the strength of the Premier League - and with two of them drawn together, England is guaranteed at least one semi-finalist.

Never before has one country dominated to such an extent, so why and how has it happened? And will it continue?
Arsenal v Liverpool
Roma v Man Utd
Fenerbahce v Chelsea
Schalke 04 v Barcelona

If so, what does it mean for other leagues around Europe, as the best players head for the Premier League in large numbers every summer?

And could the future of the Champions League be under threat if this trend continues?

BBC Sport asked three men with a vast amount of experience and knowledge of European football to give their verdicts:

Marcel Desailly, who won the Champions League twice with Marseille and with AC Milan and also has experience of the Premier League after spending six years at Chelsea

Jesper Blomqvist, who also has a Champions League winners' medal from his time at Manchester United. The Swede also played in Italy with AC Milan

Ferran Serrano, the vice-president of Spanish giants Barcelona, who won the Champions League in 2006.


Blomqvist: The top clubs in the Premier League have found an excellent mix of the English mentality - the attitude, energy and high-tempo game - with the superior technical skills of the foreign players, and the tactical knowledge of the foreign coaches.

Those elements are giving the Premier League the edge.

Desailly: When the likes of Gianfranco Zola and Eric Cantona came to England in the 1990s the clubs took a more serious tactical approach and they are now able to play at the European level.

The technique was already there, the speed of the game was already there, but tactically they are now clever enough to cope with any opposition.

Also, you have four major teams who have the capacity to qualify for the Champions League.

The league is at a level where there is no space for them all to win the title so these teams have more concentration on winning the Champions League. Take Liverpool - they struggle in the league every year, so they concentrate on the Champions League.

Serrano: These things happen from time to time. Five or six years ago the Spanish teams dominated the Champions League.

However, since there is a strong correlation between the amount of money spent on players' salaries and results, it is fair to say that the Premier League (the biggest league in Europe in terms of revenues - double the size of Spain, France, Italy or Germany) is bound to have more teams winning in the competition.


Desailly: Money does play a part. But remember there is also money at Inter Milan, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona - they have that capacity at any time to splash any kind of amount on salaries.

However, you can see the huge potential and interest of foreign owners who want to establish themselves in England with football clubs. In Italy it is different, you cannot buy AC Milan or many of the other clubs because they are not on the market. But the fact that they are available in England motivates these people.

Blomqvist: The Premier League is offering really good money at the moment, and the other leagues are perhaps struggling to match that - particularly in Italy, where the top sides are struggling to hang on to the best Italian players.

So, the really good players are going to play in England right now. Money is a big factor, but it is not the whole reason for the Premier League's domination.

Serrano: Not entirely. The difference in revenues between the Premier League and other leagues has been like this for years.

But the fact that now there are more foreigners playing in England makes the style of play a bit more European and makes the English teams more competitive in the Champions League.


Blomqvist: Yes, I think that the resources that the Premier League has at the moment means that more foreign players will be heading for England.

And, also, the best players want to compete in the Champions League and the best players will go to England because they know they can go far there.

Serrano: I believe that foreign players will continue to move to England. The Premier League will continue its global projection, attract more revenue and therefore be able to spend more money on players.


Blomqvist: It is a big problem for the England team. There are not enough good players coming through, and when you look at the top clubs there are not many Englishmen playing in the first team.

To alter things would require a complete change of philosophy and big changes throughout all levels in England.

Serrano: I am not sure much can be done about the England team - they may just have to live with it.


Serrano: No, you must have free competition, in a free market. As for the format of the Champions League, the only improvement that can be made is to go back to the old two group stages format.

Blomqvist: The best teams that are left in the competition are there on merit and that is how it should be. I don't believe one country will dominate completely, anyway.

But if it did happen, then I think it would be devastating for the competition, not only in a football sense, but other factors like the TV rights would be affected.

Desailly: English clubs will not dominate. You have to consider Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Juventus and many other teams.

Yes, England are doing well but when you look at the likes of these teams and the quantity of trophies they have won, you see their history of winning European titles.


Desailly: In terms of the level of interest and supporters, we can say yes, the English league is the best. It can be more interesting, is quicker, and has more players who want to play and show they are the best.

However, if you talk with the Italians they would tell you that Serie A is the best league. The only difference is that the Premier League has a global following. I think that, tactically, the gap is not so big between England, Spain and Italy.

Blomqvist: I think Spain is as strong as it has ever been but possibly Italy may be suffering a bit economically and struggling to keep its best players. Perhaps not at the very top, but I feel Serie A is weaker and has gone backwards a bit.

In the Premier League, the combination of the English way of playing with the more tactical parts and technical parts from Europe and South America makes it very, very strong.

Serrano: I would say that the Premier League has certainly been the best-managed league in the last 10 years.

I hate all this Premier League is the best in the world and English teams domination of Europe crap! English teams have won the European Cup twice in the last 24 years! Also, let's be honest here they were freak occurances as it could be argued that both Man Utd's and Liverpool's comebacks in those finals will rarely happen!

Ok of course English teams are doing well this year but I think all this domination crap is a bit much. I would be surprised if Utd. or Arsenal don't win but to talk about English domination of the competition is ludicrous when you consider that with England's 2 wins in 24 years AC Milan have won the Cup 5 times, Juve twice, Real 3 times, Barca twice also... it's a pure joke!

English domination of the European Cup ended in 1984 after they won 7 out of 8 European Cups and English clubs will not dominate the competition again until they win a few more within a decent space of time!

As for the Premier League being the best in the world what a load of nonsense. Outside the top 4 it is utter tripe as can be witnessed by English teams involvement in the UEFA Cup final stages or lack of English involvement I should say.

Anyway I just thought I would put it out there... my own opinion would be the same as Desailly's who is basically saying that in terms of hype and interest the Premier League is the best but when talking about overall quality Spain and Italy are better.

End of Rant :D

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: April 01, 2008, 09:06:13 AM »
Ballinderry by 1. Entertaining game in bad consitions with neither side at full strength with Screen winning for most of the game through until the last few minutes when Ballinderry's composure saw them through. Collie Devlin and Wilkinson were playing for the Shamrocks with Devlin getting a good few scores. Good run out for both teams really but it's still only the Larkin Cup. I think everyone just wishes the league was started at this stage. To be fair I don't see why it hasn't started as we'll more than likely be having playoff games in December again at this stage!

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 31, 2008, 10:41:37 PM »
I think Crozier doesnt think the U 21s are important enough, why put 2 Derry matches on in the same day, also can I say that the Derry U21s are going to be the Senior team in a few years time.
U21s are just as important as the Seniors, the team has to feel important, but crozier isnt make that happen.

I was at the Derry U21 Semi Final last week, and I was disappointed to see few Derry supporters, no matter how far away it is or the weather conditions, no excuse.

The Derry U21s are going to make some Senior team, the whole team gets along and every1 gets a chance to get put on.

What happen to the BRADLEYS on Sunday!!! I think other forwards should get a chance...

I think Enda Lynn is a class player, wait and see him in a fews years time, hes by far the fastest forward I ever seen.  Paddy Bradley is alright, but wouldnt you if you kept getting the ball handed to you. Hes over graded.

Anyone who says Lynn isnt good, then ther just jealous, Hes a strong fella and also can I clear up that in FACT I KNOW HE DOESNT DRINK MUCH, ONCE A FUCKIN YEAR.

Bradleys are out fighting every weekend!!!

Two posts probably containing the most nonsense I've ever read.... if you haven't anything useful to say then don't say anything at all!!

General discussion / Re: Interview Presentation - Tips?
« on: March 31, 2008, 04:51:40 PM »
What topic is the presentation on? What kind of interview is it? Do you have powerpoint available?

My top tips would be for any generic presentation would be:

1. Be Confident
2. Know your subject inside out for questioning
3. If possible talk from your head, of course plan what you will say but reading from detailed notes or cue cards can be a real turn off
4. Use powerpoint if possible. Even if an electronic projector isn't available prepare your presentation on powerpoint and print them on acetates if you only have an overhead projector.
5. When using powerpoint do not over elaborate your presentation. Use a simple background and a simple animation to bring up the points on the screen... anything else distracts the listener from your presentation.
6. Make eye contat if possible, if not keep your head up and fixed on a point at the back of the room.
7. Be enthusiastic about your subject as it helps keep the listener engaged.

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 31, 2008, 03:34:21 PM »

Derry (v Galway): John Deighan, Kevin McGuckin, Kevin McCloy (Capt.), Francis McEldowney, Liam Hinphey, Michael McBride, Michael McIver, Enda Muldoon, James Conway, Mark Lynch, Paul Murphy, Barry McGoldrick, Conleith Gilligan, Patrick Bradley, Eoin Bradley.
Subs: Barry Gillis, Paul Cartin, Colin Devlin, Joe Diver, Fergal Doherty, Michael Friel, Joe Keenan, Sean M Lockhart, Enda Lynn, Niall McCusker, Ciaran Mullan, Paul O'Hea, Eunan O'Kane, Gerard O'Kane, Raymond Wilkinson.

Only Lynn is on both squads at the minute but yeah there's no excuse as to why the games can't be on different days!

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 31, 2008, 03:19:17 PM »
In fairness WKT I don't think any of our U21 players have been involved in the senior setup this far so none of them will be called in for the Senior match on Saturday evening. Out management is involved in both matches though.

GAA Discussion / Re: Galway verses Derry
« on: March 31, 2008, 03:15:28 PM »
Interetsing how the Derry boys are going to get a new manager in to replace Crozier, based on yesterday's (admittedly gutless and inept) performance.

However IMHO there is no-one who would do a better job. Barton has done nothing to warrant mention, yet he is still a much better option than Cassidy would be (who has done even less).

One thing for sure though, you would need to hold on to your multi-millionaire, racing horse owning, Ferrari driving county chairman, because neither of those two boyos would come cheap.

I know you're not usually one for getting the facts wrong SS2 but as far as I am aware Cassidy has won a County Senior Cship, took a relatively limited team to within touching distance of a second and also won a Tyrone U21 cship with Loughmacrory... Has Barton won anything apart from an All Ireland 7s?

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