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Football is a total mess. It needs fundamental reform with money the focus.
A second tier may or may not work. It depends on whether or not the GAA is arsed. I think the Feng shui in Croke Park is dreadful.

GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 18, 2018, 03:36:48 PM »
Was there nobody in the co board who could put a bit of smacht on the situation before it blew up? It sounds completely polarised now.

General discussion / Re: Christmas markets in Europe
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:48:21 PM »
Strasbourg and Mulhouse in Alsace are good as well

Longford / Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:03:27 AM »
Abbeylara are in their third final in a row by my calculations. They have to win this time. The psychology must be fascinating. Otherwise it’s the Mayo/Clann na nGael model.

GAA Discussion / Re: Paul Kimmage interviews Sean Cavanagh
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:43:35 AM »
Peter Canavan believes there is an 'agenda' against the Red Hand county

"I do believe that Tyrone are on the receiving end whenever there is negativity attached to gaelic games. It appears to be pointed up in this direction pretty quickly. I would say there is an agenda going on in that regard," he said.

There is an academic explanation for how Tyrone do it. Caravan whining is par for the course.
“Tight cultures have strong norms and little tolerance for deviance, while loose cultures are the opposite.

A discovery I and my team published in Science is that the strength of a culture’s norms isn’t random. Though they were separated by miles, and in some cases centuries, tight cultures as diverse as Sparta and Singapore have something in common: each faced (or faces) a high degree of threat, whether from Mother Nature – disasters, diseases, and food scarcity – or human nature – the chaos caused by invasions and internal conflicts.

Analysing hundreds of hunter-gatherer groups, as well as nation-states including the Aztecs and Incas, we found that cultures that experienced existential threats, such as famine and warfare, favoured strong norms and autocratic leaders. Our computer models show a similar effect: threat leads to the evolution of tightness.”

General discussion / Re: Christmas markets in Europe
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:57:38 PM »
Vienna was class
It means nothing to me

I once had a dream about that back when I was younger. The song was playing and the news man announced the world was going to end and there was a white light and an explosion. Was surreal
That must have been scary. It is still a cracking song

General discussion / Re: Christmas markets in Europe
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:19:01 PM »
Vienna was class
It means nothing to me

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:41:07 PM »
Property prices in north of England may stagnate or even reduce in the event of a hard Brexit, but in south of England there are not enough houses to meet demand. I honestly don't know how the ordinary 5/8 person/family does it. Property where I live sells in less than 2 weeks, and it's crazy money.
London prices will fall when interest rates go up as they always do

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:15:40 PM »

Would love to see the assumptions used. Neoliberalism is a shit system if you want to grow demand.

Hurling Discussion / Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« on: September 14, 2018, 08:26:39 PM »
Limerick never won one. The rule seems to be that it goes to the all Ireland winner, unless someone from Waterford is in contention.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 14, 2018, 07:44:38 PM »
The UK is close to signing trade deals with Rockall, Ballyhaunis and Glenamaddy.

If it is money and population based there is no point in reinventing the wheel.
The money should go to existing distribution points in the Pale, namely Dundalk, Drogheda United, St Patrick’s Athletic, Bohemians, Shelbourne etc

There may be some problems with the style of football played but this shouldn’t be a deal breaker especially with short kick outs. Over time the hand pass could be phased out.

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