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Messages - David McKeown

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General discussion / Re: Dental Tourism
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:25:26 AM »
Iím not surprised people go away. I bust a tooth in a car accident last year and because of whatever way I bent it none of the first 10 or 11 dentists north and south I went to see would remove it without a General anaesthetic. So I had to go on a 2.5 year wait list for the Royal. Long story short I couldnít take the pain anymore and finally found a dentist in Belfast who cut it in half and got it out no bother. Bloody expensive mind.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:21:22 AM »
Fantasy football update says the AB was at practice and looks like he will be starting week 2 unless the league intervenes.

Yeah no one has ever been placed on the Commissioners Exempt list for a civil investigation apparently. Only criminal ones. I wonder was a complaint made to police and if not why not.

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General discussion / Re: Electric Cars. Real aternative or ego boosters?
« on: September 06, 2019, 09:06:01 PM »
Was there not an issue with how how batteries are made for EV. I remember reading a few years back that most were Nickel Cadium and the production process was so bad for the environment that you had to north of 100k to offset the carbon footprint of manufacturing the batteries. Is that still the case?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 01, 2019, 04:24:29 PM »
The only issue I have with the Cooper sending off is I think the second booking should have been back.

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General discussion / Re: Parking near RDS
« on: August 20, 2019, 09:10:34 PM »
I used to park at the local hockey club is it Pembroke wanderers? But last time I went it was full
And I ended up parking at the rugby club a few hundred years down the main road. Guards were stopping traffic for us to get out after the show and I was home in no time.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 09:26:11 PM »
The problem I had with that match was the referee once he give the free for the bust nose and spoke to the defender. By doing that he showed he had deemed it either deliberate or reckless and in either scenario it is a sending off. So by doing that what he did he has implicitly said to the players. This is an All Ireland final I am going to be lenient in my application of the rules. Tipperary clearly responded to that and their Ďcomebackí came as they upped the physicality after that decision.

Hogan then goes to do the player with a shoulder. The player steps back and Hogan instinctively tries to react to that and catches him in the head with the area between his shoulder and elbow. The charging in made it at least reckless but still far less dangerous than what had happened to him.

At this point the referee decides to hell with my earlier decision I am now going to apply the rules to a and send this player off. The game was over after that.

Yes Kilkenny should have adjusted tactically but they were now a forward down and they had got their early success from the feracious work rate of their forwards. Trying to do that a man down was never going to work against a team who can properly employ a sweeper.

To add to the frustration RTE were continually telling us that any contact to the head was to be a red card. Ignoring the fact that on at least two occasions it wasnít. Iím just frustrated because a potentially great game was ruined by inconsistent application of the rules. Taken in isolation the Hogan tackle was a red card and a stupid one at that but moments in games arenít taken in isolation.
The rule is, 'Deliberate high challenge'

Is it?  I thought the rule was that it was an offence To strike an opponent with a hurley, either with
force or causing injury. For which the punishment is a straight red card.

Again Iím not annoyed with Hoganís red. What I am annoyed with that having previously decided he wasnít going to apply rules on striking the ref then decided to apply it.  It was that inconsistency that ruined the game.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 06:28:21 PM »
The problem I had with that match was the referee once he give the free for the bust nose and spoke to the defender. By doing that he showed he had deemed it either deliberate or reckless and in either scenario it is a sending off. So by doing that what he did he has implicitly said to the players. This is an All Ireland final I am going to be lenient in my application of the rules. Tipperary clearly responded to that and their Ďcomebackí came as they upped the physicality after that decision.

Hogan then goes to do the player with a shoulder. The player steps back and Hogan instinctively tries to react to that and catches him in the head with the area between his shoulder and elbow. The charging in made it at least reckless but still far less dangerous than what had happened to him.

At this point the referee decides to hell with my earlier decision I am now going to apply the rules to a and send this player off. The game was over after that.

Yes Kilkenny should have adjusted tactically but they were now a forward down and they had got their early success from the feracious work rate of their forwards. Trying to do that a man down was never going to work against a team who can properly employ a sweeper.

To add to the frustration RTE were continually telling us that any contact to the head was to be a red card. Ignoring the fact that on at least two occasions it wasnít. Iím just frustrated because a potentially great game was ruined by inconsistent application of the rules. Taken in isolation the Hogan tackle was a red card and a stupid one at that but moments in games arenít taken in isolation.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:24:55 PM »
RTE donít even discuss the more obvious red

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:12:55 PM »
I thought it was a red but if the ref had already decided that striking to the head wasnít even a booking which he did by not booking the hurl to Hoganís head he had made a rod for his own back.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 18, 2019, 12:30:59 PM »
City bitching and moaning about the VAR. What do they want from VAR? Allow the goals we score but do't let other hand ball goals stand? If the boot was on the other foot and Spurs got a hand ball assisted goal City would be livid.

Itís not VAR itself, itís the ridiculous new handball rules.

I think itís both. VAR has created a hierarchy of rules and leads to potentially even more inconsistent decision making with a second referee basically making some crucial decisions whilst the new hand ball rule has gone too far to address the issues with the old rule.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:12:26 AM »
I feel sorry for Gough in all this because heís a fine referee. As I suggested after the Mayo v Donegal game though why does the GAA put him in this position if anything controversial happens in the game the allegations will flow which will be incredibly unfair. Interestingly the legal test for bias is not was a decision maker biased its could an impartial observer aware of all the facts rule out the possibility for bias. In other words the perception of potential bias is more important than actual bias. So whilst heís the best referee in the country and therefore should get the All Ireland final it may have been fairer for him not to get it and Iím not questioning his integrity there at all.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final Tickets
« on: August 12, 2019, 12:56:33 PM »
I attended every football final not including replays from 1993 to 2014. I then got married All Ireland weekend 2015.  I havenít been at a final since and have little interest in this years game. I really donít like the condensed calendar or Dublinís dominance.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:41:07 PM »
Should be two reds for Mayo

Yeah could have been multiple reds on both sides.  Thought Lane had a very poor game

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:30:37 PM »
Dublin are simply awesome.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« on: August 10, 2019, 05:50:32 PM »
Dublin could well be down to 12 men but Iíd worry about Mayoís ability to maintain the intensity.

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