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« on: June 09, 2012, 02:45:34 PM »
I do.

« on: June 09, 2012, 02:12:44 PM »
It certainly would have came out a lot better for Wallace if he had have said what he said in his latest statement initially.  There's a quare difference in saying you asked RTE to lose a tape compared to asking them did they record the full incident in which one of your players is abused by the opposing manager.  In hindsight he maybe would have been better saying nothing at all!

All in all it seems that Wallace was a good coach but terrible at handling the media and players/background staff.  Some people make great coaches but that's where they should leave it, take a good session and that's about all the input they need.  It's a much different role stepping up to be the top dog.  His heart seemed to be in the right place but he seemed to have a funny way of doing things and this ultimately came back to bite him in the ass.

My tuppence worth anyway...

General discussion / Re: IFA begging Ireland players to play for them
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:08:33 PM »
If there was to be a merge, would one of the North's players get a run out at all for the All-Ireland team?  The only one I would think that has half a chance would be Steve Davis but outside that I wouldn't have one of them near it, maybe Jonny Evans at a push.

Northern Ireland fans have to realise that these young lads who they pick up from around the North at 13-16 just want to play football and see it as a great chance to play football professionally, a shop window if you like.  I'm pretty sure that 99% of all Catholics in Northern Ireland would support the Republic and so if the option arises to play for the Republic at a later stage then you can see why they make the switch.

On another note was there not a player, I think it was Alex Bruce, who was due to play for the Republic but was then hoovered up by the North and made the switch the other road?  Surely if there's such a song and dance about the whole switching to the Republic thing then you stick to your principles and don't do the exact same thing yourself?  Or is it OK because themuns were doing it as well?

General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: May 27, 2012, 11:29:13 AM »
Froch very impressive and a refreshing boxer who doesn't seem to pick and choose who he fights. In reality Bute hadn't fought anyone of real note and was found out at world class level. A bit like Amir Khan I think, win handy fights well but not good enough for the very top level, hopefully he's found out again shortly as well!

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: May 26, 2012, 09:00:14 PM »
Screen beat the Watties 2-15 to 1-3. I thought this was a new dawn for the Watties who were going to make an assault on the John McLaughlin this year or next. They'll be getting assaulted in Foreglen in division two quicker at this rate!?!

Turning into a real farce unfortunately.  It's bound to be the worst feeling in the world being at a trial for the murder of your wife/sister/relative and there's bastards laughing in the public gallery.

When the public of Mauritius seem more concerned about their tourist industry than a murder of an innocent visitor to one of their hotels there is something badly wrong.  Hopefully it puts people off visiting places like this in the future, I certainly wouldn't entertain the idea.  Too many characters not to be trusted in these places which generally draw their employees from poorer areas of the island who are subsequently surrounded by people on holiday with money and possessions which they obviously see as easy pickings.

Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: May 23, 2012, 03:04:17 PM »
A weekend away for the craic. Sure its great for the kids.

Derry won't be fit enough to match Donegal's system or style of play.  Donegal will slowly etch up a 3-4 point lead which won't be relinquished, if Donegal score a goal to go three or four points up we're fucked.  They'll crowd out the defence and Derry won't be able to break it down as has been the case for the past decade when anyone plays a blanket defence against Derry.

There's a few ways Derry can win this.  Nail a few of Donegal's key runners early on.  Judging from last weekends match Derry will need to put a Joe Diver or Patsy Bradley shaped hole in Mark McHugh, Karl Lacey and maybe Frank McGlynn - all three seemed to be all over the pitch against Cavan for about 50 minutes of the game by which stage it was over.  Dublin removed Lacey last year and Donegal weren't as effective.  Cynical, but it'll be interesting to see how well a few boys would run up and down the pitch after being emptied, dead legs, etc.

All in all though I think Donegal will win handy enough by 4-5 points unless Derry get very cynical or have got a lot fitter since the league stages.

General discussion / Re: Champions League 2011/12
« on: May 21, 2012, 12:16:45 PM »
Has no-one ever noticed that Keane and Scholes are two boring c***ts?
WTF has that got to do with anything?

They just seem to be two grumpy old characters who stay away from the limelight and seem quite boring in general in my opinion.  Nothing wrong with that, just that they're rather boring, that's all.

Whilst you can't argue that Terry is a bit of a knob and his a long list of misdemeanour's, I just don't see the problem with him getting togged out to lift a trophy.  If anyone else done it (like the three or four other Chelsea players) there wouldn't have been a word about it. 

General discussion / Re: Champions League 2011/12
« on: May 21, 2012, 09:34:58 AM »
In much the same way as Donegal won Ulster last year, they don't give a shite what their football looks like.  As long as they're sitting with the trophy come the end of the year, that's all that matters.

It's hard to watch, but if it's effective and Chelsea win the Champions League over the head of it then fair play to them.  Some dung being spewed online about the way Scholes and Keane behaved compared to Terry after not playing any part in their CL final.  Has no-one ever noticed that Keane and Scholes are two boring c***ts? And if memory serves me right I remember them lifting it in their grey suits flanked by the rest of the team anyway.

General discussion / Re: Willie Frazer and FAIR
« on: May 17, 2012, 11:39:46 PM »
The most staggering thing is that up until his funding was cut this balloon was getting funding for his projects, something in the region of 800k if I remember rightly.

There's something badly wrong with the systems we have in place if we've handed out nearly 1m to an idiot like Frazer.

General discussion / Re: excessive punishment for abusive tweeter?
« on: May 11, 2012, 03:00:59 PM »
Och thanks Ziggy, that means a lot to me.  ;)

General discussion / Re: excessive punishment for abusive tweeter?
« on: May 10, 2012, 08:55:19 PM »
The thing I can't understand is how you can jail a drunk student for making a stupid racist remark on Twitter but you have the England captain, John Terry, caught on live TV calling a fellow professional a black **** or something to that affect.

The student is jailed in a matter of days but handily enough Terry gets his case put back to the end of a major football competition a few months away, the result of which remains to be seen.

I'm sure there are hundreds/thousands of people bullied and racially abused on Twitter and Facebook every day, does this not set a precedent where every piece of racist abuse online should be met with a custodial sentence?   Seems very OTT to me...

General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:14:33 AM »
If the ref hadn't have jumped in and gave him that ten seconds to recover he would have been cleaned out. You can't stand with your hands down at that level, it only takes one slap. Long way back now for Dudey.

General discussion / Re: Clerical abuse!
« on: May 04, 2012, 09:12:09 AM »
Maybe slightly off point here but does anyone think that they changed some of the prayers at mass to try and re-brand the church to an extent after all the negative media stories?

Some of the changes are ridiculous and there seems to be a word or two changed here or there for the sake of changing it.  I just don't see the point in the changes and they seemed to start happening after the negative press they received.

There's still always some crater gets it wrong every Sunday:

'The Lord be with you'
'And also with you. Crap, and with you're spirit, sorry Father.'

Load of balls.

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