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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« Last post by Carmen Stateside on Today at 07:57:53 AM »
Haven't enjoyed reading a thread in so long  ;D
Poor poor side and a clueless manager.  Poch would be mad to take that circus
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General discussion / Re: Conspiracy Theories
« Last post by Eire90 on Today at 07:31:09 AM »
its only going to get bigger there were protests in dublin today
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General discussion / Re: Who’s Been Cancelled??
« Last post by Main Street on Today at 02:06:48 AM »
You guys watch far too much English tv.
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General discussion / Re: Time for a post-catholic Ireland
« Last post by Main Street on Today at 02:04:21 AM »
Fine article by Fr. Liam Power in the Waterford News and Star here

His columns are worth a read in general

Good to see progressive and reasonable voices like him in the Catholic Church

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FR LIAM POWER: THERE MUST BE LIMIT TO APPEASING ULTRA-CATHOLICS

https://waterford-news.ie/2020/09/15/fr-liam-power-there-must-be-limit-to-appeasing-ultra-catholics/#.X2O9PGhKg2w

Christ. Sad to see toxic American far-right ideology crossing the Atlantic. It still sounds stupid when I hear Irish people bleating about "liberals destroying our society," but god help us if those poisonous fact-averse ideas take hold in Ireland. Election results are heartening though. The Gemmaroids never seem to get much support when it comes to voting time and they usually lose their deposits.
Toxic far right ideology in Ireland is Irish  and wasn't imported here from the USA.
Gemma hasn't got the mass support because generally that particular conspiracy rhetoric she uses  doesn't resonate with the passive ordinary Irish racist and perhaps Islamophobia is not such a thing just yet. Peter Casey was much more cute when it came to tapping into Ireland's racism,  his poll went from 1% to 22% overnight.

Perhaps instead of Gemma, a right wing campaigner like Dana moaning about Travellers would have hit the richter scale of ultra right wing support.
 Being prejudiced/racist  against Travellers is acceptable in Ireland, it's so ingrained in the dna that it doesn't raise an eyebrow.

Do travellers as a whole have much will to better themselves and integrate with society as a whole?

I think a lot of the traveller rights group do their people too much of a disservice at times. There is definitely a racism element to travellers but surely they also need to take on board there is a sizable majority of their community who consistently let them down and without addressing that first of all its pointless
Your not very well developed thoughts on Travellers and the issues that effect them just support my expressed opinion that there's a high level of ignorance and prejudice about and against Travellers in Ireland.  Such attitudes are just mainstream in Ireland.  Just how ignorant would such attitudes be interpreted had they been directed towards native Americans, native Aborigines,  African Americans?
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Down / Re: Down GAA Championship 2020 Prediction Competition
« Last post by maldini on Today at 01:39:17 AM »
Fair play for the work that’s gone into that table there
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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Last post by maldini on Today at 01:37:19 AM »
County Final tomorrow , the biggest turn off in decades.

Zero interest in it with that club from The East against the weakest team ever to reach a final.

Thankfully this season is over and a very disappointing one , how that draw was made is unbelievable.

Just no buzz about 'Point or Newry and it is not good for Down.

Anyone else here feel such a damp squib the final is ?

Newry Town v Warrenpoint Town is what you’re longing for
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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« Last post by Cunny Funt on Today at 12:47:42 AM »
Utd are a big club with loads of money. But the biggest problem is Solskjaer. He is not going to attract a good quality of player. He appears like a Manager who got the job from a Lucky Bag!

Attracting is one thing delivering on transfer targets is another thing altogether.  LVG main targets weren't brought in and he didn't complain about it until he left. Jose for some of his transfers was given 3rd choice options and he complained like hell when manager. Both were a lot more high profile managers than the current one which highlights the problem is more deep rooted than the manager.


He took over Tim Sherwood's shambolic Tottenham team and turned them into title contenders in less than two years, and reached a Champions League final



69 league points under Sherwood was hardly shambolic. The 2015/16 season Spurs finished 3rd in a 2 horse race with 70 points with Leicester out of the blue winning the league.

Leading Spurs to the Champions league final was his highlight at the club though many seem to ignore his European record outside of that which included early exits in both the Champions league and Europa League.



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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Last post by Hoof Hearted on Today at 12:35:10 AM »
Can sympathise Milltown
Lost one 31 years ago
12 10
Still have sleepless nights about it
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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Last post by Milltown Row2 on Today at 12:25:18 AM »
The commentary in the minor game is so anti Cargin. Congratulations Cargin

Well maybe if you’d have stepped in and offered you’re services then we’d have a unbiased commentary  ;)

Fair play to the lads and giving us the game.

On the game, so many poor decisions and bad handling.. some going at Cargin now

“Poor decisions” are you digging out one of your colleagues??

Eh?

Poor decisions by the players !!

I didn’t mention the ref

Apologies MR2, I was asking the question not making an accusation.

On that point do you think St Brigids were denied a stonewall penalty?

I only watched last ten minutes of first half and the second half, I didn’t see penalty incident.

I seen plenty of St Brigids missing good opportunities to equalise, very wasteful when composure was needed. Lost a minor final myself, never forget a minute of that match, 32 years ago.
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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by GlenMan on September 19, 2020, 11:52:46 PM »
Disappointed with Gortin. The teams they beat such as Eglish and Greencastle would have made a better fist of it this evening than them imo.

Agreed. They went into the game trying to make it a battle - the only way they could have won tbh - but forgot all about playing football.

Having seen the tenacious, balanced football they'd played in their three games it was extremely disappointing to watch this evening.

Most of their Players didn't turn up which didn't help either! Majority were anonymous.
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