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GAA Discussion / Re: Doire v Tir Eoghain, Sun 28th May @2pm
« Last post by Rossfan on Today at 12:26:52 PM »
Tyrone by 7.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Doire v Tir Eoghain, Sun 28th May @2pm
« Last post by theticklemister on Today at 12:16:47 PM »
back in the bad old days of them sending you out with 100 programs and you returning with no programs and 14 are well gone.

brandywell and bluebell are the same side so i assume no difference.

The terrace must now be segregated...............probably because of you f**king Tyronies!!!!!!!!!
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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« Last post by dclane on Today at 12:14:05 PM »
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Anyone involved with United referring to it as a treble needs a good slap. 1999 is the benchmark.

Yes, but I doubt it'll ever be done again. Most teams, including United, would consider Liverpool's treble as a fantastic season.

Any season that ends with 3 trophies could be considered fantastic but any real supporter would trade all 3 for a league title at the drop of a hat.
What exactly is a 'real' supporter?
I often hear this term thrown around but what exactly defines if someone is a real supporter or not?
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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« Last post by Minder on Today at 12:07:24 PM »
Do you really think Mayhem, Johnson etc are competent?

One of Corbyns aides told MPs canvassing not to mention Corbyn when on the doorstep as he was too toxic, that's almost unheard of I would have thought
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GAA Discussion / Re: Doire v Tir Eoghain, Sun 28th May @2pm
« Last post by WT4E on Today at 12:03:09 PM »
Can someone explain the tickets to me some of the tickets say brandywell terrace and others say brandywell/blue bell terrace. Is there a difference? I thought when I where not in the seated area u could go where I wanted on terrace?
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GAA Discussion / Re: Benny Flynn
« Last post by Il Bomber Destro on Today at 11:53:32 AM »
The fact that this runs to 7 pages speaks for itself. Apart my own county  , Mayo is the team I want most to win an all-Ireland, but I think It's blatantly obvious that Mayo are missing something. To dismiss Bernie Flynn's comments portrays an arrogance and lack of respect for a player who has been there and done that. He was most exciting forward in a Meath team that reclaimed Sam after many years in the doldrums- so he knows what he's talking about. Mayo have been an unnoticed victim of the current provincial structure. Connacht is arguably the easiest province to win and statistics show that Mayo footballers are virtually guaranteed silverware every couple of years. As a result It would be easy for a Mayo footballer to get overvalued ideas about their own status. There is something seriously amiss with Mayo's inability to win the top prize. I think at a coaching level overall they need to ask why they don't produce enough exciting flair forwards( like Bernie Flynn, Micky linden, Peter caravan, Colm cooper, Bernard brogan) . Also as a county, do they lack that singleminded ruthlessness to claim Sam. Have they the humility required to realise they have to keep their heads down and their mouths shut until they actually secure the ultimate prize. I don't agree with personal attacks on amateur players, but I think The likes of Aodhan O'shea could look at Michael Murphy , for example, who despite having sublime talent was prepared to sacrifice elements of his own game to win Sam. Mayo supporters on here would be better advised to analyse why they can't win all-irelands rather than being over-sensitive and over-protective of their players. Ironically many of those supporters did not extend that sensitivity and protection for previous managers , who appear to have been treated very harshly.

Fully agree with this.

As I said earlier, it always seems to be the external factors that are the root cause for Mayo failures, in their eyes - media targeting Keegan, Limerick, Cormac Reilly, Connolly getting off on appeal etc. Apart from 2012 where they were beaten quite comfortably, they have been there or thereabouts in finals/semi-finals but just haven't finished the job. Against a Dublin side in 2013 who were down to 13 men effectively in the dying minutes and with Mayo in touching distance, they failed to take advantage of it. Twice against Kerry in 2014 they failed to close it out, 2015 against Dublin, they had the replay in their hands with about 20 minutes to go but crumbled. Last year they had the replay in their hands but crumbled again. That is where the introspection is needed, it needs to be internal and it needs to be focused on why this group of players have consistently pushed the self destruct button when in the driving seat - not managers, media, referees or venue choices but what this bunch of players must focus on and improve on when the games come to the crunch.

You can't control the external factors and it's the same with O'Shea here, rather that they myopic cribbing about poor Aidan O'Shea being picked on, Mayo people should be asking what can O'Shea do to stop this. For a start, keeping his head down and mouth shut would be a start, improving his on the pitch performances and respecting the function of the management team should suffice. Introspection seems to absent in Mayo though.
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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« Last post by Rossfan on Today at 11:50:19 AM »
Do you really think Mayhem, Johnson etc are competent?
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GAA Discussion / Re: Benny Flynn
« Last post by Il Bomber Destro on Today at 11:38:42 AM »
Let it go Bomber.Go for a long walk somewhere and stop ruining this thread

I'm not ruining the thread, I'm putting a side of an argument out there that is based in logic and fact. There was some merit in what Flynn was saying about O'Shea, he does see himself as above the team. The publicity he brings to the Mayo team is counter productive for the team. A player who isn't delivering on the pitch yet orchestrates the removal of a management team over a petty slight is not going to sit well with a lot of GAA people.

It was out of order what he did and the blind defence of him on here is risible. He is not above criticism, nor should he, of all players, be.
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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Last post by Aaron Boone on Today at 11:35:28 AM »
Brendan has been brilliant for Celtic this season. The club hierarchy know they have a top man at the helm.
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Laois / Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
« Last post by finbar o tool on Today at 11:32:40 AM »
i dont think we will be lacking in drive and intensity Sunday, but if we can get our decision making right under pressure, and cut off supply to Chin, then we could rattle Wexford.
Wexford will want to stop big runs from Purcell and we have to be prepared for that. I can see Picky switching with Willie Dunphy early on to support Purcells runs, and if we can be clever with our possession and feed Foyle with Purcell continuing his run without the ball we could get a few goal chances which will be a very important factor. We need Downey and Aaron Dunphy on form on the day too. Our backs will hold up fairly well but we need to keep the pressure on at the other end or Wexford will pull away with 10/15 minutes to go.
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