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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 13, 2019, 05:58:34 PM »
do some laughing at you two last posters. Rogers chb,lol, head down carrying ball down the wing, not a foot pass in him at chb lol. He got cleaned out at FB yesterday. I think he is an average county full back, but he showed no aggression yesterday. Playing Fb for the nailers he was v aggressive to 'Star', where has that gone to.

Mc Shane is a supper player, played mf on a winning U21 All Ireland team, starred at FF for Tyrone in the league in D1, yes D1, going to be one of the players of the championship for Tyrone. The only thing that I will say in Bells defence is that we don't have many good kick passers of the ball to find his runs. Tadd is another version of Mattie Donnelly. A good players yes, plenty of spirit in him, but a ball carrier, we need a footballer playing with him.  The Tyrone's ones would tell you when Donnellye was out the filed, when he got the ball not a forward made a run as he carried the ball constantly, another reason why he was moved inside during this league

Our bench isn't strong enough, that needs addressed for next season. Meenagh is doing a decent job. Tyrone in 1st gear yesterday. Brolly is right, we had lost our soul. V slowly regaining it, but our underage teams should have our own managing them.
Rogers head down running is what set Sammy up for his point to put us in front. I was behind our keeper in the 2nd half and thought Rogers did OK on mcshane, chrissy would have been better man marking him.
Rogers will drive forward at pace and will get back again. For me, chrissy doesn't have those qualities. For me Rogers is underrated and chrissy overrated, that's not their fault though. It's just the type of players they are.

I don't think we were dead on our feet in last 10, I think Tyrone shifted up a gear in terms of intensity and we couldn't match that. There's a number of reasons for that, experience, playing div 4, a relatively new team.

Overall I was happy with the improvements made, but we're still a long way off a top 10 side. That's going to take time and we have to be patient.
It would be great to have conor glass and callum brown on that panel. Hopefully they return.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 13, 2019, 01:28:59 PM »
Any one else think there was a deliberate Tyrone tactic of systematically fouling the runner, dunno how many times Tad, and to a slightly lesser extent Lynn, were fouled, the CHB [for a punch] and Colm Cavanagh [3 bad fouls] were both lucky not to be lined.

I think it was a clear Tyrone tactic to slow down the attack until they could funnel men back. We played into their hands in this regard by slowing down our freekicks, mostly waiting till Chrissy got there to take it, it really slows our game down and in the majority of cases when he did take it, it was kicked backwards 15 metres, which quite frankly any player could do. You could see the point in Chrissy hitting these frees if he was doing something special with them but all this does is kill momentum as it takes a few seconds for him to get to the place where the free occurred, which is exactly what Tyrone wanted. It wouldn't surprise me if they hadn't factored fouling around that area of the pitch knowing that the free wouldn't be taken until Chrissy got there and that this would give them time to reset.

Whilst we played all right there was no going for the jugular which is what championship football should be about, there was a definite element of safety first about our play, if we slipped the leash we could def have given them a proper rattle.

Karl McKaigue, Paul McNeill, Enda Lynn, Tad and Shane McGuigan were all great for us, Emmett Bradley was decent too when he came in and all round I wouldn't be critical of anyone as we put in a huge effort on the day, though I would say Ryan Bell looked as if he was not fully fit.

Agree with most of that. Not sure why Chrissy has to do that.  A lot of looking to be on the ball and taking an extra touch that isn't really going anywhere and just slows it all down when maybe he should be looking the ball from the free to go forward.  One or two lads could do with bulking up to compete against the top level. Once or twice lads nearly ended up in the front row of the stand, although overall the fitness levels looked alright bar one or two who struggled late on. Unfortunately Ryan Bell has looked like that through out his days playing for Derry.  Is he going to be one of those lads everyone says if only about. The equal if not more talent than a McShane.

I've been saying on here for years that chrissy mckaigue slows us down too much. Even when he drives forward he'll inevitably play it back. He'll insist on hitting frees and play them backwards.
IMO, he's not a half back of county standard. I think he has the makings of a really good full back tasked with man marking. I'd have Rogers at CHB instead. Offers much more going forward.
Chrissy just isn't the player people say he is, IMO.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 12, 2019, 09:34:54 PM »
A better showing than expected, though Tyrone were off the boil a bit I feel.
Hard to understand why emmet Bradley didn't start, he was really good when he came in.
Cassidy was our best player I think, put in a serious shift, carried well and got back. Impressed by him.
Mcfaul has some engine too. Both him and Lynn took a lot of abuse from.

Karl mckaigue had a good game, chrissy I thought was poor.
Postie was a mixed bag. Very bad positioning for the goal, stood behind his own defender. He looks very lazy on the ball too, standing on the spot, toe tapping. Did make a good save and kickouts in The first half were good, but kickouts after the tyrone goal were awful.

We didn't embarrass ourselves. Played mostly as a team and generally defended well.
We struggle in attack though and really lack in terms of physique in comparison to Tyrone.

Tyrone very physically imposing and play on the edge of legality, but are experienced enough to get away with it.
Colm cavanagh still a dirty lump, harte doing his usual substituting before he hot sent off.

We have some good signs of improvement,
But we are still a long way off div 1 teams.
We can't fix everything overnight though and I hope we can continue to improve.

When is the first round of qualifiers?

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 12, 2019, 02:22:17 PM »
Cheers, wasn't able to go, but chance I'll get away now.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 12, 2019, 02:06:31 PM »
Anyone know if you can get tickets at the gate today?

General discussion / Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« on: April 30, 2019, 05:22:10 PM »
2 dragons are fine.  Lots could happen though.  Khalesi could turn on John or she could go mad.  Arya, Jaime or Tyrion have long been identified as the ones to take out Cersei.  Even questions over whether Arya is Arya anymore. Bran was useless, expected more from him - is he the lord of light?

Bran was useless. Where did he go?
Jon was a bit useless too.

I think Jaimie will kill Cersei and be killed in the process. And I think Jon will kill Dany as she's going mental and will try to kill him. When she dies the Dragons will die too.
Jon doesn't want to be king so wont tell anyone he's a Targ.
Leaving Gendry as the heir to the throne as the last Baratheon and Arya his queen. The kids will be brutal. Hotpie to get a job in the royal kitchens.
Sansa and Tyrion will shack up as wards of the north.
Bronn of the blackwater will show up to kill Tyrion, but realise he likes him too much so will stay in winterfell as there's a shortage of men now to satisfy the needs of all the whores.
Brienne will finally fall for Giantsbane.
Sam will take Gilly and the kid home and set up shop as lord of the manor.
Greyworm and Mesandre go travelling.
In an unpredictable twist, Podrick is going to shack up with Varys (who's not really a Eunuch, he was just pretending).
Bran is going to Warg into himself in the past whilst warging into himself in the future and get stuck in permanent warg mode.

I love all the theories and rumours going round about who is going to kill who and so on. Thought I'd have my own go at it.

You heard it here first. :)

GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Derry - Sunday 12th May - Omagh 4.00pm
« on: April 30, 2019, 01:32:13 PM »
If Tyrone were to play any Div3/4 team they would expect to win by at least 10 points.
Derry will want to perform as best they can and if they do, could keep the margin tighter than that.
That's the level we are at and the quality of players we have.
If we can keep it tight(ish), and get a decent qualifier run that's probably the best we can hope for from the Championship.

I still don't think Tyrone are at the same level as Dublin/Mayo, but will be too strong for us.

General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:29:58 AM »
Only saw the clapping in cinema's twice, both times in the states.
Independence day, after the President's speech before attacking the Aliens. ::)

Then in "We Were Soldiers" and all those pesky Vietnamese were cut down with mini guns.  >:(

Some American's are nuts.

General discussion / Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:22:23 AM »
Enjoyed it, thought it portrayed the chaos pretty well. However still felt somewhat unsatisfied, the ending of the Night King seemed contradictory to his abilities and annoyed me a bit as did all the major players surviving....still bloody hooked though...

Him surviving the dragon fire surprised me I must say although as with you I expected a few bigger names to be cut down at least one of the Starks and a Lannister!

The Melisandre thing confused me why was she coming from the North where had she been?

Does surviving the dragon fire confirm the theory that the night king was a Targaryen? The wee smirk he gave after that was very good.
I'd have liked to know a bit more about the red woman's back story myself. Where was she and what was she doing?
The only small gripe I had was that the night king turned out to be a bit too easy to kill. I'd have liked to see a few 1 on 1s with the White Walkers and maybe between Jon and the Night King.
But have to say, I thought it was a fantastic episode.

Not sure if Jon's dragon died? Is there any army left at all?

General discussion / Re: Cookstown Incident
« on: March 20, 2019, 06:51:22 PM »
Psni ballsed up there.
Yet plenty of people online had him hung drawn and quartered before he was de-arrested!

It goes to show, no-one should be pointing the finger of blame at anyone until all the facts are known.
Heresay and rumour are not facts, people on here talking about how much at fault the greenvale is. No-one knows if anyone was at fault, or if it's a case of a really bad accident.

General discussion / Re: Cookstown Incident
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:44:08 AM »
Kid drinking would have a lot to do with it.  Gross negligence may be the cause or may not, but its as likely that the cause was those who were pushing the crowd forward for what they probably thought was a bit of craic.

There's alot of nervous teenagers knowing full well what they did, waiting on a knock on the door.

I don't understand this train of thought.... in fact I think its disgusting/disgraceful. This is the type of rhetoric that was coming from the Sun news paper after the hillsborough disaster:

'drunken fans'
'people pushing at the back new they where killing people'

These children have been let down .... end of.

I know Mickey McElhatton to be a nice man and will be heartbroken about this... in my opinion he has been let down by his door staff.
While I think itís a bit early to be apportioning blame I donít think you can really compare what happened at Hillsborough to what happened in Cookstown. This incident was caused by young people shoving and pushing, and the chances are some if not all of them were drunk. See the young girls Facebook post which has gone viral.

Have to agree with this - now that's certainly not in any way saying the people who died tragically are in any way attributed to that.

Perhaps this is youthful immaturity got out of pushes, then another.....5 minutes later disaster? It could really be that simple.

Obviously final responsibility comes onto the Security Company and Venue. That's for the courts to decide if they go down that path - We would all be guessing, without the information at present.

There was a Tyrone company in the 00s that had to pay about 50k as a direct result of a death if I remember correctly under 'corporate manslaughter'. I don't think a jail term has ever been handed out as a result of it.

Without the facts, it's unfair to point the finger at anyone, that includes the hotel staff, owner, kids, bouncers, bus companies etc.
My own personal feeling is that there could be a portion of responsibility to all of these.

Comparing with Hillsborough is just granted entry to too many people into a confined space in this instance. The kids were in a huge car part, 400 people would be lost in it. There was no lack of space, so the only thing we know for sure is that there was a queue with pushing and shoving and that resulted in tragic loss of life. We also know that some of the kids were drinking and had been there for some time before the doors were due to open. So its very possible drink was a factor. We know there was pushing and shoving, perhaps deliberate (perhaps drunken) carry on or perhaps accidental and we know there were 3 deaths and it seems it has been fortunate there were not more deaths. We don't know what staff did/didn't do, apart from reports of the owner giving CPR. We don't know what crowd control measures were or were not in place before the event.

It also should be said that the online post from the girl who was there talking about people inside doing nothing should not be considered as guaranteed fact. That view is from her perspective, she would have had no way of telling what staff did on seeing that.
Reports of the emergency services arriving within minutes, suggests staff called them.

I just think everyone needs to be careful about pointing the finger without the facts as it could influence any legal proceedings and possibly leave those families with more questions than answers. I'm sure all staff will feel responsible, as will bus companies dropping off a load of kids with drink, as will parents and anyone involved in pushing. There's no winners in this and I would hate to see anyone being tarnished with blame before the facts are out.

General discussion / Re: Cookstown Incident
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:31:56 PM »
I won't pretend to know anything about the legalities of it all, but I do know that current setup in terms of layout of the Greenvale has been like that for quite a few years. I would imagine this had to have been passed by building control and assessed by the council for health and safety. So if the council had given it the seal of approval, the establishment is probably in the clear legally from that point of view.

How things were handled on the night when the situation started is different and without knowing what anyone did or didn't do, guessing is not helpful.

I did hear today from a teacher in one of the schools that the event didn't start until 9.30. Buses however were dropping kids off from before 8. Lots of them with alcohol. So they were perhaps in the car park for 1-2 hours before the incident happened and some at least were drinking. I'm not sure what onus is on the hotel to cater for or be responsible for supervising that. Perhaps they are responsible for managing that? I have no idea.

As for the two arrests, I would think this would be standard practice for something like this would it not? Just to give the authorities the mechanism for asking the questions and proper grounds for prosecution if deemed necessary.

To really make things worse, some very worrying news in the Dungannon area tonight. If anyone is from the area or has children in any way linked to the schools or the events of the weekend, please keep a very close eye on them. There are some very distressed children at the moment and children in distress can make some very rash decisions.

General discussion / Re: Cookstown Incident
« on: March 18, 2019, 09:27:52 PM »
The grief of this will soon turn to anger and people looking for answers. The families of 3 kids shouldn't be planning funerals because they queued up to go for a night out. This happened on the hotel grounds and the owners are responsible for the safety of the patrons. It seems to becoming obvious that there was inadequate crowd control.

Too many places believe that "bouncers" are there to throw out drunks, chat up girls and rough up people smaller than them. They are supposed to be there for the safety of all patrons and I would assume that means controlling crowds prior to, during and after the disco.

Absolutely tragic event. My daughter is younger but knows one of the kids. My other kids know the brother of another one of the victims. All are understandably shocked and don't really know how to feel.

I think this kind of comment is unhelpful and potentially harmful as it can sway public opinion without any facts behind it.

None of us know exactly what happened. Only certainty is that 3 children  have tragically died. From the outside looking in you could point the finger at all those eejit of kids pushing the line, or the bus companies taking underage kids to an over 18s venue. Or even the parents if they are aware their underage kids were going there. Or the bouncers or the owners for not having a safe enough setup or the local council for not ensuring health and safety standards are up to the correct level (if that is the case).

Let the authorities do their jobs without the guesswork from uninformed public. How would the parents of those kids feel reading that post? Then perhaps find out later that none of it is true.
It really grinds on me how people can be so insensitive when these things happen.

My own experience of the greenvale goes back a few years, but I never found the bouncers to be any worse than anywhere else. As it happens I was in it on the Friday at a private function and was speaking g to the owner briefly. Always seems to go out of his way for his patrons, but that's just opinion.
God help them all.

General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:11:45 AM »
There's no words more true than "your health is your wealth".
If something in your life is having a detrimental effect on your health, then try to change what ever that is.
Should it be job, friends, being away from the end of it all the only thing that really matters is health and family.
Everything else is just fluff around the edges to make you "feel" like you've achieved something or that you are living more comfortably. That's just an illusion if it effects your health.
In the past I've been guilty of working long hours or away from home to further my career or earn more money.
Some life events gave me a different outlook, now I priortise family first. No matter what.
I recently changed jobs and at the interview stage actually said, for me family would be first and if they had an issue with that not to offer me the job. They offered me the job and I've worked around family needs ever since. It was the best thing I ever said at an interview and my life is so much better for it.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, look at your priorities in life and see what's really important and decide what would de-stress you as much as possible. The money and status is not worth the stress and possible mental health problems that it can cost.

General discussion / Re: Most hated phrase.
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:01:56 AM »
Brexit means Brexit
Meaningful vote....are all votes not meaningful?
Tyrone for Sam
Another meaningful
Strong and stable

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