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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #510 on: April 21, 2014, 05:53:47 PM »
Why does everyone over 5'10" in Ulster get 'big' stuck in front of their name?
Big Dick, Big Doc, Big Tom etc.

Big Ian.
Big Swing.
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Walter Cronc

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #511 on: April 21, 2014, 06:00:57 PM »
Why does everyone over 5'10" in Ulster get 'big' stuck in front of their name?
Big Dick, Big Doc, Big Tom etc.

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« Reply #512 on: April 22, 2014, 05:55:59 PM »
How has this turned into an assassination of Dick Clerkin ?

Yes Dick likes to play hard and tough. That's his prerogative. But I've seen him play ball too - he just didn't play the man all the time as some are suggesting. That game in Celtic park was a particularly spiteful one. Some would say a typical Ulster championship match. It wasn't all Dick's doing.

Need the chairman to step in here and make sure we get back to the original point ... whatever it was !!!!

Think Doherty's challenge was a definite yellow card, his first yellow was not.   Ref was inconsistent and Lynn in particular got a lot of 'black' abuse that went unpunished ... and what was Brolly talking about !!!!!!!!!!!

The first one looked like a clothes line in real time, but on the replay you could see he had his eyes on the ball so it shouldn't have been a card.
the first incident even at the time I thought was a stupid harsh yellow card- but refs make mistakes too

the second, I thought was stupid on Dochertys part as he was on a yellow card and he took out oshea on purpose-
however, after seeing your video clip, it was borderline yellow card- proj justified as the rule is reckless or endangering tackles are a yellow.
doc is a wholehearted player and he goes the same way for every ball.
Derry actually played better with the loss of a man, had to move about more which suits this team
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #513 on: April 22, 2014, 06:04:39 PM »
Gormley, Clerkin, Doherty, O'Neill's, Bangladesh... they're all getting it on the Joe Brolly thread!

O Gara would take them all on

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #514 on: April 22, 2014, 09:52:28 PM »
Youy didnt do much dishing out when the 2 bradleys ran riot in Monaghan in the following qualfier,whats your excuse there,

Derry thoroughly deserved to win that qualifier game in Clones. Our record in the qualifiers has been poor, but no complaints, it was a good game, played in the right spirit and ye won fair and square. Pity that wasn't Derry's attitude after ye got beaten fair in square in Casement with all the 'out Monaghaned Monaghan' talk after the Celtic Park game.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #515 on: April 22, 2014, 10:03:47 PM »
For the first time since the invention of the internet we are about to witness a successful Derry team.  The inevitable trappings of this cause great fear.  If its anything like the tearraces of Clones of the early 90s the GAA board and online community must prepare themselves well for an influx of whinging, narcory and self loathing.   

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #516 on: April 22, 2014, 10:32:46 PM »
For the first time since the invention of the internet we are about to witness a successful Derry team.  The inevitable trappings of this cause great fear.  If its anything like the tearraces of Clones of the early 90s the GAA board and online community must prepare themselves well for an influx of whinging, narcory and self loathing.   

Derry are sure to embrace this new chapter as Tyrone embraced the invention of the qualifiers ;-)

« Last Edit: April 22, 2014, 10:54:08 PM by J OGorman »

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #517 on: April 22, 2014, 11:28:26 PM »
As sure as night follows day, Derry will somehow manage to scuttle their chances. Their top player might all of a sudden get an offer to play with a Welsh soccer  division 5 team and he'll be on his way, with suitcase in hand and holy water dripping off his forehead.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #518 on: April 23, 2014, 06:15:32 PM »
For the first time since the invention of the internet we are about to witness a successful Derry team.  The inevitable trappings of this cause great fear.  If its anything like the tearraces of Clones of the early 90s the GAA board and online community must prepare themselves well for an influx of whinging, narcory and self loathing.   
Jeez - just shows how set in the dark ages you tyronies are!!
I was working on 'the Internet' when Derry beat you red arses to winning an All Ireland senior football title in 1993!

From the terraces of clones, croke park and on the Gaa board here we have experienced your own whingers so any we provide won't be a shock to any systems here!

Self loathing and shooting ourselves in the head as per Main streets example however - we are unfortunately very capable of !!
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #520 on: May 09, 2014, 11:43:02 AM »

Did you really?

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« Reply #521 on: May 09, 2014, 12:23:39 PM »

Did you really?

Sure did!

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #522 on: May 10, 2014, 11:08:10 AM »
Did any of ye listen to Sean Cavanagh on Newstalk last night talking to Wooly Parkinson?
He said that immediately after the incident he didn't think too much about it but the whole week after it was affecting his mum and dad, his wife and kid and even his boss in work wasn't impressed with all the bad hype it had caused. He said non GAA people were questioning his integrity and personality all because Brolly threw his toys out of the pram.
At least Joe rang him to apologise but many of us don't fathom how much of an impact a pundit can have on the whole country.
As I said before I'd say Joe's own kids dread going anywhere near GAA grounds with him any more cis of the slagging.
Personally I enjoy listening to the man more often than not but hopefully he learned last year that you can't do these personal attacks on players or coaches.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #523 on: May 10, 2014, 05:37:21 PM »
I agreed with Joe at the time and still do with the sentiment, his choice of language was poor though.

I wouldn't worry too much about Sean's reputation, he's a gentleman and a media darling.

Only non-GAA people would get the wrong end of the stick and I doubt there are very many of them in the loop with what Brolly et al say.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #524 on: May 10, 2014, 06:28:51 PM »
Have no doubt that Brolly's comments had an effect on his family but would have serious doubt that it would cause him much trouble at work. He would get more sympathy than ire in relation to this where he works. His boss would more than likely be on his side too.