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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #135 on: September 13, 2007, 03:47:36 PM »
Could you imagine the media frenzy if the likes of this happened with two GAA footballers?  :o

If it was two pissed up holiday makers on their way back from Benidorm they'd be in clink ;D
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #136 on: September 13, 2007, 03:47:58 PM »
What have David Healy and Easyjet got in common.
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« Reply #137 on: September 13, 2007, 03:49:46 PM »
Not the first time - I recall 19.05.1979 - my first game at Windsor Park - NI v England Home International - big hype NI had not beaten England at home since 1927. Anyway, about 10 minutes in doesn't Terry Cochrane pass the ball to Peter Barnes - missing Armstrong - and aul Gerry boots Cochrane up the Nat King Cole in front of 40,000. Talk about a collective gasp in the crowd. Luckily Cochrane let it go.. or else his melt would have been knocked in.

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« Reply #138 on: September 13, 2007, 03:53:51 PM »
o'neill sems to have got his aliases a wee bit mixed up, shane you have to remember that it is not weesaysanchez who fecks up his spelling, it is one of your armagh aliases tha does that.


The six were brutal last night and in fairness deserved to lose, I believe they now play three of the top four teams in their remaining matches, they are clean fecked. They will be lucky to get two points from the remaining games. Nigel Worthington  is a pish poor manager, his selections are strange and his team is in a nose dive.


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« Reply #139 on: September 13, 2007, 03:54:30 PM »
I wonder did Gilespie knock out another tooth of Georges.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #140 on: September 13, 2007, 04:21:07 PM »
I hope McCartney knocked a few teeth out of Gillespie.
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« Reply #141 on: September 13, 2007, 04:30:00 PM »
Interesting report in the Belfast telegraph informing us that Lord (the twat) Laird is writing to the secretary of the Ulster Rugby branch. He is looking answers to a series of questions regarding the absence of british national anthem when the Ireland rugby team played in Belfast.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/article2950710.ece

He wants equality. He wants recognition of the two traditions. I suppose he wouldn’t want to CC the letter to the IFA? Of course not. ****.
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« Reply #142 on: September 13, 2007, 05:33:15 PM »
We just got a new dog and he is a rescued animal from a shelter. I didnt know what I was going to call him until I woke up this morning and saw that gillespie had gubbed a team mate after he had cost the north a draw. Since the 6 are a shambles ever since worthington took over what with the in fighting, poor form and sc**bag fans getting arrested I thought it fitting that the new dog be called Nigel. Every time I look at the ugly wee pug bastard I will think of the norths manager and thank God that our wee pug hasnt a care in the world. it's a dogs life! ;D
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #143 on: September 13, 2007, 06:55:58 PM »
Could you imagine the media frenzy if the likes of this happened with two GAA footballers?  :o


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« Reply #144 on: September 13, 2007, 10:27:25 PM »
Could you imagine the media frenzy if the likes of this happened with two GAA footballers?  :o


Memories are short! Did Graham Geraghty not box the head of a fellow team mate?

Yes, and there was quite a media frenzy!

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #145 on: September 14, 2007, 08:42:11 AM »
Interesting report in the Belfast telegraph informing us that Lord (the twat) Laird is writing to the secretary of the Ulster Rugby branch. He is looking answers to a series of questions regarding the absence of british national anthem when the Ireland rugby team played in Belfast.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/article2950710.ece

He wants equality. He wants recognition of the two traditions. I suppose he wouldn’t want to CC the letter to the IFA? Of course not. ****.


Ignoring the fact that LL is a bit of a knob, what doe his letter about rugby have to do with the IFA? The IFA don't have anything to do with rugby.

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« Reply #146 on: September 14, 2007, 12:33:10 PM »
cant believe ive managed to post a united team on this with just 3 NI players and havent got slagged yet!  ;D ;D

Perhaps we're just not into "Fantasy Football"... ;)
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« Reply #147 on: September 14, 2007, 12:46:43 PM »
If we can have an All Ireland team in Rugby, why can't we have one in soccer? f**k sake, the two are completely shite without the remotest chance of success ever

And how much success has the Ireland rugby team had down the years? On the European stage, they automatically qualify for the Six Nations, yet rarely win it. Not have they completed a Grand Slam in decades (1940-something?).

As for the World Cup (so-called), half the sides who "qualify" are an utter joke - Georgia? Portugal? Namibia?. Rugby Union is the "National Sport" in precisely one country in the entire world, NZ, which has a population of under four million. And in a sport where shock upsets are much rarer than in, say, soccer, there are only 7 or 8 teams (max) with a realistic chance of ever winning the tournament. Yet with Ireland virtually guaranteed qualification, they've still never looked like winning it in the past. Nor will they this time, despite having arguably their best set of players in living memory.

In the end, if even a remote "chance of success" was the criteria for attracting my allegiance, I wouldn't support the Ireland rugby team, the NI soccer team, or an all-Ireland soccer team...
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #148 on: September 14, 2007, 12:56:25 PM »
Bottom Line: Sanchez was a great manager and a respectable figure for Northern Ireland and probably would have taken care of the two teams Latvia and Iceland relatively easily (even though the 0-3 turnover at home was pretty dire). He knew his team well and knew how to squeeze every ounce of success out of them, and probably would have at least finished 3rd (Spain and Sweden's class would have shone through imo).

An All-Ireland soccer team would clearly benefit everyone involved on the pitch but would lead to some sort of a UVF uprising or something if it ever came to fruition. That is an unfortunate reality on this island and even though I would love to see it as an Irish nationalist and republican I am happy for players like Gibson to choose their team rather than be forced to play for a country whose fans (whether that be a small minority or not) have proven to be anti-catholic/nationalist on a number of occassions. Frankly, the Neil Lennon affair and the "Greysteel" chants of yore proved that it is a massive risk for any Catholic to pull on the green shirt, and that the only way they would be able to play for British-Occupied Ireland would be by keeping their mouth shut and their head down.

Whatever anyone said about the rugby team and their lack of success is bollocks- look at the size of Ireland and compare it to the rest of the countries they are knocking shoulders with at the top. Ireland are giving it a real go with countries who have 9 or 10 times more people than us. We also have some of the most skillful players in the world and that team is one that I am utterly, utterly proud to support even though my allegiances have always been GAA for the most part and soccer for a good deal as well.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #149 on: September 14, 2007, 01:01:34 PM »


In the end, if even a remote "chance of success" was the criteria for attracting my allegiance, I wouldn't support the Ireland rugby team, the NI soccer team, or an all-Ireland soccer team...
You're utterly right, who would support a team on the basis of whether they were succesful or not? Personally, I used to go for Northern Ireland slightly because they were my fellow Irishmen and I bore no ill-feeling towards them. Then Neil Lennon got hung out to dry and I was sectarianly abused by a group of your fans.

Funny that some people's criteria seems to be "tradition" and "nationality" at the expense of respect for other people's basic human rights. Mine is mainly dependent on respect for other creeds and a general standard of behaviour that entails a lack of glorifying loyalist terrorists or indeed, no evidence of enjoying threatening captains of a different religious stance than you. I wonder what yours is?