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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #885 on: November 22, 2017, 10:48:18 PM »
If the team playing at Windsor Park ditched the anthem and flags for neutral symbols I would feel affinity for the team.

In the meantime if a team appears at Windsor Park that I want to see,like Celtic last July, I will go as I always have done in the past.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #886 on: November 22, 2017, 11:22:37 PM »
MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit
Err, you were at a Linfield game and not a Northern Ireland game.  As such, your rather unpleasant experience which you describe above, has hee-haw to do with watching Northern Ireland at the 'National Stadium at Windsor Park'.
NI is not a nation.
It is mar dhea.
Your point being?
It's a failed statelet, undemocratically set up against the wishes of 78pc of the population in 1918. It doesn't exist

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #887 on: November 22, 2017, 11:25:54 PM »
And what percentage of the Irish voters voted for the GFA in the referendums of 1998.
Mind you the "Statelet" seems to have failed again since that Foster yoke tried to re establish one party rule again.
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« Reply #888 on: November 23, 2017, 07:16:09 AM »
MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit
Err, you were at a Linfield game and not a Northern Ireland game.  As such, your rather unpleasant experience which you describe above, has hee-haw to do with watching Northern Ireland at the 'National Stadium at Windsor Park'.
NI is not a nation.
It is mar dhea.
Your point being?
It's a failed statelet, undemocratically set up against the wishes of 78pc of the population in 1918. It doesn't exist
I must have dreamt those recent Northern Ireland football matches that I attended.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #889 on: November 23, 2017, 09:27:33 AM »
MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit
Err, you were at a Linfield game and not a Northern Ireland game.  As such, your rather unpleasant experience which you describe above, has hee-haw to do with watching Northern Ireland at the 'National Stadium at Windsor Park'.
NI is not a nation.
It is mar dhea.
Your point being?
It's a failed statelet, undemocratically set up against the wishes of 78pc of the population in 1918. It doesn't exist
I must have dreamt those recent Northern Ireland football matches that I attended.

Going to matches does not make the north of Ireland a country! These players cannot play for their country simply because the country they profess to play for  (The so called Northern Ireland, is not a country)

If I am wrong on this, please show me a northern Irish passport and I will happily recognise the new Country that is Northern Ireland (well not happily)

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #890 on: November 23, 2017, 09:43:24 AM »
MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit
Err, you were at a Linfield game and not a Northern Ireland game.  As such, your rather unpleasant experience which you describe above, has hee-haw to do with watching Northern Ireland at the 'National Stadium at Windsor Park'.
NI is not a nation.
It is mar dhea.
Your point being?
It's a failed statelet, undemocratically set up against the wishes of 78pc of the population in 1918. It doesn't exist
I must have dreamt those recent Northern Ireland football matches that I attended.
Who is the UN ambassador ? Who is NI's European Commissioner ? Where is the NI embassy in Paris ?
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #891 on: November 23, 2017, 12:15:11 PM »
MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit
Err, you were at a Linfield game and not a Northern Ireland game.  As such, your rather unpleasant experience which you describe above, has hee-haw to do with watching Northern Ireland at the 'National Stadium at Windsor Park'.
NI is not a nation.
It is mar dhea.
Your point being?
Windsor Park is like Ravenhill or Healy Park  A provincial venue.

It's not even, its a club ground, owned by Linfield F.C. who cut a very good deal with the IFA. A deal that was so lucrative that Crusaders kicked up a stink about it as it gave Linfield an even more unfair advantage over all the other clubs in the Irish league.
Not sure what back door deal was done with the Crus to keep stoom, maybe a 4G pitch, who knows.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #892 on: November 23, 2017, 04:57:34 PM »
MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit
Err, you were at a Linfield game and not a Northern Ireland game.  As such, your rather unpleasant experience which you describe above, has hee-haw to do with watching Northern Ireland at the 'National Stadium at Windsor Park'.
NI is not a nation.
It is mar dhea.
Your point being?
It's a failed statelet, undemocratically set up against the wishes of 78pc of the population in 1918. It doesn't exist
I must have dreamt those recent Northern Ireland football matches that I attended.

Going to matches does not make the north of Ireland a country! These players cannot play for their country simply because the country they profess to play for  (The so called Northern Ireland, is not a country)

If I am wrong on this, please show me a northern Irish passport and I will happily recognise the new Country that is Northern Ireland (well not happily)
Preumably you think that there should be one UK team then?

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #893 on: November 23, 2017, 05:26:53 PM »
Or passports for Scotland Wales and England
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #894 on: January 11, 2018, 06:27:57 PM »
Ref says he made a mistake with the Swiss penalty.

Should Norn Iron get a rematch? And should Corry Evans' missus have to take back her apology?

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #895 on: January 11, 2018, 08:11:40 PM »
It means nothing.North would never have scored against the Swiss even if they were still playing

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« Reply #896 on: January 11, 2018, 08:26:38 PM »
It means nothing.North would never have scored against the Swiss even if they were still playing

And you know that? A bit like you know the justice hunters get it right every time  ;D ;D
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« Reply #897 on: January 11, 2018, 09:07:49 PM »
It means nothing.North would never have scored against the Swiss even if they were still playing
Who's this 'North' you speak of?  Didn't see him feature in either leg.

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« Reply #898 on: January 12, 2018, 02:33:56 AM »
It means nothing.North would never have scored against the Swiss even if they were still playing
Who's this 'North' you speak of?  Didn't see him feature in either leg.

I think he meant the north, the north never deserved to go through but by feck they fought like hell in that second leg, fair play to them.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #899 on: January 12, 2018, 11:39:11 AM »
MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit
Err, you were at a Linfield game and not a Northern Ireland game.  As such, your rather unpleasant experience which you describe above, has hee-haw to do with watching Northern Ireland at the 'National Stadium at Windsor Park'.
NI is not a nation.
It is mar dhea.
Your point being?
It's a failed statelet, undemocratically set up against the wishes of 78pc of the population in 1918. It doesn't exist
I must have dreamt those recent Northern Ireland football matches that I attended.

Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.
Armagh, the one true love of a mans life.