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T Fearon

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More IFA Bashing in to-day's Irish News
« Reply #225 on: October 20, 2007, 10:05:12 AM »
Excellent epistle from a G Hanna on the lack of support forthcoming for the monocultural IFA side and the shame of the Englishman heading up the IFA trying to deny the freely expressed wishes of Darron Gibson to represent the real Ireland side. Well done, Mr,Mrs or Miss Hanna ;)

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Re: More IFA Bashing in to-day's Irish News
« Reply #226 on: October 20, 2007, 11:51:00 AM »
Tony, agree or disagree on Gibsons position a person cannot select which country to represent.
If it is deemed that Gibson is qualified to play for the ROI then fine, if not the rules are there to be followed.
The persons opinion only matters when there is a legitimate choice to make, which we will find out upon shortly.

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Re: More IFA Bashing in to-day's Irish News
« Reply #227 on: October 20, 2007, 12:32:40 PM »
How come Aiden Mc Geady can elect to play for Ireland when he was

1) Born in Scotland
2) Scotland wanted him to play for them
3) Scotland and Ireland are clear and distinct countries separated by water

How come Darron Gibson seemingly might be ineligible for Ireland when he was

1) Born in Ireland
2) His native City's Club side play in the league of Ireland
3) He Holds an Irish Passport.

The anomaly here baffles me, I'm afraid.

If the ruling by Swiss bureaucrats goes against Gibson I hope he takes his case to the European Court of Human Rights, just like Bosman. At the end of the day the IFA have made no effort whatsoever to attract nationalist players or fans by their retention of sectarian laws like the Ban on Sunday Soccer, and the retention of exclusively Unionist symbols and paraphernalia. UEFA/FIFA should be investigating why a so called national side fails to garner support and is actively alienated from 50% of its population

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Re: More IFA Bashing in to-day's Irish News
« Reply #228 on: October 20, 2007, 12:49:04 PM »
The letter sounds like you Tony. You wouldn't have a new pen name would you?
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Re: More IFA Bashing in to-day's Irish News
« Reply #229 on: October 20, 2007, 12:54:17 PM »
Ziggy, why would I use a false name? In any case the Editor wouldn't print a letter with a name unless he was certain the name was authentic. What OWC/IFA dont seem to realise is that my views are not those of a crank (as they sadly attempt to portray) but are widely if not universally shared throughout the nationalist population of the 6 counties

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Re: More IFA Bashing in to-day's Irish News
« Reply #230 on: October 20, 2007, 02:37:53 PM »
How come Aiden Mc Geady can elect to play for Ireland when he was

1) Born in Scotland
2) Scotland wanted him to play for them
3) Scotland and Ireland are clear and distinct countries separated by water

How come Darron Gibson seemingly might be ineligible for Ireland when he was

1) Born in Ireland
2) His native City's Club side play in the league of Ireland
3) He Holds an Irish Passport.

The anomaly here baffles me, I'm afraid.FIF

If the ruling by Swiss bureaucrats goes against Gibson I hope he takes his case to the European Court of Human Rights, just like Bosman. At the end of the day the IFA have made no effort whatsoever to attract nationalist players or fans by their retention of sectarian laws like the Ban on Sunday Soccer, and the retention of exclusively Unionist symbols and paraphernalia. UEFA/FIFA should be investigating why a so called national side fails to garner support and is actively alienated from 50% of its population


A very simplified view Tony. Like it or not, citizenship os not enough on its own anymore. Technically the IFA are correct here. DG fails to meet any of the 3 other criteria for eligibility for the FAI side. Aiden McGeady doesn't.

Ignore the political angle, and I laugh when I hear the European Court of Human Rights mentioned (which 'human right' exactly is being breached?) and look at the rules. They have been breached.

Prepare yourself for the probability the FAI lost and face a big fine.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #231 on: October 20, 2007, 03:26:11 PM »
I suppose they'll expect South Dublin Council or Thomas Davis to pay the fine for them  :D
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Re: More IFA Bashing in to-day's Irish News
« Reply #232 on: October 20, 2007, 05:47:34 PM »
How come Aiden Mc Geady can elect to play for Ireland when he was

1) Born in Scotland


ROI granny. Do try and keep up! :D

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #233 on: October 21, 2007, 09:26:50 PM »
Tony, are you really not intelligent enough to understand the salient points of the argument, whether you agree with them or not?

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #234 on: October 21, 2007, 10:04:35 PM »
were not brazil were northern ireland! I love love brazil, but i also love northern ireland, what a dillemma il prob just piss mesel.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #235 on: October 21, 2007, 10:32:53 PM »
How can norn iron suppose to attract supporters from throughout the province whenever their fan site is blocked to view?  ???

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #236 on: October 22, 2007, 08:57:58 AM »
How can norn iron suppose to attract supporters from throughout the province whenever their fan site is blocked to view?  ???

A few things

1) I presume you mean OWC when you talk about 'their (sic) fan site'. This is only one of dozens of sites and is owned and run by a private individual, so he can let in (or not) whoever he wants. The official IFA site http://www.irishfa.com/ is available to all.

2) OWC is not blocked all the time. It has a system where it allows people on depending on how busy the server is. If it's not busy then anybody can view, if it's a bit busier then only members can view and if it's very busy then only patrons (who've paid a fiver towards the running of the site) can view. The server has been upgraded several times in the last few years but still can't cope with the demand (over 6000 members and nearly half a million posts) so this system was introduced.

3) We already have supporters from all over the province and beyond. OWC is only a small percentage of the fan base.


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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #237 on: November 09, 2007, 06:47:50 PM »
Wrist slap for Jeffries.

As suspected the storm in the teacup
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/irish/7087796.stm

The IFA's Disciplinary Committee has ruled that there was "no basis of fact" in the allegations.

If I remember rightly, a bit of a ironic jibe  'Yer only a bunch of Fenians' directed at Linfield FC was turned into a sectarian taunt by Jeffries.
The whole incident goes beyond surreal,  would only makes sense in a place like Craggy Island.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #238 on: November 09, 2007, 08:02:02 PM »
How can norn iron suppose to attract supporters from throughout the province whenever their fan site is blocked to view?  ???

A few things

1) I presume you mean OWC when you talk about 'their (sic) fan site'. This is only one of dozens of sites and is owned and run by a private individual, so he can let in (or not) whoever he wants. The official IFA site http://www.irishfa.com/ is available to all.

2) OWC is not blocked all the time. It has a system where it allows people on depending on how busy the server is. If it's not busy then anybody can view, if it's a bit busier then only members can view and if it's very busy then only patrons (who've paid a fiver towards the running of the site) can view. The server has been upgraded several times in the last few years but still can't cope with the demand (over 6000 members and nearly half a million posts) so this system was introduced.

3) We already have supporters from all over the province and beyond. OWC is only a small percentage of the fan base.



bullshit and you know it. you can come on here anytime and argue your points but the same CANNOT be done on owc. save us the crap

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #239 on: November 09, 2007, 08:03:36 PM »
bullshit and you know it. you can come on here anytime and argue your points but the same CANNOT be done on owc. save us the crap
WTF are you on about? I can only come on here by registering, exactly the same as OWC.