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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #420 on: September 10, 2009, 11:10:18 AM »
Surprisingly disappointed for the good guys who post here by both the result and the performance.

Still every cloud has a silver lining and they will no doubted be heartened that the hard liners had another chance to belt out GSTQ and equally to learn that Linfield are now roughly £150K the richer. Certainly softens the blow of the result.

Besides, Cape Town is hardly Millisle.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #421 on: September 10, 2009, 11:12:34 AM »
surely its time the BBC retired Jackie Fullarton

I don't listen to Jackie enough to make an informed judgement, but I find his knack of trying to be objective rather endearing. At the end of the Poland game he wondered whether it was biased to wish for the final whistle. Every other commentator shamelessly cheerleads for the national team. Nice to see someone being the ant-Clive Tyldesley

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« Reply #422 on: September 10, 2009, 11:14:57 AM »
Paddy Keilty on news yesterday, "yes I've got my ticket for South Africa" - which boys in green though Paddy?  ;)
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« Reply #423 on: September 10, 2009, 11:26:17 AM »
surely its time the BBC retired Jackie Fullarton

I don't listen to Jackie enough to make an informed judgement, but I find his knack of trying to be objective rather endearing. At the end of the Poland game he wondered whether it was biased to wish for the final whistle. Every other commentator shamelessly cheerleads for the national team. Nice to see someone being the ant-Clive Tyldesley

Are you wise? There is no more biased commentator in any sport on any TV channel than Jackie. He is unreal and so sickly its disgusting.

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« Reply #424 on: September 10, 2009, 11:37:42 AM »
surely its time the BBC retired Jackie Fullarton

I don't listen to Jackie enough to make an informed judgement, but I find his knack of trying to be objective rather endearing. At the end of the Poland game he wondered whether it was biased to wish for the final whistle. Every other commentator shamelessly cheerleads for the national team. Nice to see someone being the ant-Clive Tyldesley

That's a perfect description for Jackie. Unlike others in the media, I dont think he takes himself too seriously.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #425 on: September 10, 2009, 11:50:58 AM »
Jackie is alright FFS, he is a cheesy commentator, Jackie 'full of himself' they used to call him.

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« Reply #426 on: September 10, 2009, 12:30:47 PM »
He doesnt take himself too seriously, but hes brutal to listen to.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #427 on: September 10, 2009, 12:51:13 PM »
surely its time the BBC retired Jackie Fullarton

I don't listen to Jackie enough to make an informed judgement, but I find his knack of trying to be objective rather endearing. At the end of the Poland game he wondered whether it was biased to wish for the final whistle. Every other commentator shamelessly cheerleads for the national team. Nice to see someone being the ant-Clive Tyldesley

Are you wise? There is no more biased commentator in any sport on any TV channel than Jackie. He is unreal and so sickly its disgusting.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Stephen Watson.......

The eejit creams himself around NW200 and Milk Cup times.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #428 on: September 10, 2009, 03:25:45 PM »
Hard to tell just watching highlights of the game.
I thought the managers comments in the post match interview were poor standard.
Blame everything like  pitch, ref or luck is normal enough but blaming players is just not on in the context of a group campaign which was temporarily but honourably rescued from the ashes.

Going into the game, NI had a weakened team.
They needed a win against a better team.
In theory maybe Worthington could have had a better game plan and paced a more cautious approach and pounced in the last 30 mins when the Slovaks might be more focussed on holding out for the draw.



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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #429 on: September 10, 2009, 04:49:28 PM »
I tuned in around the 70 min mark and, whatever the reason, you could clearly hear boos when mcginn got the ball out on the touchline. Only heard them once but clear as a bell.

Thats what i hear and what i saw, i had the game recorded, what i didnt realize was that there was a slovak player on the ground wasting time and obviously not injured, I have to give the benefit of the doubt to the norths fans because McGinn had the ball but yer man was acting the maggot and since tey applauded him on to the field it is a reasonable assumption that they were booing the offending slovak player.

It's not as if they dont have a history of giving celtic players stick mind you but in this case I think i was wrong.



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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #430 on: September 10, 2009, 06:16:59 PM »
Which 6 county players would get on the Ireland team?

Davis.
Any others?

Jonny Evans would start.

Brunt, Hughes and Lafferty would make the squad.


Forgot about George McCartney who would be a definite starter. (although hes injured at the minute).
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #431 on: October 14, 2009, 09:08:04 AM »
Seen on teletext this morning that Celtic winger Niall McGinn will be handed a starting place tonight.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #432 on: October 14, 2009, 09:26:17 AM »
FFS Anyone who is fit and can walk could get on the North of Ireland team ::)

Do you not rate McGinn T Fearon? Paddy McCourt isn't starting tonight. He's fit sure.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #433 on: October 14, 2009, 12:29:19 PM »
Had the pleasure of talking to young Mc Ginn briefly at Belfast City Airport earlier this year. Explained to him that a lad he went to school with works with my wife and young Mc Ginn was genuinely interested in how he was getting on etc. Seemed like a thoroughly nice lad, no airs or graces etc.

Haven't seen much of him play, but from what I have seen I admire his pace and confidence and his willingness to grasp every oportunity that comes his way to make an impact. Given he was the Eircom league's young player of the year a few seasons ago and he has quickly progressed from the reserves into the first team at Celtic he must be talented and I certainly hope he has a long and successful career at Celtic Park.
So he's "a thoroughly nice lad" and you hope he has "a long and successful career", but only for one 'Irish' team which plays in green and white and not another one*.  :o

Thank goodness the lad himself is not so small-minded.


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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #434 on: October 15, 2009, 09:25:43 AM »
Had the pleasure of talking to young Mc Ginn briefly at Belfast City Airport earlier this year. Explained to him that a lad he went to school with works with my wife and young Mc Ginn was genuinely interested in how he was getting on etc. Seemed like a thoroughly nice lad, no airs or graces etc.

Haven't seen much of him play, but from what I have seen I admire his pace and confidence and his willingness to grasp every oportunity that comes his way to make an impact. Given he was the Eircom league's young player of the year a few seasons ago and he has quickly progressed from the reserves into the first team at Celtic he must be talented and I certainly hope he has a long and successful career at Celtic Park.
So he's "a thoroughly nice lad" and you hope he has "a long and successful career", but only for one 'Irish' team which plays in green and white and not another one*.  :o

Thank goodness the lad himself is not so small-minded.


* - You know, the one which actually plays its home games in Ireland...

He had a great game.

Has impressed when given the opportunity with NI.