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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 01:43:58 PM »
Surely that is going to spell the end then for either Baily or Lindelof, unless he is going to change tactics.

Two international defenders hardly going to sit around for league cup games.

Lindelof as cover. Bailey on the 1st boat home. Complete balloon.
Lindeldof gets pushed around like a child's toy too often though. Bailly a lot more physical.

And a lot more injury prone.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: Today at 01:40:29 PM »
Iím saying that doctors arenít going to go against what the government/WHO says, as it could mean the end of their medical career. There were doctors who have been struck off for linking MMR jabs to autism.
They were struck off because there are NO links between MMR and Autism you idiot! Meaning that discouraginjg parents from getting their kids MMR vaccinated put the kids at unnecessary risk.

Next you'll be telling us that Harold Shipman was struck off unfairly too, for pursing a non-standard treatment regime with his patients.

Did I say there were?

You donít even have the courage of your convictions. Throw a vague line out, then when itís picked up on, backtrack like f**k. You canít make a coherent argument to support your position.

I think yourself (and others) need to read what is actually in a post,  before resorting to insults and name calling.

Nope, your post implied Doctors being struck of for linking MMR with autism shouldnít have been. Is that the case? If not then not sure why youíd bring it into the discussion. Happy for you to clarify.

No, I didnít imply that. You implied I said that. I brought it up as an example, whereby if medical people might have their own thoughts/concerns on certain vaccines/medication (or even alternative therapy not approved by the NHS), then they dare not say it publicly or to their patients. Going against the grain could mean being struck off.

I mean, we all know about charms. Would your doctor  advice you chuck your ointment in the bin and go see the local man with an apparent charm for psoriasis or whatever? Iíd seriously doubt it. Many of us have used them though even if theyíre not exactly approved by medical experts. Now, Iíd doubt a doctor would be sacked for advocating charms, but still, itís not exactly promoted by experts.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: Today at 11:34:50 AM »
Should tickets not go through the clubs? Club members should get the jump on tickets before the bandwagon support

Many club members don't go near a game all year until there's a final.

There's also plenty of balloons running up and down the country 'supporting' their county, who wouldn't lift a finger to help their local club.

You know the type - young fella always has the most up to date strip, been at every McKenna Cup match since the big snow of 47 but the only players he could name on the club team are the 2 boys playing for the county.

I know who I'd rather give a ticket to.

What about the club members who never go to a county game? Have they any more right to a county ticket than a predominantly county supporter?

I know of lots of people who donít really have much association with their local club, for a number of reasons. A lot of clubs are clannish, two or three families running the show, looking after themselves. Itís hard to feel involved if you werenít a top player or donít come from a local footballing dynasty. Or maybe your kids donít play, so youíre less likely to stay involved.

Firstly, I'd always prioritise the members of the association over the non-members.

Lets face it - a county match is a nice day out, but it's not exactly work and it does little to help the association other than the price of the ticket (which in our example is a moot point - as the tickets will be sold anyway).

Someone who coaches the kids teams, washes the jerseys, turns up at club fundraisers, takes a job on the committee etc is IMO far more crucial to the GAA than some Nigel who only follows the county team

And should be treated as such when tickets are being allocated - no matter how many times said Nigel has seen the county team play this year

So there should be a pecking order when it comes to AI tickets?

One club member who helps out with the u-10ís is more entitled to a ticket than one who cuts the grass? Surely contributing to the club via membership or lotto is important too, even if they donít participate in club activities as such. Not everyone has the time, knowledge or experience  to coach or sit as secretary/treasurer etc.

Also, you do have the time.  You have exactly the same amount of time available as everyone else.

You choose not to allot that time to actively participating in the GAA.

So the GAA chooses not to allot you a ticket for big games.

Couldn't be fairer.

How could you make a case for the opposite?

Itís not the GAA who allocates tickets though. Itís through the clubs. And once it goes to clubs, itís anything goes. We all know that. If youíre the secretaryís nephew, treasurerís mistress, youíll get a ticket. You can make an argument that those who coach, wash jerseies etc are more entitled to tickets, but thereís nothing in the GAA constitution/rules stating any of that.

So, you might have a person who is a club member but live in the next town, works abnormal hours or has caring responsibilities etc, and heís no hope of getting a ticket? Well, what is that person going to do in that case? Maybe theyíll take their £25 annual fee and keep it in their pocket. Or when the lads come round asking for lotto or selling tickets for the big club draw/dinner, theyíll be told to get stuffed?

You're that whinging **** that every club has. Points out all the flaws but ask him to brush the changing rooms or volunteer and you'd run a mile. GAA would be far better off without your sorts.

 ;D Did I say that was my situation?


But, as MR2 said:

It is the fairest way of doing it without stepping on toes as they are all members and without their paid up membership we'd struggle.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: Today at 11:28:45 AM »
Should tickets not go through the clubs? Club members should get the jump on tickets before the bandwagon support

Many club members don't go near a game all year until there's a final.

There's also plenty of balloons running up and down the country 'supporting' their county, who wouldn't lift a finger to help their local club.

You know the type - young fella always has the most up to date strip, been at every McKenna Cup match since the big snow of 47 but the only players he could name on the club team are the 2 boys playing for the county.

I know who I'd rather give a ticket to.

What about the club members who never go to a county game? Have they any more right to a county ticket than a predominantly county supporter?

I know of lots of people who donít really have much association with their local club, for a number of reasons. A lot of clubs are clannish, two or three families running the show, looking after themselves. Itís hard to feel involved if you werenít a top player or donít come from a local footballing dynasty. Or maybe your kids donít play, so youíre less likely to stay involved.

Firstly, I'd always prioritise the members of the association over the non-members.

Lets face it - a county match is a nice day out, but it's not exactly work and it does little to help the association other than the price of the ticket (which in our example is a moot point - as the tickets will be sold anyway).

Someone who coaches the kids teams, washes the jerseys, turns up at club fundraisers, takes a job on the committee etc is IMO far more crucial to the GAA than some Nigel who only follows the county team

And should be treated as such when tickets are being allocated - no matter how many times said Nigel has seen the county team play this year

So there should be a pecking order when it comes to AI tickets?

One club member who helps out with the u-10ís is more entitled to a ticket than one who cuts the grass? Surely contributing to the club via membership or lotto is important too, even if they donít participate in club activities as such. Not everyone has the time, knowledge or experience  to coach or sit as secretary/treasurer etc.

Yes, there absolutely should.

Active GAA Members and Key Sponsors
\/
Non-Active GAA Members
\/
Nigels

What about the mate/brother/sister/child of the club treasurer/secretary? Where do they come in?

They should fit exactly into the same hierarchy.

And where is that?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: Today at 11:27:44 AM »
Should tickets not go through the clubs? Club members should get the jump on tickets before the bandwagon support

Many club members don't go near a game all year until there's a final.

There's also plenty of balloons running up and down the country 'supporting' their county, who wouldn't lift a finger to help their local club.

You know the type - young fella always has the most up to date strip, been at every McKenna Cup match since the big snow of 47 but the only players he could name on the club team are the 2 boys playing for the county.

I know who I'd rather give a ticket to.

What about the club members who never go to a county game? Have they any more right to a county ticket than a predominantly county supporter?

I know of lots of people who donít really have much association with their local club, for a number of reasons. A lot of clubs are clannish, two or three families running the show, looking after themselves. Itís hard to feel involved if you werenít a top player or donít come from a local footballing dynasty. Or maybe your kids donít play, so youíre less likely to stay involved.

Firstly, I'd always prioritise the members of the association over the non-members.

Lets face it - a county match is a nice day out, but it's not exactly work and it does little to help the association other than the price of the ticket (which in our example is a moot point - as the tickets will be sold anyway).

Someone who coaches the kids teams, washes the jerseys, turns up at club fundraisers, takes a job on the committee etc is IMO far more crucial to the GAA than some Nigel who only follows the county team

And should be treated as such when tickets are being allocated - no matter how many times said Nigel has seen the county team play this year

So there should be a pecking order when it comes to AI tickets?

One club member who helps out with the u-10ís is more entitled to a ticket than one who cuts the grass? Surely contributing to the club via membership or lotto is important too, even if they donít participate in club activities as such. Not everyone has the time, knowledge or experience  to coach or sit as secretary/treasurer etc.

Also, you do have the time.  You have exactly the same amount of time available as everyone else.

You choose not to allot that time to actively participating in the GAA.

So the GAA chooses not to allot you a ticket for big games.

Couldn't be fairer.

How could you make a case for the opposite?

Itís not the GAA who allocates tickets though. Itís through the clubs. And once it goes to clubs, itís anything goes. We all know that. If youíre the secretaryís nephew, treasurerís mistress, youíll get a ticket. You can make an argument that those who coach, wash jerseies etc are more entitled to tickets, but thereís nothing in the GAA constitution/rules stating any of that.

So, you might have a person who is a club member but live in the next town, works abnormal hours or has caring responsibilities etc, and heís no hope of getting a ticket? Well, what is that person going to do in that case? Maybe theyíll take their £25 annual fee and keep it in their pocket. Or when the lads come round asking for lotto or selling tickets for the big club draw/dinner, theyíll be told to get stuffed?

The GAA IS the clubs.  This is a pet hate of mine - everyone thinks 'the GAA' is a bunch of suits in Dublin.  The GAA is all of us (well, those of us who are not too tight to dip into our pockets for the measly membership fee).

There's nothing anywhere in the constitution about tickets.  Irrelevant comment.

Club members should always have a better chance of getting a ticket than non-members.

As for said person in your little example (shall we call him Bleating Benny?)

It's unfortunate for him that all the pressures of these caring responsibilities and abnormal work hours just happen to disappear on the day there's a big county game on?  Into the car, off to Dublin, not a problem.

But there's just NO WAY he'd have the time to do the gate at a club league game.

Poor Benny can't catch a break.

My local club has a lot of members scattered throughout the place. Next town/village and further. Lack of housing/employment can dictate where a lot of your members/players reside. Some  are paid up members to support the club, attend games/functions when they can, subscribe to lotto etc. The previous post is not my situation but a mixture of many I know, and donít belittle those who are in difficult  family/work/financial situations. We all would like to do our bit but itís not always possible.

Anyway, One of my points was where do you draw the line re: tickets? Does the man who lines the pitch get priority over the man who sweeps out the changing rooms? Iíve seen good club people shafted or humiliated when it comes to tickets. Members who put in years of service to lose out on a ticket when itís obvious the neighbour/nephew/drinking buddy etc of the treasurer/secretary have all been sorted with them. Is that fair?

Iím not disagreeing that active members get priority, but it doesnít always work out that way. And because of the nature of how clubs are run, thereíll always be many who are unfairly treated.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: July 26, 2021, 10:19:08 PM »
Home and Away's Dieter Brummer found dead at age 45.

Shane and Angel were the main two in the 90ís. Not that I ever watched it like.

Sad to hear. Apparently thereís been a few cast members from Home and Away that have died tragically young.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 26, 2021, 10:25:41 AM »
The pick of Monaghan and Tyrone wouldnt beat Kerry

But the pick of Monaghan, Tyrone and Armagh would give them a game  ;)

Armagh making the difference.  ;D

Armagh will be picking the apples as usual while the big teams get on with the football

Apple picking doesnít usually start until September, and the All Ireland will be finished by end of August. Just saying.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: July 25, 2021, 03:15:54 PM »
Galway should stick to the... er... I donít know, what are they good at these days?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: July 25, 2021, 03:08:32 PM »
Nothing wrong with that for me, it's just a great example of cute forward play. The defender shouldn't be getting done like that.

Seamus Darby wouldíve liked that one.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 25, 2021, 12:40:11 AM »
Iím saying that doctors arenít going to go against what the government/WHO says, as it could mean the end of their medical career. There were doctors who have been struck off for linking MMR jabs to autism.
They were struck off because there are NO links between MMR and Autism you idiot! Meaning that discouraginjg parents from getting their kids MMR vaccinated put the kids at unnecessary risk.

Next you'll be telling us that Harold Shipman was struck off unfairly too, for pursing a non-standard treatment regime with his patients.

Did I say there were?

You donít even have the courage of your convictions. Throw a vague line out, then when itís picked up on, backtrack like f**k. You canít make a coherent argument to support your position.

I think yourself (and others) need to read what is actually in a post,  before resorting to insults and name calling.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 24, 2021, 09:45:48 PM »
Iím saying that doctors arenít going to go against what the government/WHO says, as it could mean the end of their medical career. There were doctors who have been struck off for linking MMR jabs to autism.
They were struck off because there are NO links between MMR and Autism you idiot! Meaning that discouraginjg parents from getting their kids MMR vaccinated put the kids at unnecessary risk.

Next you'll be telling us that Harold Shipman was struck off unfairly too, for pursing a non-standard treatment regime with his patients.

Did I say there were?

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 24, 2021, 06:22:51 PM »
Anybody with a clue about football Sky sports will know how good Sancho is.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 24, 2021, 02:12:59 PM »
Huge profits? Yes, but the countries are economically busted!!

Why would a government bankrupt itself ?

Do you think politicians give a shite? As long as their own pockets are lined, thatís all they care about

World wide all the political parties are collectively creating a meltdown economic wise to line their pockets? RightÖ

Yeah, because thatís what I said  ::)

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 24, 2021, 02:10:17 PM »
A fella around my way has told his staff that they are not allowed to have the jabs, if they do heíll sack them, wonít let anyone in the house either whoís been jabbed, his son is a second year medical student and if forced to have the jab will drop out of medicine!

He states that if you come into contact with someone whoís got the vaccine theyíll infect you with some condition! He also said that this vaccine is a world conspiracy to wipe out 5 billion people by the next winter!!

Now this guy is a complete p***k and I donít know one person who likes him! Had the confederate flag in his garden and vote trump banners up!

Oh, and heís getting that drug in thatís not been approved and taking it!

Is that any different to being told you MUST get the vaccine, otherwise you lose your job, and will be barred from shops/establishments etc?

Benny, the vaccine is the silver bullet. It is, like the MMR vaccine etc humanity's way to get back to normal. No one wants this pandemic to drag on any longer. By all means be doubly wide when it comes to the likes of politicians etc, the world is full of self serving charlatans, but put your trust in the medical professionals. If I was around in 1900, at my age, I'd probably be in the grave, but thanks to science and modern medicine I've another 30 odd years to live.

Is it though?  Even though thereíll have to be top up jabs for years to come? That doesnít sound like a silver  bullet to me.

MMR and the likes, are different. One jab that lasts a lifetime. Thatís fair enough. Thatís more like a silver bullet.

ďNo one wants this pandemic to drag on any longerĒ. Ordinary people donít. But those who profit from it, do.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 24, 2021, 02:01:46 PM »
Huge profits? Yes, but the countries are economically busted!!

Why would a government bankrupt itself ?

Do you think politicians give a shite? As long as their own pockets are lined, thatís all they care about

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