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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: June 16, 2021, 09:41:18 PM »
Italy are impressive, almost perfect.

Surprising for an Italian team, a joy to watch. Always on the attack at some pace.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: June 16, 2021, 09:04:28 PM »

Lets be honest, FG of all the political parties in the south, have never shown much interest in the north. They can see the winds of change and are showing more interest in it simply because it is politically expedient to do so, not out of any great long held aspiration for Irish unity. FF, the once labelled Republican Party in the south, now look doomed longer term as they get swallowed up by both FG and SF.   

Questionable if that is true for Varadkar and Coveney. They are not John Brutonís FG. The Protocol is close to creating an economic UI and has essentially realigned the Northís economy in the direction of Dublin and Brussels. It also saved the North from the worst excesses of Brexit. FG for all their other ills were probably the only party that could have pulled this off due to being politically aligned with all the main players in Europe - as Tusk, Barnier and Ursula all belong to EPP. And all held and continue to hold the line, despite all the abuse from Tory press. Surprised the lack of credit here and sometimes feels like opinion in south is formed by right wing English press as thereís a line of thought now that the duo messed up big time with the Protocol. But thereís also a strand of Nationalism and Middle Ground in North that appreciated an Irish gov not caving into London.

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: June 11, 2021, 09:21:46 PM »
Think Iím going to be watching this tournament going - ah, weíre surely better than them. Turkey have such a lack of ambition that Italy have been forced to attack for the full game, and still needed an og to lead so far.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: June 08, 2021, 08:42:37 PM »
The enthusiasm of the Hungarian crowd for a challenge game with Ireland must be commended.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Division one 2021
« on: June 04, 2021, 04:38:09 PM »
Roscommon have had the slight edge on Armagh over the last few years but on current form, and with home advantage Armagh are justified favourites. Roscommon have been flat since the Mayo encounter last year though we saw some signs in the Kerry game of the intensity that won us Connacht in 2019, beating both Mayo and Galway away en-route, coming back. But how much was that Kerry in 3rd gear, and we still lost by 6 points. If all Ros players hit form, I would expect us to win a close encounter. But thus far we are very reliant on Ciaran Murtagh and Donie Smith hitting long range points and thatís not sustainable. Connacht will be very difficult. Despite being in Div 2 Mayo is a top 4 team, and Galway and Ros are top 8. On a given day, any of the 3 could end up Connacht Champions - and then the Dubs await in semi to beat all 3. But I give a nervous vote to Ros to rid themselves of the yo-yo moniker.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Division one 2021
« on: May 16, 2021, 02:40:34 PM »
Is there not a new rule in that a black card offence + stopping a goalscoring chance = penalty ?

I assumed thatís why the pen was given

Cynical foul inside the the 21 is now a penalty and a black card. The fact the foul was outside the penalty area was irrelevant.

It wasn't a cynical foul though. If that's classified as one then there'll be 10 black cards awarded a game.
Small was in on goal and was tripped. If that happened on half way line it's not a goal scoring chance and no black card is given. That's the key difference and the reason there wouldn't be 10 black cards a game for that type of foul

Small didnít even have control of ball. A smaller team would have got a free and thatís about it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 3 2021
« on: May 15, 2021, 08:57:59 PM »
Very enjoyable second half. Fermanagh deserved the win.

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: May 08, 2021, 11:19:11 PM »
Looks like the pro-Indy vote (SNP + Greens) will be under 50%. That will put kybosh on any chance of new referendum. Typical Scots - at the end of day they just donít have the balls to go it alone.

Clearly you need to stay of the drink pills or whatever your taking - 72 seats between them simple really to understand ..:: the tories and their former advisor are now admitting itís a when not an if !! If you get a chance there is an Irish fella Ciaran Martin at university of Oxford search his comments on Twitter tell you everything you need to know and he was the architect of the 2012 agreement to grant the 2014 referendum.
I want to see Scottish Independence. But I still say the Scots are too scared to go it alone. With the arrogance of Boris I would have thought they would send a clearer message. The Greens will have 9 seats or so but with less than 1% of vote. Itís share of vote that will determine a referendum win and right now it looks about 51 to 49 to pro-Union. That just gives London the ammunition to deny. But I will look up what C Martin has to say.

Greens received 8% in regional vote. You sound like a Tory picking and choosing stats.

Just a realist. Hate Toryís as much as anyone. It was opportunity for Scots to send a decisive message. Like the last referendum and like the recent softening in Opinion Polls, you just canít trust the Scots to do the right thing. Would love to be proved wrong but Iíve no faith theyíd pass Indy2 right now, at a time when it should be more convincing given Brexit and the arrogance of Toryís in denying self-determination.

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: May 08, 2021, 06:44:35 PM »
Looks like the pro-Indy vote (SNP + Greens) will be under 50%. That will put kybosh on any chance of new referendum. Typical Scots - at the end of day they just donít have the balls to go it alone.

Clearly you need to stay of the drink pills or whatever your taking - 72 seats between them simple really to understand ..:: the tories and their former advisor are now admitting itís a when not an if !! If you get a chance there is an Irish fella Ciaran Martin at university of Oxford search his comments on Twitter tell you everything you need to know and he was the architect of the 2012 agreement to grant the 2014 referendum.
I want to see Scottish Independence. But I still say the Scots are too scared to go it alone. With the arrogance of Boris I would have thought they would send a clearer message. The Greens will have 9 seats or so but with less than 1% of vote. Itís share of vote that will determine a referendum win and right now it looks about 51 to 49 to pro-Union. That just gives London the ammunition to deny. But I will look up what C Martin has to say.

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: May 08, 2021, 04:50:19 PM »
Looks like the pro-Indy vote (SNP + Greens) will be under 50%. That will put kybosh on any chance of new referendum. Typical Scots - at the end of day they just donít have the balls to go it alone.

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: May 07, 2021, 07:08:23 PM »
They'd 61 in last parliament .... +2 at the min, it's going to be close either way by looks of it.
+3 now. 1 more and holds everywhere would do it.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 06, 2021, 10:50:45 PM »
Well, well, well - Eoghan Harris has got the boot from the Sindo rag because of some twitter account he was involved in.
Im off to read what he was tweeting!

https://twitter.com/gavreilly/status/1390400039089016838?s=19

Imagine getting fired for masquerading as an auld wan called Babs sending anti-Sinn Fein tweets on Twitter after spending half your life getting paid to write anti-Sinn Fein diatribes on the Indo. Two sets of dunces.

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General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: May 05, 2021, 05:02:03 PM »
The big question that will have to be answered is will construction workers work for nothing on affordable housing when an investment firm is willing to pay Ä414,000 per rental property (as they did in Santry) before ground is even broke? Have seen figures that gov should be able to build 100,000 units at Ä50,000 per unit. When our best tradesmen head to America and Australia where there will be untold work under Bidenís stimulus package, canít see them working for nothing in Ireland. Itís backbreaking and hard work. Taxpayer will need to pony up at least 40b to pay for that housing. Eliminating the vulture funds will not eliminate construction costs and cost of supplies in a global market, or developer hesitancy to build without guaranteed profit. Have not seen one party address that.

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If I read correctly there was a bit more of their poll which they stuck in todayís paper - a majority of fans North and South were in favour of All-Ireland soccer team. In north it was 45% for and only 20% against. I guess a lot unknown. But the against number is quite low. I guess two shite teams on island will do that.

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Main thing I would take from Indo poll.
Those who want a border poll North & South are largest segments
It continues a trend of decline in pro-Union vote (at 44%) even if UI is still 9 points behind.
There is now an expectation of a UI North & South within a reasonable timeframe
It should light a fire up the Gov and Nationalist parties that they need to start singing the same tune on the economics and health, and start giving clarity.
The Indo is a bit of a dick for trying to make the narrative about two thirds majority required. How about asking the question: should a 33% or 25% minority get to decide for everyone else?

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