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Messages - sid waddell

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 17, 2021, 06:15:56 PM »
What an outstanding game of football

Armagh had Monaghan right where they wanted them but like Kerry in 2019 against Dublin they saw the line and tied up when they needed to push on, another score would surely have done it for them, why the sub Kelly didn't shoot for his own score instead of recycling possession I don't know

Amazing character from Monaghan however, they dug deep into their reserves of experience and got the little bit of luck to enable them to eke it out

There is nothing wrong with the game - competition is what makes it - and any attempts to make the championship tiered are addressing the symptom, not the cause of the problem with the championship, and permanently enshrining lack of competition




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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 12, 2021, 03:26:34 PM »

England will never be given another major tournament, WC or Euros.

2/3 of the selection process is greasing the wheels and corruption, after that the technical capability of the bid.

The English have no idea how despised they are the world over due to their colonial past, but now their "supporters" have stormed their way into the final of UEFAs showpiece event... end of days scenario.

Colonial pasts - or presents, for that matter - don't seem to be be a barrier to winning contests to host major tournaments

Russia, France, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA, Japan, all are colonial powers who have hosted major tournaments in the recent past and two of them are hosting tournaments again in the near future

Russia and Italy have far worse hooligan problems than England

The old but themmuns argument gets everywhere

The facts I presented seem challenging to you

Serie A attendances have collapsed over the last 25 years because mostly right-wing hooligan groups in Italy are allowed to run rampant

Last night's goalscorer Bonucci refused to support his then Juventus team mate Moise Kean when Kean was racially abused by such hooligans, he blamed Kean



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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 12, 2021, 11:38:06 AM »

England will never be given another major tournament, WC or Euros.

2/3 of the selection process is greasing the wheels and corruption, after that the technical capability of the bid.

The English have no idea how despised they are the world over due to their colonial past, but now their "supporters" have stormed their way into the final of UEFAs showpiece event... end of days scenario.

Colonial pasts - or presents, for that matter - don't seem to be be a barrier to winning contests to host major tournaments

Russia, France, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA, Japan, all are colonial powers who have hosted major tournaments in the recent past and two of them are hosting tournaments again in the near future

Russia and Italy have far worse hooligan problems than England

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 11, 2021, 09:02:54 PM »
Looks like the Ballon D'Or is a straight fight between Lionel Messi and Luke Shaw

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 08, 2021, 01:58:55 PM »
It's great to see England qualify for the final

You couldn't begrudge them, a hugely likeable bunch

Hopefully they go on and smash Italy now

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 05, 2021, 09:49:33 PM »
Boris five point plan to live with Covid and return to normal.

https://mobile.twitter.com/rtenews/status/1412082604384342018?
Fair play to him, cant disagree with any of that

Totally agree though I am sure the experts and unions will be queueing up with concerns, they won't want to relinquish their moment in the spotlight anytime soon, new waves, variants, outlandish death projections, scare, scare, scare. Vaccination was the way out though some in the scientific community would want us to stay locked up indefinitely.
Who exactly are these people in the scientific community who "want us to stay locked up indefinitely"?

And what is their motive?

Are they just doing it for kicks?

Bear in mind now that nobody is actually locked up

Your thinking on this sounds extremely conspiratorial

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 05, 2021, 04:38:22 PM »
France beat nobody of note at the last World Cup

Australia and Peru in the group, they couldn't beat Denmark

Argentina were a total shambles, a joke of a team
Uruguay, pah, a country of three million people
Belgium, pah, a small, spineless country with a football team to match
Croatia? Lolz, four million people, the Leitrim of European football

France were not a good team in 2018

Something like that


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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 03, 2021, 11:38:38 PM »
Very Irish feel to the second semi-final

Delaney v Kane/Grealish/Rice/Maguire

We are the people we've been waiting for

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 03, 2021, 09:50:06 PM »
Sublime performance by England

Coming good at the right time

Sublime my hole. Playing one of the worst teams in the finals who've spawned it this far
Ukraine is eastern Europe's premier football nation by a long way - and they're a proud, independent people

Bad teams don't beat the doughty Swedes in knockout tournament football, Ukraine were also involved in one of the best matches of the tournament against Holland

They're being made to look bad by a superb team

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 03, 2021, 09:29:38 PM »
Sublime performance by England

Coming good at the right time

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 01, 2021, 11:28:45 AM »
In fairness, England losing to the Ukraine with no controversy would be ideal. The press and certain section of the fans revel in anything that isnít a clear cut loss as a consequence of their own failures...example, they constantly whine about penalties, gazza crying and Euro 96.

Do you ever hear of the the time Iceland pumped them at the last euros?
Sure the Irish fans and media are the biggers whingers of all

They whinge about the GAA, the IRFU, the venue for the play-off against Spain in 1965, the ref against Belgium in 1981, the pitch in Gelsenkirchen in 1988, the style of play under Jack, about how we would have win Euro '92 had we qualified, the weather in Orlando, the Harry Ramsdens Challenge, the Turks and their TV rights in 1999, the pitch being like a car park in Saipan (we would have won the World Cup if Roy Keane had played, you know), the handball, oh the handball, and now no manager can ever be good enough, they're all holding us back from our rightful place at the top of the football world

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: July 01, 2021, 10:04:17 AM »
It's lovely to see Ukraine do well - a proper football nation - unlike the useless Russians

But the Marxist knee takers of England have my support on Saturday



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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: June 29, 2021, 10:08:30 AM »
Mbappe is a great player

He does need to get away from PSG though, the whole atmosphere there always seems to be wrong

Although Wijnaldum and Donarumma are excellent signings for them, Wijnaldum is the type of player they've been crying out for

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: June 29, 2021, 01:18:41 AM »
France v Switzerland was quite simply the most thrilling major finals match I have ever seen

In 2018 France were a highly disciplined unit, in this tournament they were a mixture of Brazil 1982, Newcastle 1996, Brazil 2014 and the Harlem Globetrotters

They were simultaneously gloriously brilliant and a complete shambles

The Swiss reached an Alpine peak they could not have dreamed of

The match was a glorious madness, a sumptuous moveable feast, and anybody who wasn't thrilled by it is dead inside

It made the thrill a minute Spain v Croatia match seem like a bore

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: June 29, 2021, 01:09:46 AM »
I honestly don't know how anybody could be complaining about either the quality or the entertainment on show at this Euros as a whole

Sure you get the odd borefest - they generally involve Sweden - but as a whole the tournament has been enthralling

It will absolutely wipe the GAA for ratings come Saturday
Thrilling like Louth v Offaly
You were saying?

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