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GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 20, 2021, 10:24:08 PM »
It’s just a wee touch short sighted  and paranoid from Armagh. Their best chance of winning an AI in the next 5 years is so much about them being in the qualifiers…. but teams in it around their level like Galway, Roscommon, Mayo, Cork… not being there to take them out.

I think it’s a strategic decision based on where Armagh are at the minute. They are in division one of the league but unlikely to finish in the top 5 to make the quarter finals under the new proposals.

With the existing system they have a decent chance of competing for a provincial title and if that fails then they would have a decent chance of making the quarter finals depending on the draw.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 20, 2021, 05:15:43 PM »
Not technically a manager but announced this evening that Cian O’Neill has joined Padraic Joyce’s backroom team as coach.

Another man who’s stealing a living on the circuit.
I’d put him in the same bracket as Poacher and tally.
Complete bluffers but some county/club always fool enough to take them on, irrespective of traci record of continued failure.

You can't underestimate an ability to sell yourself, talk the coaching lingo and give a good powerpoint presentation.
The title of the thread is incredibly apt. Same names going round and round. It's hard to get on this merry go round, but it's harder to get off!

Replace Steve Bruce, Harry Redknapp and Big Sam with Cian O'Neill, Rory Gallagher and Paddy Tally etc.

Gallagher and Tally were parts of All Ireland winning management teams, Tally has won a Sigerson, tried the management thing and is back where he is excellent at coaching. Gallagher got to a couple of Ulster finals with an old team, got Fermanagh to an Ulster final which is no mean feat, has taken Derry out of the basement and in successive years to Division 2 and Derry are certainly on the up. Your analysis is not lazy but reeks of bitterness and spitefulness, and may I add, not for the first time.
Davy Fitz is an All Ireland winning manager. You must have done some winning as a coach or manager to have such an important view of your own opinion to look down your nose at people.

Give your head a wobble. I'm not arguing about their coaching credentials but their nomadic existence on the circuit. Between the 3 of them they've been involved with management in about 17 different counties. Looking down my nose, don't make me laugh!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 20, 2021, 05:00:59 PM »
I'd be surprised if proposal B is not passed especially now that the GAA president and director general have both spoken out in favour which will likely have a big sway with the overseas delegates. Haven't seen too many counties stating that they are voting to retain the status quo or maybe they are just afraid to say it publicly. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 19, 2021, 04:13:12 PM »
It looks like Davy Fitz to Galway hurlers is a done deal, another one on the merry go round.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: October 19, 2021, 02:35:22 PM »
Kerry's Tommy Walsh has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

Won two All-Ireland senior medals in 2007 and 2009, All-Ireland U21 winner in 2008. Played AFL with St Kilda and Sydney Swans before returning to Kerry senior ranks.

Never recovered from his horror injury of tearing three hamstring tendons from a bone with Sydney Swans down under.

Was a very good gaelic footballer before he left for Oz but like a lot of players before him, never got near those levels again upon his return. Both the injury and the demands of the AFL probably had a big part in that since his game was largely built on pace and power.   

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 19, 2021, 01:15:36 PM »
Not technically a manager but announced this evening that Cian O’Neill has joined Padraic Joyce’s backroom team as coach.

Another man who’s stealing a living on the circuit.
I’d put him in the same bracket as Poacher and tally.
Complete bluffers but some county/club always fool enough to take them on, irrespective of traci record of continued failure.

You can't underestimate an ability to sell yourself, talk the coaching lingo and give a good powerpoint presentation.
The title of the thread is incredibly apt. Same names going round and round. It's hard to get on this merry go round, but it's harder to get off!

Replace Steve Bruce, Harry Redknapp and Big Sam with Cian O'Neill, Rory Gallagher and Paddy Tally etc.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 19, 2021, 09:01:17 AM »
Not technically a manager but announced this evening that Cian O’Neill has joined Padraic Joyce’s backroom team as coach.

Another man who’s stealing a living on the circuit.
I’d put him in the same bracket as Poacher and tally.
Complete bluffers but some county/club always fool enough to take them on, irrespective of traci record of continued failure.

You can't underestimate an ability to sell yourself, talk the coaching lingo and give a good powerpoint presentation.

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: October 18, 2021, 02:02:16 PM »
Looks like a few posters here have bought into Sky's pro-Saudi propaganda.

In reality, there's no difference whatsoever between Mohammed Bin Salman and the murderer of David Amess.

It's just that certain posters here, most of the media, the Premier League and the UK Government think one is an appropriate person to own a football club and the other isn't.

I think it is worse. The Saudi regime involves state sponsored human rights abuses, war crimes and abuse of women.

It's like a narco terrorist, who is worse, those giving the orders or the actual hitman? I would suggest that those at the top are far worse, just that they have the money and power which protects them. In the Newcastle case, it's blatant sportswashing.     

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GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 16, 2021, 01:16:20 PM »
To summarise the prospects  arising out of next Saturday's special Congress vote re the new Championship proposals, it would appear that Proposal A has no chance of success,that Congress B will get  good  support but not enough to pass the required 60 per cent mark.

Therefore we will be back to the old Qualifying system which apparently nobody wants. However, in the eyes of those against change of any kind that is much more preferable than to embrace change which they perceive CORRECTLY  as a loss of their provincial own power and  status. But is that as important as treating all our counties and players  equally and with respect?

True, the vast majority of the players(who are the most important stakeholders in this very increasingly  sorry debacle),a huge majority of supporters and practically all the media are in support of Proposal B.

The reality of all of this is that, as it has been so  accurately pointed out by former Tyrone star and current Antrim manager Enda McGinley, NONE of the foregoing have a vote to decide the outcome.The whole Review body Task force's motions and thus its individual members have been lambasted by one Provincial CEO and condemned by another Provincial CEO.What a dictatorial way to treat so many fine dedicated and fellow  GAA volunteers.

What credible organisation would allow two motions for change go forward in the first place and then allow the self same motions no support in the guise of being neutral?If the GAA HIERARCHY REALLY WANTED CHANGE THEY WOULD HAVE directed the Review Group to agree on ONE motion.

If this had been done the hierarchy would have had no excuse not to get fully behind the agreed motion and market it nationwide accordingly. Instead they failed to do that and have failed everyone, especially the players who do all the hard training for nothing and curtail the rest of us from having a fair equitable and enjoyable GAA season.One would have to question the real rationale behind this unfair treatment of so many volunteers and so many players who have given so much for so little respect in return.

There has been an absence of leadership from HQ to date and their silence is deafening on the proposals. Maybe they might come out in the final week of the debate but until now we are just left reading between the lines as to their intentions.

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - somewhat back on-topic!
« on: October 14, 2021, 01:05:08 PM »
Ian Paisley junior has corroborated Dominic Cummings comments yesterday by stating that Boris Johnson told him that he had no intention of honouring agreement's reached with the EU. In a normal functioning political system this would lead to a public outcry but the UK media are just not interested and the opposition in Westminster is useless. Similar to with Trump, these actions have now become normalised and many people just shrug their shoulders.   

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - somewhat back on-topic!
« on: October 14, 2021, 09:28:21 AM »
Is Beattie as bad as the DUP?

He's being played for a fool IMO.

He stood on the steps of Stormont with Jeffrey, Allister and Billy Hutchinson in all but a DUP party political broadcast professing that the protocol had to go only days after stating there would be no pacts and that he'd be happy with changes being made to the protocol.

If he has a position on anything that different to the DUP and Allister then he needs to grow a set and diverge from them so it'll be interesting to see what they say about the new offers from the EU on the NIP.

Beattie is being slowly swallowed up by the DUP and falling into their trap. The honeymoon period is over for him. He has set out to be a crowd pleaser with a well oiled PR campaign but if you try and stand for absolutely everything then you stand for nothing.

The problem which unionism faces is that they still see themselves as the owners/guardians of this place and although the First Minster position is largely meaningless in terms of powers, they are so insecure that they can't seem to accept democracy should it so transpire. It was the same situation when it came to Brexit and subsequently the protocol where all of the noise has been totally disproportionally around how unionists feel.  If you were an outsider looking in here you would think that they spoke for all of the people as they dominate the airwaves and print media with the amount of noise created. The reality is very different.     

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 13, 2021, 04:22:56 PM »
They might think that they are being politically clever by making agreements, hailing them, then reneging on them. Attempting to renegotiate those same agreements, seeking additional concessions from those originally agreed, then threatening to rip them up altogether. But they are just simply talking to themselves. Internationally they are embarrassing themselves and must be scraping the barrel when it comes to having any credibility left.

Frost and Johnson have been playing to their own rules and they have seen that it has had no impact on their polling figures, so they will continue onwards even if this exacerbates the economic self harm of their own country. Providing there is no self harm to those influential Tory MPs in positions of power, they will not care one jot.       

A lover scorned and all that but Cummings is going in hard on Boris being useless which I think we can all agree on, but it does beg the question who's calling the shots at the heart of Westminster??

I'd hazard a guess that Fleet Street and Rupert Murdoch have a considerable influence. You can be rest assured that those pulling the strings are doing it out of self interest.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 13, 2021, 03:45:53 PM »
They might think that they are being politically clever by making agreements, hailing them, then reneging on them. Attempting to renegotiate those same agreements, seeking additional concessions from those originally agreed, then threatening to rip them up altogether. But they are just simply talking to themselves. Internationally they are embarrassing themselves and must be scraping the barrel when it comes to having any credibility left.

Frost and Johnson have been playing to their own rules and they have seen that it has had no impact on their polling figures, so they will continue onwards even if this exacerbates the economic self harm of their own country. Providing there is no self harm to those influential Tory MPs in positions of power, they will not care one jot.         

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General discussion / Re: Podcasts
« on: October 13, 2021, 10:23:06 AM »
Definitely would recommend The Witness podcast best I've heard this year. Joey O'Callaghan was incredibly brave but he still has a life sentence of his own.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 12, 2021, 04:44:26 PM »
David Frost travelling to Lisbon to state that he wants to rip up the very Protocol that he himself negotiated is just the latest in the Brexit charade of the UK embarrassing itself on the international stage. Just another unelected joker whose actions rarely correlate to his words.

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