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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 19, 2021, 07:08:22 PM »
I struggle to see why United have not signed a top DM in years, the last person who did that role to the standard required was Hargreaves so you are chatting 12/13 years since his good season.
Carrick says hello. And Matic before the legs went. But yeah we need someone in that role, who is there that would improve us though?

Carrick and Matic had certain qualities but we're never top bracket DMs, they both lacked the nobility and physicality that is required.

f**k me ur setting the bar wild high if prime Carrick and Matic aren't good enough...
Prime Matic played for Chelsea not United.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 15, 2021, 11:59:14 AM »
RTE need to do a complete clear out of their commentary teams and pundits, including Cantwell.
Of the current panel, the only ones I would keep are O'Se and Cooper (even though both are Kerry).
Everyone else is dire.

The format needs refreshed imo as it's just tired.

Spillane, McStay, Cavanagh, Whelan....all tripe and soundbites. I don't mind O'Rourke so much but he's rarely on these days).

I've no idea what the Sky coverage is like as I don't have sky and don't agree with a paid for service like that, but it couldn't be any worse than RTE.

I'd love to see the likes of Marty Clarke on RTE. Johnny Doyle could be a good shout. Dessie Dolan seemed to be there for a while and wasn't the worst.
It would be better I think if they had recently retired players only and change it up every year or two. Would keep it fresh. I know you could say Cavanagh fits that profile, but I think he's rubbish and never has anything insightful to say and stutters too much. My opinion only.

As for Joanne cantwell....there has to be a more natural presenter than her. Everything is so scripted with her and it just feels contrived and boring.

As for Mayo - I kind of agree that they were only allowed to play the game on Tyrone terms, but I also believe that they are hamstrung by the fear of losing now given what has happened. Easier to say than do, but they need to play with the confidence of winners and they don't have that confidence as a team or management. Tyrone on the other hand, always play with a swagger where they believe they can win even if they have no right to (not a criticism). It's why they keep surprising people. Their own self belief  or arrogance has driven them on many times now....perhaps that's part of why 31 other counties love to see them beat  ;D
Sky coverage is well ahead of RTE, they do have better analysis, but in general there is just a different tone to it. RTE seem to want to cater to the casual fan who just tunes in to hear a few sound bites and controversial comments. I feel sky try and go into a bit more depth than that looking at tactics etc. Canavan, McGuiness and Donaghy are all well ahead of anyone on RTE.

Enda McGinley is generally excellent on any of the podcasts he has been on lately, but then a podcast is a very different format to live on national TV.
McConville is generally good, except when tryone are playing as he just cant hide his dislike for them no matter how hard he tries!

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: September 14, 2021, 09:59:07 AM »
A horrible injury for Elliot, lets just hope its not as bad as it first looked.
From a  Liverpool point of view, it puts pressure on the squad again straight away as he would have been seen as a player that provided cover in both midfield and in attack.
 Fabinho/thiago/henderson/kieta/jones/ milner/Ox as midefeild options still looks fine but you are only one mid to longer term injury away from the squad being seriously stretched again.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 13, 2021, 02:21:45 PM »
I watched it and in my assessment as a ref it was a penalty, not inside the box before ball was played no push, the lad was well on his way down before contact, clean off the ground, he should have been blacked carded also by going by your assessment of black cards. McGeary should have been yellow carded and penalty given either way, cynical foul going in on goal.

A charge means he’s lifting his feet into another player, this lad lost his balance stumbled into player

If you take your tinted glasses off you’ll be fine.

you must be a poor ref  :o

So it wasn’t a penalty?
Of course burns touched on the ground for the penalty, I don't think anyone is disputing that. Its maybe debatable for the push/square ball before that, but its 50/50, sometimes you get them, sometimes you don't.
Your assessment of the other incidents is bizarre tho.
Are you honestly telling me you think the Burns challenge for the free leading to the penalty was  black card, but the O'sea one wasn't?

 as for this
"McGeary should have been yellow carded and penalty given either way, cynical foul going in on goal. "
I don't know where to start......Im glad you don't referee in Tyrone anyway.

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 12, 2021, 12:34:16 PM »
Was there a meal etc after the match, if so where was it held?
Armagh City.
Homecoming in omagh today at 2.30

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GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 11, 2021, 12:19:56 AM »
eoghan mcghloughin not in 26 per programme

Where is a good spot to watch the match in Belfast?

Pavilion, Parador and Errigal all on the Ormeau Road beside each other. You should get it in at least 1 or 2 of them.

The Bot be good too.
Others here will know places in the city centre.

I'd say the bot or the errigal is your best bet

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
« on: September 09, 2021, 03:42:21 PM »
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

I’ll take a contrary opinion and say you shouldn’t go

There are people from the competing counties that have followed their teams through thick and thin-sometimes for decades, who’ve spent thousands of Euros supporting their counties at the same time putting in serious hours at their home clubs

For a lot of these people, their counties winning may very well be the best day of their lives.

Why would you deny them the opportunity to be present on the big day when you really don’t care who wins one way or the other

I’d give them up to a deserving soul and bank some serious karma

If they didn't get sorted its because clubs have messed up. Tyrone got over 11,000 tickets. They played Donegal in an Ulster semi final earlier this year with a capacity of something like 2,500 and didn't sell the full allocation (they went on general sale on the Friday evening). For the Ulster final again their was no huge demand for the allocation of tickets with a 16,000 capacity. Even for the semi final I don't believe they were going back begging for extra tickets and everyone in the clubs was easily sorted. The issue for the final in the competing counties is people jumping on the bandwagon.

Our tickets won't have come from either county boards allocations both of which are broadly the same in other years. As has been said on here by numerous people the allocation received by both counties will exceed the GAA diehards within their county?
Go and enjoy the game Boycey, I don't think there is anything to be 'guilty' about.
In my experience, these people not getting tickets are very few and far between. -

 "There are people from the competing counties that have followed their teams through thick and thin-sometimes for decades, who’ve spent thousands of Euros supporting their counties at the same time putting in serious hours at their home clubs"


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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
« on: September 07, 2021, 03:13:25 PM »
Whats peoples views on going up without one? I'd say there's very little chance of getting one on the day but I'm asking more about pubs and stuff and watching it up there. Talking to Cork people after the hurling they were saying pubs were rammed full and there were queues outside even when the match was going on, supposed to be table service and all that. Couple of pubs were shut down becuase they let people order at the bar and act like old times. The expectation is that the Guards will be all over it for the football knowing what mad hoors the Mayo and Tyrone gang are for the beer.
Its probably better to just stay at home if no ticket I imagine?

Was great atmosphere on the day and leading up to the hurling final match, every pub was full, Meagher's was decent, that was leading up to the match then it was like a ghost town! I've been up before looking for a ticket with a lad I know, I had a ticket he hadn't, so I sold mine rather than leave him standing there like a lost soul!

I'd say after the match everyone is looking to head back, I don't think I would go down again with being sure Id get a ticket.

What's the story with vaccine passports and all that craic? Needed or not  for a bite to eat and a few scoops pre match?
We a all fully vaccinated but just have the vaccination card you get in the north.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: September 01, 2021, 04:28:26 PM »
Midweek or Friday ACL games might be possible where the round of the corresponding reserve game has already been played/awarded - the Tyrone CCC had provisionally fixed games for a couple of Tuesday evenings recently that had to then be postponed - but with evening light now fading fast the window for this is very narrow. Present sunset time is about 8.20pm, by 11th September it's 7.55pm, 7.30pm by Tues 21st & just after 7.00pm by the start of October. Tuesday 14th or Friday 17th September is an option but you'd want to be starting any games no later than 6.30pm, 6.15pm preferably, unless the venue has suitable floodlights. You might get away with it on the Friday, but the hassle of getting players together for a Tuesday fixture (especially if the away team has to do some travelling) might not be acceptable to a lot of clubs.

Would clubs agree to play at locations with suitable lights? There's a fair few grounds with he facilities.

Off the top of my head within Tyrone, the following venues have at least one full-size floodlit pitch...

* MUSA Cookstown
* Youth Sport Omagh (though it's a long time since I recall any competitive games being held there)
* Garvaghy (of course!)
* Healy Park
* Fintona (training pitch)
* Eoghan Ruadh, Dungannon
* Stewartstown
* Greencastle
* Dromore (training pitch)

...and I've probably missed out some others.

Carrickmore
Donaghmore

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GAA Discussion / Re: Does Pat Spillane need apologise to Tyrone GAA?
« on: August 30, 2021, 12:14:20 AM »
How long do we have to put up with Ger Canning too?

Agree and Marty Party
Darragh Maloney is their best commentator by a long way but doesn't seem to get many dames these days.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Does Pat Spillane need apologise to Tyrone GAA?
« on: August 29, 2021, 07:53:01 PM »
It's really not worth getting worked up by Spillane. I've always felt he is WUM who just says things he doesn't actually believe to get a reaction, or if he really does believe everything he says then he is an imbecile. Either way, he isn't a credible figure as a pundit and his opinions are worthless.

And a good piece from Declan Bogue here about the situation, somebody who invariably is worth listening to: https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40368851.html
I was just about to post the same article. At least someone tries to bring about of sense to things.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 23, 2021, 10:11:13 AM »
I wouldn't rule out another player coming in with the situations some clubs find themselves in at the minute, there could be a deal to be done.
At the same time, I think Klopp i genuinely happy with what he has, and I think the squad is strong enough for a title push.
I wouldn't mind seeing an upgrade on Origi as a 5th forward option though.......

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Kerry - All-Ireland SF 2021
« on: August 11, 2021, 11:21:10 PM »
Just seen 2 contradictory interviews

1). "Brian Dooher says just over 50% of the Tyrone panel are able to train fully, less than two weeks out from their All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Kerry."
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/gaelic-games/58164203

2). With “over half the panel” having tested positive for Covid-19, player welfare has to be the priority, as far as he is concerned. comments from canavan
https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/319253

So which of these is right? I'd assume Doohers
some of them have tested positive and are out of isolation again, like the guys who missed the last game. I would imagine that's how both statements could be true

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Kerry - All-Ireland SF 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 07:58:40 PM »
Tyrone were being overrated after beating a 14 man Donegal, I think today's performance is a truer reflection on where they are at. They don't have a free taker and their bench is nowhere near as good as has been made out. Monaghan left that behind them today and I can see Kerry comfortably beating Tyrone in the semi-final.
Tyrone had 5 players ruled out due to covid today, and Mcshane, Canavan and Munroe only coming back after longer term injuries. I think when they have everyone available, their squad is one of their strengths

Who were the 5 missing players?

Frank burns
Tiernan mccann
Richie donnelly
Rory brennan
Conor shields

We went to the well and came back with a drink.

Which out of those 5 do you think Kerry would be most concerned about?
Well 4 of them are defenders so I doubt kerry would be making special plans for any of them. Regardless, take 5 player sout of any IC squad and it will weaken them to some degree. There is every chance Burns, Brennan and McCann  could all have started against monaghan if available.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2021
« on: July 31, 2021, 08:16:56 PM »
Was 73:11 on TV I think. I thought the commentary and analysis on BBC was poor enough. Whatever this thing McConville and Harte have going on is cringeworthy too tbh.
Sidebottom constantly trying to stir it up, even when they are agreeing with each other.

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