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  1. deiseach

    Manchester United 0 Liverpool 5 (Oct 24 2021)

    I've taken to swerving those videos, burdened as they are with the Family Guy-style of everything having to be an attempt at a joke, and frequently failing miserably. But the hit-miss ratio was certainly a lot higher in that one.
  2. Uh-oh. Straws in the wind... Manchester United considering sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  3. deiseach

    Are we, as a nation, becoming hysterical?

    When was this time when the Brits were a nation of stoics? Before the 1990's, I'm guessing, when the nation had a collective breakdown over the death of Princess Diana or the fate of Deidre fucking Rashid.
  4. I'd ask @dave u where the podcast was, but i think it's likely they started recording it after the final whistle and haven't finished yet.
  5. deiseach

    Alex Ferguson

    Man Utd have had three title winning managers in their entire history. Everton have had more!
  6. I hadn't thought of that. Then again, the most important lesson they'd learn is "we need Jurgen Klopp".
  7. Eamonn Sweeney's take in the Sunday Independent before the game on the respective managers is looking pretty good right about now. His follow-up isn't too bad either, with bonus dig at the Green and Gold brigade.
  8. Yep. Seen a lot of grumbling that the meeja are obsessed with Yeer-nited at the expense of coverage of Liverpool. The longer they pick over that particular carcass while Liverpool are allowed to quietly get about their business, the better
  9. Anyone who didn't upvote this at the time can go back and do so now. You're welcome.
  10. deiseach

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Are you ready, are you ready for five? Yes I am, boo-oo.
  11. deiseach

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    From the BBC's minute-by-minute today: Oh wait, this could be any day.
  12. deiseach

    The world of a woman.

    I think the concept has finally trickled into my wife's head. It's only taken 20 years. Her mother, on the other hand...her philosophy is that if there is enough money in the account at this very moment then she can afford it. All the direct debits you might have between now and pay day? They'll be fine. Maddening.
  13. deiseach

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Is that what the cat said?
  14. deiseach

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Look at what Watched Toffee retweeted on Thursday: The Benitez effect is right.
  15. deiseach

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    "They’re like a cartoon fucking moron. Wile. E. Coyote or Tom from Tom & Jerry. They never learn. Just the same fucking stupid mistakes year upon year that make them look ridiculous. It’s actually staggering that this can happen to them so often and at no point do they ever take a step back and think "you know what, let’s not get ahead of ourselves this time as we always end up with egg on our faces"" - @dave u
  16. Yep. Crackle is doomed. Why would anyone want to put that off for a few months rather than have Klopp hammer the last nail into his managerial coffin?
  17. deiseach

    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Anyone with an understanding of the politics of Northern Ireland will recognise talk that people are primarily concerned with bread-and-butter issues over constitutional ones for the guff that it is. Sure, people care more about jobs and affordable health care on a day-to-day basis than about the Union or Brexit, and polling will reflect that. But when it comes to the former in Northern Ireland and the latter in England, large swathes of the electorate will vote with only one concern in mind when they head into the privacy of the polling booth. Just as there has never been anything that Unionist parties can offer Nationalists that would make the reality of the partition of Ireland agreeable to them, there's nothing that Labour can offer to those who abandoned them for Brexit in the red wall seats that will make them come back to the fold. A hundred years hasn't been long enough to resolve all the issues unleashed by partition. About the best that can said about the current dispensation in England is that it shouldn't take that long for Brexit to work its way through the body politic.
  18. deiseach

    PODCAST: Red or Dead?

    I laughed like a drain at Adrianna routinely bringing Dave crashing back down to earth. I dread the day when my son (8) is going to do the same to me.
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    Geordie Arabia

    I saw what you did there.
  20. deiseach

    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    After the break in Genuine Questions: when did you stop beating your wife?
  21. deiseach

    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Both those players were slowing down by the time they hit 30 from what they were capable of earlier in their careers despite both being absolutely prodigies. In fact almost every single one of the world class bracket of top players (e.g Messi Ronaldo Neymar Mbappe Aguero Rooney etc.) were all world class in their teens and already on the radar of huge clubs. Even Lukaku whilst not as good was leading premier league forward lines in his teens. Foden and Pedri now are already in the first teams at the top clubs in the world. Generational talent doesn’t get missed by these big teams, they hoover it up. Apart from the two anomalies at Liverpool in Salah and Mane who just happened to be fairly decent forwards into their mid twenties who top clubs had a look at and decided against, until they arrived at Liverpool and suddenly became two of the best forwards in the world over night in their mid to late twenties. Not seen too many stories like that anywhere in football but imagine the chances of getting two in one club? Three if you count VVD who went from a player only Southampton would take a punt on from Celtic to what some pundits consider the greatest centre back in premier league history. What a meteoric rise for three players all at the same club all at a stage in their career when huge rapid improvement isn’t that common. Honestly just open your eyes to the fact this isn’t normal. What other pace based attacker who is almost 30 who has played week after week for 4 seasons in a row is actually getting faster and better as time goes on? Even Ronaldo Messi Kane etc. all adapted their games so they don’t run as much. Salah is still tearing down the wing like he’s 21 (except when he was 21 he wasn’t tearing down the wing like this). It’s not natural, if those players went to other clubs half of them would be finished within a few seasons. Seriously you could retire Milner Henderson Firmino Matip immediately, Jones would probably look a championship player, Jota would be bang average as he was at Wolves, and no one would even discuss Alexander Arnold and Robertson as even being in the conversation for best fullbacks in the world.
  22. deiseach

    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    I recently happened upon a blog post at the eye-rollingly titled 'Freethinking Economist' - I've yet to encounter anyone who brags about how closed-minded they are - which was a good analysis of the idea that you can increase wages by reducing labour supply. It's well worth reading in full, but the money quote is right at the end:
  23. deiseach

    The all-new Post-Brexit no-hard-border GAA thread

    Nope. It'd be nice for a new(ish) team to win, but it would also be nice for a team who are capable of having a tilt at the Munster & All-Ireland cub championships to win. My club are Tramore, the club with access to 10% of the population of the county yet can't field a Senior team in either code. I have a feeling in my waters that things will change in that regard - in a decade or two. You read it here first.