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General discussion / Re: Barcelona - things to see and do?
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:07:39 PM »
Any advice for a group of about 20 lads heading for a stag this weekend? Other than watch the pockets etc.

We are staying in the SB Icaria hotel just beside the beach so plan on staying round the beach / port area most of the time. Some choice of food places down there so any recommendations are helpful.

Because of the pickpockets etc we are definitely avoiding the Ramblas at night, maybe head for a walk on Saturday during the day just.

Are you serious? Twenty lads on the tear and you're afraid to walk down the main boulevard in Barcelona?

General discussion / Re: Cambridge Analytica & Facebook
« on: March 20, 2018, 05:04:40 PM »
"These <stories they put out about their opponents> are things that don't necessarily need to be true as long as they're believed."
- Alexander Nix, CEO, Cambridge Analytica.

General discussion / Re: UK v Russia
« on: March 20, 2018, 10:42:41 AM »
Putting the shinners in the shade - vote very, very, very often:

General discussion / Re: UK v Russia
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:50:01 PM »
Notwithstanding the particular rag in which it's published and the wilder excesses of which the writer is capable, this, to me, is the right take on the whole subject:

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 17, 2018, 07:55:31 PM »
Well done the Scummies.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:27:29 PM »
Around about now we should have Stockdaleís intercept try.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 17, 2018, 11:16:01 AM »
Play their straight up the middle game in the first half because it will be attrition to start with.
Hopefully tire the English out, go in half time level or slightly up, and open up in the second half.
It will be the greatest Irish victory of all time if they win at Twickenham tomorrow.

Ya what. The tournament is already won. Thereís literally dozens of wins that weíve had in recent years that would be bigger than this one.

It wonít even be the greatest Irish victory against England in 12 months if we do it.
I'd doubt there's one Irish player who would agree with that, but sure what would they know? Aside from the World Cup quarter-final, this will be the biggest international game they have played in.

The quality of your takes on rugby players leave a hell of a lot to be desired.

To the other poster - playing and beating a England team down in the dumps with only pride to play for isnít the same as playing one going for a Grand Slam on the crest of a 20 game or so winning streak.

The trinket for us is bigger this year in that we can collect the imaginary title of Grand Slam champions but there have been many bigger matches Ireland have faced over the last ten or fifteen years.

If this was two unbeaten teams going to head to head for a Six Nations and a Grand Slam you may have had some case, as it stands itís the champions against a team without even a winning record on the season. And if we lose it doesnít change much at all. The only pressure on players is to get their Grand Slam bonuses. This is not the climatic match it was advertised to be at the start of the season.

They say it is going to be very cold, though.

General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: March 17, 2018, 11:13:41 AM »
With 17 Irish winners this week Id say we could get the best ever meet at Punchestown in 6 weeks. I'm definitely going there for for 2 days at least this year.

Highlight of the week. Presenting Percy or Laurina for me anyway.

Cheltenham winners often don't perform well at Punchestown - hard to keep them at the peak they've been brought to for Cheltenham. Can make Punchestown a bit of a betting lottery.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: March 17, 2018, 11:08:56 AM »

Since he doesn't exist in law, presumably he couldn't be prosecuted if, for instance, he robbed a bank?

General discussion / Re: Darwin Award candidates
« on: March 17, 2018, 11:04:55 AM »
I wonder what happened to muppet? Last active Jan 1st 2017. Must have made a New Year's Resolution to pack in the board. He's a big loss.

Yes - he was an asset to the board.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 15, 2018, 02:38:32 PM »
What odds were Ireland before they played Wales in 09?

Am i right to assume there's more expectancy on here to beat England then their was a few ago?

Duno, England are still England and still a team that hasn't been beaten at home under Jones.

Just me or do I find it hard to believe this team will lose three straight?

No. 17 coming up in Lotto last 2 weeks has no bearing on its likelihood of occurring this week.

GAA Discussion / Re: Why hasn't Cluxton replied?
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:15:46 AM »
Cluxton's autograph is overrated.

General discussion / Re: I need advice. Please help me.
« on: March 12, 2018, 02:52:14 PM »
There are some horrible morons here. You do not get to pronounce that someone saying they're suicidal and asking for help is not genuine, even if there's only a minuscule chance that they are. Have people learned nothing from all that's been said and written about mental health and suicide here and elsewhere in that last decade? The level of stupidity and callousness is mind boggling.

To the OP - you'll have gathered that asking for advice here has it's drawbacks. BC1's advice is of course the way to go. If you don't do that, my opinion is that it's not solely your choice as to whether to confess the truth. The wife has a say in this. And I think the best shot at the best outcome and the greatest aggregate happiness of all concerned is that nobody ever finds out. Whether you can carry that off is your call. And please remember that's only the opinion of someone who's not qualified to advise.

General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 11, 2018, 08:32:51 PM »
Called to see the Mammy day that's in it: says she, "that pup Paddy Jackson must be kicking himself with Ireland doing so well at the rugby." Interesting thought process...

Mammy's are lovely.

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