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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "True for you, lot of nancy boys about these days feigning injury, some big brutes of fellas of 6'4 with beards, they must train them at the swimming pool diving board."
I hear you. We go down a bit too easy when we come into free kick range. It's to the detriment of our forwards who should be encouraged to score more from play and be confident to do so.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5874 - 21/08/2020 22:41:41    2288614

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Replying To Canuck:  "I had no issue with Joe except that he could not shut his mouth when someone else was speaking and talked over them. Usually this is a sign of a poor debater when they need to drown out others. However other than that his content did add spice but now good judgement when picking his battles and executing them."
I do understand and your point is well made, I don't think there's going to any winners in arguing for or against Joe, likewise some of my posts may come across in a condescending way, but that is certainly not my intention, there is more important issues right now to be discussed than anonymous posts, take care, a chara.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2114 - 22/08/2020 13:28:40    2288655

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RTE had a great program on Ballymun Kickhams the other evening.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1901 - 23/08/2020 15:31:50    2288754

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Replying To supersub15:  "I do understand and your point is well made, I don't think there's going to any winners in arguing for or against Joe, likewise some of my posts may come across in a condescending way, but that is certainly not my intention, there is more important issues right now to be discussed than anonymous posts, take care, a chara."
True.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 907 - 23/08/2020 15:51:16    2288760

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Replying To Canuck:  "I had no issue with Joe except that he could not shut his mouth when someone else was speaking and talked over them. Usually this is a sign of a poor debater when they need to drown out others. However other than that his content did add spice but now good judgement when picking his battles and executing them."
I wonder if Joe is so vocal in court ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 367 - 23/08/2020 17:39:36    2288773

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Replying To Canuck:  "I had no issue with Joe except that he could not shut his mouth when someone else was speaking and talked over them. Usually this is a sign of a poor debater when they need to drown out others. However other than that his content did add spice but now good judgement when picking his battles and executing them."
If the person(s) that were on the receiving end of Joe's debate, comments or verbal rant's were half as good at the debating business then that would be more than enough to slow things down a bit. Perhaps Joe's opinion made more sense than the others so they decided then they had nothing further to add, it's often said it can be more difficult to meet people half way than not meet them at all, the most difficult thing for me to understand about Joe was his accent but I got used to that.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2114 - 23/08/2020 18:35:00    2288782

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How can RTÉ afford to give away so many cars and holidays?

And has anyone on here ever met anyone who's won a holiday or car from RTÉ?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11452 - 23/08/2020 22:10:03    2288823

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "How can RTÉ afford to give away so many cars and holidays?

And has anyone on here ever met anyone who's won a holiday or car from RTÉ?"
Theyre given plenty from sponsors/companies who give car away for PR.
Like any other tv or radio station.
Was in school with guy who's parents won car on some show or another about 15 years ago..

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1371 - 23/08/2020 22:32:07    2288829

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Dee Forbes has 25,000 a year car allowance, two years at that rate would get her some car.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2114 - 23/08/2020 22:43:29    2288832

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On a Happier note. -

Here are some of the great Michael o Muircheartaigh's commentary quotes, brialliant.

Sean Og O hAlpian, his father from Fermanagh, his Mother from Figi, neither a hurling stronghold.

Anthony Lynch the Cork corner back will be the last person to let you down, - his people are undertakers.

Teddy Mc Carthy to Mick Mc Carthy no relation, Mick Mc Carthy back to Teddy Mc Carthy still no relation.

He grabs the sliothar, he's on the 50, he's on the 40, - - he's on the ground.

In the first half they played with the wind, in the second half they played with the ball.

Mick Houlihan for Limerick he had his jaw broken from the kick of a bullock two months ago. 'Twas some bullock that broke Mike Houlihans jaw.

Teddy Mc Carthy looks at the ball, the ball looks at Teddy.

Pat Fox out on the 40 and grabs the sliothar,I bought a dog from his father last week, Fox turns and sprints for goal, - the dog ran a great race last Tuesday in Limerick, - - Fox, to the21, fires a shot,- it goes to the left and wide, - - - the dog lost as well.

I saw a few Sligo people at mass in Gardiner St. this morning and the omens seemed to be good for them, the Priest was wearing the same colours as the Sligo jersey, - - 40 yards out on the Hogan Stand side of the pitch, Ciaran Whealan goes on a rampage, shoots, - - it's a goal, - so much for religion.

. . . and Brian Dooher is down injured, and while he is I'll tell ye a little story, I was in Times Sq. in New York last week, and I was missing the championship back home, so I approached a news stand and I asked, I suppose you wouldn't have the Kerryman, would ye,? To which the Egyptian behind the counter turned to me and said, Do you want the North Kerry edition, or the South Kerry edition.? - He had both so I bought both. - And Dooher is back on his feet.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2114 - 23/08/2020 22:48:54    2288834

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "How can RTÉ afford to give away so many cars and holidays?

And has anyone on here ever met anyone who's won a holiday or car from RTÉ?"
I met one fella. He was driving to car to the airport to go on holiday.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5874 - 23/08/2020 23:27:07    2288838

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Replying To supersub15:  "If the person(s) that were on the receiving end of Joe's debate, comments or verbal rant's were half as good at the debating business then that would be more than enough to slow things down a bit. Perhaps Joe's opinion made more sense than the others so they decided then they had nothing further to add, it's often said it can be more difficult to meet people half way than not meet them at all, the most difficult thing for me to understand about Joe was his accent but I got used to that."
Shouting the loudest does not make you the best debater. Brolly continually talked over the other panelists, went off on bizarre tangents and seemed to crave attention, deliberately taking controversial positions that I honestly doubt he believed in to try to get a headline. The football became secondary, he wanted every programme he was on to be the Joe show. He got progressively worse over the years as his profile went to his head and he was unbearable by the end in my humble opinion.

I understand that some people enjoyed the heated debates and chaos that often ensued when he was on, but it wasn't my cup of tea personally.

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1912 - 24/08/2020 00:35:03    2288844

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Theyre given plenty from sponsors/companies who give car away for PR.
Like any other tv or radio station.
Was in school with guy who's parents won car on some show or another about 15 years ago.."
Ah fair enough if it's not coming out of the licence money, iv never known or heard of anyone that's won anything and I don't enter them comps myself.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11452 - 24/08/2020 07:46:20    2288851

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "How can RTÉ afford to give away so many cars and holidays?

And has anyone on here ever met anyone who's won a holiday or car from RTÉ?"
It's rigged . All the cars and holidays go to the Dublin footballers :)

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1024 - 24/08/2020 08:52:38    2288854

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ah fair enough if it's not coming out of the licence money, iv never known or heard of anyone that's won anything and I don't enter them comps myself."
a colleague of mine's brother won money on a comp on the late late once apparently. I rarely enter them myself i must say.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2305 - 24/08/2020 13:30:50    2288910

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Replying To Breezy:  "It's rigged . All the cars and holidays go to the Dublin footballers :)"
Jay's your obsessed with the dublin footballers kid.

I see your trying to turn another thread into Kerry v dublin eh.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11452 - 24/08/2020 14:17:39    2288919

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Jay's your obsessed with the dublin footballers kid.

I see your trying to turn another thread into Kerry v dublin eh."
Ah go on man, take the bait.....it's been too quiet here without one ;)

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2305 - 24/08/2020 14:22:17    2288921

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "How can RTÉ afford to give away so many cars and holidays?

And has anyone on here ever met anyone who's won a holiday or car from RTÉ?"
RTE should at least reduce the average earnings of a contestant in Winning Streak, if not scrap the show.

It's sad how dull and repetitive some of the games are and what's the point anyway if their not going to bother with CGI games anymore, the show is now beyond boring

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 121 - 24/08/2020 15:58:29    2288934

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Replying To eoghan6688:  "RTE should at least reduce the average earnings of a contestant in Winning Streak, if not scrap the show.

It's sad how dull and repetitive some of the games are and what's the point anyway if their not going to bother with CGI games anymore, the show is now beyond boring"
The show is for old people who also think Up For The Match is brilliant. Brings in huge numbers and advertising. Let the old people have their fun.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 6813 - 24/08/2020 16:30:40    2288944

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "The show is for old people who also think Up For The Match is brilliant. Brings in huge numbers and advertising. Let the old people have their fun."
Ok, but should the potential earnings not be reduced, at least? Even if they reduced the average earnings per contestant by 2k per episode, that would be plenty of additional 10k's saved up over a season, which could be put to better use

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 121 - 24/08/2020 16:43:08    2288945

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