well done Ireland

well done Ireland

Postby alan d » Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:59 pm

Bloody good show lads and for all the Irish guys working with us or for us, you were feckin brilliant on saturday.

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Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:04 pm

They were.....
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Postby PVC King » Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:11 pm

Easily the best performance I have ever seen from Ireland. Well done to all concerned.

I also hope that Scotland come good again (next year) the Calcutta Cup belongs on the north side of Hadrians wall :D
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Postby FIN » Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:02 am

ha,ha..not til next year after we win the tri-nations
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Postby alan d » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:11 am

Not to worry FIN old boy, there's more chance of our parliament coming in on time and on budget than Scotland doing anything in rugby or football.

Still, in football I think we're creeping up the world table now..........only Ivanuatu, French Ghana and the Federation of Micronesia to overcome.:mad:
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Postby FIN » Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:53 am

unfortunately true alan. bad result against wales a few weeks back. in both rugby and football.
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Postby alan d » Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:05 pm

In football, the Scottish game is overrun by third rate players from overseas at the end of their careers, stopping young Scots coming through. Until that's resolved we'll be at the butt end of world football.

Though to be fair I think we've now slipped past Haiti in the FIFA world rankings. Can't think why?

Still, what a game for the Irish.........even I recognised that and it's amazing what success in sport can do for confidence.
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Postby Rory W » Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:08 pm

And I was there!!!!

Twickenham is not a bad little town, pity they couldn't get rid of ticket touting scum £600 they were asking for tickets... never paid more than face value myself
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Postby FIN » Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:20 pm

nice one. what was the craic like afterwards?
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Postby Rory W » Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:24 pm

Absolutely fantastic - even better than when we beat them over here. The atmosphere was absolutely electric. Good game - well done lads
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Postby notjim » Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:45 pm

alan d, re soccer, it always seems to me that the scottish teams do ok in europe, its only the national side that's shite, which i don't understand.
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Postby phil » Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:52 pm

Twickenham looks like a pretty impressive stadium. I find it interesting the way it is referred to as 'Fortress Twickenham'.
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Postby alan d » Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:03 pm

That's because Celtic have Larsson, notjim.............. Oh, and two englishmen called Sutton and Thomson and a Welsh bloke called Hartson and of course an Irish manager.
Not available for the national side.

Fortress Twickenham, eh Phil? What larks!

Guess this means Ireland are now world champions?
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Postby FIN » Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:09 pm

i found euro-sports highlights to be rather one-sided. it seems it was a major shock that a nation from the six-nations championship had the gall to go there and win. of course there was reference to 1966(they seem to mention that at every available time even though different sports ) and the fact scotland beat england after that particular tournament win. de-facto world champions i think was the quote. and re scotland with the big 2 having lots of foreigners the scottish national side is reduced to picking from the others and the various english teams.
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Postby phil » Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:16 pm

Alan, I was just thinking of it in terms of the analogy between a stadium and a fortress. There is definitely similarities in terms of the way in which they are both quite dominating features within the urban landscape.
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Postby alan d » Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:53 pm

Ach Phil, let's just gloat a little while longer before bringing architecture into the discussion.......if you'll allow me as a Celt to share just a tiny bit of your limelight:)

I understand that there are now 100,000 "Grand Slam 2004" T shirts up for sale at Twickenham, unused. Oh and a Chariot of the swing low sweet type up for sale, you can contact Clive................. if you're interested
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Postby FIN » Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:56 pm

>FOR SALE
>One chariot, (low-swinging, sweet type),in urgent need of repair (wheels
>have come off..again). One careless owner, details from Clive,
>Tel.Twickenham 20-14.
>
>FOR SALE
>100,000 Grand Slam t-shirts, ties & scarves - unused
>(choice of 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001and 2003/2004 ) Contact : RFU,
>Twickenham.
>
>
>LOST (on way to Twickenham) (i) Plan B (ii) Graciousness (iii) Bottle.
>Please contact : L. Daglalio, C. Woodward.
>
>MEN CHOKE IN FRONT OF LARGE CROWD 49,000 spectators watched helplessly
>yesterday as 15 sportsmen choked in front of them, apparently after
>being
>force-fed a large slice of humble pie. A doctor attending the scene said
>that the men had a medical history of this sort of thing: apparently it
>also
>happened in 2000 in Edinburgh, Wembley in 1999 and Landsdowne in 2001.
>
>IN MEMORIAM Slam, G : passed away, 7th Feb 2004. Sorely missed by Clive
>and
>the boys.
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Postby phil » Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:47 pm

Originally posted by alan d
Ach Phil, let's just gloat a little while longer before bringing architecture into the discussion.......if you'll allow me as a Celt to share just a tiny bit of your limelight:)


Oh, dont worry I am fully with you on that. Do you think Paul might be a little annoyed with us for devoting a full thread to this sort of thing?
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Postby notjim » Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:51 pm

but alan d, how come the irish team plays better than the national league because our good player play in england, but the scots teams play worse because the national league players aren't scottish? doesn't having a good national league encourage good players?

i am ignorant on this topic myself, soccer to me is just what comes between racing results.
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Postby alan d » Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:21 am

Having never placed a bet in my life notjim we're like two innocents out in the world.

Scotland has a mediocre national league with only two teams of note : Celtic and the blue noses from the west side of the city. In an effort to keep up the other teams draft in refugees from third teams in Europe.

Phil, don't worry about Paul....Diaspora talks rubbish all they time and gets away with it....one rogue thread won't spoil the site.
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Postby sw101 » Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:19 pm

be you casting dispersions on people alan? shocking. flabbergasting. you're damn right though. SCREW RANGERS!!
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Postby FIN » Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:43 pm

you would like to be all politically correct and say tolerence for all but naw!!! f**k that. com'on the celts
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