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by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
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I'd imagine FF and FG strategies will be very different next time around too. They wont run as many candidates. While SF will run more, as you say, that will take seats from the Soc Dems and Greens most likely. Those parties will have to turn the gun on SF if they want to survive. The left was very...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'd imagine FF and FG strategies will be very different next time around too. They wont run as many candidates. While SF will run more, as you say, that will take seats from the Soc Dems and Greens most likely. Those parties will have to turn the gun on SF if they want to survive. The left was very ...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'm increasingly of the opinion that FG fancy their chances. Thought that for a while. Not the stupidest move Yeah but you think we should be meeting up in tiny unventilated rooms and sharing toothbrushes. The majority at the minute only works with the Greens involved. If these talks break down the...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

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TSG, I'm not saying a government shouldn't have been formed, I'm just saying it's not because they're spineless. I think we can agree to disagree on that Stats. One of these 'non spineless' Ministers was telling me last night that they now fully expect a British crash out on Dec 31st and yet that s...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

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If we want to play Captain hindsight it can be argued that a more severe response earlier as advocated by many posters could now see us out the other side and ready to start back rugger like the Kiwis. Instead we let lads go skiing in a petri Exactly. Captain Hindsight would have had the gates of E...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

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I think the main bug bear is the immigration/citizenship issues. Basically another attempt to bring another referendum into public discussion I think. https://twitter.com/YuleGoat/status/1268126937245011968?s=19 This tweet chain is a peach. I saw this :lol: https://twitter.com/planetjedward/status/...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
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Views: 3229205

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Gavin Duffy wrote:
EverReady wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Latest thing on woke Irish twitter is shiting on about Michael McDowell.
What did Mick to?
He's been saying open sh*t up and also saying the krauts are bang on giving the two fingers to the ECJ. And probably other stuff as well.
He's the most racist man since Hitler
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

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Can't find the link but the lead guy on the Swedish response has come out with a Mea Culpa. Found link. https://t.co/JPXXQX9m6y?amp=1 “If we were to encounter the same illness with the same knowledge that we have today, I think our response would land somewhere in between what Sweden did and what t...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

It's a legitimate approach. It's on the sliding scale. As long as domestic populace are OK with it....? Yeah I dont disagree with that. It's one way of tackling it. But maybe they should have taken the approach of pretty much the entire rest of the Western world. It's all well and good if they keep...
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Can't find the link but the lead guy on the Swedish response has come out with a Mea Culpa. Found link. https://t.co/JPXXQX9m6y?amp=1 “If we were to encounter the same illness with the same knowledge that we have today, I think our response would land somewhere in between what Sweden did and what t...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

On another issue, I see there's also a little bit of tension over the abortion vote in the North and stance the Shinners will take. Mary Lou will have a tough time reconciling her new found support with the traditional set. Fair play to her if she manages it.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
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Views: 3229205

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I think the official / socialist arm of Shinners seem to be very much in favour of "locking down" and protecting the vulnerable etc.

Their nationalist underbelly is fairly obvious through all of this though. There will be a split there yet.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

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The Leinster lads are killing each other here. Terrible to see.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

It's a good time to take a break! This place is crazy enough when there is rugby on.

Always suspected that he had a soft spot for Mary Lou.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 101004
Views: 3229205

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How are yis, Chislers? I hope everyone is keeping well. I'm working hard on not murdering my loved ones.
by Boxcar Ira
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Floppykid wrote:I know I'm posting a lot of this, but fudge me, what a grade A plum.
https://twitter.com/EmmetKirwan/status/ ... 8518117381
You see "Project Fear" being dropped in to the comments too by Sinner bots. It's incredible how we are mimicking the UK with no sense of irony.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436489
Views: 16217929

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulsters Red Hand wrote:Good to see the thread has turned in to a dick-measuring contest. Of course, one time I played with Dan Carter.
Tip Rugby or tackle though?
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

And I know a lot of the reasons 2 or 3 runners are on the ticket is due to regional voting within a constituency
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Was thinking also in the midst of the inevitable delays in forming a government. Everyone is saying SF would get extra seats by running a 2nd candidate in some locations. I wonder how tactical FF and FG will be next time around? Will they run 3 candidates each in Clare for example where Wynne got in...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

The rising is a good analogy. Those guys had no support until they were martyred. Time has a way of glorifying the acts of freedom fighters / terrorists. For me, the focus needs to be on the criminality in this state and just the fact that we have a large political party which never cut it's paramil...
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 436489
Views: 16217929

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not to story-top LC, but I had the pleasure of playing Darcy in real rugby and the misfortune to have to tackle him. When you could catch him, you found out he was made of solid concrete.
by Boxcar Ira
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/single-people-can-face-seven-times-more-tax-38936854.html Single people pay as much as seven times more tax as married couples and hundreds more for their car insurance. Furthermore, a highly paid single person could pay as much as €12,000 more t...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Conspicuous wrote:
etherman wrote:How many seats did SF probably miss out on through lack of candidates? 5 or 6?
Yeah, possibly 7
Do you think that many?

2 in Dublin I'd say with Mary Lou and O'Snodaigh. Maybe a third adition in DBN. Another 1 in Donegal.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Yeah it doesnt feel any better saying that :(
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

https://twitter.com/JohnSimpsonNews/status/1226780166384496640 They don't half do vitriol do they? (the comments on the tweet) :uhoh: It would be interesting to compare the on-line language used by Trump / Brexit brigade and now the Sinners. "'Populism' is term invented by the upper middle class pr...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

https://twitter.com/JohnSimpsonNews/status/1226780166384496640 They don't half do vitriol do they? (the comments on the tweet) :uhoh: It would be interesting to compare the on-line language used by Trump / Brexit brigade and now the Sinners. "'Populism' is term invented by the upper middle class pr...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

It's really difficult to know tbf
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Again, you have to remember that SF would be the largest party today (most seats) if they ran enough candidates.

FF will be number one by default
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

CM11 wrote:
Boxcar Ira wrote:[
It's the largest bloc that works isnt it?

Confidence and Supply is out. FF and FG both ruled out working with SF and that's how people voted.
What do you mean 'largest block that works'? Explain who is in this block.
SF / Green / Labour / SD. Assorted Gino Wallaces and Boyd Barrets
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2020/public-hasnt-shown-confidence-in-our-ability-to-govern-ffs-cowen-calls-for-sf-to-form-left-coalition-38942728.html Smart :uhoh: Really? "Go ahead and wreck the country, see if I care." Typical attitude of the entitled when they get shown the door....
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2020/public-hasnt-shown-confidence-in-our-ability-to-govern-ffs-cowen-calls-for-sf-to-form-left-coalition-38942728.html Smart :uhoh: Really? "Go ahead and wreck the country, see if I care." Typical attitude of the entitled when they get shown the door....
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

CM11 wrote:Paschal scrapes over the line.

Greens up to 9 now. Not sure if they've any left in the running.
Patrick Costello?
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

My taxi driver, person of the people said - sick of the other parties so voted SF. - loads of homeless being housed in hostels. - SF promised to build housing. - he hates your current president, and he’s Indian heritage. - he hates the Ryan air guy, and something about betting on horses. 10 minute ...
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

etherman wrote:
Boxcar Ira wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Ether's going full Bimbo here.
An honest to goodness SDLP voter if ever I saw one :thumbup:
Alliance actually. Party member.
Ah I'm only mesing with ya. No idea who you vote for.

Now I do :thumbup:
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Floppykid wrote:Ether's going full Bimbo here.
An honest to goodness SDLP voter if ever I saw one :thumbup:
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

North or South, they do love a good fleg
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

ts people wanting better and politicians looking like the give a fùck.
I'm not sure you can say that. There are politicians being voted in who werent trusted to sit on a council a few months ago. One fucker was going on holidays during the campaign.
by Boxcar Ira
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 114950

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Calm heads needed lads Look at the exit poll numbers They've 43% of their members that favour tax cuts over spending (the same as FG) They are supported by the young but are Eurosceptic They can't hold this together. This is a Corbyn 2016 moment. The problem is playing for enough time for the tide ...