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    World Football - The Shit Leagues (Sponsored by Richie Towell)

    Come back for the end of the Airtricity season Taz.

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    And, speaking of the champions-elect, this needs a place in this new thread.



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    Good timing, Giggles. If Harps beat UCD tonight we secure 2nd place and home advantage second for the playoff. My fiancée is over tonight but I'm hoping I can convince her to come too.

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    You should have waited to propose at it

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    I can just imagine the incomprehensible announcement on our decades old tannoy.

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    Piss poor turnout in Cork tonight. Maybe Rovers won't be the only club team telling RTÉ to ram it.

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    Quality



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    Nice, still an outside chance you can make the playoffs too. No fight left in UCD after tonight's battering. Not sure who I'd rather face.

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    Small chance. Early home form left a huge uphill battle though.

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    Cup semi final weekend

    Jesus, Tony Cousins looks so old now.

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    http://m.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2015/10...ristol-rovers/

    Should do OK at League Two level if he moves.

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    This Dundalk team must be the best that has been seen in the country. Be interesting to see what happens if 2 or 3 head over to England.

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    Back Friday night

    Won't make the Cobh game as I'm going to David O'Doherty but heading up to Athlone the following week.

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    We've got the big North West derby on Friday night, which is going to be awesome. I'm expecting the place to be packed out. We've added quite well to the squad, including former United U19 captain (I think) Ryan McConnell. As usual we're worried where the goals are going to come from, but solid defence is the route to success in this league, I reckon. We'll get pasted by the best sides, though.

    So glad we're out of the First Divison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJay View Post
    We've got the big North West derby on Friday night, which is going to be awesome. I'm expecting the place to be packed out. We've added quite well to the squad, including former United U19 captain (I think) Ryan McConnell. As usual we're worried where the goals are going to come from, but solid defence is the route to success in this league, I reckon. We'll get pasted by the best sides, though.

    So glad we're out of the First Divison.
    You bastard Shels basically have a bunch of kids looking at the squad. Hopefully the few loans from Rovers pan out as they really need to get out of this mire.

    Taz would be all over this lad like a rash though.

    http://www.shelbournefc.ie/player/195/Sodiq_Oguntola

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    That went rather well @CJay, did you go after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggles View Post
    That went rather well @CJay, did you go after?
    It was a weird game. Derry were awful, First Division standard. We weren't much better, but were just stronger all across the pitch. So good to see the Derry fans leaving after we got the second with 15 minutes to go. Pitch wasn't great, the ball was hardly bouncing at all. We'll take the 3 points, though. Great start.

    Dundalk will probably tear us apart at their place next week.

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    Shels carried on where they left off last season. Didn't make it as I was at a gig but I'm heading up to Athlone next weekend, get a better handle on what they're like.

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    How many go up this season? Hard to look past UCD / Limerick / Drogheda.

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    Well that was worthwhile.

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    West Ham considering buying share in Shamrock Rovers to use the club for work permit applications.

    http://www.balls.ie/football/shamroc...ncrease/327918

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    What's special about Ireland in terms of work permits? I thought Belgium was the place for that sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJay View Post
    What's special about Ireland in terms of work permits? I thought Belgium was the place for that sort of thing.
    I'm not really sure of the advantages either.

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    Just came here to mention I will narrate brann return to tippeligaen and the story of 4th division team called valestrand hjellvik.

    Soon on your screen!

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    Well, the first game of the season was last week and that cockblocker Erik huseklepp scored a good goal and brann made a good return

    I do remind I have a hate/ love relationship with brann
    https://youtu.be/9UlOcHLBttM

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    Something was needed anyway. I only vaguely remember him though.

    http://www.extratime.ie/newsdesk/art...ephen-elliott/

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    Jamie English

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    Was always on the cards in the streets and pubs, but this a bit of a reoccurrence.

    http://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/vid...alymount/74675



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    That's a bit mad. Who started it all?

    Harps really do play some eye-bleeding stuff.

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    I'd say they need to, but eve at the top it's eye bleeding.

    That one tonight was strange in the ground. I've witnessed a few outside but it's normally only there.

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    2:26 Ashley cole picks up two yellow cards inside 33 seconds. First card at the throw-in was for time wasting. Not sure how the referee figured that out when la galaxy are above sporting city kansas in the league

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    Great work by the cameraman after the second challenge.

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    Players putting their hands in the referees chest like that. Should be handing out red cards all over the place.

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    Lol at Giovani, the timewaster.

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    @Spoonsky Do you rate Cedrick Mabwati?
    I'm a twit

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    Yes.

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    Isle of Man team looking to join League of Ireland. Surely should be League of Wales or NI you'd think really.


    http://www.the42.ie/isle-of-man-team...80732-May2016/

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    Might see the thread sponsor get a game tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niko_cee View Post
    Might see the thread sponsor get a game tonight.
    Judging by the other midfielders in the squad, I can only imagine there's a raft of injuries or it's a league cup game.

    He's done fairly balls since he's been there but in hindsight it was too big a step up really. Needed to go lower like Forrester.

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    Yeah, League Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niko_cee View Post
    Yeah, League Cup.
    He should go back on loan for the Europa group stages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niko_cee View Post
    Yeah, League Cup.
    Didn't even make the bench I see. Definitely needs to suck it up and go back to dominating over here again. Or at least go down a division there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggles View Post
    Isle of Man team looking to join League of Ireland. Surely should be League of Wales or NI you'd think really.


    http://www.the42.ie/isle-of-man-team...80732-May2016/
    This is an old post, but we'd be better amalgamating the entire non-English leagues into one league. The League of Ireland can get involved too, as can the Channel Isles. The concern would be costs for away matches for amateurs / semi-professionals, but at least you'd have some improvement in the level of competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS View Post
    This is an old post, but we'd be better amalgamating the entire non-English leagues into one league. The League of Ireland can get involved too, as can the Channel Isles. The concern would be costs for away matches for amateurs / semi-professionals, but at least you'd have some improvement in the level of competition.
    I'd say the travel costs would make it too prohibitive. Only way it could he done would be to use a handful from each region and drop the rest to their respective national amateur levels.

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    It's a non-starter, given they'd all be terrified of UEFA / FIFA kicking off that they don't have their own national league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggles View Post
    Didn't even make the bench I see. Definitely needs to suck it up and go back to dominating over here again. Or at least go down a division there.
    I think he is injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS View Post
    This is an old post, but we'd be better amalgamating the entire non-English leagues into one league. The League of Ireland can get involved too, as can the Channel Isles. The concern would be costs for away matches for amateurs / semi-professionals, but at least you'd have some improvement in the level of competition.
    Get a sponsorship from RyanAir/AirLingus and it's a doddle, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phonics View Post
    Get a sponsorship from RyanAir/AirLingus and it's a doddle, no?
    Quote Originally Posted by GS View Post
    It's a non-starter, given they'd all be terrified of UEFA / FIFA kicking off that they don't have their own national league.
    As above.

    I went to an Irish League match where there were six away fans. You wouldn't have the demand.

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