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  • Originally posted by Padrio View Post
    The World Cup and, yet again, the ubiquitous "pundit" and "co-commentator" pollute our TVs, with 99.9% of them spouting pure and utter bilge. They haven't a clue what they are saying. It's clear that intelligence is in short supply and being a good player does not qualify one to be a pundit.
    I'm talking about you, Martin Keown, Robbie Savage, Ray Houghton, Ronnie Whelan, Jermaine Jenas............... (the list goes on and on) 🤦
    Not a fan of the old soccerball or pretty much most sports that don't involve a motor or at least wheels, but it's the punditry that used to do my head in back in the bad old days when broadcast TV was the main option rather than just turning to Netflix/Disney+/Youtube instead.

    World cup or Euros would roll round and it'd be bad enough the schedules being jammed up for an hour and half, but y'know fine, enjoy your games, but do we really need another 30 mins to an hour of a few old blowhards round a table and some interviews with people who have never held a normal job in their life?

    To the non sports person, all sports coverage sounds like this:

    https://www.instagram.com/diecast_1_64/

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    • Is there one of them comic strips about people writing long posts about things on TV they don’t care about? Just go and do something else, that should solve it.

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      • Originally posted by Cold View Post
        Is there one of them comic strips about people writing long posts about things on TV they don’t care about? Just go and do something else, that should solve it.


        You can just scroll on you know, that will solve it...

        Ah I said, used to be a problem in the analogue days because there was nothing else and also Eamonn Dunphy was still a thing (I think he does Podcasts for people that hate themselves and like the misery now).

        Nowadays, not a problem.

        Carry on my sensitive soccer loving friend.

        Also, did you forget what thread you were in again?
        Last edited by crank_case; 01-12-2022, 11:30 PM.
        https://www.instagram.com/diecast_1_64/

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        • I think it’s fair to rant about how football is taking over TV seeing as Ireland isn’t even in the tournament. It’s a bit like covering the ice hockey world championship for like 5h a day except I’m fairly sure that’s not a mega corrupt event. I think my €180 could be spent better than on lowlives like FIFA tbh and on hours of pointless pre and post match analysis.

          Do a proper investigation and analysis into something that’s actually important, how about that? That could be worth paying for. Mind you, that would involve annoying the people paying the subsidies so perhaps easier to just show football.

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          • Originally posted by crank_case View Post

            Also, did you forget what thread you were in again?
            It's his rant. Let him have it and it's OK if you don't agree with it.
            When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command.

            Very often that individual is crazy.

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            • Rants and counter rants… I think all are within the ranting T&C’s

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              • Skateboarding in the Oympics.
                It's degrading and reduces skateboarding to the level of a sport. Which these days means a device to extract money from TV watchers and funnel it to large corporations.

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                • Travellers going mental here in Ennis. 2 Caravans burned out then car chase and shots fired in an estate then petrol bombs thrown at another site then a grave set on fire last night. All on video, no care in the world given. These lads are a law onto themselves.

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                  • Originally posted by blascae111 View Post
                    Travellers going mental here in Ennis. 2 Caravans burned out then car chase and shots fired in an estate then petrol bombs thrown at another site then a grave set on fire last night. All on video, no care in the world given. These lads are a law onto themselves.
                    Witnessed similar cnuts with ill intent driving around in a white van, "Toyota Parts" written on the sides just like the legitimate Toyota business vans today. Driver asks "Hey mister, any metal in that skip" we were parked beside. Colleague replied he didn't know anything about it. More polite than I would have been.
                    When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command.

                    Very often that individual is crazy.

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                    • Garda helicopter out now and armed support units all over the sites. Some chase with an audi that ended up crashing and lads went off on foot with guns. Tis like gta5. Paavee point won't be sticking their heads out over the real issue with them

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                      • Originally posted by shaggy View Post
                        Skateboarding in the Oympics.
                        It's degrading and reduces skateboarding to the level of a sport. Which these days means a device to extract money from TV watchers and funnel it to large corporations.
                        The greater slight than the commercial is being lumped into the olympics , the greatest farce in fairness being your best .
                        Come to think of it, they’ve even managed to commercialise and deface K2 , up until very very recently the numbers who made the trip and lived to tell the tale were counted in dozens, it’s grim…

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                        • Originally posted by shaggy View Post
                          Skateboarding in the Oympics.
                          It's degrading and reduces skateboarding to the level of a sport. Which these days means a device to extract money from TV watchers and funnel it to large corporations.
                          I think it says everything about the state of modern sport when a formerly outsider, mildly outlaw counterculture thing like skateboarding is seen as less respectable by being associated with the IOC.

                          It's hard to think of a sporting body of late that hasn't been dragged in the mud in terms of corruption, abuse and cheating. Once money comes into it, it sort of goes to hell. I'm not sure if there's a governing body for tiddlywinks, but if there is, thete's probably a weighted discs fiasco or something.
                          https://www.instagram.com/diecast_1_64/

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                          • Originally posted by blascae111 View Post
                            Travellers going mental here in Ennis. 2 Caravans burned out then car chase and shots fired in an estate then petrol bombs thrown at another site then a grave set on fire last night. All on video, no care in the world given. These lads are a law onto themselves.
                            Careful now! The only section of society that we can’t comment on without being accused of all sorts. I feel sorry for the Garda trying to deal with them.

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                            • Originally posted by charlie View Post

                              Witnessed similar cnuts with ill intent driving around in a white van, "Toyota Parts" written on the sides just like the legitimate Toyota business vans today. Driver asks "Hey mister, any metal in that skip" we were parked beside. Colleague replied he didn't know anything about it. More polite than I would have been.
                              How is this similar to shooting and petrol bombing?

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                              • Originally posted by fez View Post

                                How is this similar to shooting and petrol bombing?
                                I didn't say it was but this is a rant thread and I'm entitled to my opinion. Is my rant any less relevant to any of the others here? I don't think so.
                                If you were on the receiving end of their entrepreneurial skills you would have a similar opinion to mine.
                                When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command.

                                Very often that individual is crazy.

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