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    Pay for SS , or get it for free and you're still whinging. Jaysus


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      Originally posted by dubaicookie View Post

      Pay for SS , or get it for free and you're still whinging. Jaysus
      Shouldn't you be riding your camel?
      New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.

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        Originally posted by Old Dog View Post
        Shouldn't you be riding your camel?
        I'd say the cupla focail goes down a treat at the local wadi
        My computer thinks I'm gay
        What's the difference anyway
        When all the people do all day
        Is stare into a phone

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          Tá capaill gan ainm agam.


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            Originally posted by sewa View Post
            I'd say the cupla focail goes down a treat at the local wadi
            Just as well as any other language spoken by any nationality here, for some reason ( some) Irish are the only ones who might have a problem with someone speaking it. Strange.


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              I understand fully the desire of Rugby fans to have english language commentary for TG4 games. I am lucky that both languages are the same for me but I do think more use of the english language would allow a better calibre pundit and analyst on the programme.

              However folks need to be cognisant of the function of TG4. Their role is to provide a television service to cater to those who speak/ enjoy etc Gaeilge. I would imagine they also see themselves as having a role in promoting the language too through the likes of sports broadcasts.

              I can see both sides of the debate. On one side a view that as a public service broadcaster they should cater to english speakers too....and on the other side a belief that that is not their remit and the failing is with RTE 1 & 2 for not providing a service a significant section of their viewers desire.


              Just another question. Are we sure TG4 have the technical ability to provide a red button service? They may not.

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                I think they don't, or at least haven't had until very recently. James Lynch had posted an explanation as to why this has been the case the last time the same posters were making the same complaints.

                Ah yes, here it is - from 2012:
                (I think it's probably worth including what he subsequently wrote as well)
                Originally posted by James Lynch View Post

                Plenty ask for red button, but for all Irish based broadcast stations RTE provide the platform. So until RTE provide the facility for a red button, TG4 can't offer it for commentary or otherwise.

                The policy in TG4 is however to broadcast through Irish and there is very little chance of them changing it. The production of the sports is contracted out to Nemeton productions in Waterford and it is from their studio that the rugby is coming. They also produce the GAA, Listowel races, Irish based Pro12 matches and the RWC2011 this past autumn for TG4. None of the other sports on TG4 are broadcast in English and so, until this season it was never such a big issue.

                As a rugby fan i can understand peoples frustrations at times with the Irish language when its not something regularly used, but i also consider the fact that as a rugby fan i have to put up with Mark Robson, Ryle Nugent, G Hook, Frankie all of whom do plenty to annoy me and make me want to switch off. I think people need reminding of the fact that under RTE, once Sky took exclusive live rights we were given a 60-90minute highlight show. Since TG4 took on the deferred rights, they have regularly given us full deferred matches or extended Highlights coverage of games (3 hours tonight and 1 hour last night). Yet i guess as the not so old saying goes, 'Haters gonna Hate'


                Incidentally for those of you who want commentary of live matches in English when the match is on TG4, use the net to stream the live radio. It has a delay equal to that of the satellite pictures generally. I used RTE today streamed down the phone so i could drown out Mark Robson and Greenwood with Corcoran and Co. The streams matched perfectly for pictures and sound. Looked a bit odd in the pub, but at least i had better commentary than Sky!
                Perhaps things have changed more recently, based on what Bitter was saying, but up to now at least if you have been irked by the absence of a red button facility on TG4, your ire is better directed at RTE. Talk to Joe.
                Last edited by mr chips; 11th-May-2016, 17:45.
                Tis but a scratch.

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                  1st Leg of the Championship Play-off on tonight, usually a cracking contest.
                  Doncaster v Bristol

                  Can Bristol not manage to bottle it for a thrid year in a row !
                  Plenty of Irish interest
                  Jack O'Connell for Bristol and Michael Heaney and Declan Cusack for Doncaster.
                  Looking at the overall squads, you would have to say Bristol will win by 20+ points, but the league results between the two this season say that Bristol beat Doncaster in Doncaster by 2 points, and Doncaster won the return fix by 12!

                  Should be a cracker...

                  Edit:
                  Bristol are 10 points favourites for tonights game on the hcap.

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                    Bristol look comfortable after 58 mins.

                    p.s. "Coooosack?"
                    Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
                    Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                      Had typed long review here but seem to have deleted it by accident! I saw last 50 mins of this- in short

                      Heaney, looked good. V quick, v fit. Covered every inch of the pitch. Passing decent. Would def be worth a punt for us based on last nights performance behind a pack under a lot of pressure. Comms said he was on the championship dream team as well so must be in good form all season.

                      Cusack. Much stronger looking than when with us. Average last night really. Few nice kicks but missed two pens to touch which was criminal, noting the comms said driving lineout was Doncaster main strength all season (lineout was poor last night though). would reserve judgment here as unfair to say much based on one performance behind a struggling pack.

                      Didn't realize O Connell was playing TBH

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                        Second leg from Ashton Gate on Sky Sports 1 now. Warm- ups under way.

                        EDIT Bristol lead 28-13 from the first leg. Kick Off at 7:45.
                        Last edited by Piquet; 25th-May-2016, 18:39.

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                          Bristol have just gone 9-3 ahead, that's 37-16 on aggregate. They are playing towards the Ateyo Stand. Named after John Ateyo who broke Irish hearts in Dalymount in the World Cup Qualifiers in 1957. He scored a late equaliser. Had Ireland won, they would have been in a play-off for he 1958 Wuddled Cup. I have hears a commentary of the goal and, truly, the silence was deafening.

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                            While I typed, Donny took the lead with a "Goal"......and Bristol have done likewise. 16-10 at halftime.

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                              Donny win 34-32 in the end. Five tries to two, but Bristol go up on aggregate 60-47.

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