"Why Should Anybody Have The God-Given Right To See All Games On Television?" - 15 Like(s)
"Why should anybody have the God-given right to see all games on television? That was never the case back in the day and we all survived. Just because it's a luxury that's available nowadays and some people can pay for it, other people may choose not, and we'll all have the luxury of seeing highlights afterwards if we didn't go to the game."
I don't think I've read something so spot on RE: televised games in all my life.
People might not like hearing it, but its true. Good man Mickey.
All this mumbo jumbo about the elderly who cant make it to the game, or people who cant afford it, or those in care homes etc, while its unfortunate and not nice that those people cant see their county play on tele, What about 30 or 40 years ago when there was one game a week if you were lucky?. How did the elderly, people who couldn't get to the game itself, or those in care homes manage to see their county back then ? They didn't.
And whats more, it only seems to be an issue talked about for the big games. What about followers of Sligo football for example ? Wicklow, Antrim football. The ulster and Connaught hurling teams ? None of their games were broadcast live to the elderly or those who couldnt afford to go to in Sligo, Wicklow, antrim etc. Nobody cared about them. Nobody was having a go at RTE/SKY etc for not showing Any Wicklow football games to the elderly in Bray or Greystones, those in Wicklow care homes that may want to watch their county.
The fact of the matter is this, There is more GAA games shown live/exclusively live now than ever before. Its impossible to please everyone. Its unfortunate but if for whatever reason you cant go the game and its not shown on tele, then that's just how it is. Some of us support other teams in other sports, we cant go to all their games, we cant watch them all on the box either, you don't hear other fans giving it socks about their organisations being a disgrace.
Its impossible to show every single inter county game on tele, and every single club game on tele. Impossible. But of course you have the cry-a**ing GAA people who moan and whinge and want everything for free, as if the whole organisation runs on monopoly money. Have a day off.
I drive a VW golf, and id love to buy a brand spanking new one in January, but I cant afford it. So I wont get one. Do I expect VW to just bend over and hand me one FOC cause I want one ? no. So why should we expect to be able to watch games for free on the telebox ? Where does this type of pathetic, entitlement come from ?
waynoI (National) - 06/08/2019 13:47:13
2019 Division 1 League Final. - 14 Like(s)
Jesus a Kerry man interested in a league final ? If this continues someone will need to take matters into their own hands and hire a mini bus
waynoI (National) - 24/03/2019 20:40:16
MONEY - 12 Like(s)
Hope you are well bud.
I've done a small bit of research and from the studies ive done I can confirm that Dublin 2015-2019 is, a 5 in a row winning team thus making them the greatest team senior mens GAA team in both codes, of all time.
I can also confirm that Dublin will winter well.
And furthermore, I can confirm that in 2020, we will be going for 6 in a row.
Hope my studies help. Have a pleasant day.
My kindest regards.
waynoI (National) - 24/09/2019 11:01:42
Dublin V Louth - What A Farce - 11 Like(s)
If you dont see that this post is in jest then I worry for you.
waynoI (National) - 04/06/2019 22:38:56
Leinster Football Championship - 11 Like(s)
You really need to get out more honestly.
waynoI (National) - 14/04/2019 10:53:55
Kildare V Meath - 10 Like(s)
Back injury ?
Probably pulled a muscle trying to get out of Hylands pocket..
waynoI (National) - 18/06/2017 15:42:21
Mythbusting - 10 Like(s)
Just want to dispel a couple of myths here.
People who exclaim "the fun is gone out of our games"
Sorry, but this idea that sport has to be fun and entertaining to put arses on seats is a load of me hole.
Sport at the highest level, professional or otherwise is only about winning, and you will only enjoy it when you are winning.
If teams maybe have to adapt certain tactics including my own to see big, important games out, so be it.
But this notion that its all just a bit of craic, especially when the game is gone so professional is lunatic asylum sort of stuff.
Fun = winning.
You will never find a team panel/group of fans in any team sport on the bleedin globe who will be buzzing their t*ts off cause they where entertained, yet lost a very close open game, or even worse, got their backsides handed to them on a plate.
I don't think ive heard of a player for Dublin, Donegal, Kerry, anyone... leave a panel because they don't like the style of play their coaches/managers are adapting, players leave panels because they just don't have the desire to put in all the effort to get absolutely murdered with no realistic chance of even minute success, and fans of those counties, well, whats their motivation to spend their hard earned doller ?
which brings me to Myth 2
"Fans will vote with their feet if this defensive shite carries on"
Nonsense, Absolute total, and utter, nonsense!!
How many times have I seen people like Hill and clondalkin (lads, only naming you guys as examples, not having a go, youre entitled to your views, I respect them) come on here (and my fellow dubs aren't the only ones) and tell us that the game is dying, the aren't being entertained, and yet, if I'm not mistaken both of you guys made a three and a half hour trip up to Donegal yesterday KNOWING how Donegal could set up as you've both been giving out about it since 2010!
Fact is, Fans who love their team will travel to the moon to watch their team, Whether they are playing against an all out blanket or a team who will go toe to toe and suffer a horrible 20pt + defeat.
Fans are not voting with their feet, Attendances in the league so far especially in D1 are huge, why ? Because its competitive. Facts don't lie, attendances for the early provincial championship games in leinster and munster in particular are falling off a cliff, But where there are competitive games, the crowds will gather in their 1000's
Nobody would want to spend their hard earned money going to watch me fight Anthony Joshua in Croker cause it would be embarrassing for Anthony Joshua and wouldn't last long as a contest.
Competitiveness draws in crowds, the style of football doesn't stop people going.
waynoI (National) - 27/02/2017 13:02:50
The Dubs, The Monies & The Prejudices - 10 Like(s)
If you're expecting to come on here and write long posts about this topic that raises its head constantly and expect to change peoples perception or view, you're wasting your time.
There are valid points on both sides of the argument and while there are people on both sides who talk an awful lot of sense, there are also people on both sides of the argument who talk an awful lot of bollocks. The infuriating aspect of this whole debate for me is that the vast majority of people are so biased that the counter points made, even superbly balanced and well thought out points, are ignored.
Me personally l appreciate that people have their views, their own opinions, their thoughts, and as much as I may agree or disagree, I don't want to waste my time going around in circles on a topic on something that's become pretty boring, tiresome and debated as nauseum.
Ultimately - The whole ethos of the GAA in inherently flawed. Most sports are inherently flawed. Even if all the financial issues were sorted, you'd the have people talking about population differences with one county having a wider pick over another etc. There will always be complaints, and people will always talk a massive load of waffle and expect perfection, but its impossible. It'll never happen. Not in any of our life times in any case.
RE: people not appreciating Dublin's greatness. To my recollection, I cant think of many sports teams in my life time (born early 90s) who were *fully* appreciated while they where still on the scene on the scene ? Manchester United under Ferguson, The great Kilkenny team that won 4 all Irelands in a row 06-09 and 8 in 10 years between 2006 and 2015. No-one likes teams dominating, but when it ends, and Dublin go through a bit of a famine (and it will) , People, not only outside of Dublin, but within Dublin will only full appreciate the magnitude of 4 all Irelands in a row (so far, hopefully 5), how good they are/were and people will hold this team up on a pedestal for decades to come, and ill be telling my kids the stories of this team and all of their achievements.
I watch them home and away. Hail , sun, wind, rain, sleet & snow. I've seen them overcome unreal obstacles like the Mayo and Kerry teams who have pushed them close over the years. I've seen their work rate and application, I'm aware of records they've smashed and the ones in their sights, I think I appreciate how good they are but maybe I don't and in time I will, But I know they're special and above all that, they're really nice, good human beings who in my experiences of them have been nothing superb in giving their time to fans especially kids. They're a credit to the city, the county, their clubs, their families, friends and to us. I don't think we should be insecure and need people from outside of Dublin to tell us how great we are. Don't let it keep you up at night. Even if they don't say it out loud, You'd have to be either in serious denial, blind, or both to not appreciate the brilliance of Dublin.
waynoI (National) - 28/06/2019 00:03:24
All the talk about Ulster!!!!Connacht is the strongest - 10 Like(s)
Looking forward to Sunday immensely now, not only will I get to see two very good games (hopefully) but when all is said and done we will get to see the captains of Mayo, Roscommon and Galway climb the steps of the Hogan to lift the "we have more teams in the last 8 than you" trophy.
waynoI (National) - 23/07/2017 10:49:04
My 2019 Wish List: - 10 Like(s)
Dublin to win Sam and become the first ever team to win 5 in a row.
Liverpool to win the premier league.
My family to remain healthy
For me to overcome my battle with mental health issues.
waynoI (National) - 01/01/2019 23:55:19
Mayo V Meath - 10 Like(s)
Would agree that the suggestion of meath winning being "priceless" is a bit OTT (it wouldn't have been pre 2017 but mayo have regressed slightly since then) but I reckon the mauo player probably bases his view on the fact meath have played two division 1 standard teams in the championship and despite showing some promise have lost by a combined total of 25 points (against donegal and dublin). Mayo have more experience, a better playing panel and are generally fantastic on the wide open spaces of croke park.
Things have been a tad hairy this year and they may have snuck past armagh and down, but i think a few are getting a bit carried away by meath and their run to the super 8s. They're only there cause they beat Offaly by a couple of scores, Carlow, laois, and Clare by a point. They had poor luck in last years qualifiers getting Tyrone albeit in Navan,b but this summer by avoiding Tyrone and mayo they got lucky. And listen I know there is clear progression but its all well and good putting it up to a below average Dublin for 35 mins and donegal for 60 mins, but when you come out of those games losing by 25 pts combined in their 2 big big games against top teams, all logic will dictate that meath, in croke park next week, should be on the end of another defeat.
waynoI (National) - 14/07/2019 22:01:07
38 In-A-Row - 10 Like(s)
Not sure what the Dublin footballers have to do with a Waterford club winning 38 SLF titles in a row but there ya have it, Dublin living rent free in Kerrys head.
Well done Ballymacarbry.
waynoI (National) - 24/09/2019 11:07:04
Mayo Ladies Walk Out - 9 Like(s)
Very interesting to see arock completely ignore mesamis and the questions he asked ..
For me, from what I've heard from both sides, I feel the girls ought to be absolutely ashamed of their behaviour in how they have come out and publicly castigated the mayo set up and management and is totally disrespectful to the ladies who remained behind.
No evidence. No proof of anything they are saying, vilifying a guy in the media and won't go into detail but are alright with hanging him over the edge of the cliff and allowing rumours to start to the point where the guy has to defend himself.
All should have been kept in house .. feel so sorry for leahy. Hopefully he is fully vindicated and those mayo ladies never play for their county again
waynoI (National) - 19/09/2018 15:16:54
Mayo V Meath - 9 Like(s)
Obviously royaldunne didn't tell you then lol
waynoI (National) - 17/07/2019 14:14:53
Forum Becoming Boring - 9 Like(s)
I do zip past them too.
Listen, I'm sure what furlong doesn't know about gaa football, I could write on the back of a stamp. He has encyclopedic knowledge.
The issue is..... how many people willingly pick up and start reading an encyclopedia In their spare time ? Not many.
I read one or two posts, but now i just cant be bothered which is a bit sad considering the time and effort he goes to but I've no interest in what happened in gaa circles or who won what in the 20s or 30s
waynoI (National) - 16/04/2019 11:15:18
Meath V Dublin - 9 Like(s)
how do you know who Dublin are/aren't worried about ?
you go on like this "In The Know" character on here. Nobody knows anything about what the Dublin management feel outside of the camp cause nothing gets out.
You have told this fantasy story about how some fella in the stand in PL was raving about James Conlon v Carlow
And you expect us to take your word on that ?
Have a day off dude! You chat absolute guff, nothing you say can be taken seriously.
waynoI (Meath) - 16/06/2019 13:58:49
Dubs v Kerry. - 9 Like(s)
I will have one or two on a match day if I head out afterwards man.
Still in the gym yea. Its changed me completely
I had been struggling for a long time with depression, Something I'm not ashamed to admit it.
There was a two year period between 2012 and 2014 where I practically lived on this thing, Hid myself away from the outside world. Lost my job, lost a childhood friend to suicide, lost my motivation, lost my confidence and my ability to interact with real people, found solace in talking to people on here instead of the people i care about, and people who care about me. Eating shite made me feel better and my diet was really bad, processed foods and chips/noodles on a daily basis, couple of litres of coke a day, crisps, sweets.. Staying up til 3 and 4 in the morning, waking up the following day at 1 or 2 and spending all day in bed. Was a really rough time on a personal level and tough on my family who just didn't know what to do with me. Woke up one morning and just thought I don't want to be like this anymore, That's when I start going to the gym. I suppose the point I'm making is that, While a lot of people go to the gym to try and look good, I am not really about that. Sure its good to see results, But I would rather feel the results and that's what motivates me. The main thing for me isn't about abs, big arms, looking good. Its irrelevant. The one thing I want and get from the gym is that when I go in there the 4 or 5 times a week I go, I can go in not feeling all that great and come out feeling brilliant. The wonders that exercise and being active does for your state of mind I cannot put into words. I feel in control again, The gym and eating healthy has played a major role in that.
Long answer to a short question. Sorry man :)
waynoI (Dublin) - 21/08/2016 22:04:18
Disingenuous, Disgusting, Odious, Nasty!! - 9 Like(s)
Just some of the words Ewan McKenna placed ina tweet about Jim Gavin over the weekend.
I think that's very harsh if you dont know the man personally. Totally uncalled for in my view.
If people want to talk about Dublin playing two games in croke park, their finances, population etc then fine I respect that, and if people feel jim gavin comes across as a bit patronizing and boring, fine, I accept that too, but surely McKenna went over the line in describing jim as disgusting, nasty and odious..
Or maybe he didnt?
Am I just reading too much into it ? Seems very personal to me. No need for it.
waynoI (National) - 22/07/2019 14:22:11
'Hope you're scared, coz you've every reason to be!' - 9 Like(s)
One of the lines thrown out on social media today by a Mayo social media platform on hearing the news that Cormac Reilly will referee in Castlebar on Sunday.
Now, everyone on here knows that social media pages like the one in question have to be taken with a pinch of salt as they are run by a load of clowns, And I'm sure this is NOT the level of vitriol isn't shared by the majority of Mayo fans
Read and weap!! holy jesus.
I mean, Its 3 years ago now, move on.
Cormac Reilly, like all referees, have an incredibly difficult job and I certainly don't envy them, to put a guy under so much scrutiny before a league game, let alone a championship game, is so out of order.
I know Cormac personally, He is a wonderful man with a lovely family. Quiet and unassuming, pleasant and well mannered, no airs and graces, just a normal joe with a passion for refereeing, He puts in an awful lot of work that goes unnoticed all through the years.
You'll never see anyone talk about the effort and commitment in training referees put in on the cold winters mornings, But they work just like the footballers do, And they are praised for their commitment tenfold, rightly so. But refs do it too.
I know that they understand tensions run high and they will never please everyone, But this kind of nonsense from, albeit a minority of Mayo fans is disheartening and would turn anyone off refereeing.
Wish Cormac and his officials well at the weekend. And I hope to god they don't read some of the nonsense on social media about this appointment.
waynoI (National) - 28/03/2017 15:27:37
Meath V Dublin - 9 Like(s)
What are you even talking about ?
Im talking about RD thinking he is a guy with inside knowledge of everything, even the Dublin camp. Nobody on this forum from anywhere knows whats going on in the Dublin camp or can say Dublin genuinely fear anyone. Therefore everything out of RD's mouth is nonsense, like almost every single one of the points he makes. Lives in a fantasy world.
Of course Jim Gavin wont be taking Meath lightly, where did I say he would?
waynoI (Meath) - 16/06/2019 16:20:42