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RIP Jack Charlton
at 20:42 11 Jul 2020



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RIP Jack Charlton
at 20:01 11 Jul 2020

Thanks for that. I’ll have a look at that.

He was adored by many here.

I did idly muse today on how things might have been if England went for big Jack instead of Bobby in 82. Jack became our manager in 86. Jack was managing the Owls when Bobby left Town.
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RIP Jack Charlton
at 18:40 11 Jul 2020

He was ahead of his time in getting his players to do a high press. They hunted in packs and made life hell for the opposition in their own half. Which, I guess, Liverpool and Man City and others do today. In possession, he wanted it delivered directly. That wasn’t playing to the strengths of O’Leary, Brady, Whelan, Aldridge but he believed in his game plan and got all his players to do so as well.

His man management and charisma made a united and talented bunch very hard to beat. I was listening to Mick Byrne this morning who was involved in the Ireland set up with big Jack and that was what he identified. Jack’s man management skills, how he treated his players like adults and how they all bought into it.

Jack’s contribution to Irish culture transcends football. We dared to dream.
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RIP Jack Charlton
at 11:06 11 Jul 2020

Ireland were a force under Charlton. Charlton maintained Ireland would have won the World Cup in 1990 if he had Lineker. Charlton had been in situ for some time prior to USA 94. He led Ireland in Euro 88. Ireland 1 England 0.

One memorable thing about Big Jack was that despite some suggesting it was the England “B” team, England couldn’t beat them and whenever the Irish anthem was played, they always faced their flag, even when FIFA had instructed team to face dignatories instead (think it was WC 90).

RIP Big Jack.
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RIP Jack Charlton
at 10:44 11 Jul 2020



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Best ever pop tune
at 21:34 10 Jul 2020

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FOPRP (n/t)
at 13:27 9 Jul 2020

How shall he FO?

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XTC - Senses Working Overtime - A Song for Refunds
at 13:37 8 Jul 2020

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This is scandalous reading
at 12:43 30 Jun 2020

I agree the State must be guarded about encroaching on the integrity of the family unit but where, for example, the parents aren’t taking enough interest (probably a minefield to try and determine that legal threshold) the State’s first duty must be the welfare of the children. Addressing parental failures follows where required but how and by whom is again, I’d imagine, a complex social and legal issue.
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This is scandalous reading
at 12:02 30 Jun 2020

I think the welfare of the children should be the primary focus.

Obviously there are different socio economic factors at play which the State can address in different ways but the State must never fail her children.
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Potential Free Signings?
at 21:43 26 Jun 2020

Ryan Loft (Leicester)?
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Were the 70s and 80s the golden era of football?
at 19:20 26 Jun 2020



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A little tune to get you moving.
at 18:20 26 Jun 2020

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Blue Badger...I know we've had our differences but
at 11:38 22 Jun 2020

I’m very sorry to read about this and as one Father to another, I hope your daughter’s surgery is successful. I wish you both every strength in overcoming this.
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Songs that get you on the dance floor.
at 19:04 19 Jun 2020

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Songs almost with vegetables in the lyrics
at 13:51 19 Jun 2020

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So I see all the True Patriots..
at 16:56 13 Jun 2020

I’m not on twitter and never will be.

However I have rummaged around and observed various this and that’s.

There are quite a few “patriots” on Twitter. It seems to me that patriotism, which I see as a genuine love of one’s country, is oft confused on Twitter with a love of oneself and a misconceived attempt to justify madness.

One of Ireland’s true patriots (Pearse) had courage, wisdom, and made the ultimate sacrifice. Such was his nobility, that Blackadder (yes) who presided over his court martial remarked that if men like Pearse felt compelled to armed revolt (1916), there must be something terribly wrong with British rule in Ireland. Now I see self entitled nut jobs from a variety of spectra self label as “patriots”when considerably less flattering adjectives are more apt. From Ireland and elsewhere.

Twitriots. Is that a word in use yet?
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Music maestro please.
at 20:48 12 Jun 2020




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Luke Mcnally to sign?
at 18:35 12 Jun 2020

If we’re in this market we could do worse than take a look at Neil Farrugia.
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Wow 20% drop in GDP
at 09:23 12 Jun 2020

No. I think the U.K. is fuc€ed.

I’m just using some Brexit cliche.
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