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  1. Richie

    Ireland vs Ernst Stavro Blofeld..

    Here we go again.. Ireland and Poland squads: Ireland squad: GK: David Forde, Shay Given, Keiren Westwood, Darren Randolph DF: Richard Keogh, Marc Wilson, Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, John O’Shea, Alex Pearce, Paul McShane, Ciaran Clark, Stephen Ward MF: Wes Hoolahan, Harry Arter, Glenn...
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    Ireland vs The Rock, Kaiser Wilhelm

    Ireland squad for Gibraltar and Germany: GK: Forde, Westwood, Elliot DF: Keogh, Wilson, O'Shea, Pearce, Clark, Ward, Lenihan MF: Hendrick, Whelan, Gibson, McGeady, Pilkington, McClean, Brady, Quinn, Meyler, Hoolahan FW: Walters, Keane, Long, Murphy, Doyle, Stokes McCarthy, Coleman and Given...
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    Ireland vs some Sultan or other, Stalin

    Sorry lads I tried with Oman but they don't seem to have an easily-accessible list of historical villains anywhere.. Slightly weird squad from O'Neill, with four keepers including the return of Shay Given and six strikers including Daryl Murphy and Kev Doyle who is still stuck in the...
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    Shay Given

    He's decided to call it a day with Ireland: I hoped he'd stick around for one more campaign, but you can hardly begrudge him with the great service he gave down the years and the number of injuries he's had lately. It's a...
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    World Cup 2014 qualifying draw

    This Saturday.. Moved forward 6 months earlier than normal to accommodate the lengthy South American & Asian schedules, I believe. Bit weird that it's happening before the Euro 2012 qualifiers are done and well over a year before the first matches in the UEFA section but there you go. Who we...
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    World Cup 2018/2022 hosts

    Russia and Qatar.. 2 countries with an awful lot of logistical issues, particularly Qatar. I wonder how many palms were greased to get those through? England knocked out in the first round, apparently.
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    Euro 2012 qualifiers

    The draw for the qualifying groups is tomorrow morning at 11am.. RTE2 are showing it if anybody's interested. Pot 1: Spain, Germany, Holland, Italy, England, Croatia, Portugal, France, Russia Pot 2: Greece, Czech, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Denmark, Slovakia, Romania Pot 3: Israel...
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    Ireland v Georgia

    Anyone bothered?.. No early team announcement this time but looking like it could be: Given Kelly Dunne O'Shea Kilbane McGeady Whelan Andrews Duff Keane Doyle Or Gibson instead of Andrews. Worried about the two lads in central midfield getting overrun as...
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    Steve Finnan retires from international football

    Balls... Great player, very disappointing decision.. Pity his last action in a green shirt was having to rescue us from defeat against Cyprus.
  10. Richie

    Uncle Sir Bobby,,27-2451560,00.html The guy's a bit of a legend, but is it a good idea for Bobby Robson to come back working for us? I really admire his enthusiasm and determination to bounce back but listening to him talk on Newstalk last night he sounded like your...
  11. Richie

    Paul Hunter dead

    No snooker forum, so this is probably the only place to post this: Poor guy - I knew he was being treated for stomach cancer but I'd no idea it was so serious. RIP.
  12. Richie

    Stuttgart '08

    Only eight days to this... does anyone here give us a remote chance? Are we likely to see any moments like Houghton in 88? I'd absolutely love to see us get something, I hate to see shitheads like Dunphy already baying for Stan to go. On the plus side, Keane and Duff seem to be in good form, we...
  13. Richie

    Isaac Hayes leaves South Park...

    ...purely because of their Scientology pisstake, it would seem:
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    Delorentos, The Immediate - Cystic Fibrosis Ireland benefit gig

    Hello everybody... some info I was asked to pass on: A gig is being put on in the Sugar Club on January 10th in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Delorentos and The Immediate will be playing. Doors are at 8 and it’s 10 euro in. Great bands! Great cause!
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    Ireland vs England 1949

    Anyone here ever seen this? Pathe newsreel report of an Ireland vs England game from Goodison park in 1949. And we beat them and all! With a bit of help from the 'forbidden area'...
  16. Richie

    The Motorcycle Diaries

    Has anyone else seen this? Basically a road movie featuring a young Ernesto 'Che' Guevara plus his chubby friend travelling around South America on a crappy motorbike. I really liked it.. it works well as a 'buddy' movie / coming of age flick, there's also a surprising amount of humour and the...
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    Augustine, The Marshal Stars, Business, Feb 11th

    Performing at the Sidewalk Cafe (Cathal Brugha St), Wednesday February 11th: AUGUSTINE - a new dublin 4-piece, sound a little bit like tindersticks or the red house painters THE MARSHAL STARS - raw blues-styled rock, full of explosive guitar hooks BUSINESS - 'robot rock' of the highest...
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    Roland JX305 keyboard for sale

    I was asked to post this up here by a friend: Roland JX-305 keyboard for sale, in good condition, including case, cables and manual. Contact [email protected] for more information.
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    Mic preamp for MD recording

    Can anyone recommend me somewhere in Dublin where I could pick up a mic preamp (as cheap as possible, preferrably)? I want to use my mindisc player to record rehearsals, gigs, etc.. but managed cunningly to pick up a model (the MZ-N505) which has a line-in socket but no mic socket.
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    What's that band?..

    ..from Iceland, an interview with them is currently getting airplay on XFM every so often. They're a duo I think, kind of ambient\electronic type music.. I really like a couple of the songs played with the interview but didn't manage to catch the name of the band.