Online media (Balls, Sports Joe, The 42 etc)


#5614

Anyone remotely surprised?

Mo farah must be sweating it?


#5615

And this is coming from a British Parliamentary committee report. It’s not like the Russian Crazy Bears, or whatever they are called.


#5616

Isn’t it amazing how so many world class athletes have such terrible asthma.


#5617

A few of our Olympic show jumping horses had it too I think! :grinning:


#5618

I think it was yourself predicted last year that it was only a matter of time before Mo Farah was called out on this too.


#5619

In fairness that wasn’t a tough call.


#5620

Tomorrow Dublin will have Media launch with players and Mgmt of “official hydration partner”…:roll_eyes:

After professionalisation of Feile, to u13 development squads…have we reached rock bottom yet?


#5621

No. We haven’t. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. Brolly is absolutely right. Our principles are being sold to the highest bidder.


#5622

Yeah, it’s not like them normally, but credit where it’s due for calling out their own. In these days of jingoistic populism I reckon international sport is going to go back to the days of Cold War style competition, i.e. everyone knows their cheating, but look at the medals table.


#5623

Kerry should have played him in goal. He played there at minor and u21 level. Was a passenger when in the forwards. Was decent when at midfield but didnt have engine to play there for 70 minutes


#5624

the show needs money to stay on the road. thought we already had an official hydration partner?

AFAIK DCB’s total income/expendature is a couple hundred thousand more than Tipperary. So, are we obtaining maximum drawdown on our commerical potential?

A lot of this is expectation driven. The reason why Dublin, Mayo, Kerry and Tipp constantly top the spending/income tables is they are expected to be in finals - U21, Minor, Senior and in two codes (Dublin and Tipperary anyway). So with that expectation the funding is demanded (perhaps subconsiously) and found.

The demand/funding/expendature graph is lower in other couties.


#5625

I was surprised at how close the income of the top counties is .The way it is portrayed in the Media you would think the Dublin county board income was 3 or four times other counties.From what ive seen its maybe 20-30% more than Mayo.


#5626

We’ve had a “hydration partner” (stupid bloody term) for years. There’s been billboards for them - with Dermo & Kev Mc - on Clonliffe Rd & the Jones Rd railway bridge for ages. Why all the fuss now?


#5627

What we really need badly is a rehydration partner. It’s all very well being hydrated but after training and matches we need to get rehydrated … who’s gonna supply that huh? Then the odd time the lads get to go on the piss (on hols and every April, July and September) we will need a dehydration partner …


#5628

Are you taking the piss?

#SeeWotIDoneThere


#5629

#5630

Would love to see that coming to pass but it really seems to be on the optomistic side, to put it the way Jamie Redknapp might say it.


#5631

No way is he back in August from a cruciate. Would gladly be wrong but can’t see it


#5632

As Jamie might say, he was literally on fire last season…


#5633

thats just to scare the other super eights. i wouldnt be shocked to see him on the bench for the mind games.