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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "I don't think his second stint at Utd was very successful… they couldn't wait to get shot of him.. but he is still producing the goods at 39… fair play to him.."
There was stuff running in the background at the time from memory, the club had a quick turnaround of managers, they found none of the appointments could fill one of fergies shoes let alone two, they sacked Moyes and that cost them 5 Million, omg, Ten Hag then comes along and tells Ronaldo his body is not in good shape, do something about it, he should take a look at some of his own failings.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2955 - 12/06/2024 09:30:03    2550942

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Replying To supersub15:  "There was stuff running in the background at the time from memory, the club had a quick turnaround of managers, they found none of the appointments could fill one of fergies shoes let alone two, they sacked Moyes and that cost them 5 Million, omg, Ten Hag then comes along and tells Ronaldo his body is not in good shape, do something about it, he should take a look at some of his own failings."
Old red nose (Ferguson) stuck his ore in as usual and insisted on Ronaldo resigning for Utd instead of the rumoured move to City and the rest is history… His huge ego destroyed his 2nd stint there and along with Pogba were poison in the dressing room.. The club couldn't wait to get rid of both…!

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2316 - 12/06/2024 10:30:49    2550961

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "Old red nose (Ferguson) stuck his ore in as usual and insisted on Ronaldo resigning for Utd instead of the rumoured move to City and the rest is history… His huge ego destroyed his 2nd stint there and along with Pogba were poison in the dressing room.. The club couldn't wait to get rid of both…!"
I thought he was right to call out seriously falling standards in the club. It was the exact same as Roy Keane who was also right.

If they took him seriously they wouldn't have had their worst premier League finish ever.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2947 - 12/06/2024 13:46:45    2551011

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There definitely was an old poster that used to insist on calling Ferguson "whiskey nose" right? Think they were from Cavan too

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 12147 - 12/06/2024 14:38:46    2551021

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Replying To Breffni40:  "There definitely was an old poster that used to insist on calling Ferguson "whiskey nose" right? Think they were from Cavan too"
A awful lot of people call him "old whiskey nose" but no matter what he was called he made a bad judgment by getting Ronaldo back to the club…..Ten Hag had no choice but to dump him…!

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2316 - 12/06/2024 15:41:42    2551030

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "A awful lot of people call him "old whiskey nose" but no matter what he was called he made a bad judgment by getting Ronaldo back to the club…..Ten Hag had no choice but to dump him…!"
I know a lot of people do, they're all the same type of character though

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 12147 - 12/06/2024 16:11:30    2551041

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Monumental disaster if Casement Park does not host Euro soccer. Everybody was for moving forward except? Can we say Unionist veto? I honestly don't know. London-Dublin (Strand 3 of the 1998 Agreement) should move it forward. Fed up of the un-democratic nature of this whole fiasco.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1699 - 12/06/2024 19:26:15    2551076

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Monumental disaster if Casement Park does not host Euro soccer. Everybody was for moving forward except? Can we say Unionist veto? I honestly don't know. London-Dublin (Strand 3 of the 1998 Agreement) should move it forward. Fed up of the un-democratic nature of this whole fiasco."
If Casement is not available - how about Páirc Ui Chaoimh?

bruffgael (Limerick) - Posts: 173 - 12/06/2024 22:10:49    2551090

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "A awful lot of people call him "old whiskey nose" but no matter what he was called he made a bad judgment by getting Ronaldo back to the club…..Ten Hag had no choice but to dump him…!"
I would appear to me that serious errors of judgment were made at the Man U board / business meetings with fergie possibly chairing them. The Ronaldo that signed up for his first spell at Man. U is the very same Ronaldo that also signed up for his second spell, Ronaldo didn't change but apparently circumstances at the club did.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2955 - 12/06/2024 22:40:43    2551092

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Replying To supersub15:  "After spending two successful stints with Man U. Ronaldo is still playing to his own unique level of greatness, still scoring goals all at 39 years of age, surely one of the greatest players ever. Given half a chance Man U would surely buy him back - - - at any price."
playing in saudi retirement league and scoring a few goals against a poor Irish team is nothing to write home about. At his peak he stood out in the champions league hes well past that peak now and no Premier league would look for his services now.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 173 - 13/06/2024 00:43:11    2551102

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Replying To bruffgael:  "If Casement is not available - how about Páirc Ui Chaoimh?"
Supposedly not no. Disgrace TBH. They will hardly play a game in cloneswill they lol.

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 292 - 13/06/2024 05:00:33    2551106

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Replying To supersub15:  "I would appear to me that serious errors of judgment were made at the Man U board / business meetings with fergie possibly chairing them. The Ronaldo that signed up for his first spell at Man. U is the very same Ronaldo that also signed up for his second spell, Ronaldo didn't change but apparently circumstances at the club did."
He was only about 10 years older and couldn't or wouldn't run… he along with Pogba (another signing mistake) caused havoc in the dressing room.. so I don't think he was the same player at all….

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2316 - 13/06/2024 08:30:11    2551113

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Replying To bruffgael:  "If Casement is not available - how about Páirc Ui Chaoimh?"
sure, it could be in any big provincial venue but Antrim needs it the most. But it's dead in the water.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1699 - 13/06/2024 10:29:04    2551132

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*** Euro 2024 Predictions ***

Winners: Portugal
Top Scorer: Mbappe
Dark Horse: Austria

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9350 - 14/06/2024 16:04:38    2551462

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Winners: Germany
Top Scorer: Kane
Dark Horse: Georgia

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 5081 - 14/06/2024 19:37:31    2551491

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Replying To bruffgael:  "If Casement is not available - how about Páirc Ui Chaoimh?"
Because pairc ui chaoimh isnt good enough of a stadium. Would need good bit of work to put in seats everywhere and necessary changes to host games and would it be worth doing that for short term nature of the tournament

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3574 - 14/06/2024 20:32:29    2551495

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Winner. Portugal.
Top scorer. Ronaldo.
Dark Horse. Slovakia.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2955 - 14/06/2024 21:05:40    2551496

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Because pairc ui chaoimh isnt good enough of a stadium. Would need good bit of work to put in seats everywhere and necessary changes to host games and would it be worth doing that for short term nature of the tournament"
No.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1709 - 14/06/2024 21:10:46    2551499

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "No."
Agreed. All seaters are not the same as stadiums with terraces. The best atmosphere is always the terrace. The only reason terraces went out of fashion in soccer is because English soccer made a mess of it. Even most European countries are going back to safe standing because mass seating killed atmosphere.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 972 - 14/06/2024 22:19:31    2551515

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "*** Euro 2024 Predictions ***

Winners: Portugal
Top Scorer: Mbappe
Dark Horse: Austria"
Winners: Netherlands
Top Scorer: Memphis Depay
Dark Horse: Hungary

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2616 - 14/06/2024 22:49:44    2551519

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