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14-04-2020, 20:53   #1
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Any else happy that there is no sports coverage?

Finally some respite from all the nonsense and constant chatter about Rugby, GAA, Soccer and all the stats, what players are injured, what diet they're on, how many away points they need, how many games they won at home vs away games, the players confidence, how many yards or wtf they covered in 90 mins.

Are the people who avidly follow this rubbish having a type of mid life crisis where they realise how meaningless all this stuff is and now that there is this massive void in their life how much time they've been wasting or are they so lumpen that they will just mullock through life waiting for the next away game?
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14-04-2020, 20:56   #2
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Yeah, everyone talking about covid-19, number of infected, number of deaths, lockdown is so much more interesting than sport.

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Sport is fer qwares.
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God, I'd love to watch competitive anything now.
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If United sign Kane like I'll back him, I'm just concerned about his injury record tbh. Him and Pogba would be the guts of a million a week in wages hanging out together in the physio room.
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14-04-2020, 20:58   #6
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Are the people who avidly follow this rubbish having a type of mid life crisis where they realise how meaningless all this stuff is and now that there is this massive void in their life how much time they've been wasting or are they so lumpen that they will just mullock through life waiting for the next away game?
I'd much rather be looking forward to the Champions League game that was due to be played tonight rather than this nightly gather around the TV to see the announcement of how many deaths there's been in the past 24hrs

41 was today
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More concerned that home&away and fair city are no longer being recorded
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I’d love to see Italia 90 from qualifying up until final game Ireland played in the World Cup. Would RTÉ have all of those games archived?

The programme a few weeks back about Jackie Charlton was great and watching those games would put a smile on all our miserable faces.
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Start watching them from season 1 episode 1.
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I’d love to see Italia 90 from qualifying up until final game Ireland played in the World Cup. Would RTÉ have all of those games archived?

The programme a few weeks back about Jackie Charlton was great and watching those games would put a smile on all our miserable faces.
I'd hope they skip over the Egypt game.
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Why would you be happy though? It doesn't bother me either way
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I'd hope they skip over the Egypt game.
Can’t remember but I’m guessing they lost.

Could you imagine telling all your kids that Ireland are trying to get through to the World Cup in Italy. They’ve got a new squad of players, new manager. Then watch their little faces when Ireland qualify. Would they believe ya?
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I’d love to see Italia 90 from qualifying up until final game Ireland played in the World Cup. Would RTÉ have all of those games archived?

The programme a few weeks back about Jackie Charlton was great and watching those games would put a smile on all our miserable faces.
I think ITV is going on show the 1996 euros. I know Ireland didn't qualify but it might plug a gap in the need for sports.

I'm missing the rugby. I look forward to it each weekend. Of course it doesn't really matter. Lots of things in life matter. My job, my family, the economy, the environment and pollution caused by Chinese industrialisation. Sport is great relief.

There's a bit in the intro to the Second Captains podcast from the time the interviewed Michael Parkinson about his days as a sports reporter. He says " sport is important because it's not war or famine, it's to remind us there's a world outside all that"
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I miss the actual sports but not the constant reporting of it.
Too much analysis.
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Finally some respite from all the nonsense and constant chatter about Rugby, GAA, Soccer and all the stats, what players are injured, what diet they're on, how many away points they need, how many games they won at home vs away games, the players confidence, how many yards or wtf they covered in 90 mins.

Are the people who avidly follow this rubbish having a type of mid life crisis where they realise how meaningless all this stuff is and now that there is this massive void in their life how much time they've been wasting or are they so lumpen that they will just mullock through life waiting for the next away game?
The sheer petty mindedness of this is quite something. Imagine taking satisfaction from a singular relatively harmless aspect of life such as sport, being essentially nullified by an insidious historical shattering global pandemic, a once in a century event of disastrous consequences for so many people around the globe. Imagine being happy that others can no longer enjoy a pursuit as benign as sport simply because your perspective is so utterly devoid of empathy or humanity. Mind you, your post is so truly stupid as to be a particularly poor attempt at trolling.
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