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    The Aston Villa Thread

    I haven't been this excited since we signed Ian Ormondroyd.
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    Jesus lads, 'tis looking like BREXIT!

    Has anyone any thoughts on why sterling has been doing relatively successful against the euro in recent times? It was around €1.11 this time last year. Today's rate is close to €1.20.
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    Premier League 21/22

    12 points for Villa out of a possible 18 - not a bad managerial start for Steven Gerrard.
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    The official Lufc Thread

    And hopefully (for both of us for different reasons) Villa do a number on Burnley on Saturday.
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    ikea dublin

    I've spent a fair amount of time in Denmark over the years and they're actually pretty straight-laced.
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    ikea dublin

    Meanwhile in Denmark.... An Ikea showroom turned into a vast bedroom in Denmark when six customers and about two dozen staff were stranded by a snowstorm and spent the night in-store...
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    The Aston Villa Thread

    Well, very early days and there is the small matter of Man City at Villa Park tomorrow evening but the SG era has at least started with a couple of wins and a very valuable six points.
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    The Aston Villa Thread

    It's too bad that it didn't work out for Dean Smith. But he has left with his head held high knowing that he took Villa from a struggling Championship club to the Premier League. After a squeaky bum first season the first half of 2020/2021 was very good although the 2021, particuarly the start...
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    Jack Grealish

    Quite surprisingly (my opinion), he has been left out of the England squad for their forthcoming matches. So he has yet to play a competitive match for them and is therefore, in theory, still eligible to declare for Ireland. We all remember the "will he, won't he"saga of a while back. In the...
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    Lord Kilclooney

    Just when you think that Lord Kilclooney aka John Taylor cannot plumb the depths of idiocy any further, up he comes with something even dafter. Lord Kilclooney asks Alliance's Jackie Coade why Twitter name ends with 'ie' instead of 'uk' A UNIONIST peer has faced ridicule for appearing to...
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    Ron Atkinson

    BFR turned 80 earlier in the week. I first saw him playing for Oxford United in the 1960s and, leaving aside his sojourn at Old Trafford, he did a very good job managing Villa in the 1990s. The 3-1 win over Man U in the League Cup Final in 1994, depriving them of a domestic treble, was...
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    Gunboats in Dundalk Bay

    This all seems a bit strange and over the top. The impounding of two Northern Ireland fishing boats by the Irish Navy has been condemned as “quite outrageous” by the DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds. The boats, the Amity and the Boy Joseph, were detained in Dundalk Bay on Wednesday for allegedly...
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    Six Nations 2019

    It all starts rumbling on Friday evening in Paris with France taking on Wales. And then there's the BIG one - Ireland v England at Lansdowne Road on Saturday. Ireland are favourites both for that game and the Championship. That's probably about right but, on a given day, anyone of five teams can...
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    How To Get Cheaper Car Insurance In Canada

    Change your gender, that's how. A Canadian man legally changed his gender to female so he could take advantage of better car insurance rates offered to women and save up nearly $1,100 Canadian Dollars, a report said. A man, identified only as “David” who lives in Alberta, told CBC News that he...
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    Meanwhile Up North

    I yield to no-one in my love for my native city but am so glad I don't live there. http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/07/11/news/loyalists-attack-police-and-set-fire-to-controversial-bonfire-1379462/ Some things never seem to change.
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    Oh, Joy, Another Referendum

    Blasphemy referendum set to take place in October More at https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0612/970070-blasphemy/
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    Will Sky Sports Steal the Soul of Gaelic Games?

    Well, they've certainly stolen the soul of football in England so are they doing the same on this side of the Irish Sea? Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp was one of my favourite Liverpool players as a young girl, but he won't be featuring on my list of top hurlers any time soon. Watching him...
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    Mixing Quotes from Movies

    Let's try juxtapositioning famous lines from different movies. We'll start with - "My name is Bond, James Bond". (Doctor No) "Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" (Planet of the Apes) or "Follow the yellow brick road.(The Wizard of Oz) "Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need...
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    First ever flight?

    When was your first flight? Where did you fly from? Where did you fly to? On New Years Day 1965, I flew from Belfast (now known as Belfast International) to London Heathrow.
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    An unexpected consequence of marriage equality

    A Dublin father-of-three is set to marry his 85-year-old friend of almost 30 years after the pair agreed that it was the best way for a house to be passed on without incurring a hefty inheritance tax bill. Both men spoke to Liveline on RTE1 Radio today, explaining that while they were not gay...
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