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    The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2008

    The Good:
    Bohs played some pretty good stuff this season
    Pats adventures in Europe
    Limerick finally turning a corner
    Fingal adding a somewhat stable and competitive club to the league
    The A League
    Rovers beating the GAA

    The Bad
    Galway, Bray, Sligo and all the other minor financial troubles (relatively speaking)
    Cork's adventures in Europe
    Bohs running away with the title
    Attendences not really picking up across the board, falling in some cases
    Fingal adding yet another Dublin club to the League
    This Boylesport nonsense
    Rumours of Bohs financial worries (if they go bust next year there will be a clear pattern between winning the league title and going bust the next season)

    The Ugly
    Arkaga RRSing Cork
    Drogheda's financial crisis
    The FAI's inability to manage this league being exposed quite clearly
    An increase in negative press for the league

    So what's people's thoughts? Has this been one of the worst year's for the league in recent memory? What have I missed off the list?

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    The Good

    Increased tv coverage
    The quality of MNS
    Paul Cook's interview voice each week on MNS

    The Ugly
    Toe-rags and schooligans turning people away from attending a LOI game
    "oh my, that was some beer we had last night, I think I feel like getting sick" Effin Eddie

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    the Good
    MNS
    More live games
    Bohs running away with the League

    The Bad
    Derry fans getting WAY above their station and doing themselves a serious disservice

    The Ugly
    Rico sans moustache
    Kom Igen, FCK...

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    I wouldn't say it is the worst season in a long while. The coverage of the League has grown hugely, and despite the financial troubles as mentioned above many clubs have had a serious reality check and the future looks bright.
    For all the latest League of Ireland news visit www.extratime.ie

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    The Good
    MNS
    Drogs being brought back down to earth.
    Dundalk beating Waterford, Shels and Fingal.
    Dundalks Financial Status and staying out of the negative coverage

    The Bad
    Dundalk losing the subsequent games against lesser sides.
    Financial problems and awful over optimistic budgeting

    The ugly
    Paul Doolin
    Long Live King Kenny

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    Its not been a vintage season alright.

    The Good:
    Pats and Drogheda's performances in Europe
    Improved standard on the pitch IMO
    Minor progress in grounds: The Cross, Terryland
    MNS
    Clubs awakening to the realism of full time football and that it is not currenlty viable in this country
    The competitiveness of the First Division

    The Bad:
    The uncompetitiveness of the Premier Division in the end
    The standard of the officialdom of the league - both on and off the field
    Roddy Collins continued self-appointed justice-in-chiefness
    An Eddie Gormley postmatch press confrence

    The Ugly:
    Player-poaching
    Court cases
    NRA
    The Credit Crunch
    "I'm just a chilled out entertainer"

    Blog

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    The Good
    Our new ground getting under way
    MNS
    Live coverage - even though we bottle it every time we are on live.
    clubs getting a reality check that was much needed
    An exciting relegation battle

    The Bad
    Drogs stadium plans going belly up.
    More financial woes
    poor crowds
    poor EL coverage in national rags.

    The Ugly
    Examinership
    Roddy Collins
    Recession making it harder to get sponsors for next season.
    Last edited by A face; 05/11/2008 at 8:44 PM. Reason: Bold letters

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    The Bad
    Derry fans getting WAY above their station and doing themselves a serious disservice
    Does that include the Derry fans who raised money for your shoddily run sinking ship of a club?

    Not to get above my station or anything...
    Last edited by A face; 05/11/2008 at 8:44 PM. Reason: Added quote tag
    May I hoke a reek?

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    The Good
    Our new ground finally getting started
    Bohs outstanding form.
    Drogheda and Pats in europe.
    MNS-Really good show.
    Good players coming through like Mc Ginn,Jay O'Shea etc.
    Keith Fahey Top Top player.
    More live tv coverage than ever before.
    Cork winning the Setanta cup.

    The Bad
    Financial meltdown!
    Poor crowds
    General Irish sporting public's apathy towards the league.
    Harps defence-Schoolboy is'nt the word.

    The Ugly
    Drogheda's Demise
    Pete Mahon's selective memory.
    Roddy Collins face
    Harps losing every derby
    Last edited by A face; 05/11/2008 at 8:45 PM. Reason: Bold text
    Irish by birth ,Harps by the grace of god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDee View Post
    The Bad
    Derry fans getting WAY above their station and doing themselves a serious disservice

    Does that include the Derry fans who raised money for your shoddily run sinking ship of a club?

    Not to get above my station or anything...
    must have missed that one.

    Tell you what - how about we get Roddy to send up another pair of his brother's gloves so you can keep them in storage for the next time you need a dig out...
    Kom Igen, FCK...

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    The Good
    MNS
    The only amateur side in the League making the League Cup Final
    The challenge coming from the A Championship
    Better grounds and training facilities on the way
    Passionate fans, as demonstrated on this forum
    Impressive consistency from Bohs
    On a personal note, the graciousness of Cork fans and the support Derry fans give their team


    The Bad
    MNS not doing any features on 1st division clubs (forget matches)
    Financial instability
    Schooligans
    Standard of officials , linesmen in particular
    English Premiership still wins for some when it conflicts with a LOI games
    Self inflicted bad publicity
    Quality of food at some grounds
    The weather for most of ‘summer football’

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    The Good
    CPO improving and getting more active
    FAI Fans Forums
    Extratime
    Improvements at Turners Cross Stadium
    MNS

    The Bad
    Losing some quality players from the league for absolutely nothing
    Inactivity of LOI Fans in unified efforts to improve situation
    Roddy's demented rant about the league (weirdo)


    The Ugly
    Arkaga
    NRA
    Thomas Davis GAA
    RTE trying to not show MNS even though they are the national broadcaster
    Last edited by A face; 04/11/2008 at 9:27 PM.
    The SFAI are the governing body for grassroots football in Ireland, not the FAI. Its success or the lack of is all down to them.

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    The Good
    Clubs finally being pulled up for spending money they don't have

    The Bad
    Paul Doolin's struggles with hair getting into his eyes,thus rendering his chances of accurate assessments of games almost impossible

    The Ugly
    The dress sense of guests on MNS - Rico's shoes, Roddy's shirt's, O'Connor's, well, take your pick
    Last edited by A face; 05/11/2008 at 8:46 PM. Reason: Bold text
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    The Good
    Ground Improvements by many
    Tallaght Stadium nearly there and Harps Stadium started
    MNS
    Pat's and Drogheda in Europe
    Youths in League Cup Final
    Bohs league performance
    The relegation fight
    The promotion fight

    The Bad
    The lights on the Youths training pitch
    The farce as a result
    Ineligible players, floodlight failures, unplayable pitches
    Hints of match fixing
    Crowds not improving as much as previous few years

    The Ugly

    Financial crisis in general
    Cork and Drogs examinership

    Tallaght Stadium Regular

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    The Good

    MNS
    League Cup Final and run to it
    Better grounds and training facilities on the way
    Passionate fans, as demonstrated on this forum
    Impressive consistency from Bohs
    Steps forward of league made in Europe

    The Bad

    Financial instability
    Ineligible players, floodlight failures, unplayable pitches
    Schooligans
    Standard of officials , linesmen in particular
    Self inflicted bad publicity

    The Ugly

    Financial crisis in general
    Cork and Drogs examinership
    And Miles To Go Before We Sleep

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    lol at someone calling Fingal a stable club. What differentiates them form all the other Sugar Daddy clubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeixlipRed View Post
    lol at someone calling Fingal a stable club. What differentiates them form all the other Sugar Daddy clubs?
    They haven't posted losses for this year, we await next year to be fair

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