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    John Delaney

    I don't know how much truth there is to this, so I'm not going to blow my top just yet... I'm one of many (I suspect) who is always willing to believe the worst where The Laney is involved, so I'm really just posting this to see if anyone else is aware of it.

    Anyhow... here's the story (heard today from a Bohs fan). In the middle of his cringeworthy efforts to obtain a replay in the France - Ireland tie The Laney (allegedly) said that the tie should be replayed as it was such an important game, and it's not like we were talking about Bohs v Waterford.. or words to that effect. Did anyone else hear anything like this ? As I said, I'm not going to go off the deep end yet, but if he did say it it's a thundering disgrace and a resigning matter. The Bohs fan in question was at the match and heard this from numerous people on his return.
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    yeah he made the comparison twice by all accounts but the second time changed the teams to Fingal and Bray (or similar).

    Idiot.

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    An incredible incompetent who has proved that incompetence throughout his tenure. It really wouldn't be overly surprising that he would come out with it.

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    I'm hopping mad that this is true. It doesn't really surprise me,but it does sicken me. The LOI clubs should be demanding that he resigns. To have the Chief Executive display such contempt for the league which his association are supposed to be running is an absolute disgrace. I'm bloody thrilled Ireland didn't qualify if that's his attitude.
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    World Cup qualification is worth over 25 million to the FAI. So he's absolutely right and, in those terms, it's not even remotely derogatory. If he actually said it.
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    he said on matt coopers show last night ata bout 5pm if anybody can find it anywhere they delayed the 5pom news to talk to him and he definatley said something along the lines of: "this isnt like waterford playing bohemians down in waterford"

    he is a muppet. hope he stays away from us on sunday

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    Eh Delaney would be dead right to say that, tbh.

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    I agree.. I dunno anyone would be hoppin over it ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesilverfox View Post
    he said on matt coopers show last night ata bout 5pm if anybody can find it anywhere they delayed the 5pom news to talk to him and he definatley said something along the lines of: "this isnt like waterford playing bohemians down in waterford"
    If that is what he said then that's not derogatory in the slightest IMO.
    I'd read it to mean that, of two controversies (I recall some suggestion in some quarters of a horrible fix being perpetrated ) in recent times that Delaney has been connected with, the Ireland-France thing is by far the greater. No?
    I didn't hear what went before mind you, nor anything about Fingal and Bray either.
    And to be honest, even if it was meant as people are only to willing to believe it was, it's still not that big of a deal.
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    heard what he said, there was nothing derogatory in it.
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    Delaney is really milking this story for all its worth to get publicity for the FAI.

    He knows very well there will be no replay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwanVsDalton View Post
    World Cup qualification is worth over 25 million to the FAI. So he's absolutely right and, in those terms, it's not even remotely derogatory. If he actually said it.
    Yea but he was trying to make a comparison so by way of saying how important that game was he was using senior clubs in this country as a demonstration of something unimportant

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    To be honest i wouldn't crucify him for an off-the-cuff comment but if it was in earshot of the media then he should receive all the criticism he deserves, more for the stupidity of the comment more than anything else. What is the guy thinking, the league is under the FAI remit so it reflects badly on their own effort.

    If he made this comment, in the context that is being portrayed then he has made his bed. Its made up my mind ...... and steady on, dont attack that until you hear the motive.

    Alot worse has been said about the league, and the league has many problems, alot of them inherent from the compounded mismanagement of the powers that be for the last fifty years. 'From the top down' is a phrase that holds alot of truth in management and none more so than in the case of Irish domestic football. The guy needs to be above these types episodes, and to even be associated with them suggests too much about his ability. And the suggestion is really writing on the wall. He just may not be up to the job. Fair play for his efforts to date though.

    My point, his comment doesn't reflect well on his own ability.
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    We lost at the Stade de Farce....hahaha

    Yeah Roy Keane summed up John Delaney pretty well, such a gormless fellow imo.

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    He was making the point that it wasn't just a run-of-the-mill league game, it was a game was of huge importance. He could easily have used Bolton v Man United as an example but unlikely any of his predecessors actually chose to mention our league!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gustavo View Post
    Yea but he was trying to make a comparison so by way of saying how important that game was he was using senior clubs in this country as a demonstration of something unimportant
    A game watched by millions, followed across the globe and with seriously lucrative potential, both culturally and financially, is much more important than a domestic league play off for the FAI. That's just the truth.

    It not to say a domestic game is 'unimportant' - or that nobody gives a damn about Bray/Fingal/Bohs/whoever. It's just highlighting how big Wednesday's game was for the FAI. That's all.

    It's a non-story. Again, if he said it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riddickcule View Post
    We lost at the Stade de Farce....hahaha

    Yeah Roy Keane summed up John Delaney pretty well, such a gormless fellow imo.
    Delaney is far from gormless in my opinion. He played the political game within the FAI with all its legendary backstabbing and shafting antics and snaked his way to the top. He may not be the best media operator as he never looks genuine but he is a shrewd man in many ways.

    Keane, don't get me started. I had a lot of time for him but he has gradually gone down in my estimation since he went into management due to his constant negative bleating to the media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwanVsDalton View Post

    It's a non-story. Again, if he said it.
    Yeah he said it at the press conference calling for the france match to be played.
    Agree with JC_GUFC. It looked like all he was trying to say was its not like a league match where the incidents will balance out over the season. Personally I don't see anything wrong with him saying it.

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    Imagine Delaney had said "This isn't Wigan v Bolton we're talking about"

    I'd wager that those posting in a "Won't someone think of the children" style on this thread would be queuing up to have a go at him for not mentioning Irish sides
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