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    Future of Irish Football

    I think tomorrow night is a huge night for the future of football in this country and I'm not talking about results on the pitch.

    Everthing that has gone on this week has been an embarrassment for football in this country. Surely there has to be a large protest from the fans tomorrow night to make John Delaney's positon untenable. It could be a watershed moment for the future.....

    When will peolle decide enough is enough?The fact he has a whole thread that's nearly 50 pages long dedicated to his antics is ridiculous.

    Its ridiculous that Irish clubs are still waiting on last season's prize money for the league as it's obvious paying John Delaney's rent is a bigger priority for the FAI.

    The tennis ball protest mentioned on the radio was brilliant. Simple, almost impossible to police and incredibly embarrasing for the FAI. 36th minute would be the apt time to do it, to coincide with his ludicrous €360k salary together with €36k rent paid on his behalf.

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    Tomorrow if any security try to do anything to stop the protests it needs to be recorded, you know how these dictatorships work, they will try hide all the evidence.

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    There's no evidence that any tennis ball protest is planned. There was an article in the Times (I think) this afternoon that mentioned it, but no mention of it anywhere before that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    There's no evidence that any tennis ball protest is planned. There was an article in the Times (I think) this afternoon that mentioned it, but no mention of it anywhere before that.
    That matters not a jot.

    I'll have a tennis ball about my person somewhere regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backstothewall View Post
    That matters not a jot.

    I'll have a tennis ball about my person somewhere regardless.
    Do you also have three points, or the money to pay a fine to UEFA, also secreted about your person, should either be applied to the FAI?
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    If only we knew somebody who could lend us a hundred grand...
    Hello, hello? What's going on? What's all this shouting, we'll have no trouble here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Do you also have three points, or the money to pay a fine to UEFA, also secreted about your person, should either be applied to the FAI?
    Are you familiar with Edmund Burke's quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Do you also have three points, or the money to pay a fine to UEFA, also secreted about your person, should either be applied to the FAI?
    exactly. the big losers would be the team if such a brain-dead protest happened

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    I think this is one of the few ways to protest and its far from braindead. Fans cant boycott home games like they could for a club side so only a few options available.

    Dont know if its its funny or just sad that people are worried about the FAI getting fined by UEFA for protesting.

    There's almost 900 posts on the John Delaney thread most of them critical but very few willing to back up their words and try to force him out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wexfordned View Post
    I think this is one of the few ways to protest and its far from braindead. Fans cant boycott home games like they could for a club side so only a few options available.

    Dont know if its its funny or just sad that people are worried about the FAI getting fined by UEFA for protesting.

    There's almost 900 posts on the John Delaney thread most of them critical but very few willing to back up their words and try to force him out.
    Once we break through 1000 posts moaning on the internet the bigwigs in the FAI will be forced to sit up and take notice. That'll show em!

    The reality is that a protest like this is only gaining traction because of the Stasi-lite response to previous displays of dissent in Lansdowne Rd, aided and abetted by AGS.

    Whilst everyone would hope things will fall a very long way short of violence, the reasons why escalation to the level of tennis balls has caught the public mood reminds me of this quote

    Quote Originally Posted by JFK
    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable

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    Quote Originally Posted by wexfordned View Post
    I think this is one of the few ways to protest and its far from braindead. Fans cant boycott home games like they could for a club side so only a few options available.

    Dont know if its its funny or just sad that people are worried about the FAI getting fined by UEFA for protesting.

    There's almost 900 posts on the John Delaney thread most of them critical but very few willing to back up their words and try to force him out.
    That’s the issue with the Irish mentality, we are too fcuking nice. We keep acting like the beta male and letting the FAI do what they like and not make a stand. Other countries have done it so this talk of not supporting the team is horse ****, it’s a reflection of how bad the FAI board have been in their role that we have to resort to protests like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    Are you familiar with Edmund Burke's quote
    Edmund Burke …when bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    Are you familiar with Edmund Burke's quote
    'Right lads, let's get rat-a55ed in the Buttery? It's 1744 after all!'

    In fairness, it's not one of his better-known quotes, and may be only attributed to him.
    Hello, hello? What's going on? What's all this shouting, we'll have no trouble here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    Are you familiar with Edmund Burke's quote
    'Our patience will achieve more than our force'?



    Quote Originally Posted by Scrufil View Post
    Edmund Burke …when bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
    Or, to cut to the chase a bit more - all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. (origin disputed though)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    Are you familiar with Edmund Burke's quote
    is it
    me fail English? That's unpossible!
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    If some tennis balls were chucked out onto the pitch (by one or two good men) during the half time break, would that constitute a breach of the rules?

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    do you think it would stop in time for them to be cleared for the start of the second half?
    a suggestion I've seen mooted is to stay after the final whistle, and whatever protests goes ahead can happen then, without disruption to the fixture itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fly View Post
    'Our patience will achieve more than our force'?





    Or, to cut to the chase a bit more, all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. (origin disputed though)
    "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." that one is not disputed as far as I know

    the point is sitting on our hands and bitching online wont help us. so I would support people who peacefully protest by throwing tennis balls onto a pitch

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    and if the protest does damage to the association, in the form of a points deduction or a fine, what then?

    can you guarantee that no player, official, or member of the coaching setup will come from harm from a tennis ball thrown from the upper tier of a stadium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    and if the protest does damage to the association, in the form of a points deduction or a fine, what then?

    can you guarantee that no player, official, or member of the coaching setup will come from harm from a tennis ball thrown from the upper tier of a stadium?
    Can you point to a precedent of that happening in response to a protest of this nature Tets? Or can you give another reason why you believe such a penalty might be likely?

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