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    Greatest Foot.ie moments and members?

    We're all missing football. The covid thread is really the only one active. So how about looking back and posting on favourite, worst, best, classic Foot.ie posts and members. I was looking back through some old PMs and there is some great old posts on stuff that happened in LoI that made me laugh, conversely there are some messages that are sad being from people that are no longer with us. Something different from Covid-19 please! I've been registered under 2 names and the first I cant remember but it was from the old Eircom League message board when it ceased (Greenblood is an old member from there that I remember). mypost's direct bus routes and spaceships get occasionally mentioned.

    I dont intend this to be a thread of humiliating posters - I am guilty of the odd cringe rant myself looking back!

    Site traffic is probably down so why not....I dont recall it being done previously?
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    You might enjoy trawling through the old Posts of the Month: https://foot.ie/forums/110-POTM-POTY

    Traffic is probably too light to bother reopening it, but there were some gems there.
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

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    That was great - but I can't remember what thread it was split from originally? It kind of loses some context without that.

    SuperGretna trolling the entire site but then mysteriously vanishing just as Derry beat Gretna 5-1 was fun too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Perfect!! Exactly the sort of distraction....but wtf!?? I do not know why I cannot recall such an ummmm.... intriguing thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    That was great - but I can't remember what thread it was split from originally? It kind of loses some context without that.

    SuperGretna trolling the entire site but then mysteriously vanishing just as Derry beat Gretna 5-1 was fun too.
    Ah yes, few things about that spell, the wall of noise from a packed away stand in Fir Park was something else even on TV. The mindboggling bitter lack of post match dignity by Gretna. Of course no football fan wants to see a club fold but it was hard to feel too much sympathy - all topped off with a dose of poetic justice for SuperGretna and Co, almost as amusing Matthew Tipton's hatrick as Neale Fenn's replacement ;p though those 5 goals were not scored with the panache of Derry's tbf. Bar the keeper's early blunder it was a perfect performance1

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    Haven't been on here as long as everyone else, but I'll never forget Tricky Colour advocating for Padraig Amond's call up to the EPL/Ireland squad: https://foot.ie/threads/140627-Padra...=1#post1871069

    Includes the immortal description of a football being "a bag of wind" and the brilliant "the goals are the same size" argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    That was great - but I can't remember what thread it was split from originally? It kind of loses some context without that.
    Castle Rovers and Hyde Rangers - Junior teams in the Limerick District League so it was from that thread presumably.

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    RIP Termonbarry Alberts. They had the best half-time monkey knife fights.

    I miss the Mon Dog excitement that brewed on every team's board in the run-up to a trip to Gortakeegan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Castle Rovers and Hyde Rangers - Junior teams in the Limerick District League so it was from that thread presumably.
    Actually, the thread is linked - it was posted in thread #1 on foot.ie, back in 2001. Which was ten years earlier at the time

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    One of the posters on the 2001 thread is an RTE news correspondent these days. Saw them on TV last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longfordian View Post
    One of the posters on the 2001 thread is an RTE news correspondent these days. Saw them on TV last night.
    What club did this person follow at the time? Is this the Longford correspondent that used to go to town matches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longfordian View Post
    One of the posters on the 2001 thread is an RTE news correspondent these days. Saw them on TV last night.
    Interesting. As there's only three posters in the 2001 thread and it's probably not dahamsta, that only leaves two. My guess would be that the correspondent has used her real first name on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    What club did this person follow at the time? Is this the Longford correspondent that used to go to town matches?
    They were or are a Town fan alright, but they are the correspondent for another area of the country not the Midlands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longfordian View Post
    They were or are a Town fan alright, but they are the correspondent for another area of the country not the Midlands.
    Think who you are on about now Reckon its the NE Correspondent. Didnt know that person was on it altogether!
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    Post of the month is sadly missed.

    Termonbarry.

    Myposts spaceship.

    Cool dogs adventures.

    Bring back the glory days.

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    Hairy Bowsie on the merits of a Shels player on his way to St. Pats.

    That clown Tuff Paddy on how this was an Irish site for Irish people. Impossible to fathom that the guy was an established news reporter.

    The most I've ever laughed on this site was when, in the middle of a bad-tempered discussion, one poster (can't remember who) ended a particularly vitriolic post with the phrase 'so bite me sac.'

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    That "bite me sac" one does ring a bell alright

    Some great stories on the Faroe Islands 2005 away game thread too

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Post of the month is sadly missed.

    Termonbarry.

    Myposts spaceship.

    Cool dogs adventures.

    Bring back the glory days.
    Why was POTM done away with? A good chunk of the best moments are probably when yer average Dundalk fan was seeing enough craziness in the 1st Division....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    Why was POTM done away with? A good chunk of the best moments are probably when yer average Dundalk fan was seeing enough craziness in the 1st Division....
    It just kind of petered out, I expect due to dwindling site traffic.
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

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