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After the draw with Georgia, the lads discuss Ireland’s performance and hopes for the future. (more…)
Sanchez & Mkhitaryan are trading places. Wanker of the week returns with a humdinger. Premier League Roundup. A Podcast about football with Dunney, Dave & Luxy. Producer: Sean Dempsey Music:
This week we’re doing something different. Each of us has three things they want to see flushed away with Sunderland. Find out what the lads chose. A podcast about football featuring Luxy, Dave, Frank, Kenny and Dunnie. Producer: Sean Dempsey Music:  
We return to the podcast for 2019 We discuss THAT Gillette advert. Also Dave has a doppelgänger. Links: Gillette Advert County in UK makes it a hate crime to upset women When the wolfs stop whistling  Serena Williams #MeToo advocate accused of paying off 17 year old alleged victim #PinkTax Nike advert #JustBurnIt Nike reaction Nike Sweatshops Thierry Henry in Gillette advert….wanker Gladys Knight defends national anthem #NursesStrike – Nurses threatening industrial action London delivery driver attacked with acid When pepsi went woke Producer: Sean Dempsey Music: #Gillette #GilletteAd #PinkTax #Nike #Woke #CatCalling #WolfWhistling #SerenaWilliams #MeToo #JustBurnIt #Superbowl #GladysKnight #NursesStrike #BoysWillBeBoys #TheBestMenCanBe #doppelgangers Would you spend five grand to see Ireland play? Is the Premier League value for money? Brendo is back, will he bring a breath of fresh air to the premier league. Links: What is Club Ireland? Declan Rice says choosing England over Republic of Ireland was toughest decision of his career Brendan Rodgers is back Producer: Sean Dempsey Music:
Do You Support Your Local Team? We all know a fan of Manchester United or Liverpool.  But do enough of us support our local team like St Pats or Bohemians? The Premier League pumps huge amounts of money into advertising their league.  A considerable amount then goes on marketing to Irish fans.  Sure the League of Ireland don’t have anywhere near the the of advertising budget as the premier league but are they doing enough to cater to local support? If you walk around Dublin in particular, you will see hundreds of lads in Liverpool or United jerseys, even some  in Barcelona tops with Messi on the back but one thing you see less of is local team jerseys.  Is this because there just isn’t the same interest in local team games as there is for premier league games or is there something more to this? Winning Team Being on the winning team in my opinion accounts for a lot of this.  There’s a reason there are thousands of Liverpool supporters in Ireland but not many Everton, plenty of Chelsea / Arsenal but not many Fulham / QPR, same goes for Manchester United and up until recently Manchester City.  City were heavily invested in by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi Royal Family and have since become a premier league winning side.  A team that regularly challenges for titles is a lot easier to support than a bottom of the league side.  It also gives you better bragging rights over your mates. Manchester United fans (in Ireland) are a good example.  I challenge you to find an Irish Manchester United fan born before 1980.  Why?  Because Manchester United only began to challenge for titles in the early 1990s.  Therefore kids in school would start “following” them as they were the best team.  Before that it would most likely be Liverpool. Best League In The World Ireland are not unique to this however, there are many countries who support the English premier league with live coverage reaching 978 million homes worldwide last season in 188 countries.   The exposure of the teams are generally well marketed on social media with up to date news. Our own leagues however are suffering.  As mentioned in this episode, it is difficult to view the league of Ireland games outside of the grounds.  Even then it’s not as clearly defined as the premier league. We had the All-Ireland final recently, which has consistent supporters and seems to be getting bigger every year which is great to see.  After the whole John Delaney saga, there is renewed optimism for Irish football.  Should the league of Ireland be doing more to generate interest? Producer: Sean Dempsey Music: Let us know what you think below or drop us an email
  We discuss the rising trend of transgender kids. Is it wise to consider gender reassignment surgery for children? Should they wait until they’re adults to make such a life changing decision? 7 year old Transgender case A recent case involved parents of a 7 year old boy.  The father claimed that his son prefers to be a boy. He claims that the mother chose to dress him as a girl and called him by the name “Luna”. The mother enrolled the boy in his school as a girl.  The teachers and administrators knew he was a boy but his fellow pupils did not know he was undergoing “social transitioning” in preparation for chemical castration at the age of 8. The father tried to prevent all this from happening but it eventually went to court which garnered a lot of attention. He lost the case and was ordered to pay for transgender therapy for his son.  He has been accused of abusing his son by calling him a boy and is now prevented from teaching his son that he is a boy. Transgender Kids Transgender kids is a fairly new phenomenon.  the topic showed a mark increase in interest after the Louis Theroux documentary in 2015. This has spurred this topic into the public consciousness.  With some completely against the idea and others thinking it is wonderful. trends.embed.renderExploreWidget("TIMESERIES", {"comparisonItem":[{"keyword":"transgender kids","geo":"","time":"2004-01-01 2019-10-28"}],"category":0,"property":""}, {"exploreQuery":"q=transgender%20kids&date=all","guestPath":""}); Transgender in Ireland Dr Lydia Foy challenged Irish law in 2015 Until 2015, it wasn’t possible to alter your birth certificate in Ireland.   Lydia Foy,  an Irish trans woman, challenged Irish law to recognise the change in her birth cert. On July 15, 2015 Ireland passed the Gender Recognition Act of 2015,  The act allows legal gender changes without the requirement of medical intervention or assessment by the state.  Ireland is one of four countries in Europe where a person can change their legal gender without undergoing medial or state intervention. Those aged between 16 and 18 must secure a court order to exempt them from the normal requirement to be at least 18 years old.  Hundreds of Irish people have changed their gender since 2015. Transgender Kids in Ireland In Ireland, it is not possible to have your gender legally changed if you’re under the age of 16.  In 2018, minister for social protection Regina Doherty proposed a system of gender recognition changes to be made.  She suggested that gender recognition be introduced for children if their parents consent was acquired, third-party support for the child and family, and a straightforward revocation process. She also suggested a system for those who identify as non-binary. Finally As we discussed in this episode, we think that those who are not yet adults should not take such drastic decision at such a young age. In regards to gender reassignment surgery, it should not even be considered at this age.  The child has not fully developed and this irreversible surgery can have a negative effect when they grow up. What do you think?  Let use know in the comments or get in touch with us, we’d love to hear your perspective on this, Get in touch
This week we discuss the Women’s World Cup and in particular, Megan Rapinoe. Megan Rapinoe led the US women’s national team to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019 but has divided fans.  Some love Megan Rapinoe for her outspoken personality and skills on the pitch but others think she is petulant and unsporting in her behaviour off the pitch. Taking A Knee Megan Rapinoe rose to prominence recently when she said she would not visit “the fucking White House” if her team won the world cup. After the US team won the world cup, Rapinoe gave this speech. Not to mention this little video below. Megan Rapinoe standing on a parade float in Manhattan with a bottle of Veuve in one hand and the World Cup trophy in the other shouting “I DESERVE THIS.” There will never be a bigger mood. — Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July 10, 2019 Rapinoe was also involved in the U.S. women’s national soccer team pay discrimination claim along with Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn where they claimed that the men’s team receive a $5,000 bonus for a loss in a friendly match, whereas the women’s team receive nothing at all for a loss or a draw.  When the male team wins a game, they can receive as much as $17,625 but women only receive $1,350. $5,000 bonus for a loss…John Delaney would be proud. The team have quite a lot of support and women’s football is more popular than ever.  Will the newer supporters go to the league games and support the team between world cups though? They also played a practice game or ‘scrimmage’ against FC Dallas under 15s boys team where they lost 5-2…but that was only a practice game.  Had they won, they wouldn’t gloat about it like. There was also this video which shows Rapinoe, disinterestedly sign a ball for a fan.. …But she signed the ball and the kid seemed happy so not much of a story. Megan Rapinoe is still a polarising figure.  But perhaps she is exactly what women’s football needs as she has us talking about it.  This can only be good for women’s football. Producer: Sean Dempsey Music: What do you think?  Let us know below in the comments or get in touch.
Harry and Meghan In this episode we start off with Harry and Meghan and what the future holds for them.  Having recently given up their royal duties what can we expect from them? One things for sure is it’s taken some of the attention away from this fella. Gammon Everyone knows that the left can’t meme.  They tend to lack self awareness and have a tendency to call anyone right of Greta Thunberg a nazi.  US columnist Charles Krauthammer put it best: “Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil” – Charles Krauthammer With Brexit looming and the term Brexiter not having the desired effect.  There needed to be a term to describe those pesky leavers.  Brextits?  No that’s probably sexist.  We need to attack their appearance.  We need something that encapsulates their ashen jowls as they excitedly pontificate their views and so gammon was settled upon. Piers Morgan got people talking when he tweeted “If you use someone’s skin colour to abuse them, you’re a racist.” Is gammon racist? What is your definition of racism?   For most people it is simply “discrimination based on race”.  So, as gammon is used to describe someone’s skin tone then it is by definition racist.  The argument in its favour is that it is just a reaction to terms like snowflake or social justice warrior.  But the difference is that those terms are based on ideology rather than appearance. What do you think?  Let us know Links: How much money does the Royal Family bring in to the UK? How much do the British Royal Family costs UK taxpayers? Irish slavery and indentured servitude 00:00 Ireland V Denmark reaction 22:16 Khabib V McGregor 48:06 Deontay Wilder absolutely lumps a mascot out of it Links: Ireland V Denmark Conor McGregor Deontay Wilder Producer: Sean Dempsey Music:
A Podcast about football with Frank, Dunnie & Dave. Producer: Sean Dempsey Music:
A Podcast about football with Dunnie, Frank, Dave & Luxy. Producer: Sean Dempsey Music: Is Jose a little man? Get out of it ya filho da puta! Coutinho moves to Barca.
The latest football stories. Taxi for Pards. A real holocaust of a wanker. A Podcast about football with Dunney, Frank, Dave & Luxy. Producer: Sean Dempsey Music:
How will we view football in the future? Obligatory manager rumours, Premier League Roundup. A Podcast about football with Dunney, Frank, Dave & Luxy. Producer: Sean Dempsey Music:
Find out who the lads chose as their picks for the season. Are they a Mystic Meg or Paul Merson? Yes, we are aware it’s January. A Podcast about football with Frank, Dunnie & Luxy. Producer: Sean Dempsey Music: You can play along with the lads by answering the quiz below or by clicking this link Loading…
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