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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tribesman91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2019 at 2:43pm
I think it's a great idea. I worry for Galway United though. If we don't make the cut for the Championship South, where do we play?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stickittotheman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2019 at 2:50pm
It is a great idea and it may get support amongst teams like Cliftonville and Newry maybe even Larne who have a businessman in charge who could let his head rule his heart but as for the likes of Linfield, Crusaders, Ballymena, Ards, Carrick, Coleraine or even Glenavon and Glentoran supporting such a proposal would be highly unlikely. They are partitionists at heart. Happy to play in their wee country. An all island league would be another step towards a United Ireland and the Kerryman a secret Shinner. Sad but true.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Drumcondra 69er Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2019 at 3:01pm
Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Can't believe people like the idea of playoffs to decide the overall winner, what a load of sh*te.

Nothing better than winning the league at home in front of your own fans, leave the day out for the cup final

Play offs are for promotion, not for the top league. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mandrake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2019 at 4:19pm
it sounds good, and its got to be better than what we have , both sides...
the setanta cup was great until linfield and the other 'big ' teams took their ball away...
i know the nord dont care about europe but 3 entries and at least 240 k from uefa is better than potentialy one otwo of them scraping the last eufa cup spot..
have they lost a spot.. wow thats a kick in the goolies , spose thats what happens when they 'dont care'
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OnTheOneRoad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2019 at 4:20pm
there are a lot of issues to iron out. I also don't want to get too excited about something that has the potential to be truly transformative for Irish football because that idea just seems too much of a dream. But i am impressed by the idea thus far.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote horsebox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2019 at 8:30pm
I'd love for this to happen for a whole host of reasons, all of which are a win win for all sides.
     
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thebronze14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2019 at 8:36pm
it's a great idea!a lot less travel for harps too.  Doubt it will happen though
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote t_rAndy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2019 at 8:56pm
They still haven’t described how it can be one league with two associations with separate European places assigned to them though have they?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corkery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2019 at 10:50pm
The Irish league fans are already against it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mandrake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 10:31am
Originally posted by corkery corkery wrote:

The Irish league fans are already against it.
they all voted to leave in brexit.. this is a back door in again
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BucksburnDandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2019 at 8:21pm
As an outsider, I would be far more likely to tune into the likes of a Linfield v Shamrock Rovers or a Bohs v Cliftonville match than watching either league just now. An all-Ireland league should match the majority of clubs in Scotland in terms of stature and size, even in spite of the popularity of GAA. Hope this happens.
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