Maze stadium plan 'moves closer'

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Re: Maze stadium plan 'moves closer'

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Post by darkside lightside » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:12 pm

GerryO' wrote:He's the brains behind the DUP
the DUP has brains??? :scratch: :scratch:
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Re: Maze stadium plan 'moves closer'

Post by GerryO' » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:29 pm

darkside lightside wrote:
GerryO' wrote:He's the brains behind the DUP
the DUP has brains??? :scratch: :scratch:
I know where you are coming from, it does sound like an oxymoron, but there are one or two that buck the trend and our Pete is one.
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Re: Maze stadium plan 'moves closer'

Post by mikerob » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:41 pm

While Robbo (no relation...) may have his hands firmly on the dosh (like Gordon Brown when he was chancellor) he is still going to have to dole out some money on the behest of the shinners to keep them sweet.

I don't follow NI politics in any great detail, but do Sinn Fein et al really care that much about the Maze, or are there other pet projects (like Irish language stuff) that they would deem more important in order to keep their supporters happy?

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Post by pwrmoore » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:06 pm

this is getting close to a plolitical thread - if we're not careful it'll be moved or banished.... :duck:
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Post by GerryO' » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:23 pm

There are that many side deals, back door deals etc. It's hard to know who wants what.

What is ALLEGEDLY clear (and I have this on good authority) is that in the first few weeks after devolution the ‘new ministers’ were a bit like the IRFU. A pack of amateurs totally out of their depth. With the exception of a small number (2) they all had to be ALLEGEDLY spoken to by senior civil servants telling them to wind their necks in and stop writing cheques their departments could not cash and stop taking up unsustainable positions on pet issues.
However (and I am now speculating) Wingnut had so firmly nailed his colours to the Maze mast and made so many promises that he could not back down without losing a massive amount of face. And so he remains intransigently refusing to countenance the obvious folly of his pet project. ALLEGEDLY ALLEGEDLY ALLEGEDLY ALLEGEDLY ALLEGEDLY ALLEGEDLY ALLEGEDLY.
However, I digress. Gerry (no relation :shock: ), Marty and the boys want their conflict resolution centre so they are on for the Maze as a whole project adding credibility to their pet project within it.
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Post by ding dong2u » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:12 pm

Let Wingnut build a few 5-a-side pitches for the 'inmates' at the conflict resolution centre and split the rest between the IFA and UR to sort out their stadia. The GAA already have more money than they need although they might have to start paying their 'amateur' players very soon
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Re: Maze stadium plan 'moves closer'

Post by Rooster » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:17 pm

ding dong2u wrote: The GAA already have more money than they need although they might have to start paying their 'amateur' players very soon
A couple of smaller stadiums getting floodlights that would put Ravenhill to shame at present,through grants from the big white house
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Post by ding dong2u » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:07 pm

No surprise Rooster .........while we wait and wait and wait
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Re: Maze stadium plan 'moves closer'

Post by pwrmoore » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:25 pm

Rooster wrote:
ding dong2u wrote: The GAA already have more money than they need although they might have to start paying their 'amateur' players very soon
A couple of smaller stadiums getting floodlights that would put Ravenhill to shame at present,through grants from the big white house

Was in Enniskillen yesterday Brewster park now has floodlights, a covered stand and concrete terracing round all 4 sides - looks like it can easily cater for 15K to 20K supporters - would do us nicely.
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Re: Maze stadium plan 'moves closer'

Post by mikerob » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:53 pm

pwrmoore wrote:
Was in Enniskillen yesterday Brewster park now has floodlights, a covered stand and concrete terracing round all 4 sides - looks like it can easily cater for 15K to 20K supporters - would do us nicely.
Considering the complaints about having to go to the maze, what would be the reaction if Ulster moved to Enniskillen? :wink:

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Post by moondance » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:21 pm

mikerob wrote:
Considering the complaints about having to go to the maze, what would be the reaction if Ulster moved to Enniskillen? :wink:
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Post by Cockatrice » Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:24 pm

see that UTV are running an Insight programme into one of UR 'partners' in the Maze stadium -the NI Events Co. They certainly know how to make money.
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Re: Maze stadium plan 'moves closer'

Post by cables » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:31 pm

Take it you watched the 'insight' CT.
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