Fianna Fail want you to care about the Football (but that's it)

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Fianna Fail have sent out an email to their mailing list asking people to care.

Care about jobs? no no.....

Care about the state of the economy? .... gah!

Care about the budget in a few weeks? .... shush you!

They want you to get upset about the Football last night.

Dear friend,

Like many of you, I was glued to last night's match, shouting myself hoarse.

Ireland played their hearts out to defeat one of the world's great footballing nations - or they would have were it not for what's been dubbed "Le Hand of God". Thierry Henry's blatant hand ball is a moment that will live in footballing infamy.

I don't want to spend the days until the World Cup starts being furious - I want to make a stand. I have set up a petition calling for a play-off on neutral soil. Add your name now, and I will send the petition to FIFA to make sure they hear our complaint:

Fianna Fil | Demand a Replay

I have always had respect for Thierry Henry. He is a masterful player, with insight, flair and passion. On this occasion he has let football down.

I am taking this initative not just because Ireland's football team deserves a spot in South Africa, but because fair play goes to the heart of what football is all about. Fair play matters too m

uch for us to simply mutter about the big countries always catching a break. Fair play matters too much for us to accept such a blatant attempt to cheat the fans of this great game.

Please join me in adding your name to my petition - let's send a message to FIFA that only a replay on neutral turf will make things right:

Fianna Fil | Demand a Replay

Thanks for reading my email - I hope you'll join me in backing Ireland's call for fair play.

Yours,

Dara
Now, I'll preface this by saying as a person who's completely disinterested by Football I'm as disappointed and fcked off as the next person about what went on last night in Paris. But this circular from Fianna Fail I think completely misses the point about what should be a priority and what's important.

Rather than dealing with a proper communications plan that talks about the economy or what they're doing to solve the crisis we're in, they're latching themselves onto the public upset at last night's football, and they're going to campaign on that.

Way to go Fianna Fail - maybe you'll evolve those skills to deal with the areas you actually have responsibility for.
 
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zakalwe1

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fianna fail...the populist party....no bandwagon too bandy to jump on.
 
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Oh. Sweet. Jebus.

They must really think the Irish people are stupid. And given their track record at getting elected for the past 7 decades, I'd say they know Irish people pretty well.
 

FakeViking

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Jails full to overflow.
Severe flooding all around the country as a result of bad planning.
Bankers running rings around the MoF.

Yet all they care about is a game of football.

The Romans had the right idea, involving Bread and Circuses.
 

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Now, I've discovered something that makes me even more annoyed than Henry!
 

Interista

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You can see a parallel (sort of) in the situation in Egypt. Authorities there were quite happy to tolerate widespread violence between Egyptian and Algerian fans. But of course those same authorities would never allow even peaceful protests against the Egyptian government, or against Israel or the US. Another example of encouraging people to let off steam in ways which do not harm the government.
 

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Lets spare a thought for the greens. Apologists for corruption all over europe!

Evening Echo | French public turn on Henry

Daniel Cohn-Bendit of the Green Party, agreed with Yade and insisted that Henry “had done his job.”

“It’s not cheating,” said Cohn-Bendit adding, “football is like that.”
 

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Dear Brian Cowen,


I, along with thousands of viewers two years ago, watched FFcheat their way to Government.


The blatant blather and subsequent admission from from Bertie Ahern, the FF leader, that his handling of the economy didnt lead to the recession, which knocked Ireland out of the competition, is a travesty for the highest ideals that our nation represents.


Therefore I’m calling on you to hold an election.


It’s the least we owe the thousands of devastated young voters around Ireland. For the dignity and integrity of politics an election must be held.


You have been often quoted in the past about FF’s role in ensuring fair play and proper leadership. Here you have an opportunity to prove there is meaning behind these words and show children all over Ireland that in politics those who cheat will not succeed.



Yours sincerely,


The OD
 

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More people watched the game last night than will ever vote.
It is not FF's fault if the people many who vote for them are stupid and do so for reasons other than an assessment of their competence and integrity.

If Labour had any political savvie, they would denounce the French as dishonourable and Henry a cheat who should be banned for life (or some such over the top crap)
 

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Just heard on the TV, Brian Cowen has asked FIFA for a rematch and he will be bringing it up with Mr Cosy.

What about the Yes for Jobs and recovery? I'd be bring that up with Mr Cosy before any football match. FF, what a bunch a wasters.
 

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Did anyone hear that FF senator on Matt Cooper saying legal action should be taken against FIFA? This really is populism at it's worse. FF are appealing to the lowest common denominator.
 

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You have to laugh at Dermot Aherns reappearance on the scene.

Opinions on NAMA - not a thing

Budget decisions - Not a mention

But football crisis arrives and he cant get off the air. hes been on rte, sky and even cnn

Its just sad, really sad.
 

MsAnneThrope

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Oh the irony of a Fianna Fáil TD requesting that those who cheat be not allowed succeed...
 

Malcolm X

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Of course the government will call for a replay when they get the result they don't want. Lisbon anyone?
 

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In fairness the only Brian Cowen's approval ratings for will increase is if he gets Ireland a replay, plays up front for Ireland and scores a hatrick in a 3-0 Irish win. Even then he could only expect a 2-3% rise.
 

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Well, this will be a test of our influence in Europe!

(Cowen is talking to Sarkozy)
 
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Fing Fers

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Since cheating is now being portrayed as acceptable world wide, I am allowed to copy and post this from another site.

NO YOU'RE NOT - LINK, DO NOT COPY+PASTE SOMEONE ELSE'S WORK
 
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