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"The Football Association of Ireland has been urged to “respect the boundary lines” and stop poaching players from the North. Five DUP MPs have backed a motion calling for the Irish footballing body to state that it will end the pursuit of Northern Irish footballers. "

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/stop-poaching-our-best-players-dup-tells-irish-football-chiefs-gxvm7pp9m

Why do the dup ask for what they know they will not get rather than seeking a compromise?



The answer is contained in the OP sir which contains the word RESPECT.

These dinosaurs need to respect the wishes of talented footballers who have chosen to play for whichever team they wish....simple as.
 

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The answer is contained in the OP sir which contains the word RESPECT.

These dinosaurs need to respect the wishes of talented footballers who have chosen to play for whichever team they wish....simple as.
At one point the Northern Ireland association was offered a deal in which the could select players from the rest of the Island and they turned it down?????????????????
 

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"The Football Association of Ireland has been urged to “respect the boundary lines” and stop poaching players from the North. Five DUP MPs have backed a motion calling for the Irish footballing body to state that it will end the pursuit of Northern Irish footballers. "

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/stop-poaching-our-best-players-dup-tells-irish-football-chiefs-gxvm7pp9m

Why do the dup ask for what they know they will not get rather than seeking a compromise?
Ye'd have to get down off the ditch for compromise.
 

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At one point the Northern Ireland association was offered a deal in which the could select players from the rest of the Island and they turned it down?????????????????


In that case, maybe it would be a good idea to have told the crackpot onionist MP's before they publicly made knuts of themselves once again sir.
 

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Err the same reason many soccer teams based in Northern Ireland compete in the FAI leagues rather than IFA leagues.
 

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"The Football Association of Ireland has been urged to “respect the boundary lines” and stop poaching players from the North. Five DUP MPs have backed a motion calling for the Irish footballing body to state that it will end the pursuit of Northern Irish footballers. "

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/stop-poaching-our-best-players-dup-tells-irish-football-chiefs-gxvm7pp9m

Why do the dup ask for what they know they will not get rather than seeking a compromise?
Elected representatives wasting their time with this nonsense. Goes to show you how little they have to do.
 

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Err the same reason many soccer teams based in Northern Ireland compete in the FAI leagues rather than IFA leagues.


The way to go IMO, scouts from top teams regularly watch these kids in their quest for superstars, happens Globally.
 

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Why do the dup ask for what they know they will not get rather than seeking a compromise?
Because they think that they can tell those uppity fenians down south and disloyal fenians in the north what to do, it would seem that being told to deny pay rises to nurses and take free school meals away from children in Britain by the tories in return for keeping their dodgy saudi donors secret has inflated their sense of power.
I'm sure their supporters love it though, look at wee Sammy and Jeffrey taking on the big bad EU and the Republic before retiring for the night to watch "premium movies" on expenses.
Best ignored for the impotent rage it is.
 

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"The Football Association of Ireland has been urged to “respect the boundary lines” and stop poaching players from the North. Five DUP MPs have backed a motion calling for the Irish footballing body to state that it will end the pursuit of Northern Irish footballers. "...
 

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Only Derry City do AFAIK
The end came on Boxing Day 1948 at the annual Linfield-Celtic game at Windsor Park. Celtic were winning for most of the match but Linfield equalised in the last minute. Linfield fans invaded the pitch and attacked several Celtic players, including centre-forward Jimmy Jones, who suffered a broken leg and was kicked unconscious, and Robin Lawlor and Kevin McAlinden, who were both seriously hurt.[6][7]

Linfield issued a statement in which they blamed the attack on Celtic. However, Celtic's statement did not put blame on Linfield or its supporters, but instead on the police present, who sat back and made no arrests: "During the whole of this concerted attack the protection afforded to the unfortunate players may be fairly described as quite inadequate. In the circumstances the directors wish to make the strongest possible protest against the conduct of those responsible for the protection of the players in failing to take measures either to prevent the brutal attack or to deal with it with any degree of effectiveness after it developed."[2]

Celtic also felt the response from the IFA was inadequate as well. The team's management met the night of the match and decided to withdraw from the league after the end of the 1949 season.[2][7] Northern Irish journalist Frank Curran later commented, "[Belfast F.C.] knew that it wasn't a football problem, and that there was nothing they as a football club could do to end it. So they got out."[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfast_Celtic_F.C.
 

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The way to go IMO, scouts from top teams regularly watch these kids in their quest for superstars, happens Globally.
The last time a superstar was discovered in Northern Ireland was 50 odd years ago.
 
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