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Thread: Dessie Ellis Calls For Ireland To Stage World Cup.

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    Default Dessie Ellis Calls For Ireland To Stage World Cup.

    Dessie Ellis has said that Ireland should consider hosting the Homeless World Cup. Such an event would mark a real commitment. It would be an initiative that would build confidence and lift the morale of homeless people everywhere. It would also be a major tourist event. And a world cup that we could win.



    Ireland finished 16th in this years Homeless World Cup. Not bad considering 59 teams entered the tournament.

    From late September through to this month over 700 homeless men and women, representing 59 teams, arrived in Mexico City from 55 countries around the world. The tournament has a competition for men and one for women. It ran over nine days between the 6th and 14th of October. It was won by Chile who beat Mexico 8-5. The Mexican women’s team won their competition defeating Brazil 6-2.

    The competition was held on a field constructed in the Zocalo. This is the historic main plaza or square in the heart of the City. The Zocalo has been a focal point of gathering for people since the time of the Aztecs. 50,000 spectators turned up for some of the matches..


    As a former participant in the Street Leagues, in it's formative stages, I think this is an excellent suggestion. Street League footie gives the players an opportunity to participate in normal everyday activies that they don't otherwise have. It encourages homeless people to help themselves. Those who participate also help dis-spell the negative stereotypes that surround homelessness in general. It keeps some people off the corner for a few hours as well as creating awareness about addiction, unemployment, alcoholism and can be a positive contributor to anti-racism as the Street Leagues teams participate in competitions like Give Racism The Red Card.

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    Jarry 3 homes with the homeless team?

    SF don't do irony .......

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    Ellis is a bit of an expert.

    His pals blew up homes in Northern Ireland, and left people homeless.

    His mates intimidated people out of their homes.

    His comrades engaged in ethnic cleansing along the border.

    And if he wants to give racism the red card - he could start
    with the English..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Jarry 3 homes with the homeless team?

    SF don't do irony .......
    Not to mention his party threats in West Belfast to evict families of young children who throw rocks at the PSNI.
    Newshound: Links to daily newspaper articles about Northern Ireland
    Israeli style tactics to throw families out in the street..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Thomas View Post
    Ellis is a bit of an expert.

    And if he wants to give racism the red card - he could start
    with the English..............
    I don't think Ellis has actually said he wants to give racism the red card. What I said was that "the Street Leagues teams participate in competitions like Give Racism The Red Card." English people have participated in the Street Leagues in Ireland as homeless people..

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    Not forgetting what happened to Gemma Dollery

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    Certainly a more worthy idea than anything to do with the circus that is the millionaires' world cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Jarry 3 homes with the homeless team?

    SF don't do irony .......
    Well brains tell us what you think the homeless should do. Wait on the Communist Revolution? What have you done to raise the profile of the homeless? Nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Jarry 3 homes with the homeless team?

    SF don't do irony .......
    Even if Seanie 'wedding cake' Quinn had made the suggestion, it would still be a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathalbrugha View Post
    Well brains tell us what you think the homeless should do. Wait on the Communist Revolution? What have you done to raise the profile of the homeless? Nothing.
    What has that to do with Jarry's hypocrisy and blatant use of these people ?
    Any bandwagon will do for SF at the moment .....

    And speaking about use - you could at least have the decency to point out that you used Jarry's blog for your OP .....

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