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Return of the Bertie Bowl and Brexit to blame for Ryder Cup loss - It's Comments of the Week

Plus, Enner Valencia making a Father Dougal-style escape.

NOT LONG AFTER the USA claimed their first Ryder Cup victory since 2008, Dave was wondering if Brexit was to blame:

Westwood, Rose, Willett, Fitzpatrick, Sullivan, Wood – once again the English deciding they’d rather not contribute to Europe, thanks.

Followers of South American football know that the continent can throw up some unusual storylines. Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier between Ecuador and Chile maintained that trend as striker Enner Valencia appeared to fake injury to flee the police over unpaid child maintenance bills. Meh expertly explained his epic getaway:

Ha, looks like Dougal on the milk truck.

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Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic scored twice to secure a draw against Wales in Ireland’s World Cup qualifying group, but the Potters forward reminds Emily Davison of another Premier League attacker:

Marco is like an Aldi version of Zlatan, still deadly.

New Zealand international Aaron Smith will miss this weekend’s game against South Africa through suspension after ‘entering an airport toilet cubicle with a female,’ Rowan Hill knows how he is feeling:

He must be down in the dumps!

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Roddy Collins is seeking new employment opportunities after being parting ways with Waterford United, Mervyn Queally feels the Real Madrid job is there for the taking:

Zidane is under pressure now for results or else ……..

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It was confirmed this week that Ireland will battle against France and South Africa to win the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, but Patrick Norton thinks we should take the delegates down memory lane on their visit:

We should show them the site of the Bertie Bowl for the craic.

The FAI announced a friendly international against Uruguay for next summer yesterday, but Joe Bloggs was unimpressed by the choice:

Disappointed. Was hoping for Oman.

Finally, Joey Barton was charged with allegedly betting on 44 matches this week, but Tadhg Keating is well aware of the pitfalls to avoid when heading down to the bookies on a Saturday morning:

Rookie mistake. Them 44 team accumulators never work. Always one team that lets you down.

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