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Armagh spent their last three years in Div 1 and last year was a penalty shootout win away from reaching last 4 of the championship.  Regardless of who is manager does anyone seriously think Armagh should be doing better than that when you consider it's 2009 since Armagh won a U17/18 Ulster title.  2007 since they won Ulster U20/21 title and it's 2015 since Armagh side won the Ulster senior club championship. 

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: June 03, 2023, 11:53:10 PM »
Ten Hag first season with United has brought improvement and progress. It was done with a fair share of injuries, suspensions and Ronaldo with his man child antics and his replacement a former Burnley Striker brought in on loan from Turkey (in other words wasn't replaced at all)

Premier League - 3rd  and 75 points
FA Cup - finalists
League cup - winners
Europe - EL quarter finals.

62 games in total whereby some rest was got when knocked out of the Europa League.  To further this season's progress will require good in and out transfer business this summer. That's highly unlikely to happen if the Glazers remain and their business men buddies in control of transfers.

Pep Guardiola first full season with Man City

Premier League 3rd 78 points
FA Cup Semi finals
League cup 4th round
Europe - CL round of 16

Suitable signings one's that fitted into Pep's style of play were made during and after that season, the major honours followed soon after.

Klopp first full season with Liverpool

Premier League 4th 76 points
FA Cup 4th round
League cup Semi final
Europe - weren't in it

Having Michael Edwards overseeing transfers was just as important as the appointment of Klopp. Top keeper,defenders,midfielders and good goal scorers all brought in before both the Champions league and Premier league was won under his watch. The dead wood totally cleared out.

I suppose I'll throw Arteta into the mix also seeing as Arsenal finished 2nd this season.

His first full season with Arsenal

Premier League 8th 61 points
FA Cup 4th
League cup quarter finalists
Europe - EL semi finalists

One Trophy (FA Cup 2020) he's won since becoming Arsenal manager.   Is it possible to improve on their league season next year? more likely to regress would be the general opinion.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: June 03, 2023, 05:07:21 PM »
62nd game of the season ends with expected FA Cup final defeat, City certainly deserved their win though could easily have been 2-2 with the big chance on 92 mins.  City's goals on 12 seconds and from their first shot of the 2nd half was Fred and Eriksen switching off and DeGea too slow to react on the 2nd goal.   Without 4 players due to injury that would have featured today didn't help matters and when you are bringing on Mctominay,Weghorst to rescue the match it highlighted how short United are on options and need a big transfer window this summer.

Could be a more difficult day in castlebar than the bookies suggest . Be a terrible watch with our bucks just squeezing past in the last 15mins when the blanket starts to tire .

Louth are poor defensively. I'd expect Mayo to score high have this contest wrapped up long before the last 15 minutes.

The team named to start is the same one that was published to start against Kerry yet three changes was made before throw in, the same to happen again here?

GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Dubs tomorrow
« on: June 02, 2023, 02:02:37 PM »
What an utterly ridiculous post. Quotes from a game 4 years ago, dealing with 2 very different teams playing in different ways.

As I said earlier if a team holds onto possession for 5 minutes or so, then it’s totally the opposition’s fault. I’ve no doubt most  Dubs were more frustrated with their own team not pushing on rather than Ros recycling. That changed in the second half. As a Dub, I’d be well confident of beating Ros in the semi final, if both of us were lucky enough to get there. No rule change required. Although I do highly rate the Ros manager, he could well have something else up his sleeve.

The point I was making has gone totally over your head.

First of all four years ago selected because it was the last championship between the two, discussion  on here was about the possession football tactic that makes games boring and need for a rule change.

For me more boring is one sided games whereby one side was so poorly organised without the ball that they allowed it to happen. Yes Dublin aren't at the level they once were but back in 2019 even Cork relegated to Div 2 gave a better account of themselves against Dublin in Croke Park and had Roscommon performed in a similar manner last Sunday it would have been 7 to 10 point defeat instead of having the last kick of the match to win it.

As for All Ireland semi final progression, Roscommon would probably need to top the group as if not three games in 14 days would take its toll on their fitness and conditioning. Dublin remain strong favourites to top the group and so long as they avoid Kerry in the last 8 they should at least be reaching the last 4.

An embarrassing post.

Says the WUM with embarrassing posts

General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: June 01, 2023, 06:18:05 PM »
Spanish teams record in finals continues. Man City, West ham should be happy it's Serie A teams they play in their upcoming finals.

Spanish teams have made 26 appearances in UCL / UEL finals since 2001/02:

The only defeats were against other Lá Liga teams

After his performance last Saturday, Derry fans won't be too impressed to learn that Noel Mooney is down to referee the fixture with Donegal in Ballybofey.

Was convinced I had read that wrong, how can it be that a Referee does the same Team twice in a year let along twice in a week with the panel they have, don't think you'd even get that at club level
Referee is apparently changed to Brendan Cawley
A ref swap with the Mayo v Louth match. Noel Mooney now the ref when it was orginally Brendan Cawley

GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Dubs tomorrow
« on: May 30, 2023, 03:01:53 PM »
What rule change d'ye want?
You can't pass the ball to a team mate?

It was remarkable to even have the balls to attempt that 6 minutes passage of play against Dublin in Croke Park.  A more than credible draw (could have should have won) is a big improvement from the last time Roscommon played Dublin in the championship, which was 4 years and 18 point defeat.  A selection of the comments after that match including your own.

Roscommon though are probably perfect opponents to allow Dublin show their stuff.

They'll have to take ALL the games out of Croke Park at this rate. Too many matches being played in funereal atmospheres. Doesn't make for an attractive product.

Dublin are simply a brilliant football team regardless of all the advantages they may or may not have. But feck me their games are incredibly boring to watch.

Just home from this away game.
Weary, depressed, disappointed for the lads but it was amateur boys against professional men.
Hard to know where we go from here, how many lads will have the appetite to slog it out over the winter again.

how can you sell a game to players where you are telling them to do their best and keep the score down? It's depressing.

But we need a rule change now because little old Roscommon found a way to be competitive against the mighty Dubs?

GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Dubs tomorrow
« on: May 29, 2023, 11:28:06 PM »
Dublin were interesting yesterday. They weren’t for wasting energy unnecessarily. It probably says more about the format of the competition than anything about them.

Don't believe Dublin was doing that it was more the way Dublin are now with Dessie Farrell in charge and with a heap of players with a lot of mileage on the clock. The 2nd half and all of extra time of 2021 semi final against Mayo wasn't much different to Dublin's performance yesterday.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Dubs tomorrow
« on: May 28, 2023, 08:19:57 PM »
The dublin 'fans' are a joke.
Booing freetakers and booing Roscommon holding onto the ball when the Dubs have done it on numerous occasions over the last 10 years
They brought it into the game as a counter to the blanket defence. If the fans want to boo it so be it, as paying spectators that's their right.
I totally appreciate why Roscommon did what they did, but it is horrible stuff. It's up to the gaa to remove the possibility of that style (and the blanket defence).

Dublin had all 15 players back when out of possession so such games takes two to tango. Possession in the first half had to be 60/40 in favour of Roscommon. That was main thing that frustrated Dublin supporters they didn't like that little Roscommon was playing the game on their own terms and controlled the contest 1st half. It was their errors that allowed Dublin get anything out of that game today.

Madness given the form of the two teams this year that Roscommon was 7 /1 coming into that game today but no doubt such odds was the team talk already done for them.

Dubs are piss poor.

I expect us to win this 7/8 points. Only one wide bar Donie Smith.

Straight into a quarter finals. f**k Galway and Mayo Rossies are no 1 in Connacht.  Will be disappointed id we don't the final now.

Davy Burke no 1 manager in Ireland.  What were the Lilywhites at not appointing him. Kildare loss is our gain.
Shooting the load a bit early chief!

Newbie WUM pretending to be rossie.

GAA Discussion / Re: Minor All Ireland Football Championship 2023
« on: May 26, 2023, 08:34:49 PM »
Strong 2nd half performance by Mayo, the two goals in a five mins proved the difference. Probably the best set of forwards Mayo have had on minor team since 2013.  Galway cause not helped with Sean Walsh going off injured and didn't get as much impact off the bench as Mayo.

GAA Discussion / Re: Minor All Ireland Football Championship 2023
« on: May 26, 2023, 03:59:28 PM »
Should be a decent game in Tuam tonight. A repeat of last year's Connacht final (Mayo won) and All Ireland final (Galway won) group game this year was won by one point by Galway deep into injury time.

A number of good quality footballers on display. For Galway Vincent Gill, Ross Coen, Shay McGlinchey, Charlie Cox, Seán Walsh and Mayo Rio Mortimer, Dara Nearly, Tommy Lydon, Darragh Beirne and Josh Carey.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 26, 2023, 03:41:26 PM »
Correct score line of that game last night probably should have been 8-3. It was one of those end of season carefree contests with little focus on defending. Chelsea out of possession was as poor as I've seen from any team in Old Trafford this season.

Home form is what mainly has got United Champions league football, one more home win away from equaling the most home wins they have got in a season and have conceded just 9 goals in 18 Premier league games, that's Ferguson like United home form, the main work and improvement required now to do is the away form against top 10 next season as against the 10th to 20th placed teams they only loss one game and that was recently against West Ham due to a DeGea error.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 25, 2023, 10:15:36 PM »
Deserved Champions league football secured and a trophy won equals a good first season for Ten Hag.  Matter of fact top 4 and winning a trophy in the same season hasn't been done by Man United since Ferguson was manager.  Home form this year was Ferguson like this season and main improvement needed next season will be away against to the top 10. 

Pressure is on Galway , lots of write ups over the last few weeks about them , the latest being Peter canavan saying if they met Mayo in a final they’d beat them . All or nothing now for Padraigeen and his band of fancy dans .

First time we were called that was 1998.

More efficient dans than fancy dans nowadays.

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