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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
September 21, 2023, 03:49:17 PM
Was a bizarre game in Munich last night. Was expecting Bayern to blitz United early on yet for the opening 28 minutes United were the better team and could easily have been in front, then from Bayern's first attack they score via Onana mistake and moments later poor defending by Dalot and leaving Gnabry unmarked in the box it's 2-0.

Hojlund goal early into the 2nd gets United back into the game only to concede soon after with a debatable penalty (similar incident already happened this season in the match against spurs with Romero yet no penalty was given) By the 70th minute played Bayern 3-1 ahead having not played overly great which said about as much on United than them.

The final quarter of the match Bayern played their best football of the match had 11 of their 19 shots on goal. Two of the post and Onana made a number of decent saves yet in their best period and United worst it would be 2-1 in scoring to United as I said a bizarre game.
General discussion / Re: Missing Posters
September 17, 2023, 03:28:56 PM
Quote from: jcpen on September 17, 2023, 08:01:13 AM
It's a funny one when you get used to seeing names on forums only for them to disappear and you never see them again. Did they die? Have they just decided to stop posting and move on.? Who knows. We are all just names on a forum and no one has a clue about our real life outside of the internet.

Who were you getting use to seeing for one that just signed up on here in January or did your last account disappear?

Lar Naparka,5 Sams and most recently Farrandeelin have all died and this place is a poorer place without their knowledge,wit and humour
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
September 17, 2023, 03:13:15 PM
Quote from: jcpen on September 17, 2023, 07:57:43 AM
Quote from: Cunny Funt on September 16, 2023, 05:07:36 PM
First home defeat in over a year in all competitions. 31 games, 27 wins and 4 draws. Brighton in the first game of last season was the last team to win a Premier league game in Old Trafford.

That's a nice stat and all that and you are a great man for the positive stats for Man United, makes it sound like yesterday was only a blip and all is good.
On the other hand Man United have lost 3 out of their first five games of the season for the first time since 1989 which probably tells a more realistic story of their current fortunes than your stat.

To put that stat into perspective further United were one win off their best home run since 2012-13 the last team managed by Ferguson and won the league in April.

The stat was a point towards why United finished in the top 4 last season with 75 points, best hope  for them now is that yesterday was a blip and go on another good run in Old Trafford as will be lucky to finish 6th without it.
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
September 16, 2023, 05:07:36 PM
First home defeat in over a year in all competitions. 31 games, 27 wins and 4 draws. Brighton in the first game of last season was the last team to win a Premier league game in Old Trafford.

Lack of reaction to the Arsenal defeat and as I said before United will be lucky to finish 6th if the home form goes to pot.

Today United were the better side for the opening 20 mins. Brighton scored from their first attack of the game and played the match on their own terms after that for a deserved win. Bayern away next won't be pretty.
15 Year Old Emma Kok Sings Voilà along with André Rieu in Maastricht 2023

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Quote from: weareros on September 10, 2023, 09:04:13 PM
That goal was coming with way Dutch started second half.

Not making yourself hard to score against when you are allowing Weghorst to score.  Could have done with Evan Ferguson tonight especially in the 1st half.
Quote from: seafoid on September 05, 2023, 08:42:33 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on September 05, 2023, 07:38:21 PM
Positivity ended after the Croke Park game as we had a pretty poor June.
Next year do we say feck the League, try our damndest to win Connacht and then let the AI take care of itself?
They lost to Kildare by a magnificent sideline point in the last minute and seemed to run out of gas against Cork. They also lost by a point.
If there had been a 2 week break between the Round robin and the preliminary qf it may have been different.
I think they should focus on the league and the championship and forget about Connacht.
It was mark from the side line that won it for Kilbride could have been thrown up as Kevin Feely took longer to kick it than is meant to be allowed. 

QuoteOnce the player indicates he is taking the 'Mark', the Referee shall allow up to five seconds for the player to take the kick. If the player delays longer than five seconds, the Referee shall cancel the 'Mark' and throw in the ball between a player from each side.

I don't think running out of gas was the issue against Cork, after all Roscommon drew level from 5 points down before losing by a point and the winning Cork score came from a debatable technical foul against Conor Daly.

Three of the provincial winners reached the last 4 this year and it may well have been 4 from 4 had Comer played against Armagh in the round 3 group match.
Quote from: An Watcher on September 05, 2023, 04:56:22 PM
Guys the campaign is over so these games are trial runs before the next tournament.  Hopefully they play well.  Losing ferguson is a blow but qualification is gone so it's nit the end if the world.  Try some guys in different positions, give others game time

Not over yet but it will be even more difficult to even produce two decent performances in the next two games without the focal point in attack.  Its competition games against the better teams whereby the most is learnt about the players and management. The French and Dutch will be giving their max into these games and you aren't going to get that in any challenges and game time given to players in those type of games isn't overly useful.
Quote from: seafoid on September 05, 2023, 10:04:19 AM
I think that the 3 matches in the round robin brought certain teams like Roscommon,  and Cork on, even if they didn't make it to the endgame. Over the medium term this should help competition, especially if Meath can also step up. 

The end of Roscommon's championship had a lot more positivity than previous years , I think. It seems that teams that struggled with glass ceilings have a better idea of what to aim for.  And new progressive managers like Corey , Burke and Meenagh.

Any such positivity came from a 3rd place Div 1 finish when strongly tipped for relegation, beating Mayo in MacHale Park and drawing with Dublin in Croke Park in the championship.  The exit was pretty much the same as last year, missing out on a quarter final place when losing by 1 point to a team they were expected to beat so that ending wouldn't have brought any positivity.
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
September 04, 2023, 07:13:51 PM
Quote from: mrdeeds on September 04, 2023, 06:21:17 PM
Didn't realise Martinez asked to come off even though not injured.

Was getting treatment before taken off and it was said after the game he had a problem on his foot, toward the end of last season he got metatarsal injury in the same foot not so this time as its reported he will link up with Argentina for the upcoming international matches.

When you add in Lindelöf taken off with an illness, Shaw who would have filled in at centre back if he was available and of course Varane out injured United probably finished with their most patched up defence ever in the Premier league which included Maguire who they tried to sell and Evans in his mid 30s,out of contract and played just 13 times in a relegated team last year. No surprise both were very poor on those two added goals conceded.
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
September 04, 2023, 07:28:39 AM
It was the good home form which allowed United finish 3rd last season and that included just one defeat and just 10 goals conceded. 
Got the best out of Rashford last season but he scored 17 league goals one less than Ronaldo managed the season before when United finished 6th with 17 less points.   This season will likely be the same, Rashford could have the same goal scoring form but if the home form drops it will be 6th in the table at best come the end of the season.

On Sancho what did he think he was going to achieve with such a statement? scapegoat comment I presume is a reference to the special training regime he was sent away on last season for a few months to sort out an issue that was physical with also a connection with mental as was quoted by Ten Hag at time.
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
September 03, 2023, 06:50:11 PM
Fine margins away from claiming the most unlikely or expected win. Garnacho appeared to have scored the winner on 88 minutes and having seen it a few times I'm not sure where VAR seen it as onside. Then concede in the 7th minute of added time, from a deflected strike not sure whom was meant to marking Rice but with such a patch up defence and Maguire on the field at that stage it was no surprise such defending would happen and course salt to the wounds they score a 3rd goal on the counter attack.   

Quote from: trueblue1234 on September 01, 2023, 07:41:55 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on September 01, 2023, 07:36:27 PM
Quote from: trueblue1234 on September 01, 2023, 12:49:30 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on September 01, 2023, 11:28:51 AM
You're entitled to your opinion but the majority of Counties favour a group system followed by the best teams playing a knocknout closing stages.
Gives every team a chance of priming/improving before the hell for leather starts. Then the knockout fetishists can have their pleasure.
Also means a team just up from Inter gets 3 Senior Championship games.
Club Leagues are grand for a bit of exercise but with County lads not involved and player availability issues they don't count for a lot in the greater scheme of things.

The obsession of playing as few games as possible always amazes/amuses me, usually we'll summed up in the phrase "running off" a competition.
If I was running a soccer club I'd be delighted of course.
But I'm not complaining about the other 31 counties.  Each to their own. If they want to water down the "on the day" format of championship football then so be it. Just not something I would want for our county championship. The Tyrone championship is one of the most exciting (Not best before MR2 gets involved!!) about imo because of the chance of upsets. The championship is do or die.
Our Championships become do or die, on the day, knock out and all that.
But YOU HAVE TO QUALIFY  for that stage.
A Championship is to find the best team and our systems facilitate that unlike the lottery stuff in Tyrone.
Is that not the point of a championship? The underdogs can have their day and don't need to qualify through a mini league that favours the top teams? You qualify for your level of championship based on what division you play in. Romance is dead in Roscommon. Long live the knock out.

Knock out does give the underdog a better chance and to be fair there is a straight knock out system in Roscommon after the group stage and from it last year you had Strokestown winning the county title who I don't think had played in a final for 20 years and their opponents Boyle reached their first Roscommon final in 95 years.
General discussion / Re: glastonbury
August 28, 2023, 10:40:40 PM
A bit more lively and a lot more crowd interaction with the Killers this weekend than was with Arctic monkeys at Glastonbury
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
August 26, 2023, 05:53:06 PM
Quote from: Kidder81 on August 26, 2023, 05:37:16 PM
The Fulham red card was in the 84th minute

And Fulham went on to score after that red card and earned a draw in a match that had 14 minutes of added time.