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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: Today at 09:55:40 AM »
Make them play it at midday on 11th - might impact their potential tv deal but fffff that safety is more important than money.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 21, 2017, 02:49:45 PM »
In fairness the hurling structures on the face of it don't seem to have done much for Antrim either.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: June 19, 2017, 02:36:51 PM »
UEFA will make the call. Good chance if it is to go ahead on their halloween that Celtic will not take up ticket allocation. Sevco sites already planning pitched battles. The hangers on will be the biggest problem.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 16, 2017, 12:48:56 PM »
First Post  - thoughts on Antrim chances against Sligo?

Wish them all the best but not hopeful at all

Murrays back?

We have a chance but like you I would not be deadly optimistic as games in the past where we have felt we have a chance we end up on the wrong end to about the tune of 6 pts as opposed to some of the games in qualifiers where we have been totally written off we have went out and won - last year or Galway a few years back for example.

Maybe best hope is if Sligo think they have a handy tie but I would doubt it.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 15, 2017, 02:25:28 PM »
Yeah need to enforce leagues getting cleared up before championship with the only potential exceptions being dead rubbers for both sides involved.  Far too much jiggery pokery has gone on down the years with the worst recent example being GNM and St Teresa's playing out a draw to ensure one promoted and the other avoids relegation.  Clubs should be made fulfil all fixtures unless there is a very good reason and a good reason is not some of the ones that have been used in the past from too many games to play across both codes, players going on holiday, stag parties etc etc etc all clubs get a list of fixtures at the beginning of the season and if they cannot work with this then suck it up.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: June 11, 2017, 09:59:34 PM »
Disappointing alright, better prepared team won the day. While I understand both sides of argument about bringing guys in the whole idea of guys buying into commitment at the beginning of the season leans it towards the wrong decision. Maybe easy to sit and preach now game was lost but what is the ask for commitment from the start now worth next year?

I'd say we were as prepared as Carlow, the league showed that, but we didn't turn up...the urgency the game plan wasnt evident..

Carlow just wanted it more I thought, willing to work harder for the ball and they kept the scoreboard ticking over

By better prepared I mean in terms of game plan. Granted there are reasons that a game plan does not come to fruition but they seemed to have our measure.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: June 11, 2017, 07:31:26 PM »
Disappointing alright, better prepared team won the day. While I understand both sides of argument about bringing guys in the whole idea of guys buying into commitment at the beginning of the season leans it towards the wrong decision. Maybe easy to sit and preach now game was lost but what is the ask for commitment from the start now worth next year?

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: June 10, 2017, 09:23:28 AM »
No real interest in the managers private life.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:03:26 AM »
We can beat Sligo

I may stay the night

Funny my brother made the same suggestion this afternoon. Could be a lively night in the town.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 06, 2017, 02:31:01 PM »
Very pleasantly surprised to see our U12s match review (against Cargin Friday night) appear on the new Saffron Gael website.  Pity about the result, but more of this sort of thing!!!

Somebody has raised the donation button on the page a few days back.  From what I see of this site so far it is well worth donating to, the coverage is extensive and for me would be a better stop than going out and buying papers.  Also the reality is to go out and get this level of coverage would come at a certain cost be it fuel, equipment or simply time.  Certainly it has started off well and I am not surprised given the amount of photographs I have seen in recent years on Facebook from said photographer it is clear there is a real genuine love of the game as opposed to a business venture driving the whole thing on.  Keep up the good work.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 06, 2017, 11:47:47 AM »
I actually managed to erase from my memory that we had Limerick at home last year in the qualifiers (probably for obvious reasons).

But before that in qualifiers we had 2 away games in 2015, 1 away in 2014, 1 away in 2013, 1 home and 2 away in 2012 and 3 at home in 2011.

So all in, last 7 years we have had 5 home championship games and 12 away and that is sugar coated by 2011 which if you remove we have had 2 home and 11 away in last 6 years.  Or put another way we have had 1 home championship game since 2013.

Ah well, luck of the draw as they say but god knows we could do with all the help we can get.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 06, 2017, 11:19:30 AM »
And to add to my confusion Derry have been drawn at home to Waterford but must play away at Fraher Field.

If two teams are pulled out to play each other and one has played at home in the championship and one has played away then the team that hasn't played at home yet will be given home advantage for the qualifier game.

if both team have played at home/away - the team that was pulled out first will get home advantage.

Eg - Derry were pulled out first, then Waterford. However in their previous championship games Derry were at home to Tyrone and Waterford were away to Cork. Meaning Waterford now have home advantage.

And as a Derry man I now have 10hours of driving ahead of me to watch the match  :o :o

Thanks for that Toby.  Antrim have just had a horrendous run of luck then over the last number of years having only had one home draw in Ulster Championship since 2010 and regularly drawing teams in qualifiers away that are eligible for a home tie in said qualifier.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 06, 2017, 10:35:26 AM »
And to add to my confusion Derry have been drawn at home to Waterford but must play away at Fraher Field.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 06, 2017, 10:33:27 AM »
So Sligo away then - how many times in the last number of years have we had a home tie in the qualifiers?  Did we not even get drawn at home to Fermanagh a couple of years ago abut then because of some rule have to play away.  What way does this work anyway if there are rules that can change a venue in terms of home away status yet we keep playing away?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 05, 2017, 05:09:20 PM »
Aye said it many times. Dunloy massive potential but never seem to max out on the football side of things. Wed nights opponents on the other hand seem to have a habit of punching above their weight so I will be interested to see the outcome of that one.

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