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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 04:01:43 PM »
It hasn't been like this all season, there's been some poor performance against the smaller clubs but there's been plenty of times United have been good to watch which is been ignored.

Mourinho though will always be cautious against the top teams which I have no problem with.

United are just not very cohesive though but if he can fix that then we might have a great end to the season.

The back 4 still can't be trusted, both fullbacks are 30 + wingers and Shaw hasn't returned to his form prior the injury. As for the centre halfs, its non stop injuries with Bailly, Jones & Rojo.

Win the FA CUP and improve our league performances and I'll be happy with the end of the season.




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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 01:28:09 PM »
No surprises with that last night. Exactly what was expected. More of the same rubbish. Sometimes you have to be pragmatic and play conservatively but this was Sevilla, not Barcelona or Bayern or Real and this type of rubbish is now unfortunately the norm. 0-0 away in the first leg is a terribly dangerous score and especially for a team that score very few goals against decent opposition. I still think United will go through but with the players United have and the money that has been spent they should be taking out the likes of Sevilla. Contrast United's tactics to those of Spurs and Liverpool who I don't believe have better squads. The bottom line is Mourinho is not a Manchester United manager and never will be. He's a scrubber.

Delighted at the emergence of McTominay. He looks a real player and last night was probably the most pressure situation he was in and he has no problems.

I think United will go through but it could be a hairy evening.

Aye,
    but he's a stopper, a tackler and all that. The type of player Josie likes. He's not the most creative soul with the ball at his feet.


I think he's more than that to be honest. Maroon Manc will fill us on more on this but McTominay was a small midfield schemer like a Modric and suddenly grew 5 or 6 inches in a year. The technical ability is there.

Correction - he grew 10 inches in 2 years. From 5'6" to 6'4".

I've seen very little of him, always seem to be injured when I watching or when he wasn't playing and he wasn't one you'd be watching. I think it could be a few years before we see how good he can be, he's technically very good but we haven't seen much of him on the ball yet bar the odd moment where he breaks out of conservatism.

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I've seen McMahon interviewed twice on the TV, he may well have an interesting story to tell but he's hardly oozing charisma, the opposite is the reality.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 08:55:38 AM »
RTE panel seemed way OTT given a 0-0 away from home. I get that Mourinho teams aren't that exciting to watch but they made it sound like United were about 16th in the league.

The overreaction as usual is way over the top everywhere. United were average and dull to watch but its a good result, I'd have taken that before the game and they've a really good record at home.

United aren't paying well, there's too many players out of form mainly Pogba. Sevilla had one great chance and that come because of crap defending from Smalling, didn't react to his man drifting in behind him. Valencia has regressed this season too, United are going to need a new right back next season.

There's no shortage of big games coming up but the time to judge Mourinho is at the end of the season.


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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 21, 2018, 05:44:14 PM »
Would liked to have seen Molloy & Dylan Wall get their chance for Galway but its unlikely to happen now with the Kildare game just a week after club final. I know Molloy gets most of the attention but I like the look of Wall whenever I've seen him play.

Think Molloy could have made the Galway team this year but is probably unlikely to now given Corofin's long run. Can't see him being parachuted in to play Mayo with no league appearances behind him. Maybe later in the Summer he'll get a chance.

Galway likely team v Mayo in May?

R Lavelle/Power

D Kyne,  S A O Ceallaigh , E Kerin

L Silke; G Bradshaw G O’Donnell

T Flynn, P Conroy

J Heaney S Walsh; M Daly,

I Burke D Comer, S Armstrong/E Brannigan

I won't be the only one fuming if Flynn starts ahead of Cooke. Brannigan will start too, always seems to play well against Mayo.


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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:43:58 PM »
Would liked to have seen Molloy & Dylan Wall get their chance for Galway but its unlikely to happen now with the Kildare game just a week after club final. I know Molloy gets most of the attention but I like the look of Wall whenever I've seen him play.


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Is Higgins staying with the hurlers for the whole league campaign or does nobody know whats going on?

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:24:02 AM »
Did McGurk play for Monaghan last Sunday against Kerry? I know he was involved in the first 2 league games.

I was delighted to see him get a chance back home after been playing in Lancashire the last 3 or 4 years, always looked like he was capable of stepping up to this level.

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« on: February 20, 2018, 02:35:50 PM »
If every tackle like that was a red card games would finish 8 or 9 aside

Ah no. He was even above the ball, studs up. That's reckless, and it's hard to complain about a red. It may have been a generous yellow, but hardly a shocker of a decision.

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That sort of tackle has been a red for the last decade, if he makes proper contact with the defender there's a good chance he'd be seriously injured.

Spoke to a few blues this morning, none of them have any issue with the sending off.

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What games are televised this Sunday?

Kilkenny v Tipp live followed by deferred coverage of Kerry v Galway and Cork v Waterford in the hurling

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Hurling live again this Sunday on tg4, hurling has taken preference over football every time this year so far.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:30:36 PM »
Given that Galway have a good few players who need badly need a break from the routine of back to back matches, is this the weekend to give the likes of Comer and Cooke a break or at least not have them on from the start?

Possibly but I can't see him resting very many players going down to Kerry.

I think he'll want a strong enough team out against Monaghan at home too after that, especially as they won yesterday. It's probably a game they will have targeted as winnable.

Then you have the Dubs. Rest too many against them and you might end up shipping an awful hiding.

Kildare in the last game is probably when he may well rest a fair few. Especially if they pick up another win before then.

Just don't see him resting anyone, probably the first time in 3 weeks the NUIG lads have a 7 day rest. At least there's a 2 week gap between the Monaghan & Dublin games.

As for the team their won't be many changes although I don't see how Sweeney can keep his place in the forwards but won't be surprised to see McHugh make way for Armstrong.

The only player missing we don't seem to know anything about is Danny Cummins, anyone know when he's back?

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:35:57 AM »
I heard Mark Halsey on the radio this morning claiming its not a red, I have no idea what he's on about.

The game has certainly gone soft but jumping in showing your studs is an obvious red card.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:54:10 AM »
Huge few weeks for United, result all important midweek but need a result and performance against Chelsea to give us some hope for the rest of the season.

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