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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« on: May 27, 2022, 01:06:55 PM »
As much as I hate to say it, both teams are flaky & could well be bate out the gate on any given day. Both teams well able to throw in the towel when the going gets tough & accept defeat early on.
Both teams have done nothing on the national stage in yonks either.
Difficult game to call, although vast majority on here & elsewhere are going for Galway. It's a long time since Galway beat Roscommon in a Connacht final at Salthill, probably the 70s.

Rossies unbeaten this year and Galway only beaten by the Rossies in 2 games, one of which was a quasi-challenge. Bar Kerry and Dublin, all other counties are all of a muchness and it's doubtful either Galway or Roscommon would be defeated by large margins in any game involving them.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« on: May 27, 2022, 11:19:25 AM »
I do think the Derry Galway game was a once-off. They made a big mistake playing against the wind and game was over by half-time. It actually worked well for them the week before in Hyde Park so that probably played into their thinking. I'd say Derry would relish the chance to play Galway or Ros again, and indeed two of that trio could be provincial champions come Sunday with the potential of clashing in an All-Ireland semi. As for Sunday, it's a bit overused at this stage but it's 50/50, but also entirely possible that one team could win well. While the league means nothing, Kevin Egan's stat in Herald that Galway scored 0-10 to 1-3 in the league final when Shane Walsh came on will give Galway cause for comfort and Ros cause for worry. Galway do need their big 3 to play well to win. I do think we have a wider spread of players to take the lead if some of our key players have an off day. I don't expect AC to change his game plan, but Ros do struggle when a team packs defense and hit quickly on the attack - so I expect a more defensive approach from Padraig Joyce on Sunday.

Maybe not, as that system doesn't and never suited Galway's style method of play. I would expect the defence to be pretty much the same as for the preceding 2 matches however, i.e. Sean Kelly in the FB line, thus not the same config that lost the league final. A proper partner for Conroy is needed for midfield (probably McDaid post throw-in) and a much better return from the forwards whose names aren't Comer or Walsh.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 24, 2022, 08:53:09 AM »
Doesn't reflect well on the Tory party who continue to support a lying, lawbreaking leader. They're worse than the Met.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 23, 2022, 08:55:58 PM »
Just when BJ thought he was home-free these photos emerge; think he could be really on a sticky wicket now.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: May 23, 2022, 04:16:17 PM »
Cathal Coughan.
Microdisney and Fatima Mansions fame.

Long illness aged 61.

Singer's Hampstead Home not a bad tune;

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: May 08, 2022, 07:58:14 PM »
Darts player Mike Gregory died a few weeks ago, Lost the 1992 world final to Phil Taylor in one of the great matches. Had 6 darts to win it IIRC.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: April 28, 2022, 03:24:50 PM »

General discussion / Re: What hasn't been invented yet?
« on: April 27, 2022, 04:00:18 PM »
A way to turn a man into a woman

JK Rowling would agree.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 11, 2022, 01:28:16 PM »
Mimi Reinhard, typist and one of Schindler's Jews. Imagine the memories she would have;

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 10, 2022, 01:19:53 AM »
Jack Higgins, (rather unthrilling) thriller writer, has popped off.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 08, 2022, 10:23:08 AM »
Hope he misses the cut now. All the hype is getting in the way of watching the actual play.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: April 03, 2022, 12:45:54 AM »
8th should be the goal now. Avoid the europa league and conference. 4th is long gone. Ole was better than rangnick

He really wasn't. Rangnick must be baffled as to how he (and MU) are in this fix. Players like Shaw, Maguire, Wan Bissaka, the quite appalling Pogba, McTominay, a grossly-underachieving Rashford have either thrown in the towel completely or aren't near the standard required. No canny manager with any ambition would touch this job at the moment.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division Two 2022
« on: March 17, 2022, 08:51:48 PM »
If Galway do win will their posters still be downbeat?
People outside can say what they like - the Galway lads on here being downbeat (myself included) have been at the games and seen with their own eyes how we are going.
The way we have been playing - if we were in division one - we would be relegated simple as that.
Our pessimism is with a view to the championship in 6 weeks time. We have no chance of beating Mayo based on performances so far this year. Yes we have 5 wins but we have played Meath, Down, Cork, Offaly and Clare. All of them would be beaten easily by any division one team.
That's just the reality though I wish it weren't so.

Bit too much pessimism in there I feel. We haven't played too well in some, maybe most, matches yet are still top scorers and, for now, unbeaten. The defensive frailties shown against Cork and Offaly were addressed to an extent against Clare. And refreshingly I think nearly all players who should be in the squad are there, barring injury. (Some would have Ml. Daly there but not I I'm afraid). No way would we be relegated from Div. I. Kildare nor any of the northern teams who usually struggle to amass bigger score would be little better than ourselves. As seen by the recent Kerry game, Mayo too for all their strengths are not prolific; over-reliant on Donoghue the last evening and yet to re-integrate C O'Connor back into the squad.

Strangely, I've more faith in the big ballers this season than hurlers.

General discussion / Re: Russia invades Ukraine Feb 2022
« on: March 07, 2022, 01:55:05 PM »
FSB (formerly KGB) 'sources'  say war has to be won by June or Russia will collapse. Also, FSB not even kept in the loop of all developments but expect to be blamed if and when analysis of the situation goes wrong.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: March 07, 2022, 01:16:50 PM »
Frank O'Farrell (94), Cork-born former manager of Man United. Thrown under the bus by Matt Busby when there.

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