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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 22, 2021, 09:59:30 PM »
1-0 defeat in a contest between two 2nd string sides.

Man United weren't shot shy tonight anyway with 27 shots on goal in total. West ham for 87 minutes of that match had one shot on target though they should have made it a 2-0 result with a couple of late opportunities on the counter attack.

De Beek, Dalot, Bailly, Matic played well and Greenwood was lively when introduced.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 22, 2021, 07:03:41 PM »
11 changes made to the team tonight. Phil Jones on the bench.



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GAA Discussion / Re: Cowardly criticism of players
« on: September 21, 2021, 04:17:53 PM »
While social media can be a cesspit, this is squarely directed at mainstream media's criticism of Aidan O'Shea, in particular the Joe Brolly rant in whatever paper he wrote it.

Players who take advantage of media attention to build their own profile are also building a rod for their own backs when things don't go well on the pitch.

Dublin in the Lyons and Caffrey years embraced the hype, but got pilliored for it every year when Sam wasn't won. Although at least they were all on the hype-train together and the abuse was shared around!

In recent years, you could probably compare AOS to Bernard Brogan in terms of media attention, but Bernard was lucky enough to have success follow him so didnt have much personal abuse to deal with.

He's mentioned supporters in this, and they are your behind the keyboard trolls who are faceless, at least Brolly and co don't hide, and can and are pulled on their comments

Brolly feeds those keyboard warriors with his attention seeking nonsense. The usual routine from him of picking the hot topic (Mayo losing another AI final) and attacking one of the most high profile players on the team (Aidan O'Shea)

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 21, 2021, 02:25:46 PM »
Will Kildare supporters be pleased if Tom Cribbin is named the next Kildare senior football manager instead of Davy Burke?

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GAA Discussion / Re: The next 10 all Irelands
« on: September 21, 2021, 12:10:38 AM »
Straight knockout and provincials not linked to the All Ireland are a must. Look at Kerry’s route to the semi final vs Tyrones.

For many counties the provincial championships is their All-Ireland. For example look at the great interest there was in the build up to Ulster final for Fermanagh or the scenes of pure joy when the likes of Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Cavan won recent provincial titles can those scenes be reproduced with a straight knock out format?

The provincial championships not liked to the All-Ireland will become pre season competitions whereby managers will play 2nd or 3rd string sides in those games. All that history and tradition simply binned.
If a Connacht title means as much as you say, teams won't play their 2nd and 3rd strings.

Or does it only mean so much because it's a very handy way for the Connacht champions to reach the latter stages of the AI?

Means that much when connected to the main championship and its a competition that has a long history and tradition.


Stand alone the Connacht championship will basically make it like the FBD.  More than likely a number of subs/extended panelists will be given a run out, trials on new formations and styles of play will be done in preparation for the championship/league coming up afterwards.

Year one should still get decent crowds but won't be long before the many 1000s that attended provincial championships games will become a few hundred.
People said the same when the back door was introduced.  Teams being able to lose would diminish the competition.
The FBD is being abolished for the moment, no matter what the championship format is. If the new league/championship format is brought in, the provincials are replacing the old league, not the FBD.
Same cups, same medals. There are no asterisks beside provincial wins post back door introduction. And there‘ll be no need for asterisks afterwards. It might be harder for some Connacht teams to make an All Ireland semi. It will definitely be harder for Kerry and Dublin. That’s a good thing.
The current provincial system is very unfair to the Ulster counties

The back door definitely diminished provincial titles to an extent. Like if you're Waterford hurlers winning Munster for the first time in 39 years in 2002 and then getting beaten by Clare in the All-Ireland semi-final are you telling me it didn't leave a sour taste? Or Waterford being beaten by Limerick after winning Munster in 2007?

Or what about Tyrone being beaten by Derry in the 2001 All-Ireland quarter-final after beating them on the way to winning Ulster? The same with Roscommon the same year. Monaghan getting beaten by Tyrone after winning Ulster in 2013 and 2015.

Of course it diminished it to an extent. But it still wasn't meaningless. An Ulster championship played as a pre-season competition in the muck and the rain of February is not an Ulster championship, it's a McKenna Cup.

A championship run off under a league system will suit Dublin and Kerry more than anybody.

Covered a lot of the points I have going to make. Winning Connacht under this new format will likely mean as much as winning the FBD.

Getting rid of the pre season competitions for 2022 before any new format has been rubber stamped is a big hint of HQ already knowing the proposal they want will be finalised.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The next 10 all Irelands
« on: September 20, 2021, 04:54:44 PM »
Straight knockout and provincials not linked to the All Ireland are a must. Look at Kerry’s route to the semi final vs Tyrones.

For many counties the provincial championships is their All-Ireland. For example look at the great interest there was in the build up to Ulster final for Fermanagh or the scenes of pure joy when the likes of Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Cavan won recent provincial titles can those scenes be reproduced with a straight knock out format?

The provincial championships not liked to the All-Ireland will become pre season competitions whereby managers will play 2nd or 3rd string sides in those games. All that history and tradition simply binned.
If a Connacht title means as much as you say, teams won't play their 2nd and 3rd strings.

Or does it only mean so much because it's a very handy way for the Connacht champions to reach the latter stages of the AI?

Means that much when connected to the main championship and its a competition that has a long history and tradition.


Stand alone the Connacht championship will basically make it like the FBD.  More than likely a number of subs/extended panelists will be given a run out, trials on new formations and styles of play will be done in preparation for the championship/league coming up afterwards.

Year one should still get decent crowds but won't be long before the many 1000s that attended provincial championships games will become a few hundred.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: September 20, 2021, 04:18:38 PM »
ROI have reported deaths in the way The WHO has asked counties to report them but few has done it that way.

Basically every possible and probable death is reported as a covid death.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The next 10 all Irelands
« on: September 20, 2021, 04:10:35 PM »
Straight knockout and provincials not linked to the All Ireland are a must. Look at Kerry’s route to the semi final vs Tyrones.

For many counties the provincial championships is their All-Ireland. For example look at the great interest there was in the build up to Ulster final for Fermanagh or the scenes of pure joy when the likes of Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Cavan won recent provincial titles can those scenes be reproduced with a straight knock out format?

The provincial championships not linked to the All-Ireland will become pre season competitions whereby managers will play 2nd or 3rd string sides in those games. All that history and tradition simply binned.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The next 10 all Irelands
« on: September 20, 2021, 02:28:55 PM »

This year, the championship was a little bit dull in the provincials, but the best four teams made the semis and you had two superbly entertaining games. The interesting thing is that both semi finals ended in draws, and in any other year that would have meant replays, and favourites almost always win replays. Extra time is a completely different animal where momentum and/or one moment of magic is more important.

Dull yes but the game of the championship was a provincial game between Monaghan and Armagh.

Having watched it back a 2nd time Mayo v Dublin was more intriguing than entertaining, the amount of basic errors by two top 4 teams was striking. Dublin known for their strength and conditioning looked way off it especially in extra time and were making mistakes I haven't seen from them since pre Gavin days. There is no doubt the two semi finals going to extra time instead of a replay was a help to Tyrone and Mayo.

Next year the plan is to have the county season finished by July so remains to be seen how much time in the calendar will allow for replays?



I am hoping for a return to the 2017 format. The new proposals are awful.
I'd hope so too but there is a clear push by HQ to get one of the new proposals in place and the Congress was pushed back with that in mind.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: September 20, 2021, 02:09:58 PM »
ROI weekly update. Another decent week

9245 cases (638 fewer cases than last week)
278 in hospital (37 fewer than a week ago)
63 in ICU  (4 more than last Sunday)
I've been watching the stats lately wondering why NI was having regular reports of daily single figure deaths and there were none from ROI, has it just been a case of them not being widely reported? I downloaded the ROI Covid tracker app to get the EU digi Vaccine Certificate & it gives you the death stats on it - 24 deaths last week.

They stopped reporting daily death stats here since the hack. A random day is chosen now for weekly reported deaths and some of them are from this month or a few months ago.


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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: September 19, 2021, 04:29:54 PM »
ROI weekly update. Another decent week

9245 cases (638 fewer cases than last week)
278 in hospital (37 fewer than a week ago)
63 in ICU  (4 more than last Sunday)

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 19, 2021, 04:06:24 PM »
Lingard makes up for his error v Young Boys and DeGea with a rare penalty save for a hard earned and fully deserved win.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 14, 2021, 09:47:50 PM »
Lads if City or Liverpool went down to 10 against that team they’d have at the very least got a draw or pushed on and won. Not ruthless enough.

Should have managed the game a lot better both on and off the field and would have got at least a draw but for that error deep into injury time.

In May I watched Man City with 10 men lose to Brighton, Chelsea lost 5-2 at home West Brom in April.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 14, 2021, 07:49:16 PM »
Bad loss and could prove to be a very costly one at that. United was on course for win and likely a comfortable win then came the turning point and Wan Bissaka can have no complaints about the red. With 10 men for a hour United could and should have earned a point though what Lingard was at in the 5th minute of injury time only he knows.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: September 12, 2021, 05:13:22 PM »
ROI weekly update. Lowest weekly case number in 6 weeks and we had the highest testing weekly figure since mid January. Improvement on the hospital situation also.

9883 cases (629 fewer cases than last week)
315 in hospital (47 fewer than last Sunday)
59 are in ICU (no change)

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