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We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« on: July 16, 2017, 07:15:11 PM »
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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 10:54:27 PM »
Class player. I've always wondered why more teams don't try to get at him though, say Donaghy or someone piling in on top of him and clattering him to get under his skin.

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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 07:27:59 AM »
Thankfully a decent thread about the Dubs. I'm sick of people complaining about the advantages they have. The same ones were always there. However, you have to hand it to Cluxton a super player. It will be interesting to see how Dublin will fare when he goes. Even now when he has wobbled, not often to be honest, the other teams seem to come closer.
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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 07:54:23 AM »
In 20 or 30 years' time when the Dubs are surfing another one of their waves of mediocrity,  Cluxton will be remembered as one of the main men of this current great team. Will there be a Bernard Brogan the third? BB III.
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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 08:14:01 AM »
great player

I'm still waiting for a team to properly push up on his kickouts

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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 12:36:20 PM »
Wonderful player. Totally revolutionised the position of goalkeeper, and in turn made the position an integral part of any good teams game plan.

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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 12:38:15 PM »
Thankfully a decent thread about the Dubs. I'm sick of people complaining about the advantages they have. The same ones were always there. However, you have to hand it to Cluxton a super player. It will be interesting to see how Dublin will fare when he goes. Even now when he has wobbled, not often to be honest, the other teams seem to come closer.

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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 01:16:18 PM »
Thankfully a decent thread about the Dubs. I'm sick of people complaining about the advantages they have. The same ones were always there. However, you have to hand it to Cluxton a super player. It will be interesting to see how Dublin will fare when he goes. Even now when he has wobbled, not often to be honest, the other teams seem to come closer.
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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 01:33:54 PM »
Counties are going to have to face the inevitability of amalgamation.

I would hope by the time that inevitability rears its head, that the turkeys would feel compelled to vote against Christmas and go with a tiered Championship.
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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 02:09:02 PM »
Fantastic player.

It seems every Dublin player can be replaced or has competition for their place bar Cluxton.

Dubs looked vulnerable when he didnt play a few games earlier in the year

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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 02:21:11 PM »
Counties are going to have to face the inevitability of amalgamation.

I would hope by the time that inevitability rears its head, that the turkeys would feel compelled to vote against Christmas and go with a tiered Championship.

Amalgamations would be preferable to creating ghettos where none exsisted before.

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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 02:26:21 PM »
I think by about 2025 when Dublin have won 19 out of the last 20 Leinsters something will have to be done.

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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 03:07:49 PM »
Is this a Stephen Cluxton thread? Was he manufactured in a secret lab in DCU or something?!
He has totally changed the game with his ability to restart the game so quickly and accurately. He can take two steps back and ping it 45 yards. That is his kick-outs alone which is now deemed the most important part of the intercounty keeper's game.
On top of that he then started taking long range frees and now that is the norm, even for club keepers to give it a go.
Then he rarely gets his angles wrong and is a good shot stopper. He also rarely fails to clear a ball in on top of him. He has to be the best in history.
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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 03:15:09 PM »
Is this a Stephen Cluxton thread? Was he manufactured in a secret lab in DCU or something?!
He has totally changed the game with his ability to restart the game so quickly and accurately. He can take two steps back and ping it 45 yards. That is his kick-outs alone which is now deemed the most important part of the intercounty keeper's game.
On top of that he then started taking long range frees and now that is the norm, even for club keepers to give it a go.
Then he rarely gets his angles wrong and is a good shot stopper. He also rarely fails to clear a ball in on top of him. He has to be the best in history.

Cluxton is top class, no doubt about that. Best in history? - probably.

But he wasn't the first keeper to come up taking frees. (He was the first keeper to kick the winning point in the all Ireland final in fairness!)


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Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 03:16:14 PM »
He is the greatest keeper of all time at the moment, nobody can argue with what he has done to increase the standard of the game. Plenty are closing the gap to him though. Not much else to be said on the matter.