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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: April 25, 2017, 11:58:18 PM »
Thursday is huge now. Win it and I think we will effectively seal 4th spot with a decent chance of even getting 3rd. A draw would not be the worst result away from home and keeps us in touch whilst a defeat will leave us as outsiders in the race. I too hope that he goes with Marial and Rashford in the side, we are in a position where playing for a draw is not really building on recent momentum gained.

As far as Ibra is concerned, I would prefer if he moved on as Mourinho will continue to play him when fit and I think it has inhibited some of the younger players.
That's gratitude for you.. United wouldn't be anywhere near 4th only for Zlatan.
If nothing else he would be a fantastic figure to have around the club for the younger players.

Rashford needs a rake of chances to score one goal. The only world class players United have are De Gea and Ibra. If they lose one or both and any fan thinks it's a good thing they've lost the plot.

Aye and Zlatan buried everything he saw, as the game v Anderlecht showed.
Yes plenty of forwards including the best of them that played for Manchester United sometimes need a rake of chances to score. Andy Cole anyone?

Should also take into account that Rashford is still a teenager and when Ibrahimovic was that age he was playing for Ajax scoring just nine goals that season.

I see Mata has hinted he may return before the season ends. A good man to score or create important goals.

Thanks for proving my point that United would have to be mad to throw Ibra by the wayside.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 12 Week Ban For Geezer
« on: April 25, 2017, 10:55:09 PM »
Sure Frankie Dolan got a 48 week ban in 2013 for giving Marty Duffy a bit of a bollocking after he fücked up the Connacht senior club final. Reduced on appeal, same likely to happen here unless McGeeney went full MMA.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: April 25, 2017, 07:33:41 PM »
Thursday is huge now. Win it and I think we will effectively seal 4th spot with a decent chance of even getting 3rd. A draw would not be the worst result away from home and keeps us in touch whilst a defeat will leave us as outsiders in the race. I too hope that he goes with Marial and Rashford in the side, we are in a position where playing for a draw is not really building on recent momentum gained.

As far as Ibra is concerned, I would prefer if he moved on as Mourinho will continue to play him when fit and I think it has inhibited some of the younger players.
That's gratitude for you.. United wouldn't be anywhere near 4th only for Zlatan.
If nothing else he would be a fantastic figure to have around the club for the younger players.

Rashford needs a rake of chances to score one goal. The only world class players United have are De Gea and Ibra. If they lose one or both and any fan thinks it's a good thing they've lost the plot.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top 10 Forwards since 1977 - Survey Results
« on: April 24, 2017, 07:08:34 PM »
Kieran Cunningham not happy with ye https://twitter.com/KCsixtyseven/status/856469282389143552 He has a point.
It must be a slow week for that journalist if he is on gaaboard and is upset by what he read on here.

What does his opinion have to do with his profession?

Weird comment. Getting personal for no apparent reason.
I got personal did i? you are the king of the weird comments on here oops.. getting personal for no apparent reason again  ;D

Digging your hole even deeper..

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top 10 Forwards since 1977 - Survey Results
« on: April 24, 2017, 06:05:59 PM »
Kieran Cunningham not happy with ye https://twitter.com/KCsixtyseven/status/856469282389143552 He has a point.
It must be a slow week for that journalist if he is on gaaboard and is upset by what he read on here.

What does his opinion have to do with his profession?

Weird comment. Getting personal for no apparent reason.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top 10 Forwards since 1977 - Survey Results
« on: April 24, 2017, 04:21:07 PM »
Good forwards in weaker counties could get away with being a one-man band in the pre-blanket era.
Browne & Forde would be nullified fairly easily nowadays.
On the flip-side, stick Brogan, Connolly, Murphy, Meehan etc. into those teams and they would cause carnage.

Connolly would cause carnage locked in a room by his himself, though. Meehan was a truly great talent - a bit like a Donnellan that didn't deliver AIs in his moments on top, but that AI win with Caltra remains one of the most impressive achievements in the history of Gaelic football.

I don't think any forward, even Gooch, would do much on a really weak side in today's age of near professional football. Lads like Emlyn Mulligan and Jamie Clarke have the capacity to be all-time greats but circumstance prevents them from ever being the best they can be.

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Not one mention of Keith Higgins in the CB slots yet. Only Marc O'Se comes close to him. Fantastic all-round footballer.

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: April 23, 2017, 09:41:26 PM »
Still one of the best in the world. Incredible finish by Messi. What an ending to the game. Sergio Roberto's break up the field was fantastic too.

Best rivalry game in soccer. Would love to go some day.

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread aka Déjà vu
« on: April 23, 2017, 06:32:17 PM »
Why does nobody point the finger at Steve Bould?  He's defensive coach isn;t he?

Coz Wenger in charge innit, bruv? Buck stops with the pitch and toss, fam.

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General discussion / Re: English FA Cup 2017
« on: April 23, 2017, 05:33:20 PM »
Suck on those lemons, #WengerOut'ers.

The board should announce the new contract in the morning and finish off those Arsenal Fan TV fookers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top 10 Forwards since 1977 - Survey Results
« on: April 23, 2017, 10:24:26 AM »
Bernard Brogan? Really? Run this poll in 10 years and Brogan wouldn't even be mentioned, never mind make the top 25. Connolly either.

Canavan topping the poll by a large margin is the really mad thing. Provincial bias at its finest imho.

Brogan made it onto a lot of lists near the end and only 3% separates him from the next 13 players, while Canavan has a greater margin than that over Fitzgerald and Gooch, both nearly universally regarded as the best forwards of their respective generations.

Its hard to make yourself consistently look like a clown on this thing but you do manage it.

Do you not look at the votes and recognition canavan gets in all quarters and just think to yourself if you don't genuinely think he should be there and think i really do not have a clue. because thats what everyone else thinks!

Canavan played in a time without a dozen cameras watching you and got battered every game from the age of 18 of course he stepped over the lines at times.

Pity roscommon didnt have a bit more backbone or they might be relevant now

You seem a bit upset. Nasty stuff.

I ranked Canavan the fourth best forward I've ever seen ffs.

It's just very obvious that the two Kerry lads were something special, and for me Michael Donnellan's once in a generation gifts - bringing Galway to two AI titles and three finals, the same as Canavan did but in a far more condensed time-frame - puts him above the Tyrone man too.

And whatever way you cut it, Fitzgerald and Cooper are generally the two mentioned when talking about the greatest forwards in the last 20-30 years. This forum by its make-up has an Ulster bias so pointing out that is entirely fair game when it comes to judging these results.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top 10 Forwards since 1977 - Survey Results
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:41:55 PM »
Any plans for other positions, Brannigan?

Cake would win best keeper anyways.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: April 22, 2017, 08:21:09 PM »
Look incredibly limited at half back without Murray in there.

Shows what Ireland would have been like had Sexton got knocked out of the England game with Murray..

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top 10 Forwards since 1977 - Survey Results
« on: April 22, 2017, 08:04:40 PM »
What's your point? Having one of the best footballers in Ireland designated to mark you every time you play is proof positive of the quality of Connolly. I don't imagine Mayo management assign their best player to man mark Connolly because he's overrated.

..except they play opposing positions regardless, and continually loses the duel even on the scoreline - embarrassing for a forward.

I'm glad the Connolly hype train has broken the last 12 months. Lovely skills but not the temperament or big match delivery that justifies him being ranked on these sorts of lists or as the best footballer in Ireland - a title he never won in any of its yearly award forms, it should be noted.

Nonsense. A half back now has loads of bodies back supporting him so it's much easier to mark a forward and then break ahead yourself if your teammates turn it over. Keegan is a great player but half back is the place to be if you want to shine in the modern game.

His temperament is fine, yes a bit more aggressive than ideal but no harm having that edge. He has played brilliantly for Dublin in many big games so to say he doesn't deliver in big games is just silly. How many player of the year awards did Cooper or Canavan win? If other IC managers could pick a player to join their team Connolly would be on all the lists.

Canavan won the Texaco PotY in 2003, Gooch the following year.

Trying to tell someone Connolly has a 'fine' temperament two weeks after he got sent off in a national final, itself hot on the heels of coming on in the previous game and getting sent off within 15 minutes, is laughable in the extreme.

Ok so the guy who was voted by GAAboard as the best of the last 40 years won it once and Gooch, regarded by many as the best Kerry forward of all time, won it once. Surely if the POTY award was genuinely reflective of the greatness of a player it would be won more than once by those greats? If Connolly wins it before he finishes does that change things? He has certainly been in the running a few times too.

A black card for a rush of blood to the head was silly but the Monaghan black card was very soft (wrong actually). For a guy who has to deal with a lot of attention he has been remarkably restrained. If Canavan was in the era of the black card he'd have gotten a few. One of the things that made Canavan a great player was that edge that Connolly has.

He might not be everybody's cup of tea but it's daft to question his standing in the game, easily the best player in the country.

Easily not the best in the country. In a list of the best forwards of all-time I question his standing.

In the game right now he's one of the top forwards, again with obvious temperamental caveats that have followed him throughout his career and are unlikely to change at the age of 29.

There's a Church of Connolly in some GAA circles but his failure to do anything of note against Keegan the last few years when it really mattered as well as his disciplinary issues cropping up again show the folly of christening him the best footballer in the country. The best player in the country was the player he was marking, and I don't say that lightly being from Roscommon.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top 10 Forwards since 1977 - Survey Results
« on: April 22, 2017, 07:32:21 PM »
What's your point? Having one of the best footballers in Ireland designated to mark you every time you play is proof positive of the quality of Connolly. I don't imagine Mayo management assign their best player to man mark Connolly because he's overrated.

..except they play opposing positions regardless, and continually loses the duel even on the scoreline - embarrassing for a forward.

I'm glad the Connolly hype train has broken the last 12 months. Lovely skills but not the temperament or big match delivery that justifies him being ranked on these sorts of lists or as the best footballer in Ireland - a title he never won in any of its yearly award forms, it should be noted.

Nonsense. A half back now has loads of bodies back supporting him so it's much easier to mark a forward and then break ahead yourself if your teammates turn it over. Keegan is a great player but half back is the place to be if you want to shine in the modern game.

His temperament is fine, yes a bit more aggressive than ideal but no harm having that edge. He has played brilliantly for Dublin in many big games so to say he doesn't deliver in big games is just silly. How many player of the year awards did Cooper or Canavan win? If other IC managers could pick a player to join their team Connolly would be on all the lists.

Canavan won the Texaco PotY in 2003, Gooch the following year.

Trying to tell someone Connolly has a 'fine' temperament two weeks after he got sent off in a national final, itself hot on the heels of coming on in the previous game and getting sent off within 15 minutes, is laughable in the extreme.

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