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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: March 19, 2018, 05:53:37 AM »
That was a terrible game of football today between Fermanagh and Armagh, in bitterly cold windy conditions, on a heavy pitch, that contributed to the poor show. While I'm delighted that Armagh have achieved promotion, I wasn't pleased with how they played. Fermanagh bought a great amount of intensity to the game in the first half and really suffocated Armagh. Their tackling and turnovers were excellent. They got some good scores from play and Armagh indiscipline handed them a number of simple frees. The youth, inexperience and lack of quality the deeper we've had to go into our panel showed in the first half.

Second half we played a lot better, won a lot of ball in the middle, tightened up defensively and looked more threatening going forward. But like the first half our shot execution and free taking was abysmal. Fermanagh didn't seem to be able to bring the same level of intensity to the game in the second half. I didn't see what the first red card was for, but the ref was right in front of it over on the other side of the field. The second player could have no complaints about his second yellow either. I didn't see what Forker did, only the aftermath. He does have form and for years has been doing stupid macho things, which gets him and the team in trouble. His discipline has really improved this season but I wouldn't be surprised if he did something he shouldn't have. One player for me who definitely should have walked was Niall Grimley. He swung at elbow at Seamus Quigley and while it didn't connect and Quigley faked injury, the intent was there and should have been a red.

Today's performance will stand to some of the younger, less experienced members of the team, while others didn't really take their chance, in what were in fairness tough conditions. Playing Fermanagh in the League final as another warm up to the Championship clash could see the animosity that clearly exists between the teams go up another level.

We are better than Fermanagh, we are promoted and I think we will be a solid division 2 team the first year and hopefully we will kick on in year two and push for promotion.

I think we will be fine against Fermanagh in the Championship but I have been known to be wrong before, Down for example last year.

GAA Discussion / Re: Great Players who were mostly Injured
« on: March 17, 2018, 09:48:53 PM »
Ronan Clarke was the first name to come to mind

Mine too.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 14, 2018, 12:25:31 AM »
Seanie and I have been trying to tell you lot for ages the manager is shite, a shadow of his former self, I could not believe his selections, and at the presser afterwards he was so full of shit it was not even funny.

This man needs to go before he ruins Rashford, Martial and Lingard, he is mediocre with a sprinkling of inspired now and again, that is not enough, not at Man Utd.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:40:37 AM »
Class and Dignity FC


He is not a Liverpool employee anymore, this incident has as much to do with Liverpool Fc as it does with a pair of track suit bottoms.

Repugnant act, first time he has done it, suspension, fine, apology move on, if it happens again lifetime ban. simples.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: March 11, 2018, 04:09:14 PM »
Sounded like a great second half shamrock.  Wide open, the goals killed us.  Probably a fair result in the end.  Our backs need to tighten it up a bit.  Sligo showed a lot of resolve and are on the up in my opinion.

Hopefully Sligo are on the rise, Longford are no mugs, we caught ye early, I hope Sligo stay up.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:37:30 AM »
Interesting enough match last night. Armagh were short a lot of players with a very inexperienced bench. Then they lost McIlroy and Rafferty early on with Rafferty a particular miss. His injury looked particularly bad. Hopefully he can be fit for championship.
Given the missing players and the sprinkling of Slaughtneil players Derry had back I would not have given Armagh much hope of winning before the game. However Derry were terrible for the most part and will need to improve if they are not to get relegated again.
On another note I assume Derek O Mahoney was relegated to a division 3 match after his club semi final performance. He could be in Division 4 next day out ! His first half performance was particularly eccentric.

do refs get demoted for poor performances, its usually the case that the more criticism there is the bigger the games they end up getting. All ill say is he isnt someone i enjoy seeing being named to do any of my clubs games down here, can make crazy decisions and very fond of the black card

No black cards but plenty of yellow- some undoubtedly deserved. The problem I had was the amount of frees he gave for very innocent looking challenges. At times you were guessing what frees were for. To be fair I don't feel he favoured either side but players did get frustrated.

As a Derry fan among hundreds of Armagh fans I did get a good laugh at the abuse given to the ref “go back to Tipperary ya c**t” and “cheat cheat cheat” at this point yous were four points up.

Fair play to you, one of fourteen Derry supporters at the game, the ref was fair to both sides I thought, he was unbiased which is about all you can hope for, that said, Derry bring less fans to games than Kerry do prior to the AIF, and that is hard to do.

The attendance last night was poor altogether, I would have thought given it was a Saturday night game the place would have been near full, not even close.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: March 11, 2018, 08:59:47 AM »
Richard Sherman signs with the 49ers on a 3 year deal.

Some player but past his best. Salary cap implications for the 9ers.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: March 11, 2018, 01:55:56 AM »
He is no legend.

Saw him this morning in the sports biography section of Easons in the Buttercrane. He looked bereft. Didn't speak to him. Cleaning up vomit is an unpleasant task

Tony Fearon has made this board since its inception, nobody knows who the hell you are? nor for that matter who I am, Tony is a legend and only a thick tube like yourself would fail to recognise that!

So next time you see see him in Easons in the Buttercrane introduce yourself and tell him what you think of him L Cohen, you cowardly, backstabbling knifer.

That is all. )


GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: March 10, 2018, 09:25:42 PM »
I took the nephew to his first Armagh game, paid for the tickets and found a tenner at his feet, offere him a pond and he wasnt having it, held out for the fiver and got if if and when Armagh won. )

Coming out of the ground I met the legend that is Tony fearon, an absolute gentleman and we had a bit of a lsugh about the board etc, all in good fun.

I am thrilled we won this game but I saw the young Derry player being taken to hospital, I am concerned for him, he was not well, looks like a severe concussion to me, he did not seem coherentand was very lethargic.

Onwards and upwards, I hope Fermanagh go up with us because to me they are the best team in the division bar ourselves.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: March 10, 2018, 09:20:04 PM »
Beating Wexford doesn't guarantee promotion unless other results go Armagh's way. Beating Fermanagh does. So not home and dry yet.
Beating Wexford will guarantee promotion for Armagh.

No it won't. If Fermanagh beat Armagh and win one of their other two games but to loose to either Westmeath or Longford, three teams could end up on 12.

Armagh have beaten both Westmeath and Longford, if they beat Wexford we are promoted.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:49:58 PM »
Armagh v Derry could be a really good game. The extra week off following the bad weather may well see some of the key Slaughneil players coming back in for Derry, which should make a difference to them. From what I've heard, Derry haven't been great so far and have a big rebuild job on their hands. Armagh should look forward to a stern test against a fellow Ulster team. We've done well so far and the last win against Longford was a huge one. We played terribly and won a game we didn't deserve to. I expect another tough encounter here. Derry always play well against us, no matter what their form is. I'd expect the same on Saturday night. If we can get back to playing to how we were before Longford, then I think we should have too much for them. Another win should really tighten our grip on promotion.
Not according to our manager. Armagh should beat us handily enough at the minute.
I thought that if the game had gone ahead last weekend they wouldn't have played. Not that I wanting them to play this weekend!

As a Slaughtneil player I imagine you'd be torn, if you are on the panel you hate the thought of going into division 4, that said you are tired, beaten up and carrying injuroes, the heart would say go play, the head would say rest and heal, that is why the manager is so important here, someone needs to protect the players from themselves and I admire what he is doing.

General discussion / Re: Let's all laugh at Totteringham
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:23:21 PM »
That must’ve felt like a kick in the love-Spuds tonight Tony?

They handed United their arses a few weeks back.

Would United have put Juve out?

I doubt it.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 06, 2018, 11:34:20 PM »
Young & Valencia started the season well but have regressed as the season has gone on. Valencia looks to have lost some of his pace, in fairness neither are fullbacks; Once Lingard went to right back it made a difference, we need 2 new fullbacks. I haven't seen enough of Fosuh-Mensah this season so I don't know if he's the answer and I don't see how Shaw is the answer at left back when he's still not first choice.

Its clear we don't look like a proper team but we're still in 2nd place. We've certainly got greater scope for improvement than Spurs & Liverpool but we'll have to wait until next season to see what happens.

We needed a result like that, should give them plenty of belief going forward.

Fosu Mensa is the real deal, he should start next season, Kieran Tierney could be there at left back, apparently United are keen on him, I hope not but I fear so.

Shaw could do a job for anyone but Mourinho, he just does not rate him/like him.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:12:42 AM »
Honestly Derry are the worst team we have played all year.
If that story is true, Derry at 4-1 to be relegated is worth a punt

If that is true this is a great decision by a manager who puts the welfare of the players first, what a concept! Fair play to him.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:38:19 PM »
Celtic v Sevco in semi final of Scottish Cup
Sevco cant stop a nosebleed and always concede these days, they are beating up on dog food, the true test awaits next Sunday at high noon, Celtic 3-1 winners.

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