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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:30:37 PM »
Top class post APM.

More games with fewer people at them is the ultimate tell tale sign that we are in a cycle of descent.

To be honest Im flabbergasted that so many people on this thread are determined that lesser talented  teams who dont expose themselves to be ritually slaughtered by stronger teams, are the nub of the problem.



Trailer, soccer might be a different game but it faced a very similar problem whereby a team in front could kill the clock by continually booting the ball back to a safe area and take a minute or two off the remaining time.

Teams will always find ways to kill the clock to some extent, but when the rules of the game permit outrageous timekilling, it destroys sport as a spectacle.

Donegal could have stepped 6 men forward with 15 minutes to go on Saturday, but theyd have been absolutely destroyed for fitness, as they would have been chasing a ball moving side to side, back to front, side to side for that entire period.

No problem. Let's change all the rules.
If a team in Div 4 scores a goal it should count for 6 points against a Div 1,2,3 side. If its a point it counts for 3
Div 3 against Div 1 or 2 Goal = 5 points. Point = 2
Div 2 against Div 1 Goal = 4 points. Point = 1.5 points

Sorry if this sounds mental but this is what you are looking to do. Change rules because some teams are better than others. If you understand football you will understand how valuable possession is. It's is crucial. For years teams weren't punished for kicking it away. Now if you kick the ball away or are turned over you are punished and it's very difficult to get the ball back from a top team. To me that is a skill on it's own. Some people want a return to the catch and kick muck of the 70's. When you understand the game and understand why Dublin hold the ball, you then understand the skill in it. It is not easy to do.
 
Monaghan have one of the smallest picks, yet they get the best out of what they have. Cork have a huge pick and they are muck. But it's all Croke Park's fault. And the rules. And Money. It's definitely not the Counties fault because that would mean looking inside the circle and having to solve the problem. It's easier to moan and complain.   

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:30:08 PM »
Where is this arms race going to end, lads?

Hopefully in the destruction of North Korea (That's Meath in this scenario)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 02:13:40 PM »
Yeah it's not great to watch. But this is about winning football matches. If the other team don't like it they should push up and try and win the ball back. Looking for a rule to stop it is professional whinging. Catch a grip ffs.

I guess you think the removal of the backpass to the goalkeeper  in soccer was a terrible concept too?

Funny enough Ive never heard anyone advocating for its return

That's a totally different game in which the keeper was the only player allowed to pick the ball up. Look at Barcelona then if you want to compare like with like. When they gave Utd the run around in 2009 & 2010 no one advocated for a rule change. Get better, push up, overcome it. Instead people want the rules changed cause the big boys won't give us the ball. It's the playground equivalent of going home and telling your Ma. Have some self respect for christ's sake.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 01:57:52 PM »
Yeah it's not great to watch. But this is about winning football matches. If the other team don't like it they should push up and try and win the ball back. Looking for a rule to stop it is professional whinging. Catch a grip ffs.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 16, 2018, 01:53:42 PM »
The Super 8's isn't perfect, but it's better than what we had before.
Weaker / smaller counties should help themselves before they start crying to croke park. This is a voluntary organisation. You go to any club in Tyrone and see the amount of volunteers helping out with coaching at underage. These counties constantly want someone to blame. They should sort themselves out first then look to Croke park for help.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros V Donegal Hyde Park 21/7/18
« on: July 16, 2018, 01:50:07 PM »
Donegal by 15+
Roscommon threw the towel in 10 mins into the 2nd half against Tyrone. They have no hope of beating Dublin and no hope of qualifying for the SF's. They should try and put in a performance for the integrity of the competition but the reality is they're hugely outclassed at this level and that includes management.

 

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Believe.

I'm probably deluded, but I believe.

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It's been a long time since I've seen such an inept Kerry performance. Bar David Clifford every other player lost his individual match up. How good are Galway? Well we don't really know. But they got the job done, despite kicking a barrowfull of wides.
Kerry's defeat really puts them under pressure. They have to go to Clones and get a result. That won't be easy against a team that sets up similar to Galway.

Best wishes to Paul Conroy, hopefully Galway don't miss him too much.

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Roscommon are now the San Marino of this group. Likely to get two massive hidings from Dublin and Donegal. Perhaps scores against the lowest ranked team in every group should be discounted? Dublin could put 30 points+ on them and Donegal 20+
Tyrone were made to look good against them. Lots of very easy turnovers, which comes from a team not being fit.
Tyrone v Dublin will be interesting next week. It's time to hammer the hammer.

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How bad are Roscommon ?  Terrible. Pridectdd this win. Connacht probably the weakest province.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:14:11 AM »
Can't see England beating Belguim to be honest.

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:11:44 AM »
I reckon he'll bag 30+ goals a season no problem and I wouldn't rule out 40+. If he stays 3 years he'll score well over 100 goals. The man is a freak and he's not done yet.
Utd should have bought him. Paid out 150m and give him 50m a year. f**k it, it's not like Utd or any other team are spending our money.

30+ goals in Serie A  has been done twice in the last 60 years. Not a chance he scores 40+.

This isn't Luca Toni we are talking about. It's Ronaldo.

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:00:16 AM »
I reckon he'll bag 30+ goals a season no problem and I wouldn't rule out 40+. If he stays 3 years he'll score well over 100 goals. The man is a freak and he's not done yet.
Utd should have bought him. Paid out 150m and give him 50m a year. f**k it, it's not like Utd or any other team are spending our money.

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General discussion / Re: Ireland does Narcos
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:52:40 AM »
Sadly, rural Tyrone is saturated by this poison among our young people. I have zero sympathy for any little toerag that ever indulges in the stuff. Aside from the decision to let themselves down by taking it, they are also letting down their families and their communities down, because drugs destroy these things. Anyone in rural mid-Tyrone will know of the stories of devastation that cocaine has brought to a number of families in recent times. And aside form letting down themselves and their families, they are also lining the pockets of drug dealing vermin. While it's great to have a peace process, it has to be acknowledged that in rural Republican areas like mid Tyrone, there was a proudly zero tolerance attitude to drug users and dealers, and people here grew up through those times proud to live in areas free from the poison. To any young person using cocaine - take a good f***ing look at yourself.

Was that the same republicans dealing the stuff out to the young people while adopting a zero tolerance attitude to their competition?

Was going to say that, plenty 'Ra men' would be dabbling in coke, and blow..

 plenty poison out there being sold to people thats legal! Drink and cigs cause as much death if not more that Coke! I suppose that's a different story

Maybe in Belfast (no doubt you are more qualified to talk about there than me) but in rural Tyrone villages during the years of the troubles, it was republicans who kept areas completely free from drugs.

In rural Tyrone, it was the republicans who kept the areas supplied. It was different types of drugs at that time but lets not kid ourselves, the local RA was up to their necks in it.

Ecstasy and Speed was rife in nearly every village and town throughout Tyrone the mid to late 90s. So they werent doing a very good job  ;D

Jesus wept, what sort of bullshiters are on this site ::)

Could say the same.... plenty of lads running around smacking the heads of themselves years back in every pub, club etc.... Either the republicans were f**king useless or there was a certain amount turning a blind eye.

Calling bullshit on this one.  I'm not from Tyrone but grew up in a rural area in the north.  I never once encountered anything except cannabis (rarely) until I went to uni.  No doubt there were people at it, but it most certainly wasn't 'rife'.

Call bullshit all you want but I grew up in a rural area too. People may have been a bit less open about it but it was going on and youd be surprised at who was at it. FFS some pubs were worse than the one in shameless at times.

The recreational drug of choice may have changed but in terms of recreational drug use, id say there is not as much as an upward trend as people think. We are just more educated and aware than 20 years ago, hence it is more obvious.

Fair enough, that was clearly your experience but mine couldn't have been more different.  Must have been a rough area if that was the case. I worked and drank in the local pubs round our way and never once saw, or heard of anything remotely like that happening.  And there most certainly weren't people walking/lying round the streets like zombies.

Nope, far from it. Youd be surprised who was partaking in yokes too.

We are talking about recreational use but there was plenty of alcoholics lying around the streets or beating the wifes....

Yeah, not denying there was plenty of that, but that's not what we're discussing.

I'm sorry, but if you had pubs in your area that were worse than the shameless one then either the area was rough AF or it was a magnet for every sc**bag from the surrounding areas.

None of this sort of shit happened round our way.  Ever.

Sometimes people just don't see it. They don't know what to look for. When you know what to look for, you soon start seeing it everywhere. Believe me, it's in your town or village.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:49:38 AM »
Karius still having an awful time of it. First his pre-season montage video, then a howler during a warmup last week caught on camera and now another howler from a free kick gives up a goal against Tranmere.
Just seen it there. Pretty bad miskake alright.

I enjoyed the Tranmere player turning round and saying 'You're f**king shit' which of course he is.

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