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« Reply #33975 on: December 22, 2020, 09:07:27 AM »
Lads not going to get personal with insults about court cases regarding Parkinson. That crap no need in the broad daylight of social media. To many SM gurus about.
Let’s get to the facts here. Men are getting big jobs and touted as the best coach in ulster maybe Ireland but backs it up with ZERO trophy’s. When will people start asking the hard question?
I see James McCartan has stepped down.
Time for Neil Coulter or Bernie Ruane to stand up please.

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« Reply #33976 on: December 22, 2020, 12:31:59 PM »
We are miles behind at underage level
How come the all conquering Burren team which many believe is this best this county has ever produced can win with such ease but yet the county get knocked out in the first round by Fermanagh?
Make no mistake this team were touted in many quarters to win the All Ireland
Maybe it was just an off day and Fermanagh had one of those days?
Where did this expectation come from? Not trying to rub it in but Down genuinely would have been no better than Derry, Tyrone, Donegal, Monaghan and maybe Armagh and Cavan too at U15/16 with the same age group and that's only in Ulster. Derry won the respective U15 and U16 competitions against Cavan and Donegal in the finals but there isn't a whole lot between most of the sides to be honest. Talk of an All Ireland is crazy from any Ulster side.

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« Reply #33977 on: December 22, 2020, 12:41:49 PM »
We are miles behind at underage level
How come the all conquering Burren team which many believe is this best this county has ever produced can win with such ease but yet the county get knocked out in the first round by Fermanagh?
Make no mistake this team were touted in many quarters to win the All Ireland
Maybe it was just an off day and Fermanagh had one of those days?
Where did this expectation come from? Not trying to rub it in but Down genuinely would have been no better than Derry, Tyrone, Donegal, Monaghan and maybe Armagh and Cavan too at U15/16 with the same age group and that's only in Ulster. Derry won the respective U15 and U16 competitions against Cavan and Donegal in the finals but there isn't a whole lot between most of the sides to be honest. Talk of an All Ireland is crazy from any Ulster side.

A good club minor underage team means little at county level. I was involved with a good under-age side who won nearly everything on their way up the ranks. We strolled the county minor championship, but even so had only one player on the county squad. If Burren had 8 on the county team it's a failure of scouting and recruitment from all the other clubs

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« Reply #33978 on: December 22, 2020, 11:34:02 PM »
Just a word on the down minors. Of course teams can have an off day and it just didn’t seem to happen for the lads on the day. Thought Fermanagh’s number 6 and 11 were the two real stand out players on the pitch. In regards to the expectations and hype around this team, there seems to be a lot of this in down and it never does any good. Tipping this team for ulsters and all Irelands before a ball was kicked was madness and maybe young fellas start to buy into this. For anyone in the know, would any of these lads be thought of as the best in the country for there age group? Players in the past like benny coulter, Marty Clarke and Paul mccomiskey were at this age group and had a big say in their teams winning all Ireland’s. From the evidence I seen on Sunday this wouldn’t be the case but I could be wrong.

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« Reply #33979 on: December 23, 2020, 09:35:26 PM »
According to the greatest coach in Ireland and now ex Down Minor coach, he is helping some lads on twitter to pick an All Stars football side. Perhaps he would have been better concentrating on picking a minor team that could have beaten Fermanagh last Sunday. He's also on an All Ireland Final review podcast and all talk about that game. Very interesting that he hasn't put forward an analysis of his own teams last Sunday on any of his usual formats, now I would listen to that one but he hasn't the balls to do it. Plenty of talk about other coaches and their teams performance but perhaps he needs to look in the mirror first.

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« Reply #33980 on: December 24, 2020, 10:16:11 AM »
Happy Christmas to all Gaels, I hope this dreadful pandemics soon defeated, everyone stays safe and healthy and we can all get back to watching attractive games. Also that the greatest coach of all time realises that despite the effort you make to stop the opposition scoring, you still have to get more scores than them to win.

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« Reply #33981 on: December 26, 2020, 03:10:59 PM »
If stories are to be believed the Down CB are appealing the red card for the minor who was spitting! If this is true it is disgusting and an awful example to set for a U17 basically tells him that there should be no consequences for his actions

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« Reply #33982 on: December 27, 2020, 12:22:04 PM »
If stories are to be believed the Down CB are appealing the red card for the minor who was spitting! If this is true it is disgusting and an awful example to set for a U17 basically tells him that there should be no consequences for his actions

Whatever happened to the day when you just took your punishment?? Got sent off for whatever you just sat out the necessary time (which usually meant you missed a few games) but society nowadays we appeal everything, set the wrong precedent esp to young players that they can do as they please and we will get you off on a technicality or something stupid..
on a side note - I heard the keeper got sent off after the final whistle for booting the ball at the ref and that is the red they are appealing not the spitting incident.. still setting wrong precedent IMO..

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« Reply #33983 on: December 28, 2020, 01:44:45 PM »
If stories are to be believed the Down CB are appealing the red card for the minor who was spitting! If this is true it is disgusting and an awful example to set for a U17 basically tells him that there should be no consequences for his actions

Whatever happened to the day when you just took your punishment?? Got sent off for whatever you just sat out the necessary time (which usually meant you missed a few games) but society nowadays we appeal everything, set the wrong precedent esp to young players that they can do as they please and we will get you off on a technicality or something stupid..
on a side note - I heard the keeper got sent off after the final whistle for booting the ball at the ref and that is the red they are appealing not the spitting incident.. still setting wrong precedent IMO..

If the goalkeeper hit the ref with the ball then maybe a senior debut for him next year, could do with some accurate kicks from our goalkeepers

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« Reply #33984 on: December 28, 2020, 07:54:00 PM »
Having seen a video of the goalkeeper kick incident I think any grounds of appeal will be weak! Whilst it was not booted at the ref it is clear the keeper took his time to line up the kick at the ref and hit him with it, the only defence can be that he was kicking the ball away, however the video would suggest otherwise

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« Reply #33985 on: December 30, 2020, 06:18:46 PM »
Any word on any new faces in the Down panel for 2021 or any returning players? Are the Millars from Glenn still in Oz? G McGovern back involved? See Doherty due back in Ireland soon, be good to see him involved again. Be interesting to see if Shay McCartan makes himself available for the county.

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« Reply #33986 on: December 30, 2020, 06:24:22 PM »
Conor Francis is another who looked decent footballer before he left. Any word in him?

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« Reply #33987 on: January 04, 2021, 07:45:59 AM »
Any word on any new faces in the Down panel for 2021 or any returning players? Are the Millars from Glenn still in Oz? G McGovern back involved? See Doherty due back in Ireland soon, be good to see him involved again. Be interesting to see if Shay McCartan makes himself available for the county.

Shay McCartan playing soccer for Ballymena United - won't be playing for Glenn nor Down

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« Reply #33988 on: January 06, 2021, 06:06:07 PM »
Did anyone else hear that Down seniors were apparently put off the Abbey pitch by the PSNI last night?

Absolutely ridiculous if this is true. 

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« Reply #33989 on: January 06, 2021, 06:15:29 PM »
It’s common knowledge now lotto
Absolutely disgraceful especially with the high numbers in that area
Jesus give it a few weeks until things settle
What’s the rule on county and club training?
Elite ok?