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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: October 15, 2021, 08:30:13 PM »
Interesting views from Klopp.

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 14, 2021, 11:03:21 PM »

Goodbye Proposal B, and good riddance.

GAA finance department dismiss claim 'Proposal B' is the lucrative option for championship reform

Inflated attendance claims and not accounting for juvenile tickets in the calendar review taskforce model was cited for the counterclaim

Make you wonder what Conor O'Donoghue was at.  Inflated attendance claims certainly as I said at the time not hope would Pre season provincial leagues played in February and March will get that type revenue.

General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:42:45 PM »
Good program on Virgin media one at the moment. "breakdown Irelands mental health battle"

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 13, 2021, 02:44:03 PM »

All about the money
Not a hope will Pre season provincial leagues played in February and March will get that type revenue however the objective here is to pull the wool over the eyes of the provincial chiefs.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: October 13, 2021, 12:13:15 AM »
Riddle me this... serious question

Would the Dubs bet that Qatar side?
Yeah something like 5-20 to 0-2.

GAA Discussion / Re: Brawl at Wicklow U15 match
« on: October 12, 2021, 04:57:06 PM »
Some on the that video should be ashamed of themselves. The GAA should not hold back on the punishment given.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 12, 2021, 04:53:40 PM »
Paddy Maloney, the Chieftains RIP
Pure legend. RIP.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: October 10, 2021, 02:03:31 AM »
I hope Newcastle become the PSG of the English league.

Why, because it will be interesting to watch them fail? Loads have enjoyed PSG regular failures in the Champions league and somehow allowing themselves lose the French league to Lille last season.

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 08, 2021, 05:29:37 PM »
You put the structures in place to enable that competitveness a more equitable NFL format, sponsorship redistribution, better sharing of coaching expertise, and you keep the format that enables shocks - the on the day one. You clip the wings of the strong and help the weak. You don't abandon them. That's what Proposal B does.

Yeah Id agree with that. Cork beat Kerry last year, then Tipp beat Cork on the day. If Munster was a league format (as proposed), would Tipp end up as champions? Unlikely. But on the day, knockout format, they did. Same as Cavan. Would they have won Ulster having to beat all  of Donegal Tyrone Armagh and Monaghan? Again, unlikely.

Look at the FA cup. You always had lower teams reaching semis and finals. Even winning it. Sunderland 92, Chesterfield 97, Luton 94, Wycombe 2001. All lower division teams, who ended up in semis/finals. Put them in a league with Liverpool Arsenal Man Utd week in week out, and they would never survive. But in a one-off fixture, you just never know.

The All Ireland needs knockout games. Not this league bullshit.
Sure even pre-season "provincial championships" are round robin.

Who wants that?

What is the point of Kerry, who will be feasting on a diet of Division 1 championship football every year, playing Waterford and Limerick and Clare and Tipp in the muck of February, before playing the inevitable "final" against Cork?

Who will go to these games?

Like, with an O'Byrne Cup knockout match, you at least know what you're getting. Largely second string teams facing off against each other in the muck. It doesn't pretend to be anything it isn't. It's an excuse to get out of the house on a January Sunday afternoon. Nobody is pretending it's the actual Leinster championship.
Loads of top brass Gaa figures especially Leinster heads wants to get rid of the provincial championships however they know they can't right now so plan B is to play them in February, March in a league format which will eventually kill them off.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All stars 2021
« on: October 08, 2021, 04:43:38 PM »
The fact that Keegan got nominated for POTY gives him a good chance now. Due to the nature of the voting process, it worked in Mayos favour before when there were 2 Dubs and one Mayo nominated and it could benefit them again given that there is no clear and obvious winner between McGeary and Meyler. Personally I think McGeary deserves it.

As far as young POTY is concerned there is no real stand out candidate either, though possibly Tierney deserves it based on performances. There must be a severe shortage of candidates if Canavan got selected for a few fleeting appearances from the bench. I'm not sure whether they can select an underage player or not but if so I would have selected Bryant from the Offaly Under-20 team.

Think it's done by a PR system so I'd expect McGeary will get it though I'd give to Meyler personally.

Tierney should win YFOTY, Canavan only had a few fleeting substitute appearances while Mullin missed the semi final and was probably somewhat at fault for the McShane goal in the final.

Given the fact that players now are not really physically developed for intercounty football until they are 22/23 I think the YFOTY should probably now be u23 rather than u21. Gone are the days of 18 year olds arriving on the scene and starring for their county teams.

I didn't know that the POTY used a PR system, but that is a fairer method and in that case I don't think Keegan will win it.

I'd agree with the change in YPOTY to include Under 23. The list of candidates this year just shows the lack of player pool making an impact at senior level and with the advent of the split season there will be less players making the breakthrough as they are left with the Under 20 team which is almost like a development side.

That was always likely to happen once the U21 grade was scrapped.

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 07, 2021, 10:33:08 PM »
i first fought proposal b was terrible now i think it might be good there was a thing where people say its not fair that 6th 7th and 8th teams  are knocked out well its up to them to win matches then they have a 5 out of 8 chance to do it its up to them to win their games.

Up to them to win matches? Have you taken into account they are playing in the toughest division and the 6th, 7th, 8th place teams in division 1 would more than likely beat 2nd,3rd in Division 2 and the Division 3,4 winners if given an opportunity to play them.

GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 07, 2021, 09:43:29 PM »
if the provincial championships are not that big without being linked to the all ireland does that mean they were not really that big anyway if they were so good should not be able to stand alone like the euro football championships are not linked to the world cup

Under proposal B the summer provincial knock out championships become a Provincial pre season league played in February and March.  Not at all comparable to the European championships and World Cup.

General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: October 07, 2021, 09:13:26 PM »
Apparently Mbappe was considering quitting international football after missing that penalty at the euros. Says a lot about his mentality.

He stepped up for a important penalty for France a few moments ago and scored.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: October 07, 2021, 08:07:05 PM »
Manchester Citys sugar daddy arrived September 2008,  first Premier league title won under those owners was in 2012. If history repeats itself Newcastles should win the Premier league in 2025.

And Since 2008 Man City have won

5 Premier Leagues
2 FA Cups
6 League Cups

Newcastle deserve to be top of the Premier league but it will take time to get there.

Loads of money to get there she means. Speaking of money I'd wonder how much that face cost?

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: October 07, 2021, 06:54:39 PM »
Manchester Citys sugar daddy arrived September 2008,  first Premier league title won under those owners was in 2012. If history repeats itself Newcastles should win the Premier league in 2025.

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