Armagh v Kerry

Started by illdecide, July 01, 2024, 09:29:34 AM

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Mario

Quote from: tbrick18 on July 11, 2024, 10:00:09 AM
Quote from: illdecide on July 11, 2024, 09:07:28 AMIn all my years I've never seen a more low key All Ireland semi final in my life, very little talk or buzz around the town and I'm not aware of how many tickets have been purchased but Croke Park will probably be just over half full which is crap for atmosphere

I'd have thought Armagh would have been chomping at the bit for tickets for this game.
I know for the last 2 years it was very difficult to get tickets for the AISFs that Derry were in given but given how long it had been since we got that far that's understandable.
I dont understand apathy in Armagh for an AISF though.
Maybe its the Kerry factor - where they dont really travel in numbers until a final.
It was easy to get tickets for the Derry AISF, sure the top deck was half empty for  them and they were on general sale.

imtommygunn

They predict 55k. Sure a large percentage of that will be Armagh. I would doubt there's any apathy.

naka

Quote from: marty34 on July 11, 2024, 10:27:54 AMArmagh supporters should outnumber the opposition by 5 to 1 in reality.

Especially for a semi-final.

It's only 1 - 2 hours down the road.  Bus, car and train networks really good also.
Every Armagh person with the slightest interest in gaa that I know is going
The 60/70%of the crowd will be supporting Armagh
All lower tickets sold
Upper cusack sold and now moving to upper davin
There will be 55/60k at the game which is a fair turnout considering Kerry will struggle to bring 5k

blanketattack

I reckon 40K Armagh, 7K Kerry, 9K Down, 8K Laois, 3K Neutral.

bennydorano

Factor in that Saturday games are a pox!

Milltown Row2

Quote from: illdecide on July 11, 2024, 10:49:59 AMA lot of people are on holiday TBF, a lot of people are also struggling for cash based on the number of games recently.

A lot of people on holidays and people struggle cash!
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

yellowcard

Quote from: blanketattack on July 11, 2024, 01:10:10 PMI reckon 40K Armagh, 7K Kerry, 9K Down, 8K Laois, 3K Neutral.

It will be like a home fixture for Armagh if this is the split and that is bound to be worth something. 

armaghniac

Quote from: yellowcard on July 11, 2024, 02:52:40 PM
Quote from: blanketattack on July 11, 2024, 01:10:10 PMI reckon 40K Armagh, 7K Kerry, 9K Down, 8K Laois, 3K Neutral.

It will be like a home fixture for Armagh if this is the split and that is bound to be worth something. 

I'm not sure that it will be quite unbalanced, but even neutrals are unlikely to give strong support to Kerry.
If at first you don't succeed, then goto Plan B

balladmaker

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Quote from: blanketattack on July 11, 2024, 01:10:10 PMI reckon 40K Armagh, 7K Kerry, 9K Down, 8K Laois, 3K Neutral.

If that is the breakdown, at least Kerry will have 16k supporters in Croker anyway.  I have vivid memories over the years of Down flags waving in support of an Armagh team's opponent scoring.

blanketattack

Quote from: balladmaker on July 11, 2024, 03:08:37 PM
Quote from: blanketattack on July 11, 2024, 01:10:10 PMI reckon 40K Armagh, 7K Kerry, 9K Down, 8K Laois, 3K Neutral.

If that is the breakdown, at least Kerry will have 16k supporters in Croker anyway.  I have vivid memories over the years of Down flags waving in support of an Armagh team's opponent scoring.

Down would be the one Ulster team that don't hate Kerry anyway, helps when you've a 5-0 record against them

naka

Quote from: blanketattack on July 11, 2024, 03:14:49 PM
Quote from: balladmaker on July 11, 2024, 03:08:37 PM
Quote from: blanketattack on July 11, 2024, 01:10:10 PMI reckon 40K Armagh, 7K Kerry, 9K Down, 8K Laois, 3K Neutral.

If that is the breakdown, at least Kerry will have 16k supporters in Croker anyway.  I have vivid memories over the years of Down flags waving in support of an Armagh team's opponent scoring.

Down would be the one Ulster team that don't hate Kerry anyway, helps when you've a 5-0 record against them
Tbf our northern neighbours will mostly be supporting us .
Might not be if we get to the final but that's another day

tbrick18

Yeah I reckon both Armagh and Donegal will get the support of the rest of the Ulster counties for the remainder of the championship.
Especially if it was to be at the expense of Kerry.


Captain Obvious

Have myself convinced it will be a dour match and national media will blame Armagh for it while ignoring the fact Kerry are probably the most risk averse team of the remaining four.  Semi finals are for winning and if Armagh can win an ugly duck race then great.

joemamas

Quote from: Captain Obvious on July 11, 2024, 04:27:09 PMHave myself convinced it will be a dour match and national media will blame Armagh for it while ignoring the fact Kerry are probably the most risk averse team of the remaining four.  Semi finals are for winning and if Armagh can win an ugly duck race then great.

Bingo
watch Kerry's cynical fouling between the 50 yard lines.

greatpoint

Genuinely think Armagh have a decent chance of beating Kerry. O'Connor must have been spooked by Derry to set them up like that, if it's the same against Armagh then they could be in trouble because Armagh offer a huge amount more.