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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:33:09 PM »
Telling the players the team an hour before kick off wastes a week of vital team preperation and time that could have being tactical. Madness.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:11:46 PM »
Anyone watch The Haunting of Hill House yet? Finishing Ozark and wondering whether worth starting.

General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - A New Hope
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:55:14 AM »
Whisper it quietly but we're actually ok at football again.

Youíre pretty much where you were last year and the year before. Youíd swear Wenger has persided over successive relegations if you listened to Arsenal TV GAABoard Branch and not the actual tables.

We barely won an away mstch last year. Already have 60% of  lsst years away goals this season. Iwobi, Welbeck, Bellerin, all playing better. Won 9 on the trot. First time since 2015. Long way  away from last season.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:13:00 PM »
Peter Brackley

General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:21:12 PM »
I actually thought Farage came across well in the debate and I'm not a fan.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:05:15 PM »
Castlerahan and Crosserlough in Cavan final. Castlerahan's fourth in a row having lost the last three and a very young talented Crosserlough. Next door neighbours.

GAA Discussion / Re: Championship Draw 2019
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:03:50 PM »
Munster draw is a farce. Why do a shit cork team get preferential treatment

Because they got to final this year.

GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:19:37 PM »
Lad hospitalised in Laois yesterday. Lost teeth too. Not an Ulster only problem.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club IFC/JFC 2018
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:19:50 PM »
Drumlane Cavan junior champs. Play Emyvale next week.

Longford today. Final score 6 6. SFC final.

General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - A New Hope
« on: October 07, 2018, 01:49:39 PM »
Whisper it quietly but we're actually ok at football again.

I like the fact that the GAA realizes that change is needed and that they are trying to cut out some of the strategies that have poisoned the game recently.  I am looking forward to see how this works out, feel however they missed 2 more significant proposals namely:

1). No passing the ball back past the half way line when inside opponents half - this is sickening to watch.

2). Limiting the number of defenders in your own half, I have suggested that each team must have a minimum of 4 Players (ex goalies) in both halves of the field at all times...  This would hopefully reduce the blanket defense borefest that many games have become.

This is the first year that I have lost interest in football and it's not because of Dublin's domination, it's because of the lack of entertainment on display - it's win at all costs and more managers have been drinking Hartes "we're not here to entertain the fans" magic elixir.

Something has to be done, sports psychologists, specialized coaches and s&c coaches have produced better athletes which ironically has let to less enjoyment.


I think one rule like this would solve a lot of the other 'problems' in the game. No need for 5 rule changes just one good rule change would solve a lot.

I'm not saying that sligoman's rule is the utopian proposal but it is certainly a better draft proposal than a lot of others.

The difficulty with this type of rule is actually enforcing it (i.e. who is going to be watching to ensure that 4 players staying in the opposing 45 when the game is at the far of the pitch?).

As an alternative, I suggest the following:
At kick-outs, the 6 forwards on both teams must be inside the 45 (i.e. in their respective attacking 45). All other players can go whenever they like.
The punishment would be as follows:
- if the team taking the kick out does not have it's 6 forwards in place then the ball is thrown up on the 20metre line (same punishment as currently in place for the goal-keeper taking too long on a kickout)
- if the team defending the kick out doens't have it's 6 players in place when the kick out is taken, the attacking team get a free from where the ball lands (or can play on if more advantageous).

The Pros:
- Keeper (or at least his team) can still dictate the pace of the kickout (i.e. don't have to wait for 30 players to take up positions)
- Should encourage long kick outs to midfield as the 6 forwards will be pushed up on the defenders (probably)
- Whoever gains possession in midfield will have a max of 8 defenders between them and the goal, which should hopefully encourage fast ball into the forwards
- Relatively straightforward to police as the referee just needs to glance around to check there are 6 guys in opposition 45. It's much easier to police than something similar during open play.

The Cons:
- Could lead to a situation where there are 2/3 players lined up on each 45 to run towards their own defence as soon as the kick out is kicked. I.e. teams might still be willing to give up the kick out to get bodies back to pack the defense. However, a good long kick-out, then a mark and another long kick forward would have the ball into the forwards long before the extra defenders get back.
- Possible issue towards the end of a game where a team is chasing a game and are willing to take a risk by putting extra men forward and leaving the 6 forwards unmarked inside the 45. If the team chasing the game wins possession they would immediately have a 14 V 9 overlap. [I think this is the biggest flaw with the proposal] Whilst this is possible to occur at any time during the game I don't think it would ever happen except when a team is chasing a game in the last couple of minutes because the risk is too great (i.e. leaving 6 forwards unmarked inside your 45).
- it doesn't stop teams from getting 15 men behind the ball during open play [However, I believe it encourages teams to keep players up the field]

I'm sure people will ridicule my proposal but think about it before doing so.

Nobody needs to count the 4 players who need to stay in their own half. Each team has 4 designated forwards who must stay in the attacking half of the pitch and 4 defenders who must stay in the defensive half. Those players have a large F for forward or D for defender on the front and back of the jerseys so the ref can see when they cros the halfway. No counting required and easy to referee at all levels of the game. This would transform the game as no team could have more than 10 outfield players in their own half. The other players can go anywhere on the pitch.

The more you read it the more funny it is. Talk about being daft. Christ

Classic Lennyism. Heís the funniest poster on here by a country mile.

Iíll wait to see what other counties supporters think. I know tyrone fans wonít be happy that they canít get all 15 players back within 40 yards of their own goals. Having to keep 4 players up the pitch might just liberate tyrone though and make them watchable.

Did you watch Tyrone this year???? Their tactics weren't even close to this. But the same narrative. I'm not from Tyrone.

General discussion / Re: Ronaldo accused of rape
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:15:44 PM »
Ronaldo has admitted she said no a few times. The pay off has shown to be void. This should be bigger news. Nike are not happy. Juventus statement bizarre.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: October 04, 2018, 01:15:02 PM »
Kilcoo be favs?

Scotstown or Ballybay will also fancy their chances as will Cavan Gaels. Most open one for years this year I reckon.

Gaels are out in Cavan.

Could some one post the list of names of the people on the committee that came up with these suggestions? I understand that some of the committee have never played gaelic football yet are on the committee.

The Standing Committee on Playing Rules is comprised of:

David Hassan (Chair), Tracy Bunyan (Sec), Pat Daly, Seamus Kenny, Brian Cuthbert, Michael Delaney, David Collins, Alex McQuillen, Frank Murphy.

A veritable who's that of football coaching knowledge.

Not the Frank Murphy?

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