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Laois / Re: Laois U-21 Championship 2017
« on: November 18, 2017, 08:59:44 PM »
Well done Port enjoyable game

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:41:16 AM »
How wrong was I,  decided not to watch 7 1/4s because I judged with a closed mind.  Happened to switch on this morning a very enjoyable last 1/4, definitely my bad.

The Blonde Australian Guy some man to field a ball.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 18, 2017, 01:01:27 AM »
Monument Road is a Josephs man  ? 

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:30:21 PM »
Keyser you are one of the more balanced posters on this forum, however I would very much hold middle ground on this point.  The payment of an admission fee , the purchase of county board ticket or membership of a club very much grants you the right to an opinion.  Whether that opinion is the general consensus is another thing but the rule of democracy is something a lot of clubs and counties ignore and the decisions of an inner cabal (of those who supposedly know best) trumps all.   We may not always agree with what every member says but they have the right to express it regardless.  There are of course lines in the sand with regards to slander or defamation of character but if someone has an opinion I would hope they could express it.


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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:31:40 PM »
I would agree that no player should be discriminated against on the basis of his birth cert and I would be amazed if that turned out to be the case.

On the other hand, I really hope that the new management starts from the position that reputations are entirely irrelevant and if a young lad looks like he's doing better than the lad with the reputation, he's given his chance. Our best players last year included Alan Farrell and Eoin Buggie, neither of whom would have been given much credit when they came into the setup. Young lads like Evan O Carroll and Tom Shiel came into the squad under McNulty and did very well. Stephen Attride, who has become a very nice footballer, wasn't one of the big names when he came into the setup. I really hope that the best players are chosen regardless of their profile or reputation.


Well said Giovanni, a more balanced post than mine.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:48:58 PM »
Thats fair enough Give & Go, but I don't think we would have a forum if we did not have opinions. 

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 15, 2017, 07:19:06 PM »
Tony your naming the players I was specifically general in this statement and every theory is open to examination you could be right on some players and wrong on others. 

Give & Go i don't think anyone was insulted

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 15, 2017, 04:27:23 PM »
Our target this year is to get promotion out of Div 4, and have a promising run in the Leinster/Qualifiers.  Kerrys is to win an All Ireland,  I see where a lot of you are coming from and logically you make sense in the short term.  However I think we are in Sunderland mode that if we continue with the same personnel we will get the same results.  I just think Div 4 is a great place to be brave.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:58:05 AM »
Only my point of view,  there will be a million others who differ.   If we were all right all of the time the world would be a very boring place.  You seem very bullish on the set up, you either have a good line inside or are involved.  I wish you all in there the very best of luck.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:31:40 PM »
Look I hope I am wrong,  I like Sugrue as I feel it's a step in the right direction,  I just fail to see how we can improve in any major way, wIth pretty much the same personnel.  What ever the ability,  I think physiologically we are scarred beyond repair.   Maybe I want too much too fast.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:46:38 PM »
Hopefully I will be proved wrong but going with older players is not serving us well.  This same argument was thrashed out last year.  I am not questioning their commitment or legacy.  Just going forward what is there to gain from it a couple of wins early in the league before finding out that the legs are not what they were once the ground Firms up.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:31:20 PM »
While it is hearalded that we have the return of the old guard  (all great players for Laois in their prime).  This is a waste of time,  I know I will be hammered but unfortunately if Laois are to go forward these players will have to be dispensed with.  I will add they will never retire themselves and it will be ugly and that will never take from their legacy or commitment.  But for Laois it is time to move on

Would not think Donie is Old Guard Yet

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Club Football Championship 2017
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:05:43 PM »
A tight game, Portlaoise with hindsight will feel they should have won. 

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:14:50 PM »
These same players that people are criticising have been messed about for 5 years, every manager that has come has been a false dawn.  Sugrue is probably moving a bit quick, at the moment playing for Laois is not what everyone dreams of doing.  I am sure a few good results and maybe a little less tough talk and fellas will come back on board.  I was very much in favour of going with a younger team because a lot of the older boys are carrying scars of previous regimes ineptitude.  If I was the current management I would not issue any ultimatums and see if we can get them back on board at a later date.
It might be too late for some of them. Galway hurlers had a long period of mediocrity and managers who promised much without delivering. In 2011 a new management team was appointed. They took a hatchet to the stars and picked 22 under 21s out of a panel of 37. 6 years later Galway  won the all Ireland.  The psychological damage done by years of mediocrity shouldn't be underestimated.

Agree unfortunately we do not have Galways U21's

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:12:54 PM »
Personally I am not sure we need to crack any eggs sometimes an Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove works better than taking a sledge hammer to things.  I would rather be talking to Donie and hopefully convincing him of a return.  I really don't get why Laois footballs internal problems need to be in both National & Local Media for every single issue. 

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