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GAA Discussion / Re: The 4 youngsters marked for AFL?
« on: October 17, 2018, 04:03:42 PM »
In other news I see Stefan Okunbor has signed for Geelong, another blow for Kerry as he looked like he'd make the step up to the senior team from his u20 performances.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The 4 youngsters marked for AFL?
« on: October 17, 2018, 03:48:50 PM »
What's the story with Sean Andy (Galway) , was he successful in his trial ?

You're very interested in what Galway players are up to these days! It wasn't like this a few years ago.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:07:54 PM »
Anthony Rainbow for Roscommon? Is he in charge of Ballyboden? Watched their game on youtube the other day and could have sworn I heard he was in charge of them


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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: October 15, 2018, 05:24:30 PM »
I see Cillian McDaid has been released by Carlton Blues, would be a huge boost for Galway.

http://www.the42.ie/ciaran-byrne-carlton-cillian-mcdaid-afl-4286555-Oct2018/

Big boost alright. Super talent. In an area where Galway need an upgrade as well.

Surprised he's back so soon. He was mad keen to get out there. Seems like it was his decision too.

All a bit odd but brilliant news from a Galway point of view. I've only seen him a handful of times but everytime he really stood out, he appeared to have a great engine on him, is very quick and can kick scores from distance from both feet. If only Corofin could exit the championship early this year so Molloy & Dylan Wall could get a real run at it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:27:47 AM »
I see Cillian McDaid has been released by Carlton Blues, would be a huge boost for Galway.

http://www.the42.ie/ciaran-byrne-carlton-cillian-mcdaid-afl-4286555-Oct2018/

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:38:12 PM »
Do the Mayo posters expect Boyle & Seamie O'Shea to hang around another year?

The draw is on Thursday, nailed on Galway & Mayo will meet before a Connacht Final again.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:19:01 AM »
Seanie you're been way over the top about Mourinho, he's not been useless at all. United finished 2nd last season with a decent points total. The football has been crap to watch but he's done a far better job than Moyes & LVG and will leave the makings of a very good team apart from central defenders. Fullbacks wide Shaw is improving and Dalot looks like he could be a top class right back in years to come.


Mourinho deserves no credit for this for heavens sake. You're reaching.

Of the team the last night the ones making a bit of an effort or a difference weren't signed by Mourinho and that's for cetrain. Criticise Smalling all you want but he's still worth his place in the team and that's not Ed Woodward's fault. Mourinho has almost been as bad in the transfer market as Van Gaal (interesting how it's Woodward's fault now and was totally LVG back then) and that's saying something considering how close he is to all these sc**bag agents. 

United finished second with a decent points total in 1987/88. We all still talk about that one don't we? At least Moyes and Van Gaal didn't disgrace the club at every turn and continued to try. They weren't good enough but at least they had respect for the club and their supporters.

I'm hardly giving Mourinho credit just simply pointing out its not been as bad you make out. Once again not blaming Woodward for everything just stating he's out of his depth as he's over paid for players and then offered them too much making it difficult  to move them on. Anyone could do what he's done so far.

I've got one mate who shares your opinion of Mourinho but thats it out of a lot of mancs who've all been match going reds in the past and some who still are. We all know the game is up for Mourinho but are of the same opinion that the issues with the club run far deeper then Mourinho.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 04, 2018, 05:07:58 PM »
Seanie you're been way over the top about Mourinho, he's not been useless at all. United finished 2nd last season with a decent points total. The football has been crap to watch but he's done a far better job than Moyes & LVG and will leave the makings of a very good team apart from central defenders. Fullbacks wide Shaw is improving and Dalot looks like he could be a top class right back in years to come.




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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 03, 2018, 04:42:58 PM »
WHAT exactly is the ongoing issue?

To me, Mourinho's personal insecurity-caused drama aside, its the style of the football.

Moyes was clueless and in over his head, but Van Gaal and Mourinho have both cultivated extremely boring, safety-first styles of play, which compare extremely poorly to what is going on across the city (with success added) and even at Anfield, while showing little signs of building towards a title challenge.

I'm assuming that United fans would be perfectly happy to allow someone to come in and build over a few seasons IF they were showing signs of developing a team that played entertaining football?

Boycey is correct, its not just a management issue. I was happy to see Mourinho come in, was happy enough with the progress we'd made over the last 2 seasons and thought with the signings of 3 defenders this summer we'd see better football but that didn't happen.

The next manager is going to inherit several players he doesn't want all who on huge money and many who will be difficult to shift which is identical to what happened when Mourinho took over. United needed a huge clearout the day Mourinho arrived and it never materialised. On paper thats a very talented squad in terms of midfielders and attacking players but lets see what they do under the next manager so squad wise the next manager has a lot less to do than was the case in 2016.

Woodward is well out of his depth when it comes to footballing matters and needs to employ someone capable between him and the manager, there's a reason why United have recouped very little in transfer fees since he arrived.


Pretty sad to see you still defending Mourinho even though you are saying lots of contradictory stuff. It seems to me that you're saying the stuff that went wrong was Woodward's or LVG's fault. Mourinho failed as I and many others predicted and he failed in every possible way. An abject failure. It's about time you admitted this. You've already said he has downed tools (as he has done everywhere else he has been) yet it's somehow not his fault? If people cottoned on that he wasn't up to this job he'd have been gone a lot sooner.

Interesting you say Zidane is not the answer. How was Mourinho ever the answer? I'd be fairly certain Zidane has very little control over his previous clubs transfer dealings but he got on with it, coached the team to success and didn't ever embarass his club, never mind on a weekly basis.

The truth is though you'll struggle to find someone worse than Mourinho for this job.

Simply stating its not all Mourinho's fault, I think Woodward is the biggest problem the club has and is a far bigger issue than Mourinho.  LVG bought very very poorly but it wasn't his fault Woodward stuck so many of those players on huge contracts which made them difficult to shift. Whats am I been contradictory about?

Mourinho has downed tools once before, didn't do it first time around at Chelsea, at Inter or at Real Madrid. Surely you're happy with this as you and many others don't like him and want rid of him? Its wrong but i'm not surprised, he knows he can't win the league or CL with this lot and doesn't have the full backing of his boss so he's sees no point in hanging around.





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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 03, 2018, 02:58:59 PM »
WHAT exactly is the ongoing issue?

To me, Mourinho's personal insecurity-caused drama aside, its the style of the football.

Moyes was clueless and in over his head, but Van Gaal and Mourinho have both cultivated extremely boring, safety-first styles of play, which compare extremely poorly to what is going on across the city (with success added) and even at Anfield, while showing little signs of building towards a title challenge.

I'm assuming that United fans would be perfectly happy to allow someone to come in and build over a few seasons IF they were showing signs of developing a team that played entertaining football?

Boycey is correct, its not just a management issue. I was happy to see Mourinho come in, was happy enough with the progress we'd made over the last 2 seasons and thought with the signings of 3 defenders this summer we'd see better football but that didn't happen.

The next manager is going to inherit several players he doesn't want all who on huge money and many who will be difficult to shift which is identical to what happened when Mourinho took over. United needed a huge clearout the day Mourinho arrived and it never materialised. On paper thats a very talented squad in terms of midfielders and attacking players but lets see what they do under the next manager so squad wise the next manager has a lot less to do than was the case in 2016.

Woodward is well out of his depth when it comes to footballing matters and needs to employ someone capable between him and the manager, there's a reason why United have recouped very little in transfer fees since he arrived.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:51:05 PM »
Mourinho has downed tools and is waiting to be sacked, unfortunately I'm not as excited as I was when Moyes & LVG were nearing the end. Woodward won't want to sack him but it might take another few weeks of bad result and a 10 point gap to top 4 for it too happen. Mourinho should have quit after deadline day but he'd get no  pay off by walking.

Zidane isn't the answer but I haven't a clue who is, the club desperately needs a director of football if we're going to keep going through managers every few years. I really worry, Woodward's business acumen is over hyped, just look at the wage bill that was announced in last weeks results; Its out of control considering where we are.

Is anyone available apart from Zidane?

Its amazing how timing can work. Where would Liverpool be now had Klopp not left Dortmund and taken a break in 2015 just when it was all coming to a head for Rodgers? Would they have turned to Mourinho, who left Chelsea a few weeks after Klopp was appointed? (Probably not, as they supposedly snubbed Mourinho in favour of Rafa in 2004. But then the Bobby Charlton-led United board were also against appointing Mourinho at an earlier time, so who knows?).

Conte is available too as far as I'm aware. Timing is everything, they can give it to someone until the end of the season and take it from their.


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:27:16 PM »
Mourinho has downed tools and is waiting to be sacked, unfortunately I'm not as excited as I was when Moyes & LVG were nearing the end. Woodward won't want to sack him but it might take another few weeks of bad result and a 10 point gap to top 4 for it too happen. Mourinho should have quit after deadline day but he'd get no  pay off by walking.

Zidane isn't the answer but I haven't a clue who is, the club desperately needs a director of football if we're going to keep going through managers every few years. I really worry, Woodward's business acumen is over hyped, just look at the wage bill that was announced in last weeks results; Its out of control considering where we are.




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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 26, 2018, 02:42:05 PM »
Any reds on here think we're good enough to win the league with what we've got?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: September 26, 2018, 10:40:52 AM »
Billy Sheehan will be involved with Solan, is that the same lad who was involved with Cork a few years ago?

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:36:41 PM »
Its going to be difficult for Rashford to play up front with the from of Lukaku plus he offers more to the team than Rashford; I'd like to see Lukaku play out wide right to see how he'd get on, he played their for Belgium against Brazil in the world cup and was very impressive.


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