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GAA Discussion / Re: Maigh Eo v Ros Comáin 25-5-19
« on: Today at 04:30:28 PM »
Mayo are 2/9, looks like they only have to turn up, Mayo -5 are even money.

Tactically are the Rossies are expecting them to be very defensive on Saturday? Thats their best chance of getting a result and even more so with the size of McHale Park, not sure playing their is a advantage to Mayo.


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 21, 2019, 11:43:04 AM »
I don't get to see many games bar United and defintely not the Championship - how is Tuanzabe doing for Villa? Is he potentially a viable option as a centre back for United next season?

I've seen him a few times for Villa this season, think their bad patch coincided with him out injured. He needs to improve in the air, his heading is the one aspect that will stop him from becoming a really top player.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« on: May 16, 2019, 01:56:06 PM »
Teams named for Sunday's encounter.

Sligo: Eamonn Kilgannon, Michael Gordon, Peter Laffey, Keelan Cawley, Gerard O’Kelly Lynch, Darragh Cummins, Paul McNamara, Adrian McIntyre, Paul Kilcoyne, Mikey Gordon, Sean Carrabine, Nathan Mullen, Paddy O’Connor, Adrian Marren, Niall Murphy

Galway: Bernard Power, Eoghan Kerin, Seán Andy Ó’Ceallaigh, Liam Silke, Kieran Molloy, Gareth Bradshaw, JohnDaly, Thomas Flynn, Fiontán Ó’Curraoin, Shane Walsh, Michael Daly, Johnny Heaney, Antaine Ó’Laoí. Ian Burke, Danny Cummins.

Interesting Galway lineout. Big call on goalie, Power must have been pushing hard in training. Silke for Wynne improves FB line, while Molloy for O'Donnell (though in a bit of hard luck) also boosts that line I think. Hope O'Curraoin goes well in midfield, more suited there than Ml. Daly. Padraig Cunningham loses out in attack, but is probably behind the rest in the pecking order anyway. FF line a bit similar, but they'll switch about I'm sure anyway.

All assuming no late changes of course.
Not a bad side considering the absentees. Fully fit Conroy & Comer come straight back in. Cooke, McDaid, Sean Kelly and Kyne would be 50-50 to get in.
Duggan maybe if they go with a third midfielder.
Surprised he has dropped Lavelle, though I don't think there's much between them.
Podge Cunningham didn't do enough in London when given the chance to be retained for this game I think.

Happy with that team, never been a huge fan of FOC but Kevin Walsh clearly is. Great to see Molloy getting the start although you'd never know whether that team will actually start; Power is a funny one, didn't think he'd get back in but he must be doing well in training/challenge matches.

I'll be interested to see if McDaid has made the 26.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« on: May 15, 2019, 11:42:50 AM »
Galway desperately need some sort of a performance this weekend after what happened in London. The further we get into this season the more pessimistic I become, the injuries just don't seem to be clearing at all.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 13, 2019, 09:59:52 AM »
Thankfully thats over, hard to believe a team that went from taking 32 points from the first 36 that was available to Ole to taking 8 points from the remaining 27 points. Herrera leaving on a free another sign of how poorly the club has been run, United left themselves wide open by leaving it so late to negotiate with him; He was clearly going to have plenty of interest in him.

Huge summer ahead, United simply have to buy well.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 10, 2019, 11:08:05 AM »
Fergie won the league with a bunch of kids after selling Hughes, Kanchelskis & Ince whilst when Benitez was at Liverpool there was that stat that Liverpool had outspent United in the premier league era.

City have thrown so much money at it since the new owners arrived and even Pep inherited Sterling, Aguero, De Bruyne, Fernandinho & Silva who are still 5 of his best front 6 and still spent £500m on top of that.

Looks like Herrera is gone judging by what Ole has said, its another stick to beat Woodward with; Did he actually think Herrera wouldn't get good offers from big clubs, he's clearly not a great player but he can do a job for a big club and is a model professional. Letting him run down his contract like that is ridiculous, could have easily have given him a new contract 18 months ago and then sold him should a new manager not wanted him. Woodward continues to be the biggest problem at club and will be until a director of football comes in, he's got to be under pressure from the Glazers at this stage. They must have paid out over £50m in sacking staff since Fergie left.




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Its a 50:50 game as long as Kane is fit but can see why the bookies have made Liverpool strong favourites, delighted Spurs won as Liverpool would have had far too much for Ajax.

If Kane doesn't start I don't think he'd go with Llorente, there's no chance he'll bully Van Dijk & Matip the way he did with Blind.





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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:24:10 AM »
The price is 3billion, business men ain't buying at that price? They simply couldn't make money, even another leveraged buyout wouldn't be sustainable. The only alternatives are a vanity buyer or the current owners.

The six million dollar question is had United got Klopp or Guardiola would they be sitting pretty now or would they be exactly where they are? The easy answer is they'd be sitting pretty, I'm not sure..


You'll tell me this is pie in the sky but how many United supporters are there in the world? Surely you'd be able to get a million of them to throw in a few grand so that the club is forever run for only the game? Or a supporters fund supported by a few wealthy backers of like mind? I know the numbers are eye watering but it's the solution that is optimal. No one believed Ferguson would win 13 league titles and 2 European Cups and the rest in 1990 - we've seen impossible dreams come true with this club and in this sport all the time. Often what's "impossible" is only a limitation of the mind. I've said it years ago and still believe it - it's what every United supporter should be aiming for.

Not advocating for them because they're clearly not the nicest people either but I don't think Saudis would actually be worse owners than the Glazer scum because they'd want the club to win for prestige reasons. Same as the crowd who own city. They wouldn't be in it to milk cash out of it like the Glazer scumbags who couldn't care less if United never won another trophy.

It won't happen, too many so called fans groups mainly the new found social media d**kheads looking out for their interests and would have no issue in ricking the boat. Too many of the younger generation look up to clowns like Howson who's only out for himself.

I'd imagine the Saudi's will be sniffing around and the Galzers must be getting frustrated with missing out on CL yet again, I'd like to think their time is coming to and. Their a big part of why United are in this hole but United budget wise are well able to compete with Europe's top clubs which wasn't the case 10 years ago. I'd imagine between interest payments, dividends & director salaries to the Glazers there's probably circa £40m a year leaving the club which wouldn't happen under an owner like the Saudi's.

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:14:30 AM »
A lot of talk a European League is now inevitable with English club's dominance.

Its one season and both clubs really rode their luck to get to the final.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« on: May 08, 2019, 01:29:24 PM »
Whats the deal with Galway's injuries?

I know where Comer is up to and its unlikely we'll see Conroy play in the province this summer either but surely McDaid must be in contention for the Sligo game! I'm sure it was a metatarsal he fractured which so you'd think he'd be back by now.

Any word on whether Cooke & Duggan will be back for next weekend?


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:52:01 AM »
Trying to keep positive, you can see the job Klopp has done at Liverpool in a relatively short space of time and within a budget too.

Huge summer ahead just like everyone since Fergie left, about time we got it right. A few weeks ago I was unsure what I'd do with Pogba but having watched him since then I'd gladly get rid of him, his attitude stinks but from what I've heard so does Martial's and Sanchez's. He's not going to be able to get rid of all of them.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:19:02 AM »
Job done, easy win in second gear, means nothing.

Would love a chance to head over there with the Dubs. But still not convinced of the merits. Would last years US, British and Europen champions in the championship proper not be a better idea?

In the club championship you mean? British clubs already are. If you mean intercounty, how could they do any better than London or NY?

But why London and NY every year? Warwickshire are just as good. Let the international winners take their places.

Not sure where you're getting that from, Warwickshire play at junior level and they'd be annihilated by London.

Grand. So London win and get to play. If we have an international element,why not merit based. Before I get accused of the usual, the last 16 of next years FAI junior cup get into the intermediate cup, that last 16 into the senior.

Nobody else in England or Scotland play senior football at County level, London get a free run to the Connacht Championship and rightly so.

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General discussion / Re: Messi or Ronaldo - Who's best
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:09:09 AM »
Very disappointed with Messi last night, he went missing last night as soon as Liverpool got the 2nd; You can see why he'll never be loved in Argentina like Maradona is.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 08, 2019, 10:07:38 AM »
Liverpool everything which United aren't at the moment and it really really hurts, the work ethic is outstanding with everyone playing for each other. 

Once the 2nd goal went in you could see so many of them didn't have the stomach for the battle. There's so much to admire about the job Klopp has done and in fairness he's been backed by the board to and bought brilliantly. I hope Spurs win tonight as I just don't think Ajax could live with Liverpool.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:28:52 AM »
Job done, easy win in second gear, means nothing.

Would love a chance to head over there with the Dubs. But still not convinced of the merits. Would last years US, British and Europen champions in the championship proper not be a better idea?

In the club championship you mean? British clubs already are. If you mean intercounty, how could they do any better than London or NY?

But why London and NY every year? Warwickshire are just as good. Let the international winners take their places.

Not sure where you're getting that from, Warwickshire play at junior level and they'd be annihilated by London.

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