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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:46:49 PM »
Will the Rossies be happy with O'Rourke?


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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:32:23 PM »
No odds up for Connacht yet ,I assume they are waiting on Galway final , is that next week ?

Connacht Club Football 2018

CONNACHT CLUB FOOTBALL

Corofin 8/15
Ballintubber 3/1
Clann Na gael 8/1
Mountbellew/Moylough 12/1
Tourlestrane 22/1
Aughawillan 22/1

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:30:00 PM »
Gutted with the result, United deserved to win that as we looked danergous everytime we went forward in that 2nd half. Tactically Jose got it spot on apart from Pogba again going to sleep again from a set piece. United concede far too many goals from set pieces given the size of the team. Martial was very wasteful in the 1st half, he got a lot of ball and did nothing with whilst Lukaku was poor for 90 mins although worked harder in the 2nd half. Martial & Mata came alight the 2nd half as did Pogba and United looked a real threat and the makings of a decent team is their. If only we had 2 centre halfs who could keep the ball would make a huge difference.


Was he right to go negative when United got ahead and were in the ascendancy? Attack is the best form of defence, a third goal would have sealed it. That's an alien concept to him though.

The subs weren't that negative, my only with the subs is that he didn't leave one sub until injury time and bring Bailly on for an attacking player as Chelsea were always going to go more direct.

United had plenty of opportunities to create chances at 2-1 but the final ball was poor on more than one occasion. Rashford & Martial both lasted until 85 minutes.


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:02:15 AM »
Gutted with the result, United deserved to win that as we looked danergous everytime we went forward in that 2nd half. Tactically Jose got it spot on apart from Pogba again going to sleep again from a set piece. United concede far too many goals from set pieces given the size of the team. Martial was very wasteful in the 1st half, he got a lot of ball and did nothing with whilst Lukaku was poor for 90 mins although worked harder in the 2nd half. Martial & Mata came alight the 2nd half as did Pogba and United looked a real threat and the makings of a decent team is their. If only we had 2 centre halfs who could keep the ball would make a huge difference.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: October 22, 2018, 10:55:57 AM »
Spoke to my dad who was at the match and said the small fella in Corofin's defence was brilliant so assume that was Dylan Wall, living in a different country I don't see a lot of Corofin but anytime I do I'm always very impressed with him; I'd have him above Kieran Molloy in the pecking order.

Michael Daly scored 4 points from play, apparently the 2 Daly's were outstanding? Whats John's pace like or is he deceptively quick like the brother?  Would have only saw him once in the flesh and that was the minor game against Tipp in 2015.

I watched the Mayo final online the other night, as others have mentioned it was a poor game; Thought the ref was bit harsh on Breaffy but they didn't help themselves either. I hear a lot about Matthew Ruane but he didn't look ready to make the step up to IC football. Bellmullet were impressive and will be the team to beat in Connacht at Intermediate.

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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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