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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2017, 08:26:59 PM »
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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2017, 11:24:05 PM »
Interesting article here form Colm Keys which kinda captures what I am feeling heading into this championship, http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/colm-keys-can-mayos-longserving-core-of-heavy-lifters-put-the-shoulder-to-the-wheel-again-35732033.html.

I just don't know what to expect on Sunday i.e. will we play like the team in the first half of the league game v Donegal or the team in the second half of the league game v Donegal?

Yeah. I expect it to be a game we can control though without necessarily shooting the lights out.
This team's obituary has been written every year since - well since it emerged under Horan and especially since 2012 final. It's doomsday every year. I suppose they will be right some year.

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #62 on: May 20, 2017, 12:18:18 AM »
Interesting article here form Colm Keys which kinda captures what I am feeling heading into this championship, http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/colm-keys-can-mayos-longserving-core-of-heavy-lifters-put-the-shoulder-to-the-wheel-again-35732033.html.

I just don't know what to expect on Sunday i.e. will we play like the team in the first half of the league game v Donegal or the team in the second half of the league game v Donegal?

Yeah. I expect it to be a game we can control though without necessarily shooting the lights out.
This team's obituary has been written every year since - well since it emerged under Horan and especially since 2012 final. It's doomsday every year. I suppose they will be right some year.

If ye can't win Connacht this year something has gone seriously wrong, Moy.

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2017, 12:21:19 AM »
Can't disagree with what Keys says. The heavy lifters have done their bit for the county year after year and in spite of the long string of heartbreaking near misses and they still keep coming back for more.
Sunday will tell a lot; I expect Mayo to win, who doesn't?
The manner of winning will tell us a lot of what to expect in the games that lie ahead. I don't expect Sligo to lie down and present us with a win but, even so, a result like the Connacht Final in 2012 won't engender confidence in anyone.

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2017, 01:16:24 AM »
Interesting article here form Colm Keys which kinda captures what I am feeling heading into this championship, http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/colm-keys-can-mayos-longserving-core-of-heavy-lifters-put-the-shoulder-to-the-wheel-again-35732033.html.

I just don't know what to expect on Sunday i.e. will we play like the team in the first half of the league game v Donegal or the team in the second half of the league game v Donegal?

Yeah. I expect it to be a game we can control though without necessarily shooting the lights out.
This team's obituary has been written every year since - well since it emerged under Horan and especially since 2012 final. It's doomsday every year. I suppose they will be right some year.

If ye can't win Connacht this year something has gone seriously wrong, Moy.

Something has always gone seriously wrong every year in my time. Sometimes it happens in May. Sometimes in June, July or August. Sometimes in September as well.
 

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #65 on: May 20, 2017, 02:21:49 AM »
Interesting article here form Colm Keys which kinda captures what I am feeling heading into this championship, http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/colm-keys-can-mayos-longserving-core-of-heavy-lifters-put-the-shoulder-to-the-wheel-again-35732033.html.

I just don't know what to expect on Sunday i.e. will we play like the team in the first half of the league game v Donegal or the team in the second half of the league game v Donegal?

Yeah. I expect it to be a game we can control though without necessarily shooting the lights out.
This team's obituary has been written every year since - well since it emerged under Horan and especially since 2012 final. It's doomsday every year. I suppose they will be right some year.

If ye can't win Connacht this year something has gone seriously wrong, Moy.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you just lose. Mayo had no realistic competition in Connacht for much of their 5 in a row. It was one very good team and 4 poor to average teams. They do now. They may still be good enough to regain their title though. They still have plenty of good players. I'd never view them as unbeatable though. Why would you? Unless you had a complex about them.

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #66 on: May 20, 2017, 03:01:11 AM »
Interesting article here form Colm Keys which kinda captures what I am feeling heading into this championship, http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/colm-keys-can-mayos-longserving-core-of-heavy-lifters-put-the-shoulder-to-the-wheel-again-35732033.html.

I just don't know what to expect on Sunday i.e. will we play like the team in the first half of the league game v Donegal or the team in the second half of the league game v Donegal?

Yeah. I expect it to be a game we can control though without necessarily shooting the lights out.
This team's obituary has been written every year since - well since it emerged under Horan and especially since 2012 final. It's doomsday every year. I suppose they will be right some year.

If ye can't win Connacht this year something has gone seriously wrong, Moy.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you just lose. Mayo had no realistic competition in Connacht for much of their 5 in a row. It was one very good team and 4 poor to average teams. They do now. They may still be good enough to regain their title though. They still have plenty of good players. I'd never view them as unbeatable though. Why would you? Unless you had a complex about them.

It's still Mayo and five very average sides (London aren't much off Leitrim). I think ye could be in for a bit of a revenge pasting in the semi-final and if we go to McHale and win it would amount to the biggest shock in Connacht since '94. I think any of the others bar Mayo in Connacht have their work cut out to make Croke Park at all.

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #67 on: May 20, 2017, 07:12:43 AM »
Interesting article here form Colm Keys which kinda captures what I am feeling heading into this championship, http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/colm-keys-can-mayos-longserving-core-of-heavy-lifters-put-the-shoulder-to-the-wheel-again-35732033.html.

I just don't know what to expect on Sunday i.e. will we play like the team in the first half of the league game v Donegal or the team in the second half of the league game v Donegal?

Yeah. I expect it to be a game we can control though without necessarily shooting the lights out.
This team's obituary has been written every year since - well since it emerged under Horan and especially since 2012 final. It's doomsday every year. I suppose they will be right some year.

If ye can't win Connacht this year something has gone seriously wrong, Moy.

Something has always gone seriously wrong every year in my time. Sometimes it happens in May. Sometimes in June, July or August. Sometimes in September as well.

Best way to describe every championship year moy.
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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #68 on: May 20, 2017, 10:48:27 AM »
Any predictions? I'm going with a Mayo win by 5 or 6 or 7 points.
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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2017, 11:02:42 AM »
Any predictions? I'm going with a Mayo win by 5 or 6 or 7 points.
The usual. Play poorly and win, written off.

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2017, 11:23:38 AM »
Any predictions? I'm going with a Mayo win by 5 or 6 or 7 points.
Oh Christ! I was hoping you'd predict a loss.  ;D
Every time you do, we manage to win. What do I do now?

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #71 on: May 20, 2017, 01:19:53 PM »
Any predictions? I'm going with a Mayo win by 5 or 6 or 7 points.
Oh Christ! I was hoping you'd predict a loss.  ;D
Every time you do, we manage to win. What do I do now?

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #72 on: May 20, 2017, 01:54:13 PM »
I expect Mayo to win very comfortably and I expect them to win Connacht but its hardly going to be the greatest shock of all time if Galway beat them in Salthill but given what happened last year i think they'll just have enough to win.

Better Mayo teams were nearly caught cold by Sligo in 2012 and Roscommon in 2014, Mayo have been a very different team in June as opposed to the one we've seen in August/September.

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2017, 02:35:22 PM »

I doubt they were better Mayo teams in 2012 and 2014.

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Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2017, 10:14:15 PM »
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/the-outrageous-crime-of-being-aidan-o-shea-1.3089499 , good article by Duggan , although I love the standalone comment by one of Syferus/El Bomber/ Fuzzman ;D ;D