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Cunny Funt

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #765 on: August 11, 2017, 06:05:36 PM »

I'd be curious what fans from those counties would prefer next year. A once off game against one of the provincial winners or 3 more games.
Teams coming through the qualifiers will more than likely have played a good few games to reach the last 8 and won't have the conditioning work done of the top four teams for another 3 more games to just to reach the final 4. Supporters i can imagine of underdogs would want that off game with the chance to catch the favourites on the hop, Roscommon for example were a kick of a ball from doing that, Tipp achieved it last year and Wexford,Fermanagh in past.  Little or no chance of the underdog coming out of round robin system, they might be lucky to win one of the three games and the probably well bet in the other two games.

The "Super 8" IMO will just make the top 4 stronger and create a bigger gap between those 4 and the rest.




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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #766 on: August 11, 2017, 06:27:49 PM »
This year it would have been between Armagh and roscommon for a semi final spot. And only 2 between tyrone/mayo/dublin. Now imagine THAT.

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #767 on: August 11, 2017, 07:03:07 PM »
This year it would have been between Armagh and roscommon for a semi final spot. And only 2 between tyrone/mayo/dublin. Now imagine THAT.
Armagh and Roscommon would have finished 3rd and 4th behind Monaghan,Kerry in their group this year.  Dublin would top the other group with Tyrone and Mayo in a battle to finish 2nd.
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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #768 on: August 11, 2017, 07:11:38 PM »
This year it would have been between Armagh and roscommon for a semi final spot. And only 2 between tyrone/mayo/dublin. Now imagine THAT.
Armagh and Roscommon would have finished 3rd and 4th behind Monaghan,Kerry in their group this year.  Dublin would top the other group with Tyrone and Mayo in a battle to finish 2nd.

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #769 on: August 11, 2017, 07:38:18 PM »
Kerry would have topped the group with 6 points.
2nd would have been between us and Monaghan.
Sure while I'm at it we'd bate Tyrone in the SF and lose to our western neighbours in the Final replay.
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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #770 on: August 11, 2017, 09:06:13 PM »
If we by some far stretch of the imagination we beat Kerry this year. It would be great, marvelous in fact. If we beat them in the Super 8 next year, I'd imagine it would feel no better than beating them in a League Match. The Same would go for Tyrone with Dublin. Like Roscommon a week ago, they showed their hand to Mayo and Mayo got a second chance to make amends. A beaten Dublin or Kerry would get a second chance to see the hand of their aggressor and learn how to beat them later.

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #771 on: August 11, 2017, 09:33:01 PM »
At the beginning of the year, I expected us to meet Kerry as Connacht Champions and I expected us to beat them. I actually thought it was the easier side of the draw avoiding Tyrone and Dublin.  We are were we are the long way.  I still strangely expect us to win!

If we by some far stretch of the imagination we beat Kerry this year. It would be great, marvelous in fact.

Imagination running wild or unable to make up your mind?  ;)

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #772 on: August 11, 2017, 09:46:44 PM »
At the beginning of the year, I expected us to meet Kerry as Connacht Champions and I expected us to beat them. I actually thought it was the easier side of the draw avoiding Tyrone and Dublin.  We are were we are the long way.  I still strangely expect us to win!

If we by some far stretch of the imagination we beat Kerry this year. It would be great, marvelous in fact.

Imagination running wild or unable to make up your mind?  ;)

Was trying to play my earlier post down! Yeah still expect us to win!   :)

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #773 on: August 12, 2017, 12:29:12 AM »
Who was the last team who got to an AI final that came from nowhere?
Down 2010, Fuzz
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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #774 on: August 12, 2017, 12:32:57 AM »
Who was the last team who got to an AI final that came from nowhere?
Down 2010, Fuzz
OK OK besides them smart ass

Mayo 1996! Were in Division 3!

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #775 on: August 12, 2017, 12:57:09 AM »
Exactly Bunker. Its a very rare occurrence yet so many of us want a system that promotes the shock result and want the beat teams to lose.

I think what Jim McGuiness did to Donegal football should be the blueprint for any other county in the top 16 to follow.
This was a team who were losing first round games to Antrim and he showed what can be achieved.

I'd love to know what Brolly and ORourke would like their solution to be. Most counties don't want to play in B championships.
I think most Armagh, Roscommon and even Tyrone fans when we lose to Dublin, would say it was an enjoyable season.
Not everyone can make it to the final or semis.
But it would be nice.

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #776 on: August 12, 2017, 01:07:25 AM »
Good season for us winning only our 3rd Connacht in 26 years. 22nd or 13rd over all though.
Previous 2 were flash in the pans. We're hoping we're on the cusp of better things.
However if I'd been born and raised a few miles to the East in either Laythrum or Larryland  what would Inter County football have to offer me?
Would I like to have the chance of winning an AI Junior or Inter or would I prefer batins left right and centre?
I know the Larries burst a few balloons over the years but how many Cups won?
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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #777 on: August 12, 2017, 11:12:33 AM »
Who was the last team who got to an AI final that came from nowhere?
Down 2010, Fuzz
OK OK besides them smart ass
Sligo beat Tyrone in 02. The previous year they were out in the QFs
Would that not count ?
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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #778 on: August 12, 2017, 11:15:27 AM »
Who was the last team who got to an AI final that came from nowhere?
Down 2010, Fuzz
OK OK besides them smart ass
Sligo beat Tyrone in 02. The previous year they were out in the QFs
Would that not count ?

Yes, if he did not ask Who was the last team who got to an AI final that came from nowhere?

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #779 on: August 12, 2017, 11:39:50 AM »
Who was the last team who got to an AI final that came from nowhere?
Down 2010, Fuzz
OK OK besides them smart ass
Sligo beat Tyrone in 02. The previous year they were out in the QFs
Would that not count ?

Yes, if he did not ask Who was the last team who got to an AI final that came from nowhere?
But sher Tyrone is the back arse  of beyond even in northern Ireland
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