Author Topic: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)  (Read 5164 times)

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First point, just so glad we don't have to play Fermanagh again.
Second point, if lose it better be from a shoot out and not another game like I had to watch a few weeks ago.
Thirdly, this is the worst year for lack of interest and low key for Armagh in 25 years...

May the best team win
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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 03:39:57 PM »
Decent prize on offer for the winner (if they can avoid a wounded Monaghan).

How we use our half forwards is key. Something we seem to struggle with and the management seem indecisive on

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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 10:11:43 AM »
First point, just so glad we don't have to play Fermanagh again.
Second point, if lose it better be from a shoot out and not another game like I had to watch a few weeks ago.
Thirdly, this is the worst year for lack of interest and low key for Armagh in 25 years...

May the best team win

Iíve been on the board since the early 2000s. Back then this thread would have been on its third page, at least, by now. Amazing how interest and discussion varies with success (and thatís not a dig at Armagh - every county is the same).

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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 10:41:03 AM »
It's the same for everyone alright and while a lack of success is a factor, it's not the only factor.
Back then you could discuss the pros & cons of individual players and how they might impact the game.
Who would mark your best forward?
Who would win the most kick-outs at midfield?
Now it's just sheep in a heap, slowly moving up and down the field via an elaborate system of two yard hand-passes.
There are no individual battles any more.
What is there to talk about really?
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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 11:25:11 AM »
There is a current apathy around inter-county football.

In May 2009, this board had over 20k new posts.

Last month it was less than 10K.

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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 11:29:29 AM »
Shut up, Dinny.
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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 11:31:49 AM »
It's the same for everyone alright and while a lack of success is a factor, it's not the only factor.
Back then you could discuss the pros & cons of individual players and how they might impact the game.

Now it's just sheep in a heap, slowly moving up and down the field via an elaborate system of two yard hand-passes.
There are no individual battles any more.
What is there to talk about really?

Hurley stuff maybe.
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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2018, 11:49:05 AM »
It's the same for everyone alright and while a lack of success is a factor, it's not the only factor.
Back then you could discuss the pros & cons of individual players and how they might impact the game.
Who would mark your best forward?
Who would win the most kick-outs at midfield?
Now it's just sheep in a heap, slowly moving up and down the field via an elaborate system of two yard hand-passes.
There are no individual battles any more.
What is there to talk about really?

Are you suggesting that the public in general don't really know what is going on in games now, and the pundits who's job it is to explain don't bother (perhaps because they don't really know either)? I'd agree wholeheartedly if so. You often get some decent analysis pieces during the week after games as different coaches do their columns, but in general the commentators and pundits don't seem to be putting the work in that befits their roles.

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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2018, 11:56:00 AM »
Apathy is def a factor in Armagh i would say at the minute.  There was good interest in the league and even 1st round of Ulster but it's hard to get motivated as a fan for a run in the back door.  Dont get me wrong, last year had many enjoyable days but the eventual thumping leaves you thinking what really is the point. 

Add to that the absolutely abysmal performance the last time out and i can understand why fans dont have much to shout about.

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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2018, 11:59:19 AM »
It is hard to argue against Brolly and Spillane's pre match rant ahead of the game at the weekend.

Football has suffered from paralysis by analysis for sure. IMO it can be traced back to the 'professionalisation' of coaching and managing of teams.

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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2018, 12:02:17 PM »
I believe Clarke and Mc Conville touched on this point during the Armagh/Fermanagh match coverage, individual brilliance is now more or less lost on the modern game, as the thing has turned into a game of chess. 
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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2018, 12:12:45 PM »
Shut up, Dinny.

You pox one u20 win and now look at you. Typical Meath arogance.
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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2018, 12:28:52 PM »
WE'RE BACK, BABY!!! 8)
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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2018, 01:14:08 PM »
WE'RE BACK, BABY!!! 8)

I'll let you know about 7:00 on Sat evening if you're back or not ;)
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Re: Westmeath v Armagh - Cusack Park, Sat 9th June (7:00pm throw in)
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2018, 01:24:32 PM »
Was actually thinking of going to the Meath game on Sat but no confident i'd get to Mullingar for 7...Would be tight, think it's about 45 mins but match traffic would make it worse...What you reckon?
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