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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« Last post by Blowitupref on Today at 06:19:28 PM »
Barry Moran gone too. Working abroad next year I believe.

Could be the first of a few, that interview with Andy Moran sounded like he's very unsure of the future.
Barry Moran wasn't getting much of look in this year i'd say he took the job overseas with that in mind also. Will be a big surprise if Andy Moran doesn't play for Mayo in 2019
Cork's Colm O'Neill has called it a day. Unsurprising given all his injury woes. 3 cruciates.

Great footballer that had cruel luck with injuries.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« Last post by Blowitupref on Today at 06:14:29 PM »
If there are dead rubbers I wonder will there be an appetite for the fans to go? Or just the hardcore supporters.
Those at head office will probably still think things are wonderful regardless and may even bring in a Super 4 for the last 4 with the top two in the group reaching the All Ireland final imagine that..
I hate peeing on anybodyís parade and I'd love to see see some merit in the present series of matches but round robin games donít fit easily into a championship structure and the Super 8s are no exception.
This weekend Kerry will play Monaghan in Clones. How many Kerry fans will make the long trek northwards? I canít see hordes of Donegal fans converging on the Hyde either and I feel that most Roscommon supporters will be afraid to turn up and pay good money to see their hopes annihilated. No insult intended to the Rossies here but it will be the shock of the century if they manage to beat a team that has to win to stay in the race for Sam.
Kildare and Galway may get a fair crowd but thatís relative since the ground isnít up to intercounty standard and a sell out crowd will mean less than 10,000.
I know I'm  nitpicking here but the issues I am talking about should have been obvious to all before a ball was thrown in in any game.

As i said on the attendance thread a much lower crowd than was expected for Saturday's double header and this is off the back of the "super 8s" getting hyped to the hills for months but that hype didn't work as they couldn't even get 60k with the Dubs involved.

Maybe supporters see it as it is. Group games are not for the last eight stage while knock out football is far more interesting and draws in bigger crowds.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« Last post by trileacman on Today at 06:07:22 PM »
Cork's Colm O'Neill has called it a day. Unsurprising given all his injury woes. 3 cruciates.
He was an amazing player but Christ he wasn't lucky.
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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« Last post by heganboy on Today at 06:05:56 PM »
interesting vote in commons today- keep the UK in the customs union if no deal is agreed. Seems as if Tories may pull the vote as there is a real fear of defeat
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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« Last post by Syferus on Today at 06:03:58 PM »
If there are dead rubbers I wonder will there be an appetite for the fans to go? Or just the hardcore supporters.
Those at head office will probably still think things are wonderful regardless and may even bring in a Super 4 for the last 4 with the top two in the group reaching the All Ireland final imagine that..
I hate peeing on anybodyís parade and I'd love to see see some merit in the present series of matches but round robin games donít fit easily into a championship structure and the Super 8s are no exception.
This weekend Kerry will play Monaghan in Clones. How many Kerry fans will make the long trek northwards? I canít see hordes of Donegal fans converging on the Hyde either and I feel that most Roscommon supporters will be afraid to turn up and pay good money to see their hopes annihilated. No insult intended to the Rossies here but it will be the shock of the century if they manage to beat a team that has to win to stay in the race for Sam.
Kildare and Galway may get a fair crowd but thatís relative since the ground isnít up to intercounty standard and a sell out crowd will mean less than 10,000.
I know I'm  nitpicking here but the issues I am talking about should have been obvious to all before a ball was thrown in in any game.

Go back to your armchair psychoanalysis of posters and leave the football talk to the counties still in the championship.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« Last post by Lar Naparka on Today at 06:01:11 PM »
If there are dead rubbers I wonder will there be an appetite for the fans to go? Or just the hardcore supporters.
Those at head office will probably still think things are wonderful regardless and may even bring in a Super 4 for the last 4 with the top two in the group reaching the All Ireland final imagine that..
I hate peeing on anybodyís parade and I'd love to see see some merit in the present series of matches but round robin games donít fit easily into a championship structure and the Super 8s are no exception.
This weekend Kerry will play Monaghan in Clones. How many Kerry fans will make the long trek northwards? I canít see hordes of Donegal fans converging on the Hyde either and I feel that most Roscommon supporters will be afraid to turn up and pay good money to see their hopes annihilated. No insult intended to the Rossies here but it will be the shock of the century if they manage to beat a team that has to win to stay in the race for Sam.
Kildare and Galway may get a fair crowd but thatís relative since the ground isnít up to intercounty standard and a sell out crowd will mean less than 10,000.
I know I'm  nitpicking here but the issues I am talking about should have been obvious to all before a ball was thrown in in any game.
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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« Last post by sid waddell on Today at 05:52:17 PM »
More time?? Ffs has this pantomime went on long enough? Itís the worst c**k up in the history of modern politics, the quicker it gets sorted then the quicker the place can be back on its feet.

This will end in a new election

You've fair changed your tune!  I knew the penny would drop eventually.
He said it'd be grand.

Still, what would you expect from somebody who's so full of shit.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Dublin for a place in the aisf. Omagh
« Last post by redzone on Today at 05:39:14 PM »
We're in the exact same place as last year really, I've to laugh at how the press wrote us off after Monaghan and now suddenly we're flavour of the month again. It's a joke, more precisely they're a joke. Dublin would beat us by 6-7 points if we played them in Croker. It's the closest us or any team will get to them.

We'll keep to Dublin for 50 mins, but they'll cut loose in the last 15 to win pulling up. We'll be very lucky to beat Donegal away in the Ballybofey fortress. The reality is none of the teams left would qualify easily by beating Dublin and going to Donegal and winning. That's not poor-mouthing, it's just the truth.
LOOKs like there's no point turning up. Thankfully nobody in the squad has that mentality. Every game is winnable if you play 100% to your potential.

Thatís the evidence before us. Watched back the match there, Jesus ros defending was pathetic. We actually played much better v Cork than we did against ros. Cork were actually very smart and very fit that day and clung to us for 45 mins. Itís poor preparation for a match against Dublinís mean defence who wonít give us time on the ball like ros did. It seeps into your subconscious as a forward or player that I can hold onto the ball as long as I want here and take my time to settle for a score, Dublin wonít give us that time on the ball.

I watched the two games last week and the piss poor analysis is we were brilliant, Dublin were good enough and Donegal were poor. Thatís not the truth, Donegal were pretty good but the inexorable pressure Dublin put on their kick outs and on their possession meant their game plan folded. If you watched it properly youíd see Dublin were actually excellent, (uninspiring, predictable and cynical but in terms of game plan execution and winning they were brilliant).

So all I know is Donegal and Tyrone are at about the same level of performance and Dublin are a level ahead of them. Now take into account this weekends game. Tyroneís home record is poor, Dublin have a very good record in Omagh. Also itís looks in terms of fan numbers Tyrone will also be outnumbered on that front too. Dublin come up in the league for a game similar to this one and took the spoils. Iíve seen no reversal in the two teams form, styles or key personnel to suggest a different outcome in this match.
Well it looks like your mind is well and truly made up then, and your not alone.
But as I said before the players won't have that mentality( which I just can't get my head around) of they can't be beat. Last time I encountered that was in an u14 match
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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« Last post by seafoid on Today at 05:37:24 PM »
Possession is also facilitated by superior S&C and brutal training regimes.
This is concentrating success amongst a smaller number of teams.
The spectacle suffers.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« Last post by Rossfan on Today at 05:27:15 PM »
The first tweak is play 1st round at Neutral venues ( Not Croker).
After that ...?
83k Phase 1.
50/55k at most this weekend
Last weekend depends on how many real matches are on.
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