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BennyHarp

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The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« on: May 09, 2015, 08:47:35 AM »
So with the championship kicking off last weekend in NYC and the first big battle just over a week away, I think it would be interesting to document incidents of the dark arts and cynical play that occur throughout the campaign. My aim is to try and prove that this is not just a Tyrone phenomenon but if this is only full of Tyrone antics then I will hold my hands up and admit that it's only us. Please discuss any incidents here.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2015, 08:49:33 AM by BennyHarp »
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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 10:16:58 AM »
Play close attention to Roscommon this year, they are Connacht's masters of cynical play and outright thuggery.

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 01:39:57 PM »
Watch this.   Craic starts at 1:35
Makes Sean Cavanagh look like a ballet dancer

https://youtu.be/NBL7l76EEtc
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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 01:53:45 PM »
This is a very cynical thread.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2015, 02:39:51 PM »
Surely this is a Tyrone only Thread and can be moved to their local board lol

BennyHarp

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2015, 03:17:21 PM »
Surely this is a Tyrone only Thread and can be moved to their local board lol

No no, everyone is free to contribute and all opinions welcomed, even Derry ones.
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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2015, 03:25:27 PM »
Watch this.   Craic starts at 1:35
Makes Sean Cavanagh look like a ballet dancer

https://youtu.be/NBL7l76EEtc

John Donnelan, Michael Donnelans da

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 06:04:09 PM »
A related area

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It was also mentioned that the teams who employed the tactic have been involved in All-Irelands in the last ten years.

Small enough pool of suspects there ;)

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2015, 06:48:28 PM »
Watch this.   Craic starts at 1:35
Makes Sean Cavanagh look like a ballet dancer

https://youtu.be/NBL7l76EEtc

thats a great clip.

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2015, 06:57:29 PM »
Watch this.   Craic starts at 1:35
Makes Sean Cavanagh look like a ballet dancer

https://youtu.be/NBL7l76EEtc

thats a great clip.

In fairness the Donnellan's were/are nutters. ;D
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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2015, 10:51:09 PM »
Sligoman, stop talking shite. Anyone can read your 11 posts and see the common denominator. They're all anti-Roscommon. You're a one trick pony who probably isn't from Sligo at all. gibbs32 seems to have disappeared, then you show up.

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2015, 10:59:14 AM »
https://youtu.be/vode0lF9tX4

From back when the game was beautiful I present Kingscourt v Mullahoran.

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2015, 10:11:36 AM »
Do we just add the whole donegal Tyrone game in here? Much in the other games?

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2015, 09:40:13 PM »
Watch this.   Craic starts at 1:35
Makes Sean Cavanagh look like a ballet dancer

https://youtu.be/NBL7l76EEtc

thats a great clip.

In fairness the Donnellan's were/are nutters. ;D


And to think we were all fooled  :P into thinking Sean Cavanagh invented that type of cynicism. I hope Joe Brolly doesn't see that one and say the same about Donnellan as he said about Cavanagh!

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2015, 05:52:04 AM »
Surely not in Connacht???

Glancy slams Galway tactics
19 May 2015

James Glancy has accused Galway of systematically fouling Leitrim in Sunday's Connacht SFC quarter-final.

Kevin Walsh's charges committed 42 fouls during the course of the game - more than Tyrone and Donegal combined! - and former Leitrim attacker Glancy was not impressed by their cynicism:

"Their physio seemed to be in on the pitch numerous times. They were going down very easily and they were wasting time, particularly in the first half," he says in The Irish Daily Star.

"I was thinking about the GPS trackers, if there was one on the Galway physio, they were were probably moving more on the field than the Galway players.

"In the second half, the stats speak for themselves. In the second half alone, they had 31 fouls. A lot of the fouls seemed to be in the middle third of the field.

"The [Leitrim] centre back [Gary Reynolds] seemed to attack but every time he went forward he got fouled. It was at least ten occasions when he was fouled, not pulled to the ground though.

"At no stage did the referee feel there was need for a yellow card. They seemed to be nearly stopping the Leitrim attack before it started."
That was never a square ball!!