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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2015, 09:09:23 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."

Apparently it was all the older players who had learnt that sort of thing from JK

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2015, 12:54:49 PM »
Them Derry wans were hitting referees at the weekend.Always trying to steal our thunder you dirty hoors >:(

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2015, 01:31:43 PM »
https://youtu.be/vode0lF9tX4

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

Watch the Kingscourt No 10 at 2:12.  Not even a soccer player would have gone down like that in 1990!

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2015, 08:03:01 PM »
Enjoyable take on sledging by daragh o shea in this weeks Irish times btw.

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2015, 08:27:40 PM »
about time someone with a bit of sense spoke out. 

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2015, 08:28:01 PM »
I'd say Mickey Ned learned to pass after this 'tackle', if he remembered it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc9VY7BKKCw
« Last Edit: May 20, 2015, 11:32:37 PM by muppet »
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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2015, 11:30:54 PM »
Sledging, nah Darragh just thumped them when a man was getting on top of him and getting the better of him like Pierce O`Neill, never could sort big Galvin of Limerick out though

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2015, 11:59:10 PM »
Sledging, nah Darragh just thumped them when a man was getting on top of him and getting the better of him like Pierce O`Neill, never could sort big Galvin of Limerick out though

Pearse O'Neill..getting the better of Darragh?  ;D ;D ;D

Darragh and Galvin had some good battles, best of all were probably the 2 Munster finals in 2004. Both had their moments and both went at it hard with no quarter asked or given.
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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2015, 10:05:29 PM »
Well that Galway v Mayo game was full of it today. Pulling, dragging, time wasting, blatent black cards etc. Some of the most blatent cynicism seen so far this season.
That was never a square ball!!

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2015, 10:09:46 PM »
Well that Galway v Mayo game was full of it today. Pulling, dragging, time wasting, blatent black cards etc. Some of the most blatent cynicism seen so far this season.
Surely not Benny! Everyone knows cynicism of that nature is the preserve of Ulster teams while the rest of Ireland play a romantic version of the game, beautiful in its simplicity and integrity.
Who's a bit of a moaning Michael tonight!

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2015, 10:11:13 PM »
Now Benny stop, none of that stuff was mentioned once, however if Armagh and Donegal was like that it been !!!!!

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2015, 10:11:57 PM »
It wasn't so bad until the last ten minutes when it just turned wholly negative. That said Galway seemed to play into Mayo's hands at the end by trying to work their way up the field through hand passing and getting dragged down every ten yards or so.
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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2015, 10:13:02 PM »
Checked the Galway v Mayo thread and this hardly warrants a mention. And they wonder why Ulster folk complain!

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2015, 10:29:39 PM »
I'm just surprised that all the Connacht lads who hate this cynical stuff so much aren't on complaining about it.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2015, 10:47:29 PM by BennyHarp »
That was never a square ball!!

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2015, 10:30:26 PM »
It's the cynicism mixed with the blanket mixed with yer constant moaning that makes everyone hate ye  ;)