Author Topic: Top 10 forwards of past 40 years - a Board poll - Open until 21st April 2017  (Read 5268 times)

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Half forwards included? they're not real forwards are they?

Where is Joe Brolly's name?  Eoin Bradley's name is sitting there, a fine player was Eoin but  wtf has he ever won? a McKenna Cup?  Joe can blow his kisses to the Tyrone mob on the back of his 2 shiny all stars,  modest enough in the scheme of the all time greats but in the context of Derry football, 2 all stars is legend.


What have trophies got to do with an individual's ability? Many shite forwards won all Ireland's, and many brilliant footballers won little or nothing. It's completely irrelevant.

no shite forward won an all- ireland. You have to be a good player to play for a top 4 county

Average players have won All Irelands, There are plenty of average players in Kerry and Kilkenny with pockets full of medals. They were lucky enough to make the cut and were born in the right county at the right time.

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Half forwards included? they're not real forwards are they?

Where is Joe Brolly's name?  Eoin Bradley's name is sitting there, a fine player was Eoin but  wtf has he ever won? a McKenna Cup?  Joe can blow his kisses to the Tyrone mob on the back of his 2 shiny all stars,  modest enough in the scheme of the all time greats but in the context of Derry football, 2 all stars is legend.


What have trophies got to do with an individual's ability? Many shite forwards won all Ireland's, and many brilliant footballers won little or nothing. It's completely irrelevant.

no shite forward won an all- ireland. You have to be a good player to play for a top 4 county
And in any case, Joe's 2 All Stars  were more of a recognition of the player's talent and standing in the game  over those 2 years, not a competition trophy per se.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 01:22:08 PM by Main Street »

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Half forwards included? they're not real forwards are they?

Where is Joe Brolly's name?  Eoin Bradley's name is sitting there, a fine player was Eoin but  wtf has he ever won? a McKenna Cup?  Joe can blow his kisses to the Tyrone mob on the back of his 2 shiny all stars,  modest enough in the scheme of the all time greats but in the context of Derry football, 2 all stars is legend.


What have trophies got to do with an individual's ability? Many shite forwards won all Ireland's, and many brilliant footballers won little or nothing. It's completely irrelevant.

no shite forward won an all- ireland. You have to be a good player to play for a top 4 county

Average players have won All Irelands, There are plenty of average players in Kerry and Kilkenny with pockets full of medals. They were lucky enough to make the cut and were born in the right county at the right time.
And forwards get subbed in finals all the time
"you can try and intimidate us, but f**k youse, we're going to win an All-Ireland anyway"

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Half forwards included? they're not real forwards are they?

Where is Joe Brolly's name?  Eoin Bradley's name is sitting there, a fine player was Eoin but  wtf has he ever won? a McKenna Cup?  Joe can blow his kisses to the Tyrone mob on the back of his 2 shiny all stars,  modest enough in the scheme of the all time greats but in the context of Derry football, 2 all stars is legend.

No one named Brolly in the first thread as suitable for inclusion in the list.

The Bradley brothers were suggested by someone, so they were included. Apart from removing those not falling inside the arbitrary 40 year limit (the viewing window for 98% of posters) there has been no editing of the names provided by posters in the first thread.

If you want to include Brolly in your top ten then feel free.

It is not about the achievement of other awards or medals that should determine inclusion on a top ten list but your opinion on who should be in a top ten list.

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Half forwards included? they're not real forwards are they?

Where is Joe Brolly's name?  Eoin Bradley's name is sitting there, a fine player was Eoin but  wtf has he ever won? a McKenna Cup?  Joe can blow his kisses to the Tyrone mob on the back of his 2 shiny all stars,  modest enough in the scheme of the all time greats but in the context of Derry football, 2 all stars is legend.


What have trophies got to do with an individual's ability? Many shite forwards won all Ireland's, and many brilliant footballers won little or nothing. It's completely irrelevant.

no shite forward won an all- ireland. You have to be a good player to play for a top 4 county
And in any case, Joe's 2 All Stars  were more of a recognition of the player's talent and standing in the game  over those 2 years, not a competition trophy per se.

I suppose by this logic a player who has never been recognized as the best player in any given season by winnning footballer of the year shouldn't even come into the reckoning of best forward of his generation never mind best forward ever.....so Joe was right about Gooch after all!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 02:18:06 PM by BennyHarp »
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Half forwards included? they're not real forwards are they?

Where is Joe Brolly's name?  Eoin Bradley's name is sitting there, a fine player was Eoin but  wtf has he ever won? a McKenna Cup?  Joe can blow his kisses to the Tyrone mob on the back of his 2 shiny all stars,  modest enough in the scheme of the all time greats but in the context of Derry football, 2 all stars is legend.


What have trophies got to do with an individual's ability? Many shite forwards won all Ireland's, and many brilliant footballers won little or nothing. It's completely irrelevant.

no shite forward won an all- ireland. You have to be a good player to play for a top 4 county
And in any case, Joe's 2 All Stars  were more of a recognition of the player's talent and standing in the game  over those 2 years, not a competition trophy per se.

I suppose by this logic a player who has never been recognized as the best player in any given season by winning footballer of the year shouldn't even come into the reckoning of best forward of his generation never mind best forward ever.....so Joe was right about Gooch after all!
That's not logic Benny, that's twisted thinking on your part.
When it comes down to Joe V Eoin Bradley, Joe is the logical choice as the better candidate from the Derry fold.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 03:50:06 PM by Main Street »

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« Last Edit: April 16, 2017, 04:41:07 PM by seafoid »
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Eoin Bradley was a better footballer than Joe Brolly regardless of medals or All-stars.

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Will most likely change tomorrow.

Fitzgerald Maurice
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Connor Matt
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Blaney Greg
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There's Seán Brady going in, what dya think Seán?

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I'd have Jimmy Keaveney in there.
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I'd have Jimmy Keaveney in there.

If you bother to read the list to pick from you would find him there!

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Seanie Johnston

Nobody suggested him for the previous list.  Do you still want him back in Kildare given the recent outing against Galway?

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I'd have Jimmy Keaveney in there.

If you bother to read the list to pick from you would find him there!

Sorry sir - I'll just have to be more careful. ::)
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