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« Reply #8235 on: Today at 03:21:03 PM »
Jesus I was listening to the off the ball podcast from Monday morning there and it's no wonder the "neutral" hates us when you hear the shite Ger Gilroy comes out with. He'd put Rte to shame with his witty Tyrone bashing. What an utter **** of a man.

but the neutral hates Trone too. no advantage. play on......

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« Reply #8236 on: Today at 03:36:33 PM »
I think we have to find a way of bringing our three main men into the game. Harte and Sludden (M Donnelly to a lesser extent) were on the periphery for too long in the Omagh match. I wonder will Mickey try something a bit left field and have Harte and Sludden hold their positions much further up the field than they usually would.

Dublin have the power and athleticism to go with and surpass our hard running game, so make them do something different. Implement a higher press and push our danger men further up the field. If they get the ball they'll get into dangerous positions quicker than receiving the ball on our own 45m line. We seen the double sweeper effectively abandoned from the get go v Monaghan. Obviously, Dublin are more dangerous in attack but we seen that they are vulnerable when they are pressed higher up. It's a risky approach though as they could blow us away with a goal and a rash of points in the first quarter and we're screwed.

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« Reply #8237 on: Today at 03:43:07 PM »
I think we have to do what Lee Keegan did to Ciaran Kilkenny and tag him everywhere he goes. He is THE big influence on the Dublin team. They are always looking for him as an outlet, he holds possession (sometimes recycling for up to 7 or 8 seconds) and this enables them to get players beyond the ball in attack in numbers. This is crucial to their attacking strategy, getting numbers up to overwhelm you. I am also convinced that this Dublin team does not have the flair up front of previous teams and are very methodical. Mannion, O’Callaghan, Andrews, Scully are not at the level of Connolly, Flynn and Brogans. I think we can get at them if we stop Kilkenny. What do they do if they can’t get him on the ball? This stat from last year really spoke volumes about how Mayo were able to push Dublin ..."He had 66 possessions in the semi-final against Tyrone, he was restricted to eight today by Lee Keegan." If we can restrict the supply to him we really disrupt their gameplan and I just think they may not have the class of previous years to adapt as easily.

I think this a strategy Tyrone will have to deploy to win the game. We can not leave Kilkenny unmarked the way we did in the semi final last year and again this year in Omagh.  Everything Dublin do goes through him.  He makes them tick.  Have we a player though of Lee Keegans ability to be able to stick with him and mark him the way Keegan did?  I am not sure we do.

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« Reply #8238 on: Today at 03:43:54 PM »
I noticed in the firs half on Sunday Harte was at full forward on his own for a while. Then again McKiernan was the furthest man up for a short while too.

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« Reply #8239 on: Today at 03:44:45 PM »
I think we have to do what Lee Keegan did to Ciaran Kilkenny and tag him everywhere he goes. He is THE big influence on the Dublin team. They are always looking for him as an outlet, he holds possession (sometimes recycling for up to 7 or 8 seconds) and this enables them to get players beyond the ball in attack in numbers. This is crucial to their attacking strategy, getting numbers up to overwhelm you. I am also convinced that this Dublin team does not have the flair up front of previous teams and are very methodical. Mannion, O’Callaghan, Andrews, Scully are not at the level of Connolly, Flynn and Brogans. I think we can get at them if we stop Kilkenny. What do they do if they can’t get him on the ball? This stat from last year really spoke volumes about how Mayo were able to push Dublin ..."He had 66 possessions in the semi-final against Tyrone, he was restricted to eight today by Lee Keegan." If we can restrict the supply to him we really disrupt their gameplan and I just think they may not have the class of previous years to adapt as easily.

I think this a strategy Tyrone will have to deploy to win the game. We can not leave Kilkenny unmarked the way we did in the semi final last year and again this year in Omagh.  Everything Dublin do goes through him.  He makes them tick.  Have we a player though of Lee Keegans ability to be able to stick with him and mark him the way Keegan did?  I am not sure we do.

Have to imagine Hamspey will have the job on him given he's been our main man marker this past while.
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« Reply #8240 on: Today at 03:47:44 PM »
Is meyler a no go for the final? McGeary could be the man to track Kilkenny and leave Hampsey to fight fires elsewhere? One way or the other he’ll definitely need man marked.

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« Reply #8241 on: Today at 04:46:45 PM »
I think we have to do what Lee Keegan did to Ciaran Kilkenny and tag him everywhere he goes. He is THE big influence on the Dublin team. They are always looking for him as an outlet, he holds possession (sometimes recycling for up to 7 or 8 seconds) and this enables them to get players beyond the ball in attack in numbers. This is crucial to their attacking strategy, getting numbers up to overwhelm you. I am also convinced that this Dublin team does not have the flair up front of previous teams and are very methodical. Mannion, O’Callaghan, Andrews, Scully are not at the level of Connolly, Flynn and Brogans. I think we can get at them if we stop Kilkenny. What do they do if they can’t get him on the ball? This stat from last year really spoke volumes about how Mayo were able to push Dublin ..."He had 66 possessions in the semi-final against Tyrone, he was restricted to eight today by Lee Keegan." If we can restrict the supply to him we really disrupt their gameplan and I just think they may not have the class of previous years to adapt as easily.

I think this a strategy Tyrone will have to deploy to win the game. We can not leave Kilkenny unmarked the way we did in the semi final last year and again this year in Omagh.  Everything Dublin do goes through him.  He makes them tick.  Have we a player though of Lee Keegans ability to be able to stick with him and mark him the way Keegan did?  I am not sure we do.

We probably don’t but if we can improve that stat of 66 times on the ball to 20 or 25 then I’d imagine we’d be in a better position than last year. Hampsey or McGeary would be my men for the job. Possibly taking turns.
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« Reply #8242 on: Today at 06:17:09 PM »
Is meyler a no go for the final? McGeary could be the man to track Kilkenny and leave Hampsey to fight fires elsewhere? One way or the other he’ll definitely need man marked.

McGerary is a wee bit of a liability in defence, he has great energy but he is prone to fouling and making sloppy mistakes.
That said he could do a number on Kilkenny for a period but Hampsey is the best man for the bulk of the job