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General discussion / Re: Premier League 20/21
« on: Today at 05:51:54 PM »
Wasn't that long ago in this thread men were saying Lampard was for the sack. Have only conceded 2 goals in 10 games or something now?

Gave Sevilla a right hammering the other night there too. Saying that it was both B Teams.

He'll be sacked if Chelsea fail to finish in the top 4 with that squad of players. Roman will expect at least one trophy this season also.

Lampard is a stop gap as Chelsea couldn’t buy players last season. No big manager would’ve taken the job while hamstrung with no new transfers. He’ll be gone soon enough, regardless of how well he does.

I’ve no love for Chelsea but I sort of want him to be successful just for that reason. Then again, Di Matteo won the CL and FA cup and was turfed out a few weeks into the new season.

Not sure about that. The Chelsea that Lampard took over had finished 3rd in the Premier league and won the Europa league the season before he arrived. No transfers however had the additions of Pulisic, Abraham, Mount.

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Celebrations by a mile.  Heroes are ok.  Quality Street are crap apart from the toffee coin and stick.  There isn't one thing in Roses that would appeal to me.

Love the strawberry filled roses.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: Today at 04:04:43 PM »

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 20/21
« on: Today at 03:36:10 PM »
Wasn't that long ago in this thread men were saying Lampard was for the sack. Have only conceded 2 goals in 10 games or something now?

Gave Sevilla a right hammering the other night there too. Saying that it was both B Teams.

He'll be sacked if Chelsea fail to finish in the top 4 with that squad of players. Roman will expect at least one trophy this season also.

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 20/21
« on: November 30, 2020, 07:31:01 PM »
Big result for Scott Parkers Fulham tonight.

FA Cup 3rd round draw.

1 Huddersfield Town v Plymouth Argyle
2 Southampton v Shrewsbury Town
3 Chorley v Derby County
4 Marine v Tottenham Hotspur
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
6 Stockport County v West Ham United
7 Oldham Athletic v AFC Bournemouth
8 Manchester United v Watford
9 Stevenage v Swansea City
10 Everton v Rotherham United
11 Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City
12 Arsenal v Newcastle United
13 Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers
14 Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United
15 Canvey Island or Boreham Wood v Millwall
16 Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers
17 Stoke City v Leicester City
18 Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End
19 Crawley Town v Leeds United
20 Burnley v Milton Keynes Dons
21 Bristol City v Portsmouth
22 Queens Park Rangers v Fulham
23 Aston Villa v Liverpool
24 Brentford v Middlesbrough
25 Manchester City v Birmingham City
26 Luton Town v Reading
27 Chelsea v Morecambe
28 Exeter City v Sheffield Wednesday
29 Norwich City v Coventry City
30 Blackpool v West Bromwich Albion
31 Newport County v Brighton & Hove Albion
32 Cheltenham Town v Mansfield Town

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General discussion / Re: Dundalk FC
« on: November 29, 2020, 08:45:47 PM »
Just 10-0 ahead in this cup semi final.

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"Facts" provided by Del Matthew Bigtree enough said  ;D

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As good a spot as any to post this

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/1127/1180822-gaa-calendar-2021/

A  u-turn  on 2021 season?

From the examiner

GAA weigh up staging club before inter-county season in 2021

Central Council discusses 'flipping' the seasons in 2021, with club played first

THE GAA wonít make a decision on the 2021 calendar until next month as they weigh up the possibility of commencing the club season before county.

It had been expected the county period would commence in late February with the Allianz Leagues based on split football divisions and the hurling competition remaining the same but for reduced knockout stages.

The Championship, based on the qualifier system, would then start in late April before finishing in July before the county club championships take place in late summer and earlier autumn.

However, GAA leaders may now recommend the exclusive club window precede county as there are doubts about meaningful crowds returning to games in the first half of 2021.

With the organisation making a variety of cuts and requiring a Government grant to stage the Championships, the issue of gate receipts is a considerable factor for the GAA. Delaying the inter-county season until such time as supporters can go to games in sizeable numbers may be required.

The Club Players Association have already backed the proposal to organise the county period before the club, although a number of prominent GAA figures such as Tipperary senior hurling manager Liam Sheedy have supported club going first.

Central Council today heard the latest on discussions between the GAA and GPA. It is expected that the fundraising dinners held by the official inter-county players' body in the US will now be a joint effort between the organisations with a portion of the money raised to be given to local GAA bodies.

Although there were some claims from counties that the changes to the under-age grades require a further vote, Croke Park officials that the uneven grades - U13, U15, U17 - are the primary levels now.


The GAA hopes to receive more information about when they can stage the outstanding U20 football final, the U20 hurling championship and both minor championships from the Government earlier next week.

It makes a lot more sense to have the club championships played off before the inter-county championships than they other way around

That way the club championships i) become genuinely relevant as regards getting an inter-county squad place ii) they get played in better weather and longer evenings and iii) the influence of county managers and training camps could be cut back on - the club championships double as pre-season training for inter-county players

Play club championships from the end of March to July - with the All-Ireland club finals in early July

Inter-county championships begin in mid-July and go through to the end of October or early November

Going by above link the county club championships could be played February to April which is unlikely to be played in better weather and longer evenings. Will the provincial and All Ireland club series get the go ahead in 2021?


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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: November 28, 2020, 08:38:19 PM »
Tommy Moolick of Kildare .
Young enough I think probably doesn't see any point being from a Leinster County.
Injury related i presume played a part in that decision.

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The majority of posts on this thread have nothing to do with the game. Why single out this one

This thread is now 11 pages long.

If you keep taking to yourself this thread should get to 100 pages in no time.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: November 27, 2020, 02:52:22 PM »
Apparently the Belgium photo is cropped to look like the whole Belgium team was marking him. I’d say you could crop an image from any match to look like that.

I don't believe it was. I watched that match live, all Belgium players eyes was on Maradona yet they still couldn't stop his influence on the game. At his peak he was unmarkable.

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it will be very dissapointing if they keep the super 8s why do they need basically a league stage at that stage of competition and it also gives the bigger teams even more room for complacency

Did you read the above article? It says no Super 8s for 2021. The league is the best format the GAA have and should not be chopping and changing something that isn't broke.

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As good a spot as any to post this

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/1127/1180822-gaa-calendar-2021/

Regional league to have relegation and the distance to travel seems to be forgotten about in relegation play offs seems a bit daft. Would make more sense just to play the normal 7 game league without finals

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: November 27, 2020, 01:05:39 AM »
Frank Mc Guigan anyone?

He's still alive!

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: November 26, 2020, 08:17:15 PM »
Tony McEntee confirmed as the new Sligo manager.
Div 4 the place to be it seems
Fermanaghs objective for 2021?

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