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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: May 22, 2018, 02:05:47 PM »
There is surely a mid-point between blind loyalty to Harte vs the pitchfork and torches brigade.

Like Arsene Wenger Harte has traded on an introduction of innovative tactics in his early days and a period of excellent results (combined with an existing squad of exceptional players).

Results have tailed off since then and an increasing degree of discontent has set in. The addition of a few bits of silverware (of varying worth)  has stemmed the tide a little, however any supporters I know have been pretty downbeat about Tyrone's chances of actually winning an AI since 2010 onwards.

A repeated failure to beat the big teams when it counts (and often when it doesn't) has not helped and the thrashing last year was catastrophic.

Now whether that's down to overall player quality, players on the day not performing, luck or the system..that's up for debate.

In any other walk of life however, Harte would be set targets. Achieve A in year 1, B in year 2, C in year 3 etc.

Unfortunately he doesn't seem to be held to account and yet that's how he should be judged - improvement year on year.

Ulster is a nice to have but it is increasingly irrelevent unless you have no ambitions beyond it.

For Tyrone progression should be QF, then SF, then Final, then AI Win. If he doesn't achieve progress each year (or havea solid reaosn for not doing so) then time for someone else to get involved

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:45:26 AM »
Anyone been to Sicily before? Seems handy enough to get to from Dublin

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Hard to tell who’s worse in this game. Awful awful stuff on show.

Not having that. Fermanagh are playing very efficiently.

Armagh absolutely horrendous.

Efficient in defence maybe. Very wasteful going forward.

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Hard to tell who’s worse in this game. Awful awful stuff on show.

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Armagh averaging a score every 10 minutes against Fermanagh.

It’s an absolutely shocking indictment of whatever it is they do in training.

If those lads had played club football only the past 3 months and were literally gathered up this morning, they would perform better than this.

That’s the problem.....they’re not getting club football.

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Armagh tackling is so indisciplined. Costing them big time. Too many cheap frees when Fermanagh are under pressure.

Fermanagh could well throw it away right enough. Not sure they have the composure to see it out.

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Armagh are still a bit fragile. Fermanagh could pull it off.
The general level in Ulster has come back a bit if Tyrone are deemed the best. It could be interesting this year. There is no outstanding team really.
It would be amazing if Fermanagh could win the Anglo Celt.

Tyrone were head and shoulders above everyone else in Ulster last year. Monaghan took down Dublin. There’s 2 teams way ahead of the pack.

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As Han Solo once said.......

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: May 01, 2018, 06:58:32 AM »
What is the story with Strabane this year? Look to be on a terrible run.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: April 09, 2018, 01:25:01 PM »
Will the intake at Lower and Upper sixth really change that much though?

Hard to tell really.

Of the 3 schools that amalgamated:

- 1 was all girl (so wouldn't factor into the MacRory team anyway)
- 1 (St Pauls) had no pupils at MacRory age - they all had to transfer after GCSE
- 1 was St Michaels, which would have had all the MacRory age pupils - including some transfers from St Pauls

So it wasn't like the St Ronans amalgamation suddenly meant that had a massive increase in MacRory age players to pick from.

Now with SR being all ability - you might well retain pupils who would have previously left St Pauls after GCSE and not gone to St Michaels, however you will also always have fellas who leave after GCSE anyway and mix in parents who want thier children to have a grammar education and will send them to Newry etc instead (which is already happening).

So, possibly a small increase in MacRory eligible players, but not as big as people might think.....

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Monaghan, Sun 20th May, Healy Park
« on: April 04, 2018, 06:54:36 PM »
Might as well get this started.....the 2 favourites play each other in the QF....will Monaghan build on their league success or will Tyrone bring a much better game to this one....

Bar the odd outlier Tyrone have usually had Monaghan’s number in the championship this past 10-15 years. Any reason it will be different this time around?

Sickening arrogance.

Out of curiosity....how is that arrogant?

Monaghan have beaten Tyrone once in the Championship over the last 15 years and Tyrone have won the last 2 Ulster Titles....

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GAA Discussion / Tyrone v Monaghan, Sun 20th May, Healy Park
« on: April 04, 2018, 06:45:17 AM »
Might as well get this started.....the 2 favourites play each other in the QF....will Monaghan build on their league success or will Tyrone bring a much better game to this one....

Bar the odd outlier Tyrone have usually had Monaghan’s number in the championship this past 10-15 years. Any reason it will be different this time around?

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:21:11 AM »
Seems like Mattie Donnelly was allowed the freedom of the pitch today, class player like that needs more attention ffs. Parsons seemed to be his man but looked like he struggled (from the highlights)

Andy should get 12 weeks but will probably get off as the ref dealt with it. Cavanagh's black shouldn't have been anything. Boyle's first was probably a red. Tyrone player's red was a very dirty challenge

Probably a red? Seriously? Every bit as bad if not worse than the McNulty / Keegan one

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 18, 2018, 11:43:55 PM »
Unbelievable that Boyle escaped a red card. If McNulty was sent off for the Keegan challenge then there was no justification for Boyle only getting a yellow.

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: March 05, 2018, 03:43:42 PM »
Just finished watching LadyBird. There's an hour and a half of my life I'll never get back. Load of shite.

Looks shit. Tempted to watch the shape of water but could also be a waste of time.

Have to agree that LadyBird was awful. An hour and a half of meandering, unfunny dross. Typical Hollywood up it's own hole movie.

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