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GAA Discussion / Re: Jimmy McGuinness
« on: July 18, 2019, 11:23:31 AM »
Think thatís the path he has taken as far as Iím aware yea, but I think he went from Celtic performance coach to Charlotte manager in a short space of time, considering his lack of involvement in soccer prior to that (as far as Iím aware).
 
You can understand how the likes of ex proís like Gerrard and Lampard land their first jobs in management relatively fast, as they have been involved in the game at all levels for 20+ years, but boggles the mind on how Jim got a managers job in the first place. 

Worth a punt on him I suppose. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jimmy McGuinness
« on: July 18, 2019, 10:14:36 AM »
Agreed, never really understood how he landed a manager role in soccer given his lack of experience in the soccer world. 

The only transferable skills he would have had would have been as a mental performance coach or fitness coach, which Iím sure he is good at, being a manager in professional sport different ball game I would think. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Armagh- Round 3 Qualifier
« on: July 04, 2019, 11:34:06 AM »
Fair enough article and raises some good points.  His tenure will eventually come to an end but the county board would be idiots to not have him involved in some operational capacity. 

The line ďHe also laboured with players who were loyal to him, putting them on before those who were better than they were.Ē reeks of the author feeling a clubmate should be on in front of other players in my eyes. 

Hand on heart, Armagh havenít had a top panel in years, I would say this year was the first time in a long time they had options off the bench where that statement could be vindicated.  O OíNeil this year would be a good example of that.  Apart from this year, if players were on the bench with the panels they had then there would be very little complaints I would say.
 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Armagh- Round 3 Qualifier
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:43:14 AM »
Anyone going to post what was said?

Agreed poor form from the paper publishing it without giving a name, sensationalises discontent within the county in my view.

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The main takeaway from this article is that players are being managed better and are being presented with realistic expectations. 

In the case of OíNeil, a natural talent no doubt, but for all we know if he had been involved in the older system of development teams/minor teams, he may have got invited onto the Senior team and not been ready for what was to come, resulting in him dropping off.   

I suppose the minor AI winning team would be proof of that, where only Murnin was a starter against Monaghan.  This current setup should have plenty more of them boys involved.  They had the potential to win a minor AI, and a lot of them players have come and gone from the senior team.   
   
From the outset, there seems to be a lot more long term thinking/structure involved around underage development, as opposed to a management team of say an u16 Armagh team, training them and making them play as they personally deem right. 

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 21, 2019, 02:56:30 PM »
You wonder how a judge rationalises that outcome and doesnít let common sense prevail

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: June 17, 2019, 09:51:16 AM »
Iím sure there will be figures that United will put out to justify an asking price of 100m+. 

Good to see the back of Pogba, plenty of talent, but has a shitty attitude in my opinion.  With Madrid forking out 300m+ already who else would be in for him?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Cavan v Donegal Ulster Final
« on: June 12, 2019, 04:27:48 PM »
Having watched both the semi finals over the weekend I would take Donegal to clinch this one, they controlled the game throughout although Murphy won't get it as handy in and around the middle this time. 

Cavan fully deserved winners against Armagh, but Armagh were turning the screw on them at certain points throughout the match and if Donegal have the same opportunities they will do more harm than Armagh in my opinion. 

It should be a good show piece for what has been a great Ulster championship so far. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Cavan (Sun - 02-06-19) Clones
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:27:11 AM »
Observations on the game:
Again Armagh cannot seem to dominate a team and put a game to bed.

The ref was inconsistent with his decision making throughout for both teams.  Both teams can feel hard done by for some but not all decisions.  The game might be getting to fast for 1 man in the middle to handle. 

Grimley trying to kick the ball, I think he made a genuine attempt at that, and leaving a stray foot out he is lucky nothing worse happened him. 
Its refreshing to see two young hungry players stepping up to the plate and taking the burden of responsibility for the team in Burns and OíNeil.  Both again stood out and look well beyond their years. 

Mackay is a class act and a great player to watch, always seems to make the correct decision and hungry to get on the ball, he turned the game in my opinion.
 
Now that both teams know what each other is about, not sure how next week is going to fair out.  I doubt Burns will have the impact in the middle he did yesterday, and I doubt Reily is going to be as quiet next time out either. 

As mentioned on the tv, Ulster has delivered some cracking games so far.   

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Cavan (Sun - 02-06-19) Clones
« on: June 01, 2019, 11:25:17 AM »
I heard Murnin is still injured and his appearance the last day was a last roll of the dice for McGeeney, which makes sense saying he came on in extra time and not normal time.  I would be surprised if him and Cambell was not a straight swap.  Surprised Shields isnít starting either, but again a great option from the bench when tired legs are kicking in, he can drive the team on. 

Hopefully Grimley is down to start also, as free kicking is vital for Armagh if they have any hopes of winning. 

Very tight to call, havenít seen a lot of Cavan bar the Monaghan highlights.  If they are up for it as they were that day, Armagh could be in trouble. 

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: May 27, 2019, 04:37:09 PM »
I lolíd at the part ďShe alleges the hotel was negligent because the swing was "unsupervised" and there were no signs to instruct patrons how to use it safely.Ē

If she doesnít know who to use a swing, its her parents she should be suing. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Cavan (Sun - 02-06-19) Clones
« on: May 27, 2019, 10:37:04 AM »
Hoping Armagh learnt from the Down game and if they get the chance to take control of the game they take it.  Be interesting to see who lines out where, as a few players put their hands up to be noticed, and a few seemed to have buckled. 

Would have this as a 50/50 to be honest. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh (Park Esler 16:00) 19/05/2019
« on: May 20, 2019, 01:13:42 PM »
Watched the deferred coverage without knowing the score.  Armagh need to learn how to put the foot on the throat and press down when presented with the chance. 

All credit to Down, Mooney is undoubtably their key man and players could have dropped their heads but dug deep to grind out the draw in normal time, and indeed lead in extra time.  Although they were beaten, Down will take away a lot more from this game than Armagh in my eyes. 

Regarding the goalkeeping situation, the second choice goalkeeper got injured a few days prior to the match, hence why OíNeil was down as the number 16, nothing more in that.  Heard the rumour that a player was approached to do nets also who would usually play FF.  Apparently he had goalkeeping experience from underage, and its not uncommon for outfield players to jump into nets, after all does Hughes not play outfield for his club??

Regarding the team selection, I can only assume players have been in the first 15 based on form and not merit, hence the omission of Campbell, Morgan and co.  I thought Grugan was poor enough yesterday and throughout the year tbh.  He may be more useful as an impact sub, but his staring place has to be questioned and the team needs to be cutthroat. 

Armagh now have two weeks to right the wrongs of yesterday and prepare for Cavan.  The team has the most potential it has had in 15 years, it would be a shame if it was not fulfilled. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Championship 2019
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:38:18 AM »
I believe Grimley played 2 matches for Madden, so there's another one quoted that is wrong. 

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General discussion / Re: Gift Cards
« on: April 29, 2019, 04:38:33 PM »
Id say you would be safer leaving a review on google or trustpilot rather than a thread on the gaa board   

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