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Ireland have the poorest selection of forwards Iíve ever known. Other than Shane Long, who else is there? I canít even name one.

While thatís not the only problem, itís still a big one.
It's not like we're creating chances that the forwards are missing! Unlike the North.

Those responsible for creating chances is lighter on options than the selection of decent forwards to be fair. 

GAA Discussion / Re: Pat Spillane
« on: Today at 02:29:06 PM »
Spillane names his best 30 players of 2018, naturally he's as impartial as ever.

Naturally could argue all day long about a few players but I'd imagine everyone would agree Geaney had a woeful championship and should be nowhere near the list.

Yes Geaney was better in 2017. Not putting Ian Burke in his list of 30 players is just tiresome attention seeking from Pat.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: November 19, 2018, 06:44:19 PM »
The Mayo Senior squad for 2019 begin training for the first time last week with sessions taking place in both Mayo & Dublin with players from Senior, Intermediate & Junior clubs all involved.

The latest injury news on the current squad is as follows:
Cian Hanley (knee), Ryan O'Donoghe (ankle), Fionn McDonagh (knee) & Tom Parsosn (knee) are all making great progress following their recent surgeries. We look forward to welcoming them back onto the field of play in the coming weeks and months.

Latest update from official website .
Will be some recovery if he's back in the coming months.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 19, 2018, 02:47:54 PM »
It's great to beat the All Blacks of course it is but we shouldn't be getting carried away. People talking of World Cups and the likes are losing the run of themselves.

The goal has to be a semi final as we've never done it before and anything above that is a bonus and the way it should be.

On any given day it's looking like Ireland/England/NZ/South Africa could beat eachother and you'd have to expect Wales and Australia would still fancy themselves in a one off. We will not win a Grand Slam in the upcoming 6 Nations.

There's a long way to go and we could get a load of injuries during the 6 Nations or even in the pool stages of the World Cup so we should all calm the baps.

We're in a good place let's hope we stay there.

Why not? the momentum is there to win it but not the end of the world if they don't.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 18, 2018, 10:57:26 PM »
Do New Zealand call theses challenges "spring Internationals" seeing that its late spring over there?

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: November 18, 2018, 06:32:02 PM »
Ahhhh the Duffys. ...... ::)
I suppose one consolation Anthony Cunningham will have no club complications when putting his panel together.
and probably a happy man after his club St Thomas won the county title today.

GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: November 18, 2018, 05:40:33 PM »
Hard luck Fuerty. Died with their boots on.
Persistent fouling by the Spidťals yet cards galore to Fuerty?

Barry Judge by all accounts made a number of bad calls in that game but to be expected when learning how to ref from the two Duffy's.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: November 18, 2018, 01:40:00 PM »
Legendary Kerry Broadcaster Weeshie Fogarty.

GAA Discussion / Re: New Jerseys?
« on: November 16, 2018, 03:06:35 PM »
Has the collar on a jersey gone out of fashion?

Ironically the best change they could make would be to tier the Championship. The weaker teams play these keep ball systems in order to frustrate the more talented teams. But that would be too much sense. Better to make players kick the ball and if they don't kick it we'll take the ball off them and let the other team kick it back to them until someone kicks it over the bar.

Trailer, as a proponent of Tiering can you think of any negatives that may arise from a tiered championship?

I can think of no downside.

Teams get to compete at their level.
Opportunity for more teams to realistically win something.
More competitive, better quality games.
Teams will take the field with a view to beating their opponents rather than an attitude of avoiding a tanking. Resulting in more positive play.
More regular games.
More meaningful games.
If done right, a condensed county season should also come out of an overall fixtures plan that will benefit club and county player alike.

In future all threads on this subject, and indeed committees designed to change the rules should be named 'I can think of no downside'.

The above is a great example of something I said in an earlier post. This debate is characterised by great ideas about how to solve all the ills of our sport, usually shamelessly plagiarised from another poster, media outlet, or indeed another sport altogether.

The proposal is usually accompanied by a point blank refusal to contemplate that there dearly held beliefs might have some unintended consequences that don't make the game the magnificent spectacle they had been planning on.

All sport has good and bad games, all sport has periods when there is a level playing field between a number of teams that makes for a great competition, all sport has periods when there are defensive systems in place that make for a dour spectacle, all sport has turgid games.

It appears to me though that Gaelic football has a larger proportion of followers and commentators who are continually self flagellating about the ills of the game and proposing how to fix it than does most other sports, including hurling. And it also appears that this clamour to 'do something' is getting louder and more widespread.

And it also appears that the determination to avoid any contemplation of doing harm to the Association by the constant and unremitting criticism of our games and the demands to make changes is getting more strident also.

The way to go for some is to bring in tiers to the championship, that would end the hammerings then. Make county like the club championship they say.... but at the weekend just gone we had the champions of Cork,Meath and Roscommon hammered out the gate proving that hammerings happen no matter the format or amount of changes that are made.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:30:57 PM »
Genuinely what is the difference in a team that last year conceded 28 goals in total in the league and this year has conceded 21?  Was De Gea just supersonic last year and this year isn't?  In comparison,  Liverpool and City have conceded 5 each and Chelsea 8.  Obviously we have made defensive signings.  Spurs haven't though and have only conceded 10.  Have the players regressed so badly in 12 months?  After 13 games last season United had a GD of +22 and had 29 points, this year GD is -1 and 20 points.  That's a huge swing.

Don't think it is down to De Gea, but I would like to see a stat on the number of chances conceded in these games compared to last season. I'd wager it is up, so law of averages says thats going to result in more goals.

I also think JM played a bit of silly buggers with the defence in his petulance at not getting the centre half/s that he wanted over the summer. Now he has at least gone with a settled pairing which is something at least and he is getting more out of Lindelof because of it.

I wonder how that made the centre halves that were already at the club feel, especially the ones he had signed in recent years? The whole thing with the manager is a pantomime and not a very good one.

On the additional goals conceded I think another contibutary factor is that the arse has fallen out of the midfield and the defence isn't getting the cover/protection they did this time last season. Lukaku being rubbish (yet continually played until the last few games) has also had an impact.
Low in confidence listening to that i can imagine. This season defenders are playing with fear and making loads of basic mistakes, the best centre back United have (Bailly) is no longer getting picked. Smalling and Young are squad players at best and not regular starters in a side that should be top 4 at the very least. Matic is meant to be the protection in front of the defence but is too slow and static to fulfill that role anymore and when the manager sees Fellaini as one of his most important players which includes using him in defence you know something is very wrong.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:24:43 PM »
All City have done since 2008 is spend huge money, they've a lot more expensive signings who've not worked out then United. City must have signed at least 10 players around what Fred would cost so thats a pathetic comment to make. City's best 16/17 players cost about £700m so lets not get carried away.

Pep would not be replicating what he's done at City with United. He inherited Sterling, Aguero, De Bruyne, Fernandinho & Silva. Thats 5 out of his first choice front 6 so he had a lot easier job than he'd have had at United. Then he went out and spent nearly £550m so about £200m more than Unitd have spent during that period.

Look at the state of that squad Mourinho inherited, it had one outfield player in Martial who'd be probably good enough to start in a Pep team.
His form is one of the main reasons why Mourinho wasn't already sacked and Jose made a decent effort in trying to sell him last summer. As soon as Martial has a bad half he'll be dropped to the bench.

United are as close to Cardiff City in the table now as Man City so too much of a focus is put on the latter team while losing sight to where United currently are, only four teams in the league has conceded more goals than United this season, serious questions need to be asked why have United regressed so badly this season? This is year 3 with Mourinho and progress should be seen or at least consistency from last season.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:04:29 PM »
Matic is done as a footballer at the top level he's too slow and static it was humorous watching the small fast City players run rings around him yesterday, the 3rd goal yesterday proves how much of a liability he has become. How Smalling and Young are still at the club never mind starting remains a mystery both were Ferguson signings but if he was still manager both would be long sold by now and on Lukaku, how can striker that cost 75 million, plus 15 million in add-ons have such a poor first touch? and the size of him this season compared to last season is ridiculous.


GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:06:04 PM » Handy to have a airport within a 10 minute drive from the club.

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