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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: September 18, 2019, 02:58:17 PM »
I see RTE had a big increase in their viewer figures for the All Ireland final replay, i'd wonder how much of that increase was to do with no Joe Brolly on the viewing public screens?

GAA Discussion / Re: Who is the most bitter after Dubs do 5 in a row
« on: September 18, 2019, 02:47:28 PM »
This decade has actually been a golden age for football, especially the  last 5 years.

Golden age for football was surely the 90's when we had 8 different winners. Seems absolutely inconceivable now and we'll surely never see that again.

Would agree with that and i probably won't see such a competitive decade again in my lifetime. For now it's hoping Dublin fall back into pack to make the All Ireland series more competitive but i don't see that happening any time soon.

GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: September 18, 2019, 02:33:33 PM »
If there is two tiers what is to motivate the lesser counties in the top tier?

Take Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone and possibly Donegal out of it and the Dubs will hockey every other team by double figures who are also in the top tier (they will beat those 4 mentioned teams by 5-9 points usually on any given day)

Kildare, Cavan, Roscommon, Galway etc are around 7th-10th ranked last few years. Each have been stuffed by Dublin, Kerry, Tyrone etc last few years.

Whats to motivate those players to participate in the HIGHEST tier? Never mind the lower tiers. The tankings will still take place in Tier 1.

What it there to motivate them now? We have 1 tier and tankings occur regularly even in the so caller Super 8's.

Think about this,
 every county will still have at least one chance to win an all-ireland final (at the highest level).

Every county will still have a chance to win a provisional championship

The only difference is instead of being knocked out in one (or maybe two) rounds of the qualifiers the weaker counties now have a realistic shot at winning an All Ireland (tier 2).

It makes sense to me, as I've said before however I think the winners should be allowed back into the tier 1 competition but that might not be possible due to scheduling issues. 

Looking at the poll results it seems the majority are in favour of the proposal.  Change comes slow in the GAA but give Horan credit, he sees the big picture.

I think this is a good proposal, it's gives team more realistic chance of silverware

You realize that the GAA president is a figurehead 3 year position? In Horan's case he's been a great mouthpiece for a second tier which those in HQ with power have been pushing hard to get in place as soon as possible and regardless what the players and managers of the "lesser" teams think.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 17, 2019, 02:51:43 PM »
DeGea signed up for another 4 years. Great news.

Only because nobody else wants him.

Stuck with him for another 4 years. God help us.

What utter BS

Top keeper in the EPL for the last 5/6 seasons. Player of the year numerous times.

Glad to see him signed up.

Itís not BS.

He nearly signed for Real 3/4 years ago. Then after a shite WC in 2018, nobody was sniffing after him. Real got Courtois instead. De Gea was pissing about over signing a deal, but nobody else was interested. De Gea clearly doesnít want to be at United by his behaviour this last few years.

He's been poor enough now, his options seemed to be Juve or PSG....nowhere else really for him to go at the type of cash he ended up getting.

Two clubs with the opportunity of winning league titles and champions league contenders and PSG would likely offer him the same wages, in other words if he wanted to leave he would have done so by now.

His form was poor last season and that dip in form was one of the prime reasons why United missed on a top 4, theory has it his on going contracts dealings played a big part in his dip in form I suppose we'll find out if that is true now.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All Stars 2019
« on: September 16, 2019, 06:06:26 PM »
I hope Cluxton gets it.

Just give him player of the decade.

Hard to believe that this will only be his 3rd All star this decade and his first since 2013.

GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: September 16, 2019, 05:08:45 PM »
Kildare, Cavan, Roscommon, Galway etc are around 7th-10th ranked last few years. Each have been stuffed by Dublin, Kerry, Tyrone etc last few years.

Whats to motivate those players to participate in the HIGHEST tier? Never mind the lower tiers. The tankings will still take place in Tier 1.

To be more competitive against the top teams the next time they play them has to be a motivation and to not allow themselves fall back to the level they were at.  Cavan,Roscommon,Kildare who all had their spells in Div 3 and Galway who was a middle of the road Div 2 team getting knocked out of Connacht by Sligo and the All Ireland series by Antrim. And yes i agree tanking will always happen regardless of the format or tiers you have just look at hurling this summer to see that.

GAA Discussion / Re: Who is the most bitter after Dubs do 5 in a row
« on: September 16, 2019, 03:31:00 PM »
I applaud Dublin for making the most of it.

Almost totally different starting 15 from the first of the five shows they are a superb group of players.

Interesting to note in the papers yesterday there was little to nothing about the huge financial gap between the Dubs and the rest of the counties. All rightly applauding the Dubs but missing the elephant in the room.

If the counties dont kick up a stink and the tabloid and TV journalists/pundits are ignoring it the game is totally fecked as we know it.

PS - Anthony Moyles making an arse of himself on Twitter saying the finances have been levelled out  :o

Which is why Dublin should be classed as the greatest panel of all time than team. The Kerry team that almost won 5 in a row was more or less one same starting team in those five years and when you include subs brought on i think they only used 21 players a feat that won't ever be repeated as its more of squad game nowadays.

GAA Discussion / Re: Who is the most bitter after Dubs do 5 in a row
« on: September 16, 2019, 03:23:03 PM »

 still think the situation can be fixed.
Of course it can.

Thereís definitely All Irelandís in the Kerry team.

And it just needs Galway, Meath, Kildare and Cork to get their houses in order. No reason why they canít have panels of 30 as good as Kerry.

Thatís funny, I could take you seriously if Kerry hadnít lost the All Ireland by the joint biggest margin since 2007 ( same as Tyrone last year ) .

Kerry 10 wides and missed a sitter of a goal chance, which would have levelled the scores. They did draw also previously! But even ignoring that, this was a far more competitive game than the Tyrone final.

The bare stats would say different.

Dublin in last years final scored 2-17 (23)
Dublin in the replay last Saturday scored 1-18 (21)

Tyrone last year scored 1-14 compared to Kerry's 0-15 on Saturday. Tyrone hit as many wides if not more than Kerry did last Saturday. We got a better 1st half on Saturday but in both finals Dublin won pulling up.

You came out with the view after the draw with 14 man Dublin that Kerry knew how to beat Dublin, i think the replay proved otherwise.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All Stars 2019
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:03:22 AM »

Don't  be surprised if McShane does not make the cut, after all, he was on a team which won no silverware and he also buckled, missing some handy frees when that semi final was in the melting pot.
I'll be surprised if he doesn't win one. All Stars are meant to be individual awards and McShane has been one of the top six forwards this year.

He scored 0-7 in the AI semi final which was a more than decent return.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:15:20 AM »
Soft penalty? Only seen it once quickly

Clear penalty. A silly foul.

GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:33:54 AM »
Well done to Dublin 5 in a row in the bag something Kerry couldn't do but can't really compare the two as different eras and Kerry 1978 to 1981 only used about 20 of the same players in all of those finals.

It was clear from the drawn game that Dublin had the most room for improvement and that's how it came to play as they scored 0-2 more and conceded 1-1 less. Kerry weren't near as good in defence this evening as they were in the first game. It was awful defending for the goal and they were only lucky they didn't concede another 2 or 3 goals. Mannion,O'Callaghan,Kilkenny excelled in the extra space given to them.

Kerry also didn't get the same influence from Moran in midfield or from their bench.  Clifford,S O'Shea and Geaney scored 0-14 of Kerry 0-15 compared to 8 different scorers for Dublin.  I foresee Dublin winning at least the next two All Ireland's after that who knows but i would expect this group of Kerry players to be first in line and waiting for a true opportunity to win back Sam.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:03:11 AM »
That was a much needed win for United and the most impressive thing was keeping a clean sheet and restricting a decent side like Leicester to few clear cut chances.

Maguire,Wan Bissaka and Lindelof apart from that one error 1st half that almost led to a goal defended well. McTominay is improving with the more games he plays was probably United's best player today. Could have scored 3 set piece goals this afternoon but apart from the James,Mata chances it was struggle to create much from open play.  Fred looked lively when he came on, surely a better option than Matic  for the games ahead?

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 13, 2019, 04:03:12 PM »
The international break hasn't been a help to United as they have load of injuries for tomorrows game with Martial,Pogba,Shaw out for certain and Wan Bissaka,Lingard doubtful.  Will Ole go with the likes of Young,Mata,Matic or opt for youth? i think if the former all start i would expect Leicester to grab at least a draw. They have a midfield trio in Ndidi,Tielemans,Maddison that would cause the top two in City,Liverpool problems never mind a slow Mata and Matic and their striker in good form Vardy needs no introduction.

GAA Discussion / Re: Underdogs- Tasty
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:49:44 PM »
I'll only be tuning in for the game, what date is it due on? i suppose Mayo will line out with their junior team along with few senior subs?

GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:48:08 PM »
Connolly starting and McCarthy to midfield would be music to Kerry ears I think
(not that I think Connolly will start, barring unknown injuries)
connollys first start in a real game in 2 years and has looked way off pace in his cameos against Mayo and especially last day , McCarthy has struggled against Mayo and looked very bad last day and moving him to midfield to cover more ground is not going to help him .
Dublin have gone from looking like they have 25 great players to now looking like they are panicking a bit about bench , still think they win with mannion and o Callaghan to be driving force .

I see the Indo are reporting that Bernard Brogan will be on the bench tomorrow, his brother and father were outspoken about him not making the 26 for the last day i'd wonder did that play a part in his recall to the match day panel?

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