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GAA Discussion / Re: Next Decade of GAA Predictions
« on: January 18, 2020, 08:28:53 PM »
Hard to predict anything beyond Dublin likely remaining the favourites for the All-Ireland. Kerry and possibly Donegal seem best placed to challenge them, Tyrone if they can play as well as they did in the 1st half of the semi-final, and Mayo I'm really not sure about. Certainly wouldn't put it past them to cause some damage.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: January 18, 2020, 08:09:19 PM »
What are all of these slanderous rumours supposedly doing the rounds about Jim Gavin?

I wouldn't say there is much to them.

If there is, it might be another reddener for screenexile though.

I'd say you're right. Fairly tenuous it seems.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: January 17, 2020, 11:30:48 PM »
What are all of these slanderous rumours supposedly doing the rounds about Jim Gavin?

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: January 16, 2020, 02:57:37 PM »
Bonner must have really got inside Tyrone heads, Ronan McNamee has now made a statement as well as Harte. What's going on? Do Tyrone think this has devalued their treasured McKenna Cup titles?

Bonner embarrassed himself and his county. He has made himself look like a big baby.

So that's a yes?

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: January 16, 2020, 02:50:10 PM »
Bonner must have really got inside Tyrone heads, Ronan McNamee has now made a statement as well as Harte. What's going on? Do Tyrone think this has devalued their treasured McKenna Cup titles?

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 14, 2020, 11:58:32 AM »
Kerry were out of sight after about 15 mins against Mayo, Dublin had their game won in the 37th minute once O’Callaghan scored the goal. Roscommon put Mayo out of Connacht.

In 2018 Galway beat them in Connacht and then Kildare put them out in the qualifiers.

What exactly are people basing Mayo not regressing on? Beating an underperforming Donegal in poor weather at home?

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 13, 2020, 12:43:57 PM »
Convinced they didn’t want to actually win that , last train now too cause of that shite

Mayo teams have beaten Galway twice in the last 21 attempts, ye haven't made a final of a Connacht competition for 6 years, and yet Mayo didn't want to win. You're consistent at least, have to give ya that

You cannot take anything from today. Mayo are on the slide, only to be expected. Galway are not going forward or backward. They reached a standard a couple of years ago and flat-lined at that.

Both are a long (long) distance from the Dublin Machine,  So I would not get to excited by local rivalries!

why would you think Mayo are on the Slide?
league champions and All Ireland semifinalists (only losing to the 'Greatest team of all time EVER' from last year and another Excellent bunch of lads look like they're coming through this year another 40 or so playing sigurson Cup and half the starters  on holidays taking a break etc?

I Just don't get the logic

It's probably more to do with the fact that they lost three times in total in last year's championship, two of those losses being heavy defeats.

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: January 11, 2020, 01:41:55 PM »
Donegal and especially Bonner are expert whingers.

I love irony ;D

Self-awareness appears to be extremely scarce in parts of central Ulster.

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: January 10, 2020, 03:11:28 PM »
I for one think Declan Bonner should issue a statement to address the concerns of Tyrone supporters.

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: January 10, 2020, 12:29:55 PM »
The exact same as most counties but Donegal seem to be the only one unwilling to fulfill a fixture. He's made a big scene of throwing his toys out of the pram, if it's not the World Cup then why has he shown such overt displays of petulance?

It looks on the face of it to be amateurish from Bonner not to have a squad for this and embarrassing that he has thrown his toys out of the pram when he should have been planning for it.

The problem seems to be that Declan Bonner picked a squad for the McKenna Cup which would struggle to field a team, why didn't he give players a run out who could play games? Donegal could field a team if they wanted but Bonner has thrown his toys out of the pram.

Instead he has gone and thrown his toys out of the pram. It's embarrassing.

It's utterly embarrassing for a county of Donegal's size not to be able to field a team.

It's Declan Bonner throwing his toys out of the pram and not for the first time.

These circumstances are not unique to Donegal yet they are the only county who have thrown their toys out of the pram and not fulfilled a fixture.

Bonner must be running an extremely amateur setup if he hadn't assembled a squad that could compete in the McKenna Cup, no wonder a good few regulars have walked again in the past few years.

Monaghan and Down will have similar numbers, the difference seems to be that Declan Bonner made a huge **** up of his McKenna Cup squad. It's a bad sign that you can't muster 20 lads to tog out for the weekend.

Donegal have thrown their toys out of the pram.

Is everything alright pet? Anything you want to tell us?

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: January 10, 2020, 11:30:14 AM »
Tyrone supporters understandably upset that their most important competition isn't being shown the respect it deserves.

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: January 05, 2020, 04:09:20 PM »
Did Donegal win with 13 men?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin
« on: December 03, 2019, 02:30:46 PM »
A remarkable achievement winning 5 in a row and 6 AI's in a decade. Huge pressure given their financial and home advantage. There is a huge expectation to succeed with such advantages. Managers like Mancini, Mourinho, Guardiola have shown that it takes a good managers to deal with such pressures and get you team over the line. It's not as easy as it looks. Others would have failed. Would have been Manager of 7 in a row except for complacency against Donegal in 2014. I suppose that was the last time he was caught off guard and it ensured the drive for 5 in a row.

The loss to Donegal in 2014 was more hubris than complacency. Gavin's only real error in his tenure with the Dublin seniors.
That's a bit harsh on Donegal.

Dublin had been playing brilliant attacking football up to that game, and the first 15-20 minutes they were on fire with Connolly and Flynn kicking 4 or 5 long range points between them. Donegal had a plan, and despite the early setback, they stuck with it. And while the plan was a very good one, it would have been worth feck all had the Donegal players not been at the top of their game. Their tackling, their pace, their passing, their support play had us in disarray. And then their total composure when their good play led to scoring chances. They refused to miss. They were simply too good on the day.

Dublin missed several goal chances that they'd have scored on any other day, if they go in, Donegal are toast

You can apply that to nearly any match and look at what-ifs but it's a reductive way of viewing things in my opinion.

In terms of Hound's post, I actually think Donegal were full value for that win but there's no denying that Gavin's refusal to employ a defensive system played directly into McGuinness and Donegal's hands. It wasn't until 2015 that he began to tighten things up defensively and look what happened after that.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin
« on: December 01, 2019, 01:47:02 PM »
A remarkable achievement winning 5 in a row and 6 AI's in a decade. Huge pressure given their financial and home advantage. There is a huge expectation to succeed with such advantages. Managers like Mancini, Mourinho, Guardiola have shown that it takes a good managers to deal with such pressures and get you team over the line. It's not as easy as it looks. Others would have failed. Would have been Manager of 7 in a row except for complacency against Donegal in 2014. I suppose that was the last time he was caught off guard and it ensured the drive for 5 in a row.

The loss to Donegal in 2014 was more hubris than complacency. Gavin's only real error in his tenure with the Dublin seniors.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2019
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:18:12 PM »
Sticking to my guns, Glenties or kilcoo wouldnt have made it out of tyrone

Yet another Tyrone parody account?

Paraody?
Ive a right to my opinion, however yours is garbage

Just a lack of self awareness then.

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