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GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 16, 2019, 04:38:31 PM »
Tyrone by 7
Dublin by 10
Mayo by 10
Donegal by 1

Peter Harte take a black card and miss the Dublin game freeing him up for the rest of the year.

Sounds risky, could overdo it and get a double red.  Would need some serious black card training to execute it perfectly.  I can see a section of Garvaghy sectioned off for pull downs, verbal and foot trips only.  If you listen to the pundits, this area might already exist!

GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 14, 2019, 12:58:58 PM »
In my opinion, the refereeing standards are set by the semi finals and final.  Tyrone, Mayo, Donegal, Dublin are honing the acceptable levels of cynicism that are permitted on the big stage. At present, these are essential if you are to come within an arses hair of Dublin as they are now the masters of the so called 'Dark Arts'-3rd man taking out the tackler, blocking runs, miniscule tugs of the jersey-(this is not a dig at Dublin, by the way)  If the GAA are serious about consistency, you start with the final as setting the standard (with the best officials and technology in the country) and then roll it out across the competition. We need to get away from 'sure it's the final' mentality.

GAA Discussion / Re: Rossies v Tyrone Hyde Park 13th July 5pm.
« on: July 14, 2019, 10:25:38 AM »
Mcshane is just turned into a player I never thought he could be. Playing like Donaghy at his pomp right now.
Plunkett would be proud.

GAA Discussion / Re: This weekends predictions
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:53:31 PM »
Dublin by 7
Tyrone by 7
Kerry by 6
Donegal by 5

GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry v Mayo - Super 8s Round 1
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:09:01 PM »
 I'll go for Kerry all day long.  Mayo shcraping past tier2, tier3 teams until now, much like last year before Kildare match.  Kerry will be angered by the league final and the crowd will be like a 16th man.  Would be better for the group to tee up a Mayo/Donegal finale (assuming Meath don't pull off a few shocks).  Game of the qualifiers.

Harte a huge loss, worth 5-6 points in most games and a goal getter.  Even Antrim game would not have been as comfortable without him.  Always thought Donegal forwards would have too much firepower for porous Tyrone defence.  One of those days when everything looks wrong-all hanpasses looped, kicking at the wrong time, kicking it out over the sideline,etc., stupid stuff by McCann.  Brian Kennedy played in weird position.    The sort of game the players need to black out but the manager needs to watch every day and learn.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 26, 2019, 11:16:06 PM »
rte radio sport has gone downhill big time in their gaa live broadcasts....more of the bloody pc rubbish of having a female co-commentator....on the radio this evening for the meath-carlow game, the "female voice" was briege corkery who clearly had no clue about the meath players and even less about the Carlow lads....she started out with a lovely gem, describing the meath-carlow game  as a big local derby  ::) ::) ::) 600 euro a pop, you would expect some degree of research.

With 18 all Ireland's in the pocket, we'll afford her a few bloopers.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: March 16, 2019, 09:40:46 PM »
Tactics a no-brainer for Tyrone tonight.  Col Cav played havoc under the high ball in the closing stages of the final last year-the only chink in the armour.  McShane is a big unit and will be useful in this role.  Mattie in some form.  We should have won by more if you consider the couple of misses near the end and advantage not being played for skeet foul.  Let's not get carried away, though.  Always nice to beat de Dubs but we also need to be able to take Kerry/Mayo in big games. 

GAA Discussion / Re: Should Tyrone speak to RTE
« on: September 02, 2018, 12:50:51 AM »

GAA Discussion / Re: Should Tyrone speak to RTE
« on: August 21, 2018, 11:09:08 PM »
Were Tyrone paranoid when they were winning all Irelands or did it develop afterwards?

This skit would never be done on Pat Gilroy or Jack O'Connor.  It wouldn't?
pat gilroy or jack o connor wouldnt be stickin their noses in RTEs business either would they? mickey only himself to blame here im afraid.

Surely, you should be able to write a strongly worded letter to a broadcaster without being publicly vindicated and having the worst/unimaginable of fresh wounds reopened?  It seems that there was a 'Croppies Lie Down' stance taken by RTE by their sneaky antics around this time and for many this is unforgiveable.  Whilst I feel it doesn't do us any good,  I can't see how we could do anything else in respect for Mickey.  The easiest thing to do is not always the right thing to do.

Excellent performance from the Dubs, they played really enjoyable and intelligent football. Tyrone (cliche alert) did ask a some questions, however,  complaining about the ref's performance  is missing in total  the essential elements of why Dublin won, with relative ease.

Correct, I think on a full size pitch Dublin would’ve won by 10 or so.

Pitch regulation size stupid comment

But if the comment was changed from “full sized” to “bigger” the comment would be telling.

With an extra 4 metres of width Tyrone would need much more fitness to compete. That fitness didn’t look there yesterday

...but Dublin wilted near the end and nearly lost it.  A team can seem tired when they're chasing the game and the other team is playing keep ball. To sustain that and finish strong shows serious fitness, especially playing so many weekends on the trot. 

I actually think a tighter pitch doesn't suit either of these teams and Harte alluded to that when he said he'd prefer to play in Croke Park.

Thought Dublin were comfortable enough, but a bit of slackness let Tyrone back into it. Dublin seemed to have the ability to push on, but didn’t. Looked more content to empty the bench and give a few more lads a run out. That’s Donegal and Tyrone beat without looking under any real pressure. Barring the start of the first half they weren’t behind Tyrone on the scoreboard.
Coldrick had a poor game, missed a lot of frees both ways. Didn’t look like he wanted to dish out the cards when they would have been merited.
Tyrone should be more annoyed about the missed shots and the shot selection from their players. Didn’t think O’Neill should have hit the final free after just coming on to the pitch.

They still haven't got out of second gear yet. If they come up against a battle hardened Kerry/Monaghan/Galway team in the semi final they will need to switch on but sometime bad habits can develop when playing so far inside their comfort zone.
I don't understand how anyone can say if a team got out of second gear or not.  Dublin went into that match with the intention of annihalating Tyrone as always.  They found scoring opportunities hard to come by because of good defending and tracking.    What Dublin have in their artillary is the knowledge on how to see out  a game when it's in the mix, using whatever method.  Tyrone had them rattled which, for a team on the road several weeks on the trot to do so, is good news for challengers.

Not unhappy after that performance.  We have that exta gear.  Just need to know how to shoot in the big games.  Need Lee Brennan back. 
If we feel aggrieved after that reffing display, imagine how Mayo feel after the constant pulling back of runners in the finals. 

What this match proves is that if you weather that energy sapping spell in the second half where Dublin pass it around for 10-15 minutes(zzzzz),  you have a chance.

Will be a tough ask to qualify now but if we do,  I'd fancy ust to take Dublin in the final-it-s like another piece of the jigsaw every time we play them.

Dublin by 7. 

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