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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: September 14, 2018, 12:52:54 PM »
Donít see what people can complain about.  He has released a book and giving his version/opinion of events.  I wouldnít have looked at before, but so far it seems to give more of an insight behind the scenes than most other sports books probably would. 

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:19:55 AM »
The whole mind frame and the player culture at united has changed and Mourinho isnít the guy to turn that around to what it was.  United did finish 2nd last season but they donít seem to have the same steel they once did to grind out results. 

Getting beat last year by Newcastle, Brighton, WBA, Huddersfield, drawing with Burnley and Southampton.  They have top players but they are more interested in their hairstyles or launching fashion ranges, which is all well and good, but when they are doing a substandard day job something needs looked at. 

Anyone who thinks 2nd place is a good result needs to go away and look at themselves. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Your countyís toughest defeat to stomach
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:31:43 PM »
From an Armagh perspective, last year against Down was a hard pill to swallow for me.  Not registering a score in the second half, my thoughts were, we are at our lowest, were do we go from here. 

They have suffered big defeats and narrow defeats, but losing in that manner was bad.  I still shudder thinking about it. 

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Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:33:23 AM »
Involved in this scene atm and have mixed feeling on it tbh.  It will be interesting to see if the championship Ďfeelí come into play when we take on our first game.  I grew up playing the ď1 bite at the cherryĒ format and weeks running up to a game was nerve wrecking, this feels different so far to me, if we lose are first game we have a shot at redemption. 

To be fair, just a  duffleking has stated, it is probably the fairest format as we are playing a mix of teams on our level and momentum may play a factor in the knockouts.  I would expect the harps, who have had a topsy turvy season to kick into gear with the run of games. 

Unfortunately due to the volume of games being played and the depth of players that will be used throughout the county, the B competition will become more or less redundant in my eyes. 

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: August 06, 2018, 10:39:33 AM »
Question for runners. 

The mrs is interested in doing the Dublin Marathon but it appears to now be sold out.  Is there anyway of getting her into it at this stage?

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GAA Discussion / Re: DICK v WOOLY
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:30:46 AM »
I quite like Senan Connell on the radio (the last word).  He has gave some genuine good analysis on Dublin last week and seems to know what he is talking about.  Him and Peter Canavan are good to listen to and seem to give an honest take in my opinion.   
 
Wolly reminds me of Graeme Norton, he is giddy as fcuk when he gets someone on and very little analysis occurs, although he isnít afraid to call out what he thinks is bull, as in the Dick Clerkin case, which makes some of his shows interesting. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:58:59 PM »
Genuinely think Tim must be here to wind up everyone, some ridiculous waffle coming out here now

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:40:38 PM »
Thatís the lowest of the low reading that.  Surely the mother will shift some of the blame for leaving the child in this person care, knowing what they are capable of?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:23:45 AM »
Good man Timís Hero,

Whatís your main suggestions to maximise the talent? What are the facts you are referring to? Armagh are a small county, suffering the same effects present around the country, immigration, players opting out due to the lifestyle Gaelic presents, work commitments, not prepared to commit 4+ nights per week for the best part of the year. 

Honestly what would your suggestions be right now to resolve Armagh woeís?

As for management slating, at the end of the day he trains the team, picks the starting 15, and tells them how he wants them to play tactically.  Against Clare, I seen a player miss a free kick an u14 could have scored, 18 wides kicked, and stray kick passes all over the pitch.  Clare finished 3rd in division 2, above Tipp, Cork, Meath and Down, had Armagh lost it would have been the managements fault no doubt, for getting beat by a team, by league standings, better than Armagh. 

Moving on to the weekend, Roscommon is the biggest game of the year for Armagh, and I would liken it to the Kildare match last year, more hope than expectation.  Havenít seen much of Roscommon bar patches of the div 2 final, and if they are on fire I would expect them to win. 
Armagh cannot be as wasteful this week either or they will be shooting themselves in the foot. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Tyrone U20
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:37:18 AM »
From listening to Stevie Mc D, the orange tinted glasses are definitely on, but he makes a fair point, its easy to make an example of the team in a competition that nobody cares about, but would the result be the same if this was a senior semi final? And ffs donít say this wouldnít happen in a senior match, it could very easily happen. 

Iím in agreement with the suspensions, fighting should be rooted out at the source, but the decision making has to be consistent across the board.

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I believe Clarke and Mc Conville touched on this point during the Armagh/Fermanagh match coverage, individual brilliance is now more or less lost on the modern game, as the thing has turned into a game of chess. 

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 28, 2018, 12:42:46 PM »
Genuine question, does Klopp find another goalkeeper now that his number 1 embarrassed himself twice on the biggest stage of club football?
Most managers would have burned his contract before full time, but Klopp seems to operate differently.   

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread aka Dťjŗ vu
« on: May 23, 2018, 10:28:38 AM »
I would tend to agree with syferus on this one, slightly.  European competitions pit the best teams from each league against each other.  From that perspective each team is representing the domestic league they play in and should be seen as an indirect reflection on how good their league is based on their best teams. 

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Yes they did win 7 out of 10 but the last time Armagh won Ulster title was ten years ago, a decade, more than enough time for the hype to subside and for realism to bed in.  The days of Armagh having to compete with Tyrone only in Ulster matches are long over. 

League football aside, Armagh are in the bottom tier of Ulster Knockout football, they have been for years. 

Simple question, ask yourself what teams Armagh should be beating in Ulster? I can name 3 that I feel Armagh could beat at the moment, and 1 of them beat us yesterday.   

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In my opinion the Armagh job is a poisoned chalice.  The fans are deluded into thinking they are better than what they are.  Arguably the best players donít want to play and the talent to compete isnít there from what is left. 

Has Mc Geeney has his day in the sun, possibly, but it doesnít matter who is taking that team, the core problems are still going to exist.  Armagh are in the lower bracket of ulster teams at the moment with potentially Antrim, Down and Fermanagh, so losing to one of these teams shouldnít come as a big shock anymore.

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