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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin
« on: November 30, 2019, 03:41:00 PM »
I will remember him for the interviews.
It wasn't his fault that Gaelic football was no longer a sport.

He'll be remembered for his man management skills and how he kept his players so motivated. His interviews before and after matches were scripted dross.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Team of the decade
« on: November 28, 2019, 09:15:45 PM »
Has it been that bad a decade for midfielders? David zmoran has had about 1.5 good seasons in the past decade.
McCarthy you picked has played as much if not more in defence. Not the best of decades for midfielders. A few journalists have selected A O'Shea in their midfield even though he played the majority of the time in the Mayo forward line.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 28, 2019, 06:04:10 PM »
Unlucky loss. That Chong miss to make it 2-0 and would be game over, Astana made it 1-1 from the next attack. OG won the game for them. I didn't expect United to have as much of the ball and as many shots on goal with such a youthful and patched up side.

Lingard finally scored a goal but he didn't play well. Tuanzebe,Shaw after their injury lay offs looked well off the pace. Laird and Garner were among the best players for United.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 27, 2019, 10:14:40 PM »
That was fairly shite all round. Crowd flat, performance flat.

Why was that? Anfield is normally full of voice for those champions league games.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« on: November 27, 2019, 03:19:09 PM »
I'm sure there are a few in every County who just get fed up to the back teeth with it.

I was told Derry are training Saturday & Sunday, Tuesday 6am then Tuesday night, Thursday 6am and Thursday night.

This is from the last month-6 weeks!

That's crazy - how fit can these lads get? Surely come May, they'll be burnt out.  Not to mind fed up with it all.

Are these management teams/coaches etc. being paid by session or week or month?

Looks like Derry are putting most of their focus on league promotion. Of course promotion means they will avoid the Tommy Murphy cup but they are unlikely to have much left in the tank for this summers championship.

On Clarke or indeed any player that has given years of service to their county and decides to take a year out you really can't be critical of them  Even Jack McCaffrey took a year out and came back agurably a better player from it.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 27, 2019, 03:03:49 PM »
Was end of season in 2017 was it not. So last year crap....this year not much better, probably even worse. He's been ruined. There may have even been an extension in meantime.

His last decent form was December last season. He's been hopeless for all of 2019. Ole has played him in the number 10 role in an effort to get him more involved in games but it hasn't worked. He seems too focused on what's going on off the field than on it for example his clothing brand. Giving him a new contract/extension would be rewarding mediocrity.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:46:02 PM »

Congrats to Corofin on a 4th Connacht title in a row they are showing no signs of slowing down and remain the favourties and team to beat in the All Ireland series. Not only the best but they are the best kick passing team in the land and they play the counter attacking game to near perfection. One thing they are rarely praised about is defensively and holding a Pearses team who was scoring goals for fun coming into this final to a mere 0-7 was key to victory.

Not the best of games from Leitrim ref Eamon O'Grady, he's normally a lot better than that.


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:17:02 PM »
A great opportunity to finish the weekend in 5th wasted.  The fightback and scoring 3 goals against a team that has one of the best defensive records this season is at least a few positives to take out of that game.

Tactics, line up,formation allowed the home side to control the game for 60 minutes and lead 2-0, Jones,Pereira so weak on those goals. The subs made, changes of tactics and formation allowed Man United to take a 2-3 lead.  The late leveler should not have stood, ball was controlled with the arm before he scored. Either way Uniteds defending for that goal was truly awful. 

 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sigerson 2020
« on: November 20, 2019, 08:23:25 PM »

Division 1 league final is tonight (November 20) at Abbotstown @ 7:30. NUIG v UUJ

2nd half just started UUJ leading 0-5 to 0-4

Starting teams.

NUIG
Ronan O'Bealain
Stephen Brennan
Eoin O'Donoghue
Conor Campbell
Aidan Claffey
Sean Mulkerrins
Nathan Mullen
Cian Darcy
Mattew Ruane
John Moher
Donal Shanley
Finian O'Laoi
Patrick O'Donnell
Robert Finnerty
Dessie Connelly

UUJ

Oran Lynch
Patrick Brannigan
Padraig McGrogan
Micheal Gallagher
Rian Jones
Terence O'Brien
Daire Gallagher
Tomas Galligan
Johnny Harkin
Dallaigh Jones
Dominic McEnhill
Ryan Gray
Lee Brennan
Niall Loughlin
Conall Devlin

Full time score was UUJ 1-8 NUIG 0-7

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 20, 2019, 08:08:18 PM »
Spurs are about to lose Vertonghen, Alderweireld & Eriksen for free this summer and Spurs could never attract top players because they refuse to pay the wages required. Look at those figures below from 2017/18's wage bills. Spurs were miles off competing financially with the other so called top 6 clubs.

United 295m
Liverpool 263m
City 259.6m
Chelsea 244m
Arsenal 223m
Spurs 147m
Vertonghen,Alderweireld both in their 30s are probably past their best and Spurs recently paid 42 million for ex Ajax defender Sanchez.  Eriksen might rediscover his good form and stay for a while longer.  Good recruitment,scouting and selection process are key to any club when dealing with transfers and its something that United haven't had in recent years. The wage structure that was at United has spiraled out of control since Woodward took over and have ended up with the likes of Di Maria,Sanchez only joining for the wrong reasons (money) while never proving their worth on the field.




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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 20, 2019, 07:06:15 PM »
Thats been very disingenuous, Spurs had a very good side under Redknapp but had 2 of the worlds best players in Modric & Bale but both were gone and the money spent badly before Poch took over. He turned several players who looked average into really top players and wasn't far off break even in the transfer market and their wage bill was less than half of what United's was. Spurs wage bill in 17/18 was 147m whilst Arsenals was 223m and United's was 295m.

Woodward might well be inept but at least he's given United managers a lot of money unlike Levy.

Its not too disingenuous to say his achievements at Spurs are being made out to lot greater than they were. At moment plenty questioning why is was sacked after a poor league run even though that poor league run has been ongoing since the start of this year and the Champions league final appearance papered over the cracks.

Since when does the wage bill come into it? Woodward giving ridiculous wages to certain players that didn't deserve it just highlighted how clueless he was. Levy gets plenty of criticism but when it comes to football matters he's a lot more shrewd in his business than those in control at United and Arsenal.   

Yeah going by that fairly basic rationale from Cunny Funt Liverpool shouldn’t have hired Klopp as his last year at Dortmund wasn’t good.
Just a bit different, Klopp had won league titles with Dortmund before things turned stale and losing some top players didn't help matters. Compared to the start of this decade Liverpool are now a well run club and it was ideal opportunity for Klopp to deliver the success he had at Dortmund onto Liverpool.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U20 2019
« on: November 20, 2019, 04:40:31 PM »
Should a real off the cuff competition this year as no training allowed till 1st April ;D
I can imagine such a rule was scrapped once the schedule was moved back to the spring.  Underage competitions are mostly off the cuff compared to senior level as the latter is bogged down with tactics and low risk football.

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General discussion / Re: Let's all laugh at Totteringham
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:30:07 PM »
Jose in.  That was quick!!!

As expected really.  The most interesting thing is no Rui Faria on Jose management and i'd wonder is this Joao Sacramento fella a good replacement?

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:24:22 PM »
Plenty of options out there if United are on the look out for new manager at the end of this season than a manager who based on league results in 2019 has done worse than Ole and Poch was managing a better squad of players at Spurs.

Some are making out that Spurs was some mid-table outfit that Poch turned into contenders. In reality Spurs finished in the top 5 in 4 of the 5 season before he arrived (4th,5th,4th,5th,6th) and a top four finishes was easier to do for Spurs in recent seasons as both Arsenal and Man United stopped being regular top 4 sides.

A lot also reckon he's done well having to work along side Daniel Levy maybe so but working along side a clueless Ed Woodward is much tougher and the pressure to succeed is at different level in the United hot seat.

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General discussion / Re: Let's all laugh at Totteringham
« on: November 19, 2019, 08:27:00 PM »
No real surprise, league results in the last year has been awful for Spurs. Poch had a top 4 squad to work with yet things had gone stale and he was unlikely to turn things around.

I see Mourinho is favourite to now replace Poch and unless Jose has Rui Faria along side him they should have the sense to look elsewhere.

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