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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:40:33 PM »

There's probably a 'super 6' currently woth Roscommon and kildare making up the numbers. The rest are going to provide competitive games.

Last year at the same stage we lost to Tyrone by 18 points. It's hard to make an argument that we were better equipped this year to give an account of ourselves.

Armagh, Roscommon, Kildare are in the top 12, but not really able to mix it with the top 5 or 6.

Don’t lump us in with those other two. Soon to be three seasons in four in D1, a provincial title and consecutive last eight appearances mean not even your magic maths could remove Roscommon from the top eight teams in the country.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros V Donegal Hyde Park 21/7/18
« on: July 16, 2018, 08:33:11 PM »
I think it still remains to be seen whereabouts Donegal are at. We were hammered by Tyrone and Galway only a year ago, although we have improved dramatically, at least tactically, this year. Roscommon owe their supporters an extremely serious effort here, so Donegal will have to match that intensity. I'd be very happy with a one point win to (presumably) keep our hopes alive for the Tyrone game (if Tyrone beat the Dubs, we are done).

I'm that (unlikely) situation, a win for ye v Tyrone the following week would leave three teams on 4 points
If we beat Ros by one point & Tyrone beat Dublin, we would need to hammer Tyrone by at least 12 points & I don't see that happening.

Tyrone ain’t beating Dublin, though.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 16, 2018, 08:25:06 PM »
I tbink in terms of match analysis sky is way ahead. Rte second then third I'd put BBC. 4th would go to Arlene Foster and trailing well behind in 5th would be Syphilis

Sky do the best actual anaysis but something about the way they cover the games I find incredibly dull. I don't know if it's the presenters, pundits or the format itself but it's missing something.

Meehan still has that sparkle in his eyes, soon to be extinguished by having to actually watch reams of footage from the blanketball championship..

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Interesting that there's no mention of the really harmed player in the country, the club player. I read somewhere a few weeks ago a number of Sligo clubs gave walkovers as county players weren't allowed play a game with them and of course the county players themselves refused to stand up and play with their clubs.

Even if the schedule was great for club players in the summer a rake of top club players aged 18-23 will be off on J1s for the summer anyways. They’re not going to stick around because Cavan Gaels have a match every two weeks in the group stages of the Cavan championship..

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 16, 2018, 07:38:45 PM »
We're pouring more and more money into the game and it's getting worse by the year.
What's the solution?
MORE MONEY!
Lets flood the weaker counties with cash so they can bring in sports scientists, statisticians, nutritionists etc. and then we can happily watch every inter-county team hand-passing each other to death while the crowd on the terraces loses the will to live.
Money has got us here, so explain to me how money will get us out of here.
Scrap the ridiculous round robinny stuff, aka super 8s, and cop on to reality.
The whole intercounty model needs radical overhaul and the sooner, the better while we still have a semblance of a 32 county game.
The first thing that struck me when I sat back to consider my impressions after the first round this weekend.
First and foremost, there were almost literally acres of empty seats in every venue and the same can be said of the hurling fixtures as well. Next round will see even more spaces on the terraces and seats  and God help us but the concluding round will throw up a number of  even more meaningless games as the results will be forgone conclusions. Either both teams involved won’t proceed any further or there may well be a number of total mismatches. 
If you consider the costs involved by both teams and the expenses of opening each stadium for a mickey mouse game, the odds are that the overall exercise will cost more than it will bring in.
Apart from all of that, the players involved have to give up even more of their time and run the increased risk of getting injured and of curtailing their free time even more.
This mickey mouse competition is a dead man walking….!!

I’d be very surprised if there are many empty spaces on the terraces in Omagh, Newbridge or the Hyde this weekend and the whole of Monaghan will be in Clones to see a possible execution of Kerry. I still think we need to see how this pans out before jumping to judgements. Although I do think provincial venues should be used for all the neutral venues. Or possibly even all games could be at smaller neutral venues. There’s nothing better than a packed out venue in a county town like Tullamore or Carlow for a championship match.

Lol.

I’m surprised you have the face to lol at anything this week.

Only a fantasist would think tickets for those two games aren’t going to be very easy to come by.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 16, 2018, 07:32:26 PM »
We're pouring more and more money into the game and it's getting worse by the year.
What's the solution?
MORE MONEY!
Lets flood the weaker counties with cash so they can bring in sports scientists, statisticians, nutritionists etc. and then we can happily watch every inter-county team hand-passing each other to death while the crowd on the terraces loses the will to live.
Money has got us here, so explain to me how money will get us out of here.
Scrap the ridiculous round robinny stuff, aka super 8s, and cop on to reality.
The whole intercounty model needs radical overhaul and the sooner, the better while we still have a semblance of a 32 county game.
The first thing that struck me when I sat back to consider my impressions after the first round this weekend.
First and foremost, there were almost literally acres of empty seats in every venue and the same can be said of the hurling fixtures as well. Next round will see even more spaces on the terraces and seats  and God help us but the concluding round will throw up a number of  even more meaningless games as the results will be forgone conclusions. Either both teams involved won’t proceed any further or there may well be a number of total mismatches. 
If you consider the costs involved by both teams and the expenses of opening each stadium for a mickey mouse game, the odds are that the overall exercise will cost more than it will bring in.
Apart from all of that, the players involved have to give up even more of their time and run the increased risk of getting injured and of curtailing their free time even more.
This mickey mouse competition is a dead man walking….!!

I’d be very surprised if there are many empty spaces on the terraces in Omagh, Newbridge or the Hyde this weekend and the whole of Monaghan will be in Clones to see a possible execution of Kerry. I still think we need to see how this pans out before jumping to judgements. Although I do think provincial venues should be used for all the neutral venues. Or possibly even all games could be at smaller neutral venues. There’s nothing better than a packed out venue in a county town like Tullamore or Carlow for a championship match.

Lol.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:04:01 PM »
We're pouring more and more money into the game and it's getting worse by the year.
What's the solution?
MORE MONEY!
Lets flood the weaker counties with cash so they can bring in sports scientists, statisticians, nutritionists etc. and then we can happily watch every inter-county team hand-passing each other to death while the crowd on the terraces loses the will to live.
Money has got us here, so explain to me how money will get us out of here.

You missed the line about a spending cap Jinxy. If everyone is literally working from the same numbers there is much less incentive to overspend, particularly if the penalties were harsh. Meaning overall costs would go down. It works in many professional sports so the idea that amateur gaelic football is a special case I cannot buy.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:51:10 PM »

Would we have fared any better than the Rossies?

Probably. We blow very hot and cold. Who knows what Roscommon team will turn up next weekend.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros V Donegal Hyde Park 21/7/18
« on: July 16, 2018, 02:20:01 PM »
While i don't think it will be as bad as a hammering as Saturday i cant see us keeping it below 6 points.
With all the good intentions in the world Saturdays hammering will have knocked the stuffing out of these guys and unless the naivety on the line changes i.e defence set up properly then we will be in for a long day.
Pride and heart will only get you so far this at this stage of championship and Donegals physique and fitness will ensure us chasing a game up until 55 minutes before we fall away.

As far the resident clown from Roscommon he reminds me a bit of Kim Jong in North Korea its only true if i believe it.

You need to stop being an internet tough guy. The mouth on you.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 16, 2018, 01:41:48 PM »
So what's the alternative? Bearing in mind your team has a significantly easier path to either a straight knock out QF or the super8s compared to most of the country.

Kerry had a far easier route and got embarrassed by a team we should have bet yesterday. Roscommon could have drawn two D1 teams in their province this year by the way, much tougher than what Dublin or any Ulster team faced into. People whining about random draws being random is one of the sillier aspects of this sport.

The problem in senior IC has always been finance. It's about money, and who gets it. Money means better coaching, better facilities and more player retention. If the GAA wants a Super 8 it needs to be subsiding smaller counties that actually try to compete like Tyrone, Roscommon, Monaghan, Cavan and Armagh far more than they currently are. The GAA desperately needs counties like that to be competitive simply to make the premier competition a decent spectacle. Likewise a cap on senior IC spending to prevent Dublin buying AIs or Mayo/Kerry trying to buy them, a centralised travel expenses fund and having some real oversight over how senior IC money is spent would go a long way towards fostering a better game at the top level rather than trying to wedge in an extra eight games at the AIQF stage.

But sure what do I know, I just witnessed my team be embarrassed by a team who will probably be embarrassed themselves this weekend. That will do wonders for the promotion of the game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 16, 2018, 01:05:49 PM »
Return to the All Ireland 1/4 final straight knock out itinerary for 2019.

Super 8s already set in stone for 2018, 19 and 20. Would take a further motion to end it for next year which isn't going to happen. The first weekend has been a total bust but I'd say it'll be much better next weekend as teams will really have to start going for it.

If there is a change I can see them getting rid of the Croke Park games at the start and, perhaps, move them to provincial grounds. Have Croker full of concerts until August!

Nothing is set in stone. No matter what happens next the first round has been a total disaster both in the fare and in how well it promotes the game. One of the most interesting weekends on the calendar has become a glorified NFL round.

Still think you're jumping the gun. I'd at least wait until the whole process has been completed to give a proper analysis. For example, the hurling change this year didn't start off with fireworks, it was pretty low key and built to a crescendo.

I have barely paid attention to the hurling exactly because it’s a glorified league with the same five teams playing each other over and over just as they did in the spring. If that’s your idea of success I don’t want to see what failure looks like.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros V Donegal Hyde Park 21/7/18
« on: July 16, 2018, 12:58:38 PM »
Will Saturdays performance have an effect on how many supporters we have at the game?
Talking to a good few people yesterday who would be loyal supporters and id say 50 percent are staying at home.

Luckily the match is at home so!!

If anyone calls themselves loyal supporters and don’t turn up for a home AIQF against a team around our level, fûck ‘em. They’re not supporters in my eyes.

It doesn't matter a bean where  the match can you seriously envisage a big crowd of Roscommon fans at this game?

You are deluded if you think we are at the level of Donegal or anything near it.

You’re deluded if you think we’re not.

Brilliant reply you must be a hoot in the playground

You must be a hoot in the pensioner ward if your memory only stretches back to the last game a team plays.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros V Donegal Hyde Park 21/7/18
« on: July 16, 2018, 12:44:57 PM »
Will Saturdays performance have an effect on how many supporters we have at the game?
Talking to a good few people yesterday who would be loyal supporters and id say 50 percent are staying at home.

Luckily the match is at home so!!

If anyone calls themselves loyal supporters and don’t turn up for a home AIQF against a team around our level, fûck ‘em. They’re not supporters in my eyes.

It doesn't matter a bean where  the match can you seriously envisage a big crowd of Roscommon fans at this game?

You are deluded if you think we are at the level of Donegal or anything near it.

You’re deluded if you think we’re not.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros V Donegal Hyde Park 21/7/18
« on: July 16, 2018, 12:30:22 PM »
Will Saturdays performance have an effect on how many supporters we have at the game?
Talking to a good few people yesterday who would be loyal supporters and id say 50 percent are staying at home.

Luckily the match is at home so!!

If anyone calls themselves loyal supporters and don’t turn up for a home AIQF against a team around our level, fûck ‘em. They’re not supporters in my eyes.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:33:26 AM »
Holy sweet fcuk will someone, somewhere do something about Spillane. He genuinely sounds like a stuck music track. He just spurts out buzzwords like intensity, drive, hunger, speed whilst banging his fist into his other hand. He makes no valid attempts at analysis and is so far past his sell by date you would feel bad putting him out on the discount shelf in ASDA.

Once again Canavan, McGuiness et al blew RTE totally out of orbit with their analysis. The alternative camera angles, long distance full pitch shots analysed by Canavan really give you a feeling of being at the game and seeing things you would normally miss on TV.

People are fooling themselves if they think Sky’s lads are much better. Michael Meehan has been very good.

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