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GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Dublin AISF 31st Aug 2014
« Last post by INDIANA on September 01, 2014, 11:03:38 PM »
Who on earth could Ewan MacKenna be referring to on twitter just now? ;D

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Laughing at abuse on various forums today. Just for record, I'm not 'out of work' regardless of poster 'being glad I am'. Hate to disappoint

Ewan is very good poster on the Kildare forum, gets into lots of debates but always presents his arguments well and never resorts to abuse. Had to laugh last night when a Dublin supporter tweeted him to tell him he was unfollowing him, that's like ringing someone to tell them you never going to call them again.

Arguably the most biased and bitter journalist out there towards us. I could put up an almanac of his work and his agenda against Dublin GAA. Most of them give us a fair go but he's just poison.

I never read any of his bile anymore. As for following him on Twitter I'd be more likely to follow the Israeli Parliament.




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GAA Discussion / Re: Why is Jim McGuinness such a good manager ?
« Last post by INDIANA on September 01, 2014, 11:00:27 PM »
The McGees are fairly average footballers. . . how would either of them fared in Keith Higgins' position on Saturday?? They'd have been off before half time. The system means that the forwards they are marking have no space and when they get the ball the McGee's can just pummel them until they overcarry or drop the ball.

They are highly effective at what they do but they are limited footballers.

FFS must be a lot of very average footballers about so, if Higgins is the benchmark.  ::)

How many footballers in the country can man-mark like Higgins?

Lacey could, before switching to centre back. Not many others.

I wouldn't swap Neil McGee for any other full back.

The day of the individual man-marker is gone and has been replaced by 'the defensive system' and there were NO  average footballers playing in the AI semi's last weekend.  Jim McG has organised a bunch of player to produce a 'professional performance' rotating from defence to attack in about 8 secs to create goal and point scoring opportunies.  The Final will be fascinating and I doubt if the 'referee' will be as easy on Kerry as C O'R was in their game against Mayo.  Donegal should shade it with their mental intensity frustrating Kerry's only attacking option of playing direct diagonal ball into Donaghy and O'Donaghue.  They also have to eliminate the 'hard work' of the tireless Donagha Walsh.  That said Ryan McHugh will also have to be man - marked who does Mike Sheehy think will do that job for the Kingdom - I think he has been outstanding this year.  Will be a fantastic conest.

Kerry will be well prepared and are far better setup then us. They'll not fear them and in 2012 only for a lucky goal Kerry probably would have beaten them.

To beat Donegal you need to shut down their runners from the back - Mc Glynn being one, Lacey the other and Magee likes the old charge too.
 
I liken to what Tyrone used to do with Ricey and a few others. step across them , run across their line etc but whatever you do the points these lads get and runs they make are game changers. We were desperately naive on that score. I suspect the likes of Donncha Walsh, Maher and Johnny Buckley will be a hell of a lot effective in stopping them then we ever were.

Ya wha?

Donegal completely dismantled Kerry tactically and physically in that game. It was Kerry's ineffectual shot in anger at the end (a goal) that gave the scoreline an unrealistically tight gloss. Kerry looked a sad sight in that game and as Donegal begun to realise they had to fear they grew in confidence as the game developed.

It's advantage Donegal, Kerry's game-plan now is basically Donegal lite with less talented players. Still could be a classic, mind.

It funny how these less talented players are in an AI Final. I wouldn't mind having a few of them.

If you think a Kerryman is going to be cacking it playing a Donegal man in the final you're sadly mistaken regardless of whatever yerras come out of them.

Its too close to call IMO. Killian Young is a huge addition for the Kerry defence. Donaghy gives them the perfect outlet.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Why is Jim McGuinness such a good manager ?
« Last post by Syferus on September 01, 2014, 10:57:29 PM »
The McGees are fairly average footballers. . . how would either of them fared in Keith Higgins' position on Saturday?? They'd have been off before half time. The system means that the forwards they are marking have no space and when they get the ball the McGee's can just pummel them until they overcarry or drop the ball.

They are highly effective at what they do but they are limited footballers.

FFS must be a lot of very average footballers about so, if Higgins is the benchmark.  ::)

How many footballers in the country can man-mark like Higgins?

Lacey could, before switching to centre back. Not many others.

I wouldn't swap Neil McGee for any other full back.

The day of the individual man-marker is gone and has been replaced by 'the defensive system' and there were NO  average footballers playing in the AI semi's last weekend.  Jim McG has organised a bunch of player to produce a 'professional performance' rotating from defence to attack in about 8 secs to create goal and point scoring opportunies.  The Final will be fascinating and I doubt if the 'referee' will be as easy on Kerry as C O'R was in their game against Mayo.  Donegal should shade it with their mental intensity frustrating Kerry's only attacking option of playing direct diagonal ball into Donaghy and O'Donaghue.  They also have to eliminate the 'hard work' of the tireless Donagha Walsh.  That said Ryan McHugh will also have to be man - marked who does Mike Sheehy think will do that job for the Kingdom - I think he has been outstanding this year.  Will be a fantastic conest.

Kerry will be well prepared and are far better setup then us. They'll not fear them and in 2012 only for a lucky goal Kerry probably would have beaten them.

To beat Donegal you need to shut down their runners from the back - Mc Glynn being one, Lacey the other and Magee likes the old charge too.
 
I liken to what Tyrone used to do with Ricey and a few others. step across them , run across their line etc but whatever you do the points these lads get and runs they make are game changers. We were desperately naive on that score. I suspect the likes of Donncha Walsh, Maher and Johnny Buckley will be a hell of a lot effective in stopping them then we ever were.

Ya wha?

Donegal completely dismantled Kerry tactically and physically in that game. It was Kerry's ineffectual shot in anger at the end (a goal) that gave the scoreline an unrealistically tight gloss. Kerry looked a sad sight in that game and as Donegal begun to realise they had nothing to fear they grew in confidence as the game developed. And that Kerry team was better than this year's version.

It's advantage Donegal, Kerry's game-plan now is basically Donegal lite with less talented players. Still could be a classic, mind.
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General discussion / Re: Cardinal Sean Brady
« Last post by mylestheslasher on September 01, 2014, 10:54:43 PM »
Could we inform Tonys superiors and maybe have him moved onto another thread? ;)

Joking aside, I've no intention of engaging with him anymore.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Full court press
« Last post by magpie seanie on September 01, 2014, 10:54:27 PM »
Yep. I agree. It's the term I'm talking about, not the tactic.


McStay is usually the one who introduces a lot of these terms from US sports into gaelic football.

Barcelona in soccer in their pomp employed a very succesfuil version of this tactic. High risk, high reward.


I think Mc Hale's influence here might be more pertinent. Expect him on the Mc Stay ticket in Mayo


They'll be protecting the rock...
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Hurling Discussion / Anthony Daly steps down.
« Last post by AZOffaly on September 01, 2014, 10:53:35 PM »
Anthony daly seems to have resigned as Dublin hurling manager. I wonder will Galway give him a shout. Reports on breaking news dot ie
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GAA Discussion / Re: Why is Jim McGuinness such a good manager ?
« Last post by INDIANA on September 01, 2014, 10:52:39 PM »
The McGees are fairly average footballers. . . how would either of them fared in Keith Higgins' position on Saturday?? They'd have been off before half time. The system means that the forwards they are marking have no space and when they get the ball the McGee's can just pummel them until they overcarry or drop the ball.

They are highly effective at what they do but they are limited footballers.

FFS must be a lot of very average footballers about so, if Higgins is the benchmark.  ::)

How many footballers in the country can man-mark like Higgins?

Lacey could, before switching to centre back. Not many others.

I wouldn't swap Neil McGee for any other full back.

The day of the individual man-marker is gone and has been replaced by 'the defensive system' and there were NO  average footballers playing in the AI semi's last weekend.  Jim McG has organised a bunch of player to produce a 'professional performance' rotating from defence to attack in about 8 secs to create goal and point scoring opportunies.  The Final will be fascinating and I doubt if the 'referee' will be as easy on Kerry as C O'R was in their game against Mayo.  Donegal should shade it with their mental intensity frustrating Kerry's only attacking option of playing direct diagonal ball into Donaghy and O'Donaghue.  They also have to eliminate the 'hard work' of the tireless Donagha Walsh.  That said Ryan McHugh will also have to be man - marked who does Mike Sheehy think will do that job for the Kingdom - I think he has been outstanding this year.  Will be a fantastic conest.

Kerry will be well prepared and are far better setup then us. They'll not fear them and in 2012 only for a lucky goal Kerry probably would have beaten them.

To beat Donegal you need to shut down their runners from the back - Mc Glynn being one, Lacey the other and Magee likes the old charge too.
 
I liken to what Tyrone used to do with Ricey and a few others. step across them , run across their line etc but whatever you do the points these lads get and runs they make are game changers. We were desperately naive on that score. I suspect the likes of Donncha Walsh, Maher and Johnny Buckley will be a hell of a lot effective in stopping them then we ever were.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« Last post by magpie seanie on September 01, 2014, 10:52:27 PM »
Could be more like:


                     De Gea

Valencia    Jones    Rojo     Shaw   

          Hererra         Blind
                      Mata

         Rooney           Di Maria

                    Falcao/RVP
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GAA Discussion / Re: Maigh Eo v Ciarrai, 1700, 30ú Lúnasa, Gaelic Grounds
« Last post by Farrandeelin on September 01, 2014, 10:51:28 PM »
Your quiet right mick. Appears that verbals went on between reilly and our line early in 2nd half also which further swayed his bias id say.

Reilly was hardly holding a grudge against jh after his post match comments about the refereeing during the dublin league game? Sad state of affairs if that's the case.

You never know what he'd have in his (uncovered bald) mind.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Maigh Eo v Ciarrai, 1700, 30ú Lúnasa, Gaelic Grounds
« Last post by highorlow on September 01, 2014, 10:49:36 PM »
Your quiet right mick. Appears that verbals went on between reilly and our line early in 2nd half also which further swayed his bias id say.

Reilly was hardly holding a grudge against jh after his post match comments about the refereeing during the dublin league game? Sad state of affairs if that's the case.
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