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GAA Discussion / Re: Football All Stars 2019
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:03:22 AM »

Don't  be surprised if McShane does not make the cut, after all, he was on a team which won no silverware and he also buckled, missing some handy frees when that semi final was in the melting pot.
I'll be surprised if he doesn't win one. All Stars are meant to be individual awards and McShane has been one of the top six forwards this year.

He scored 0-7 in the AI semi final which was a more than decent return.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 15, 2019, 10:15:20 AM »
Soft penalty? Only seen it once quickly

Clear penalty. A silly foul.

GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:33:54 AM »
Well done to Dublin 5 in a row in the bag something Kerry couldn't do but can't really compare the two as different eras and Kerry 1978 to 1981 only used about 20 of the same players in all of those finals.

It was clear from the drawn game that Dublin had the most room for improvement and that's how it came to play as they scored 0-2 more and conceded 1-1 less. Kerry weren't near as good in defence this evening as they were in the first game. It was awful defending for the goal and they were only lucky they didn't concede another 2 or 3 goals. Mannion,O'Callaghan,Kilkenny excelled in the extra space given to them.

Kerry also didn't get the same influence from Moran in midfield or from their bench.  Clifford,S O'Shea and Geaney scored 0-14 of Kerry 0-15 compared to 8 different scorers for Dublin.  I foresee Dublin winning at least the next two All Ireland's after that who knows but i would expect this group of Kerry players to be first in line and waiting for a true opportunity to win back Sam.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:03:11 AM »
That was a much needed win for United and the most impressive thing was keeping a clean sheet and restricting a decent side like Leicester to few clear cut chances.

Maguire,Wan Bissaka and Lindelof apart from that one error 1st half that almost led to a goal defended well. McTominay is improving with the more games he plays was probably United's best player today. Could have scored 3 set piece goals this afternoon but apart from the James,Mata chances it was struggle to create much from open play.  Fred looked lively when he came on, surely a better option than Matic  for the games ahead?

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 13, 2019, 04:03:12 PM »
The international break hasn't been a help to United as they have load of injuries for tomorrows game with Martial,Pogba,Shaw out for certain and Wan Bissaka,Lingard doubtful.  Will Ole go with the likes of Young,Mata,Matic or opt for youth? i think if the former all start i would expect Leicester to grab at least a draw. They have a midfield trio in Ndidi,Tielemans,Maddison that would cause the top two in City,Liverpool problems never mind a slow Mata and Matic and their striker in good form Vardy needs no introduction.

GAA Discussion / Re: Underdogs- Tasty
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:49:44 PM »
I'll only be tuning in for the game, what date is it due on? i suppose Mayo will line out with their junior team along with few senior subs?

GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:48:08 PM »
Connolly starting and McCarthy to midfield would be music to Kerry ears I think
(not that I think Connolly will start, barring unknown injuries)
connollys first start in a real game in 2 years and has looked way off pace in his cameos against Mayo and especially last day , McCarthy has struggled against Mayo and looked very bad last day and moving him to midfield to cover more ground is not going to help him .
Dublin have gone from looking like they have 25 great players to now looking like they are panicking a bit about bench , still think they win with mannion and o Callaghan to be driving force .

I see the Indo are reporting that Bernard Brogan will be on the bench tomorrow, his brother and father were outspoken about him not making the 26 for the last day i'd wonder did that play a part in his recall to the match day panel?

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 12, 2019, 06:42:53 PM »
Looks like David Power who managed Tipps minors to All Ireland in 2011 will become their new senior manager.

GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: September 11, 2019, 02:43:57 PM »
What percentage of viewers want deep insight? Granted most on here do, because they have an above average interest in football. But there are a plethora of people out there who don't really care. They watch the game and some just want the pantomime that Brolly, Spillane and O'Rourke provide.

I think that is undoubtedly true. There is a common misconception that the majority of people tune into the coverage of a match to watch fancy diagrams, multiple camera angles and to be taught tactical analysis by pundits. Maybe some do but I think it is mostly the coaching anoraks who fall into this category. There will be a lot of these coach types who will be delighted that he is gone. I think there was room for a balance somewhere in between. Brolly was capable of analysing a match when he wanted to but he just had no interest in going down that road. 

Personally speaking i think Brolly had probably run his course, he was very entertaining for a while but as with everything his shelf life may well have passed now. He had become increasingly irritable and annoying which only became even more noticeable after Michael Lyster had left. He was like the disruptive schoolboy who the sub teacher just couldn't control any more. Apart from Tomas O'Se and O'Rourke, the lack of chemistry that he had with any of the other pundits was self evident. It probably suits both RTE and Brolly himself, since he might be actually best suited to a format like a podcast where his is the only voice and people can choose to either listen to it or not. That way if you don't like him you can easily avoid him.   

For me he never showed any capabilities and i never found his routine in any way entertaining. RTE are right to pull the plug on this gimmick they more or less created themselves but that plug should have been pulled ages ago.

GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:14:03 AM »
Played his best football for Mayo the first time Horan was manager, one of those players that didn't seem to ever full recovery from they injuries he got. Didn't he play corner back instead of full back the year he won his All-Star?

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 07, 2019, 06:15:57 PM »
Interesting discussion on Klopp. I've always admired him for his attitude, demeanour and the way his teams play. I was unhappy when he went to Liverpool because I suspected he'd be a success there. I don't buy into the "United is so broken that he'd have failed and been out the door in two years" thesis. For a start he has manners and is cutting edge tactically so he'd have had a better chance than LVG and Mourinho. Though it must be accepted the structures at Liverpool are designed for the team to succeed, not to make the most money possible.

Surely any owners looking to make the most money possible would make a bigger effort in trying to make the team succeed on the pitch.

Klopp arrived at Liverpool in October 2015 that season they finished 8th the next two seasons Liverpool finished 4th. Would the United board/owners have the same patience and trust to allow him to re-build the team? in those first few seasons Klopp was given enough time to clear out the dead wood left behind by previous managers and has brought in the likes of Fabinho,Alisson,Robertson,Van Dijk,Salah,Wijnaldum,Mane.

Not comparing like with like but so far Ole has cleared out plenty of dead wood already but plenty more to do (Jones,Rojo,Mata,Matic,Young etc) and his three signings look like good ones but he needed at least another 2 signings this summer (a midfielder and forward) to probably reach his season objectives i reckon. If United don't have Champions league football for next season i expect Ole to be sacked its how this club works now and that tells me United remain a broken club with owners that has little understanding to the rebuilding that is currently required.

General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: September 06, 2019, 02:16:37 PM »
The Joker out next month has some decent trailers  critics saying it's an oscar worthy masterpiece. Will it live up to the hype I'd wonder?

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 06, 2019, 02:00:01 PM »
Really, Klopp wasn't in demand and Liverpool took a gamble?  ::)
Well I suppose you are right in some regards as hiring any manager is a gamble the same as when you sign a player.
United fans should know all about that the past few seasons with big money spent on previously successful managers and players and they turning out to be not so good, but hiring Klopp wasn't the massive gamble you seem to be making out, he had a pretty decent track record and would have been in high demand.
Klopp himself said he turned down several offers but said he couldn't resist Liverpool when they came calling.
Sure he had even turned down Man U the year before as he said it didn't feel like the right club for him.
Pretty sure United would be in a far healthier state now had he decided to manage them.

Thats the six million dollar question, I've mentioned it here before. Would they be better or would he now being laughed at as that German crank with the funny teeth that couldn't handle United? For me the club is broken and managers won't necessarily fix it.

Was he offered the United job? I've seen different quotes attributed to him varying from him having dinner with Fergie and it not coming up in conversation , to him not understanding Fergie, to him saying that he wouldn't of taken the job anyway cause he was still in contract (that I can believe, he seems that type)

Liverpool was a broken club also but in the Fenway sports group owners had the ability to put structures in place to fix things and had a clear vision in how to improve things and bring major progress. Under owners as clueless as United's i think Klopp would have lasted around 2 years.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 05, 2019, 04:00:27 PM »
I'm convinced Mourinho went bald headed after Sanchez to get one up on Guardiola.

I think it was Ed Woodward vanity signing. Di Maria before it and he tried to do the same with Dybala this summer. On the template for success the main question should be do the owners and Ed Woodward have the structures in place with a clear vision for success?

GAA Discussion / Re: Football All Stars 2019
« on: September 05, 2019, 03:18:41 PM »
Current odds with PP would say this is the team:

T O'Sullivan McCaffrey Durcan
McCarthy Fitzsimons Cooper/Boyle
Fenton Moran
McShane Clifford Callaghan
O'Brien Mannion Murphy

Dublin 7.5, Kerry 4, Mayo 1.5, Tyrone 1, Donegal 1

Obviously those odds will change after the replay but the ones in bold are nailed on imo. If Murphy misses out in the forwards, I presume McHugh or McMenamin (14/1) would get one for Donegal instead.

Sean O'Shea and Dean Rock have done their chances no harm with both scoring 0-10 in the final last Sunday, as said already Murphy is one forward that could miss out now.  Cooper has damaged his chance and more so if Jim Gavin decides to drop him for the replay.

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