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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31455 on: May 16, 2019, 02:09:18 PM »
I'm in Antrim and I want the f**k out of it!

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31456 on: May 16, 2019, 02:36:50 PM »
Hoganstand-esque debate there lads!

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31457 on: May 16, 2019, 06:39:35 PM »
Tally is more than capable of shaking up the team that finished the league.

Shame he hadnít given them a bit of a shake before the league finished.
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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31458 on: May 16, 2019, 09:38:29 PM »
Tally is more than capable of shaking up the team that finished the league.

Shame he hadnít given them a bit of a shake before the league finished.

Seriously for a man with such a reputation for being a 'players manager' I'm yet to hear many positive comments about him as a man manager, well apart from his 'love child' Kevin Mc Kernan. Players walking away wouldn't indicate that he is as special as he thinks he is. He has replaced Mark Reid with the Burren sub goalkeeper, what the hell is that all about? I hear there were 5 Carryduff players leading the show against Donegal in Tullylish last week and with total respect to Carryduff, if we are relying on some of those players to beat Armagh then we have very little chance. We have a very average defence, inadequate midfield, I don't include Mooney in that as he is not a midfielder, with an extremely impotent forward line who play in the defence most of the time during games anyway. I read where Tally thinks he is not an overly defensive manager, well I beg to differ and having watched Down play in the league with 12-14 players behind the ball for the majority of games he strikes me as setting a team up very defensively. God help us as I can't see anything other than an Armagh win, I sincerely hope I am wrong though.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31459 on: May 16, 2019, 10:09:59 PM »
FFS Lotto get off the fence, would you?

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31460 on: May 16, 2019, 10:13:57 PM »
FFS Lotto get off the fence, would you?

You trying to be funny?

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31461 on: May 17, 2019, 01:54:45 PM »
We definitely do not have the quality of player that most of the top ten or twelve sides have. But doesn't that make teamwork even more important? I do not see Down players playing as a cohesive unit. It doesn't look like they are following patterns of play.

Donegal came good in 2012 because they followed patterns of play, they were well drilled and worked together, they did not rely on individual talent. I know people will say that their individuals were better then than ours are now but that's not my point. The point is that a Donegal side that was smashed by Armagh came back to claim All-Ireland glory with players that were not as good across the 15 as some of their opponents. Their players improved as individuals after fully committing to working as a team

Gaelic football is an amazing team sport. A fast co-ordinated approach can level two teams up far quicker than almost any other of the major field sports.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31462 on: May 17, 2019, 11:57:32 PM »
Team named as Burns; O'Hagan, Wells, Collins; McAleenan, McKernan, Daniel Guinness; Mooney, Poland; Francis, Jerome Johnston, Maginn; Havern, O'Hare, Harrison.

We will certainly not start in this formation, and like Armagh there could still be changes. McArdle and Flynn are definitely losses and we have pace rather than size across the field. The Armagh side looks as though it as a distinct physical advantage but we will be hoping that our manager reads it better along the way.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31463 on: May 18, 2019, 12:00:04 AM »
If thatís the first 15 I will eat my hat. 9 forwards starting. Iíll give Tally that he fair shakes it up. When was the last time a Carryduff man started? Greg in 97/98?

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31464 on: May 18, 2019, 12:05:19 AM »
A very loose definition of Carryduff man.


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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31465 on: May 18, 2019, 12:09:11 AM »
Give over hardstation ya tube. Go back to the Antrim board. Trying to run down a great. Give over

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31466 on: May 18, 2019, 12:13:37 AM »
Run down a great? Iíd say Greg Blaney would proudly consider himself a Ballycran man.
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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31467 on: May 18, 2019, 02:19:32 AM »
Adrian Scullion.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31468 on: May 18, 2019, 08:26:37 AM »
If thatís the team, I would say we will win, itís not blind optimism but  having watched these players we have a very capable forward line and if we can use paces do guile to beat brawn there will be some on here who will have eat their words. Armagh are no world beaters , they like us have been struggling but we can lift our game and get a result, Down to win by 2-4 points, Tallyís no how, decent weather and a fast game will help us get a result but the kick outs are so important.Minors can also win, some exciting talent on show.
So lads get of the teams back, regardless where the players are from , support the team and lastly Greg Blaney was a devoted and talented hurler and footballer who played football for Ballycran and Carryduff.Having been brought up in Ballycran he obviously would say heís from Ballycran but he was special, silly arguement really !!

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31469 on: May 18, 2019, 06:50:31 PM »