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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #195 on: March 14, 2010, 11:09:32 PM »
Latest table (sorry about the formatting!)

1   Down           4   3   0   1   58   41   7
2   Armagh         4   3   1   0   63   39   6
3   Donegal        4   2   2   0   59   47   4
4   Kildare          4   2   2   0   53   51   4
5   Meath          4   2   2   0   47   51   4
6   Laois            4   2   2   0   57   64   4
7   Tipperary      4   1   2   1   48   60   3
8   Westmeath   4   0   4   0   48   80   0

Reckon two wins out of the last three games should be enough for Armagh to finish in the top two given our points difference. Even though it's the highest profile of the three, our game against Down is probably the least important in terms of promotion. It would be less damaging to lose ground to a team already ahead of us than to a team trying to catch us.

Can anyone clarify, when teams are level on points do head to heads ever come into it or is it just down to score difference?
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« Reply #196 on: March 14, 2010, 11:26:05 PM »
Scores difference.

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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #197 on: March 15, 2010, 10:27:08 AM »
Am I right in thinking that its closing in on two years since Westmeath played a league game and didn't lose it?

Yep  :-[ Last league game we won was against the Dubs in the league final in 2008...

Went down to Mullingar for my sins yesterday, brutal altogether, I don't know what corner Hackett was on about having turned but it wasn't a big one anyway. He should save that claptrap for the dressing room anyway and not be trying to appease supporters via the media. Westmeath were taken apart yesterday, you should always win a game you score 3 goals in and keep a clean sheet but in reality we were cleaned out, especially in the middle. There was no pressure on the ball coming in whatsoever and in the end we were well beat. Disgrace to conceed 24 points in any match, never mind in your own venue. The only positive from yesterday is that he didn't involve the U21s, hopefully they can extract some revenge for that mauling on Wed...
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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #198 on: March 21, 2010, 08:28:08 AM »
Allianz National Football League Division 2
   Team         P   W   D   L   F   A   +/-   Pts
1   Down      5   4   1   0   2-68   2-44   24   9
2   Armagh      5   3   0   2   3-63   3-46   17   6
3   Donegal      5   3   0   2   6-53   3-49   13   6
4   Meath      5   3   0   2   3-51   4-51   -3   6
5   Kildare      4   2   0   2   2-47   2-45   2   4
6   Laois         5   2   0   3   2-63   7-56   -8   4
7   Tipperary      5   1   1   3   5-44   3-63   -13   3
8   Westmeath   4   0   0   4   5-33   4-68   -32   0



Well it looks like its getting interesting in the fight for 2nd place. Down setting the pace and are good money to win DIv 2 anyway but Armagh, Meath, Donegal and pending todays game Kildare all moving to 6 points. Meath have fared poorly in the scoring stakes as the forwards have wasted plenty of goal chances so far through the campaign just like last year.

Kildare haven't shown the form they are capable of yet but will leapfrog Meath with a win today. Donegal and Armagh have shown very similar strong scoring rates and lead the race for second place. but with 4 points still up for grabs (Westmeath and Kildare with 6 still to play for) no ones place on the table is guaranteed, however Westmeath Tipperary and Laois are out of the running for the top spot, with everyone else still with the possibility of 1st place, mathematically at least.
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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #199 on: March 21, 2010, 11:10:43 AM »
Tipperary lost by a point last night, I hope they can stay up. Westmeath look gone, so its probably between Laois and Tipp for the other relegation place.

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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #200 on: March 21, 2010, 11:39:31 AM »
Down have scored a total of 2-68 in their 5 games.

Paul McComiskey 1-12 (9f)
Martin Clarke 0-14 (7f)
John Clarke 0-12 (1f)
Ambrose Rodgers 0-9 (1f)
Brendan Coulter 1-4
Conor Laverty 0-4
Daniel Hughes 0-3
Conor Maginn 0-3
Mark Poland 0-3 (2f)
Conor Garvey 0-1
Stephen Kearney 0-1
Peter Fitzpatrick 0-1
Kevin McKernan 0-1

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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #201 on: March 21, 2010, 04:25:48 PM »
Allianz National Football League Division 2
   Team         P   W   D   L   F   A   +/-   Pts
1   Down      5   4   1   0   2-68   2-44   24   9
2   Armagh      5   3   0   2   3-63   3-46   17   6
3   Donegal      5   3   0   2   6-53   3-49   13   6
4   Meath      5   3   0   2   3-51   4-51   -3   6
5   Kildare      4   2   0   2   2-47   2-45   2   4
6   Laois         5   2   0   3   2-63   7-56   -8   4
7   Tipperary      5   1   1   3   5-44   3-63   -13   3
8   Westmeath   4   0   0   4   5-33   4-68   -32   0

Despite last night's abomination, two wins should see Armagh up in second spot. Meath's score difference will count against them, as will Kildare's by the looks of things. Donegal have a similar total to us, but a victory there will knock them out of the equation. Would be great to right yesterday's wrong as soon as possible, and I'd like to think that the opportunity to do so in a league final will provide enough motivation for our final two games.

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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #202 on: March 21, 2010, 04:56:32 PM »
Anybody have the remaining fixtures?

Donegal have two home games against Armagh and Meath. Both winnable, but both very losable as well, particularly given our patchy form so far in this league campaign (god help us if Michael Murphy gets injured!). Should be safe from the drop with six points, but another point is probably needed to make sure.

Not too optimistic about the last Sunday in May at this point, but low expectations are always helpful when it comes to Donegal. Plus, Down always seem to be talked up, only to disappoint (a bit like Derry), so I wouldn't be writing us off completely (I do remember certain Down board members telling us we'd no hope before the '06 meeting!).

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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #203 on: March 21, 2010, 05:05:58 PM »
Remaining NFL – Div. Two Fixtures

Saturday 27 March (7.30)
Laois v Kildare (Portlaois) – Referee: Patrick Fox
Donegal v Meath (Ballybofey) – Referee: Martin Sludden
Sunday 28th March (2.30)
Armagh v Tipperary (Crossmaglen) – Referee: Martin Higgins
Westmeath v Down (Mullingar) – Referee: Gearoid Ó Conamha
Sunday 11 April (2.30)
Down v Laois (Newry) – Referee: TBA
Meath v Kildare (Navan) – Referee: TBA
Donegal v Armagh (Letterkenny) – Referee: TBA
Tipperary v Westmeath (Thurles) – Referee: TBA


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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #204 on: March 21, 2010, 05:23:39 PM »
Meath-Kildare and Donegal-Armagh on the last day will be interesting to say the least.
I think Laois can do us a favour in the next round but Armagh should beat Tipp in Cross.
Don't really fancy us to get anything from the trip to Donegal tbh.
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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #205 on: March 21, 2010, 08:23:05 PM »
Westmeath v Down (Mullingar) – Referee: Gearoid Ó Conamha

Oh FFS

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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #206 on: March 21, 2010, 08:47:02 PM »
Tipperary lost by a point last night, I hope they can stay up. Westmeath look gone, so its probably between Laois and Tipp for the other relegation place.
Thanks for the good wishes Trevor, but that 1st round defeat against Laois has really put us in a very tight spot.  Not gone yet, but depending on favours from Kildare and Down in their matches against Laois.  Whatever happens we have competed well in Div. 2 considering that 2 years ago we were playing i n Div. 4.  Maybe, promotion to Div. 2 came a year early, as judging on our form this year, I think we would have got promotion from Div. 3 at our ease this year and would have been better equipped for Div. 2 next year.  Good to see Down on their way to Div. 1.  Hopefully they will win their last 2 matches so that Tipp will be the only team to take a point from them!!.

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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #207 on: March 21, 2010, 09:10:58 PM »
Feck don't know what to make of Kildare, very sluggish, look disorganised and now we're heading towards an unsettled team. Very frustrating, should beat Laois but it's a derby so who knows and Meath games are always tight, won't win promotion this year.

At least Kevin O'Neill has found favour again.
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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #208 on: March 21, 2010, 11:46:55 PM »
We made Westmeath look like Micko's Kerry at their peak at times today during the first half. Very few positives to take out of it really.

Its taken twelve months but finally we have our full-back returned - leave him there now and let him get match sharp.

We keep having to rely on the older experienced heads which is also a worry. Rainbow showed real leadership during the first half and Roli turned the tide around at midfield. JD wasn't at the races at all in the first half but his last two scores when we really needed him oozed class.

A few poor kickouts from Paul Flood were punished. I thought this would be the perfect game to give Robbie Eyres a run. Hard to know what McGeeney's thoughts on the 1 jersey are at the moment. I think he might stick with Corley come the championship.

Leper and Morgan Flaherty both did well. Two certs for the Championship XV I'd have thought. Alan Smith and Mikey Conway can't come back soon enough. There's no guarantee either will be in the form they were in last summer though.

Not at all confident heading to Port Laoise now. At least our indifferent form will force people to become a bit more realistic and we won't be hyped up like we were in the national media before last summer.
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Re: NFL Division 2 2010
« Reply #209 on: March 22, 2010, 12:06:39 AM »
Westmeath v Down (Mullingar) – Referee: Gearoid Ó Conamha

Oh FFS

I think he is the best of the 4 refs down for division 2 this weekend.
As Down are the greatest team ever to grace a gaelic football field I do not think they will have any bother next weekend. Poor old Westmeath are just lambs to the slaughter.  :D