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Peter john

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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #19980 on: June 20, 2020, 04:09:04 PM »
What's the point in league football if there is no promotion or relegation

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« Reply #19981 on: June 20, 2020, 04:15:40 PM »
What's the point in league football if there is no promotion or relegation
True, league games will be played like friendlies i would imagine, especially since they come after the championship and there are no implications on the results

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« Reply #19982 on: June 20, 2020, 06:36:02 PM »
And they will be played in autumn and winter with no county men - madness 
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« Reply #19983 on: June 20, 2020, 06:42:35 PM »
Would everyone be happy enough with finishing the season after the championship? The league might not have appetite at that stage but then with fellas not having much football they might be glad of a few league games. I like the championship format that they have planned.

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« Reply #19984 on: June 20, 2020, 06:59:38 PM »
And they will be played in autumn and winter with no county men - madness

If there is no Promotion or relegation then playing without your county players it wonít make a pile of difference surely
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« Reply #19985 on: June 20, 2020, 08:12:33 PM »
talk of football being a group stage with knockout after they are finished. League to start when championship finishes for both codes minus county players.

Heard that hurling will be run first tho again that was only chat at the start of the week.

Personally i wouldnt want underage back till further down the line and just play senior games.
You are very hard on the kids DR. I donít think they will be any Worse at social distancing Thsn adults with the adrenaline running . The kids need it

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« Reply #19986 on: June 21, 2020, 12:16:30 PM »

Dual club players will suffer with the fixtures recently issued . I was hoping for straight knock out for championship and then league to cater for majority of players to get games and Co players to be released. It's gonna be tough for a lot of teams and that's before injuries, suspensions etc. Think we deserved better

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« Reply #19987 on: June 23, 2020, 02:43:16 PM »
I hear they are Redoing the fixTures after the backlash and the changes in the GAA deadlines. There is a bit of 26/6 divide at the moment and I hope it is temporary

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« Reply #19988 on: June 23, 2020, 04:43:27 PM »
Championship for winning and the league for playing...getting a few games in. A month ago we didnt know if a ball was going to be kicked this year. Now we have club and county championships, a league for club players for a bit of enjoyment.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2020, 04:47:54 PM by bannside »

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« Reply #19989 on: June 23, 2020, 04:50:43 PM »
Fixtures got updated. Bit more spread out which is good to see

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« Reply #19990 on: June 24, 2020, 09:52:03 AM »
talk of football being a group stage with knockout after they are finished. League to start when championship finishes for both codes minus county players.

Heard that hurling will be run first tho again that was only chat at the start of the week.

Personally i wouldnt want underage back till further down the line and just play senior games.
You are very hard on the kids DR. I donít think they will be any Worse at social distancing Thsn adults with the adrenaline running . The kids need it

it seems that way but im looking at it from a responsibility of a club perspective for them. theres an awful bit of pressure on a vol to look after them and make sure they adhere to the rules and guidelines. should anything happen then who will get the blame? it will be the club, covid officer, coach etc who will get blamed by parents - ignoring the fact that they could/might get it anywhere - the club will be the easy way out as they provided somewhere for them to be together.

im a massive advocate of investing in our youth through development of them at school, improving our coaches, spending the investment in them rather than paying a mercenary manager for senior teams and ive been consistent on that, but i believe in protecting them and those who will be looking after them as well.

ive seen the arrangements for the adult teams to return to train in our club and its very strict and has to be run perfectly so as to ensure that it will work and wont cause any potential overlaps if theres other teams there and to then throw 30 kids into the mix is just too much.

let the senior set up run to the end of july and if things are still as good, if not better, then we can get them back again and out playing again. as has been said before, if parents arent comfortable with sending their kids to school and their safety then how can they feel safe sending them to play a close contact sport, it cant be one or the other.
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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #19991 on: June 24, 2020, 10:37:04 AM »
Outdoors vs indoors though DR. Big difference in risk based on what you read. (How accurate that is though who knows)

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« Reply #19992 on: June 27, 2020, 09:22:38 PM »
So counties arenít to have access to club players unTil club championship is over but Croke isnít going to punish anyone who ignores this ... this is Nonsense which looks like a lack of Backbone....


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Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Reply #19994 on: June 28, 2020, 06:51:56 PM »
Several counties have been training for weeks now. Insurance is no issue as players can rock up next club sessions and say injury happened there. With such a lenient and hapless response from croke park to there own rules its no wonder clubs all over are flouting covid guidance. Total lack of desire to enforce there own rules.