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« Reply #17910 on: May 22, 2019, 09:25:14 AM »
whens the the qualifiers?

thats what we should be looking to cause unless the Tyrone players go on the piss sat night and play with 10 players we wont get close to them
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« Reply #17911 on: May 22, 2019, 03:23:44 PM »
they can go on the Piss on sat night if they want as the match in sat evening! You mustn't have bought your ticket yet!

Pointless match just shows need for tiered Championship

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« Reply #17912 on: May 22, 2019, 09:16:18 PM »
The preparation sounds like it’s been a bit of a joke. Fair played to the lads who are hanging in and trying their best because it couldn’t be easy being an Antrim footballer.

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« Reply #17913 on: May 22, 2019, 10:45:23 PM »
Catch yourselves on lads, it's a football match between 30-42 or so local men, all of whom are super fit and surely playing competitive football most of their lives, how can it not be finely balanced ?

Assuming Antrim pick from a potential players pool of 109,653 twenty to thirty-four year old taigs, spread in 34 senior teams, Tyrone from an equivalent pool of 48,019 in 49 senior teams,  this is an imbalance.

The math is elementary, we all know it...
Must be a culture thing; twenty year CB compunction maybe, or more...

Ps and they say there are too many teams in Belfast... 8)

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« Reply #17914 on: May 23, 2019, 09:17:27 AM »
Best of luck to all concerned.  Hopefully the players will rise to the occasion.  If we scrap for every ball and play a good brand of football then that’s all we ask, put some pride into the jersey.  I’ll only be on here moaning on Sunday if we are pedestrian and use negative tactics (the Marshes last year).

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« Reply #17915 on: May 23, 2019, 09:27:40 AM »
In Colm Coopers book he has a chapter where he talks about his admiration for players in the weaker counties. Its easy for players in Tyrone and Kerry to be highly motivated and giving a massive commitment when they are seen as heroes in their community, have big financial backing and a realistic chance of reaching the latter stages of the All Ireland and playing in front of 40,000 people.

In Antrim we have players putting in the same hours every week, making the same commitment and getting no thanks or respect from anyone. Playing in front of just 30 people at Corrigan Park. Some of them probably getting bad manners for choosing to commit to county instead of just their own club. Its hard to find a good reason why any of them would want to be there, but they are. 

Lets keep that in mind if they are hammered by Tyrone and are being ridiculed in the media and throughout the country.

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« Reply #17916 on: May 23, 2019, 11:31:12 AM »
they can go on the Piss on sat night if they want as the match in sat evening! You mustn't have bought your ticket yet!

Pointless match just shows need for tiered Championship

no, most def not.

I dont want to see our county get beat but thats the reality of where we are. we not good enough to compete and a tiered championship is whats needed. Its been required for a long time but sadly theres too many counties feel they should be competing for Sam, despite the fact that they will never come close to winning it.

The hurling has proved that it works and that teams are where they can be to compete and get more games. Its just the lack of coverage thats killing  it.
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« Reply #17917 on: May 24, 2019, 01:04:00 PM »
Good luck to the boys tomorrow night and regardless of the result fair play to them for the effort they put in

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« Reply #17918 on: May 25, 2019, 07:23:44 PM »
Wheres Bannside at?  Need some optimism at this juncture 😕

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« Reply #17919 on: May 25, 2019, 07:39:49 PM »
Wouldn’t be too hard on the team.  Nightmare draw and played with a bit of enterprise.  Some good spells going forward.  Just a group of decent club players plugging away against a top team who are years in the making.  Fitzpatrick is really the only quality we have.  He’d make a lot of teams.  No quick fixes, when you’re at the bottom it’s tough.

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« Reply #17920 on: May 25, 2019, 08:33:14 PM »
Definitely no shame in that performance from Antrim, never realised there were so many not wanting to play

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« Reply #17921 on: May 25, 2019, 08:39:08 PM »
Wouldn’t be too hard on the team.  Nightmare draw and played with a bit of enterprise.  Some good spells going forward.  Just a group of decent club players plugging away against a top team who are years in the making.  Fitzpatrick is really the only quality we have.  He’d make a lot of teams.  No quick fixes, when you’re at the bottom it’s tough.
More or less spot on. We barely have a single player in the county who would be worth 2d above Division 3. A lot of these players have played underage inter-county football where we are perennial also rans or the whipping boys too. No great surprise that it carries through to senior. No manager is going to improve our lot any time soon. Neither is a new stadium dála an scéil.


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« Reply #17922 on: May 25, 2019, 08:40:40 PM »
Definitely no shame in that performance from Antrim, never realised there were so many not wanting to play
That’s a red herring. They wouldn’t be a pile better than the lads who were playing. Not a jot of difference would it make.


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« Reply #17923 on: May 25, 2019, 09:02:30 PM »
Definitely no shame in that performance from Antrim, never realised there were so many not wanting to play
That’s a red herring. They wouldn’t be a pile better than the lads who were playing. Not a jot of difference would it make.

Ah come on........a cargin / st galls  combo would be better on their own

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« Reply #17924 on: May 25, 2019, 09:06:09 PM »
Definitely no shame in that performance from Antrim, never realised there were so many not wanting to play
That’s a red herring. They wouldn’t be a pile better than the lads who were playing. Not a jot of difference would it make.

Ah come on........a cargin / st galls  combo would be better on their own
Again, neither of those clubs have anyone who would count against Tyrone or any county in Div 1 or 2. They may slightly improve us but we would still be tanked by any half decent county.