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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31605 on: August 09, 2019, 05:59:21 PM »
The championship seems a dead duck, i detect v little interest. It's either Kilcoo or Burren, and the back door renders all the early games fairly meaningless

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31606 on: August 09, 2019, 09:56:13 PM »
What makes you think thereís no interest in it

ApresMatch

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31607 on: August 09, 2019, 10:59:06 PM »
The championship seems a dead duck, i detect v little interest. It's either Kilcoo or Burren, and the back door renders all the early games fairly meaningless


Let me guess, youíre Ďa glass half emptyí kinda guy?

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« Reply #31608 on: August 10, 2019, 08:50:03 AM »
 Betfair, just sit at home, no point on you going to any matches, you must of stood outside some games and took a straw poll to gage interest, your typical of a minority of supporters who just like to moan.

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« Reply #31609 on: August 10, 2019, 08:59:16 AM »
Iíd say you would have to go back to 2002 or so to find the last time the Down SFC was anything but a one horse or two horse race.

This doesnít make it a dead duck, but personally Iíve never seen the need/will for a back door in an uncompetitive championship. In this yearís iteration, the chances of both Burren and Kilcoo being beaten twice by anyone other than each other, would be next to none. So when we all re-enter as back door teams, itís sadly just to make up the numbers.

After seeing Glasdrumman pulling out this week, it put a feeling in my head that if it was possible for clubs to indicate pre-championship whether they wish to use or decline a ďback door passĒ, Iíd expect 50%+ of clubs would decline.

Hopefully our championship gets more competitive soon.

befair

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31610 on: August 10, 2019, 11:28:10 AM »
What makes you think thereís no interest in it

The scarcity of comments on this forum is just one example

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31611 on: August 10, 2019, 06:25:52 PM »
Wobbler , your right that the back door system leads to some mid matches and I sympathise with teams like Glassdrumman who get thumped first day out and donít fancy a repeat dose, a straight knock out competition is what is needed but that will deprive the county of much needed revenue, but thatís whatís needed to inject a bit of added interest in our championships

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31612 on: August 10, 2019, 07:38:23 PM »
Waterlogged pitch in Kilcoo tonight so both the IFC and SFC games were postponed.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31613 on: August 10, 2019, 09:27:23 PM »
Waterlogged pitch in Kilcoo tonight so both the IFC and SFC games were postponed.

An absolute farce if Iím honest..

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« Reply #31614 on: August 10, 2019, 09:29:29 PM »
Waterlogged pitch in Kilcoo tonight so both the IFC and SFC games were postponed.

An absolute farce if Iím honest..
Did you see pictures of the pitch. Goalkeepers area was basically a swimming pool

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31615 on: August 10, 2019, 09:47:51 PM »
Waterlogged pitch in Kilcoo tonight so both the IFC and SFC games were postponed.

An absolute farce if Iím honest..
Did you see pictures of the pitch. Goalkeepers area was basically a swimming pool

I did as I was at it.. that swimming pool was gone in about 15 seconds. However Iíve no issue with the postponements.. they stripped the main pitch and started to set up the back pitch, still charging and allowing cars in when cars where streaming out of the place. Communication was shite..

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31616 on: August 10, 2019, 11:41:21 PM »
Waterlogged pitch in Kilcoo tonight so both the IFC and SFC games were postponed.

An absolute farce if Iím honest..

Itís not really a farce though is it? Very bad weather, 4 teams, 4 sets of supporters, two different throw in times, one road in and out, not the easiest to manage Iíd imagine. Probably tried all they could to get at least one played and left to the last minute to decide. These things happen, move on.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31617 on: August 11, 2019, 10:59:28 AM »
All the football played this weekend and the topic is a waterlogged pitch. This is ridiculous.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31618 on: August 11, 2019, 05:17:54 PM »
Some guys just look at any opportunity to moan. Grow up

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #31619 on: August 11, 2019, 10:17:35 PM »
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