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Mac2

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Football Diatribe
« on: July 27, 2015, 12:41:42 PM »
Haven't read this guy before but he fairly gets stuck into the state of football.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football-continues-to-lose-its-lustre-1.2297689

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 12:48:46 PM »
Haven't read this guy before but he fairly gets stuck into the state of football.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football-continues-to-lose-its-lustre-1.2297689
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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 12:54:53 PM »
I'm getting very sick of the state of football rants.

That's the game, if you don't like it, f**k off and play/watch a different game.

Its better in almost every way from 'back in the day', and it will continue to evolve.

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 01:32:29 PM »
Haven't read this guy before but he fairly gets stuck into the state of football.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football-continues-to-lose-its-lustre-1.2297689

100% agree with him. What we are watching these days is utter muck. People talk about the game evolving, I disagree. We are stuck with blanket defences forever unless we change the rules. Those saying there is nothing wrong with the game have the head where the sun don't shine.

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2015, 01:50:48 PM »
Funny how hurling escapes this type of criticism. Sweepers and defensive systems in hurling are so much harder t look at. It ain't hurling as we know it!

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2015, 01:58:41 PM »
Haven't read this guy before but he fairly gets stuck into the state of football.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football-continues-to-lose-its-lustre-1.2297689
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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 02:13:16 PM »
Funny how hurling escapes this type of criticism. Sweepers and defensive systems in hurling are so much harder t look at. It ain't hurling as we know it!

Hurling has gone through a massive change this year with what Waterford/Clare/Cork have been doing. There were plenty of instances over the weekend in the hurling when the ball carrier was surrounded by 2/3/4 defenders and blown up for overcarrying which hasn't really been seen before.

It will be interesting to see how Kilkenny get on with that come the business end!

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 02:15:42 PM »
Funny how hurling escapes this type of criticism. Sweepers and defensive systems in hurling are so much harder t look at. It ain't hurling as we know it!

Hurling has gone through a massive change this year with what Waterford/Clare/Cork have been doing. There were plenty of instances over the weekend in the hurling when the ball carrier was surrounded by 2/3/4 defenders and blown up for overcarrying which hasn't really been seen before.

It will be interesting to see how Kilkenny get on with that come the business end!

They'll take the necessary extra steps to avoid that situation!  ;)

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2015, 02:27:29 PM »
I think it's ironic that journalists who tell us exactly what other journalists tell us find football boring.

Why did he feel the need to tell us this?

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2015, 02:46:46 PM »
Sounds like he'd rather watch Kerry hand pass the ball all the way down the field into the net against hapless opponents running up cricket scores back in the day than have a team set up defensively to stop them. The stuff about the guy not ever going to watch Cork-Kerry again just sounds made up. I wonder though is this how the neutral now views the game.

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2015, 03:02:19 PM »
Writing negative articles about the state of gaelic football is handy money for a sports journalist.
Martin Breheny has built an entire career out of this type of thing.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

LeoMc

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2015, 03:46:37 PM »
Haven't read this guy before but he fairly gets stuck into the state of football.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football-continues-to-lose-its-lustre-1.2297689
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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2015, 04:49:43 PM »
Haven't read this guy before but he fairly gets stuck into the state of football.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football-continues-to-lose-its-lustre-1.2297689

Why did this man put all these words together and why would someone pay him to do so?

Monumental pile of nothing to say

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2015, 04:57:02 PM »
Haven't read this guy before but he fairly gets stuck into the state of football.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football-continues-to-lose-its-lustre-1.2297689

Why did this man put all these words together and why would someone pay him to do so?

Monumental pile of nothing to say

He's writing for the Irish Times so he must have something important to say.

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Re: Football Diatribe
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2015, 05:21:47 PM »
I think he is correct. The advances of Fermanangh, westmeath and sligo and some tight 'exciting' games has managed to cover up the mediocre skills on display. Handpassing is now accepted as the norm for defences and attackers in moving the ball up the field. Last night the Sunday game highlighted a passage of Kildares play where there was 25 passes , most of the from the hand, before the ball was kicked wide of the goal. Is that the future of football. Its becoming more like soccer. Maybe thats the direction some people want it to go? The one on one battles are almost a thing of the past except where a target full forward is employed. And all in the name of tactics.