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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #315 on: September 18, 2017, 09:51:43 PM »
Money can't buy commitment,composure,discipline and determination,the four basic qualities Dublin had yesterday to see them home.Jim Gavin must now be considered the best manager of all time.But for an uncharacteristic miscalculation against Donegal in 2014, he would already be celebrating five in a row.Had he been manager of Mayo yesterday,I have no doubt they would have won.

Money can buy all of the above. It can buy the people to set up the above structures. As for the tactical Substitutions. Jez, how many county teams can bring on players of the caliber of Paul Flynn, Diarmuid Connolly, Kevin McManamon,Bernard Brogan, Niall Scully and Cormac Costello. It's easy make these calls when the players are there.
Like playing cards - easy to play with a great hand or a crap hand. But the good player can make the most of an in between hand.
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #316 on: September 18, 2017, 10:03:43 PM »
Money can't buy commitment,composure,discipline and determination,the four basic qualities Dublin had yesterday to see them home.Jim Gavin must now be considered the best manager of all time.But for an uncharacteristic miscalculation against Donegal in 2014, he would already be celebrating five in a row.Had he been manager of Mayo yesterday,I have no doubt they would have won.

Money can buy all of the above. It can buy the people to set up the above structures. As for the tactical Substitutions. Jez, how many county teams can bring on players of the caliber of Paul Flynn, Diarmuid Connolly, Kevin McManamon,Bernard Brogan, Niall Scully and Cormac Costello. It's easy make these calls when the players are there.
Like playing cards - easy to play with a great hand or a crap hand. But the good player can make the most of an in between hand.

Good to see you giving Kevin his due.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #317 on: September 18, 2017, 10:47:33 PM »
Would love to see Jim in charge of Wicklow or Leitrim


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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #318 on: September 18, 2017, 10:49:43 PM »
He would leave them better than he found them anyways

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #319 on: September 18, 2017, 11:09:56 PM »
He would leave them better than he found them anyways

If you knew Leitrim you might think differently on that one.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #320 on: September 19, 2017, 08:31:08 AM »
For those saying money isn't a problem and that this is a non-issue - then I assume you'd agree the Dublin county board would have no objection to giving a load of it back to central council to redistribute?
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #321 on: September 19, 2017, 08:44:19 AM »
So gavin wouldn't improve leitrim football if he went at it for 3 years..

If you knew football you wouldn't say that,


Or do you still think it's all about money

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #322 on: September 19, 2017, 09:40:39 AM »
 :D

Enjoy the winter lads.

Greatest team of all time. Wont change my mind.

Be a long winter for some of you.


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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #323 on: September 19, 2017, 10:06:31 AM »
So gavin wouldn't improve leitrim football if he went at it for 3 years..

If you knew football you wouldn't say that,


Or do you still think it's all about money

Are you trying to be funny
He would have zero impact on a small county
He has a player population the same as the whole of Ulster combined
And unlimited financial resources

Maybe if he got them all new Toyota cars and SuperValu indorsement deals he might get up a division tops

Bit of reality here please
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #324 on: September 19, 2017, 10:09:37 AM »
He would leave them better than he found them anyways

If you knew Leitrim you might think differently on that one.

He would their county board with a bit more debt anyway


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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #325 on: September 19, 2017, 10:29:48 AM »
Jim Gavin is the ideal man to rescue Ryanair as well.O'Leary out!

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #326 on: September 19, 2017, 10:45:20 AM »
Jim Gavin is the ideal man to rescue Ryanair as well.O'Leary out!

Now there's a thought, he works in the aviation industry as well

Seems that O'Leary's getting all his karma back now in one week

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #327 on: September 19, 2017, 11:22:22 AM »
Amazes me how some people just don't know or don't want to know how talent identity, talent development, elite development and elite preparation works in sport. Sport is a multi-billion euro industry, if winning is somehow just left to culture and wanting it more then someone somewhere is wasting an awful lot money .


Well what are Mayo doing that no one else is doing? Surely Mayo do not have greater resources or playing numbers that Kildare or Meath? And they've drawn twice and lost by a point 2 times in the last 4 years with Dublin, i.e. they're not only competitive an odd day, they're able to match Dublin all the time.

You do have a point to a degree but only to a degree. In the end only 15 players are on the field. If it was 30 a side (on a pitch twice the size, indulge me for the sake of argument!!!) Dublin would win 10 in a row, or more. They might have 40-50 players that are intercounty standard but all you need is 25.

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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #328 on: September 19, 2017, 11:26:25 AM »
But on the law of averages Dublin's 25 will be better than the rest.
Their 21 were better than Mayowestros' on Sunday once again.
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Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« Reply #329 on: September 19, 2017, 12:00:35 PM »
Yeah and Tony McEntee is with Mayo for the love of the game. Give me a break, they spend the most on Senior football preparations and they have and spend so much money they can afford to throw away expensive GPS units.

Anyway, Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.