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BennyCake

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #1575 on: August 07, 2018, 12:40:18 PM »
What about the other 24 counties? Pretty much sums it up. This is the new cash cow and the c'ship will now resemble this sort of thing, with the other 24 totally disregarded.

Super 8 benefits counties with big squads and big resources. And gives yet another chance to the big guns in case of a slip up.

It's disrespectful to fans expecting them to fork out for 4 games in 4 weeks (inc semi next week).

Kildare played 7 games in 9 weeks and only 2 games were at home.

Yes I've said before the qualifiers are disrespectful to fans too. Armagh had 4 or 5 straight games last year and this, fans getting a couple days notice. To plan a trip to the other end of the country.

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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #1576 on: August 07, 2018, 01:24:42 PM »
From the Super 8 to now the Fantastic 4 its been labelled by some. With extra revenue so important maybe in time a group stage will be introduced for the last 4?

On a scale of one to ten i'd wonder how confident Dublin supporters are to winning four in row All Ireland titles. In their way is Galway who have reached their first All Ireland semi final since 2001, Monaghan who have reached their first semi final since 1988 and Tyrone who they beat by 12 point in their last championship meeting in Croke park.

Wait until the Titanic Two meet. First to 3 wins the final?
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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #1577 on: August 07, 2018, 01:41:59 PM »
From the Super 8 to now the Fantastic 4 its been labelled by some. With extra revenue so important maybe in time a group stage will be introduced for the last 4?

On a scale of one to ten i'd wonder how confident Dublin supporters are to winning four in row All Ireland titles. In their way is Galway who have reached their first All Ireland semi final since 2001, Monaghan who have reached their first semi final since 1988 and Tyrone who they beat by 12 point in their last championship meeting in Croke park.

It was funny to hear RTE use this phrase the day after sky sports coined it.

I think what we need for the super 4 is 2 groups of 2. Each team in the group plays the other team 3 times. Once at home, away and once in croke park. The winners of the two groups then go through to the final where the 2 teams play home, away, and in croke park again. All Ireland final to be scheduled for the 3rd Sunday in December.

We could even market it as a "festive feast of football".
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Re: Super 8s
« Reply #1578 on: August 07, 2018, 01:47:03 PM »
And after forking out for all these extra games 40 is very steep for a semi final ticket.
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« Reply #1579 on: August 07, 2018, 03:26:33 PM »
And after forking out for all these extra games 40 is very steep for a semi final ticket.

Yea bit of a jump up in fairness.

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