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delgany

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They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:37:12 PM »
El President  thinks it would be an idea to scrap back passes to the goalkeeper !  If you are a goalkeeper, they dont want you anymore ....not part of the team.... when is this all going to stop!

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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 05:42:43 PM »
Not quite sure how this might even slightly solve the problem of a team playing the ball monotonously around their half back line.

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 05:49:24 PM »
Last year in the McKenna Cup, because of the handpass rule, the ball was constantly being kicked back to the keeper.  The Armagh Monaghan match was nuts, with one ball after another kicked back to Beggan. 

I don't see that the ball going back to the keeper has been a major issue since then.  In fact, some of the crazy play of goalies can be very entertaining, particularly when they decide that their best role is to be a ball-playing CHB and end up losing the ball in possession. 

 


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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 06:11:10 PM »
This president is right up there with the worst presidents we've ever had. We need to get through his tenure with the least damage possible done to our games. Then we must aim to recover from it.

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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 08:15:43 PM »
Trying to solve a problem which does not even exist.

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 08:21:28 PM »
Trying to solve a problem which does not even exist.

Exactly! That's such a minor issue if it's an issue at all.
John Horan is coming out with an initiative a week and hoping some of them will find favour with the public and deflect from the big issue.
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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 08:48:36 PM »
Iím surprised by the replies. When a team tries to play keep-ball near the end of a game then they have their keeper as an extra man (unless the other team moves theirs out to mark someone). This would aim to remove that option.

Compared to the forward only sideline ball I think itís ingenious.

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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 08:54:30 PM »
This president is right up there with the worst presidents we've ever had. We need to get through his tenure with the least damage possible done to our games. Then we must aim to recover from it.

100%. As Tubberman says it's deflecting from the real issue at hand. Is John Horan the GAA president or a mouthpiece for Dublin?
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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2019, 08:59:26 PM »
El President  thinks it would be an idea to scrap back passes to the goalkeeper !  If you are a goalkeeper, they dont want you anymore ....not part of the team.... when is this all going to stop!
Is it okay if the goalie runs out a bit and receives a forward pass?   

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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2019, 09:26:12 PM »
Last year in the McKenna Cup, because of the handpass rule, the ball was constantly being kicked back to the keeper.  The Armagh Monaghan match was nuts, with one ball after another kicked back to Beggan. 

I don't see that the ball going back to the keeper has been a major issue since then.  In fact, some of the crazy play of goalies can be very entertaining, particularly when they decide that their best role is to be a ball-playing CHB and end up losing the ball in possession.

Monaghan are (or were with Malachy) good at exploiting the rules to the fullest. They beat Dublin in the league because they turned the whole game into an aussie rules match.

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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2019, 06:03:56 PM »
What the f**k is Donal Og Cusack doing comparing not passing to goalkeepers to British colonial rule??

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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2019, 06:44:30 PM »
I think it's worth a go, will incentivise teams to push up man for man on kick outs.

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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2019, 07:03:03 PM »
Will keeper be able to use his feet though? Just not handle it?

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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2019, 07:18:48 PM »
Itís an absolute bullshit concept that wonít last a month.

Iíd expect they will also have to rewrite the rule book to clearly define the role of the goalkeeper and demand that every team must have one in place at all times. As far as I can see it as currently an assumption rather than a rule that you must have one.

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Re: They'll soon do away with Goalkeepers completely!
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2019, 07:48:36 PM »
Trying to solve a problem which does not even exist.

Exactly! That's such a minor issue if it's an issue at all.
John Horan is coming out with an initiative a week and hoping some of them will find favour with the public and deflect from the big issue.

It is becoming a issue, hence why it should be looked at before it becomes like soccer.  I've seen teams kick sideline balls back to the keeper about 30 yards back.. Safety first approach is boring.. Not many want to see that