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NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: January 10, 2020, 05:09:45 PM »
Agurably the most interesting and should be the most competitive of all four divisions.

The teams

Armagh
Cavan
Clare
Fermanagh
Kildare
Laois
Roscommon
Westmeath

Round 1 games

Saturday January 25th

Armagh v Cavan, Athletic Grounds, 7pm

Sunday January 26th
Westmeath v Clare, TEG Cusack Park, 2pm
Roscommon v Laois, Dr Hyde Park, 2pm
Kildare v Fermanagh, Newbridge, 2.30pm

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 05:23:17 PM »
The real League.
There will be some scrap to avoid the dreaded last 2 positions!!
1 BIG CUP and 1 Cupeen so far....

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 06:16:16 PM »
The real League.
There will be some scrap to avoid the dreaded last 2 positions!!

Iím gonna day Westmeath and Laois. Cavan May be in trouble with all the players they have lost

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 06:53:49 PM »
Fermanagh have a very tough start.
Away to Kildare and then home to Roscommon.
The adsence of Sean Quigley is a big blow as he has been our top scorer for the past 2 seasons. Tomas Corrigan is back in the panel but he hasn't really played at this level in over 2 years so it's a big ask but he has the talent.
Wouldn't read much into the McKenna cup games as we were definitely having a look at alot of players .
If we get anything out of those first 2 games ( very much like last year when we were at home to Cork and away to Tipp) then we could be in the promotion race.
If we get beaten in those 2 games then we will be in the dogfight to stay up.
I expect Kildare to go up with one of Roscommon and Armagh to join them but I have been tipping Armagh to go up for a few years and somehow, come the last few games, they manage to get themselves involved in the relegation battle.

Think that Westmeath and Clare will get relegated.
Brennan is a big loss for Clare
« Last Edit: January 10, 2020, 06:57:16 PM by FermGael »
Wanted.  Forwards to take frees.
Not fussy.  Any sort of ability will be considered

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 06:57:50 PM »
Clare could end up in a bit of bother with no Gary Brennan or Jamie Malone.

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2020, 12:52:15 PM »
Rossies have a hard draw 4 away games to Fermanagh, Kildare, Cavan and Armagh, they will need to pick up 6pts from their 3 home games and 5 or 6 more from the 4 away games to insure promotion and there is nothing handy there, their last 2 games is away to Cavan and Armagh which will be at championship level at that stage. Promotion is a big ask in the circumstances.
I am really looking forward to the campaign and those away journeys especially.

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 05:46:56 PM »
Cavan away to Armagh, Laois, Fermanagh and Kildare. First game away to Armagh. Our last 2 games are away to Kildare and finally home to Roscommon.
 Think if we don't make some hay in the middle part of league especially in Breffni we will be in serious trouble for the home straight.
 We're missing a good few of our starting line up and although that's a chance for others to step up I'd be worried from a physical point of view that we are prime candidates to be bullied out of it in a lot of the games. Division 2 is a tough baptism if you're blooding too many.
 Bookies have us at 5/2 to drop which is maybe about right. 4 others at shorter odds but anyone can beat anyone in this division and there's usually one that upsets the books either way.

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 11:16:56 PM »
Cavan are going to bate Armagh.

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2020, 02:26:25 AM »
Cavan are going to bate Armagh.

Of course they will, any time the ref  is not looking, but who will get the points?
If at first you don't succeed, then goto Plan B

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2020, 10:11:42 AM »
Cavan are going to bate Armagh.

Of course they will, any time the ref  is not looking, but who will get the points?

Ah here.

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2020, 04:54:49 PM »
Kildare will win league handy enough handy enough.  Jack is above in Kildare 5 times a week for training.  The Rossies or Armagh will challenge for second place.

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2020, 05:36:23 PM »
Kildare will win league handy enough handy enough.  Jack is above in Kildare 5 times a week for training.  The Rossies or Armagh will challenge for second place.

Aye but they wont be able to afford having a team next year so will forfeit their place in Div 1

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2020, 06:09:39 PM »
Ricey will have a plan to ensure Fermanagh are difficult to beat.Could be dark horse for promotion imo.

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2020, 07:05:46 PM »
Ricey will have a plan to ensure Fermanagh are difficult to beat.Could be dark horse for promotion imo.

Difficult to beat yeah, but will struggle to kick enough scores to win games. Expect more of the same as the past 2 years, and if struggling after first 2 games expect it to get even more defensive.

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Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2020, 10:35:35 AM »
Will the 2 relegated teams be in tier 2 unless they get to their provincial final?