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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2020, 06:57:33 PM »
Midfield O'Shea and O'Se for me

Tohill unlucky

Darragh O'Se very over rated. When it was properly put up to him he never won the battle. Played in an alright Kerry side that when tested usually lost.

That's about the tall and short of it for Dara, v good but not elite on a par with Paul McGrane, John McDermott ... Tohill easily better not even a question. J70 prob still smarting from all those Donegal men bouncing of him in the 93 UF

I'll grant you that that was about the most awesome single senior football performance I've ever seen.

In terms of single-handedly dominating a game, a few of Murphy's performances last year would come close, but not quite. Whelan against us in the 2002 quarter final replay too.

Dooher 07 gotta be in there too?  ;)

I think the game was over by the time he mouthed his way into an uppercut from Colm McFadden.  ;) ;D

Pure Donegal ignorance, made all the worse by the fact it was meant for Coldrick.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2020, 07:57:00 PM »
No harm, but if Tohill isn't one of the midfield pairing then the selection is a joke.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2020, 09:15:12 PM »
I like articles written by Tomas and Dara and I liked them as footballers and people but I have said for a long time that I think the O'Se lads shouldn't all get on every one of these teams.......just seems that people put them down without putting any real thought into it.
Moynihan too, should not be full back but maybe somewhere else.....Fenton has to be midfield and for me with Tohill or Cavanagh but prob go to 2 Kerry men.....

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« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2020, 09:31:51 PM »
I like articles written by Tomas and Dara and I liked them as footballers and people but I have said for a long time that I think the O'Se lads shouldn't all get on every one of these teams.......just seems that people put them down without putting any real thought into it.
Moynihan too, should not be full back but maybe somewhere else.....Fenton has to be midfield and for me with Tohill or Cavanagh but prob go to 2 Kerry men.....

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2020, 01:25:39 PM »
Watched some of the podcast this morning about the midfielders. Voting at present is:
1. Jack O'Shea - 5500 votes
2. Brian Fenton - 4200
3. Dara O'Se - 2600
4. Anthony Tohill
5. Sean Cavanagh
6. Dermot Early
7. Aiden O'Se
8. WJ McPadden
9. John McDermott
10. Ciaran Whelan
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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2020, 02:17:43 PM »
It is impossible to compare players from different eras.
It always has been.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2020, 04:49:35 PM »
John McDermott was superb. He wasnít the cleanest at times but a great footballer. Deserves to be much higher up that list.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2020, 01:12:36 PM »
It is impossible to compare players from different eras.
It always has been.

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Television coverage was poor in the early days of the Sunday Game. Few games were covered.

40 years is too broad a timeline. If they went for best 15 of the 80's 90's 00's and 10's it would be more reflective of each era and the brand of football.

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« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2020, 01:20:26 PM »
Watched some of the podcast this morning about the midfielders. Voting at present is:
1. Jack O'Shea - 5500 votes
2. Brian Fenton - 4200
3. Dara O'Se - 2600
4. Anthony Tohill
5. Sean Cavanagh
6. Dermot Early
7. Aiden O'Se
8. WJ McPadden
9. John McDermott
10. Ciaran Whelan

The top ten midfielders of the All Star era and Brian Mullins isn't in it?

A joke! 


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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2020, 03:56:31 PM »
Watched some of the podcast this morning about the midfielders. Voting at present is:
1. Jack O'Shea - 5500 votes
2. Brian Fenton - 4200
3. Dara O'Se - 2600
4. Anthony Tohill
5. Sean Cavanagh
6. Dermot Early
7. Aiden O'Se
8. WJ McPadden
9. John McDermott
10. Ciaran Whelan

Fenton and Tohill would be my choice. Two class, all round footballers who are/were good for 3/4 points a game while still dominating around the middle.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2020, 04:28:15 PM »
Fenton better than Tohill??? Seriously???

Tohill and Jacko are miles ahead of the rest.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2020, 05:07:12 PM »
Watched some of the podcast this morning about the midfielders. Voting at present is:
1. Jack O'Shea - 5500 votes
2. Brian Fenton - 4200
3. Dara O'Se - 2600
4. Anthony Tohill
5. Sean Cavanagh
6. Dermot Early
7. Aiden O'Se
8. WJ McPadden
9. John McDermott
10. Ciaran Whelan

The top ten midfielders of the All Star era and Brian Mullins isn't in it?

A joke!

In fairness Mullins had a bad Car accident in 1980 and never reached the heights of previous years.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2020, 07:21:32 PM »
It should be two from Cavanagh/Fenton/Tohill for me.

Jack O'Shea a bit before my time.

Cavanagh achieved more than Tohill but probably isn't the most likeable individual. His performances in the big games at the biggest moments were absolutely clutch.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2020, 07:27:11 PM »
It should be two from Cavanagh/Fenton/Tohill for me.

Jack O'Shea a bit before my time to appreciate his peak.

Cavanagh achieved more than Tohill but probably isn't the most likeable individual. His performances in the big games at the biggest moments were absolutely clutch.

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Re: All Stars of the Sunday Game era.
« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2020, 08:27:52 PM »
You can take your pick of the half forwards now.
Looking at how the voting has gone so far, I'd say the HF line will be Spillane, Connolly and AN Other [but must be from Kerry or Dublin  ;) ]
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