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« Reply #180 on: November 21, 2020, 11:25:18 PM »
Donegal are fairly being talked up. What are we basing this on?

We are basing it on Kerry being out of the championship.

On Mayo being Mayo.

On Cork being a 3rd division team.

On Tipp and Cavan being still in the championship by default.

There is no one else to talk up!  :-\

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« Reply #181 on: November 21, 2020, 11:27:18 PM »
Class acts. Just absolutely miles ahead but its down to the rest to catch up
Go away Jarlath.
The rest haven't got 1.4m population nor around 40% of all Irish economic activity
You can cry about how unfair it is or you can grow a pair of balls, remove your head from your hole and do something about it. At the end of the day its 15 vs 15 and they are only human. Meath were beat mentally before a ball was kicked.

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« Reply #182 on: November 21, 2020, 11:28:01 PM »
I also wonder that. Theyíre obviously very good but Tyrone had a chance to beat them. Tyrone wouldnít have the chance to beat Dublin I expect.  Donegal post Ulster havenít done it this past few years. To go from not making a breakthrough to beating Dublin would be a massive step.

Tyrone had a chance as the weather conditions made the game more of a lottery than it should have been. Serious talent in all sectors. The new recruits appear to be fairly fearless. Of course Dublin and Croke Pk knockout football will be a serious leveller.

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« Reply #183 on: November 21, 2020, 11:30:18 PM »
Class acts. Just absolutely miles ahead but its down to the rest to catch up
Go away Jarlath.
The rest haven't got 1.4m population nor around 40% of all Irish economic activity
You can cry about how unfair it is or you can grow a pair of balls, remove your head from your hole and do something about it. At the end of the day its 15 vs 15 and they are only human. Meath were beat mentally before a ball was kicked.

Revisit in the cold light of day. Clichť overload.

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« Reply #184 on: November 21, 2020, 11:30:56 PM »
Class acts. Just absolutely miles ahead but its down to the rest to catch up
Go away Jarlath.
The rest haven't got 1.4m population nor around 40% of all Irish economic activity
You can cry about how unfair it is or you can grow a pair of balls, remove your head from your hole and do something about it. At the end of the day its 15 vs 15 and they are only human. Meath were beat mentally before a ball was kicked.

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« Reply #185 on: November 21, 2020, 11:33:34 PM »
Are Dublin fans not bored waltzing through Leinster so easily?

Yes itís probably great your team is winning, but no matches are in any way competitive. No close games, no hard hitting, no end to end, edge of your seat stuff. You need games to get the excitement going, get the blood pumping

The All Ireland is the same way bar the odd close battle every 3/4 years.
 
Yes, Dublin are great at what they do, but I am so bored watching any of their matches. Thereís no point to it anymore.

The munster championship has been a 2 horse race at best for decades.

Are the likes of Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Antrim sick of the provincial championships?

Dubs have had their share of heartbreak and humiliations in the not so recent past. The majority of Dublin fans just enjoy getting the chance to watch the greatest ever team play. Some of these players will go down as all time greats.
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« Reply #186 on: November 21, 2020, 11:56:52 PM »
Are Dublin fans not bored waltzing through Leinster so easily?

Yes itís probably great your team is winning, but no matches are in any way competitive. No close games, no hard hitting, no end to end, edge of your seat stuff. You need games to get the excitement going, get the blood pumping

The All Ireland is the same way bar the odd close battle every 3/4 years.
 
Yes, Dublin are great at what they do, but I am so bored watching any of their matches. Thereís no point to it anymore.

The munster championship has been a 2 horse race at best for decades.

Are the likes of Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Antrim sick of the provincial championships?

Dubs have had their share of heartbreak and humiliations in the not so recent past. The majority of Dublin fans just enjoy getting the chance to watch the greatest ever team play. Some of these players will go down as all time greats.

It would be churlish to deny that tonight is anything other than a hollow victory for Dublin. The team of the 90s which was not as good as this one but had such titanic battles against Meath will be remembered more fondly that team tonight.

People said it was a shame no fans were in the stadium for the cork Kerry game and they were right but it was a blessing there were no fans in croker for the game tonight.
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« Reply #187 on: November 21, 2020, 11:56:58 PM »
Are Dublin fans not bored waltzing through Leinster so easily?

Yes itís probably great your team is winning, but no matches are in any way competitive. No close games, no hard hitting, no end to end, edge of your seat stuff. You need games to get the excitement going, get the blood pumping

The All Ireland is the same way bar the odd close battle every 3/4 years.
 
Yes, Dublin are great at what they do, but I am so bored watching any of their matches. Thereís no point to it anymore.

The munster championship has been a 2 horse race for decades.

Are the likes of Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Antrim sick of the provincial championships?

Dubs have had their share of heartbreak and humiliations in the not so recent past. The majority of Dublin fans just enjoy getting the chance to watch the greatest ever team play. Some of these players will go down as all time greats.

Yes, but as least it was a two horse race. And on most occasions, at least somewhat close.

Ach boo hoo. Heartbreak? Seriously? Ye had 22 All Irelandís before 2011, and 158 Leinsterís.

Heartbreak is what Mayo had in recent years, going so close for a first Sam since 1951. Heartbreak is Dara OíSe catching a point to prevent Limerick winning their first Munster in 100+ years. Heartbreak is Louth being cheated out of a first Leinster in 60 years.

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« Reply #188 on: November 21, 2020, 11:59:10 PM »
Are Dublin fans not bored waltzing through Leinster so easily?

Yes itís probably great your team is winning, but no matches are in any way competitive. No close games, no hard hitting, no end to end, edge of your seat stuff. You need games to get the excitement going, get the blood pumping

The All Ireland is the same way bar the odd close battle every 3/4 years.
 
Yes, Dublin are great at what they do, but I am so bored watching any of their matches. Thereís no point to it anymore.

The munster championship has been a 2 horse race at best for decades.

Are the likes of Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Antrim sick of the provincial championships?

Dubs have had their share of heartbreak and humiliations in the not so recent past. The majority of Dublin fans just enjoy getting the chance to watch the greatest ever team play. Some of these players will go down as all time greats.

It would be churlish to deny that tonight is anything other than a hollow victory for Dublin. The team of the 90s which was not as good as this one but had such titanic battles against Meath will be remembered more fondly that team tonight.

People said it was a shame no fans were in the stadium for the cork Kerry game and they were right but it was a blessing there were no fans in croker for the game tonight.

Yeah Iíd agree with that.

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« Reply #189 on: November 22, 2020, 12:16:05 AM »
Are Dublin fans not bored waltzing through Leinster so easily?

Yes itís probably great your team is winning, but no matches are in any way competitive. No close games, no hard hitting, no end to end, edge of your seat stuff. You need games to get the excitement going, get the blood pumping

The All Ireland is the same way bar the odd close battle every 3/4 years.
 
Yes, Dublin are great at what they do, but I am so bored watching any of their matches. Thereís no point to it anymore.

The majority of Dublin fans just enjoy getting the chance to watch the greatest ever team play. Some of these players will go down as all time greats.

"the greatest ever team" is fine if its the same 15- 20 lads. The team that started today had 6 starters from the team that started the 2015 AI final. Id say if you started with the 2011 team you've probably already got close to 15 all time greats. I don't think anyone has issue with the players - they're class, but when the conveyor belt churns out 2-3 all-timers every year how can any team compete?

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« Reply #190 on: November 22, 2020, 12:22:15 AM »
Are Dublin fans not bored waltzing through Leinster so easily?

Yes itís probably great your team is winning, but no matches are in any way competitive. No close games, no hard hitting, no end to end, edge of your seat stuff. You need games to get the excitement going, get the blood pumping

The All Ireland is the same way bar the odd close battle every 3/4 years.
 
Yes, Dublin are great at what they do, but I am so bored watching any of their matches. Thereís no point to it anymore.

The munster championship has been a 2 horse race at best for decades.

Are the likes of Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Antrim sick of the provincial championships?

Dubs have had their share of heartbreak and humiliations in the not so recent past. The majority of Dublin fans just enjoy getting the chance to watch the greatest ever team play. Some of these players will go down as all time greats.

It would be churlish to deny that tonight is anything other than a hollow victory for Dublin. The team of the 90s which was not as good as this one but had such titanic battles against Meath will be remembered more fondly that team tonight.

People said it was a shame no fans were in the stadium for the cork Kerry game and they were right but it was a blessing there were no fans in croker for the game tonight.

Course it was blessing Croker was empty. You don't want anyone in a ground to watch Cluxton's excellence, Fenton's fielding or Kilkenny's shooting and vision. Shame in Dubs for watching and god forbid enjoy them at their best.

It would be for the best if yourself and Benny don't watch Dublin anymore. Things are tough enough at the moment without upsetting yourselves at Dublin's brilliance.
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« Reply #191 on: November 22, 2020, 12:33:44 AM »
Are Dublin fans not bored waltzing through Leinster so easily?

Yes itís probably great your team is winning, but no matches are in any way competitive. No close games, no hard hitting, no end to end, edge of your seat stuff. You need games to get the excitement going, get the blood pumping

The All Ireland is the same way bar the odd close battle every 3/4 years.
 
Yes, Dublin are great at what they do, but I am so bored watching any of their matches. Thereís no point to it anymore.

The munster championship has been a 2 horse race at best for decades.

Are the likes of Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Antrim sick of the provincial championships?

Dubs have had their share of heartbreak and humiliations in the not so recent past. The majority of Dublin fans just enjoy getting the chance to watch the greatest ever team play. Some of these players will go down as all time greats.

It would be churlish to deny that tonight is anything other than a hollow victory for Dublin. The team of the 90s which was not as good as this one but had such titanic battles against Meath will be remembered more fondly that team tonight.

People said it was a shame no fans were in the stadium for the cork Kerry game and they were right but it was a blessing there were no fans in croker for the game tonight.

Course it was blessing Croker was empty. You don't want anyone in a ground to watch Cluxton's excellence, Fenton's fielding or Kilkenny's shooting and vision. Shame in Dubs for watching and god forbid enjoy them at their best.

It would be for the best if yourself and Benny don't watch Dublin anymore. Things are tough enough at the moment without upsetting yourselves at Dublin's brilliance.

Did you really enjoy watching that game tonight? Absolutely no competitive edge to it. I genuinely do wonder when the Dubs will get sick of winning pointless Leinster games by cricket scores. Maybe when theyíve won 20 in a row.

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« Reply #192 on: November 22, 2020, 12:39:25 AM »
Class acts. Just absolutely miles ahead but its down to the rest to catch up
Go away Jarlath.
The rest haven't got 1.4m population nor around 40% of all Irish economic activity
You can cry about how unfair it is or you can grow a pair of balls, remove your head from your hole and do something about it. At the end of the day its 15 vs 15 and they are only human. Meath were beat mentally before a ball was kicked.

Wrong. Actually there was a fair amount of optimism in the county and surrounding the team going in today. The fact is we are an improving team and yet thereís still a massive gulf there, itís not a case of belief or aggression or any of that stuff. We havenít given up. Across the board in this county weíve been pulling out all the stops and looking for every advantage that we can get to get back to the top. But itís a much harder climb now than in the 80ís and 90ís.

This Meath team are hungry and desperate for success. But the Dublin lads gliding past you while youíre running at full tilt isnít something to do with your attitude or confidence. They are simply better prepared, more talented and better coached. And this is one of the best coached and physically prepared Meath teams in almost a decade.
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« Reply #193 on: November 22, 2020, 12:40:30 AM »
Are Dublin fans not bored waltzing through Leinster so easily?

Yes itís probably great your team is winning, but no matches are in any way competitive. No close games, no hard hitting, no end to end, edge of your seat stuff. You need games to get the excitement going, get the blood pumping

The All Ireland is the same way bar the odd close battle every 3/4 years.
 
Yes, Dublin are great at what they do, but I am so bored watching any of their matches. Thereís no point to it anymore.

The munster championship has been a 2 horse race at best for decades.

Are the likes of Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Antrim sick of the provincial championships?

Dubs have had their share of heartbreak and humiliations in the not so recent past. The majority of Dublin fans just enjoy getting the chance to watch the greatest ever team play. Some of these players will go down as all time greats.

It would be churlish to deny that tonight is anything other than a hollow victory for Dublin. The team of the 90s which was not as good as this one but had such titanic battles against Meath will be remembered more fondly that team tonight.

People said it was a shame no fans were in the stadium for the cork Kerry game and they were right but it was a blessing there were no fans in croker for the game tonight.

Course it was blessing Croker was empty. You don't want anyone in a ground to watch Cluxton's excellence, Fenton's fielding or Kilkenny's shooting and vision. Shame in Dubs for watching and god forbid enjoy them at their best.

It would be for the best if yourself and Benny don't watch Dublin anymore. Things are tough enough at the moment without upsetting yourselves at Dublin's brilliance.

Do you think Mannion will start ahead of  P.Small the next day?

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« Reply #194 on: November 22, 2020, 12:47:13 AM »
Are Dublin fans not bored waltzing through Leinster so easily?

Yes itís probably great your team is winning, but no matches are in any way competitive. No close games, no hard hitting, no end to end, edge of your seat stuff. You need games to get the excitement going, get the blood pumping

The All Ireland is the same way bar the odd close battle every 3/4 years.
 
Yes, Dublin are great at what they do, but I am so bored watching any of their matches. Thereís no point to it anymore.

The munster championship has been a 2 horse race at best for decades.

Are the likes of Leitrim, Waterford, Limerick, Antrim sick of the provincial championships?

Dubs have had their share of heartbreak and humiliations in the not so recent past. The majority of Dublin fans just enjoy getting the chance to watch the greatest ever team play. Some of these players will go down as all time greats.

It would be churlish to deny that tonight is anything other than a hollow victory for Dublin. The team of the 90s which was not as good as this one but had such titanic battles against Meath will be remembered more fondly that team tonight.

People said it was a shame no fans were in the stadium for the cork Kerry game and they were right but it was a blessing there were no fans in croker for the game tonight.

Course it was blessing Croker was empty. You don't want anyone in a ground to watch Cluxton's excellence, Fenton's fielding or Kilkenny's shooting and vision. Shame in Dubs for watching and god forbid enjoy them at their best.

It would be for the best if yourself and Benny don't watch Dublin anymore. Things are tough enough at the moment without upsetting yourselves at Dublin's brilliance.

Dublin are great at what they do. Iíve said that already. But itís boring watching their matches. I watched the first 15 minutes tonight before I got bored. Left it on in the background until HT, then stopped watching. You can only admire Dublin for so long before you get bored and go play tiddlywinks or do a bit of hoovering.

Itís like watching a great snooker player knock in century after century. You admire his genius, but after a while it gets boring. All you want to see is a tight frame, with some great safety play and a man needing snookers.