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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2006, 09:14:15 AM »

will the flourbags reap the rewards though...
(not with JC as boss imo)

Well considering he dropped Ross Glavin from the panel completly and he has been outstanding for the Moors it's hard to argue with you but then JC is a Sarsfields man...
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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2006, 09:33:20 AM »

will the flourbags reap the rewards though...
(not with JC as boss imo)

Well considering he dropped Ross Glavin from the panel completly and he has been outstanding for the Moors it's hard to argue with you but then JC is a Sarsfields man...

Jeez did he..

that sums him up

over rated as a player too imo - he was no Paddy O'Donoghue
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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2006, 09:59:58 AM »
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over rated as a player too imo - he was no Paddy O'Donoghue

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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2006, 10:35:02 AM »
Saw this delayed on Sunday. Moorefield got it tactically right sweeping in front of McNamee whilst Rhode were caught short a few times at the back, esp with the second penalty. Still think Rhode were the better team but well done Moorefield, Sweeney motm.
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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2006, 10:44:54 AM »
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Still think Rhode were the better team

How do you work that out, tactically Rhode were naive, Niall McNamee got very little support, they were outplayed at midfield where Alan McNamee was very poor. Moorefield kicked some bad wides yet still ran out 7 point winners  :o

P.S Thought Lone Shark would have been along to take his medicine considering, most unlike him I might add, that he called this one badly wrong.
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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2006, 12:21:36 PM »
P.S Thought Lone Shark would have been along to take his medicine considering, most unlike him I might add, that he called this one badly wrong.

WTF - what do you want me to do exactly? Ask me a direct question and I'll answer it. I didn't come on here singing about being right the previous week when I said to hell with the conditions, Ballyhale would score at least twenty times and win with plenty to spare, but then I wasn't asked about it then either.

I only saw the game on TV what with living in England and all, and obviously Moorefield were the better team and deserved their win. The conditions completely played to their strengths, and obviously if I didn't have to submit the article a week in advance and had only done it the day before I would have taken cognisance of this. Both sides missed chances, I could never have had the first one as a penalty, but even so Moorefield were still four points better, so that's all there is to say. 

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Where Rhode should hold the advantage is that the solidity and power of the Moorefield backs and midfield is not matched by any great flair or incisiveness up front. Pa Murray and Ronan Sweeney between them contribute most heavily to the Moorefield score sheet, but neither is prone to running up four or five scores from play with regularity. They are consistent, and it will be very surprising if the team registers less than eight or more than ten flags, but if Rhode can make sure that at most one and if possible none of those flags are of the green variety, they will put themselves in a good position to stretch their excellent season on into 2007.

As wrong calls go, I don't think it was that far off.....

Just one question - when I was pricing this match up for Ladbrokes and making Rhode strong favourites, where were all these "told you so" merchants then? I've heard plenty since the game, that's for sure, but my phone wasn't exactly hopping with bets in the run up ......

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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2006, 12:30:11 PM »
By better team I mean individually, Moorefield deserved to win on the day. On first glance the penalties look harse, only got to see the second one replayed and it was a stone waller. Rhode were chasing the game in the last 10 mins, they were only two points down, were caught on the break and Moorefield scored 1-1 in quick succession to kill it off.
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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2006, 01:11:08 PM »
Loneshark, relax, next you will be predicting riots  :P

I thought your article was biased in favour of a Rhode but as a Biffo that would be expected so apart from discounting Moorefields underage success I thought your article was fair enough. Although you failed to give credence to the fact Sarsfields and Round Towers and previously contested Leinster Club finals in the last 3 years which probably underpins my belief that the Kildare Championship is harder to win than Offaly at the moment.

I don't back with Ladbrookes, I have accounts with Powers, Boyles and Betfair. All I said was that if Moorefield could find a performance they'd win and agreed with most that Rhode were firm favourites.

Take a chill pill that guy on uibhfhaili.com obviously has you rattled hence my tongue in cheek medicine comment. Mind you as a Kildare supporter I could take umbrage to some of the comments made on that site by internet hard men  :-\
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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2006, 01:21:48 PM »
Speaking of Paddy O Donohoe, what ever happened to Johnstownbridge? Last I heard they were struggling in intermediate...

They were animals in teh late '80s...
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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2006, 01:27:51 PM »
Speaking of Paddy O Donohoe, what ever happened to Johnstownbridge? Last I heard they were struggling in intermediate...

They were animals in teh late '80s...

they were involved in a relegation dogfight recently didnt hear what happened.
Once the O'Donoghues , Farrells and Dorans got old, they were fecked.

They were highly successful because imo they played a Meath (rough) brand of football that most teams in Kildare couldn't handle
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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2006, 04:40:32 PM »
The whole thing about Moorefield's underage is a bit overstated - I said it was "unspectacular" in comparison with Rhode's at U-21 and minor considering how they dominated U16 and below. Everyone seems to have taken that up as me saying they hadn't won a championship at those grades in forever. I know it's the staple of any internet argument, but occasionally it can get frustrating the way lads just find one tiny little point and drill on that as if it's the crux of your argument.

Plus I've had a truly horrible few days at work, and not really in the humour to suffer clowns like that lad over on uibhfhaili.com.

As for Kildare being harder to win than Offaly, I'd certainly agree - that was not in question. My gut feeling is that on a given day between August and October Rhode would still be marginal favourites over any of the Kildare clubs, but certainly in an amalgamated championship I'd say only three Offaly clubs would be in the top ten, and possibly just Rhode in the top five.

Now to the relevant question - Powers, Boyles, Betfair, but not Lads - why?

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Re: Leinster Club SFC Final Moorefield v Rhode
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2006, 05:34:15 PM »
The whole thing about Moorefield's underage is a bit overstated - I said it was "unspectacular" in comparison with Rhode's at U-21 and minor considering how they dominated U16 and below. Everyone seems to have taken that up as me saying they hadn't won a championship at those grades in forever. I know it's the staple of any internet argument, but occasionally it can get frustrating the way lads just find one tiny little point and drill on that as if it's the crux of your argument.

Plus I've had a truly horrible few days at work, and not really in the humour to suffer clowns like that lad over on uibhfhaili.com.

As for Kildare being harder to win than Offaly, I'd certainly agree - that was not in question. My gut feeling is that on a given day between August and October Rhode would still be marginal favourites over any of the Kildare clubs, but certainly in an amalgamated championship I'd say only three Offaly clubs would be in the top ten, and possibly just Rhode in the top five.

Now to the relevant question - Powers, Boyles, Betfair, but not Lads - why?

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