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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: September 08, 2021, 11:51:28 AM »
I was excited about Kenny and still do back him but it was embarrassing listening to George Hamilton and Stephen Kenny on comms. You'd swear we played Brazil off the pitch.

Still I was fully invested and delighted to get the late goal. This craic of people not wanting the team to win is bollox to me.

It's not a case of either playing progressive football or hoofball. There can be a mix. We are hearing about the new style but I saw a stat that there were 30 crosses in the second half alone last Saturday.
Last night McClean whipped in crosses as soon as he could, but we didn't get enough bodies in.

Also I can't listen to all the praise Kenny is getting re Omobamidele without anyone asking why the feck he dropped him, brought in McClean and switched Doherty across (after a great game on the left v Portugal) when Azerbaijan came to town?

Like it's not always a personal attack on Kenny to question things.

 



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GAA Discussion / Re: Jack O'Connor quits Kildare
« on: September 06, 2021, 03:11:33 PM »
I think the county are very keen for Davy Burke, but county board would probably take Cribbin.
Anthony Rainbow is another man who has cut his teeth as well.

Kildare have no money so it won't be a big name outsider I don't think.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jack O'Connor quits Kildare
« on: September 06, 2021, 02:16:49 PM »
This line here: "if you want an easy life, you go coach somewhere else" sums it up.
You are pretty much saying that you go coach Kildare or the likes for an easy life.

He is making his move to go back again and to be honest he never really seemed embedded in Kildare. It really just felt like he was doing a gig and not really IN IT.
That is my own feeling and I know he put in serious miles (and mileage...) and we had a decent year but I think we need someone closer to home to kickstart it all a bit.

What is the mood in Kerry towards him? I see the Kerryman are pretty much saying he is keen to return.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: September 06, 2021, 02:08:22 PM »
So when all this started and Kenny got the job we were all excited about Bazunu, Kelleher, Connolly, Parrott. Idah, Knight and more. That's not even including the likes of Omobamidele and Collins at the back...
Now the system that produced all those lads is shite and the reason we can't play is that we have no players and there is nothing Kenny can do about it...so the FAI need to build an academy system (which they do!)
Our U17s also beat Mexico and there are some good players there, again in the system that is not fit for purpose...

We are playing progressive football but I saw a stat that we swung 30 crosses into the box in the second half alone that last day...a big Shane Duffy header salvages a point.

We did very well v Portugal and then he changes the formation and brings in McClean and drops McGrath. He sticks with three at the back and drops Omobamidele...

I am north anti-Kenny and I do think we are a bad team at the moment but he can't be absolved for some strange calls. If we stuck with 5-3-2 with wing backs and had Hourihane in with McGrath and Cullen we would got more control.
Troy Parrot is always poor when he pushed out wide IMO.

And it doesn't have to be an extreme of going from a progressive manager to Pulis or Big Sam but like surely questions are allowed to be asked. It's either knives out or defend the manager no matter what these days.

If we don't get some performances before the end of the campaign how can he go on?

I think you can certainly question his tactics and selection. The problem i see here is people who clearly know nothing about soccer other than sitting on their holes roaring at Man Utd or Liverpool on tv every week, coming on and somehow expecting Ireland to be going to Portugal and winning and when they dont its the managers fault.

I was positive overall when he came in and I know it has not been an easy year, but he has switched from his 4-3-3 with the 21s which we were told was his go-to and since then there have been a good few swaps.
V Portugal it looked good but then

Next day, if he is being given a free hit he should start Omobamidele, McGrath and have Manning in there too. Doherty RWB, Manning LWB and get one more creative player out there if he can.
Hourihane is decent championship level and that is better than a lot of what we have.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: September 06, 2021, 11:29:02 AM »
So when all this started and Kenny got the job we were all excited about Bazunu, Kelleher, Connolly, Parrott. Idah, Knight and more. That's not even including the likes of Omobamidele and Collins at the back...
Now the system that produced all those lads is shite and the reason we can't play is that we have no players and there is nothing Kenny can do about it...so the FAI need to build an academy system (which they do!)
Our U17s also beat Mexico and there are some good players there, again in the system that is not fit for purpose...

We are playing progressive football but I saw a stat that we swung 30 crosses into the box in the second half alone that last day...a big Shane Duffy header salvages a point.

We did very well v Portugal and then he changes the formation and brings in McClean and drops McGrath. He sticks with three at the back and drops Omobamidele...

I am north anti-Kenny and I do think we are a bad team at the moment but he can't be absolved for some strange calls. If we stuck with 5-3-2 with wing backs and had Hourihane in with McGrath and Cullen we would got more control.
Troy Parrot is always poor when he pushed out wide IMO.

And it doesn't have to be an extreme of going from a progressive manager to Pulis or Big Sam but like surely questions are allowed to be asked. It's either knives out or defend the manager no matter what these days.

If we don't get some performances before the end of the campaign how can he go on?



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GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: September 06, 2021, 10:51:48 AM »
That was a seriously well-drilled Meath outfit. They never panicked and were not afraid to take the direct opponent on.

Like the Dub lads, the women seemed a bit shell-shocked when it was really put up to them. Putting Goldrick on Wall was a bad move as she wasn't able for her and ended up sacrificing her own game too.
Dublin never stopped the goalie option either. She was so cool on the ball and gave a great 'out' at all times.

Good game and to be fair there were some hits and the game went on, although Dublin got a series of very soft frees in the second half.

Great game!


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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: September 03, 2021, 11:15:36 AM »
In terms of the match itself we need to actually own the ball a bit and play. Is there a need for Hendrick?

Cullen, McGrath and Hourihane maybe? McGrath really stepped up in fairness.

Parrott instead of Connolly up top? Connolly is very headless and takes so many bad options, which is an awful pity as he makes good runs.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: September 03, 2021, 11:12:53 AM »
Wheres good around lansdowne road for a feed of pints and a bite to eat before the game tues night?

Beggars Bush is the job and relatively cheap.

Slattery's do pizzas too I think but it's always mobbed.

Now this is on the way out from town as opposed to right beside it but https://the-square-ball.com/...

Schoolhouse is another one with burgers outside and grub too and it's not mobbed.



 

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: August 31, 2021, 03:46:38 PM »
Presume Keane is out the door with Kerry?

Keys to the Kingdom Part - again...

https://www.radiokerry.ie/sport/oconnor-hints-that-he-would-be-interested-in-taking-kerry-job-once-more-249091


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GAA Discussion / Re: Does Pat Spillane need apologise to Tyrone GAA?
« on: August 30, 2021, 03:54:44 PM »
Cora is like Dessie in most games in that she doesn't actually analyse unless it's Mayo. Both dreary voices and no real spark.
Christ when you look at the hurling lads they genuinely love being there and can still make points.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Does Pat Spillane need apologise to Tyrone GAA?
« on: August 30, 2021, 03:01:41 PM »
There must have been a word with Pat after his long rant because he ended up apologising to Tyrone over 'puke football' and seemed to be licking their arses a bit then.
Sean Cavanagh brings F all too in fairness.

Then Des Dolan has obviously been handed a sheet with stats so that after he tells us what we just saw he says - "that's his fifth goal in this year's championship".
Like he just said "that's Tyrone five points up" after McKenna's second goal and nothing about the skill to keep the ball in play. Another time he the pair of them were saying Morgan made a save when it was blocked before it came in.

It'll be Cora, Sean and Pat for All Ireland final day probably...

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I am sure there are some bits added fro dramatic effect. Like the two Small brothers sneering Cluxton and Cluxton in turn getting annoyed with Dessie...BUT

The general gist is that Cluxton was raging after the training breach, with lads who are teachers and front line workers who should not be doing this. Obviously takes the role model thing v seriously.

Now I have heard that Cluxton from a few he did leave over the training ban and they were keeping it qt. Also told that some of the lads went back to try to get Mannion back in but he didn't want it.

Told by one lad who I would trust Dessie is safe and others saying he might not come back.

But yeah that's the WhatsApp flying around.

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General discussion / Re: Middle East landscape rapidly changing
« on: August 16, 2021, 06:49:35 PM »
Am I being simplistic here to say the Taliban have sat up in Pakistan for years and waited them all out. 9/11 was a Saudi job and they won't go near either of them.

On another note I see many US heads on Twitter talking about money being spent in Afghanistan...sure that money was all funneling back into the US Military Complex as they call it.

The USA is a joke. Like Trump heads are loving it and Biden fans are blaming Trump.
But hey Joe can quote Heaney and Harris wears Chuck Taylors so everyone is happy!

They will need to get back in there sharpish within the next two years no matter what.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin: AISF21 (Saturday 14th August)
« on: August 13, 2021, 11:19:08 AM »
On one hand, Mayo minus the all-time scorer, are 50/50 by this poll and it seems mad...on the other hand in the Leinster Final I was there and Dublin were doing things I haven't seen them do in the guts of a decade...

I do think they will up their game and probably didn't need to in Leinster but I don't know if they can flick a switch and just turn into the team we know they can be.

As stated here, if Mayo had everyone then I would really fancy them, but the hope will kill the #Mayo4Sam fans again. Dubs by 5+


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