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Re: Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2011, 07:03:21 PM »
cant mind if he has went out to australia to play in the compromise rules but surely if he's claustraphobic he'll not get on a plane?
You could take some extra-drowsy sleeping pills and relaxants to deal with that. Can't really do the same in the middle of Croke Park!
Sorry, what I was supposed to say was that you could take some extra-drowsy sleeping pills, relaxants, or anything else that's available among the Dublin supporters to deal with that. Can't really do the same in the same in the middle of Croke Park!

Well done to Cluxo though, a very quiet person who doesn't seem to make much fuss about himself.

My recollection is that he doesn't put himself forward for selection for the trips to Australia.

Real pressure free at the end. Fair play to him for nailing it. The best goalkeeper of his era undoubtedly. My only gripe would be that the referee simply didn't add on anything like an appropriate amount of time to compensate for the time he wasted coming up for, and kicking, the free.
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2011, 07:07:55 PM »
delighted for cluxton and alan brogan. fully deserved after years of being nearly men.
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Re: Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2011, 07:28:05 PM »
There's a shot of him on the news at 6 cracking a smile as he ran back towards his goal after the free. Some people are not very demonstrative.

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Re: Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2011, 07:56:04 PM »
Saw him heading down the Tunnel with some of the Kerry lads.  Job well done.
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2011, 07:59:42 PM »
I was not for any minute having a go at his footballing ability nor his deservance of a medal...however i still can't fathom how any team player wouldn't want to celebrate with his team-mates.

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Re: Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2011, 08:15:32 PM »
Cluxton and McGeeney are Live at the Apollo next year.
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Re: Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2011, 08:18:03 PM »
cant mind if he has went out to australia to play in the compromise rules but surely if he's claustraphobic he'll not get on a plane?

He refused to go to Oz previously as he doesn't like flying. That's why he has been absent from so many test series.

To be a good keeper you have to be a bit nuts. Cluxton is easily the best... Therefore the nuttiest as well. I say that with authority as a former keeper.

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« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2011, 09:27:34 PM »
I recall Cluxton walking off the pitch after the 2006 semi-final with an arm around Conor Mortimer.

Despite the obvious bitter disappointment he still went to congratulate his Sigerson team-mate. He may have known some of the Kerry lads and wanted to commiserate.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2011, 09:31:23 PM »
He's a fiercely driven individual who has carried huge responsibility on his shoulders (particularly this year with the frees etc). He is after nailing the winning score in the last minute of an AI final and reached the pinnacle of his career as a result. He's entitled to celebrate in any way he wants. Always comes across as a bit different so his reaction at the end today was consistent with him. Delighted for him.

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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2011, 09:40:24 PM »
delighted for cluxton and alan brogan. fully deserved after years of being nearly men.
+1. 2 stalwarts who deserve this day. Although Cluxton didn't have his best day in terms of kickouts, there was a 5 min spell in the 2nd half where Kerry must have won 5 or 6 in a row, a couple kicked straight to Kerry players.

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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2011, 09:50:41 PM »
delighted for cluxton and alan brogan. fully deserved after years of being nearly men.
+1. 2 stalwarts who deserve this day. Although Cluxton didn't have his best day in terms of kickouts, there was a 5 min spell in the 2nd half where Kerry must have won 5 or 6 in a row, a couple kicked straight to Kerry players.
+2 I thought that barring that period he had a good game. He has set such high standards from his kickouts that we all notice when they don't go to plan. Its not as if its the first time he has went straight down the tunnell. Have you seen the players bar? He probably just wanted to get in for a free (and well deserved) beer  ;)
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Re: Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2011, 09:51:22 PM »
I doubt there's ever been a keeper who's been more influential on a team.

His kickouts have been instrumental in Dublin winning this. They weren't as good today mind.

Also thought it strange he didn't go up the steps. Wonder will he be on sunday game tonight.

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Re: Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2011, 09:54:38 PM »
Delighted that Dublin won. I love their brand of football and they have been involved in some great games in the last few years. However does anybody else think that the current trend of getting keepers up to take frees and 45s has to be looked at by the GAA authorities. When you consider how long it takes each time for the keeper to make his way up the pitch to take the free it wastes a lot of time. If an outfield player took the same amount of time over a free the ball would be hopped.

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Re: Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2011, 10:02:59 PM »
The best goalkeeper in the history of gaelic football.
If he wants to get away quickly to watch X-Factor that's his business.
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Re: Stephen Cluxton
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2011, 10:04:27 PM »
Delighted that Dublin won. I love their brand of football and they have been involved in some great games in the last few years. However does anybody else think that the current trend of getting keepers up to take frees and 45s has to be looked at by the GAA authorities. When you consider how long it takes each time for the keeper to make his way up the pitch to take the free it wastes a lot of time. If an outfield player took the same amount of time over a free the ball would be hopped.

Straight answer - No!

Has a keeper ever won the player of the year?! He has to be in the running surely?
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