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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #106 on: May 15, 2021, 06:26:32 PM »
Maurice Fitz played on poor Kerry Teams for 10yrs, was it his fault the rest round him weren't up to his standards

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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2021, 06:31:44 PM »
Great piece of composure but the defending for that goal was shocking for inter county level.

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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2021, 06:52:40 PM »
Great piece of composure but the defending for that goal was shocking for inter county level.

Yeah, it's a good goal. But there has to be context. Scoring a goal against an already humiliated defence?

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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #109 on: May 16, 2021, 12:29:00 AM »
Great piece of composure but the defending for that goal was shocking for inter county level.

Yeah, it's a good goal. But there has to be context. Scoring a goal against an already humiliated defence?

What about the context of scoring 3-6 against a top 5 team?? By any metric Galway are one of the top 5 teams in the country so itís pretty impressive overall, he is class.

Will be interesting to see how this translates to the championship but he is probably the best forward on the country right now.
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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #110 on: May 16, 2021, 08:17:09 AM »
Maurice Fitz played on poor Kerry Teams for 10yrs, was it his fault the rest round him weren't up to his standards
It was a Kerry poster who brought up medals. What Ďgreatpointí rightly said was that Clifford was poor against Cork last year. He was far from the only one, but his uncharacteristic multiple misses effectively cost Kerry a spot in the All Ireland semi final. Scoring 3-6 in a league game against a shambolic Galway team doesnít make up for that. Putting Cork to the sword this year and then playing well in All Ireland semi is required.

All young players will have bad games, but Clifford is an extreme talent and Iím sure heíll win multiple all stars and medals. His after match interview also showed heís completely filled out now, an impressive specimen!

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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #111 on: May 16, 2021, 08:33:07 AM »
Great piece of composure but the defending for that goal was shocking for inter county level.

Yeah, it's a good goal. But there has to be context. Scoring a goal against an already humiliated defence?

What about the context of scoring 3-6 against a top 5 team?? By any metric Galway are one of the top 5 teams in the country so itís pretty impressive overall, he is class.

Will be interesting to see how this translates to the championship but he is probably the best forward on the country right now.

By any metric? They haven't won a game since pre Covid and have been hammered in several. Time to review your metrics.
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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #113 on: June 12, 2021, 08:24:22 AM »
David Clifford has 2 won 2 minor all ireland and 2 hogans cups. Cooper didnt have a great underage record like DC. Clifford has done the business against ulster sides something which Gooch (people might argue)(never done. He never beat a Ulster team in aI final. Clifford has everything strength, pace, too footed and cool as a cucumber. Will Clifford surpass Gooch cooper to be the greatest footballer of all time and beat his scoring record?I predict today we see the start of one of the all time greats and should score 2-6 against Clare today.Sean O'Shea will also be better player than Declan O'Sullivan.

Would have Clifford ahead of Mikey Sheehy, Matt Connor, Peter
Canavan , Gooch , Maurice Fitz and Pat Spillane who greatest forwards in fame.

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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #114 on: June 12, 2021, 10:03:16 AM »
He has no Senior AI. Until he wins one he is just another inter-county football player.

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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #115 on: June 12, 2021, 11:10:45 AM »
Team game.
John Divilly has one or maybe even 2 AI medals.
CiarŠn McDonald hasn't any.
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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #116 on: June 12, 2021, 12:30:29 PM »
David Clifford has 2 won 2 minor all ireland and 2 hogans cups. Cooper didnt have a great underage record like DC. Clifford has done the business against ulster sides something which Gooch (people might argue)(never done. He never beat a Ulster team in aI final. Clifford has everything strength, pace, too footed and cool as a cucumber. Will Clifford surpass Gooch cooper to be the greatest footballer of all time and beat his scoring record?I predict today we see the start of one of the all time greats and should score 2-6 against Clare today.Sean O'Shea will also be better player than Declan O'Sullivan.

Would have Clifford ahead of Mikey Sheehy, Matt Connor, Peter
Canavan , Gooch , Maurice Fitz and Pat Spillane who greatest forwards in fame.

He has played only a couple of seasons of inter county football so you canít make that judgement until he finishes his career. Letís wait until the end of this summer to see where he sits relative to other top current forwards first of all before making assertions that he is the greatest ever. There is a rush to go over the top with the superlatives with a new talent but he will be judged on championship performances in big games not regulation league matches.

Last year it didnít work out largely through no fault of his own but If be surprised if Kerry donít get to at least an AI semi final this year do he will have a chance to show if he has gone up a level.

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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #117 on: June 12, 2021, 01:07:30 PM »
What's with the rush to declare him the best player of all time when he hasn't done nearly enough to be considered as such?

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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #118 on: June 12, 2021, 01:53:26 PM »
Team game.
John Divilly has one or maybe even 2 AI medals.
CiarŠn McDonald hasn't any.

Gaelic footballers are measured on AI medals. It's a snobbery thing, usually measured by counties who win AI's.

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Re: David Clifford to surpass the Gooch?
« Reply #119 on: June 12, 2021, 06:26:41 PM »
The flick off the ground to assist burns point there was sublime