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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 22, 2017, 12:03:54 AM »
What was that cryptic goobledegook Rochford was saying. I'll have to see it again but I couldn't make head nor tail if it in real time.

It was mostly just am....... am...... am........am. The usual.
Which is fine by me. I don't expect managers or players to say anything meaningful anyway. They'd be daft if they did.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:35:22 PM »

I doubt they were better Mayo teams in 2012 and 2014.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« on: May 20, 2017, 01:19:53 PM »
Any predictions? I'm going with a Mayo win by 5 or 6 or 7 points.
Oh Christ! I was hoping you'd predict a loss.  ;D
Every time you do, we manage to win. What do I do now?

Put the lump sum on Sligo!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« on: May 20, 2017, 01:16:24 AM »
Interesting article here form Colm Keys which kinda captures what I am feeling heading into this championship, http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/colm-keys-can-mayos-longserving-core-of-heavy-lifters-put-the-shoulder-to-the-wheel-again-35732033.html.

I just don't know what to expect on Sunday i.e. will we play like the team in the first half of the league game v Donegal or the team in the second half of the league game v Donegal?

Yeah. I expect it to be a game we can control though without necessarily shooting the lights out.
This team's obituary has been written every year since - well since it emerged under Horan and especially since 2012 final. It's doomsday every year. I suppose they will be right some year.

If ye can't win Connacht this year something has gone seriously wrong, Moy.

Something has always gone seriously wrong every year in my time. Sometimes it happens in May. Sometimes in June, July or August. Sometimes in September as well.
 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:24:05 PM »
Interesting article here form Colm Keys which kinda captures what I am feeling heading into this championship, http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/colm-keys-can-mayos-longserving-core-of-heavy-lifters-put-the-shoulder-to-the-wheel-again-35732033.html.

I just don't know what to expect on Sunday i.e. will we play like the team in the first half of the league game v Donegal or the team in the second half of the league game v Donegal?

Yeah. I expect it to be a game we can control though without necessarily shooting the lights out.
This team's obituary has been written every year since - well since it emerged under Horan and especially since 2012 final. It's doomsday every year. I suppose they will be right some year.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« on: May 17, 2017, 10:47:05 PM »

Things might change later but wouldn't be surprised if they go with Boland and Kirby for this.
Harrison will probably not make it and hearing Higgins is a doubt as well. That leaves our preferred 2 corner backs out. It will be interesting to see who the markers will be. Keegan and Durkan dropping back to last line like they did during league games? Cafferkey may well have to be started if Higgins and Harrison are out. Marren and Hughes are a handful for anybody.

Would prefer to see at least one of Newcombe & O'Donoghue start in the corners rather than playing half backs there.

Chris Barrett will be in the mix to start at one corner spot.

Yeah, I'd start Barrett even with everyone fit

So would I. Problem is though that Barrett is so often injured as well down the years.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Sligo CSFC 21st May 2017
« on: May 17, 2017, 12:13:32 AM »

Things might change later but wouldn't be surprised if they go with Boland and Kirby for this.
Harrison will probably not make it and hearing Higgins is a doubt as well. That leaves our preferred 2 corner backs out. It will be interesting to see who the markers will be. Keegan and Durkan dropping back to last line like they did during league games? Cafferkey may well have to be started if Higgins and Harrison are out. Marren and Hughes are a handful for anybody.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jack O'Connor
« on: April 26, 2017, 01:15:17 AM »
McGeeney! 12wks. Considering Davy got 8wks what did he do to get 12?????

Ye gotta realise that there is a different tolerance for hurling misdemeanours. An 8wk in hurling would probably be a life ban in football. 

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 23, 2017, 01:51:36 AM »
Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has died aged 37 after being involved in a collision with a van during a training ride.

A statement from his Astana team said the crash happened close to Scarponi's home in Filottrano.

Scarponi won the 2011 Giro d'Italia after Alberto Contador was stripped of the title and claimed victory in stage one of the Tour of the Alps on Monday.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Very sad. I ve seen cyclist train on open roads in Italy and it is scary. I was driving down a hairpen road and doing about 45km/h and felt banging on back of car. Cyclists pissed off because I was holding them up. Pulled in when I could and they sped off. Narrow road and buses and trucks laden with timber using the road as well. Great bike handlers but it only takes one screw up by somebody.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top 10 Forwards since 1977 - Survey Results
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:58:07 PM »

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jack O'Connor
« on: April 22, 2017, 02:29:00 AM »
Jack has form in that regard. He is definitely a great man to get a team ready to go, but he is not a great lad for plan Bs. I couldn't believe how out-thought he was by Mickey Harte the second time around.

He believes in Kerry football, and he trusts his players to execute the basics well. When that doesn't turn out to be enough, he struggles.

As for being a sore loser, to be honest JAck is a sore winner.

As regards believing in Kerry football (whatever that is) and thrusting his players? He had some great players and like Paudi before him should probably have won more. You hit the nail on the head there AZ. Mickey Harte did him. Mickey had great players too but brought a tactical angle that O Connor did not have. Anybody that knows a bit would have a good cut with a team with the O SÚs, Gooch, Galvin, Declan O Sullivan. Jack might get another shot with Kerry but he would be as useless as the majority of managers that try and improve counties outside the elite few. Say, if he was managing a Leitrim or a Waterford - good luck to him banging on a referee's door or ranting after a game.

He'd never have the balls to go to a Westmeath like Paudi did, let alone actually win something with them.
Exactly. Not having a cut at Paudi but I thought he could have got more out of Moynihan and Fitzgerald but played it too safe. Using Moynihan as a full-back and not trusting Mike McCarty there was too cautious imo.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jack O'Connor
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:47:57 AM »
Jack has form in that regard. He is definitely a great man to get a team ready to go, but he is not a great lad for plan Bs. I couldn't believe how out-thought he was by Mickey Harte the second time around.

He believes in Kerry football, and he trusts his players to execute the basics well. When that doesn't turn out to be enough, he struggles.

As for being a sore loser, to be honest JAck is a sore winner.

As regards believing in Kerry football (whatever that is) and thrusting his players? He had some great players and like Paudi before him should probably have won more. You hit the nail on the head there AZ. Mickey Harte did him. Mickey had great players too but brought a tactical angle that O Connor did not have. Anybody that knows a bit would have a good cut with a team with the O SÚs, Gooch, Galvin, Declan O Sullivan. Jack might get another shot with Kerry but he would be as useless as the majority of managers that try and improve counties outside the elite few. Say, if he was managing a Leitrim or a Waterford - good luck to him banging on a referee's door or ranting after a game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jack O'Connor
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:24:50 AM »
What happened Jack and the magic beans in the under 21 semi?

Might go on report after apparently having a rant at the ref. on Saturday. Like an anti-christ afterwards from a good source.

Then the CCCCCCCC........ should haul him out like they did Davy Fitz.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Can the Dubs do the 3 in a row?
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:17:03 AM »
Only been 4 Dublin keepers in the championship since the 70's.   We don't like too much change at that position.

Unbelievable stat. really.

I only remember 3 or 4 Dub. 'keepers since 1974 in Championship. Paddy Cullen (and he possibly was around a lot earlier) Mick Kennedy (briefly), O'Leary and Cluxton. Who am I forgetting? Are you including the 70's Jell? Like since the 70s is 1980?
Anyway it is some doing.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: April 20, 2017, 03:06:42 AM »
Bill O'Reilly gone from Fox

Smarmy p***k with an Irish name unfortunately. Had paid 13 million in hush money! How on earth could he afford to do that? Maybe Pat Kenny and yer man 'talk to Joe what is name' underpaid.

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