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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 04, 2017, 10:12:20 PM »
I didn't read Spike's post as a call to throw out the managers. I agreed with sentiment that at home, v 13 men, you can't blame hard luck if you don't win. As someone else said a few pages ago, that game was there for us, and in my view we should have gone on the front foot and been more offensive.

That might make me 'keyboard manager' but hey, it's a discussion board!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 04, 2017, 09:58:10 PM »
Not sure anyone has mentioned 'throwing out the managers'. And how can we forget Frank Dawson's championship match v Monaghan, where the team was set up solely to ensure a 'not too bad' defeat, which was what we got that day. It was appalling.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 04, 2017, 03:04:29 PM »
Some serious amount of keyboard managers about, amazing the effort thats put in to talking about a match after its happened and how we could have won the game, I'm surprised the application forms are not over spilling every year when the post is available....

70 minutes goes in a blink of an eye, the amount of instructions being sent out to the team and the players actually carrying out these instructions is two different things, wasnt at the game so cant comment but Ive been involved in managment and the amount of times players take on a defensive role when trying to hold on to a lead is criminal....

That said if it was a case of holding on, then we've had a negative look on these things in the past so its something we need to improve on, the confidence to let the players push forward and express themselves more instead of stiffling defensive tactics (which is very common in Ulster)

We weren't holding onto a lead, we only got into the lead in the 6th minute of injury time. Prior to that we needed to score to get the lead. We were holding onto a defecit.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 04, 2017, 11:55:26 AM »
We are full of hard luck stories throughout the league campaign but at the end of the day, when the league status was on the line and you cant beat a team with 13 men at home then I'm sorry but hard luck and bad luck doesn't cut it for me. 

Regardless of the players (and looking back at last years league final and championship run) there is complete ineptitude of how to manage a game. The Fermanagh and Louth games last year showed how nave we still are.    We can have all the 'potential' players getting minutes etc etc but until these kids AND the senior players learn some game intelligence (and I don't mean just killing a game when you're 5 points up and ten mins to play) then yo-yoing between Div 4 & will be all we are fit for.  Sounds depressing I know but for how many years are we going to look for these hard luck stories and actually start looking at the problem and start educating our footballers properly.

i can't disagree with much of that.

« on: April 04, 2017, 11:54:26 AM »
They are all on Saturdays this year. 8 teams in total, if a team goes unbeaten they play 4 games in total, finishing with final on June 10th.

« on: April 03, 2017, 11:50:31 PM »
With the new system in place whereby the CR winners enter the AI qualifiers, we could find ourselves in the Liam McCarthy competition this shortage of games for the hurlers with league, Ulster c'ship, CR Cup and potentially AI series.

« on: April 03, 2017, 02:34:21 PM »
Great report in the Irish News, btdtgtt - very detailed.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 03, 2017, 02:33:23 PM »
I didn't see as many football games this year as in previous years, but following results and reading reports it was clear the boys were unlucky not to take something from the away games to the top 3 sides. But as yesterday approached it did come down to that one game - win and stay up, and we didn't do that. And we should have done.

For a large period of the second half we had two extra men, yet Longford were still winning all their own kickouts. We had enough payers in the half back line to play a 5 a side match. We weren't offensive enough and that was what plaqued us last year in our 2 championship games. 

15 should beat 13, all day long.

A very depressing outcome to the league campaign.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 02, 2017, 06:37:37 PM »
Too dejected to write it up. Sport can be a b**tard.

« on: April 01, 2017, 09:17:43 PM »
Come on's achievement is worthy of more than a cursory few lines! Well done everyone. Dug very deep today when under big pressure at the 3/4 mark. The conditions didn't allow for precision hurling but overall we were the better hurling side. When it came down to fight and spirit we weren't lacking either, great to to see.

« on: March 27, 2017, 03:17:38 PM »
Promotion decider on Saturday in Newry, 3pm. Good venue for us I would say.

« on: March 26, 2017, 11:24:41 PM »
that has changed now, winners of 2A final go up - no play off.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:12:38 PM »
Why an 8 - 10 year period? Why not for a 25 year period, or for all time? Casement is our pitch, standing on our land, built with money raised by Antrim Gaels. I presume it won't just be handed over for a 'thanks lads'.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 18, 2017, 09:22:41 PM »
Thought that match v Fermanagh was away?

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:50:10 PM »
370 for boots??!! 😳 That's crazy.

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