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Replying To Lifford Gael:  "Panamasam, I think you need to take off the blinkers in relation to McGee. Straight red card all day long and absolutely no need to do what he did. Totally uncalled for, let his teammates down and against better opposition could have cost us dearly."
Totally agree Liffordgael. A man with Mc Gee's experience should know better. The first two knees I could forgive but not the rest. Foolish and now misses the Ulster Final where we could need him against the Quigleys.

Tir Conaill Abu (Donegal) - Posts: 1436 - 12/06/2018 20:16:38    2110724

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No blinkers here I watched it again last night absolute childs play and little or no pressure anytime. He was silly given he was on a card but straight red for that? Laughable.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 1533 - 12/06/2018 22:09:50    2110789

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Replying To panamasam:  "No blinkers here I watched it again last night absolute childs play and little or no pressure anytime. He was silly given he was on a card but straight red for that? Laughable."
Would suggest you watch it a few times more then so. The 5th knee into the back for good measure was the most cynical of the lot. A cowardly act and totally uncalled for. A class act as a footballer but fast becoming a liability to the team. If it was a Donegal player on the receiving end I have no doubt you wouldn't be condoning it.

Lifford Gael (Donegal) - Posts: 1908 - 12/06/2018 22:28:33    2110797

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Lads & Ladies, let's not be in-fighting.
The point being @Panamasam, is that for a man of McGees experience, he should have known better.
He's been around the game long enough to know when to push the boundary.

If that was against a Top 4 team, the game is over, simple as!!

green and gold (Donegal) - Posts: 98 - 12/06/2018 23:03:06    2110819

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If same thing happened with a player from another team my thoughts would be the exact same. It is gamesmanship but any contact is minimal including the last time. Stupid yes as he was booked but in my opinion that was not worthy of a yellow card. Hardly a knee u would associate in the octagon barely any pressure applied. Can only imagine Mick Lyons shaking his head in disbelief at what the game is becoming. Compare that to the numerous high hits Ryan McHugh took and nothing given and come back to me.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 1533 - 12/06/2018 23:27:27    2110823

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Replying To green and gold:  "Lads & Ladies, let's not be in-fighting.
The point being @Panamasam, is that for a man of McGees experience, he should have known better.
He's been around the game long enough to know when to push the boundary.

If that was against a Top 4 team, the game is over, simple as!!"
Ha Ha no fighting here just debate and discussion about a difference of opinion. He should never have got into that situation esp when so close to getting his first yellow. But I stick by my opinion that a straight red was a joke of a decision especially compared to other stuff that happened in the game and at other grounds too. If Neil had gone down on Harrison's back with real intent to do damage then yes but he is merely leaning on him without any great pressure.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 1533 - 12/06/2018 23:45:32    2110826

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McGee's sending off was fully justified in my opinion. Throwing your knees into a man on the ground is dirty stuff. I think players do get away with that stuff from time to time, but that doesn't make it okay. Straight after a booking was not smart. Left the rest of the team with a mountain to climb if that opposition was stronger. Hopefully we win the Ulster final without him and he comes back with a point to prove, he is a brilliant defender after all.

On a better note. Donegal are motoring very well. Can't believe I'm watching the same team this year. Was depressed as anything last year thinking we were stuck in this system that clearly wasn't working. Always knew the players we had deserved much better. Bonner is producing the goods. Really positive stuff. Murphy, McHugh, McBrearty, McGlynn all look rejuvenated. That is extremely important, you need your best players firing and leading the younger lads. The variety in our play is a joy to watch. The direct nature of it all is brilliant. We still need to tighten up at the back but against Down we were better in that regard.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 562 - 13/06/2018 04:19:43    2110838

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Replying To panamasam:  "No blinkers here I watched it again last night absolute childs play and little or no pressure anytime. He was silly given he was on a card but straight red for that? Laughable."
Totally agree with you. Yellow card at worst. Saw a lot worse challenges on Sunday that went unpunished. Referees so inconsistent, the linesman on Sunday last looked like he wanted to be the main attraction, yet he choose to ignore some of the off the ball stuff going on.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 440 - 13/06/2018 06:47:15    2110845

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