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Replying To royaldunne:  "Was listening it on radio, by sounds of it Armagh last score should have been a goal, only blasted over bar."
Nah Armagh never remotely looked like scoring a goal. It was dour enough stuff with conditions horrendous especially in the last 10 mins of the first half. Neither side particularly impressive with the one bit of real quality in the game coming in the lead up to the goal and the goal itself. The introduction of firstly Leo McCloone to the starting line up and Michael Murphy off the bench made a big difference to Donegal. Game on again in terms of promotion despite 2 potentially tough games to come. Saying that there is more to come in terms of returnees so expect more improvement.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 2063 - 02/03/2019 23:50:10    2169573

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Replying To Commodore:  "Relying on Murphy is perplexing to me. He was a great player but is not as important as Ryan McHugh or mcbrearty imo. Correct about Kerry. I think that we expect too much from our lads. We as Donegal supporters expect games are ours to lose. We still are clinging to memories of beating the dubs in 2014. That was 5 years ago and we lost the final that year too. The team now is not the same as it was then. I think that we need to realize that we could have zero points, or 2 most likely rather than 4 after 4 of the easiest games in division 2. I said before that the cork game will sum up where we are at. This poor form is just where we are at rather than being down to missing players

Donegalman (None) - Posts: 3406 - 2/26/19 9:35:01 AM


I think you need to re-evaluate your opinion on the importance of Michael Murphy to Donegal, not just after tonight performance as a sub, but just look at his Championship scoring contribution in 2018."
We are lucky to be following Donegal while Murphy is playing and we may never see a player like him in Donegal again. I don't think he put a foot wrong tonight. Would we have won tonight without him, I doubt it. It was a vital win in poor conditions.

Tir Conaill Abu (Donegal) - Posts: 1533 - 02/03/2019 23:51:53    2169574

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Replying To Donegal_abroad:  "Same as Meath 'should have' beat Donegal was it?"
Funny how you change your tune after a win , lucky it wasn't a draw from what I seen. O wait ,I already know your reply we won Ulster last year . Old stuff don't count.

weemanmc (Fermanagh) - Posts: 102 - 03/03/2019 01:50:20    2169586

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Replying To weemanmc:  "Funny how you change your tune after a win , lucky it wasn't a draw from what I seen. O wait ,I already know your reply we won Ulster last year . Old stuff don't count."
Change my tune, in what sense? Explain that one, you've lost me

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 777 - 03/03/2019 09:35:07    2169610

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Terrible day in navan, first match moved, luckily we have one of the best pitches in country.
Bad day for football and will definitely go against Meath with their running game so pivotal. Hopefully they can drag a result.
Hon the royal

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15919 - 03/03/2019 13:20:20    2169685

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Ok so think we can say Fermanagh are safe now! Time to turn to loftier ambitions .. if two teams finish on level points is It their head to head that counts or the scoring diff can anyone enlighten me ??

KeshGFC (Fermanagh) - Posts: 169 - 03/03/2019 21:05:10    2169889

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Replying To KeshGFC:  "Ok so think we can say Fermanagh are safe now! Time to turn to loftier ambitions .. if two teams finish on level points is It their head to head that counts or the scoring diff can anyone enlighten me ??"
If two teams finish level it first goes to head-to-head and then score difference.

In this scenario Fermanagh have a better head-to-head with Donegal but Meath do not.

Royalio11 (Meath) - Posts: 718 - 03/03/2019 21:10:27    2169893

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Replying To KeshGFC:  "Ok so think we can say Fermanagh are safe now! Time to turn to loftier ambitions .. if two teams finish on level points is It their head to head that counts or the scoring diff can anyone enlighten me ??"
If two teams finish level, it goes on head to head results,if more than two teams finish level on points its determined by scoring difference

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 865 - 03/03/2019 21:28:16    2169900

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Replying To KeshGFC:  "Ok so think we can say Fermanagh are safe now! Time to turn to loftier ambitions .. if two teams finish on level points is It their head to head that counts or the scoring diff can anyone enlighten me ??"
Two teams it's head to head, more than 2 it's score difference.
Great achievement for Fermanagh if they can see it out and I think they will. Our score difference is poor and I think Meath will top the group so you'll be in a good position if we can win our last 2.
It will be interesting if Fermanagh can maintain their fitness levels into the championship and then into next year's league. Rory has had problems with this before. If they achieve division 1 I hope they can.

Tir Conaill Abu (Donegal) - Posts: 1533 - 03/03/2019 21:28:54    2169901

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Replying To KeshGFC:  "Ok so think we can say Fermanagh are safe now! Time to turn to loftier ambitions .. if two teams finish on level points is It their head to head that counts or the scoring diff can anyone enlighten me ??"
Yes fermanagh motoring well, if two teams finish level on points then it's head to head that separates them, if more then two finish level on points then it's scoring difference that separates them. Best of luck with the rest of the campaign.

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 362 - 03/03/2019 21:32:22    2169905

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Replying To KeshGFC:  "Ok so think we can say Fermanagh are safe now! Time to turn to loftier ambitions .. if two teams finish on level points is It their head to head that counts or the scoring diff can anyone enlighten me ??"
Its head to head, but only if 2 teams are level on points, more than 2 and it's points difference

mhunicean_abu (Monaghan) - Posts: 688 - 03/03/2019 21:39:18    2169910

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Replying To KeshGFC:  "Ok so think we can say Fermanagh are safe now! Time to turn to loftier ambitions .. if two teams finish on level points is It their head to head that counts or the scoring diff can anyone enlighten me ??"
2 teams is head to head any more than 2 is score difference

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4969 - 03/03/2019 21:43:29    2169912

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Neither Meath or Fermanagh can count their chickens yet. At least one of the two will drop points on the final day and Donegal haven't gone away.
Hopefully our trip to Ennis wont be as nerve racking.

RoyalBadger (Meath) - Posts: 562 - 04/03/2019 09:41:09    2169990

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Replying To Tir Conaill Abu:  "
Replying To Commodore:  "Relying on Murphy is perplexing to me. He was a great player but is not as important as Ryan McHugh or mcbrearty imo. Correct about Kerry. I think that we expect too much from our lads. We as Donegal supporters expect games are ours to lose. We still are clinging to memories of beating the dubs in 2014. That was 5 years ago and we lost the final that year too. The team now is not the same as it was then. I think that we need to realize that we could have zero points, or 2 most likely rather than 4 after 4 of the easiest games in division 2. I said before that the cork game will sum up where we are at. This poor form is just where we are at rather than being down to missing players

Donegalman (None) - Posts: 3406 - 2/26/19 9:35:01 AM


I think you need to re-evaluate your opinion on the importance of Michael Murphy to Donegal, not just after tonight performance as a sub, but just look at his Championship scoring contribution in 2018."
We are lucky to be following Donegal while Murphy is playing and we may never see a player like him in Donegal again. I don't think he put a foot wrong tonight. Would we have won tonight without him, I doubt it. It was a vital win in poor conditions."
Agreed. The man is a colossus. A once in a generation player. We would not have won on Saturday night without his introduction simple as.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6458 - 04/03/2019 10:03:27    2170000

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Replying To RoyalBadger:  "Neither Meath or Fermanagh can count their chickens yet. At least one of the two will drop points on the final day and Donegal haven't gone away.
Hopefully our trip to Ennis wont be as nerve racking."
If both win their next games both are up.

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4969 - 04/03/2019 10:33:31    2170021

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Replying To RoyalBadger:  "Neither Meath or Fermanagh can count their chickens yet. At least one of the two will drop points on the final day and Donegal haven't gone away.
Hopefully our trip to Ennis wont be as nerve racking."
Yeah I was looking at the table and remaining fixtures there. It really is squeaky bum time.

Basically we have to win our two remaining matches away to Cork and home to Kildare. By no means is that a foregone conclusion but if we did manage it we'd finish on 10 points.

Fermanagh have to go away to Armagh. A tricky one for them with McGeeney's men fighting for their lives. You'd fancy Meath to beat Clare away the way they're going, but again Clare will be scrapping away to stay up. But let's say both Meath and Fermanagh win then they'd both be on 10 points going into the final day.

If Meath and Fermanagh draw then it would mean they'd finish on 11 points each and both would be promoted.
If Meath win they'd win the division on 12 points with ourselves and Fermanagh on 10. But Fermanagh will go up on the head to head record.

A lot of ifs and buts there though. It's going to be a very interesting few weeks.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6458 - 04/03/2019 10:41:38    2170023

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Yeah I was looking at the table and remaining fixtures there. It really is squeaky bum time.

Basically we have to win our two remaining matches away to Cork and home to Kildare. By no means is that a foregone conclusion but if we did manage it we'd finish on 10 points.

Fermanagh have to go away to Armagh. A tricky one for them with McGeeney's men fighting for their lives. You'd fancy Meath to beat Clare away the way they're going, but again Clare will be scrapping away to stay up. But let's say both Meath and Fermanagh win then they'd both be on 10 points going into the final day.

If Meath and Fermanagh draw then it would mean they'd finish on 11 points each and both would be promoted.
If Meath win they'd win the division on 12 points with ourselves and Fermanagh on 10. But Fermanagh will go up on the head to head record.

A lot of ifs and buts there though. It's going to be a very interesting few weeks."
so if we win against Armagh, we cant be caught as we have beaten DL in the head to head, if we lose to Armagh and beat Meath there COULD be three teams on 10 points, namely Meath Fermanagh and Donegal.
Course if we lose the last 2 games the maths gets alot easier !!

KeshGFC (Fermanagh) - Posts: 169 - 04/03/2019 10:56:35    2170028

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then again we could win our last 2 games, Donegal could do the same then best meath could do would be a tie on 10 points with Donegal meaning that ball through the legs and into the net in ballybofey all those weeks ago could cost them Div 1 football again ....surely that couldnt happen ...not again ?? could it !

KeshGFC (Fermanagh) - Posts: 169 - 04/03/2019 11:00:24    2170031

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Armagh/draw. Tipp Clare Meath/draw.
Could see two draws."
I hope you arent a betting man !

KeshGFC (Fermanagh) - Posts: 169 - 04/03/2019 13:38:53    2170107

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Replying To KeshGFC:  "I hope you arent a betting man !"
I got half right :) I had changed to Fermanagh hope it improves a bit better for Cheltenham next week. :)

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15919 - 05/03/2019 08:47:54    2170318

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