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Replying To festinog:  "23 years in a row? Some achievement! It's embarrassing from a Galway perspective to admit that in that same timeframe all we've managed to do is bring Sam west twice."
Ouch!

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 6057 - 11/02/2019 14:57:33    2164568

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Really great game in prospect & a big crowd in prospect.

Mayo are resurgent with one of the great managers, James Horan, back in charge but I fancy Dublin to show their true colours in this game. They will not want to lose a third game & Croke Park is worth a few points, so I'm taking a close home win.

MuckrossHead (Donegal) - Posts: 4754 - 11/02/2019 17:30:36    2164619

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Replying To festinog:  "23 years in a row? Some achievement! It's embarrassing from a Galway perspective to admit that in that same timeframe all we've managed to do is bring Sam west twice."
So we're agreed Festy... we've all enjoyed the last 23 years, and you had the good grace not mention that we lost over one third of the AI finals in that space of time, plus two replays... it was two, wasn't it... very kind. Reasons to be cheerful to quote Ian Dury.... now where'd I put me hankie... it's the green and red one:(

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 1860 - 11/02/2019 17:40:37    2164623

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I like the look of Mayo this year under horan again, hes an excellent manager and he and his team should just go out and go for it, Mayo are safe now like ourselves so there is no pressure and they should just go out and tare into the dubs.

Although crokepark is worth about 4-5 points to Dublin so dublin will probably shade it by 2.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 8245 - 11/02/2019 19:20:07    2164657

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Replying To Pericles:  "So we're agreed Festy... we've all enjoyed the last 23 years, and you had the good grace not mention that we lost over one third of the AI finals in that space of time, plus two replays... it was two, wasn't it... very kind. Reasons to be cheerful to quote Ian Dury.... now where'd I put me hankie... it's the green and red one:("
Pericles, not mentioning those loses was an unforgivable oversight on my part for which I humbly beg your forgiveness. How I forgot to mention some of my favorite TV moments is quite beyond me. Thanks for the memories Mayo! Keep'em coming!

If you have trouble finding your hanky, there are some sheep in Shrule permanently dyed those colours which might serve in a pinch.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2449 - 11/02/2019 21:28:35    2164692

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Pericles & Yew Tree, I enjoy reading ye're posts so much, I almost forget ye're from Mayo.

Best of luck this year lads, very curious to see what magic Horan can work for ye. If there's one thing we're seeing this year across the board in many sports, it's the effect having the right manager can have on a sports team. Same group of players under the right boss can perform beyond all expectations.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2449 - 11/02/2019 21:32:31    2164694

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Don't think Kerry did us any favours at the weekend, as the Dubs won't want to lose again in case the aura of invincibility could start to slip and the chasing pack might start to get uppity. Jim will have them chasing up the Dublin mountains this week to knock them out of the holiday mode. Very entertaining game down in Tralee with Kerry laying down a marker and deserving the win. Had to admire the Dubs though, four points and a man down, they'd be forgiven for cutting their losses, but they dug deep and almost came out with a draw. I don't think they'll be caught this year but Kerry won't be denied much longer. As for Mayo I think Horan will continue with his mix of young and old and see where it takes him. Our record against the Dubs has been terrible over the last few years and this was with better teams than we have at the moment. We will be competitive this year without being a real threat but we are finding some promising players and that is encouraging. Would be happy to run the Dubs to three or four points and for four or five of the youngsters to get a run out in Croke Park. I hope the Dubs don't end up toying with us as they did with Galway!

Llaw_Gyffes (Mayo) - Posts: 899 - 11/02/2019 21:54:58    2164699

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Replying To festinog:  "Pericles, not mentioning those loses was an unforgivable oversight on my part for which I humbly beg your forgiveness. How I forgot to mention some of my favorite TV moments is quite beyond me. Thanks for the memories Mayo! Keep'em coming!

If you have trouble finding your hanky, there are some sheep in Shrule permanently dyed those colours which might serve in a pinch."
All we can do is support the Mayo through the bad times which we do, we dont have the option of jumping on the hurling bandwagon when the football isnt going well.
Wasnt long ago ye were losing too Antrim in football and now ye have a manager who has ye back up near the top and all we read is get him out, cant wait till so and so comes in.
Dont get your sheep comments, there was plenty animals painted maroon and white..

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 246 - 11/02/2019 22:13:49    2164705

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Dublin are still the number one team in the country and I'm afraid mayo are still A good bit away from the dubs..a very good start to the league can't mask the fact that mayo were dumped out of last years championship simply because they were way off the mark whereas the dubs poor start to the league means little in the context of them being four times all Ireland champions...mayo are not even a top five team at the moment...dubs to win by 6 or 7 points.

mayotyroneman (Tyrone) - Posts: 1625 - 11/02/2019 22:48:00    2164712

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Replying To mayo_123:  "just like Galway they always give dublin no trouble"
Their fans didnt even bother showing up for their team.
why would the players....
Dublin by 2.

Vishred (Mayo) - Posts: 243 - 12/02/2019 00:45:23    2164727

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Replying To festinog:  "Pericles & Yew Tree, I enjoy reading ye're posts so much, I almost forget ye're from Mayo.

Best of luck this year lads, very curious to see what magic Horan can work for ye. If there's one thing we're seeing this year across the board in many sports, it's the effect having the right manager can have on a sports team. Same group of players under the right boss can perform beyond all expectations."
A lot of us Mayo supporters still have plenty of time for Stephen Rochford, but whatever the truth of it was, there won't be any repeat rumours about who's picking the team or undue influences under JH. Doesn't mean that we'll always agree with the choices made, but he's a strong character, so it'll be him, the coaches and nobody else. The players will be there to play, end of, and this ought to suit most of them.

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 1860 - 12/02/2019 09:12:51    2164750

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "Dublin are still the number one team in the country and I'm afraid mayo are still A good bit away from the dubs..a very good start to the league can't mask the fact that mayo were dumped out of last years championship simply because they were way off the mark whereas the dubs poor start to the league means little in the context of them being four times all Ireland champions...mayo are not even a top five team at the moment...dubs to win by 6 or 7 points."
Mayo not a top 5 team...please give me 5 teams who are currently better than us.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9468 - 12/02/2019 10:01:07    2164759

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Mayo had a completely understandable below par season in 2018

Many miles on the clock and then badly impacted by injuries to key men. They've had a chance to regroup and got a chance to rest. I think it'll stand to them and they are hungry to go again which is what we're currently witnessing.

Horan will do a good job with that current panel before the real rebuilding stuff starts. They still have enough juice to go again. Mayo will be very close to an AI final this year.

Muscle memory folks.. they are ahead of most and you can't buy that guille and experience, Horan is a smart man and he'll know well that he still has a great panel of players that were a whisker away on more than one occasion

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18904 - 12/02/2019 10:23:56    2164761

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Mayo not a top 5 team...please give me 5 teams who are currently better than us."
There is no "top 5" teams in the country. There is a top 1 and then the chasing pack. The bookies have Kerry slightly ahead of the pack and I doubt anyone would disagree with that.

MayoDan (Mayo) - Posts: 99 - 12/02/2019 10:50:55    2164767

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The fixture list just isnt getting an easier, Monaghan, Galway, Kerry now onto Mayo.

I've been looking forward to this one since the fixtures were announced. Be great to have Mayo back in Croke Park, badly missed in 2018. I really like watching James Horan teams and it been great to see Mayo let a bit more loose in games recently. League form has been impressive and Mayo are probably safe at this stage.

I really think this could be a terrific open game. Dublin really need a result here to have any hope of football beyond March.

Here's to hopefully a cracker.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 2040 - 12/02/2019 11:07:47    2164773

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Replying To Vishred:  "Their fans didnt even bother showing up for their team.
why would the players....
Dublin by 2."
No fear of ye showing up.. suckers for punishment..

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1626 - 12/02/2019 12:01:14    2164796

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I think Mayotyroneman is right. We ran out of gas last year and have it all to prove again. First objective will be to get into the Super8s and until then we've no right to call ourselves anything. Don't really care all that much about a Connacht title tbh, just as the easiest means to get into the business end competition.

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 1860 - 12/02/2019 12:33:26    2164816

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Replying To TheUsername:  "The fixture list just isnt getting an easier, Monaghan, Galway, Kerry now onto Mayo.

I've been looking forward to this one since the fixtures were announced. Be great to have Mayo back in Croke Park, badly missed in 2018. I really like watching James Horan teams and it been great to see Mayo let a bit more loose in games recently. League form has been impressive and Mayo are probably safe at this stage.

I really think this could be a terrific open game. Dublin really need a result here to have any hope of football beyond March.

Here's to hopefully a cracker."
I wonder is there any chance of seeing Connolly and Keegan picking it up again? That could bring in an extra few thousand supporters on its own!

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 1860 - 12/02/2019 12:46:40    2164827

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Replying To Pericles:  "I wonder is there any chance of seeing Connolly and Keegan picking it up again? That could bring in an extra few thousand supporters on its own!"
I would be surprised via being ecstatic, but nothing would surprise me were Dermo is concerned.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 2040 - 12/02/2019 12:55:35    2164835

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Replying To Pericles:  "I wonder is there any chance of seeing Connolly and Keegan picking it up again? That could bring in an extra few thousand supporters on its own!"
Doubt it , hope im wrong though.

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 1365 - 12/02/2019 14:36:40    2164876

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