National - Down v Tyrone

Replying To DooReg:  "Very boring? You are seriously having a laugh. If you consider every man behind the ball (the duvet defense - a blanket wouldn't be good enough) as an exciting brand of football then i think you need to go to specsavers. Armagh do try and play a more open brand of football and it's good to watch. Generally, that doesn't happen in Ulster but the Southern teams do generally like to play a bit - so, that suits us. Kildare will have a go and i expect that to be a good open match. Your view of the third man tackle and Armagh is incorrect - refs are clamping down big time on anything off the ball at all by flashing black cards all over the place. How many black cards did Armagh get versus Tipp? ZERO!

The sledging that goes on has to stop - but it won't when refs allow it to happen. I watched the Ulster Final from the comfort of my home so i didn't see what Sean Cavanagh had to deal with. Any sledging is disgusting, regardless of who does it."
Glad the penny is finally dropping that Tyrone are not the only team that carry out the dark arts - I know there's rivalry between Armagh and Tyrone but as a fellow Ulster county I'm surprised that some of your fellow province men fall into the trap of listening to the SG pundits and southern media when some of the most blantant dark art protagonists are the top 2 teams in Ireland!

IrishGael3 (USA) - Posts:960 - 17/07/2017 16:12:20   2018241

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Replying To IrishGael3:  "Are you saying Donegal aren't guilty of this at all???"
I'm not saying for one second that any other team don't get involved in verbals because it happens with most teams but I'm struggling to think of any examples of such an uncalled and blatant verbal attack. You usually associate verbals/sledging between players that are marking each other the whole game and they're constantly in each others faces (not that this is right either) etc. but you don't expect to see it in the way Morgan went about it and should of been dealt with by the officials. Fair play to O'Hagan who didn't react, the ironic thing is if he had of reacted he probably would of been the player that got punished. I wouldn't be getting too worked up about it if I were you, it's only a slightly black mark on a great day for Tyrone GAA and I'm sure Mickey Harte and Co have had a word with Morgan about his actions anyways.

Mobot (Donegal) - Posts:289 - 17/07/2017 16:18:41   2018248

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Replying To Mobot:  "I'm not saying for one second that any other team don't get involved in verbals because it happens with most teams but I'm struggling to think of any examples of such an uncalled and blatant verbal attack. You usually associate verbals/sledging between players that are marking each other the whole game and they're constantly in each others faces (not that this is right either) etc. but you don't expect to see it in the way Morgan went about it and should of been dealt with by the officials. Fair play to O'Hagan who didn't react, the ironic thing is if he had of reacted he probably would of been the player that got punished. I wouldn't be getting too worked up about it if I were you, it's only a slightly black mark on a great day for Tyrone GAA and I'm sure Mickey Harte and Co have had a word with Morgan about his actions anyways."
Not getting worked up but surprised by some of the comments - it seems that most of the verbals albeit in written form seems to happen on these forums when the Tyrone team start to look good and all of a sudden you have this nonsense being constantly targeted at them. As far as I'm concerned I've been impressed not only by their football but also their discipline - yes Morgan was wrong and agree Harte will probably have words with him but I've seen similar stuff this year and think it's really hen picking to use this against what has been a pretty flawless campaign from the red hands so far.

IrishGael3 (USA) - Posts:960 - 17/07/2017 20:33:17   2018361

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Replying To Mobot:  "I'm not saying for one second that any other team don't get involved in verbals because it happens with most teams but I'm struggling to think of any examples of such an uncalled and blatant verbal attack. You usually associate verbals/sledging between players that are marking each other the whole game and they're constantly in each others faces (not that this is right either) etc. but you don't expect to see it in the way Morgan went about it and should of been dealt with by the officials. Fair play to O'Hagan who didn't react, the ironic thing is if he had of reacted he probably would of been the player that got punished. I wouldn't be getting too worked up about it if I were you, it's only a slightly black mark on a great day for Tyrone GAA and I'm sure Mickey Harte and Co have had a word with Morgan about his actions anyways."
Not getting worked up but surprised by some of the comments - it seems that most of the verbals albeit in written form seems to happen on these forums when the Tyrone team start to look good and all of a sudden you have this nonsense being constantly targeted at them. As far as I'm concerned I've been impressed not only by their football but also their discipline - yes Morgan did what he did and agree Harte will probably have words with him but I've seen similar stuff this year and think it's really hen picking to use this against what has been a pretty flawless campaign from the red hands so far.

IrishGael3 (USA) - Posts:960 - 18/07/2017 09:37:11   2018488

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