Longford V Meath - 18 Like(s)
It'd be great to see an upset.
To see one of the minnows have their day in the sun and give a little joy to the long suffering fans but I just can't see it I'm afraid.
Longford by 2.
MesAmis (National) - 15/05/2018 14:46:08
Two Different Sets Of Rules - 11 Like(s)
It's almost like they're different sports.
MesAmis (National) - 20/05/2018 19:14:46
Mayo Ladies Walk Out - 9 Like(s)
What's your take then on the majority of the Mayo players?
You know the ones that disagree with your characterisation of their manager, the ones that disagree with their former captains and walk away players version of events.
Are the being condescending too?
That's the biggest issue for me that the majority of players back the manager, but you think you know better than these women who are playing for him?
The majority of players backed the manager when the chance came to get rid. That's the key to it, it has nothing to do with gender either.
MesAmis (National) - 19/09/2018 10:25:07
You Couldn't Pay Me To Go And Watch A Game Of Football - 9 Like(s)
I'd like to actual figures for the massive decline in attendances/viewing figures for football versus hurling or rugby or whatever other stick is being used to beat football with. Say over a sustained period of time rather than just accepting as fact the idea that Gaelic Football is dying.
Despite what the doomsayers like to say Gaelic Football is still by far a bigger draw in terms of TV/attendances/player numbers when compared with both hurling and rugby. The only sport that you can compare it to is soccer, which also attracts complete widespread criticism.
I think people really fail to realise how far ahead of the other two sports Gaelic Football and soccer are. You talk about the 'big 4' sports, it's really the big 2 if you're honest.
Hurling, for all it's brilliance is still only played properly in about 12 or so counties. Rugby, for all its recent success, is still miles behind the 2 football codes, and hurling even, in participation.
Football has always been the worst sport in the world according to a vocal minority. It will continue to attract criticism but it will also continue to be the biggest show in town.
MesAmis (National) - 19/12/2018 14:50:33
Posters Crossing The Line - 8 Like(s)
MesAmis (National) - 05/06/2019 14:49:15
Shane Ross Comments On Facilities - 8 Like(s)
You have repeatedly stated that you refuse to watch games broadcast in Irish, you mute the commentary because you're so open minded?
MesAmis (National) - 31/01/2019 17:17:39
Time To Confess - 8 Like(s)
On the whole economic tough times undoubtedly still an issue in Donegal and elsewhere and just cannot agree with the narrative of Dublin getting everything at the expense of everyone else. I could take you on a tour of my city and you'll see some things that might make you think a little more about the growing inequality in Ireland, Dublin very much included. Dublin is a big place and the inequality in the city is growing year on year.
Those that have the most, whether they be in Dublin or Donegal are benefiting and doing well Muck. The rest are being left behind, regardless of where they live.
MesAmis (National) - 24/07/2018 13:10:57
Posters Crossing The Line - 8 Like(s)
This thread has crossed a line.
When I read the opening post I thought someone was after saying something really bad!
Then it turns out it was a clearly lighthearted post that in no way crossed any line or slagged off any player at all. You'd have to wonder about anyone getting offended by that post. Something clearly not right with them if they can't understand a lighthearted satirical post.
MesAmis (National) - 05/06/2019 12:18:18
Gooch on Tyrone - 7 Like(s)
And what did ye get for drawing that game?
KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts:5939 - 03/10/2017 22:30:23 2052873
A replay! I thought that much was obvious!
Something Kerry could never get in the 00s off Tyrone.
MesAmis (National) - 03/10/2017 22:48:36
Dublin Vs Donegal - 7 Like(s)
Donegal kept a sweeper in front of their full back line, it was McGee by the end, and didn't push up and try and win the ball back.
If Donegal, or anyteam, don't want to play even when 5 points down I really don't see why Dublin shouldn't just keep the ball.
In the 73rd minute Donegal still had a sweeper back and weren't pushing up, they then eventually pushed up and Dublin attacked and Paul Flynn scored in the space McGee vacated.
It's how to beat teams when they won't come out to play.
MesAmis (National) - 14/07/2018 21:47:13
GAA Athletes For A NO Vote - 7 Like(s)
Completely disagree with you Liam.
This vote, although only being voted on by those resident in the ROI, has implications for everyone on the island.
Realistically if abortion is freely available in the south, that makes it a lot more available for those in the north than it is at present. It'll be easier to travel to Letterkenny or Dundalk than it is to England. There are people campaigning, for both Yes and No, from the north because this result will directly affect them.
To say that this vote won't have an effect on the north is very far wide of the mark.
Of course those in the north are entitled to have their say, ludicrous to think otherwise.
MesAmis (National) - 23/04/2018 12:40:34
Rochford Resigns - 7 Like(s)
Yeah realistically Donegal went uber defensive for one game, the Semi-Final versus Dublin in 2011.
Outside of that they had a very similar style in 2011 to Dublin that year and by 2012 they had evolved into a more attacking team that we saw land an All-Ireland and get to a final in 2014.
Yet despite this a lot of people, Liam above, still parrot this line about Donegal and McGuinness being this anti-football team that invented defensive football! All based on one game, that they actually lost!
MesAmis (National) - 28/08/2018 10:15:50
Dublin Stars Pocketing €6,000 For Promotional Gigs - 7 Like(s)
So are Joe Canning and Cillian O'Connor professional now too? Both currently in ads on the telly, fair play to them both jmo.
MesAmis (National) - 08/06/2019 19:23:14
Rules - Here We Go Again ! - 7 Like(s)
Whammo and Gotmilk and even Royaldunne speaking sense ;)
The handpass limitations will only favour the blanket defence in the long run.
MesAmis (National) - 07/01/2019 16:16:35
Dublin Discussions - Sensible Or Crackpot? - 6 Like(s)
People advocating for a split should at least acknowledge that a split would be a gamble and could quite possibly lead to the situation that there was pre 1960s where the GAA was essentially a "country" sport. I get the impression that a lot of people would actually like that.
The removal of Dublin from the Championship, to be replaced by 2/3/4 teams, is a gamble that might not see any pay out for a long time as interest in GAA in the county could well fall off a cliff as people are unlikely to have any affinity to the newly formed counties.
MesAmis (National) - 10/06/2019 10:14:36
Experimental Rule Changes Proposed For Gaelic Football - 6 Like(s)
It's quite worrying for the future of football if these the people put in charge of coming up with changes can't see that lateral handpassing is a symptom of the problems in football and not the cause.
I mean the whole "just ban/limit the handpass" argument is what drunks at the bar come up with and shows a complete lack of understanding about football as a game.
Absolutely lunacy to try and limit handpassing.
MesAmis (National) - 02/10/2018 19:00:51
Falling USFC Attendances - 6 Like(s)
35 quid a ticket might have something to do with that!
Scandalous price to pay for provincial football.
MesAmis (National) - 28/05/2018 11:20:04
Tomas O Se - the King of Yerra - 6 Like(s)
The Yerra merchants were out in force all week pretending that they thought Cork had a chance today. It wasn't just Tomás, the whole Ó Sé clan was tipping Cork for a big performance.
It's so patronising and disrespectful because you know that they don't believe a word of what they're saying. It's basically trolling Cork football.
MesAmis (National) - 02/07/2017 20:07:51
Dublin V Kildare - Is This Not Being Televised? - 6 Like(s)
Plenty space on the Hill for you to see your beloved Dubs legend. Don't you be worrying!
MesAmis (National) - 04/06/2019 11:21:32
Car park - Clonliffe Road - 6 Like(s)
Getting the Luas from Hueston only gets you to Middle Abbey St., Busaras, or Connolly. All are min 20 mins walk from Croke Park, but a lot longer with young kids and requires walking through parts of the city that best avoided.
Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts:917 - 06/08/2017 20:22:36
It's not war torn Damascus bud.
Thousands of us manage to live there without incident everyday believe it or not.
"Area best avoided" me hole.
MesAmis (National) - 06/08/2017 21:07:24