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Antrim v.Kildare

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We were well beaten yesterday by a very good team.I think Kildare is probably the best team in Div.2 and will probably win it.

bushwhacker (Antrim) - Posts: 261 - 07/02/2011 12:55:54    862128

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Well and truely beaten, it was 4-6 at half time the boys heads seem to just go down after a promising start. Big wake up call as i believe after one defeat we are already in a relegation battle. When and who is the next game against, looking through the programme there wasnt any player except for mc cann to come on and change the game.

Saffron_rebel (Antrim) - Posts: 68 - 07/02/2011 13:16:23    862149

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couldnt believe the difference in size between the 2 teams, the kildare players made it look like men against boys wasnt too many of them under 6ft 2or 3

skillstar93 (Antrim) - Posts: 41 - 07/02/2011 19:48:26    862646

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I think we need to play to our strengths and play to a set pattern, this was useful in the past and got us to an Ulster final. If we don't have big strapping players of county quality we need to develop a strategy for the players we have.

galled (Antrim) - Posts: 251 - 07/02/2011 21:29:02    862825

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You talk about developing a strategy for our players, we have to look at st galls then as they have antrim ulster and all ireland titles,look at how they have played over the last 10 years. They move the ball at pace, dont carry the ball into tackles, support play, tackling in packs. The same sort of play pattern as tyrone deployed against armagh when they won the all ireland final, they allowed armagh to gain primary possesion from kickouts and as soon as they hit the ground, stripped the ball away from them. Tyrone arent the biggest of teams either. Play to your strengths and all that.

Saffron_rebel (Antrim) - Posts: 68 - 08/02/2011 09:16:03    862896

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Skillstar, that is what you call the mcGeeney effect. The man has left no stone unturned in kildare to find big, powerful men who can also play a bit and when in full flow they can be devestating. You have to remember that this team was unlucky not a make an allireland final appearance last year and have been improving steadily over the past number of years. Antrim will find it tough to compete in this league and i think maintaining division 2 status must be the target for this year

frankbhoy77 (Antrim) - Posts: 1300 - 08/02/2011 12:02:41    862998

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The McGeeney effect...left no stone unturned looking for big men who can play a bit...

You talk some kack frankbhoy - you know as much about football as you do hurling - and i remember playing against you and wiping the floor with ye so that doesnt say much :-)

E316 (Antrim) - Posts: 44 - 08/02/2011 13:53:10    863096

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Ah sure we cant all be as good as you obviously are in the arts of gaa. Could probably beat ya at ten pin bowling as im fairly handy on the lanes :)

frankbhoy77 (Antrim) - Posts: 1300 - 08/02/2011 16:59:49    863322

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