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Armagh v Kildare............................Armagh
Westmeath v Fermanagh..............Fermanagh
Laois v Cavan..................................Laois
Roscommon v Clare.......................Roscommon

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1637 - 07/02/2020 08:18:20    2265858

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Armagh v Kildare--Armagh
Westmeath v Fermanagh--Westmeath
Laois v Cavan--Laois
Roscommon v Clare--Roscommon

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 589 - 07/02/2020 08:19:06    2265860

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Replying To TrimJim:  "Armagh v Kildare............................Armagh by 7
Westmeath v Fermanagh...............Fermanagh by 1
Laois v Cavan....................................Laois by 2
Roscommon v Clare.........................Roscommon by 7"
Your being a bit kind to us I think! I'd take a 1 point victory Sunday, just need to get a win and kickstart the season! Awful weather promised so I don't expect it to be pretty. I'm hopeful that Ros can get over the line in this one, our next game is away to Kildare so a result Sunday is vital.
In the other games I predict wins for Kildare, Fermanagh and Laois.

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 189 - 07/02/2020 08:26:04    2265865

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with the weather there will probably be cancellations which will probably mean that come the end of the league there will be extra games to be played and maybe dead rubbers which wont be played and also you might have the scenario whereby teams have an advantage by knowing exactly what they have to do.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5280 - 07/02/2020 10:48:34    2265899

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Could they not play them next week as it's a free week in the league?

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 189 - 07/02/2020 10:52:40    2265900

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Armagh v Kildare. Armagh
Laois v Cavan. Laois
Westmeath v Fermanagh Fermanagh
Roscommon v Clare. Roscommon

I listened to RTE 1 Sports on Morning Ireland, not a mention of the Football League matches, Rugby, Soccer, Golf, Snooker, and Formula 1, all mentioned, at 8.40 am.
No GAA.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 07/02/2020 11:05:10    2265906

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Replying To Douglas_44:  "Could they not play them next week as it's a free week in the league?"
I'd say any games cancelled will be played next weekend

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 584 - 07/02/2020 11:32:48    2265912

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The weather forecast for the weekend seems to be getting worse all the time. I'd rather games be called off the weekend than go ahead in gale force winds. Nothing worse than watching two teams trying trying to play football in a storm. Anyone that was at the Roscommon vs Mayo game last year in the league will remember that. It was horrible to watch.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 584 - 07/02/2020 17:28:01    2265995

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Replying To dave1988:  "The weather forecast for the weekend seems to be getting worse all the time. I'd rather games be called off the weekend than go ahead in gale force winds. Nothing worse than watching two teams trying trying to play football in a storm. Anyone that was at the Roscommon vs Mayo game last year in the league will remember that. It was horrible to watch."
Don't think I'll ever forget that night! Worst conditions I've ever seen a game played in.

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 189 - 07/02/2020 18:46:12    2266011

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Replying To Douglas_44:  "Don't think I'll ever forget that night! Worst conditions I've ever seen a game played in."
The weather for 2011 Connacht final played in July was just as bad. No harm if its called off Sunday, as said already next weekend is free plus we might have 2 or 3 of of our injury players returning to action if it was played Sunday week.

I'd expect the game to go ahead and to be played in dreadful conditions. I'd gladly take a lucky 1 point win for Roscommon.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2330 - 07/02/2020 19:53:21    2266022

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Replying To Byanthon:  "Armagh v Kildare............................Armagh
Westmeath v Fermanagh..............Fermanagh
Laois v Cavan..................................Laois
Roscommon v Clare.......................Roscommon"
Armagh v Kildare.................Armagh
Westmeath v Fermanagh ...Westmeath
Roscommon v Clare.............Roscommon
Laois v Cavan.........................Cavan

katser (Galway) - Posts: 856 - 08/02/2020 17:58:02    2266131

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This division is a very odd one. You could be a win or a loss from getting promoted or relegated on the last day of the league the way it's going. Strange how Armagh thrash Cavan, Laois beat Armagh well, and then Cavan thrash Laois. Maybe Laois were not as good as we thought, and maybe Cavan were just caught out the first day against Armagh and were not as poor as thought. Very interesting anyway, should see a bit more from the games next weekend. Can still see things very tight and not much between top and bottom there

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 952 - 17/02/2020 12:40:40    2268134

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "This division is a very odd one. You could be a win or a loss from getting promoted or relegated on the last day of the league the way it's going. Strange how Armagh thrash Cavan, Laois beat Armagh well, and then Cavan thrash Laois. Maybe Laois were not as good as we thought, and maybe Cavan were just caught out the first day against Armagh and were not as poor as thought. Very interesting anyway, should see a bit more from the games next weekend. Can still see things very tight and not much between top and bottom there"
something happened at half-time in the Cavan dressing room against Westmeath which was reminiscient of Pairc Taltain in Navan a few years ago. Cavan have been a different team since. Laois always seem to have the upperhand over Armagh for some reason. I would say Armagh Kildare and A Roscommon team who were not shorn of three-quarters of their squad would still be favourites to go up. It all depends though on what level of performance those Roscommon players who are left , can rise to. We have seen Cavan rise to the challenge of putting a new team together minus the talents of arguably 5 of our best players (Mackey,McVitty,K.Clarke,Moynagh,Niall Murrray) and also Conor Rehil . However we cant keep doing this every year and have any hope of success. The teams who are successful have stable panels.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5280 - 17/02/2020 13:28:49    2268147

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Replying To s goldrick:  "something happened at half-time in the Cavan dressing room against Westmeath which was reminiscient of Pairc Taltain in Navan a few years ago. Cavan have been a different team since. Laois always seem to have the upperhand over Armagh for some reason. I would say Armagh Kildare and A Roscommon team who were not shorn of three-quarters of their squad would still be favourites to go up. It all depends though on what level of performance those Roscommon players who are left , can rise to. We have seen Cavan rise to the challenge of putting a new team together minus the talents of arguably 5 of our best players (Mackey,McVitty,K.Clarke,Moynagh,Niall Murrray) and also Conor Rehil . However we cant keep doing this every year and have any hope of success. The teams who are successful have stable panels."
It's hard to know. Think Armagh caught us on the hop a bit. I was at the McKenna cup game and they had near a full team out and we had a lot of newcomers and they won well that day too. Come the first round of the league, they still had a strong team and for a good few of our lads, it was their first game. Armagh just looked fitter and had more game time and they ran away with that game. Looks like that caught up with them a bit already, Cavan starting to motor at the right time now. Players coming back from injury, and others have some game time under their belt now. It is hard when we turn over that many players, but looks like the lads coming in have the talent enough to do a job. Just need to keep momentum now. Some of those players may even join back up to later in the year, remains to be seen. We're in for a tight league anyway

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 952 - 17/02/2020 15:10:09    2268174

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Replying To s goldrick:  "something happened at half-time in the Cavan dressing room against Westmeath which was reminiscient of Pairc Taltain in Navan a few years ago. Cavan have been a different team since. Laois always seem to have the upperhand over Armagh for some reason. I would say Armagh Kildare and A Roscommon team who were not shorn of three-quarters of their squad would still be favourites to go up. It all depends though on what level of performance those Roscommon players who are left , can rise to. We have seen Cavan rise to the challenge of putting a new team together minus the talents of arguably 5 of our best players (Mackey,McVitty,K.Clarke,Moynagh,Niall Murrray) and also Conor Rehil . However we cant keep doing this every year and have any hope of success. The teams who are successful have stable panels."
And McLaughlin

blueman1903 (Cavan) - Posts: 719 - 17/02/2020 15:37:50    2268182

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Replying To blueman1903:  "And McLaughlin"
He's injured but still in with the panel this year.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3762 - 17/02/2020 16:49:22    2268202

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Replying To cavanman47:  "He's injured but still in with the panel this year."
I know he is still on panel I just named him because you have Niall Murray named and he is out injured also just more long term, Jason is a big loss out injured too.

blueman1903 (Cavan) - Posts: 719 - 18/02/2020 09:48:20    2268286

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I got three out of four last time out so this weekend I will go with:

Fermanagh v Cavan........................Cavan
Clare v Laois.......................................Laois
Westmeath v Armagh......................Armagh
Kildare v Roscommon.....................Kildare

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 19/02/2020 21:35:31    2268521

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Replying To OLLIE:  "I got three out of four last time out so this weekend I will go with:

Fermanagh v Cavan........................Cavan
Clare v Laois.......................................Laois
Westmeath v Armagh......................Armagh
Kildare v Roscommon.....................Kildare"
Fermanagh v Cavan........................draw
Clare v Laois.......................................draw
Westmeath v Armagh......................Armagh
Kildare v Roscommon.....................draw

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1437 - 20/02/2020 07:46:29    2268558

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cavan clare westmeath roscommon

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1198 - 20/02/2020 09:28:51    2268562

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