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Replying To MayoDan:  "He didn't play wing forward at all. Scully and Bugler/Howard played there for Dublin. Con OCallaghan and Kilkenny were rotating between 11 and 14."
I see I'm actually only one of many posters that picked Kilkenny ias wing forward including 2 Dublin posters.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2745 - 11/01/2021 18:47:32    2327027

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "The players are nominated as forwards and Kilkenny can be slotted in half forward. He might have had no 11 on his shirt Ibut I recall him out near the sidelines (which is the wing) quite alot."
I'm sure he drifted out to the wing at times (as every player does) but that wasn't his main role. The whole point of an All star team is to recognise the best player in each position, not shoe horn players in anywhere.

MayoDan (Mayo) - Posts: 265 - 11/01/2021 20:25:07    2327036

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Replying To MayoDan:  "I'm sure he drifted out to the wing at times (as every player does) but that wasn't his main role. The whole point of an All star team is to recognise the best player in each position, not shoe horn players in anywhere."
You are right but that system has gone with years. Players are slotted in now to suit. Also players don't stay in their positions much anymore anyway.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2745 - 11/01/2021 21:16:19    2327044

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Kilkenny

A O Shea.

Scully

C O Connor

C O Callaghan

D Rock

jacktheboy (Donegal) - Posts: 159 - 11/01/2021 21:22:25    2327045

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Replying To MayoDan:  "I'm sure he drifted out to the wing at times (as every player does) but that wasn't his main role. The whole point of an All star team is to recognise the best player in each position, not shoe horn players in anywhere."
Brian Howard at centre half back
Colm Cavanagh at full back...

Both were all star selections

Players being picked in positions is a long time gone Dan.

I agree it should be 3 players for each position so its clear who's being judged against who.

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1355 - 12/01/2021 14:06:42    2327119

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Replying To brian:  "Brian Howard at centre half back
Colm Cavanagh at full back...

Both were all star selections

Players being picked in positions is a long time gone Dan.

I agree it should be 3 players for each position so its clear who's being judged against who."
Brian you never answered my post yesterday, I thought that people not answering posts was a pet peeve of yours?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13622 - 12/01/2021 16:25:29    2327150

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "You are right but that system has gone with years. Players are slotted in now to suit. Also players don't stay in their positions much anymore anyway."
Aye, I agree. Players refuse to be pigeonholed.

It's a disgrace. How are we expected to pick a team of the best in each position when players just won't stand still ?

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 475 - 12/01/2021 18:17:43    2327158

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