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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I agree 100% gleebo, I'm glad I'm not the only 1 who can see this."
In fairness Kingdom Boy neither can we, but the spell in division two and the loss of COC have probably put the dampener on any talk of Mayo for Sam for this year.

Dublin will win every game up to the final by a double digit margin, whereupon they'll pass the ball to themselves again for the last ten minutes to keep the score respectable and quell any talk of them being broken up. Frankenstein's Monster, etc.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1971 - 28/06/2021 20:16:27    2354342

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If Dublin win Sam again this year as many are expecting how about we have an All Ireland selection take them on in a big charity match say around Halloween time, with the proceeds maybe going to the homeless charities, by then hopefully we'll be allowed a decent sized crowd in Croker, be some craic trying to select the rest of Ireland team.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1735 - 28/06/2021 20:56:33    2354361

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Replying To Gleebo:  "Scratching my head as to how some posters are bigging up Kerry for Sam: they still can't defend. The Dubs rattled four into their net only a few weeks back and I wouldn't be surprised if they repeat the trick in the latter stages of the championship.

There's only one horse in this race, folks."
I hope you don't ever take up management or coaching because you wont win anything.

I wouldn't show the Dubs an ounce of respect if I was playing against or managing a team against them, not one fn ounce.

And when they are knocked off their perch it will be by a team who has my attitude.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 28/06/2021 20:57:07    2354363

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Replying To Gleebo:  "Scratching my head as to how some posters are bigging up Kerry for Sam: they still can't defend. The Dubs rattled four into their net only a few weeks back and I wouldn't be surprised if they repeat the trick in the latter stages of the championship.

There's only one horse in this race, folks."
Some defensive issues in Kerry alright, can't help thinking there is an all ireland in that Donegal team. If they got it right

mhunicean_abu (Monaghan) - Posts: 928 - 28/06/2021 20:58:52    2354365

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Replying To mhunicean_abu:  "Some defensive issues in Kerry alright, can't help thinking there is an all ireland in that Donegal team. If they got it right"
I think we can go very close to winning it but it has to be in the next few years, I'd love to see Murphy lift Sam again before he hangs up the boots.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1735 - 28/06/2021 21:13:24    2354371

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "If Dublin win Sam again this year as many are expecting how about we have an All Ireland selection take them on in a big charity match say around Halloween time, with the proceeds maybe going to the homeless charities, by then hopefully we'll be allowed a decent sized crowd in Croker, be some craic trying to select the rest of Ireland team."
ah seriously such bull crap if Dublin wins another all Ireland football is fully dead .. rest of Ireland omg

meath1977 (Meath) - Posts: 531 - 28/06/2021 21:16:00    2354373

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Replying To Gleebo:  "In fairness Kingdom Boy neither can we, but the spell in division two and the loss of COC have probably put the dampener on any talk of Mayo for Sam for this year.

Dublin will win every game up to the final by a double digit margin, whereupon they'll pass the ball to themselves again for the last ten minutes to keep the score respectable and quell any talk of them being broken up. Frankenstein's Monster, etc."
That's exactly what they'll do, iv been saying it for ages, the pundits ate bigging us up for a fall, like I say we played a depleted dublin team in the league and we won 3 of the 4 quarters and still only managed to scrape a draw out of it.

We'll win no allireland this year and unfortunately its gona be 7 in a row.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13454 - 28/06/2021 21:41:57    2354381

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Replying To meath1977:  "ah seriously such bull crap if Dublin wins another all Ireland football is fully dead .. rest of Ireland omg"
Don't think you need worry about it anyway, hardly be any Meath men on the team.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1735 - 28/06/2021 22:20:35    2354390

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "That's exactly what they'll do, iv been saying it for ages, the pundits ate bigging us up for a fall, like I say we played a depleted dublin team in the league and we won 3 of the 4 quarters and still only managed to scrape a draw out of it.

We'll win no allireland this year and unfortunately its gona be 7 in a row."
Oh give over with the yerra yerra , with all the retirements this Dublin team is declining ,Kerry are ready to take over

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2723 - 28/06/2021 23:17:01    2354406

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Replying To Gleebo:  "Scratching my head as to how some posters are bigging up Kerry for Sam: they still can't defend. The Dubs rattled four into their net only a few weeks back and I wouldn't be surprised if they repeat the trick in the latter stages of the championship.

There's only one horse in this race, folks."
Kerry will outscore every team including Dublin , so yea agreed theres only one horse in this race folks

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2723 - 28/06/2021 23:23:00    2354411

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Replying To meath1977:  "ah seriously such bull crap if Dublin wins another all Ireland football is fully dead .. rest of Ireland omg"
Fully dead? Not half or three quarters dead? Fully dead, no less. Get your plot ready for buriel so, flowers, fancy head stone, the works.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2508 - 28/06/2021 23:37:43    2354415

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Kerry or Dublin will win the all Ireland - it was ever thus for 50% of the entire GAA history

The other turkeys have voted for Christmas every year - refusing to give up the lop sided provincial structure- even going back to knockout provincials for the past two ffs

Let's deal in inevitable facts:

Munster
Kerry will win 69% of Munster titles
Cork will win 30%
Once every 30 years Clare, Tipp or Limerick might get one. Waterford will never win a Munster football title

Leinster
Dublin will win 66% of Leinster titles - if the current funding and home advantage situation isn't changed this may go to 80%
Meath and Kildare will win 30%
Once every 20 years Laois, Westmeath, Offaly or Wexford might get one. Louth, Wicklow, Longford and Carlow will never win a Leinster football title

Ulster
Every decade will have a dominant team and two - three close challengers.
Therefore there will always be a second level of 4 middling teams (capable of a big day but not consistent) and the top eight are almost interchangeable with the exception of Fermanagh (who, while competitive, will never win)
Antrim will always be no 9 unless a funding and home advantage bias is created aka Dublin

Connacht
Mayo and Galway will always be the teams to beat and win 85% of titles between them
Roscommon will always step in to win when the above are off their game
Sligo or Leitrim will win one every 40 years

When you consider the above has always been the case - how can anyone make a case for retaining anything other than the Ulster Championship

In order to correct the spread of All Ireland titles 2 things have been proven and need to be redressed
1. Dublins advantages in population, funding and home advantage have to flipped to a bias in the opposite way - with Dublin being split in 3 teams
2. Kerry has to be split also

Have a senior All Ireland with the following:
1x ulster group of 4 teams
2x Rest of Ireland groups with 3 Connacht, 3 Munster (Cork, Kerry x2) and 5 Leinster (Meath, Kildare, Dublin x2 and one other)
Previous years B winner

Everyone else either amalgamated or plays B football
B football is designed to give as many games as possible

tirawleybaron (Mayo) - Posts: 869 - 29/06/2021 02:28:20    2354435

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "I hope you don't ever take up management or coaching because you wont win anything.

I wouldn't show the Dubs an ounce of respect if I was playing against or managing a team against them, not one fn ounce.

And when they are knocked off their perch it will be by a team who has my attitude.
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I'm sure you're a future Mick O'Dwyer in waiting alright. All it takes is attitude! Gimme a break. The top teams have been tearing into the Dubs for the past decade and it has made no difference whatsoever, if anything their margin of victory over their nearest rivals (not to mention the cannon fodder counties in Leinster) is increasing and their team's average age is dropping.

I wonder how many All-Irelands in a row it'll take before the penny drops with some people? My bet is ten, but then some are remarkably hard-headed...

The systematic approach put in place in Dublin, coupled with long-term changes (depopulation?) in rural Ireland mean that the last decade is not a blip, but a pattern. Dublin will dominate the All-Ireland championship for now on.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1971 - 29/06/2021 08:40:29    2354452

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "No. Kerry 0-5 to nil up already after 9 mins; it's a wonder the next 6 or 7 have been barren. Maybe it's time for senior/intermediate/junior like the women."
I think 0-5 to zero in 9 minutes; it is a miracle that the next 6 or 7 were fruitless. Maybe it's time for senior / middle / junior,

bertstorey95 (USA) - Posts: 3 - 29/06/2021 09:18:06    2354460

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Replying To Gleebo:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "I hope you don't ever take up management or coaching because you wont win anything.

I wouldn't show the Dubs an ounce of respect if I was playing against or managing a team against them, not one fn ounce.

And when they are knocked off their perch it will be by a team who has my attitude.
"
I'm sure you're a future Mick O'Dwyer in waiting alright. All it takes is attitude! Gimme a break. The top teams have been tearing into the Dubs for the past decade and it has made no difference whatsoever, if anything their margin of victory over their nearest rivals (not to mention the cannon fodder counties in Leinster) is increasing and their team's average age is dropping.

I wonder how many All-Irelands in a row it'll take before the penny drops with some people? My bet is ten, but then some are remarkably hard-headed...

The systematic approach put in place in Dublin, coupled with long-term changes (depopulation?) in rural Ireland mean that the last decade is not a blip, but a pattern. Dublin will dominate the All-Ireland championship for now on."
A Mayo man making snide remarks about Mick O'Dwyer when several of Mayos All -Ireland losses can be directly attributed to poor management on the day.

Pity those managers didn't have an ounce of O'Dwyers attitude as Mayo had the players to win but were hampered by stupid decisions on the sideline .

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 29/06/2021 10:14:01    2354475

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Replying To Gleebo:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "I hope you don't ever take up management or coaching because you wont win anything.

I wouldn't show the Dubs an ounce of respect if I was playing against or managing a team against them, not one fn ounce.

And when they are knocked off their perch it will be by a team who has my attitude.
"
I'm sure you're a future Mick O'Dwyer in waiting alright. All it takes is attitude! Gimme a break. The top teams have been tearing into the Dubs for the past decade and it has made no difference whatsoever, if anything their margin of victory over their nearest rivals (not to mention the cannon fodder counties in Leinster) is increasing and their team's average age is dropping.

I wonder how many All-Irelands in a row it'll take before the penny drops with some people? My bet is ten, but then some are remarkably hard-headed...

The systematic approach put in place in Dublin, coupled with long-term changes (depopulation?) in rural Ireland mean that the last decade is not a blip, but a pattern. Dublin will dominate the All-Ireland championship for now on."
You're correct about dublin winning the next 3-4 allirelands (at least) and when they do you'll still have some country folk thinking they're team can bate em , I think people need to take the emotion out of it when looking at this dublin team that the gaa hierarchy created with lashings of cash (because they reckoned a strong dublin would be good for them) and its them and only them that have the power to slay the beast now and let them clean up their own mess.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13454 - 29/06/2021 10:30:25    2354482

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "
Replying To Gleebo:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "I hope you don't ever take up management or coaching because you wont win anything.

I wouldn't show the Dubs an ounce of respect if I was playing against or managing a team against them, not one fn ounce.

And when they are knocked off their perch it will be by a team who has my attitude.
"
I'm sure you're a future Mick O'Dwyer in waiting alright. All it takes is attitude! Gimme a break. The top teams have been tearing into the Dubs for the past decade and it has made no difference whatsoever, if anything their margin of victory over their nearest rivals (not to mention the cannon fodder counties in Leinster) is increasing and their team's average age is dropping.

I wonder how many All-Irelands in a row it'll take before the penny drops with some people? My bet is ten, but then some are remarkably hard-headed...

The systematic approach put in place in Dublin, coupled with long-term changes (depopulation?) in rural Ireland mean that the last decade is not a blip, but a pattern. Dublin will dominate the All-Ireland championship for now on."
A Mayo man making snide remarks about Mick O'Dwyer when several of Mayos All -Ireland losses can be directly attributed to poor management on the day.

Pity those managers didn't have an ounce of O'Dwyers attitude as Mayo had the players to win but were hampered by stupid decisions on the sideline ."]Even a fraud with insecurities and childineshness would make a statement like that, ffs.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2442 - 29/06/2021 10:40:20    2354489

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "
Replying To Gleebo:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "I hope you don't ever take up management or coaching because you wont win anything.

I wouldn't show the Dubs an ounce of respect if I was playing against or managing a team against them, not one fn ounce.

And when they are knocked off their perch it will be by a team who has my attitude.
"
I'm sure you're a future Mick O'Dwyer in waiting alright. All it takes is attitude! Gimme a break. The top teams have been tearing into the Dubs for the past decade and it has made no difference whatsoever, if anything their margin of victory over their nearest rivals (not to mention the cannon fodder counties in Leinster) is increasing and their team's average age is dropping.

I wonder how many All-Irelands in a row it'll take before the penny drops with some people? My bet is ten, but then some are remarkably hard-headed...

The systematic approach put in place in Dublin, coupled with long-term changes (depopulation?) in rural Ireland mean that the last decade is not a blip, but a pattern. Dublin will dominate the All-Ireland championship for now on."
A Mayo man making snide remarks about Mick O'Dwyer when several of Mayos All -Ireland losses can be directly attributed to poor management on the day.

Pity those managers didn't have an ounce of O'Dwyers attitude as Mayo had the players to win but were hampered by stupid decisions on the sideline ."]Couple that with a few big heads on the Mayo team more worried about taking selfies and their social media than winning an All Ireland,

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1735 - 29/06/2021 10:42:50    2354493

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I'm sure you're a future Mick O'Dwyer in waiting alright. All it takes is attitude! Gimme a break. The top teams have been tearing into the Dubs for the past decade and it has made no difference whatsoever, if anything their margin of victory over their nearest rivals (not to mention the cannon fodder counties in Leinster) is increasing and their team's average age is dropping.

I wonder how many All-Irelands in a row it'll take before the penny drops with some people? My bet is ten, but then some are remarkably hard-headed...

The systematic approach put in place in Dublin, coupled with long-term changes (depopulation?) in rural Ireland mean that the last decade is not a blip, but a pattern. Dublin will dominate the All-Ireland championship for now on."
A Mayo man making snide remarks about Mick O'Dwyer when several of Mayos All -Ireland losses can be directly attributed to poor management on the day.

Pity those managers didn't have an ounce of O'Dwyers attitude as Mayo had the players to win but were hampered by stupid decisions on the sideline ."]Couple that with a few big heads on the Mayo team more worried about taking selfies and their social media than winning an All Ireland,"]Agree.. and Frankie Dolan backs up this with interesting remarks about Mayo players and supporters this morning on OTB sport..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 513 - 29/06/2021 10:52:50    2354502

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Replying To supersub15:  "
Replying To AfricanGael:  "[quote=Gleebo:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "I hope you don't ever take up management or coaching because you wont win anything.

I wouldn't show the Dubs an ounce of respect if I was playing against or managing a team against them, not one fn ounce.

And when they are knocked off their perch it will be by a team who has my attitude.
"
I'm sure you're a future Mick O'Dwyer in waiting alright. All it takes is attitude! Gimme a break. The top teams have been tearing into the Dubs for the past decade and it has made no difference whatsoever, if anything their margin of victory over their nearest rivals (not to mention the cannon fodder counties in Leinster) is increasing and their team's average age is dropping.

I wonder how many All-Irelands in a row it'll take before the penny drops with some people? My bet is ten, but then some are remarkably hard-headed...

The systematic approach put in place in Dublin, coupled with long-term changes (depopulation?) in rural Ireland mean that the last decade is not a blip, but a pattern. Dublin will dominate the All-Ireland championship for now on."
A Mayo man making snide remarks about Mick O'Dwyer when several of Mayos All -Ireland losses can be directly attributed to poor management on the day.

Pity those managers didn't have an ounce of O'Dwyers attitude as Mayo had the players to win but were hampered by stupid decisions on the sideline ."]Even a fraud with insecurities and childineshness would make a statement like that, ffs."]Tell me where I'm wrong then, I'll gladly put it up to you.

Two days ago you were on here gossiping like an auld one at the bingo, Jesus isn't it awful Michael Duignan wasn't at the Offaly game, what's it got to do with you, pure thrash talk.

Your problem is once you get a scolding from AG once you cant move on.

Worry about Carlow and never mind gossiping about other counties.


AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 29/06/2021 11:14:47    2354511

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