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Mayo V Donegal. Winner Takes All - 16 Like(s)

Replying To Fiftyone:  "Really , you don't think thousands of people turning up without tickets is potentially dangerous."
Dangerous? It's in McHale Park not at the edge of the Cliffs of Moher.

GreenandRed (National) - 01/08/2019 14:43:21

"Why Should Anybody Have The God-Given Right To See All Games On Television?" - 16 Like(s)

Replying To MesAmis:  "Another way to look at it is that you're paying €160 annually for the right to them pay Sky more money every month. Can't get RTÉ without the licence fee but you can't get Sky Sports without the licence fee plus a Sky sub every month."
I'd still prefer that my €160 wasn't feeding a lot of public servants who also get some of my tax when I rarely watch RTE. I'd prefer if it all went to TG4 who promote our language and seem more clued in as shown by them live streaming games on YouTube.

GreenandRed (National) - 07/08/2019 19:09:07

Benefits top 4 teams enjoy - 14 Like(s)

Replying To golfcar:  "P Spillane commented yesterday on all county's spending huge amounts on inter county teams which I believe is true but I think the top 4 are now at professional levels of preparation , Mayo have a top class S&C although probably with Mayo before joining Arsenal(this shows how will thought off he is) & Dublin players have meals delivered to them,these teams are now at new levels and now makes it impossible almost for outside teams to compete"
I've had loads of meals delivered to me, Chinese, Indian, Pizzas etc. Never improved my substandard footballing abilities....

GreenandRed (National) - 08/08/2017 10:51:31

Leinster Football The Reality - 13 Like(s)

Replying To Malonemagic:  "After Meaths hammering today people will be quick to put the boot in on Leinster. But of the 8 back door teams remaining , 4 are Leinster, 2 Ulster, 1 Munster and 1 connacht. Dublin have killed the Leinster championship itself , but the other teams in Leinster are a match for anyone. Kildare beat mayo last year. Meath almost beat Tyrone. Laois won away in derry yesterday. And on top of this many leinster teams are playing without key players due to the hopelesses of it all. If Dublin moved to any other province they would kill that province too. They are phenomenal."
Dublin haven't killed the Leinster championship, it's up to other Leinster counties to give them more to think about and improve and eventually beat them. Look at Cork last night putting Kerry to the pin of their collar. As you say the other teams are doing well in the qualifiers. They need to keep improving and strive to beat Dublin.Dublin have a psychological advantage over some counties who get to games with a 'sure we'll do our best' atitude rather than self-belief that they'll win. Now definitely they are formidable opponents with a great manger but some teams are affectively starting games against them three or four points down. Donegal and Kerry won All Irelands recently so a whole load of positivity in the head might reduce that big gap a bit and it might breed the confidence needed to knock the off their perch.

GreenandRed (National) - 23/06/2019 19:14:53

The Sunday Game - Awful Coverage - 12 Like(s)

Replying To moc.dna:  "All the good boys & girls will read from their pre prepared cue cards today. The first aid room at TSG must be packed with injuries from sitting on the fence, some will need reconstruction down there soon. If bores grew on trees, RTE & TSG would be an orchard. Now that the questioning voice has been silenced, it will all be nice & safe, happy clappy, let's give them all a medal."
He's not a questioning voice, he just thrives on the attention. He's more than capable of doing good analysis, having the craic but allowing presenter and fellow analysts a say too but prefers his own voice. I agree with everything else you say though. But it's RTE and will remain conservative and boring until someone shakes them up. The Sunday Game factory gets the raw material of an ex-county player who might look good on TV, put a suit on him and stick him on the show, regardless of how he comes across to an audience. Seeing as they're guaranteed the bulk of the licence money and get government subsidies, despite losing money, their cosy arrangement means that won't happen anytime soon. It needs good analysis, a sense of humour and probably a few gimmicks to entice the next generation to watch it and actually make money for RTE through ads. Buff Egan hit the nail on the head when he says most young people today have no interest in how GAA is presented. The GAA should also have an interest. In business terms the kids today are their potential customers and The Sunday Game is part of their marketing strategy. Looking in at a few auld lads squabbling won't entice them to buy what the GAA is selling. It's 2019, who knows if there will be a Sunday Game or RTE in 2029.

GreenandRed (National) - 14/09/2019 14:04:55

Dublin Stars Pocketing €6,000 For Promotional Gigs - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Cavan_Shambles:  "Of course, everyone should just post unsubstantiated nonsense. Spoken like a man not well versed in reading newspapers."
'The Irish Independent has learned that the representative of one Dublin player recently gave €6,000 as the price for a promotional appearance. It highlights the contrast between successful players living in the capital and their counterparts around the country where such lofty figures would never be considered for a promotional appearance of any kind.' Yeah. Plenty of facts there. No name, maybe one rep for a Dublin player told somebody something. Did the player get 6K? Maybe but there's nothing solid there, hopefully he got more. As for the country counterparts, what evidence has he to back up his claim? Breheny co-wrote this. A man who rarely has anything good to say about anything and poor journalism of a so-called bad news story. It' s clickbait. Hopefully plenty of GAA players get decent money from endorsements. Clearly Dublin is the larger market so Dublin players can gain there. If not GAA then companies might look to other sports for role models to sponsor. And that could possibly be a tipping point to edge potential athletes out of the GAA towards other sports.

GreenandRed (National) - 09/06/2019 17:31:12

Sean Boylan Vs Jim Gavin - Who Is The Greatest? - 12 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Greenandred you've never hidden your dialike for for my county and that's fair enough but if you get a chance take a look back a long the threads and see who the real instigators are, I think you'll owe the kerry folk on here an apology."
I have nothing but respect for Kerry and all our counties. I work with sound men from Lixnaw, Listowel and Tralee and enjoy the banter with them. I take issue with posters like yourself and alter egos fabricating stuff and not being an accurate representation of some great Kerry people I know.

GreenandRed (National) - 03/06/2020 17:59:03

The Sunday Game - Awful Coverage - 12 Like(s)

Replying To riverboys:  "People have been saying for a good while we need neutral referees from neutral provinces for major matches like the All Ireland Finals but I will go I bit further we need neutral pundits on the Sunday game, I thought it was disgraceful for former Kilkenny players who were pundits on both shows to jump up and defend their county man who deservedly received a red card and 1 of them even claiming the Tipperary player went down very easy, that was completely wrong and unprofessional and then yesterday we had Whelan and wanna be dub Brolly saying Jonny Cooper didn't deserve to be sent off, they claimed it was a 50/50 ball and at best a free with Blue Brolly saying it should have been a Dublin free, the ref showed what went wrong, Cooper pulled Clifford for the penalty and David Gough has a reputation for giving frees for off the ball fouling or dragging a player before a ball is kicked into him, he done the same in 2017 Mayo v Kerry, Mayo got a few frees for the same antics Kerry were at, the same in Mayo v Donegal this year Michael Murphy won a penalty that at the time looked soft but on the TV replay he was dragged and a correct call, back to yesterday the 2nd foul where Cooper received his 1st yellow ref clearly showed a yellow and then showed 2 fingers indicating 2 fouls therefore a yellow, Cooper was on quicksand at this stage and any type of foul he would get the line and this happened, no argument the issue was the management, they should have made changes, both Cooper and Small were in serious trouble with yellow cards and ticking as well, 1 more foul and they were gone, for proper punditry please give us neutral pundits on the Sunday game so no Whelan, no Blue Brolly, no Spillane, no Tomas O'Se. The person I'd like to hear from is former Mayo manager and current Donegal coach Stephen Rochford, he is the only coach that has been able to put the game to the dubs for the past 5 years apart from the Kerry camp yesterday and his insight would be a learning curve for those watching at home instead of the same ranting by blue Brolly and co"
link Your wishes have been granted Riverboys. Brolly dropped for replay. Rochford takes his chair!

GreenandRed (National) - 10/09/2019 08:12:08

Playing "Keep Ball"... - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Fairplayalways:  "wouldnt say the minority now in fairness...no rules wre broken when this country went down the tubes 10 years ago but that didnt mean it was right or lawful what happened...keeping the ball deliberately without making obvious attempts to progress towards your opponents goals, is unsporting, dress it up anyway you like. Having said that, I was first to say Dublin deserved their 5 in row, best team around in years, if not ever, calibre of players is a breath to behold, some say they will go eventually, if the talent is comming through, I can see Dublin winning a few more before they decline.."
They did it for a few minutes and they won after being unreal the rest of the game. It wasn't pretty but damn effective and wouldn't have worked if Kerry were as well conditioned as them. It broke Kerry a bit psychologically, their heads were down because they were losing, they wer ed fatigued and Dub llin wouldn't give them a sniff of the ball to try and let them back. In the first game there wasn't such a fuss asking why Kerry retreated at the end and didn't look for a winner. Probably because they were wrecked and the 14 Dubs pressed relentlessly. A very slim chance but had Dublin played fast and loose at the end Kerry could have countered and beat them. Then Dublin would have been called naive. I was hoping they were at half-time in the semis but 12 minutes of brilliance woke me up. They have plans A to Z and throw in a few more alphabets.

GreenandRed (National) - 20/09/2019 15:54:52

Dean Rock Free Taking Project - 11 Like(s)

Replying To RicoSuave:  "You have upset the poor aul crayture now :) !!"
Run along now and set up a few more fake accounts to talk to yourself like a good ladeen.

GreenandRed (National) - 09/07/2020 09:44:00

All Ireland Replay Profits - 11 Like(s)

Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "Agree 100%. The GAA provides great value for money compared to all other major sports. Anyone who is genuinely interested in where the revenue goes can easily check the organisation's annual financial report: https://www.gaa.ie/news/gaa-spends-record-11-1m-on-coaching-and-games-development/ The begrudgers will of course continue spreading their conspiracy theories and slinging false allegations."
Where's the section on what county coaches are paid and what tax they pay in that money? Do you think all GAA income is declared? Where are the efforts being made to get more people going to games in stadiums with plenty of empty seats? What efforts are the GAA making to improve football standards in proposed lower tier counties? Is it begrudgery if you don't think all is well with the GAA and that decisions are being made by Croke Park suits with little or no clue where the grassroots are much less what goes on there?

GreenandRed (National) - 01/09/2019 22:53:25

Tommy Conlon On Sean Boylan's Meath - 11 Like(s)

Replying To TheHermit:  "Was only showing that there were examples of Meath journalists, ex players on Boylans team that could write disgraceful stuff too. And yes I would go to 80%+ of Kerry games every year, League and Championship. Do you want me to ask the admin for your email so I can send you a picture of the ticket stub from the 09 qualifier in Tullamore as proof or something??? I have always kept tickets and programs for every game, it's a hobby so it would be no trouble lad. I'm also sure you could find Hayes column on the net from that exact weekend just in case you think that's made up too!!!"
What has that got to do with Séan Boylan?

GreenandRed (National) - 10/08/2020 20:59:24

Likely Football Allstars 2019... - 11 Like(s)

Replying To FootblockREF:  "The question is will All Star selectors follow the unwritten rule that Provincial winners must get at least one. Ryan McHugh was shoehorned last year, leading to the farcical selection of Brian Howard at midfield. Now before all Dublin fans choke on their coddle, Howard deserved his award but should have been at half forward. In this year's selection, Michael Murphy's meltdown v Mayo might cost him and Conor Cox, while having a good year, isn't in the top 10 forwards in the country, never mind the top 6."
If Michael Murphy doesn't get an All Star they should f in nisha the All Stars. Even against us, not to his massive very high standards, he never hid, a mark of the man. Fenton was very good against us last summer but rarely tested in this years championship, but definitely a class act. Moran also classy but on this year's championship I'd have Murphy as first pick for midfield. Probably will end up with Fenton and Moran in midfield and Murphy in the forwards.

GreenandRed (National) - 16/08/2019 17:36:03

Andy Moran retires - 11 Like(s)

Replying To BeJasus:  "Odd timing if we are honest . could it not have been done later in September when the dust settles after the All-Ireland final."
If anything it's probably good timing for the GAA media. Something for them to write about or broadcast as many think Sunday is a foregone conclusion. It's a fairly humdrum buildup for the final. Will also make for some good discussion with Andy in the Off The Ball pre All Ireland show tonight.

GreenandRed (National) - 29/08/2019 11:00:46

Andy Moran retires - 11 Like(s)

Replying To sourmilk93:  "You obviously were not at the game if thats all you seen him do. He scored the goals fair play to him and kissed the badge i have no problem with that but he also gave the fingers to both sides of the field. He was a 34 year old man Mayo actaully still were knocked out as Roscommon made the final of the micky mouse cup making his pathetic actions even more silly."
Agreed, giving fingers to the crowd young or old is not sportsmanship. But such heated atmospheres make mighty contests and can bring out the best and the worst in players. Andy got a heated welcome from Roscommon supporters in this years semi final but didn't hit the heights. Maybe he started too late to get annoyed and properly fired up. I know plenty of Roscommon supporters and talking about Andy is good natured banter with a fair bit of swearing. Roscommon supporters hate him, we love him, they won't admit it but some of them admire his football abilities. Our next encounter will be less craic without the Andy banter between us.

GreenandRed (National) - 27/08/2019 16:46:53

The Sunday Game - Awful Coverage - 11 Like(s)

Replying To carlovia:  "Hes not on the evening either. Not even on the squad !"
Fell out of favour with the manageress.

GreenandRed (National) - 10/09/2019 21:42:46

Dublin Vs Kerry Replay - 11 Like(s)
Commiserations to Kerry. Ye gave us two great games of football these finals. Congratulations to Dublin. Five alive oh. I'd tell ye to enjoy the night and continued celebrations but know rightly ye know how to do that.

GreenandRed (National) - 14/09/2019 19:47:26

Dublin Stars Pocketing €6,000 For Promotional Gigs - 11 Like(s)

Replying To Jack_Goff:  "[quote=jimbodub:  "[quote=Jack_Goff:  "link As the hoganstand article suggests Dublin stars can expect to make up to €10,000 for appearances if they win the 5 in a row. Different ball game in the capital."
How do you know what else other county players are getting? Good on them Breaking their arse to be as good as they are"]"It highlights the contrast between successful players living in the capital and their counterparts around the country where such lofty figures would never be considered for a promotional appearance of any kind." Straight from the Irish independent who spoke with industry insiders."]When you have have the facts, comparing what some Dublin players get paid for this to a non-Dublin play, instead of hearsay, put it up here. Either way there's an agent or a fixer here getting a cut too. Fair play to any player from any country for getting a few quid for this, they don't get enough for it in what could be a short career.

GreenandRed (National) - 08/06/2019 17:56:57

Is Ashbourne The New Ballaghaderreen? :) - 11 Like(s)

Replying To sam1884:  "Ballaghaderreen part of County Roscommon but part of Mayo GAA. Is Ashbourne the next area to move into a different GAA county from where it belongs and have the Dubs successfully invaded it? :-)"
The border moved, Ballagh didn't.

GreenandRed (National) - 17/09/2019 20:36:20

Dublin Vs Kerry Replay - 11 Like(s)

Replying To Joxer:  "Yeah Gavin sticking to his principles and picking on form I presume. This young, as Kerry people keep telling us, Kerry team will not have met Bernard, Kevin and Diarmuid running at them at full tilt in the championship before. They'd have watched videos of our previous encounters, when the Kerry backs were just nippers, but contending with them on the pitch in the flesh will be a different story. Murchan, DC and Kev forced three turnovers alone in the last few mins in the drawn game."
If Gavin thinks that 'full tilt' Brogan, Connolly and McMenamin will cause such trouble to the Kerry backs he should start them. They're in the squad because they're very experienced and Brogan and Connolly were class acts at their peak. They're subs because they're old and not matchfit.

GreenandRed (National) - 13/09/2019 16:31:31