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Dublin Team Of The Decade.

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Your mission should you choose to accept it! From below what would be your starting 15 of the Dublin team of the decade?

From: Cluxton

Philly McMahon, Rory O'Carroll, Jonny Cooper, Davy Byrne, Michael Fitzsimons

James McCarthy, C O'Sullivan, Jack McCaffrey, John Small, Ger Brennan, Eoin Murchen, Kevin Nolan, Eoin Murchen, Eric Lowdnes.

Michael Darragh MacAuley, Brian Fenton, Denis Bastick, Eamon Fennell

Alan Brogan, Niall Scully, Paul Flynn, Ciarán Kilkenny, Diarmuid Connolly, Brian Cullen, Barry Cahill, Brian Howard.

Paul Mannion, Con O'Callaghan, Bernard Brogan, Paddy Andrews, Kevin McManamon, Dean Rock, Eoghan O'Gara, Cormac Costello.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3170 - 26/09/2019 23:31:09    2239529

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Great idea for a thread.

This is my effort, each player at their peak.

1. Stephen Cluxton

2. Philly McMahon
3. Rory O'Carroll
4. Michael Fitzsimons

5. James McCarthy
6. Cian O'Sullivan
7. Jack McCaffrey

8. Mick McAuley
9. Brian Fenton

10. Paul Flynn
11. Ciarán Kilkenny
12. Diarmuid Connolly

13. Bernard Brogan
14. Con O'Callaghan
15. Paul Mannion

SuperSub: Kevin McManamon

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12847 - 27/09/2019 10:04:11    2239573

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Great idea for a thread.

This is my effort, each player at their peak.

1. Stephen Cluxton

2. Philly McMahon
3. Rory O'Carroll
4. Michael Fitzsimons

5. James McCarthy
6. Cian O'Sullivan
7. Jack McCaffrey

8. Mick McAuley
9. Brian Fenton

10. Paul Flynn
11. Ciarán Kilkenny
12. Diarmuid Connolly

13. Bernard Brogan
14. Con O'Callaghan
15. Paul Mannion

SuperSub: Kevin McManamon"
Alan Brogan was our top forward for a long time.

theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 320 - 27/09/2019 11:22:44    2239591

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Alan Brogan was our top forward for a long time.
theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 318 - 27/09/2019 11:22:44


I've always been a big fan of Alan Brogan but he just doesn't make it for me. If it were the best Dubs team of the 00s he's on it.

Alan Brogan had a great year in 2011 but missed out on 2013 entirely and was an impact sub from 2014 onwards. A very good impact sub at that but his best days were behind him by that stage.

The biggest argument against Alan is simply who to take out?

I actually think Dean Rock is closer to the team of this decade than Alan Brogan.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12847 - 27/09/2019 12:29:41    2239613

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Alan Brogan was our top forward for a long time.
theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 318 - 27/09/2019 11:22:44


I've always been a big fan of Alan Brogan but he just doesn't make it for me. If it were the best Dubs team of the 00s he's on it.

Alan Brogan had a great year in 2011 but missed out on 2013 entirely and was an impact sub from 2014 onwards. A very good impact sub at that but his best days were behind him by that stage.

The biggest argument against Alan is simply who to take out?

I actually think Dean Rock is closer to the team of this decade than Alan Brogan."
Fair enough your points are well made. I'll leave it with this his point against Kerry in 15 was a glorious moment.

theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 320 - 27/09/2019 13:43:19    2239633

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1. S Cluxton

2. P McMahon
3. R O'Carroll
4. J Cooper

5. K Nolan
6. C O'Sullivan
7. J McCaffrey

8. J McCarthy
9. B Fenton

10. P Flynn
11. C Kilkenny
12. D Connolly

13. B Brogan
14. C O'Callaghan
15. D Rock
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Some glaring omissions I know but the names left out are sitting on a match winning dubs bench to finish off what my team started.

Dean is in as he's our greatest free-kick taker of all time and for his 2017 contribution despite having objects thrown at him, his performance from play in 2018 and his ability to find form in the 2019 hugely important drawn game when others forwards were flat cannot be underestimated. His eqilualising point late on is up there as the most important Dub point of all time. Beautiful score.

Kevin Nolans 2011 display was immense and 2011 was such an important day, for me his MOTM display carries an awful lot of weight. He was brutally unlucky with his health as he would have won 6-7 medals under different circumstances

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19818 - 27/09/2019 13:47:25    2239634

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Cluxton

Mick Fitz
Philly
Cooper

McCaffrey
COS
Small

McCarthy
Fenton

Flynn
Kilkenny
Connolly

Bernard Brogan
CON
Rock

jacktheDub (Dublin) - Posts: 873 - 27/09/2019 14:12:24    2239641

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Replying To theduke66:  "
Replying To MesAmis:  "Alan Brogan was our top forward for a long time.
theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 318 - 27/09/2019 11:22:44


I've always been a big fan of Alan Brogan but he just doesn't make it for me. If it were the best Dubs team of the 00s he's on it.

Alan Brogan had a great year in 2011 but missed out on 2013 entirely and was an impact sub from 2014 onwards. A very good impact sub at that but his best days were behind him by that stage.

The biggest argument against Alan is simply who to take out?

I actually think Dean Rock is closer to the team of this decade than Alan Brogan."
Fair enough your points are well made. I'll leave it with this his point against Kerry in 15 was a glorious moment."
Fair enough your points are well made. I'll leave it with this his point against Kerry in 15 was a glorious moment.
theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 319 - 27/09/2019 13:43:19


One of the best points ever in an All-Ireland Final imo. Coast to coast and a Brogan one two, bang, straight over the black spot!

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12847 - 27/09/2019 14:47:51    2239654

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Mine:


S Cluxton

2. Mick Fitz
3. J Cooper
4. Philly Mc

5. Jamesy
6. C O'Sullivan
7. J McCaffrey

8. MDM
9. B Fenton

10. P Flynn
11. C Kilkenny
12. D Connolly

13. B Brogan
14. C O'Callaghan
15. D Rock

Its just so tough. Loads of players dont deserve to be left out. Dilemmas for me:

ROC Vs Cooper. Johnny gets it on commitment and longevity for me, loved Rory in his pomp, but you have to be ruthless and he went missing for three seasons.

MDM VS Bastick, i found that tough, i went for Mick as he is a bit Maverick and for contribution over the years, i like that, but Bastick was a real unsung hero for me in many of our success's and shepherded young Fenton to become a master.

Flynn vs Howard, very marginal Flynner gets in on longevity and contribution but ask me this again next year and i think Howard would be the answer i think he has more headroom then Flynner, but for the decade has to be Flynner.

Alan Vs Kilkenny, Sophies choice, love Alan in bad days and good and a total joy on the eye and a maverick. Kilkenny just gets it for being a force of nature, reading of the game and the importance to the side, the rock Dublin are built on.

Rock Vs Mannion, man, it doesn't get any easier, i just cant not pick Deano Mr dependable, ice in his veins, one of Dublins all time leading scorers and the character of the man, in many weirdly he doesn't get the highlights but really should.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3170 - 27/09/2019 14:53:22    2239656

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Very tough task.

Cluxton

Cooper
ROC
Philly

McCaffrey
COS
McCarthy

MDM
Fenton

Flynn
Kilkenny
Connolly

Bernard Brogan
Rock
Alan Brogan

Leaving out Fitzy was a tough call when he is one of the best man markers in the game but Philly and ROC have done great jobs on the big threats in the past and Cooper is just uncompromising and a leader. Smally also unlucky to miss out but he's up against legends in that HB line. MDM always did it when we needed him and caused havoc with his runs. The half-forward line picks itself, when they were all at their best arguably the greatest half forward line to have played the game. Alan gets a place in the inside forward line because he's Alan, an immense footballer, playmaker, and scorer off both feet. Bernard is the best corner forward that we've ever had and one of the best the game has ever seen. Rock is ridiculously accurate with a placed ball.

Honourable mentions to K MaC and Paddy Andrews

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4142 - 30/09/2019 19:46:15    2240444

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