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Monaghan v Tyrone - Ulster SFC

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Right lads & lassies let's get this show on the road. Who is going to win this El- Clásico. Predictions!!!!!!
Is this going to be the year that Monaghan goes to the Lions den and comes away with a famous victory?????
Or will Tyrone prevail yet again????

McFight (Monaghan) - Posts: 6 - 14/04/2018 15:00:28    2092987

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Should be a cracker, can't wait for it.
Tyrone haven't been great at Healy Park so don't think that will be a massive factor.
The protential loss of Colm Cavanagh is massive. He is vital for Tyrone, organises the defence and is a true leader. Factor in the potential loss of T.McCann and that could be two very important players Tyrone could be without. In saying that Monaghan could lose players between now and the match so we will see.
Tactics wise they will mirror each other. Drop men back, force turnovers, break at speed.
Monaghan have the star scoring forward in McManus which worries me and I'm unsure who will pick him up. Beggan will nail long range frees and 45's all day.
Tyrone Monaghan games have always been bad tempered affairs so discipline will be a big thing.
If Tyrone can get Petey Harte and Mattie Donnelly playing well and providing quality ball to Lee Brennan we are in with shout.
I'm going Tyrone by 3.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1320 - 14/04/2018 20:04:24    2093015

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With out writing a long drawn out essay on how this will go , I think Monaghan will win this , first time ever we have a super bench ,.Monaghan by 4

stoneygrey (Monaghan) - Posts: 77 - 14/04/2018 21:06:41    2093023

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The most anticipated 1st round game in Ireland outside of Mayo Galway. Tyrone by 4

fatkeeper (Dublin) - Posts: 213 - 15/04/2018 05:54:35    2093055

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Seriously hard to call this one. Tyrone with home advantage possibly have the edge but I'm not sure, toss of a coin.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6903 - 15/04/2018 13:08:55    2093083

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I'd have a slight fancy for Monaghan in this one.
Could be a good year for them and have good squad which is vital nowadays.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1740 - 15/04/2018 14:05:50    2093089

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Tyrone got stronger as the league went on; are they good enough to win the All Ireland?! I would say no; they lack the forwards to win the biggest games in Croke Park. Monaghan and Donegal may make Ulster harder for them to win than last year! However I still think Tyrone are the third best team in the country and will prove it again this year. Monaghan will be hard to beat, but they will lack the pace to cope with the Tyrone half back line in attacking positions. McManus will be doubled marked; and players will be put into the space around him. Tyrone to hit at least 1-18 and win by 3 or 4 points.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 316 - 15/04/2018 15:31:18    2093102

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Hard to believe that Tyrone have not played Monaghan at home since 1982. Two victories at Dungannon in 76 & 82 were close and there is nothing to think this will not be any different. l do expect Tyrone to improve on last year and win 3 in a row in Ulster. Still think we are fourth in All-Ireland ratings.

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1494 - 15/04/2018 17:58:03    2093120

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Really looking to this one, going for a hard fought Monaghan win.

oakleafersir (Derry) - Posts: 718 - 15/04/2018 20:12:10    2093143

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Replying To Byanthon:  "Hard to believe that Tyrone have not played Monaghan at home since 1982. Two victories at Dungannon in 76 & 82 were close and there is nothing to think this will not be any different. l do expect Tyrone to improve on last year and win 3 in a row in Ulster. Still think we are fourth in All-Ireland ratings."
Think you're wrong there. You beat us in Omagh in 2011 in the first round of Ulster championship - on a horrible wet day in June..

Monagael (Monaghan) - Posts: 94 - 15/04/2018 21:21:00    2093155

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Monaghan played tyrone in 2011 championship in omagh i do think tyrone will win as a previous poster said tyrone half back line is going to be very hard to hold but then again they dont have the forwards they once had

prideof85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 741 - 15/04/2018 22:07:46    2093163

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It should be a close game, but the pick of both teams together wouldn't win an All Ireland.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 467 - 15/04/2018 22:08:45    2093164

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This game stinks of a draw. I think that if Monaghan want to get past tyrone, they will have to win at home. If it goes to Omagh, then they will not do it.

Donegalman (None) - Posts: 3326 - 15/04/2018 22:25:50    2093167

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Tyrone for me. Actually think they could make the All Ireland final.

Think the semi final last year was a bad day at the office and they are a far better team and subsequent media analysis of them has been a bit of a misrepresentation of their ability.

They have some of the best players in Ireland and have uncovered a gem in Brennen, will be a big force this year in my opinion.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1681 - 15/04/2018 22:29:55    2093168

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Replying To Donegalman:  "This game stinks of a draw. I think that if Monaghan want to get past tyrone, they will have to win at home. If it goes to Omagh, then they will not do it."
It's in omagh. .

If it's a draw, replay will obviously be in Clones

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3087 - 16/04/2018 00:22:49    2093184

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This is a tough one to call.

I think if we keep all our first team fit and get a few of the younger lads match fit we stand a good chance. We are well matched in most areas but I think we have the better full forward line. I think Tyrone (assuming Colm Cavanagh, Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly are all fully fit and available) offer more of a threat in the centre and pushing forward than we can.

Heart says we can win it by 3+, head says we might scrape a win by the smallest margin!

Either way I expect a cracking contest and for both teams to be in super 8.

seanfinn (Monaghan) - Posts: 346 - 16/04/2018 10:17:15    2093212

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Replying To sam1884:  "Tyrone got stronger as the league went on; are they good enough to win the All Ireland?! I would say no; they lack the forwards to win the biggest games in Croke Park. Monaghan and Donegal may make Ulster harder for them to win than last year! However I still think Tyrone are the third best team in the country and will prove it again this year. Monaghan will be hard to beat, but they will lack the pace to cope with the Tyrone half back line in attacking positions. McManus will be doubled marked; and players will be put into the space around him. Tyrone to hit at least 1-18 and win by 3 or 4 points."
Not sure you have watched much of either team with the above statements. Tyrone did get stronger in the league but Monaghan finished it better. Tyrone are not the 3rd best in the country either....Championship form says they are a bit further back in 4th. They proved they were a distant 4th last year. McManus has been double marked in every game for years....hasn't done that much to stop him. Monaghan should be hard to beat in fairness and Tyrone do offer pace in half forwards, midfield and some at half back but nothing that Monaghan shouldnt be able to deal with. I don't see the scoring getting nearly as high 1-18 for Tyrone or Monaghan. I think the margin, either way, will be a point.

seanfinn (Monaghan) - Posts: 346 - 16/04/2018 10:37:56    2093215

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Prolonging the inevitable exit for either of these sides when they come against the mighty Fermanagh in the semi final

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4808 - 16/04/2018 12:46:13    2093254

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Replying To cavanman47:  "It's in omagh. .

If it's a draw, replay will obviously be in Clones"
Does it not go to extra time if its a draw to get rid of replays

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 214 - 16/04/2018 13:04:59    2093264

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Replying To Byanthon:  "Hard to believe that Tyrone have not played Monaghan at home since 1982. Two victories at Dungannon in 76 & 82 were close and there is nothing to think this will not be any different. l do expect Tyrone to improve on last year and win 3 in a row in Ulster. Still think we are fourth in All-Ireland ratings."
I remember that game. It was the last kick of the 1979 side. We'd beaten Tyrone in 1981 in a bad tempered game in Blayney. 2-9 v 0-7 I think. Eamon McEnaney scored 1-7. But in 1982 we couldn't match Tyrone at all who were putting together the bones of the 1984 team. But as previous poster says, we played in Omagh in 2011, Dick got sent off in first half and we lost by 2. Boy was it wet! I tried to live tweet the game from the terrace. Phone was destroyed in 5 minutes. That was the day I thought we would never win an Ulster. Great to be wrong!

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 214 - 16/04/2018 13:12:44    2093265

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