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Roscommon Vs Galway

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I think Galway will take this one. They are more focusesd this year, and are not going to lose two in a row v Roscommon. Galway for me. They could have a say in who wins All Ireland.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 831 - 07/06/2018 11:13:40    2108308

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Galway to revert to their defensive shape here and win by 4 or 5.

unclegerry (Mayo) - Posts: 1155 - 07/06/2018 11:17:36    2108311

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The problem the Rossies have has been well illustrated over the years and that is their confusing game plan badly put together which delivers failure. Whereas, Galway in terms of planning and delivery is light years ahead!

WestRules (Galway) - Posts: 246 - 07/06/2018 12:43:50    2108348

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Replying To WestRules:  "The problem the Rossies have has been well illustrated over the years and that is their confusing game plan badly put together which delivers failure. Whereas, Galway in terms of planning and delivery is light years ahead!"
That planning thats light years ahead worked well last year alright. I can remember leaving Salthill with complete envy

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 832 - 07/06/2018 14:39:55    2108397

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "That planning thats light years ahead worked well last year alright. I can remember leaving Salthill with complete envy"
Being honest was a bit confused with the West take on things. It strikes me though this Ros team is the polar opposite of Ros teams I remember as a kid in the eighties. Then they had physicality emphasis with big players down the centre. Now they seem to more a ball playing team. Whether or which McStay cannot play the underdog card trick like previous because of last year's result and his team had as nearly impressive semi final result. One thing however Galway have improved and the question is have the Rossies. I think ye have with the additions/returnees so this game is 50 50

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1237 - 07/06/2018 21:07:46    2108513

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If Galway set up like the Mayo game and give up the same amount of soft frees and scoring chances Roscommon will beat them.. if Galway leave at least 4 up front they'll win.. simple as that

WolfeTone (Galway) - Posts: 112 - 07/06/2018 21:53:13    2108528

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Replying To kiloughter:  "Being honest was a bit confused with the West take on things. It strikes me though this Ros team is the polar opposite of Ros teams I remember as a kid in the eighties. Then they had physicality emphasis with big players down the centre. Now they seem to more a ball playing team. Whether or which McStay cannot play the underdog card trick like previous because of last year's result and his team had as nearly impressive semi final result. One thing however Galway have improved and the question is have the Rossies. I think ye have with the additions/returnees so this game is 50 50"
60/40 in favour of Galway and rightly favorites with their superb Div 1 league campaign and win against the odds v Mayo in Castlebar who were talking about winning that game since the draw was made.

Problem for us was coming through a low intensity Div 2 campaign and when you aren't fit like we weren't in the early rounds average sides like Meath bring you down to their level TBH it wasn't good preparation for championship football. We won the final by 9 points last year while this year i will gladly take a lucky one point win and we are due a bit of Hyde Park Connacht final luck as we got none in the 2011 final v Mayo

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 1872 - 07/06/2018 22:36:24    2108536

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I'd like to see these two have a cut off each other as they both have nice footballers but that ain't gonna happen in the 'modern' game.
In a battle of wits Galway are a more seasoned team, Roscommon win would be a shock, but there's been a few of them already!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6773 - 07/06/2018 23:37:10    2108553

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Galway are justified favourites after the year the have had, although talk of been all ireland challenges seems very pre mature. I couldn't understand how galway were such red hot favourites going into the final last year and I don't believe roscommon have gotten the respect for winning that game on here or in the media. Although it always seems that when a smaller county does well the don't get respect the deserve. Hopefully will be a motivating factor for our lads. One thing that would worry me from a roscommon point of view is the terrible performances by most of the division 2 teams in this years championship. Hard to know where you are.

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1111 - 08/06/2018 07:30:02    2108567

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "60/40 in favour of Galway and rightly favorites with their superb Div 1 league campaign and win against the odds v Mayo in Castlebar who were talking about winning that game since the draw was made.

Problem for us was coming through a low intensity Div 2 campaign and when you aren't fit like we weren't in the early rounds average sides like Meath bring you down to their level TBH it wasn't good preparation for championship football. We won the final by 9 points last year while this year i will gladly take a lucky one point win and we are due a bit of Hyde Park Connacht final luck as we got none in the 2011 final v Mayo"
No team is "due" luck....by god and I've thought the same as you before many All Ireland finals. Your team have just to go out and do it. I think Roscommon are sitting in the long grass with all the focus on Galway. I would back Galway to edge in but I won't be throwning money on it and a draw can not be ruled out. Another Roscommon win would
Not be a surprise. Both teams have very good forwards.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9105 - 08/06/2018 07:40:09    2108568

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Replying To realdub:  "I'd like to see these two have a cut off each other as they both have nice footballers but that ain't gonna happen in the 'modern' game.
In a battle of wits Galway are a more seasoned team, Roscommon win would be a shock, but there's been a few of them already!"
How are Galway a more seasoned team when both are youngish teams still learning the ropes at championship level? Roscommon playing at home winning would not be much of a shock when you consider they beat Galway by 9 points in Salthill last year!

@yew_tree the problem for Mayo was they used up all of their luck reaching those All Ireland finals and had none left once there.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 88 - 08/06/2018 11:39:05    2108637

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Replying To Yondu:  "How are Galway a more seasoned team when both are youngish teams still learning the ropes at championship level? Roscommon playing at home winning would not be much of a shock when you consider they beat Galway by 9 points in Salthill last year!

@yew_tree the problem for Mayo was they used up all of their luck reaching those All Ireland finals and had none left once there."
Is there is a luck quota or something? Can you see somewhere exactly how much luck you've used and how much you have left?

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts: 263 - 08/06/2018 12:31:21    2108657

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Replying To Yondu:  "How are Galway a more seasoned team when both are youngish teams still learning the ropes at championship level? Roscommon playing at home winning would not be much of a shock when you consider they beat Galway by 9 points in Salthill last year!

@yew_tree the problem for Mayo was they used up all of their luck reaching those All Ireland finals and had none left once there."
You don't get to 7 semi finals and play in 5 finals since 2011 by being lucky mate

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9105 - 08/06/2018 12:45:50    2108661

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "60/40 in favour of Galway and rightly favorites with their superb Div 1 league campaign and win against the odds v Mayo in Castlebar who were talking about winning that game since the draw was made.

Problem for us was coming through a low intensity Div 2 campaign and when you aren't fit like we weren't in the early rounds average sides like Meath bring you down to their level TBH it wasn't good preparation for championship football. We won the final by 9 points last year while this year i will gladly take a lucky one point win and we are due a bit of Hyde Park Connacht final luck as we got none in the 2011 final v Mayo"
Yeah playing likes of Meath isn't much value and some of there tactical play and fans rd ahemmm are like there stuck in the 90s in fact 1 of them was humming michael jackson songs the whole way through the match.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1097 - 08/06/2018 12:45:59    2108662

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Roscommon have named an unchanged tam from what beat Leitrim last day out. Nice to have team named so early and not like the dung Donegal were at not releasing a team to the media for match against Down

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 832 - 11/06/2018 10:49:29    2109789

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "Yeah playing likes of Meath isn't much value and some of there tactical play and fans rd ahemmm are like there stuck in the 90s in fact 1 of them was humming michael jackson songs the whole way through the match."
Is there any point in this? Are we playing Meath?

decky (Roscommon) - Posts: 382 - 11/06/2018 17:35:08    2110127

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I really fancy Roscommon for this, they have the home field advantage and they've kept very quiet so far this summer.
I've heard the Rossies destroyed Cork and beat Mayo well in a couple of recent challenge matches, granted you take challenge games with a pinch of salt but I think Roscommon are about to spring another ambush on Galway, just like last summer.

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 3639 - 12/06/2018 13:41:19    2110516

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Replying To TheHermit:  "I really fancy Roscommon for this, they have the home field advantage and they've kept very quiet so far this summer.
I've heard the Rossies destroyed Cork and beat Mayo well in a couple of recent challenge matches, granted you take challenge games with a pinch of salt but I think Roscommon are about to spring another ambush on Galway, just like last summer."
We lost to Mayo by 4 points but both teams hadnt their full sides out. We beat Cork this day last week by a few points alright but were well ahead until making a few changes for last 25 minute third

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 832 - 12/06/2018 14:26:05    2110532

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Expecting a tight, cagey affair. Far from a classic. Expecting Galway to win this one by 2 or 3 as I feel KW will have what happened last year firmly planted in the back of their minds. If our forwards play like we know they can I can see us just about outscoring Ros. Whatever happens I'm expecting to be running low on fingernails by the 70th minute.

tribesman125 (Galway) - Posts: 47 - 12/06/2018 15:09:23    2110568

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Replying To Yondu:  "How are Galway a more seasoned team when both are youngish teams still learning the ropes at championship level? Roscommon playing at home winning would not be much of a shock when you consider they beat Galway by 9 points in Salthill last year!

@yew_tree the problem for Mayo was they used up all of their luck reaching those All Ireland finals and had none left once there."
Yeh seasoned might be the wrong word, but they have certainly handled 'top' opposition better than Roscommon recently.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6773 - 12/06/2018 15:49:37    2110580

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