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Tyrone Team For Eurovision - 12 Like(s)
Ooooh controversial, won't be long before the big lock is put on this one :D

realdub (National) - 09/07/2019 20:50:33

All Ireland Final - Who You Shouting For? - 11 Like(s)
Not that surprising to me to be honest. Like someone above said, there's a couple of Kerry posters on here, and I'm sure we'd get on like a house on fire in the real world, who's bitterness towards Dublin is top notch. Points have been made all year about our advantages, to which I have agreed with to a certain extent, but the lads on here are reaching pathetic levels. Hence the 'surprising' support for Dublin. I haven't heard whinging like this since my kids were toddlers.

realdub (National) - 28/08/2019 18:09:44

Mayo V Galway - 10 Like(s)
Mayo Joe :D

realdub (National) - 06/07/2019 20:58:49

Mayo V Dublin - 10 Like(s)

Replying To arock:  "Irony of ironies imagine knowing Mayo's luck and Black curse! They beat the Dubs and lose the final, what a consolation."
The gas thing is, for Mayo and Tyrone it's about winning an all-Ireland, for Kerry, its about us not winning it.

realdub (National) - 08/08/2019 12:56:18

Dublin V Cork Super 8S - 10 Like(s)

Replying To Thelonesomegoose:  "Very easy for them to be that way when they don't have a 3-4 hour journey to do beforehand"
Oh jaysus, a new angle or did teams always have to travel to get to Croker? Maybe teleportation?

realdub (National) - 13/07/2019 20:59:08

The Neutral Referee - 10 Like(s)
I was having a few pints with him the other night and he assured me he wouldn't make it obvious so theres nothing to worry about :D

realdub (National) - 14/08/2019 12:35:33

Kieran Donaghy retires - 10 Like(s)

Replying To TheHermit:  "8 red thumbs down for wishing one of my counties most influential, most personable and most inspirational players a happy retirement! Must be an awful lot of Mayo, Cork and Dublin posters still bearing him a grudge!! I'd say a few on here were probably hurling abuse at Star from the terrace over the years, but if anything that only drove him on more, their loathing only masking the fear he struck in every opposition supporter. Hopefully we see Keiran back soon, this time on the Kerry sideline still inspiring more terror in the opposition :D"
Sure what would we Dubs have against him, he never did much damage against us. Is fear an Star :D

realdub (National) - 13/09/2018 20:51:19

5 In A Row - 10 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "So I'm supposed to be greysoil am I? Well I can gaurentee you that I have only the one account and if the admin could verify that it would be appreciated. My wife set up my account back in 2011 she has my password even I don't know what it is as I wouldn't know what to do with it anyway, I can't even share a link, I have no computer skills what so ever. So your barking up the wrong tree jackeen my ould flower."
So, you are actually your wife? :D

realdub (National) - 06/08/2019 22:51:11

Is Now The Time For Brian Cody To Step Down? - 10 Like(s)

Replying To Trump2020:  "Just Joking of course. I hope I got a ride out of someone. Ha ha ha. In losing I still think Brian Cody did his best ever job of managing. More of a legend in my mind than before. Congratulations to Tipp Seniors and Galway Minors. Bad day for Kilkenny but they'll be back."
I hope you get a ride too pal, good luck with that :D

realdub (National) - 18/08/2019 17:14:55

Duvet Or Not To Duvet, That Is The Question? - 10 Like(s)
We will contain you yes, and see what ye have. Then we'll deal with it, like swatting a fly :D

realdub (National) - 13/08/2019 21:49:57

Meath V Dublin Leinster Final. - 9 Like(s)
The Meath lads huh, they'll even fight themselves :D

realdub (National) - 19/06/2019 21:44:59

2019 State Aid Free Championship - 9 Like(s)
Imagine the tension of a Dublin v Kerry final with all these sentiments flying around whoohoo, bring it on!!

realdub (National) - 04/07/2019 00:04:41

Dublin Vs Kerry Replay - 9 Like(s)
Connolly absolutely flying in training

realdub (National) - 10/09/2019 20:35:04

Hoganstand To Go Into Meltdown! - 9 Like(s)

Replying To sourmilk93:  "Defending themselves? I wasnt there and can only comment on the video doing the rounds but it was a middle aged Dublin thug who through the first punch. What exactly was he defendingf himself from a few verbals?"
Well I know a few people who were right in the middle of that area and they tell me different so think what you will. All you saw was the video, that was only a snippet.

realdub (National) - 16/09/2019 18:38:54

Dublin Vs Kerry Replay - 9 Like(s)

Replying To mayo_123:  "Dublin best fans ever ???"
Get your facts right lad the Dublin fans were acting in self-defense

realdub (National) - 16/09/2019 12:08:48

The Dubs Propaganda Machine - 9 Like(s)

Replying To baire:  "Your words: "thank God the current crop of Dubs are above that and are only interested in playing football and winning all ireland's." Sounds like arrogance to me not to mention the holier than thou attitude. Lets see how 'above that' they'll be when the real heat comes on in August."
Moo moo?

realdub (National) - 22/07/2017 22:35:42

Galway Vs Dublin - 9 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Who's reffing the game for ye today?"
Was the ref ok for you today lad?

realdub (National) - 11/08/2018 20:47:16

Boycott Leinster Championship 2020 - 9 Like(s)

Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Have you been hacked? Very refreshing to read a post from a Dub who can see past his own team. And I agree you'd still win but at least without some of the advantages you have. realdub: "How on earth any county could take satisfaction from winning a Dublinless Leinster championship is beyond me. Where's the fun in that? What's to be gained on a National level for the 'boycotting' counties?" How on earth do you take satisfaction in winning Leinster when you look at all the advantages you have? It's a joke. I'd love Leinster made of up of actual counties. Not Dublin which is 3 county councils in one. Effectively a province. The crowds would return and you'd start seeing finals where teams other then Dublin would bring 20k+ fans to Croker. It would do wonders for the health of the game outside the capital. But apparently we're not important and don't deserve 18m in finding over the next 10 years."
Yes it's not as much fun as it used to be I'll admit, but that's down to the likes of Kildare and Meath being poor. County boundaries are what drives this sport. Dublin wont always be this good and let's be honest, the level yourselves and Kildare are at is not our fault.

realdub (National) - 02/07/2019 16:30:38

Meath V Dublin Leinster Final. - 9 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "Well now, Leinster has come and gone and the records keep falling. Dublin pulled of a 9 in a row provincial for the first time ever yesterday and go 32 games unbeaten in championship football. But we will take the inevitable licks in the media, with our usual cheeky grin and the broad shoulders of champions of Ireland. For all the talk of financial advantages, avocado on your toast and designer coddle,the real goldmine yesterday was in the poncho production business. Many Dubs would have swapped their games development millions next year for an iluminous bin bag, as the heavens opened up on the greatest side ever in the game. Not to be disheartened a good crowd of 47k braved the mean streets of Drumcondra and a bit of buzz on the streets of the capital that I havent seen at this stage in a few years, maybe 2017 vs Kildare. Prematch pints mercifully sorted in the hazy warm threatening weather with due consideration given by mother nature who you would suspect is a blue and we got off light pre game. Dublin started, with pretty much the same team as the last day, with Jamsey going into midfield from the half back line. MDM dropping out and Jonny Small on hard as nails duty. Meath set up as had been advertised before the game and no real surprises. The game started with Dublin playing a bit of a rope a dope, content on just mixing it about and seeing how Meath were setting up. To be honest that lasted for about 25 mins of the first half and i had to check my watch to see if the time was right, as it seemed to be about 25th or 30th minute before any type of contest could be discerned. Dublin were taking over points here and there, but nothing to write home about and Meath seemed contend to be hitting anything bar between the posts and pitching the tent behind the Dublin 45 meter line. I think Meath have taken unfair criticism from yesterdays game. They came with a tactical game plan to try and crack the Dublin code. This involved going man to man and man marking a few danger men, Keoghan on Kilkenny in particular and take their chances on the 50/50 of winning their personal battles. Defensively they implemented the Eamon Fitzmaurice high press that won Kerry the league final in 2017. Thirdly offensively they had a game plan of holding possession when they had it and play it around in front of the Dublin defensive system, to try and expend energy and wait for an opening. Essentially what Dublin do to everyone else and what Roscommon have also been doing recently to great success. Sadly for Meath it didn't work, they didn't win enough of the 50/50 battles, they struggled with sticking or twisting on their man markers as once Dublin had worked it out, they would move their man markers around creating gaps. The high press limited us breaking at pace in the first half and beginning of the second, but Dublin were composed and got their transitions through in the main and were content to just tack on scores and continue to circle and wait for signs of fatigue, that inevitably came. Lastly what killed Meath really was a lack of purposeful progressive play when they had a lot of pocesssion behind the 45 min line and most of their offensive play and possession was there. When they passed the 45 meter line the Dublin defensive snare bit, which led to a fair bit of turnover being won by our defenders or Meath being pressurized into taking mad shots. A lot is being said about Meaths low scoring, but the Dublin defensive system was terrific. And was a big take home plus for me. So the first half labored on and was a very weird game, it was kind of like the Mayo semi final in 2012, you kind of wondered had the match started at half time. At one stage it looked like Dublin would turn the screw in the first half but for the post to deny Mannion for a penalty making it a forgone conclusion, wasnt to be however. Other notable events were a massively anxiety provoking injury to Jamsey. If Jamsey doesnt get up after a knock you know hes injured. One of Dublins most important players and hopefully hes ok for three weeks time, he is simply massive Dublin and i would be less confident of our chances this year without him. From a Meath point of view i thought their defense was excellent in the first half. The heavens opened in the second half with most Dubs wishing they had brought their long boats. Second half Dublin looked in no mood to be hanging around or to pick up further lumps, Dublin started to break the high press at will, move the ball forward for a point in two or three phases and content not to bring the ball into contact and hit some long range scores. As these accumulated Meath physically and psychologically gave up the ghost as Dublin made hay during the third and last quarter and the meath game plan was sprung. The bench was emptied and a Con goal ending any lingering hope for Meath and it was all about if you could get you name on the score sheet. From a Dublin point of view, many pleasing aspects. Con O Callaghan is having a brilliant season, he is turning into such a top player despite his tender years, he has very few weakness, brilliant fielder, so strong, so intellgent, so tactically aware in play making and so clinical scoring, physically he is being so strong and powerful. He is having his best year for me and turning into one of the best players in Ireland, really very few flaws to his game. Mannion was terrffic maybe a bit eager at times, but really leads from the front. Super Brian 1, put in a top quality performance. Deano was sprung from the bench with a point to prove to get his place back from Cormac, he duely played excellently and hit four points, made a few more and played a brilliant pass in for Cons goal. There is a dog fight in those forward positions at the moment. Jack as well was brilliant just cut through the Meath lines at will yesterday making a mockery of marking and tackles. Most pleasing aspect for me was our defensive performance we really repelled Meath and 4 scores, less from play, tells its own story. Ive never seen anything like the competition in the defense this year. Davey Byrne, Micky Fitz and Philly started and all three i thought were excellent, less a wobble from Davey in the second half. But serious competition is coming as Rory continues to look brilliant in his cameos, Jonny Copper approaching fitness for the business end and Murch and Eric Lowdness options for a shirt as well. Despite the winter narrative i dont think we have had better options and competition in our full back lines in any of years of winning. In critique we were sloppy at times, we looked content to allow Meath to run themsleves ragged and simply contain them and try and punish if we could. It was a second gear performance for much of the game, happy to play roe a dope, and up the tempo for a bit to put the game to bed, then conserve energy. Thought we were sloppy at times, Howard looked a bit of it to me, Scully to tried some Hollywood stuff at times that didnt come off, but was always on the move. The Jamesy injury is massively worrying, hopefully it will prove minor, i had ear marked him for midfield going into the S8's and we look a bit light there now with MDM, Young Gavin (who wasnt in the math day squad yesterday), Howard or maybe even Cian in with a shout if Jamsey has a bad injury, hopefully not though. I wouldn't be to disheartened if i was Meath, despite the eternal optimism and sentiment of last week, it was always going to be a job to beat Dublin. Yesterday was a free hit for them and i thought they were good at the back in the main and were caught by executing a plan that just didnt work or was worked out, but no shame in that as thats what Dublin do, they are a thinking team. Think they will go again and have a good shot of making the S8s depending on the draw in the next round. McEntee is no fool and he looked furious after the game, well during it too to be honest. Thats good you need high standards to be held to. Next us for us, we will take our inevitable licks in the media for beating everyone out the gate, with a smile, a bit of coddle and look to our own. We need to see how Jamsey is and take it from there in the next few weeks. All good so far though, the competition in the squad is as fierce as i can ever remember it and we will take progress from there after we nurse a few sore heads from our celebrations. We move on, next up S8's , Roscommon, Cork, Cavan or the teams that beat them in qualifiers, cant wait. COYBIB."
Sorry could you repeat that :D

realdub (National) - 24/06/2019 16:36:41

Leinster Football The Reality - 9 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I was just reading an article on line where Declan Rowley is calling for all Leinster counties except Dublin to boycott the Leinster championship until changes are made by the top brass, Maybe we should all join our Leinster brothers in this."
Make sure you raise that white flag good and high me auld flower :D

realdub (National) - 24/06/2019 21:45:25