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Tactics if Meath play Dublin next year? - 11 Like(s)

Replying To southmeathgael:  "Ah will ya give over......its not negativety.....its simply being honest with ourselves and stating things factually.....we are so far behind Dublin it's scary and I can say now in my opinion no matter how the league goes or what players we have we aren't Getting within 8 points of them. Believe you me that sickens nobody more then myself but it's just the reality of it now.....and to suggest that fans showing blind faith and possitivity on a forum is somehow going to change the outcome is make believe stuff altogether."
I agree with you and saying it as you see it is not being pessimistic. Sometimes you have to be able to assess accurately where you are before you start on a successful journey. Some folk write off the O'Byrne cup and say that it is nothing yet interesting enough JIm Gavin (the stand out manager of our time) has quoted it in his success this year. It was won for the first time in 10 years over 1 year ago - winning any competition is good and the Dubs won it last year with a second string. The problem inside the county at present is that you could put out another team, as good as the present one -but it would be no more successful. It is very difficult for players to commit knowing that in the next year or two you are not going to beat the Dubs- the standout team of our time. Now over time I see the team improving (I hope) and I see the Dubs falling from the high level that they are now at-when the decline comes is difficult to predict and I do not go along with this notion of money bringing success. You need the players, you need the commitment and you need the prospect of success. Some posters say it is all about the league- when did the league become more important than the championship? You start where you are and win as many matches as you can going forward-build confidence. I wish everyone involved the very best going forward and just hope that the fools of supporters stay at home- the ones who shout abuse from the stands/side lines when things go wrong on the field of play.

browncows (Meath) - 21/10/2017 12:31:31

2019 Predictions? - 11 Like(s)
royaldunne-You may be an excellent supporter but your predictions are unfortunately almost 100% incorrect. I do not do bashing. I support the present management just like the last ones and wish them the best in a difficult job. You cannot hide from the facts that the team is no better than it was 3 years ago (maybe not as good), so all this nonsense about we are fitter, more determined is just plain nonsense and you need to waken up to those facts. You will only know whether the team is stronger this year than last year at the end of the league (they had to beat Louth to stay in Div 2 in 2018) but I have seen nothing yet to agree with your optimistic predictions (hope I am completely wrong though). I conclude in saying that I wish all involved the best of luck going forward and it takes excellent commitment to be involved in county football. I do agree with you in that players do need to realise that they always have a good chance of winning.

browncows (Meath) - 04/01/2019 00:57:44

Meath V Cork - 11 Like(s)
Unfortunately there are a number of deluded supporters who post (some with great regularity) who think everything they say is important and what is posted makes a difference. I also expect that players or indeed management do not read these sites. Some of the guys who are now complaining were complaining about the last manager (forked tongue I would suggest). I wish all players and management past and present the very best.

browncows (Meath) - 28/02/2018 14:19:21

Meath Player Of The Decade? - 11 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Donal keoghan, graham Reilly, micky burke , stephen bray Kevin Reilly. Hard to take one out of those."
Are you still smoking the ould stuff?

browncows (Meath) - 26/07/2019 10:00:16

David Gough To Referee The Final - 10 Like(s)

Replying To festinog:  "I suppose it's only natural now that the Meath seniors are little more than fluffers for Dublin in the run up to more serious games, their fans would have to find something else to get excited about. And what's better than a Meath man who has come closer to stopping Dublin than any Meath team has in over ten years."
Not sure what the point you are trying to make, but your post does not address any of the issues being discussed on the board. Childlike comments will get you nowhere

browncows (National) - 01/09/2019 21:56:09

No Navan club players on the team? - 10 Like(s)
royaldunne quote: 'F the clubs, the vast majority in Meath are crap anyway as has been seen in Leinster since Dunboyne won it', Pretty dum sentence in your post even by your standards. What were you smoking at the match-it appears to not have worn off yet-or was it a contaminated snackbox!!

browncows (Meath) - 07/06/2017 13:46:54

Meath V Cork - 10 Like(s)
Furlong1949 (Meath)- I wish a speedy recovery to your parent and hope all goes well into the future for you. We all give our opinions about football and sometimes we make comments to give a bit of a rise. However, there are much more important things in life with the health and welfare of those close to us the most significant.

browncows (Meath) - 22/03/2018 19:31:25

Meath v Carlow 3 Jan 2018 - 10 Like(s)
RD- Trump has a position for you in the White House based on 'false facts' To say we would not have beaten Carlow previously is one such twist!- we beat them in the same location 3 years ago in the same competition and there was no panic either! Now on captain's position- you gain most respect as a captain by you performance on the field of play- not by shouting at other players. Now a win is a win and conditions were very difficult suiting the bigger slower players. I expect to see a win against Wicklow ion a good pitch and it is good to see new players getting a go- just hope it continues with no injuries- best of luck to all.

browncows (Meath) - 05/01/2018 10:52:16

Meath v Donegal - 9 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Think you posted that on wrong thread. Look mod put Meath football back years. It will take a real manager at least 3 years to sort out the mess."
If you read my post you would be able to understand that I am not criticising the manger present or past, unlike yourself who appears to be obsessed re same. As I have said frequently, I would never criticise a player or indeed any manager/management, as they all give up considerable time to progress the team performance.

browncows (Meath) - 23/07/2017 17:57:46

Have Meath improved in 2017? - 9 Like(s)

Replying To ziggy32001:  "well any players that i talked to don't like the current champ structure,the rest fine,but not the champ structure."
I would like to see every player given the opportunity in playing in senior championship, which would mean combinations of intermediate / junior teams.

browncows (Meath) - 03/08/2017 18:29:02

Expectations for league? - 9 Like(s)
Meathgaa5 (Meath)- Yes and we could stick Royaldunne in midfield beside him and give him a roaming job -he could link up with Biggy for a chat!

browncows (Meath) - 29/01/2017 12:45:25

Meath 2018 - 9 Like(s)
On a much more important topic I wish Sean Cox of Dunboyne GAA a speedy recovery from that horrible random attack in Liverpool. I wish all the best to him and his family at this time.

browncows (Meath) - 26/04/2018 17:13:20

Division 2 2018 - 9 Like(s)
Royalio11 (Meath) - He is entitled to make his comments and he did give good service to the county team over the last number of years.- Now you and a couple of other keyboard warriors may not like what he says, and I may not agree with all he has said. However, his opinion is more important than anything that you or I (or any other poster), may put on this tread.

browncows (Meath) - 17/02/2018 19:58:56

Cork v Meath - 9 Like(s)
Htaem (Meath) - It would be a very dull tread if everyone was posting the same opinions!!

browncows (Meath) - 16/03/2017 19:43:09

Joe Brolly Finished With RTE - 9 Like(s)

Replying To Bon:  "It was easy to listen to with intelligent respectful analysis. Pat Spillane was extremely dignified in defeat. Brolly was zero loss whatsoever."
Pat's analysis is no different than Brolly's - very poor-both of them could do with a trip to spec savers. I remember his slogan 'puke football'. In the match today there were periods when back passing went on for 1 minute plus and as Kerry were involved, the match was considered a classic by him. Match analysis is carried out by individuals and their analysis is no better than you would get in the average pub around the country- the analysis is a game in itself and RTE plays it own game.

browncows (National) - 15/09/2019 01:51:30

O Byrne Cup 2019 - 9 Like(s)
I have seen both matches and the difference is the type of football being played. Westmeath attack with pace while we spend all our time with about 12 players behind the ball with nobody marking anybody. To improve we need to change the style of football that we have been trying to play over the last 4-5years. Dublin as a team are above the sum of the individuals while we are the reverse -below the sum of the individuals. Wish everyone the best next weekend.

browncows (Meath) - 19/01/2019 11:14:29

Meath v Donegal - 9 Like(s)
ROYALOPTIMIST (Meath) -Your second post was one of the better balanced contributions to this tread/board in a very long time. You dealt with specific points and without any offending/negative remarks about past or present teams/management.

browncows (Meath) - 05/07/2017 13:35:42

Meath v Donegal - 9 Like(s)

Replying To ziggy32001:  "no better than last year? god almighty... the team are fitter for a start than they have been for years."
Yes they were much fitter against Kildare!!. Fitness has never been a problem except in the minds of posters. Seriously though I will not judge as early days and everyone including all the players put in a huge effort. Games which end with a 1 point margin could go either way. I am not a fan of a defensive plan for an entire match. Great occasion on Saturday and great to see families sitting in the sun on the safety of the grass on the hill -Just wonder who was the moron from H & S who deemed sitting on grass as dangerous. Hope that all injured players have a speedy return to football.

browncows (Meath) - 10/07/2017 13:53:48

Meath v Cavan - 9 Like(s)
Jinxie (Meath) quote: With the pitch frozen for that long and snow sitting in it, where did you think all the water was going to go when it thawed? It's a very damp pitch at the best of times. You are incorrect - the pitch is sands based and similar to PT and not damp at best of times except when it is raining continuously. When snow thaws I assume the ground will also thaw and 1 cm of snow generates 1mm of water (ratio of 10 to 1) which is a very small amount. As I have said previously there was heavy rainfall in that neck of the woods and of course snow today

browncows (Meath) - 11/02/2018 20:40:56

Meath v Cavan - 9 Like(s)

Replying To gwanyagudthing:  "With more rain forecast right up until Sunday, is there a possibility that Breffni Park might be unplayable yet again, and if so, should they lose home advantage or forfeit the game?"
I do not think that you can blame Cavan for rainfall. The first day that the match was cancelled there was approx. 13mm of rainfall between 4 and 6pm with rainfall continuing up to the match time- a lot of rainfall and no pitch in the country would cope with that (although some guy from Cavan suggested that the pitch needs to be dug up and re-drained! -maybe he was suggesting that the drains should be left open). Anyway the rainfall levels can be seen online from the local Met Eireann Station. The met forecasts are not very accurate when you go outside country called Dublin. On the match I think its 50/50 with Cavan having dis-improved since the last played in Navan and Meath may have improved (only time will tell on that) -now some guys may differ with that opinion. The best of luck to all involved and hope there are no injuries.

browncows (Meath) - 14/02/2018 12:54:23