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All Ireland semi final. Whod have thought it. Not many.

Look at those scenes from the Cavan players. They dont look like a team heading for execution against Dublin.

Itll be a really tough game for Dublin, bonus territory for Cavan they will be gunning for us but I still fancy Dublin by a 5 or so.

Championship is dead? Try telling cavan and tipps footballers.

Can they beat Dublin?

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13617 - 22/11/2020 17:42:21    2312969

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Replying To waynoI:  "All Ireland semi final. Whod have thought it. Not many.

Look at those scenes from the Cavan players. They dont look like a team heading for execution against Dublin.

Itll be a really tough game for Dublin, bonus territory for Cavan they will be gunning for us but I still fancy Dublin by a 5 or so.

Championship is dead? Try telling cavan and tipps footballers.

Can they beat Dublin?"
No

witnof (Dublin) - Posts: 1603 - 22/11/2020 17:58:18    2313021

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Cavan setup brilliantly today

They'll find the open spaces in Croke Park difficult

But really Dublin will be overwhelming favorites and Cavan now can go into the game with no pressure but again. .

They've had to play 2 more games under the current climate more than Dublin to get there

Tis a bit daft

They deserve plenty of good luck

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20366 - 22/11/2020 17:58:48    2313024

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Replying To waynoI:  "All Ireland semi final. Whod have thought it. Not many.

Look at those scenes from the Cavan players. They dont look like a team heading for execution against Dublin.

Itll be a really tough game for Dublin, bonus territory for Cavan they will be gunning for us but I still fancy Dublin by a 5 or so.

Championship is dead? Try telling cavan and tipps footballers.

Can they beat Dublin?"
The championship would be brilliant only for dublin.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14092 - 22/11/2020 17:58:50    2313025

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You can't be writing that with a straight face surely. Dublin will have the game won by half time. Same as if they were playing Donegal. The gap has never been wider.

benjyyy (Donegal) - Posts: 1421 - 22/11/2020 18:00:47    2313028

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Replying To waynoI:  "All Ireland semi final. Whod have thought it. Not many.

Look at those scenes from the Cavan players. They dont look like a team heading for execution against Dublin.

Itll be a really tough game for Dublin, bonus territory for Cavan they will be gunning for us but I still fancy Dublin by a 5 or so.

Championship is dead? Try telling cavan and tipps footballers.

Can they beat Dublin?"
Delighted for Cavan and fair play to them but no, they can't beat Dublin. Dublin will absolutely destroy them.

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts: 493 - 22/11/2020 18:01:48    2313031

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Replying To waynoI:  "All Ireland semi final. Whod have thought it. Not many.

Look at those scenes from the Cavan players. They dont look like a team heading for execution against Dublin.

Itll be a really tough game for Dublin, bonus territory for Cavan they will be gunning for us but I still fancy Dublin by a 5 or so.

Championship is dead? Try telling cavan and tipps footballers.

Can they beat Dublin?"
Of course. Why not?

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 757 - 22/11/2020 18:04:18    2313045

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "The championship would be brilliant only for dublin."
Yes fair play for ballsing up your own effort

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20366 - 22/11/2020 18:06:02    2313054

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Replying To benjyyy:  "You can't be writing that with a straight face surely. Dublin will have the game won by half time. Same as if they were playing Donegal. The gap has never been wider."
They defied the odds to beat you, why not Dublin ? Maybe the shock factor is gone now I guess.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13617 - 22/11/2020 18:06:08    2313055

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Be a miracle if Cavan kept their defeat to a single digit figure

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 151 - 22/11/2020 18:08:25    2313061

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Replying To the_walls:  "Delighted for Cavan and fair play to them but no, they can't beat Dublin. Dublin will absolutely destroy them."
And how do you think the Mayo v Tipp game will go..??
Tipp are, after all, a Div.3 team....

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3406 - 22/11/2020 18:12:32    2313066

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Replying To waynoI:  "All Ireland semi final. Whod have thought it. Not many.

Look at those scenes from the Cavan players. They dont look like a team heading for execution against Dublin.

Itll be a really tough game for Dublin, bonus territory for Cavan they will be gunning for us but I still fancy Dublin by a 5 or so.

Championship is dead? Try telling cavan and tipps footballers.

Can they beat Dublin?"
Would you gway out of that. Lambs to the slaughter. Meath and Kildare are as good as Cavan or Donegal on their day.

Delighted for them but behave yourself Wayne.

Let the media and RTE try create some misplaced hype but the All ireland this year is irrelevant like Leinster.

daytona11 (Kildare) - Posts: 4006 - 22/11/2020 18:14:12    2313069

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Cavan setup brilliantly today

They'll find the open spaces in Croke Park difficult

But really Dublin will be overwhelming favorites and Cavan now can go into the game with no pressure but again. .

They've had to play 2 more games under the current climate more than Dublin to get there

Tis a bit daft

They deserve plenty of good luck"
Why should it be played in Croke Park then? More favouritism to the Dublin Pro's.

HighStoolBandit (Tyrone) - Posts: 131 - 22/11/2020 18:16:29    2313073

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "The championship would be brilliant only for dublin."
I remember saying that about Kerry. And Kilkenny actually.

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 757 - 22/11/2020 18:19:30    2313078

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Replying To waynoI:  "All Ireland semi final. Whod have thought it. Not many.

Look at those scenes from the Cavan players. They dont look like a team heading for execution against Dublin.

Itll be a really tough game for Dublin, bonus territory for Cavan they will be gunning for us but I still fancy Dublin by a 5 or so.

Championship is dead? Try telling cavan and tipps footballers.

Can they beat Dublin?"
Ahh would you go away outta that with this tripe.
Cavan can hopefully keep it respectable. But no they can't beat dub$

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 18259 - 22/11/2020 18:27:40    2313093

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Dublin need to be beaten even though I cant see it. happening. They are class but no matter how skilful they are it's as dull as dish water to watch and very disheartening for other teams (particularly leinster teams) It would be great for football if they were dethroned.Tipp and Cavan winning is a massive boost for football.

Corofin getting dethroned was a boost for galway club football. Teams knowing they have a chance at silverware

I dont mean any disrespect to dublin they are an immense team but theres no joy in watching them demolish teams

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1572 - 22/11/2020 18:30:26    2313103

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Replying To waynoI:  "They defied the odds to beat you, why not Dublin ? Maybe the shock factor is gone now I guess."
Because they always had a chance to beat us. We've had 'better' teams before and not been up for the battle and come unstuck. The difference is that Dublin are so far ahead that even if you catch them on a bad day you'll still be nowhere near.

benjyyy (Donegal) - Posts: 1421 - 22/11/2020 18:35:36    2313115

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Replying To waynoI:  "They defied the odds to beat you, why not Dublin ? Maybe the shock factor is gone now I guess."
To be honest wayno there's no reason they can't defy the odds, in fact I think most years every county has the ability to pull off a big big shock and performance on the day. But I think it's a massive ask for them to reach that same intensity and emotional pitch the next day out. This is an outpouring for them and understandably so, you can naturally be a bit flat after a big push and win like that there today. That is my same worry for Tipp really, both counties have great football in them but I worry they may be a bit flat. Cavan will need to bring the same level and more against the Dubs and that is a massive ask for them. Not only that, they are coming up against the greatest team of all time. It's not just the Cavan performance and ability you have to look at, it's Dublin. I suppose if Dublin have an off day with their shooting boots and give Cavan any sniff at all in terms of not being at the right intensity, the game could be in the melting pot. But I find it hard to see happening.

One thing people have said for years is that the Dublin full back line can be got at if teams only let the ball in. Well I tell you what Cavan certainly have the ability there. They played that brilliantly against us today, didn't let it in all the time but whenever we moved our sweeper out the field, the ball went in high and fast. However they'll need to be a lot more clinical than they were there today.

We will see what happens the next day out but I think Dublin are too good to be caught. I will happily be cheering Cavan on and I hope I am wrong in two weeks time!

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 1432 - 22/11/2020 18:41:48    2313130

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Bonus territory this for Cavan. They have some unreal battlers but Croke Park wont suit them.

If they keep it tight for a half, they would go home happy id imagine. Honestly cant expect to much against the Dubs here. Better teams have tried and come up miles short. No matter what Cavan will be delighted with this season.

TakeyourPoint. (Tyrone) - Posts: 133 - 22/11/2020 18:48:14    2313144

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Replying To lilylanger:  "I remember saying that about Kerry. And Kilkenny actually."
True. Kilkenny were miles ahead of anyone in hurling in Leinster for donkeys years. The issue is I can see Dublin doing 15-20 in Leinster. Its near on impossible for Kildare/ Meath /Laois / Westmeath to develop a winning mentality with whats going on currently.

On a mental level we a seriously damaged goods although the funny thing is we are capable of beating anyone else on our day as Newbridge or nowehere showed. But who gives a toss about winning a poxy qualifer match.

daytona11 (Kildare) - Posts: 4006 - 22/11/2020 18:50:49    2313150

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