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What's People's Predictions For The Football Semi Finals This Weekend!

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Cavan still not being recognised for the good team that they are. Dublin apart, on this year's championship form not many would have beaten them the way they played in the Ulster Final, Mayo maybe. Play like they did last week, and there is also room for improvement, this could be tighter than people think. They have a tendency to go missing for periods in matches though.

Other game similar really, Tipp have room to improve on last week, they look good in midfield. Both underdogs have nothing to lose and hope they give it a right lash
You'd never know

mhunicean_abu (Monaghan) - Posts: 969 - 02/12/2020 22:16:30    2317839

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Dublin by 15 after a valiant first half performance by Cavan. Mayo by 5 though a shock is not out of the question.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2975 - 02/12/2020 22:35:21    2317842

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Tipping by 0 03
Dublin by whatever.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2608 - 02/12/2020 22:42:36    2317843

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Dubs by 10
Mayo by 14

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13617 - 02/12/2020 22:44:42    2317844

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Much as I'd like to see a Cavan v Tipp final it's not going to happen, Dublin by 12 points and Mayo by 4 or 5 points is my guess.
I'd be less surprised if Tipp spring a surprise and beat Mayo, I'm just not sure where Mayo are at,
a Mayo v Dublin final will not be as close as in years gone by I don't think.
I'm sorry it's not Donegal v Dublin and Kerry v Mayo this weekend, but both Kerry and ourselves got it wrong and were beaten fair and square so we are where we are to use that awful phrase.
Cavan might surprise us all and give Dublin a close run for it but I just can't see them staying with the pace and power of the Dubs.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2118 - 03/12/2020 00:08:00    2317853

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Its exactly the same as versus Donegal. Hang on to the coat tails for as long as possible and be there in the home straight... For Cavan its haul Dublin down in the middle of the field, stop them and cut off the supply coming through the middlw and escape with frees rather than Black Cards. That's easier said than done but put it all on the line, hit until you can hit no more, run until you can run no more. More important is to be fearless, dont panic and give them opponents respect. The best way to do that is give them something they've never seen before. Rally up!!!

Score doesn't matter that for worrying about at the end.

ponger (Cavan) - Posts: 490 - 03/12/2020 03:09:55    2317856

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Mayo Tipp should be good. Tipp have some fine players and are in bonus land. I expect them to have a right go.

I hope Cavan perform well against Dublin. Regardless of what happens here, its been a great Championship for them.

Mayo V Dublin Final

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1297 - 03/12/2020 07:59:56    2317867

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Dublin by 20 plus and Mayo by 10 Plus

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 981 - 03/12/2020 09:15:31    2317871

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I hope I'm wrong but I don't see any more surprises in the offing. Dublin and Mayo to emerge from semi-finals. I think Mayo will put it up to Dublin early in but the Dublins experience will prevail. Detractors and those who regard Dublins ongoing success as further proof of Dublins unfair advantage will see the result as a corroboration of their position. Dublin fans will will celebrate the half dozen and dismiss the detractors and critics as begrudgers and the ritual of attack and defend will play out here over the Christmas and into the New Year-and start off again when the Allianz League kicks off. But you know something, a part of me will smile if this doesn't somehow come to pass. If any of the other 3 semi-finalists were to do something remarkable I'd nearly be as happy at this stage. It's nice when life surprises you.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1832 - 03/12/2020 10:16:10    2317884

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If we,re all honest very hard to see an upset..think both semis will be competitive but I'd expect wins for the dubs and Mayo..I can see mayo having problems because tipp have 4 or 5 players who would get on the majority of teams in country,more likely for a shock in this game..I'd expect Cavan to go for it,they have nothing to lose..hoping for 2 competitive and very good games..conditions not looking great.best of luck to tipp and Cavan,as a neutral I've nothing against the dubs or layup..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1740 - 03/12/2020 10:25:08    2317887

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Replying To avonali:  "I hope I'm wrong but I don't see any more surprises in the offing. Dublin and Mayo to emerge from semi-finals. I think Mayo will put it up to Dublin early in but the Dublins experience will prevail. Detractors and those who regard Dublins ongoing success as further proof of Dublins unfair advantage will see the result as a corroboration of their position. Dublin fans will will celebrate the half dozen and dismiss the detractors and critics as begrudgers and the ritual of attack and defend will play out here over the Christmas and into the New Year-and start off again when the Allianz League kicks off. But you know something, a part of me will smile if this doesn't somehow come to pass. If any of the other 3 semi-finalists were to do something remarkable I'd nearly be as happy at this stage. It's nice when life surprises you."
I've read posts on here from non-Dubs hoping Dublin hammer ourselves and Mayo/Tipp so that the uneven playing ground is laid bare for all to see.

No we have Dubs hoping one of the 3 teams left beat them, so that the financially driven gulf cannot be highlighted.


Does that not say it all!?

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4696 - 03/12/2020 10:53:25    2317894

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Replying To cavanman47:  "I've read posts on here from non-Dubs hoping Dublin hammer ourselves and Mayo/Tipp so that the uneven playing ground is laid bare for all to see.

No we have Dubs hoping one of the 3 teams left beat them, so that the financially driven gulf cannot be highlighted.


Does that not say it all!?"
Like I said in another thread I resurrected from over 2 years ago where we were talking about this very same issue will we still be talking about it in another 2 years as the dubs are going out the gate with 8.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14092 - 03/12/2020 11:11:00    2317900

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Replying To cavanman47:  "I've read posts on here from non-Dubs hoping Dublin hammer ourselves and Mayo/Tipp so that the uneven playing ground is laid bare for all to see.

No we have Dubs hoping one of the 3 teams left beat them, so that the financially driven gulf cannot be highlighted.


Does that not say it all!?"
If you look at my conversations wi9th some Kerry posters on their county page you will see that I acknowledge the imbalance. i believe funds ought to be more evenly distributed. I suggested that a cap should be put on funds that are made available to all Senior Inter county teams. There ought to be a limit on the number of personnel that comprise a backroom team. I am not interested. in explaining myself to somebody I don't know and who doesn't know me.. But just to put it on the record :
-the "gulf" you alluded to is wrong;
-the GAA's decision to regard CP as a neutral venue for Dublin's S8 games is wrong;
-Dublin playing their 'home' National League games in CP is wrong.

I hope you enjoy the. match on Saturday .

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1832 - 03/12/2020 11:31:46    2317907

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Like I said in another thread I resurrected from over 2 years ago where we were talking about this very same issue will we still be talking about it in another 2 years as the dubs are going out the gate with 8."
Let's wait and see. I don't believe in basing arguments on predictions about what may happen. That is a just a rhetorical ploy. I think the GAA may address some of these issues quicker and more effectively than you think Kingdomboy..

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1832 - 03/12/2020 11:37:26    2317908

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cavan will lead at halk time but dublin will win by 10 plus, it will be interesting to see how good tipp are now that they have won something, it might bring them on no bounds, so they can win, not surprised if it a repeat of that minor final with many of the same players involved

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2360 - 03/12/2020 11:57:17    2317910

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Like I said in another thread I resurrected from over 2 years ago where we were talking about this very same issue will we still be talking about it in another 2 years as the dubs are going out the gate with 8."
Hard to know what your predictions are from this but I reckon Dublin by 7 or 8....Mayo by 1 or 2..

ponga (Mayo) - Posts: 615 - 03/12/2020 12:02:54    2317912

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A 3 or 4 point win for the Dubs against Cavan. And a 3 or 4 point win for Mayo against Tipp. Beidh bua ag na Dubs agus an Mhaigh Eo.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2315 - 03/12/2020 12:03:14    2317913

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Tipp and Dublin

witnof (Dublin) - Posts: 1603 - 03/12/2020 12:17:28    2317916

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i hope we're in for a tight game saturday. . dublin have had no tests this year apart from their own training sessions (probably more spectators there too) but they're really up against a battle hardened team here in cavan. people here talking about cavan falling away in the second half? cavans best football is in the second half!!!!!
dublin have been exemplary champions but this will be the end of the road.
cavan to get two goals in the first half. then one in the second to kill the game on the 65th minute.
final score 3-13 to 17 points.

theweanling (Cavan) - Posts: 414 - 03/12/2020 12:36:43    2317921

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Replying To Daith:  "Dublin by 25 points+ not that I'll be watching that massacre.

Mayo +2. I'll watch that one. Its the last half interesting game of ball this year."
25+?

I don't think so. It's Cavan they're playing. Now if it were Kildare or Meath I'd agree with you.

Cavan_Shambles (Cavan) - Posts: 575 - 03/12/2020 13:08:36    2317925

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