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

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Replying To theweanling:  "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."
Cavan might have played their best football in the second halves but if they play like they did in the majority of their first halves they will be 40 points behind at that stage. I am not trying to belittle Cavan they have done exceptionally well to win out Ulster but Dublin are at another level and if Cavan faced Donegal tomorrow I would expect Donegal to win.

Cavan are on a similar enough level to ourselves and Meath and we seen what the Dubs done to Meath last day out and us in recent years.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 981 - 03/12/2020 13:12:23    2317928

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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."
Fingers crossed.....

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2509 - 03/12/2020 13:13:12    2317929

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If Cavan bring their Ulster final form into the game? We'll win.
If Cavan bring their league form into the game? We'll lose by 15.

Cavan_Shambles (Cavan) - Posts: 575 - 03/12/2020 13:14:35    2317930

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Cavan might have played their best football in the second halves but if they play like they did in the majority of their first halves they will be 40 points behind at that stage. I am not trying to belittle Cavan they have done exceptionally well to win out Ulster but Dublin are at another level and if Cavan faced Donegal tomorrow I would expect Donegal to win.

Cavan are on a similar enough level to ourselves and Meath and we seen what the Dubs done to Meath last day out and us in recent years."
Cavan will be"40 points" behind by half time if they play like they did in the majority of their first halves,
40 POINTS !! IN 35 MINUTES YEA OK -:)

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2823 - 03/12/2020 13:34:46    2317936

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Replying To superbluedub:  "Cavan will be"40 points" behind by half time if they play like they did in the majority of their first halves,
40 POINTS !! IN 35 MINUTES YEA OK -:)"
it was an an exaggeration obviously, but the game will be gone. Down were 10 points up on Cavan who done excellently to come back but if they go 10 points down early against Dublin the scoreboard is only going one way IMO.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 981 - 03/12/2020 13:42:45    2317937

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Hopefully Cavan can stay competitive, same for tipp, if there is to be a shock I'd go for Tipp by 3..

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 310 - 03/12/2020 13:44:21    2317938

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I have a sneaky feeling for Tipp this weekend and anything other than a Dublin win is almost impossible to imagine. Cavan should cover the handicap (+14) and comfortably enough if they really go for it and bring something new to the table. I think deep down Mickey Graham will be hoping for a good performance first and foremost and anything in single digits defeat wise would be a good day at the office for them. That might sound a big condescending but I'm trying to be realistic. Look at the hope Meath had coming into the Leinster final and how that evaporated after 15 minutes. Cavan need to keep the feel good factor after the Ulster final, get out of the semi relatively intact (and not take a serious beating) and then hopefully get Moynagh and McVeety back for next year to add to their drive for three Ulster finals in a row.

Tipp on the other hand I feel have the forwards to really bother Mayo. Mayo's forwards on the other hand as was shown against both the Rossies and Galway are not cut throat enough. Galway is they had any killer extinct would have got over the line in the Connacht final after being left in the game by Mayo's wayward shooting.

Score predictions:

Dublin 1-19 Cavan 0-14

Tipp 1-15 Mayo 1-14

TrueBlue35 (Dublin) - Posts: 197 - 03/12/2020 13:55:12    2317941

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Dublin 1.19 2.10 Cavan
Mayo 2.17 1.12 Tipperary

97Cavans (Cavan) - Posts: 233 - 03/12/2020 14:07:54    2317945

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Replying To ponger:  "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."
'The best way to do that is give them something they've never seen before.'

Just curious Ponger what you might have in mind? It has to be loosely within the rules, can't be illegal and you're not allowed bring weapons or animals onto the pitch since it's not a hurling match. We upset their warm-up in 2006, but you can't do that in "neutral" Croke Park anymore, Cavan have to go where they're told. Do Cavan have a haka or would the lads be up for wearing wigs and make-up?

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2520 - 03/12/2020 14:18:46    2317947

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Same pairings as 1920 (I say 1920 but, actually, the Tipp game wasn't played until 1922) so I'll go for the same scores.

Dublin 3-6 Cavan 1-3

Tip 1-5 Mayo 1-0

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 475 - 03/12/2020 14:22:57    2317949

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Replying To Pericles:  "'The best way to do that is give them something they've never seen before.'

Just curious Ponger what you might have in mind? It has to be loosely within the rules, can't be illegal and you're not allowed bring weapons or animals onto the pitch since it's not a hurling match. We upset their warm-up in 2006, but you can't do that in "neutral" Croke Park anymore, Cavan have to go where they're told. Do Cavan have a haka or would the lads be up for wearing wigs and make-up?"
My guess is the Dubs have seen both those things on recent team holidays ;)

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4696 - 03/12/2020 15:25:18    2317957

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Mayo 2-16 Tipp 1-12
Dublin 2-20 Cavan 2-10

HuddHastings (Longford) - Posts: 144 - 03/12/2020 15:38:26    2317961

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Mayo to beat Tipp by 1pt after extra time.

Cavan v Dublin postponed due to snowfall. In fairness you'd get better odds with a bookie than a Cavan win.

No disrespect to Cavan. They were relegated from Div 2. They are no better than Westmeath, Laois or Meath. They haven't received the same amount of beatings as Leinster counties so will have more belief, which will keep them afloat for a while.

CC2020 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 157 - 03/12/2020 16:44:09    2317971

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Replying To Pericles:  "'The best way to do that is give them something they've never seen before.'

Just curious Ponger what you might have in mind? It has to be loosely within the rules, can't be illegal and you're not allowed bring weapons or animals onto the pitch since it's not a hurling match. We upset their warm-up in 2006, but you can't do that in "neutral" Croke Park anymore, Cavan have to go where they're told. Do Cavan have a haka or would the lads be up for wearing wigs and make-up?"
Jaysis Pericles, I can think of one or two instances instances where the animals were actually playing.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1832 - 03/12/2020 16:48:04    2317972

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Replying To CC2020:  "Mayo to beat Tipp by 1pt after extra time.

Cavan v Dublin postponed due to snowfall. In fairness you'd get better odds with a bookie than a Cavan win.

No disrespect to Cavan. They were relegated from Div 2. They are no better than Westmeath, Laois or Meath. They haven't received the same amount of beatings as Leinster counties so will have more belief, which will keep them afloat for a while."
The league doesn't count for much.

We are better than Westmeath Laois and Meath.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4696 - 03/12/2020 16:57:49    2317975

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Replying To cavanman47:  "The league doesn't count for much.

We are better than Westmeath Laois and Meath."
You won't get within eleven points of Dublin like Westmeath did i'm afraid. I hope i'm wrong though.

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 375 - 03/12/2020 17:15:57    2317979

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Replying To Pericles:  "'The best way to do that is give them something they've never seen before.'

Just curious Ponger what you might have in mind? It has to be loosely within the rules, can't be illegal and you're not allowed bring weapons or animals onto the pitch since it's not a hurling match. We upset their warm-up in 2006, but you can't do that in "neutral" Croke Park anymore, Cavan have to go where they're told. Do Cavan have a haka or would the lads be up for wearing wigs and make-up?"
Good one! THere's a few animals playing the big ball too.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1832 - 03/12/2020 17:19:42    2317980

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Replying To avonali:  "Good one! THere's a few animals playing the big ball too."
I'm with you on the animals thing Avonali and if it's any encouragement to Cavan I'd say our lads would have turned up in sequinned belly tops and body paint if it meant a 2 point turnaround in the final scores in either 2016 or 2017:) Chucking the GPS was nothing!

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2520 - 03/12/2020 17:39:00    2317984

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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."
Jealousy hanging out of some people. Cavan are better than all but 1 teams in Leinster. Fact, Cavan are there as Ulster Champions and they'll give a better account of themselves than I witnessed the other week,some Meath and Kildare people don't like it. Hope it pisses on you when you go for your walk tomorrow evening.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1269 - 03/12/2020 17:56:39    2317988

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Fairly easy Dublin V mayo final. Dubs will hammer cavan and mayo will beat tipp. But tipp will give them a game. The 11 points that my county were beaten by will be the nearest any team will get to Dublin

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1524 - 03/12/2020 18:35:36    2317993

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