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

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "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"
They've played nobody yet.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1019 - 03/12/2020 19:02:36    2317996

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Major learning curve for Cavan but Dublin sometimes find it difficult to back up a big win
I called the AI drawn final last year
Dublin hit their peak against Mayo and I was worried about them being flatter against Kerry.
So going on my gut and understanding of Dublin, they might not click on Saturday.
If Cavan can click and Dublin's cake walk against Meath impacts on them, there could well be moments in the game where Cavan get on top and then it's all about maximizing those opportunities

I'll call it though - Dublin by 7

Mayo v Tipp
All depends what Mayo team shows up
They are capable of beating Tipp by 7 or 8 pts
Best of luck to Tipp, if they peak perform and Mayo underperform well it could end up being a bad result for Mayo

I'll call it though - Mayo by 4

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20342 - 03/12/2020 19:11:28    2317998

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Replying To Saynothing:  "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."
Days mixed up, Saturday evening.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1019 - 03/12/2020 20:19:51    2318016

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Replying To Pericles:  "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!"
Jesus, the prospect of Big Aido or Lee Keegan in sequinned belly tops and the Dubs would have been scuttling down Clonliffe Road at high speed.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1819 - 03/12/2020 20:24:24    2318017

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Dublin by 10+

Mayo by 6+

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 312 - 03/12/2020 20:31:08    2318018

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Dublin and Mayo. I think both Cavan and Tipp will give good accounts of themselves but Dubs to pull away in 2nd half and Mayo to pop Tipp. Dublin by 9 and Mayo by 3.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2795 - 03/12/2020 21:51:27    2318032

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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 ****** on you when you go for your walk tomorrow evening.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1019 - 03/12/2020 22:16:18    2318038

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Cavan are 40/1 to be behind at half time and win.
50 punts of my confirmation money going on that.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 865 - 03/12/2020 22:52:43    2318042

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Dublin by 16
Mayo by 3 after extra time

Irishcelt (Wicklow) - Posts: 149 - 04/12/2020 01:43:33    2318054

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Surprised to see all the predictions of a big Mayo win here in all honesty. Mayo have always squeaked past Tipp, as the qualifier in 2002 and the more recent ties in 2016 and 2018 show. We have not dominated midfield in any game this year really and this is an area where Tipp are strong. We are ultimately in transition and it will be interesting to see how a lot of our newer players adapt to Croker.

I'd hesitantly go for us but in a squeaker.

Cavan will give the Dubs their best test this season but you'd still expect the Dubs to come through it.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1973 - 04/12/2020 05:29:44    2318056

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Would love to see Cavan putting it up to Dublin, which they will at certain times of the game but overall there's too much firepower and know-how in the Dubs. Dubs by 7+.
It suits Mayo that there's none of the usual build up, still all depends on if they show up on the day or not. Way too unpredictable as a team, can be fantastic and dreadful in the same game, never mind from one day to the next. Tipp have some excellent attacking options and their defence has been on a major learning curve over the last few weeks. Just don't see them having enough to get through this time. Mayo by 5+.

moylagh (Meath) - Posts: 476 - 04/12/2020 08:53:28    2318062

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Replying To Eddie the Exile:  "Cavan are 40/1 to be behind at half time and win.
50 punts of my confirmation money going on that."
Confirmation money??

Now we know where you're exiled from, Eddie!


One of us! One of us! :)

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4568 - 04/12/2020 09:39:34    2318068

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Mayo by 2 points
Dublin by 14

club51 (Mayo) - Posts: 395 - 04/12/2020 09:51:13    2318071

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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 are a much better team than Roscommon, better players and better managed.

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 375 - 04/12/2020 09:59:00    2318074

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Dublin by as much as they want unfortunately.
Mayo after a Titanic battle.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 04/12/2020 10:01:48    2318076

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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."
Yea but only difference is we will be playing Dublin's first team as opposed to their second string that hammered ye on a few occassions. We will be competitive as we always are- yes we will lose but we won't throw in the towel like ye or Meath did anyway

the creeler (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 04/12/2020 10:15:51    2318079

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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."
Doesn't really matter what you think if this and that- the thing is we played Donegal and beat them well so your point is??? Sure if you use that logic if mayo played Roscommon in the morning I would expect Mayo to beat them. Oh I forgot they already did. Sorry my bad

the creeler (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 04/12/2020 10:19:13    2318082

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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."
Can't believe you're applying the league to the way Cavan have played in championship this year, when it's quite obvious the league has had no bearing. Cavan were within a kick of a ball of being promoted, never mind relegated. Went down on head to head even, so that's not a good judge. Even so, Cavan have beaten 2 Div 1 teams, and 1 Div 2, so this doesn't stack up. They seem better than those teams you named. A little bit of respect please for the way they went through and won one of the hardest Ulsters ever won.

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 1186 - 04/12/2020 10:38:33    2318089

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think cavan will be ahead at half time but will get blown away in the second, mayo should will but having won munster and gaining ever more confidence, tipp will be in this game wont be surprised if its a repeat of that minor final dublin v tipperary with so many of the same players

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2208 - 04/12/2020 10:52:02    2318093

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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."
That's comical.

League football is overrated, as we have shown. We wiped the floor with All Ireland contenders in the Ulster Final. Not bad for a D3 team wouldn't you say? Monaghan have been a division one team for about 7 years now, and it doesn't stand to them in championship football.

Cavan_Shambles (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 04/12/2020 10:54:44    2318094

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