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

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Replying To tonguey:  "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"
Haha you clown we hammered ye practically every year. Ye will be absolutely hammered tomorrow so come down off your high horse. Ye won an absolutely brutal standard Ulster title. I would say ye are the worst team left by a long way. Good luck tomorrow ye will need it.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 804 - 04/12/2020 11:46:34    2318104

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Tough ones to call, despite what everyone is saying. All Ireland semi finals are not provincial games. There tends to be a bit more conservatism and respect of the opponents. A game plan to blow an opponent out of the water may backfire and you could get caught. That's why I give both Cavan and Tipp a chance, slim but a chance all the same. But I think Mayo and Dublin just have too much experience of these games, and while there will be respect they will be able to navigate these games.

Tipperary have done well to get here and win their title, they have a great team, but I just don't see them having been tested very much by high quality opposition. Mayo are dab hands at this stage, and will approach cautiously, but expect Mayo to come out by around 6 points.

Conversely Cavan have been tested a lot, finish all games strongly and just don't seem to know when to die. They have quality players all over the pitch and they have top level experience, and have played against and beaten big teams. If they shake off the Ulster win hangover, have the belief in their abilities and bring the hunger and tenacity of the Ulster final, no reason they can't put it up to Dublin for long periods and keep it tight. Too many sleepy parts like against Down though, and Dublin could run away easily. I don't think this will happen though, the Donegal game was a seminal moment in their belief. Dublin will still win by 5+ I reckon, but can't see a thrashing by high double figures like some are saying. There will be respect here.

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 1186 - 04/12/2020 12:00:40    2318109

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Haha you clown we hammered ye practically every year. Ye will be absolutely hammered tomorrow so come down off your high horse. Ye won an absolutely brutal standard Ulster title. I would say ye are the worst team left by a long way. Good luck tomorrow ye will need it."
How on earth was that a brutal standard ulster title? It was one of the hardest ones ever won, 4 weeks in a row from the preliminary stage. Not a chance are we the worst team left, we're there on merit by beating strong teams and getting stronger ourselves. And no point in the likes of yourselves going hard out for the league every year, if you go out of Championship as tamely as you did against Mayo...

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 1186 - 04/12/2020 12:06:45    2318112

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Haha you clown we hammered ye practically every year. Ye will be absolutely hammered tomorrow so come down off your high horse. Ye won an absolutely brutal standard Ulster title. I would say ye are the worst team left by a long way. Good luck tomorrow ye will need it."
Oh grow up. A brutal Ulster you say?? And yet Donegal were the only team who could beat Dublin most people would agree! Monaghan a division one team, Tyrone a division one team, Armagh should have beaten ye, Down promoted to division one- yeh it was brutal alright. You are the clown.

Ye couldn't even win a competition with two realistic contenders in it!! Ye beat us in the league, oh wow. So many teams place such huge emphasis on the league like!!! Thanks for the wishes of luck. We may need it but as I have said we won't throw in the towel like your lads do every time they see Croke Park and the sight of the Dublin second string!!! Now I must get ready for an all ireland semi final, unlike you- still you can always dream

the creeler (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 04/12/2020 12:09:59    2318114

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I see there's an Ulster ref in charge of the Cavan v Dublin game wha..

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jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20342 - 04/12/2020 12:10:14    2318115

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

We are better than Westmeath Laois and Meath."
No ye're not. And you'll find out over the weekend. You scraped by average teams like Down.

CC2020 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 153 - 04/12/2020 12:10:53    2318116

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Replying To Cavan_Shambles:  "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."
agree 100% although some rossie poster here thinks otherwise. Suppose when you don't win a lot you celebrate the small wins

the creeler (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 04/12/2020 12:11:09    2318117

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "How on earth was that a brutal standard ulster title? It was one of the hardest ones ever won, 4 weeks in a row from the preliminary stage. Not a chance are we the worst team left, we're there on merit by beating strong teams and getting stronger ourselves. And no point in the likes of yourselves going hard out for the league every year, if you go out of Championship as tamely as you did against Mayo..."
Going hard out for the league every year is a bit of a stretch we won 2 provincial titles in the last 4 years. Anyway best of luck tomorrow hopefully I am proved wrong but i expect Dublin to win by close to 20 points in second gear.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 804 - 04/12/2020 12:12:14    2318118

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Replying To CC2020:  "No ye're not. And you'll find out over the weekend. You scraped by average teams like Down."
From a Kilkenny man talking about football!!!! Eh no thanks.

the creeler (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 04/12/2020 12:12:20    2318119

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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 ****** on you when you go for your walk tomorrow evening."
There's no such thing as making a statement about an Ulster football team and finishing with FACT. Most can beat one another on a given day. It's not a Lucozade sport ad from the 1990s.

CC2020 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 153 - 04/12/2020 12:15:48    2318120

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "How on earth was that a brutal standard ulster title? It was one of the hardest ones ever won, 4 weeks in a row from the preliminary stage. Not a chance are we the worst team left, we're there on merit by beating strong teams and getting stronger ourselves. And no point in the likes of yourselves going hard out for the league every year, if you go out of Championship as tamely as you did against Mayo..."
He is from Roscommon, don't be too hard on him. They usually beat Leitrim and get to a Connacht final and by some fluke beat Galway/mayo when they take them for granted. They would not know what it is like to play in a real competitive province like Ulster. So we must bear this in mind. We say what Mayo did to them when they actually took them seriously this year. That is the problem with them you see. They take them seriously and they hammer them and then the following year they say oh now they are pathetic and take them for granted and Ros can play way above themselves and they can actually win. that is why Roscommon can never ever do two in a row of Connacht titles.

the creeler (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 04/12/2020 12:16:07    2318121

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Going hard out for the league every year is a bit of a stretch we won 2 provincial titles in the last 4 years. Anyway best of luck tomorrow hopefully I am proved wrong but i expect Dublin to win by close to 20 points in second gear."
You'd know all about that anyway

the creeler (Cavan) - Posts: 512 - 04/12/2020 12:17:02    2318123

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Replying To CC2020:  "No ye're not. And you'll find out over the weekend. You scraped by average teams like Down."
ok we'll follow your logic so, cavan played westmeath and laois this year and beat them. cavan also ''scraped'' past division 1 teams in monaghan and donegal. So are donegal and monaghan better or worse than the teams you mentioned?

theweanling (Cavan) - Posts: 401 - 04/12/2020 12:17:09    2318124

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Replying To CC2020:  "No ye're not. And you'll find out over the weekend. You scraped by average teams like Down."
They also beat two serious Division 1 teams. No other county left in the championship have done that yet...

Updlocal (Meath) - Posts: 8 - 04/12/2020 12:18:22    2318125

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Haha you clown we hammered ye practically every year. Ye will be absolutely hammered tomorrow so come down off your high horse. Ye won an absolutely brutal standard Ulster title. I would say ye are the worst team left by a long way. Good luck tomorrow ye will need it."
lol, surely a sour comment

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 375 - 04/12/2020 12:20:21    2318126

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Replying To theweanling:  "ok we'll follow your logic so, cavan played westmeath and laois this year and beat them. cavan also ''scraped'' past division 1 teams in monaghan and donegal. So are donegal and monaghan better or worse than the teams you mentioned?"
For the past 5 years it's 50/50 between Cavan, Laois, Westmeath. You obviously lost to teams they beat or you wouldn't be in division 3.

Monaghan and Cavan is a derby match, usually close. Monaghan are ageing. It was the first championship game in Covid year, there were a few unusual results.

Donegal are not Donegal 2012. They flopped against Mayo last year. They looked like they had their eye off the ball against ye. Cavan played very well and played with great skill and courage. But it's a totally different ball game against Dublin. They are fitter than ye, have tons more experience, a far better panel, treat all opponents the same. It's not 1947 anymore. This is your first Ulster win in 23 years. How many Leinsters and all irelands have Dublin won since?

CC2020 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 153 - 04/12/2020 12:34:49    2318130

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Replying To tonguey:  "From a Kilkenny man talking about football!!!! Eh no thanks."
Easy retort. I played with county for 12 years and was asked to go cross border to play with Laois 6 or 7 times. Would put you in my pocket.

While we're at the stereotypes, isn't it great ye don't have to travel to Croke Park with Covid.. he'll save a lot of diesel and ticket money. Also no 20 hour round trip on the Massey 365.

CC2020 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 153 - 04/12/2020 12:44:22    2318133

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Replying To tonguey:  "agree 100% although some rossie poster here thinks otherwise. Suppose when you don't win a lot you celebrate the small wins"
Roscommon have won more provincials over the last few years than you ever did. They've come up against Dublin in the super 8s etc.

Ignorance is bliss. Enjoy your last few hours of it.

CC2020 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 153 - 04/12/2020 12:48:27    2318136

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Replying To CC2020:  "For the past 5 years it's 50/50 between Cavan, Laois, Westmeath. You obviously lost to teams they beat or you wouldn't be in division 3.

Monaghan and Cavan is a derby match, usually close. Monaghan are ageing. It was the first championship game in Covid year, there were a few unusual results.

Donegal are not Donegal 2012. They flopped against Mayo last year. They looked like they had their eye off the ball against ye. Cavan played very well and played with great skill and courage. But it's a totally different ball game against Dublin. They are fitter than ye, have tons more experience, a far better panel, treat all opponents the same. It's not 1947 anymore. This is your first Ulster win in 23 years. How many Leinsters and all irelands have Dublin won since?"
Ok, we're in div3 as it stands but i could pick holes and challange your arguement all day and i'm sure you could do the same to me. first of all the last 5 years cavan have been in div 1 or 2, in that time westmeath and laois both spent a year in div 4. anyway i'm not getting in to comparing, because i don't want to be insulting to laois and westmeath, as like ourselves they're doing their best. !!!!!
monaghan and donegal are two decent teams!!! they're both minimum top 10 teams, this is regardless of how far away from the dubs you think they are.
the tone on here from several posters is perplexing me. there's talk of a 15-20 point annihilation as if thats what a lot of neutrals want???!!!

theweanling (Cavan) - Posts: 401 - 04/12/2020 12:56:06    2318139

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Replying To theweanling:  "Ok, we're in div3 as it stands but i could pick holes and challange your arguement all day and i'm sure you could do the same to me. first of all the last 5 years cavan have been in div 1 or 2, in that time westmeath and laois both spent a year in div 4. anyway i'm not getting in to comparing, because i don't want to be insulting to laois and westmeath, as like ourselves they're doing their best. !!!!!
monaghan and donegal are two decent teams!!! they're both minimum top 10 teams, this is regardless of how far away from the dubs you think they are.
the tone on here from several posters is perplexing me. there's talk of a 15-20 point annihilation as if thats what a lot of neutrals want???!!!"
I respect Cavan and her tradition weanling.

I hope ye give them a great game, I hope ye win and will eat my words with relish.

I just think, and all counties would be the same, there's a bit of hubris. If ye do a start like against Antrim and Down and it could be over 20 points. These Dublin boys are professional in all but name. On 60 min you could have given them a great game and be 'only' 8 points down. On 74 min your losing by 22 as they are so well conditioned and the bench is so strong.

I'm only posting what I perceive to be a reality. It's not anti Cavan, pro Dublin etc.

But in football there's Dublin and the rest. I can't see the team that struggled with Antrim and Down becoming a strong challenger overnight. What would Dublin have done to Antrim or Down. Or for that matter Donegal, the way they played in the Ulster final.

Ye're fighters, and I love that. It counts for a lot. Bit I'm just being honest.

CC2020 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 153 - 04/12/2020 13:14:58    2318147

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