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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Probably very premature to be making predictions with any sort of certainty, and admittedly I have my big Donegal hat on but anyways...

Predictions:

Preliminary Round:

Down vs Donegal (Donegal by 4 points)

Quarter Finals:

Donegal vs Derry (Donegal by 3 points)
Tyrone vs Cavan (Tyrone by 2 points)
Monaghan vs Fermanagh (Monaghan by 6 points)
Armagh vs Antrim (Armagh by 7 points)

Semi Finals:

Donegal vs Tyrone (Donegal by 2 points)
Armagh vs Monaghan (Monaghan by 2 points)

Final:

Monaghan vs Donegal (Donegal by 2 points)"
That's a tough draw for Donegal- if they do get through it they will have so many players injured they'll have no one left to play Kerry

I'd fancy Armagh based on the Draw

tirawleybaron (Mayo) - Posts: 879 - 17/06/2021 22:49:37    2351762

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Preliminary Round:
Down vs Donegal (Donegal)

Quarter Finals:
Donegal vs Derry (Donegal)
Tyrone vs Cavan (Tyrone)
Monaghan vs Fermanagh (Monaghan)
Armagh vs Antrim (Armagh)

Semi Finals:
Donegal vs Tyrone (Tyrone)
Armagh vs Monaghan (Armagh)

Final:
Tyrone vs Armagh (Tyrone)

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1698 - 18/06/2021 11:15:56    2351815

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I've heard a few people tipping Armagh but I don't really understand it. They have improved a lot and deserved to retain their Division 1 status. But I'd reserve judgement on them until I see how they'd cope with a Championship Monaghan team, assuming of course that both win their respective quarter finals. In their last big Championship match Donegal swatted them away like flies.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 7441 - 18/06/2021 11:25:21    2351820

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The simple facts are that either Armagh or Monaghan will be in an Ulster final v whoever comes from the other side. It's too hard to call.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2768 - 18/06/2021 12:02:46    2351826

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Bonner under pressure I assume? On paper Donegal have a very strong panel, looks like it has more depth to it then Kerry.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 124 - 18/06/2021 12:13:04    2351828

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Replying To TheBishop:  "Bonner under pressure I assume? On paper Donegal have a very strong panel, looks like it has more depth to it then Kerry."
I have a feeling that whatever happens this year Bonner will step away. I hope for his sake that he can land another Ulster title and get a good crack at Kerry. Declan has invested a lot into Donegal football both as a player & a manager. It would be nice if he could cap things off with some more silverware. Nothing is guaranteed in Ulster though. I would agree we have a strong panel but there are a lot of question marks defensively, and also in terms of mentality when the pressure is cranked up.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 7441 - 18/06/2021 12:21:22    2351831

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "I have a feeling that whatever happens this year Bonner will step away. I hope for his sake that he can land another Ulster title and get a good crack at Kerry. Declan has invested a lot into Donegal football both as a player & a manager. It would be nice if he could cap things off with some more silverware. Nothing is guaranteed in Ulster though. I would agree we have a strong panel but there are a lot of question marks defensively, and also in terms of mentality when the pressure is cranked up."
Yea it'll probably be his last year. A great Donegal man who done it all as a player and achieved a lot as a manager. I would be hoping the same ,to bow out with an ulster title and a real shot at Kerry . Just hoping that we can get an injury free run and hopefully build momentum along the way. This is probably rochford s last year too. Plus Mc grath. Mc gee, and probably Mc niallas be great to bow out with at least an ulster title.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1122 - 18/06/2021 12:31:45    2351835

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Where is the hype coming from armagh ? Got a first minute goal v monaghan in league for a penalty and then we were denied a blatant penalty, they were beaten by a poor Tyrone team and drew at home to an unserstrenght donegal team to retain div 1 status. Where is all this hype coming from?

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 259 - 18/06/2021 13:28:17    2351845

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Replying To monaghanmad:  "Where is the hype coming from armagh ? Got a first minute goal v monaghan in league for a penalty and then we were denied a blatant penalty, they were beaten by a poor Tyrone team and drew at home to an unserstrenght donegal team to retain div 1 status. Where is all this hype coming from?"
I agree. These hype movements don't take long in spreading. The same goes for Mayo and even Kerry. People are coming out with rankings and are putting Kerry at number 1. Can't understand it. How can they be ranked ahead of a team that hasn't lost since 2014. Mind boggling.

MurphBalls (Donegal) - Posts: 109 - 18/06/2021 13:32:24    2351848

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Replying To monaghanmad:  "Where is the hype coming from armagh ? Got a first minute goal v monaghan in league for a penalty and then we were denied a blatant penalty, they were beaten by a poor Tyrone team and drew at home to an unserstrenght donegal team to retain div 1 status. Where is all this hype coming from?"
The enduring media infatuation with Geezer. Throw Donaghy in the mix and you multiply it.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 858 - 18/06/2021 14:49:08    2351859

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Replying To MurphBalls:  "I agree. These hype movements don't take long in spreading. The same goes for Mayo and even Kerry. People are coming out with rankings and are putting Kerry at number 1. Can't understand it. How can they be ranked ahead of a team that hasn't lost since 2014. Mind boggling."
Kerry are in danger of buying into the massive bluff that Tyrone have sold them. Dublin will be delighted.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 858 - 18/06/2021 14:50:02    2351860

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Not a huge fan of Armagh at the moment but I don't really see any hype around them.

They are a decent team and if they overcome Antrim they are certainly capable of beating Monaghan and into a final.

McGo72 (Donegal) - Posts: 49 - 18/06/2021 15:38:19    2351867

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Replying To Eddie the Exile:  "Kerry are in danger of buying into the massive bluff that Tyrone have sold them. Dublin will be delighted."
There is no bluff. Kerry are an awesome outfit. Best attack I've seen in a long time. There is no way Tyrone will beat them. this year.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1818 - 18/06/2021 15:51:52    2351870

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Replying To monaghanmad:  "Where is the hype coming from armagh ? Got a first minute goal v monaghan in league for a penalty and then we were denied a blatant penalty, they were beaten by a poor Tyrone team and drew at home to an unserstrenght donegal team to retain div 1 status. Where is all this hype coming from?"
I fail to see how what minute a penalty is scored matters. Over the course of the game Armagh were the better team and deserved to win. Yes we failed to beat Tyrone after picking up 5 defensive injuries in the first half, the same Tyrone team Monaghan failed to beat. The we managed to get a result against Donegal with a makeshift defense before comfortably beating Roscommon.

Not saying we are a threat to Dublin or Kerry but we could beat any other county in Ireland on our day.

Monaghan remind me of Armagh in 2006, on the way down and hoping for a last hurrah.

JP91 (Armagh) - Posts: 312 - 18/06/2021 18:02:56    2351887

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Replying To avonali:  "There is no bluff. Kerry are an awesome outfit. Best attack I've seen in a long time. There is no way Tyrone will beat them. this year."
Thats it. Continue the bluff lads.

Eddie the Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 858 - 18/06/2021 18:26:28    2351892

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Replying To JP91:  "I fail to see how what minute a penalty is scored matters. Over the course of the game Armagh were the better team and deserved to win. Yes we failed to beat Tyrone after picking up 5 defensive injuries in the first half, the same Tyrone team Monaghan failed to beat. The we managed to get a result against Donegal with a makeshift defense before comfortably beating Roscommon.

Not saying we are a threat to Dublin or Kerry but we could beat any other county in Ireland on our day.

Monaghan remind me of Armagh in 2006, on the way down and hoping for a last hurrah."
Is it 2008 since Armagh won an Ulster? That's a long time considering the club success that ye had. Perhaps the peace process hasn't helped as the GAA was probably such a unifying force for those communities. I fancy ye this year - surely mcgeaney should soon get some result of note

P.Mckenna (Louth) - Posts: 72 - 18/06/2021 21:45:31    2351926

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Replying To monaghanmad:  "Where is the hype coming from armagh ? Got a first minute goal v monaghan in league for a penalty and then we were denied a blatant penalty, they were beaten by a poor Tyrone team and drew at home to an unserstrenght donegal team to retain div 1 status. Where is all this hype coming from?"
Certainly not from us, no one here is hyping up Armagh.

sean og (Armagh) - Posts: 1036 - 18/06/2021 22:06:10    2351928

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Replying To monaghanmad:  "Where is the hype coming from armagh ? Got a first minute goal v monaghan in league for a penalty and then we were denied a blatant penalty, they were beaten by a poor Tyrone team and drew at home to an unserstrenght donegal team to retain div 1 status. Where is all this hype coming from?"
I wouldn't call it hype when they have delivered on the field. What wins games is going forward at bit more and they have started to fine tune it. Teams worry to much about defending even when they are getting beat , that's the time to push forward more cause if you don't your beat anyway. Dark horses.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 979 - 18/06/2021 23:17:09    2351937

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Replying To Eddie the Exile:  "Kerry are in danger of buying into the massive bluff that Tyrone have sold them. Dublin will be delighted."
So the tyrone management deliberately let their players be publicly humiliated by their rivals?
If this was all some elaborate ruse to play yourself down well Id bet that the new management have lost the respect of at least some of the players.

Bluff or not, I can't imagine that the reaction that horror show generated will have anything other than a negative effect on team morale.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 948 - 19/06/2021 10:39:26    2351963

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Its going to be a really interesting Ulster championship and hard to pick a winner. Tyrone, Donegal and Monaghan will be in the mix and Armagh look good. I wouldn't write Cavan off either, they just seem to be a different animal in the championship.

Unfortunately I can't see the Ulster winners making a serious challenge for the All Ireland. Donegal and Tyrone can put up big scores but are extremely porous at the back. Surely whoever dethroned the Dubs will have to be rock solid at the back

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1784 - 19/06/2021 10:54:22    2351968

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