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Meath V Dublin

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Replying To the_walls:  "100% agree. Lots of teams seem to try and keep their "shape" when they are 4 or 5 points down with time running out rather than taking a risking and forcing a turnover that they must get. The winning team passing the ball back and forth when literally no pressure is being put on them is doing exactly the right thing in terms of ensuring they win the game"
You can't argue for a second with the logic behind the keep ball tactic, it makes perfect sense strategically, but it looks awful, I mean really awful, it renders the game unwatchable.
I couldn't give a monkeys about gaelic football being a "results business" as many call it, if this tactic catches on, and teams start doing it not for the last 10 minutes, but conceivably for half the game,or once they build up a 5 point lead after 10 minutes, the game is finished as a spectacle.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1263 - 17/07/2021 23:18:43    2360882

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I don't think is any disrespect to Meath bdbuddah as ye play a nice style of football but it's awful hard to watch dublin as they're so robotic and repetitive with their style of play, hand passing the ball over and back across the field, I for 1 wouldn't have watched it if it was on telly."
Robotic and repetitive with their style !! how bitter are you -:) lol........to not loose to Kerry in championship football in over a decade
says a lot for Kerry football -:)

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2823 - 18/07/2021 00:26:16    2360906

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Replying To joeteor:  "Been a long time since 15 won a championship, its a 20 man game now, Dublin known for over powering teams when they empty the bench over the last 20."
Not anymore unfortunately

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2823 - 18/07/2021 00:29:04    2360907

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Exactly.

Mayo even had Dublin's number until Howard came on last year. Before that, Cluxton was hitting Oisín Mullin with kickouts like he wanted to kill the lad."
That was last year!! Dublin are significantly weaker this year

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2823 - 18/07/2021 00:36:56    2360909

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya there will a lot from North Kerry watching it where hurling is really strong. I'll keep an eye on it."
Ya im sure you will give it 30 seconds -:)

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2823 - 18/07/2021 00:39:35    2360910

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "They did deserve their day on telly seadog your spot on, and congrats to West Meath on their victory today."
How many minutes of it did you watch ?

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2823 - 18/07/2021 00:43:36    2360912

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Replying To browncows:  "We all know it is easier to lose than win but not for Dublin it appears. Just look at all the teams that have been losing the AI's over the last 6 years (32+ teams every year). To beat Dublin (as big Jack would say you have to put them under pressure from start to finish) and you have to end up on the correct side of the score line-easier said than done. Successful teams do not care whether people around the country like their style or not. The one fact is certain is that they will be beaten in the future-when is a guess (and it could be this year but by whom is another guess). Who predicted last year that Tipperary and Cavan would win their respective provincial championships (Dublin are different though)."
Kerry will beat them this year

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2823 - 18/07/2021 00:45:14    2360913

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Well you can call it whatever you want Jim, it looks to me like I'm not the only 1 who doesn't like watching dublin play anymore as seadog says the 18,000 tickets for tomorrows game hasn't even been sold, and even RTÉ and Sky couldn't be bothered showing it either."
Anymore ? you havnt liked watching Dublin play since 2011 -:)

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 2823 - 18/07/2021 00:47:48    2360915

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya there will a lot from North Kerry watching it where hurling is really strong. I'll keep an eye on it."
Not as strong as in Westmeath ...

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 659 - 18/07/2021 00:58:02    2360917

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Best wishes to Andy Shane and the rest of team and back room staff today.
Hon the royal

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 18256 - 18/07/2021 07:21:16    2360932

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya there will a lot from North Kerry watching it where hurling is really strong. I'll keep an eye on it."
Sure what would you know about hurling Tommy.
Very little I suspect.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 18/07/2021 07:38:39    2360934

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Let's hope meath can start to close gap ,stay in this game as long as possible ,im sure something is changing inside the dublin team and it's not only kerry / mayo & donegal who will fancy a good go at them with good chance of winning, monaghan tyrone &maybe Kildare/ Galway can join in ..
I love watching Dublin play and not wishing for there decline in anyway just see more hope & chances now for other teams ,which I guest even a true Dub would welcome..
I do believe kerry will get job done this year ..

Theliveshow (Armagh) - Posts: 13 - 18/07/2021 08:33:45    2360947

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Well you can call it whatever you want Jim, it looks to me like I'm not the only 1 who doesn't like watching dublin play anymore as seadog says the 18,000 tickets for tomorrows game hasn't even been sold, and even RTÉ and Sky couldn't be bothered showing it either."
That's a quare one Tommy alright. You wouldn't like to watch the game but you just happen to know where you can't watch it. Ha, jays above, you're definitely not going to be watching so.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 18/07/2021 09:35:15    2360955

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Replying To catch22:  "That's a quare one Tommy alright. You wouldn't like to watch the game but you just happen to know where you can't watch it. Ha, jays above, you're definitely not going to be watching so."
Ah Jim you're caught again forgetting to log out :-) the catch got caught.

And to answer your earlier question jim, I know as much about hurling as you do about football, remember last year when you said Donegal would hammer Cavan in the Ulster final :-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14092 - 18/07/2021 10:28:01    2360975

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Replying To catch22:  "That's a quare one Tommy alright. You wouldn't like to watch the game but you just happen to know where you can't watch it. Ha, jays above, you're definitely not going to be watching so."
The lad knows more about Dublin then he does about Kerry, i dont think ive ever seen post about Kerry to be honest. I mean it was the sunniest day of the year yesterday, not far off it today and hes in a Dublin and Meath (Leinster Semi Final) thread talking about Dublin on Sky Sports.

We've created one of those terrible beauties.

When you are the appex predator you can let everyone fret about you without worrying about anyone else. QED above.

Anyway, sunny day, Corker and a bag full of beer, we're back! ;)

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 4273 - 18/07/2021 11:23:42    2360988

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Meath to keep within 2/3 points of Dublin for the first 35 minutes and then Dublin take off and enf up winning by 10/15 points

Ronan1989 (Donegal) - Posts: 76 - 18/07/2021 15:49:35    2361069

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Looks like the ref has forgotten to wear his sky blue jersey today

Forpucksake (UK) - Posts: 130 - 18/07/2021 16:45:42    2361103

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Replying To Forpucksake:  "Looks like the ref has forgotten to wear his sky blue jersey today"
Yep. That was a clear penalty for Meath.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1832 - 18/07/2021 17:00:40    2361114

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Meath 10 points behind after 26 minutes....

Ronan1989 (Donegal) - Posts: 76 - 18/07/2021 17:01:59    2361115

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Dublin 10 points up already. Will there be a national outcry like last week? It's one thing to worry about Leitrim but Meath are a traditional football powerhouse and are so far behind Dublin playing in 3rd gear here.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10999 - 18/07/2021 17:02:28    2361117

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