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Anyway no more responding to my multi personality stalker.
Back to game. Dublin as much as it breaks my heart to say it will win. What I suppose we are looking for is a strong performance. To show hope and optimism for next year. And the future development of this very young team.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 18256 - 09/07/2021 11:31:13    2357975

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Replying To Ollie2:  "No probs at all Brian. It's good to laugh."
Amen Ollie, its great to laugh and and its great to chat to the likes of yourself who enjoy all forms of the game and are well able to take the p155 out of themsleves before anyone else. Its what the GAA family is all about. The creeping in of soccer tribalism from some is ruining a lot of the good and enjoyable parts of HS. I know I've been dragged down a few times myself which I shouldn't allow happen.

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1807 - 09/07/2021 11:57:06    2357991

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Replying To brian:  "Amen Ollie, its great to laugh and and its great to chat to the likes of yourself who enjoy all forms of the game and are well able to take the p155 out of themsleves before anyone else. Its what the GAA family is all about. The creeping in of soccer tribalism from some is ruining a lot of the good and enjoyable parts of HS. I know I've been dragged down a few times myself which I shouldn't allow happen."
I think you're being quite precious about what is just harmless banter all round.

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11919 - 09/07/2021 12:33:19    2358004

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It will be interesting to see just how much Dublin put into this game.

Think a big portion of that will only be seen if Meath finally find a good performance.

If it's more of the same then I'd expect Dublin to just go through the motions.

I just don't see Meath being as brutal as the last couple of performances, so if that's the case it'll be again interesting to see how Dublin react and what they are capable of at this stage.

Missing some big names while blooding a few younger lads, it's as good a time as any for Meath to be playing Dublin.

But it's up to them to find that long overdue performance.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20366 - 09/07/2021 18:48:45    2358120

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Dublin to win comfortably without hitting top gear. They might not win the All Ireland this year but they won't be far off either. Probably best to skip this unless you're a Meath or Dublin fan. I assume it'll be McEntee's last game in charge.

HighKings (Meath) - Posts: 271 - 09/07/2021 20:28:21    2358151

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Replying To brian:  "Amen Ollie, its great to laugh and and its great to chat to the likes of yourself who enjoy all forms of the game and are well able to take the p155 out of themsleves before anyone else. Its what the GAA family is all about. The creeping in of soccer tribalism from some is ruining a lot of the good and enjoyable parts of HS. I know I've been dragged down a few times myself which I shouldn't allow happen."
Ah Brian cheers. Best of luck to Meath against the Dubs.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 567 - 09/07/2021 21:51:46    2358174

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Replying To HighKings:  "Dublin to win comfortably without hitting top gear. They might not win the All Ireland this year but they won't be far off either. Probably best to skip this unless you're a Meath or Dublin fan. I assume it'll be McEntee's last game in charge."
Don't think so. Despite what I had thought after league I keep asking myself one question,
Who would replace ? No obvious contenders. He has done well, but the team seems to have stagnated. A good performance here and then I actually think he should continue to develop the players.
But who knows ? It's just I can't see any obvious contenders for the job, cb won't go outside county after banty disaster, can't just t he is someone in with no obvious track record again either. So really it's Andy until McCarthy is ready.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 18256 - 09/07/2021 21:53:31    2358177

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Don't think so. Despite what I had thought after league I keep asking myself one question,
Who would replace ? No obvious contenders. He has done well, but the team seems to have stagnated. A good performance here and then I actually think he should continue to develop the players.
But who knows ? It's just I can't see any obvious contenders for the job, cb won't go outside county after banty disaster, can't just t he is someone in with no obvious track record again either. So really it's Andy until McCarthy is ready."
mc carthy is ready ! mc carthy will never be ready

meath1977 (Meath) - Posts: 534 - 09/07/2021 22:13:55    2358180

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Don't think so. Despite what I had thought after league I keep asking myself one question,
Who would replace ? No obvious contenders. He has done well, but the team seems to have stagnated. A good performance here and then I actually think he should continue to develop the players.
But who knows ? It's just I can't see any obvious contenders for the job, cb won't go outside county after banty disaster, can't just t he is someone in with no obvious track record again either. So really it's Andy until McCarthy is ready."
You might be right. To be clear I think McEntee has done some good things, particularly bloodying young players but I feel our attack is one dimensional. We try to overrun teams with pace and fitness to create overlaps but that only works against weaker opposition. We haven't developed a system for feeding our dangerous inside forwards. Obviously we lack enough quality players too and there's nothing McEntee can do about that.

HighKings (Meath) - Posts: 271 - 09/07/2021 23:04:37    2358193

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Replying To meath1977:  "mc carthy is ready ! mc carthy will never be ready"
You could be right.
So that leaves us with even less options

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 18256 - 10/07/2021 00:40:15    2358211

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Meath to beat Dublin by 5 or 6 points and Cluxton debate to end. Something wrong in Dublin Camp at the moment and will be exposed next weekend. Meath are no world beaters but very dangerous opponents for Dublin on their day. Emergence of Hickey has allowed Keoghan to revert to full backline. Harnan will not give in at midfield and serious options from bench with J. McEntee and M. Newman. Biggest concern for Meath is still GK. However I think this will be biggest championship shock in over a decade and Meath to take Dublin. You heard it here first.

winatallcost (Meath) - Posts: 325 - 10/07/2021 08:51:40    2358231

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Have to admit I find it very difficult to engage with people about Meath GAA anymore. I rarely post on these forums either anymore, as in many ways these forums are like a collection of relatively hardline to hardline supporters, of all counties, congregating in their own echo chambers here for differing reasons. I sometimes enjoy the banter too of course as do we all, but I love analysing games and seeing other people's opinions on games, and could spend hours reading over posts from years back. Maybe that makes me unique here.

Meath in particular has a very strange atmosphere and set of ideas around it. There has always been, in my time here (4 years), two types of Meath supporter: the deluded ones and the pessimistic ones. There are outliers to this but by and large the Meath contingent on the forums are in one camp or the other. I was always partial to the pessimists but got carried away every now and then with nostalgia and emotion with Meath, particularly in relation to playing Dublin. I can say that I do understand both camps and have allies in both, whenever I decide to add to the discussions. They are both, to be fair, two loud groups of people.

How in the good green Earth that a page about a Dublin v. Meath game in the year 2021 can have pages, upon pages, upon pages of posts really is beyond me... In the many pages I struggle to see the points that people are trying to make. I fully agree that Dublin are weaker than they have been for many years and may well be defeated in this years championship, but how any football person can see the case for this Meath team to be that team to put them out is literally science fantasy.

In the spirit of indulging the genuinely special and historic relationship that Meath GAA has with its fans, I invite the players to prove me wrong, to go out and do the job, and play 2/3 levels above where they typically play, I invite them to bury the hoodoo against Dublin. I invite people of the other side to be right, for once, and that maybe this team can produce one top-class performance. Maybe there is a kernal of truth in what they're saying, buried beneath reams and reams of mumbo jumbo. Genuinely I hope I'm wrong on this and I hope I can be broken. I hope my layer of pessimism can be broken through and I can dream like a boy about the games of the men in the green of Meath again, but as things stand, I really, honestly can't see anything other than a big blue tsunami.

Young_gael (Meath) - Posts: 496 - 10/07/2021 13:05:03    2358265

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Replying To winatallcost:  "Meath to beat Dublin by 5 or 6 points and Cluxton debate to end. Something wrong in Dublin Camp at the moment and will be exposed next weekend. Meath are no world beaters but very dangerous opponents for Dublin on their day. Emergence of Hickey has allowed Keoghan to revert to full backline. Harnan will not give in at midfield and serious options from bench with J. McEntee and M. Newman. Biggest concern for Meath is still GK. However I think this will be biggest championship shock in over a decade and Meath to take Dublin. You heard it here first."
Dublin will possibly be exposed this summer but not by an average Meath side in my humble opinion.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2509 - 10/07/2021 13:26:13    2358269

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Replying To royaldunne:  "You could be right.
So that leaves us with even less options"
There is always options. we have been fed this line when it comes to goalkeeper, freetaker, fielders and so on, hidden behind these excuses for too long.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 1815 - 10/07/2021 14:28:37    2358277

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Replying To royaldunne:  "You could be right.
So that leaves us with even less options"
maybe I was hard on the man today is the first time I seen his team live ... there is a nice toughness about them ... the final pass in attack have let them down but at half time right in the match

meath1977 (Meath) - Posts: 534 - 10/07/2021 15:41:15    2358289

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Replying To winatallcost:  "Meath to beat Dublin by 5 or 6 points and Cluxton debate to end. Something wrong in Dublin Camp at the moment and will be exposed next weekend. Meath are no world beaters but very dangerous opponents for Dublin on their day. Emergence of Hickey has allowed Keoghan to revert to full backline. Harnan will not give in at midfield and serious options from bench with J. McEntee and M. Newman. Biggest concern for Meath is still GK. However I think this will be biggest championship shock in over a decade and Meath to take Dublin. You heard it here first."
You need to take your medication as a priority dude, Dublin may well be beaten this this year but certainly not by Meath , i'd fear Kildare or Westmeath before I'd fear Meath but Leinster shouldn't be a problem for the Dubs.

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 895 - 10/07/2021 18:10:08    2358327

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Nothing to see here.
Meath will struggle to keep it to less than 10.
Meath players aren't as good as Dublins and have no belief in their ability to beat Dublin. They will roll over and have their bellies tickled.

tirawleybaron (Mayo) - Posts: 987 - 10/07/2021 23:55:36    2358455

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Replying To DUBJOHN:  "You need to take your medication as a priority dude, Dublin may well be beaten this this year but certainly not by Meath , i'd fear Kildare or Westmeath before I'd fear Meath but Leinster shouldn't be a problem for the Dubs."
Cluxton is holding Dessie to ransom and undermining everything team football stands for. This is extremely selfish from a 40 year old to the detriment of his replacement and the team captain. Dublin have not played a competitive game this year really and were very poor versus Wexford. Small is not available and was your best defender last year. No Mannion to change the dynamic going forward and P. Small is not of that standard. Its now or never for McEntee and I reckon this is their best chance. Hickey and Costello are top young talents, Morris too. My main concern is our kick outs from a keeper not of the required standard but that's it. To be it has become a 50/50 game which Meath can edge. Maybe you have got your double jab so better to focus on your foreign holiday than winning Sam this year.

winatallcost (Meath) - Posts: 325 - 11/07/2021 08:29:39    2358470

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Replying To winatallcost:  "Cluxton is holding Dessie to ransom and undermining everything team football stands for. This is extremely selfish from a 40 year old to the detriment of his replacement and the team captain. Dublin have not played a competitive game this year really and were very poor versus Wexford. Small is not available and was your best defender last year. No Mannion to change the dynamic going forward and P. Small is not of that standard. Its now or never for McEntee and I reckon this is their best chance. Hickey and Costello are top young talents, Morris too. My main concern is our kick outs from a keeper not of the required standard but that's it. To be it has become a 50/50 game which Meath can edge. Maybe you have got your double jab so better to focus on your foreign holiday than winning Sam this year."
50/50 game, you'd wonder what people be watching

joeteor (Donegal) - Posts: 205 - 11/07/2021 13:25:33    2358549

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Replying To joeteor:  "50/50 game, you'd wonder what people be watching"
if Donegal were playing Dublin next Sunday ye be all excited thinking ye would have a chance .. if Donegal were playing meath next Sunday there would not be much in it like most of our meetings over the 5 years

meath1977 (Meath) - Posts: 534 - 11/07/2021 14:31:41    2358570

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