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Replying To eunans4ever:  "+1

He does struggle a lot"
Doesn't take me four days to answer a question. lol . Too bad if outsiders have to get yous players.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2388 - 12/02/2024 12:19:00    2525620

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Were we not competitive in 2018 when we gave Dublin a game of it . And in 2019 when we drew with Kerry and lost out by 4 to mayo. But sure don't mention that that would defeat the purpose.. promotion might be a success in your eyes but it's not in mine. Ulster has to be the main aim. Why can't we win Ulster Derry will have bigger aims so this is the time to get them. Never settle for second best lad"
You mention the Dublin group game in 2018. Exactly what it was a group game. What about the home game against Tyrone which was essentially a knock out game. You know the one were they beat us by 7 points despite leading by 4 points with 15 mins to go and outscored us 2-7 to 2 in that time? Have you forgot that because it doesn't suit your argument?

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 791 - 12/02/2024 12:22:43    2525621

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "You mention the Dublin group game in 2018. Exactly what it was a group game. What about the home game against Tyrone which was essentially a knock out game. You know the one were they beat us by 7 points despite leading by 4 points with 15 mins to go and outscored us 2-7 to 2 in that time? Have you forgot that because it doesn't suit your argument?"
You didn't bring up the Kerry game in croker surprising that oh sorry that wudnt suit your argument. Your some. Joker the mayo man is right about you. You and all your accounts you've been framed lad. Lol

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2388 - 12/02/2024 13:02:33    2525637

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Replying To rorysboys:  "To win an all Ireland would take a few years but Ulster is winnable this year. Managers came in before and win it after getting hammered the previous year."
Ulster is winnable if we beat a very formidable Derry team in the first match. Dont forget they are at the top table and were very unlucky not to beat Kerry last year. Its a big ask to beat them in their home patch......

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 264 - 12/02/2024 13:16:48    2525642

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Replying To rorysboys:  "You didn't bring up the Kerry game in croker surprising that oh sorry that wudnt suit your argument. Your some. Joker the mayo man is right about you. You and all your accounts you've been framed lad. Lol"
I didn't mention it because again it was a group game, no pressure and one we didn't even win. So the two games you mentioned we drew one and lost one. You have very low standards. Which is why you were probably content enough in Bonners 5 seasons in charge we never even made a semi final never mind a final. In Jim's 4 seasons on charge we made 3 semis and 2 finals and won one of those.

Jim will raise the standards of his predecessors once again and show you what's possible Declansboy.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 791 - 12/02/2024 13:52:49    2525653

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "Ulster is winnable if we beat a very formidable Derry team in the first match. Dont forget they are at the top table and were very unlucky not to beat Kerry last year. Its a big ask to beat them in their home patch......"
Dublin or Kerry would have to be at their very best to make it out of Ulster. At the present time, any team capable of beating Derry in Celtic Park have a serious chance of going the distance.

SouthOfTheGap (Donegal) - Posts: 576 - 12/02/2024 14:22:47    2525663

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Replying To rorysboys:  "No they didn't bonner brought him in, I think he was with Sligo rov at the time. His first game was a mc kenna cup game. Nice try your answer sums you up. Good managers are always thinking outside the box."
Good managers will only get you so far declansboy, a great manager like Jim won us an All Ireland and at least might make us contenders for one again, that's the difference.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2733 - 12/02/2024 14:29:46    2525665

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "Ulster is winnable if we beat a very formidable Derry team in the first match. Dont forget they are at the top table and were very unlucky not to beat Kerry last year. Its a big ask to beat them in their home patch......"
Derry are beatable and it's probably the best time to meet them. Derry will have ambitions of winning an all Ireland this year.. Micky Harte is there for one reason. With games coming thick and fast from now on this will test squads. There will be injuries but every county will be hoping there big players will get an injury free run.. roll on Celtic park tickets will be scarce but hopefully the real supporters will be looked after. That's the great thing about season tickets you know god willing you'll be there..

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2388 - 12/02/2024 14:48:37    2525672

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Were we not competitive in 2018 when we gave Dublin a game of it . And in 2019 when we drew with Kerry and lost out by 4 to mayo. But sure don't mention that that would defeat the purpose.. promotion might be a success in your eyes but it's not in mine. Ulster has to be the main aim. Why can't we win Ulster Derry will have bigger aims so this is the time to get them. Never settle for second best lad"
So you consider losing by 4 points to Mayo, losing to dublin and a draw to kerry as being competitive?

Going by that standard, losing by 4 points or less to Derry will make us competitive this year.

FootballGuy (Donegal) - Posts: 223 - 12/02/2024 14:56:42    2525677

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "I didn't mention it because again it was a group game, no pressure and one we didn't even win. So the two games you mentioned we drew one and lost one. You have very low standards. Which is why you were probably content enough in Bonners 5 seasons in charge we never even made a semi final never mind a final. In Jim's 4 seasons on charge we made 3 semis and 2 finals and won one of those.

Jim will raise the standards of his predecessors once again and show you what's possible Declansboy."
No pressure in a super 8 game. This answer sums you up. Haven't a clue lol

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2388 - 12/02/2024 14:59:08    2525680

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Good managers will only get you so far declansboy, a great manager like Jim won us an All Ireland and at least might make us contenders for one again, that's the difference."
He win us one but lost us one against the worst Kerry team ever to win an all Ireland. A lot of people ignoring this fact. Ha

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2388 - 12/02/2024 15:01:43    2525682

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Replying To FootballGuy:  "So you consider losing by 4 points to Mayo, losing to dublin and a draw to kerry as being competitive?

Going by that standard, losing by 4 points or less to Derry will make us competitive this year."
Now we are talking about the 3 three best teams in Ireland. So yea we were very competitive did we lose by 15 pts to mayo in 2013? yea that wasn't competitive have a nice day

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2388 - 12/02/2024 15:05:21    2525683

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Replying To rorysboys:  "No pressure in a super 8 game. This answer sums you up. Haven't a clue lol"
Pressure comes in the knock out games Rory and Declan never won one. That sums his time up.

Hope you have more of a clue on this week's predictions than you had in week one. 6 was it? LOL

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 791 - 12/02/2024 15:21:54    2525688

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "Pressure comes in the knock out games Rory and Declan never won one. That sums his time up.

Hope you have more of a clue on this week's predictions than you had in week one. 6 was it? LOL"
Yea he did he beat Dublin minors in 2014 semi. So wrong again. lol. Could you confirm if he was the first donegal manager to do so and if he is the only manager to win junior intermediate and senior championship. In Donegal. I await your answer.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2388 - 12/02/2024 15:55:02    2525697

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Can the mods/admins ban Rorysboys? Relentless troll.

StockholmGael (Donegal) - Posts: 110 - 12/02/2024 16:52:38    2525710

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Replying To StockholmGael:  "Can the mods/admins ban Rorysboys? Relentless troll."
Once you're still allowed on I'm safe enough. I'm not asking yous to respond to my posts I'm just giving an honest opinion. This forum seems to be attack after attack on Rory. I don't think I deserve that for giving my opinion. I'm not on here for likes. I'm a very knowledgeable gaa person which probably won't sit well with the most of yous. As for standing up for ex managers, I'll tell you this I've followed my county all my life and if I feel good people are being poked fun at il not be shy in answering.. as I said before I have no time for wafflers.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2388 - 12/02/2024 17:33:46    2525716

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Replying To greenfan:  "Talk about getting carried away... Some of the posts in here recently after 2 wins against two very average division 2 teams. People saying some of our players are among the best in the country, talk of the squad being better that the 2012 squad. Everyone needs to take a step back, lower the expectations a bit."
Our players are up there with the best in the country and if you can't see that, then you aren't looking close enough. In my opinion the squad is more talented than the 2012 team. We have far better footballers now compared to that team but to be classified as the same level as them, we need to win the big one. It definitely can be argued that the 2012 team had better man markers. An area where we are badly lacking this time around.

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 1135 - 12/02/2024 19:16:21    2525735

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Yea he did he beat Dublin minors in 2014 semi. So wrong again. lol. Could you confirm if he was the first donegal manager to do so and if he is the only manager to win junior intermediate and senior championship. In Donegal. I await your answer."
Donegal not been the same since they lost to Cavan In Ulster final. Bonner was preparing for Dublin and took his eye off the ball

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2763 - 12/02/2024 20:07:35    2525743

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "Donegal not been the same since they lost to Cavan In Ulster final. Bonner was preparing for Dublin and took his eye off the ball"
Bonner was never going well after that defeat, he really should have stepped down afterwards. I think the story was they were doing too much heavy training in preparation for Dublin and took their eye of Cavan and that was a fatal mistake on Bonners part imo.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2733 - 12/02/2024 20:20:46    2525745

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Replying To rorysboys:  "He win us one but lost us one against the worst Kerry team ever to win an all Ireland. A lot of people ignoring this fact. Ha"
Jim is not responsible for a goalkeeping error.....

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 264 - 12/02/2024 20:21:54    2525746

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