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Replying To shaggykev:  "I agree on the packed defences. Will be very interested to see can review committee find a way to fix that issue.

My issue with the mark related to Clifford and other great footballers is the fact that option clouds the judgement. Do I catch, turn, kick or catch, turn and try to beat my man.

Catching and then having a slow ponderous kick at goal is not great for the flow. Think of Donaghy in 2014 against Mayo. Thank god the mark wasnt there then. I want to see Clifford at his best. I want to see him only thinking about catching and taking on players. That kind of thing will improve the spectacle and with confidence, improve him as a player."
Would reducing it to 13 a side not go a huge way to combatting the packed defence and negative play in general? Obviously you can still get men back but given the size of GAA pitches there will be a lot more space to cover making it more difficult to smother space. It also has the knock on effect of helping smaller counties and even clubs with player availaibility issues.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 972 - 16/07/2024 19:24:17    2559602

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Bit late to post.
Just wanted to say Kerry fans are the most gracious in defeat. Genuinely met some true gents on the hill 16 on Saturday as with 2002 I know they wouldn't begrudge us that win. They are at the business end year on year because they set the benchmark year on year. One of the reasons I picked up a ball was because of watching them and their 00s team with Gooch / O'Se's / Mike Frank / Donaghy. They are the reason most of us tune in each year. A true great county and a pleasure to play them. See youse again next year lads and you'll be back better than ever. We are lucky to have Kieran Donaghy and only a matter of time before he's leading Sam home to the kingdom again.

ArmaghMan02 (Armagh) - Posts: 3 - 16/07/2024 21:41:12    2559624

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Replying To shaggykev:  "I agree on the packed defences. Will be very interested to see can review committee find a way to fix that issue.

My issue with the mark related to Clifford and other great footballers is the fact that option clouds the judgement. Do I catch, turn, kick or catch, turn and try to beat my man.

Catching and then having a slow ponderous kick at goal is not great for the flow. Think of Donaghy in 2014 against Mayo. Thank god the mark wasnt there then. I want to see Clifford at his best. I want to see him only thinking about catching and taking on players. That kind of thing will improve the spectacle and with confidence, improve him as a player."
If there was no packed defences there would no need for a mark but there is packed defences. If Clifford was given a ball in and had room to take his man on he would even if he had the mark. The problem is that you just don't have room to take your man on. At least a mark rewards a catch and a kick and that is much better than the overuse of the handpass.
I don't understand why teams don't look to use the mark more to be honest.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 762 - 16/07/2024 21:54:38    2559627

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Disappointing weekend for both us and Kerry. At the end of the day we didn't have the players able to compete against the better teams. Kerry didn't look fit compared to Armagh and Sean O Shea is very overrated.. like Donegal you need to unearth another scoring forward.

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 1170 - 16/07/2024 22:04:53    2559630

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "Disappointing weekend for both us and Kerry. At the end of the day we didn't have the players able to compete against the better teams. Kerry didn't look fit compared to Armagh and Sean O Shea is very overrated.. like Donegal you need to unearth another scoring forward."
Based on this year started well oshea was good player 2019 2022 but form dropped off a cliff I thi k he can be decent but I can understand why some say he is overrated now failed to deliver the last 3 or 4 big games in croker with Kerry

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 289 - 16/07/2024 23:09:50    2559643

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Replying To ArmaghMan02:  "Bit late to post.
Just wanted to say Kerry fans are the most gracious in defeat. Genuinely met some true gents on the hill 16 on Saturday as with 2002 I know they wouldn't begrudge us that win. They are at the business end year on year because they set the benchmark year on year. One of the reasons I picked up a ball was because of watching them and their 00s team with Gooch / O'Se's / Mike Frank / Donaghy. They are the reason most of us tune in each year. A true great county and a pleasure to play them. See youse again next year lads and you'll be back better than ever. We are lucky to have Kieran Donaghy and only a matter of time before he's leading Sam home to the kingdom again."
Thanks for that lovely post Armaghman and certainly We would nt begrudge Armagh.A post like yours takes away the disappointment of defeat.Ditto with the Armagh fans I met in the Davin.Pure class.Enjoy the build up to the final and best of luck to you all.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3823 - 16/07/2024 23:32:25    2559649

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "Disappointing weekend for both us and Kerry. At the end of the day we didn't have the players able to compete against the better teams. Kerry didn't look fit compared to Armagh and Sean O Shea is very overrated.. like Donegal you need to unearth another scoring forward."
SOS is an excellent freetaker, prob best out there. Stuggles from play, think lacks a bit of pace.

LimerickForLiam24 (Limerick) - Posts: 110 - 17/07/2024 20:36:22    2559803

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Replying To LimerickForLiam24:  "SOS is an excellent freetaker, prob best out there. Stuggles from play, think lacks a bit of pace."
He was good 2010 and 2021 and 2022 championship gone off boil may not be fastest but he was scoring freely from play

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 289 - 17/07/2024 21:42:46    2559809

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