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I watched the Galway 3 in a row in the sixties and ever sense. Looking forward to Castlebar on the 7th. The game keeps evolving and I still am mad for it.
suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1654 - 30/04/2023 12:27:30 2474687Link 1
Tomsmith here from County Cavan
While I agree with you that somethings have changed I dont agree that the modern Football is better than the old style of football. I have watched that famous game in New York where we beat County Kerry in the only all Ireland played outside Co Dublin and it looks great football. All action packed some great skills, big hits that game had it all. I dont see any great trills in agame now. It s like a computer generated game
tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3835 - 30/04/2023 18:42:33 2474777Link 0
Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1987 - 30/04/2023 19:32:37 2474795Link 0
WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - Posts: 872 - 30/04/2023 19:53:06 2474804Link 0
Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1621 - 01/05/2023 00:13:26 2474847Link 0
I watched the Clare vs Kerry 1992 Munster Final, there recently for the week that was in it and the quality was absolutely awful apart from some excellent high fielding from the likes of Tom Morrissey and Seamus Clancy. It was really a god awful game, was basically like ping pong, just catch and kick and hope for the best. There might be boring games now, but people seem to think that football better in the older days, which is not always necessary the case.
CartaDubh (Clare) - Posts: 49 - 01/05/2023 12:13:00 2474890Link 0
I take no pleasure in attacking football as it was my first love in sport but cannot be in denial about some of the adverse path it has taken. It now mirrors another sport more than its own uniqueness. The play is going backwards more than forward and as a tactic to hold possession has taken from the excitement. Yes the players are more athletic and fitter than the 60's and 70's but if I wanting to see only that there are a host of other sports. Every thing evolves but not always for the best and certainly needs good decisions with guidance on that path. Is there any thing better than a fast deliver ball and the back winning it and sometimes the forward. Ya I hear all that bull about percentages but the games are for entertainment and if no one watches won't survive. I respect others adverse opinions to mine and not claiming that all is rosy with some of the things seen in hurling now either.
Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2633 - 01/05/2023 21:44:35 2474939Link 0
As asenior poster like myself ( I always admired your views) you are spot on that the current game of GAA football is not spectator friendly. I say that it will soon be that no netural person will go to a game. If it continues as it is you will have Croke Park half full, sorry haly empty on all Ireland day.
I feell that the two Boyous that ruined the Gaa football game should be taken in and see what views these two have on restoring the game of football to its former glory.. Its ruined by stats men, . I am taul that some Teams have , Stats men, Dietitians , road managers, Ball retrievers, Jersey men, Psychologists, Phyio.s ough where will it end.
I am told when we went to New Yourk and beat Kerry in the 1947 All Ireland that the smell/odous of sea water was very strong that day. Withy the odious heat , and sure fellows may not have washed from the left home the stength was terrible I am taul.
God I hope that out National Game will not develop into that other sport that you refer too, when one score would won a game
But back to the fare on offer now If it continues paying attendances will fall
tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3835 - 02/05/2023 14:11:56 2475087Link 0
The ball on kick outs must come out beyond the 40 meter line. Back passes in your own half a free. Yes there will be deflections etc. that will cause the ball to go back but deliberately advancing 30 meter to pass it back 20 meters ? If you receive a hand pass you can not give one. The biggest joke of all frees. Where the players walks 10 meters moving left or right to make an angle and no way close to where the free was. Put the ball back on the ground for frees and lets see that great kicking skill of a dead ball. How has the cards done with improving discipline in our games ? What they have done is put more emphasis on the ref and help to make him look bad and open to more abuse. I know it is for the benefit of the viewer but how many of us are objective about our own players fouls. A player gets yellow for some innocuous foul and then is sent off for a second. I was okay when a player got his name in the book for fouling and if striking got sent off straight.
Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2633 - 02/05/2023 15:36:35 2475145Link 0
PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 21/05/2023 13:09:36 2479949Link 0
Inatfullforward (Longford) - Posts: 93 - 21/05/2023 16:45:09 2480010Link 0
Almost all of them ideas help blanket or zonal defensive systems not hurt them. If you can't kick the ball out short every teams going to drop off kickouts preventing any sort of fast transition in the same way Roscommon did against mayo earlier in the year. This slows the game down and promotes defensive football.
If you ban back passes every team will just drop off their opposition into a blanket defense since there opponents have to kick straight too them. At all times there will be 15 players behind the ball and pressing up would be pointless.
You ban more than one hand pass it becomes nearly impossible to break down a blanket defense since it make running at it pretty much impossible since one you go into a tackle you can't get rid of the ball and are going be turnovered. And kicking into a blanket defense just leads to failure.
Kicking off the ground again slows down the game. Stops teams from playing on quickly. Makes any sort of fast transition impossible. Promotes cynical fouling since your going to kill your opponents momentum and stop them going forward quickly. Also helps the blanket defense since it makes it more easy for teams to get set up in that kind of shape.
The ideas your proposing are utterly stupid and would promote boring defensive football.
Sssthe (Mayo) - Posts: 57 - 21/05/2023 16:52:43 2480020Link 2
Rolo2010 (Donegal) - Posts: 724 - 21/05/2023 19:16:53 2480137Link 0
Naw naw that proposal that you make about the ball having to cross the 45 or was it the 40 line will not work.
If you were up in Baltinglass and kicking out ito the breeze well you would be lucky to get 30 yards even with a big toe kick.
Or over in Belmullet last stop for the breeze would be North Carolina
In one of Cavans most elevated field Drumalee well you could be lucky to get again 30 yards, but the daddy of them all would be Kilcar away up in Donegal ough what abreeze.. A few bare fields in Connemara also.
So Canuch its a no no
tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3835 - 25/05/2023 11:15:38 2481464Link 0
hashtag2017 (Galway) - Posts: 173 - 25/05/2023 11:32:55 2481470Link 0
ough what alovely game
tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3835 - 25/05/2023 22:25:16 2481629Link 0
hashtag2017 (Galway) - Posts: 173 - 26/05/2023 09:33:45 2481650Link 0
Modern football teams all play with a similar defensive system
tirawleybaron (Mayo) - Posts: 1091 - 06/06/2023 05:57:15 2484252Link 0
You make a lot of sense in your proposals, but the REferee would need a wee Cuttie with him to keep track of all this stuff.
But it sure makes sense that holding up the Ball in the last five minutes is soul destroying for the spectators.
Ough I still say that those two Boyous that ruined the Gaa football game should be Banned for life
tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3835 - 06/06/2023 16:35:33 2484489Link 0
Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 128 - 06/06/2023 16:50:07 2484496Link 1