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Just now, JohnnyH said:

Not putting Brian Fenton in there is Everton levels bitterness...

 

I can't judge anything from my dad as he complains about the football regardless.  He's 87 now and played for Mayo in the 1950s, but he's always complaining about basketball and how hand passing is NOW ruining the as it wasn't like that in his day!.  I was able to find a piece from a paper in the 1950s complaining about hand passing back then, but it was in one ear and out the other.

 

Football is quite defensive now, I agree.  But it's a lot better than that awful hunting in packs shite we were subject too in the recent past.   Teams now hold possession until they are in front of the posts.  I think that's the right way to play if you want success, but I suppose that type of football can seem a bit boring.  And with Kerry's poor defence, but sensational attack, a win for them could be a step towards that style as these things are cyclical.     

 

Fenton hit on my girlfriend once so fuck that guy.

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1 hour ago, s(k)aturation said:

 

Kerry are, generally, always beautiful to watch in the footy.

 

And my Westmeath boys on the verge of a Leinster meeting with the Dubs is worth my staying up, at least for another weekend.

 

 

 

I'm not taking the piss here when I say I genuinely think your Westmeath lot could be facing Meath. Obviously if I was betting money I'd be putting it on the Dubs, but there are issues in the camp and I think if you wanted to play them at any point over the last 6 years, it'd be tomorrow.  Meath have a chance.

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2 minutes ago, Em City said:

 

Fenton hit on my girlfriend once so fuck that guy.

He can hit on my wife if he wants. At least someone would be getting some.  

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1 hour ago, JohnnyH said:

I'm not taking the piss here when I say I genuinely think your Westmeath lot could be facing Meath. Obviously if I was betting money I'd be putting it on the Dubs, but there are issues in the camp and I think if you wanted to play them at any point over the last 6 years, it'd be tomorrow.  Meath have a chance.

 

That's fine by me, Johnny.

 

In fact, thanks for the leg-up.

 

I'm now really looking forward to the weekend, we're in lockdown, and I'll be listening to Pat Spillane's every analytical lilt.

 

What a weekend in prospect.

 

How anyone could say this is dull, with crowds allowed back and all, the Ulster Semis, the Munster Hurling Final of course, juicy qualifiers etc... all I can say is, I'd politely disagree with any naysayer.

 

Personally though, even though "we'd" probably lose, a Dubs/Westmeath final would be a bit special for me... given that my sister-in-law lives in Ballyboden and of course the late Jim Stynes, an Australian Football legend, plied his GAA footy trade there in his seminal days.

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, s(k)aturation said:

thought you were a lawyer, not the engineer of the irish shed at Heathrow.

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8 hours ago, Razoray said:

Keith Ricken is manager of the Cork u-20 team that beat Kerry by a last minute point on Thursday night. He is a great bit of stuff

 

Top, top class. Up the fucking Rebels! 

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On 14/07/2021 at 19:14, s(k)aturation said:

(Waterford are your lads, no, @deiseach ?  Should see off Laois easily enough)

My thought was 'yes' but I am long enough in the tooth to not shoot my mouth off, and Christ that was justified as we squeaked past Laois. Won by five points but that was thanks to a last-puck-of-the-game goal and were losing going into the last quarter after being eight points up at half-time. Thank goodness for the weight of history crushing someone else for once.

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3 hours ago, deiseach said:

My thought was 'yes' but I am long enough in the tooth to not shoot my mouth off, and Christ that was justified as we squeaked past Laois. Won by five points but that was thanks to a last-puck-of-the-game goal and were losing going into the last quarter after being eight points up at half-time. Thank goodness for the weight of history crushing someone else for once.

Clare almost tossed it away too, similarly.

 

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Monaghan/Armagh was a cracking Ulster Footy Semi... a "young" hurling tally was run up by both sides.

 

.... Monaghan winning it for my late mum-in-law, whose first anniversary occurs today.

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1 hour ago, JohnnyH said:

This is not going to be pretty for Dublin. I’ll watch until Kilkenny are 10 points up and then I’m changing. 

There it is. Took longer than I thought to be fair. 

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Limerick were 10 points down to Tipperary at half time and ended up winning by 5.

 

They're some machine.

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7 hours ago, Em City said:

Limerick were 10 points down to Tipperary at half time and ended up winning by 5.

 

They're some machine.

 

I was certainly an "awakening", watching that turnaround at 2am.

 

Unlike the broken record Westmeath turned out to be in the footy, getting within a point of the Lilywhites and then proceeding to peel off 5 or 6 consecutive wides to end the match.

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, Em City said:

Limerick were 10 points down to Tipperary at half time and ended up winning by 5.

 

They're some machine.

Any day Tipperary lose a 10 point lead to anyone other than Cork or Kilkenny is a good day. 

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20 hours ago, Em City said:

Limerick were 10 points down to Tipperary at half time and ended up winning by 5.

 

They're some machine.

Phenomenal game of hurling that was. Tipp were near perfect in the first half but Limerick were perfect in the second. The Hayes goal was out of this world:

 

 

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Christ almighty. Waterford were 16 points up against Galway going into the last quarter, albeit down to 14 men for the whole of the second half. One minute into seven minutes of injury time, the gap was three. Somehow we held it together and actually won the remainder of injury time by one. I fear we might be returning to our previous standing of being the go-to team for providing entertainment for neutrals.

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2 hours ago, deiseach said:

Christ almighty. Waterford were 16 points up against Galway going into the last quarter, albeit down to 14 men for the whole of the second half. One minute into seven minutes of injury time, the gap was three. Somehow we held it together and actually won the remainder of injury time by one. I fear we might be returning to our previous standing of being the go-to team for providing entertainment for neutrals.

 

You won.

Up the Banner too.

 

Mark that down on your astrological results chart.

 

 

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