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Would AOS or COC be a Dublin regular?

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Genuine question, not shit stirring, just want genuine opinions
Would either AOS or COC get game time, and I mean 50 mins a game kinda game time for Dublin?
I honestly dont think so.
AOS certainly wouldn't make the Dubs MF, would he make it as our 11? Again, all players fit, not for me. Dubs half forward line all players fit would be
Connolly Kilkenny Mannion, I dont see him getting in there
As for COC, up to now his greatest threat has been his free taking, and that has waned this year significantly. Deano is a better free taker and as good if not a better footballer. No way after that that he dislodges Con. So would he take the last spot over Andrews/Kmc/Brogan et al....again, not for me.

As I said, this is not a go at them, don't go taking it as a slight, its a genuine question.

Thanks"
This can be looked at both ways as how many Dublin backs would get in the mayo defence? As good as they all are I'd only have Mccaffery and either Cooper or Mcmahon alongside Boyle, Higgins, Barrett and Keegan!

Northsidegaels (Meath) - Posts: 130 - 20/09/2017 18:12:15    2048691

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Replying To waynoI:  "You're taking the p*ss if you think aos would get into the dublin midfield ahead of Brian Fenton."
Well AOS is about to get an all star, as is Tom Parsons (who oshea has kept out of the Mayo team earlier this year when he's played midfield). Fenton isn't.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3030 - 20/09/2017 18:15:33    2048692

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "I'll be honest and say Cillian has not been the same free taker since he had that groin injury and he defo doesn't look as confident as he used to but there was a thread already on here questioning him before the quarter final. Then he had a stormer and the thread said let's see what he does on the biggest day against Dublin. He misses a couple of frees yes but scores 0-3 from play and of course silence as the begrudgers on here only remember the frees. And he picked up vital breaks in his own half many times after chasing back. The amount of ground he covers tackling and chasing is off the charts."
I agree its a bit of a silly thread but I'll throw this one out how many of Dublin's starting 6 forwards last Sunday wouod get in the great Kerry forward line of Spillane Ogie Power Sheehy Liston & Egan I'd say in all honesty none would

runnerin (Meath) - Posts: 160 - 20/09/2017 18:33:56    2048697

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Replying To runnerin:  "I agree its a bit of a silly thread but I'll throw this one out how many of Dublin's starting 6 forwards last Sunday wouod get in the great Kerry forward line of Spillane Ogie Power Sheehy Liston & Egan I'd say in all honesty none would"
That was a great Kerry team.The greatest football team in gaa history.I don't think the current Dublin team are near them.Kerry in the late 70s blew Dublin away in 2 consecutive Finals.They played brilliant attacking football.Don't believe there'll ever be a better team than Kerry 1978-1982.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 808 - 20/09/2017 18:53:12    2048706

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Cillian O'Connor wouldn't make our starting team. I couldn't see him in an inside line that has Mannion, Rock, Kev Mc, Costello, Brogan all competing for spots. Besides, Dublin fans wouldn't take to his tantrums, hand raising, slapping the pitch. AOS on the other hand is a different matter. We don't have very good fielders in the middle. It's an obvious weakness. I'd take AOS there but IMO his engine is suspect, he did well on Sun but he usually struggles to get up and down in pacey games. We would be sacrificing mobility for physicality.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 3164 - 20/09/2017 18:58:46    2048710

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Strangely neither of them but at this moment in time Parsons, Keegan, barret, and A Moran would start....

The funny thing about all this is the implication that Dublin are so good that you have to be superman to get on it. They won the all-Irleand by 1 point and in truth could have lost it by 1. Had they loose it would it be the other way around.

Granted they are champions but a lot of problems showed up...

ponger (Cavan) - Posts: 388 - 20/09/2017 19:02:27    2048712

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Well AOS is about to get an all star, as is Tom Parsons (who oshea has kept out of the Mayo team earlier this year when he's played midfield). Fenton isn't."
That means nothing.Fentons profile can't compete with the o'shea brand to be fair
Thought AOS contribution on sunday was overrated. He was very good in the first half handling lots of soft ball when mccarthy went to wingback..however he disappeared in the 2nd half with mccarthy and Fenton losing midfield

HuddHastings (Longford) - Posts: 38 - 20/09/2017 19:05:09    2048715

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Another Ridiculous thread by this poster. AOS would get a starting jersey all day long for Dublin. Gonna pick up his 3rd all star this year for god sake.

maximus02 (Longford) - Posts: 87 - 20/09/2017 19:20:28    2048724

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "I'll be honest and say Cillian has not been the same free taker since he had that groin injury and he defo doesn't look as confident as he used to but there was a thread already on here questioning him before the quarter final. Then he had a stormer and the thread said let's see what he does on the biggest day against Dublin. He misses a couple of frees yes but scores 0-3 from play and of course silence as the begrudgers on here only remember the frees. And he picked up vital breaks in his own half many times after chasing back. The amount of ground he covers tackling and chasing is off the charts."
This.

Cilian has gotten big scores from play in most of Mayo's games this year, always amazes me that the 'can't score from play' canard is still out there.

I suspect that that narrative is perpetuated due to some of the messing he gets up to rather than any cold examination of the facts.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1489 - 20/09/2017 19:25:38    2048730

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Replying To uibhfhaili1986:  "Aidan O'Shea destroyed Dublin in mdifield in the first half, he'd walk onto the team and anyone who syas otherwise is completely and utterly delusional.He plays on Dublins team and he'd help fix the one slight weakness they can display at times which is fielding the ball in midfield.

Cillian O'connor would be an improvement on Paddy Andrews and it would be a toss up between him and Dean Rock at times."
AOS. Big and strong but imho he is too slow for the role he's expected to play. Look at the amount of lateral runs and stops after offloading. Demands the ball but despite some good passes is generally slow to lay off and not quick enough to chase an opponent who is carrying the ball. A work horse but he was missing for the last 20 minutes of the final. Looked exhausted. Should have been substituted with the like of Keegan or someone fast put out to the centre.

Mayfair (Galway) - Posts: 13 - 20/09/2017 19:35:14    2048739

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Replying To Joxer:  "Cillian O'Connor wouldn't make our starting team. I couldn't see him in an inside line that has Mannion, Rock, Kev Mc, Costello, Brogan all competing for spots. Besides, Dublin fans wouldn't take to his tantrums, hand raising, slapping the pitch. AOS on the other hand is a different matter. We don't have very good fielders in the middle. It's an obvious weakness. I'd take AOS there but IMO his engine is suspect, he did well on Sun but he usually struggles to get up and down in pacey games. We would be sacrificing mobility for physicality."
You really couldn't expect O'Connor to break into a full-forward that scored one point in the first half last Sunday

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1230 - 20/09/2017 19:57:13    2048753

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Why are you taking this thread seriosly?

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts:952 - 20/09/2017 16:20:47



You seem to have not read the bits between the lines. ;-)

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3617 - 20/09/2017 19:59:07    2048756

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Replying To neverright:  "You really couldn't expect O'Connor to break into a full-forward that scored one point in the first half last Sunday"
Ha, you judge a full forward lines' capabilities based on 35 mins out of over 1,000 mins of league and championship football this season alone??? Seriously?

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 3164 - 20/09/2017 20:50:03    2048783

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