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The Allianz FL Thread (Division 2, 3 & 4)

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Replying To thegadfly:  "Cork v Cavan predictions?
Tipp v Meath predictions?"
Going to go with both Home teams here. Not a lot to separate all 4 teams here at the moment I think. Cavan have the experience from Div.1 Last year to bring to the table, but like Cork not much championship claim to brag about over the last couple of years. Absolutely no disrespect meant to either teams its unfortunate that neither are a big player at the moment as after all their underage success over the last few years, their pedigree in championship football and club scene they both in an ideal world would be at the top table!

I think Tipp will take Meath, Home factor playing a big part. Similarly to above Meath citing the same reasons as pedigree, club structure etc should be much better than they are and while there is a lot of talk of them being a team transitioning and lots are happy with the Manager, I think Tipp are in a better position to to take the points here, In my humble opinion!

I really think Division 2 and 3 are quite intriguing this year! So Many teams that can push for promotion while it being quite tight throughout each league. More competitive games, permutations, surprise packages which deserve respect for making games at this time of the year more interesting.

Not contradicting my own thread great credit has to be given to Carlow, Antrim and London in Div 4. Carlow looking to build strongly on a great year last year while Antrim and London showing improvements with their limited resources to possibly push for a promotion. I know Laois are in second place but its a sad state that they actually find themselves there but the leagues don't lie so if that is where they are at, that is where they are at and changes need to be made throughout the scene in the county!

LongfordSham (Longford) - Posts: 80 - 22/02/2018 12:58:45    2079192

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Replying To thegadfly:  "Cork v Cavan predictions?
Tipp v Meath predictions?"
Tipperary v Meath (Tipp by 1)
Cork v Cavan (Cork by 3)
Down v Clare (Down by 1)
Louth v Roscommon (Roscommon by 3)
Difficult division to predict results in. However, Cork and Cavan are the form teams and I can't really see anyone else getting in ahead of either of them for promotion.
Hoping to get to the Tipp game and I'd be hopeful home advantage might swing it. Disappointed the way we have finished games this year which has been unlike the last few years, but if we can change that and Meath have been similar to the last few years then I'd be hopeful the last 20mins might swing it in our favour.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2497 - 22/02/2018 14:17:33    2079212

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Replying To thegadfly:  "Cork v Cavan predictions?
Tipp v Meath predictions?"
Cork and Tipp are the 2 strongest teams in the div IMO so I would expect fairly comfortable victories for both.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5093 - 22/02/2018 14:27:15    2079215

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Replying To thegadfly:  "Cork v Cavan predictions?
Tipp v Meath predictions?"
Cork but like Meath blowing hot and cold, but I think home advantage will swing it for them.
Tipp v Meath? If Meath play to their potential they should win, however I was fearful of tipp at start of league, they have the most potent full forward line in this division imo. The key is to stop the ball getting in to them.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13948 - 22/02/2018 14:59:52    2079224

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Replying To s goldrick:  "Cork and Tipp are the 2 strongest teams in the div IMO so I would expect fairly comfortable victories for both."
I see you're learning from the Kerry boys, Goldrick

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1404 - 22/02/2018 17:27:58    2079269

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Cavan can shade their game with Cork as the home side are still missing the Nemo lads and have a few injuries,
If Meath play the same as they did against Cavan then Tipp will win by three/four. But hoping they go at it from the start, as a win is a must if promotion hopes are to be kept alive and the threat of relegation does not become an issue. Roscommon and Down for other two games

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 1090 - 22/02/2018 18:25:38    2079288

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How many county lads do nemo have? Slaughtneil are very good. Wouldn't be surprised if they win that out. I'd also expect victories for Roscommon and Down. The other two games will be tighter I'd say.

thegadfly (Cavan) - Posts: 46 - 22/02/2018 19:25:00    2079311

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Loser of Tipp and Meath will be out of the running for promotion think Tipp will just shade this but not overly confident.
Cork will beat Cavan at home which will put them in a strong position to gain promotion.
Down should beat Clare which will help them push on for div 1 and in turn push clare towards the drop.
Roscommon will be looking to bounce back from there last outing and they should be to strong for Louth who in turn know this is must win and being at home will throw everything at this.

Yourjoking (USA) - Posts: 441 - 22/02/2018 22:39:46    2079364

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Replying To RoyalBadger:  "Division 2 as always very competitive and hard to call with top teams taking points off each other."
Looking through this thread,
The Allianz FL Thread (Division 2, 3 & 4)
It should have been titled, The Allianz FL Meath Thread (Division 2) for the obvious reasons. - - - (it's sort of a wind down weekend joke.)

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1799 - 22/02/2018 22:43:10    2079366

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Replying To s goldrick:  "Cork and Tipp are the 2 strongest teams in the div IMO so I would expect fairly comfortable victories for both."
If you were to go by the team named last night you would not count Cork as one of the strongest in the division. The defence and midfield doesn't inspire confidence for me. Aidan Walsh's physical presence is a big loss in the middle third an area which Cavan have been strong in. Gearoid McKiernan could start will he? Mark Collins and Colm O'Neill are our key men.

rebelrouser (Cork) - Posts: 41 - 23/02/2018 11:28:53    2079419

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Replying To thegadfly:  "How many county lads do nemo have? Slaughtneil are very good. Wouldn't be surprised if they win that out. I'd also expect victories for Roscommon and Down. The other two games will be tighter I'd say."
Nemo have up to seven players who have played with the county seniors in recent years most notably Paul Kerrigan, Barry O'Driscoll, Luke Connolly and Stephen Cronin.

rebelrouser (Cork) - Posts: 41 - 23/02/2018 11:36:15    2079422

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Replying To supersub15:  "Looking through this thread,
The Allianz FL Thread (Division 2, 3 & 4)
It should have been titled, The Allianz FL Meath Thread (Division 2) for the obvious reasons. - - - (it's sort of a wind down weekend joke.)
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Next year it'll be Allianz FL Meath Thread (Division 3)

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1138 - 24/02/2018 21:55:42    2079814

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "
Replying To supersub15:  "Looking through this thread,
The Allianz FL Thread (Division 2, 3 & 4)
It should have been titled, The Allianz FL Meath Thread (Division 2) for the obvious reasons. - - - (it's sort of a wind down weekend joke.)
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Next year it'll be Allianz FL Meath Thread (Division 3)"
Carlow have been trying very hard for years to get into div3, now you have Meath trying hard to stay out of it, what's wrong with div.3. ?

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1799 - 25/02/2018 11:06:03    2079933

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I was amazed last night with how far tipp are ahead of Meath at the min and we've plenty of players to come back in yet and challenge for starting roles. I said at the start of the year this was potentially our strongest panel but thought staying up would be a struggle. In a good position now to stay in div 2 for next year.
How Meath would love to have the quality of players tipp have currently. Kiely, OBrien, Fox, quinlivan and Sweeney are as good as any players around when on form. I'd imagine the pressure must be coming on mcentee by now. Tipp were denied 2 stone wall penalties last night as well. They were possible 12-15 points a better team in my opinion
I still don't understand how Meath let so many older players go when they haven't a huge amount of young talent coming through. Compare what Meath done and what Donegal done to transform the fitness of their older players.
It's still a wide open division but I'll stick with cork and Cavan to go up

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2497 - 25/02/2018 11:33:29    2079941

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Replying To supersub15:  "
Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "[quote=supersub15:  "Looking through this thread,
The Allianz FL Thread (Division 2, 3 & 4)
It should have been titled, The Allianz FL Meath Thread (Division 2) for the obvious reasons. - - - (it's sort of a wind down weekend joke.)
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Next year it'll be Allianz FL Meath Thread (Division 3)"
Carlow have been trying very hard for years to get into div3, now you have Meath trying hard to stay out of it, what's wrong with div.3. ?"]Nothing at all supersub 15....we're here for years.....its great craic!!!!!.....seriously, great work being done down there.....hope u can develope again from last year..(except against us, of course)!!!!

Longfordbaz (Longford) - Posts: 105 - 25/02/2018 11:55:14    2079945

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I was amazed last night with how far tipp are ahead of Meath at the min and we've plenty of players to come back in yet and challenge for starting roles. I said at the start of the year this was potentially our strongest panel but thought staying up would be a struggle. In a good position now to stay in div 2 for next year.
How Meath would love to have the quality of players tipp have currently. Kiely, OBrien, Fox, quinlivan and Sweeney are as good as any players around when on form. I'd imagine the pressure must be coming on mcentee by now. Tipp were denied 2 stone wall penalties last night as well. They were possible 12-15 points a better team in my opinion
I still don't understand how Meath let so many older players go when they haven't a huge amount of young talent coming through. Compare what Meath done and what Donegal done to transform the fitness of their older players.
It's still a wide open division but I'll stick with cork and Cavan to go up"
As soon as Meath seem to be making any progress, they throw in some very poor performances which put them back where they started. They're capable of some good stuff at times but they're still quite a bit short, evidenced by the type of beatings they get when they don't play well.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 353 - 25/02/2018 14:04:26    2079983

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MIghty win for Cavan down in Cork

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7060 - 25/02/2018 14:37:22    2079990

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Would be a big win for Clare. Meath and louth for div 3?

11jm11 (Kildare) - Posts: 315 - 25/02/2018 15:28:30    2080000

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Replying To 11jm11:  "Would be a big win for Clare. Meath and louth for div 3?"
Yeh brilliant win for Clare

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7060 - 25/02/2018 15:41:19    2080001

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Caaavaaann. Someone from Monaghan laughed at me on here after I said we were going to walk division 2 after hammering Louth. Where are you now Monaghan bog warrior. Caaavaaann.

foxes_denn (Cavan) - Posts: 116 - 25/02/2018 15:52:18    2080010

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