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Self explanatory... Have you a view (football or hurling) that the majority of your fellow county men/women or country men/women would have your head on a spike for.

Eg, you may think a player isn't as good as everyone else thinks or vice versa. You may think Kerry aren't the aristocrats of football etc etc to name just two.

Mine would cause ructions and has been known to on the Dublin forum before..

Here are my 2....

1) If Dublin's footballers where to not win another all Ireland in the playing career span of Con O'Callaghan, Diarmuid Connolly, Ciaran Kilkenny and one or two others, But you could guarantee the hurlers with those players would make the break through and win just 1, I'd still prefer they played football.

2) Donegal and Tyrone have revolutionized the game and made it BETTER in the past 5-10 years.




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waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12953 - 23/02/2018 11:27:40    2079418

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Replying To waynoI:  "Self explanatory... Have you a view (football or hurling) that the majority of your fellow county men/women or country men/women would have your head on a spike for.

Eg, you may think a player isn't as good as everyone else thinks or vice versa. You may think Kerry aren't the aristocrats of football etc etc to name just two.

Mine would cause ructions and has been known to on the Dublin forum before..

Here are my 2....

1) If Dublin's footballers where to not win another all Ireland in the playing career span of Con O'Callaghan, Diarmuid Connolly, Ciaran Kilkenny and one or two others, But you could guarantee the hurlers with those players would make the break through and win just 1, I'd still prefer they played football.

2) Donegal and Tyrone have revolutionized the game and made it BETTER in the past 5-10 years.




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You say yours would cause ructions.
Are we supposed to go looking for yours then or take these two also rans ?
Christ above !

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 606 - 23/02/2018 11:47:56    2079429

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Replying To waynoI:  "Self explanatory... Have you a view (football or hurling) that the majority of your fellow county men/women or country men/women would have your head on a spike for.

Eg, you may think a player isn't as good as everyone else thinks or vice versa. You may think Kerry aren't the aristocrats of football etc etc to name just two.

Mine would cause ructions and has been known to on the Dublin forum before..

Here are my 2....

1) If Dublin's footballers where to not win another all Ireland in the playing career span of Con O'Callaghan, Diarmuid Connolly, Ciaran Kilkenny and one or two others, But you could guarantee the hurlers with those players would make the break through and win just 1, I'd still prefer they played football.

2) Donegal and Tyrone have revolutionized the game and made it BETTER in the past 5-10 years.




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the problem of all the old people sitting at home in cold houses, not being able to afford to heat their houses, can be solved by gathering up every hurl in the country and turning them in to firewood and giving them out to every old person n the country, problem solved for a few winters

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1576 - 23/02/2018 11:56:31    2079434

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My really really really unpopular view is....

Royaldunne is actually not that bad of a lad at the back of it all....

Jinxie (Meath) - Posts: 6138 - 23/02/2018 12:18:55    2079436

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Great idea for a thread!

1: I enjoy seeing Dublin defend in numbers.

2: I don't mind seeing St Vincent's do well and respect the club.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18582 - 23/02/2018 12:26:03    2079438

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1. Colm Cooper was one of the best forwards of his generation but no more than that. I feel he was always far over praised.

2. Hurlers have become "too good" and scores come too "easily" from too far out.

3. With the exception of COC, none of the hurlers lost by Dublin to football are good enough now to come anywhere near the ability that we would need to win an All-Ireland. They all once had potential to be fantastic once but that day is past. Con's day will pass too soon if he doesn't make the switch.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12020 - 23/02/2018 12:26:04    2079439

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My unpopular view is this.

1. The intercounty game and super 8/ Munster and Leinster round robin championship series are not the demise of the club game. The clubs themselves and the club players/ managers are responsible.
It is within the control and remit of each county board and their clubs to structure and play their games how and when they wish. They have chosen the current structures that are in place and it is up to them to change them. The CPA need to accept this and work with their clubs and county boards to affect change and stop trying to bypass the process through the media and attempting to bring this issue to the national clar when the solution remains at home.

Tadhgmacda (Limerick) - Posts: 85 - 23/02/2018 12:54:43    2079445

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I think people are catching on to it or have caught on to it but Kerry sides (both county and club) are the most cynical I've ever seen and didn't get half the stick the likes of the Tyrone or Donegal county sides got.

oakleaflad (Derry) - Posts: 8 - 23/02/2018 13:22:31    2079455

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Replying To Jinxie:  "My really really really unpopular view is....

Royaldunne is actually not that bad of a lad at the back of it all...."
Hahaha. Brilliant. Good man jinxie. I'm really not actually bad at the back of it all.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13807 - 23/02/2018 13:27:43    2079457

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The media isnt biased against the GAA. The GAA and its members and ex players/coaches dont help GAA coverage by talking excessively negative about gaelic football especially

The CPA is useless and will do nothing. The reason the club game has major issues is because of the clubs who have the power to make changes but wont actually do enough to change things as they dont want to make changes

ormondbannerman (Clare) - Posts: 13473 - 23/02/2018 13:36:59    2079460

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2: I don't mind seeing St Vincent's do well and respect the club.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 17639 - 23/02/2018 12:26:03


Go way outta that!

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12020 - 23/02/2018 13:46:46    2079464

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1. Some Cork people actually seem quiet normal .
2. I once said well played to a Meath man .

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1796 - 23/02/2018 14:06:15    2079477

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1. Football and Hurling should not be played all year round. There is nothing worse than seeing 2 teams plod up and down the field and the game to end 0-5 to 0-4.
2. 'Weaker' counties are an inconvenience to the GAA who would much prefer to let Dublin, Kerry, Tyrone, Mayo etc play off until 1 team was crowned champion.

AC (None) - Posts: 292 - 23/02/2018 14:22:36    2079482

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1. The provincials are dead. The current league format would be a far superior format for a championship than playing teams off in an antiquated knockout style format, grouped by a line on a map.
2. Nostalgia is such a boring trait in both the GAA and Irish life. The 'member berry' brigade need to move on and start accepting change. How many times can you hear the same stories about the same matches over and over!!

keithlemon (Australia) - Posts: 807 - 23/02/2018 15:01:39    2079495

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1. Dublin should receive bonus money for using the money already received to excellent effect.

2. There should be a separate championship for teams that like to claim moral victories for not getting filleted by us.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6995 - 23/02/2018 15:35:57    2079505

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1) The blackcard has been brilliant for the game.

2) Sponsorship, marketing, advertising, TV rights and commercial revenue is the future of the game, adapt or get left behnd.

3) Ciaran Kilkenny is the most well rounded, best and most influential outfield footballer of the last 20 years. Massively underrated and hopefully for a long time to come, only Mayo cottoned onto it in last years final.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 1799 - 23/02/2018 16:07:53    2079514

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The game would be much better if we got rid of the county teams and moved to a club based system where there was a completely open transfer system.

Players could only play for one team but would be playing pretty much every week at the level that is best suited to them.

There's no place to accommodate dual players within that system. If you want to play both codes you just have to suck up and play twice in a weekend same as if you play soccer and GAA.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2104 - 23/02/2018 16:20:38    2079516

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The maasive 'commitment' put in by GAA players - its no more and often less than other people involved in unprofessional sport in Ireland - boxing, running, cycling, rowing ..etc

bad.monkey (USA) - Posts: 4399 - 23/02/2018 16:29:32    2079518

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Lightweights follow the county
Heavyweights follow the county and the club
Super heavy weights follow the county the club in both codes both genders

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5074 - 23/02/2018 16:33:44    2079520

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I've another one.

Diarmuid Connolly, cracking footballer, not consistent enough to be considered among the greats but on his day he is different class.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12953 - 23/02/2018 17:14:25    2079531

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