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Tyrone V Dublin

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Replying To endgame:  "I also think Tyrone mentally couldn't cope with the Dubs last August.That won't be a problem in Omagh.I expect this to be a close and hugely competitive game.Hard to bet against Dublin but I wouldn't be amazed if Tyrone won or if this match ends in a draw."
1. Why couldnt they cope mentally last August ?
2. Whats changed since ?

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12733 - 20/07/2018 10:58:41    2123967

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Tyrone were physically blown away last year by Dublin and I don't see how they could have improved so much in a year to beat them this time. Dublin by 5+."
The thing that most impressed me most last weekend about Dublin was their sheer physicality, general athleticism and speed. We all know they have good footballers but not sure everyone appreciates how well conditioned their team is. Donegal were getting slagged off for not pressing up on them in the last 10 minutes when Dublin played keep ball, the reality was that by that stage Donegal were out on their feet and couldn't get near them. In fairness to Tyrone they are probably the next best conditioned team in the country. If Tyrone can get a good start then it's game on.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1243 - 20/07/2018 11:24:13    2123974

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Things change in football all the time. Kerry trash Dublin in 2009, Usual cries and punditry Dublin cant beat the big teams etc yet two years later they beat Kerry to win the All-Ireland. Tyrone were well beaten by Dublin last year but whether this affects Tyrone in the long run is yet to be established. Knowing the way Mickey Harte works I don't think it will. Tomorrow is a great occasion and looking forward to it. However it is slightly strange that neither teams season lives or dies on the outcome. Tyrone are improving thisseason the more games they play and if it comes down to beating Donegal next week for a place in the semi-finals I would take them to win.

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1483 - 20/07/2018 11:35:16    2123981

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for the last few years the media have blown Tyrone up so much, and then when they met Dublin they were blown out of the water, no where near as good as they were put out to be...they do appear to have a bit of grit about them this year and are scoring freely, this will test Dublin, hopefully it will be a cracking game, nice to see Tryone win for a change, hope Dublin dont win by 11/12 points as in other years..nice to see one team really challenge them this year..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 174 - 20/07/2018 17:49:51    2124072

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I've generally been impressed with how we have moved on from the defeat by Monaghan, each game has given us a new emphasis and by rights Meath should have beaten us for sure. As for Saturday, Dublin still look as strong and slick as ever without really getting out of second gear so far. Last years schooling was a kick up the ass for sure and begs the question, have we really improved since to the point that we can seriously challenge Dublin, I'm thinking no, you only have to look at the strength of the respective benches to see why. I do think that we will give them a tougher game that 2017, but I still expect Dublin to win by 4.

brendtheredhand (Tyrone) - Posts: 10858 - 20/07/2018 18:52:21    2124088

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Replying To Byanthon:  "Things change in football all the time. Kerry trash Dublin in 2009, Usual cries and punditry Dublin cant beat the big teams etc yet two years later they beat Kerry to win the All-Ireland. Tyrone were well beaten by Dublin last year but whether this affects Tyrone in the long run is yet to be established. Knowing the way Mickey Harte works I don't think it will. Tomorrow is a great occasion and looking forward to it. However it is slightly strange that neither teams season lives or dies on the outcome. Tyrone are improving thisseason the more games they play and if it comes down to beating Donegal next week for a place in the semi-finals I would take them to win."
This might sound a strange question but do you think that Tyrone have improved since Séan Cavanagh retired rather than regressed as some had predicted? I thought they'd suffer without him as they were so dependant on him but it seems that the rest of that squad now play better as a team together?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4636 - 20/07/2018 18:59:32    2124091

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Replying To waynoI:  "Me.

I dont think theyre very good."
That's grand just looking forward to Saturday in omagh

ta32 (Tyrone) - Posts: 4882 - 20/07/2018 19:09:35    2124094

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Replying To waynoI:  "1. Why couldnt they cope mentally last August ?
2. Whats changed since ?"
Tyrone lost that match last August by 12 points.Dublin are not 12 points a better team than Tyrone.Mayo were within one point of Dublin.I do think the hype leading up to last year's Semi Final got to Tyrone and when Dublin got their first goal,Tyrone seemed to lose their nerve and the result was never in doubt after that.Tyrone are a year more mature now and the game is on in Omagh.I do expect Tyrone to test Dublin Saturday evening.It's a match I'm really looking forward to,

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 808 - 20/07/2018 20:01:11    2124121

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Replying To Jackeen:  "Will they grow their beards for this one do you think?"
Is there a big travelling support from Dublin expected?

brendtheredhand (Tyrone) - Posts: 10858 - 20/07/2018 20:01:46    2124122

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "we might respect them but we certainly don't fear them...anything but!..mickey has called for us supporters to do our job and we won't be found wanting..the dubs won't have encountered anything like this, and once we get our foot on their neck, we won't take it off...c'mon tyrone!!"
Might be hard to do that job if you're outnumbered by Dubs or 50-50 at least ;) xx

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 1784 - 20/07/2018 20:24:51    2124128

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Replying To brendtheredhand:  "I've generally been impressed with how we have moved on from the defeat by Monaghan, each game has given us a new emphasis and by rights Meath should have beaten us for sure. As for Saturday, Dublin still look as strong and slick as ever without really getting out of second gear so far. Last years schooling was a kick up the ass for sure and begs the question, have we really improved since to the point that we can seriously challenge Dublin, I'm thinking no, you only have to look at the strength of the respective benches to see why. I do think that we will give them a tougher game that 2017, but I still expect Dublin to win by 4."
I think you have got the last sentence wrong. It will be closer than 4 points.

border Gael (Monaghan) - Posts: 662 - 20/07/2018 20:40:31    2124131

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Have ye seen who the ref is? Hope just saddled up and left town. We'll get nothing off that particular Leinster man. Let's hope Tyrone can prevent the scoreboard from being too embarrassing.

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 451 - 20/07/2018 21:51:59    2124154

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