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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Harder than Dublin. Cork were a challenge in Munster late 70s and 80s.

You don't know an awful lot bar bluster.

As for decisions against given to Dublin when winning by a cricket score. It still doesn't alter the fact you were helped.

2005 Leinster final, Laois 2 pts up entering injury time. Ref conspires to give you 2 dodgy frees and a dubious 45 to win by a point. 2011 soft free to beat Kerry.

And you are financially doped. Far more money per head of population than any other county. The fact that Leitrim receives a little less than they should is neither here nor there. Strawmen arguments."
Bahaha. Stop would you. One of the greatest teams to play the game was the great Offaly team of the early 80s. Another great Leinster team, Meath, then took over. You're not seriously comparing the hurling province of Munster to Leinster football in the 70s and 80s are you? I'm guessing that you were born in the 90s as you don't seem to know much about the 70s and 80s and perhaps 3 of the greatest teams to play the game in Dublin, Offaly and Meath.

Soft frees??? Ha ha. Oh pull the other one would you. Is that the best you can come up with for your advantages bluster? I mean you do realise that Brian Fenton has never lost a championship game. He must have received an awful lot of handy frees to maintain that record and Dublin winning a lot of games by double digit points. These country refs must have been handing out frees to the Jackeens like candy to little children to justify those scorelines in Dunlin's favour. Nonsense.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4055 - 24/07/2019 21:58:22    2216017

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Replying To Joxer:  "Bahaha. Stop would you. One of the greatest teams to play the game was the great Offaly team of the early 80s. Another great Leinster team, Meath, then took over. You're not seriously comparing the hurling province of Munster to Leinster football in the 70s and 80s are you? I'm guessing that you were born in the 90s as you don't seem to know much about the 70s and 80s and perhaps 3 of the greatest teams to play the game in Dublin, Offaly and Meath.

Soft frees??? Ha ha. Oh pull the other one would you. Is that the best you can come up with for your advantages bluster? I mean you do realise that Brian Fenton has never lost a championship game. He must have received an awful lot of handy frees to maintain that record and Dublin winning a lot of games by double digit points. These country refs must have been handing out frees to the Jackeens like candy to little children to justify those scorelines in Dunlin's favour. Nonsense."
I've seen a lot more GAA than you. To attempt to argue Kerry is not a hurling county given it's predominance in North Kerry.

You're a soccer supporter right, with a username like that.

So Dublin had a rivalry with Offaly 1970-83, Meath 1983-2005 (some would say 2010). Cork beat Kerry in 1983 and drew in 1976. Ended their reign after a replay in 1987. A rival right through for their 4 in a row team.

Did you see Eamonn Sweeney's survey on the amount of fouls Dublin commit before carded? Also everyone bar a blinkered Dub knows they get the major calls.

What has Brian Fenton's record got to do with Dublin being given every advantage?

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 24/07/2019 22:26:41    2216044

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Replying To Joxer:  "Bahaha. Stop would you. One of the greatest teams to play the game was the great Offaly team of the early 80s. Another great Leinster team, Meath, then took over. You're not seriously comparing the hurling province of Munster to Leinster football in the 70s and 80s are you? I'm guessing that you were born in the 90s as you don't seem to know much about the 70s and 80s and perhaps 3 of the greatest teams to play the game in Dublin, Offaly and Meath.

Soft frees??? Ha ha. Oh pull the other one would you. Is that the best you can come up with for your advantages bluster? I mean you do realise that Brian Fenton has never lost a championship game. He must have received an awful lot of handy frees to maintain that record and Dublin winning a lot of games by double digit points. These country refs must have been handing out frees to the Jackeens like candy to little children to justify those scorelines in Dunlin's favour. Nonsense."
Brendan Cawley who reffed the Laois v Dublin U20 match works in Dublin and looked.. compromised.

Laois wouldn't have won, but I attended that match with a cousin from Dublin who was embarassed by his performance.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 24/07/2019 22:28:59    2216048

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Harder than Dublin. Cork were a challenge in Munster late 70s and 80s.

You don't know an awful lot bar bluster.

As for decisions against given to Dublin when winning by a cricket score. It still doesn't alter the fact you were helped.

2005 Leinster final, Laois 2 pts up entering injury time. Ref conspires to give you 2 dodgy frees and a dubious 45 to win by a point. 2011 soft free to beat Kerry.

And you are financially doped. Far more money per head of population than any other county. The fact that Leitrim receives a little less than they should is neither here nor there. Strawmen arguments."
LOl. Blianinan...something tells me you're a Kerryman.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1228 - 24/07/2019 22:36:28    2216058

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Micko was trying to scrape funds together for a team holiday.. bit of a difference. You know right well."
The funding that Micko was after was a lot more lucrative than that. My point was that Micko introduced the whole idea of sponsorship into the GAA thereby challenging its amateur ethos. If the Dubs have benefitted from sponsorship the groundwork was laid by the forward thinking and commercially astute Kerryman.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1228 - 24/07/2019 22:43:41    2216060

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Replying To KY4SAM2015:  "Alot of dubs like yourself seem to be getting very agitated as the majority of people outside Dublin can see the situation for what it really is. I think you can see from all the attention the favouritism the dubs have been getting has increased significantly over the last while and its understandle Dublin fans are getting upset. It must be tough to defend facts that oppose your blinkered view on the reality of the situation.

I think alot of Dublin fans would feel alot better if they accepted that the situation is heavily balanced in Dublins favour while at the same time they do have a good team which has taken advantage of these conditions. Then we can all move on."
Apart from a couple of cranks in here I don't that much complaint in then outside world.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1228 - 24/07/2019 22:50:22    2216062

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Sums it up a lot of Dublin fans. A day out. Event junkies. Probably can't name the clubs players come from.Lucky it doesn't clash with the Picnic."
And there you have it folks....and this from a man who says he has ":no anti-Dublin sentiment'. A student of the 1913 Lockout no less.....A lot of crass generalisations there from such an educated man.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1228 - 24/07/2019 22:57:20    2216064

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Harder than Dublin. Cork were a challenge in Munster late 70s and 80s.

You don't know an awful lot bar bluster.

As for decisions against given to Dublin when winning by a cricket score. It still doesn't alter the fact you were helped.

2005 Leinster final, Laois 2 pts up entering injury time. Ref conspires to give you 2 dodgy frees and a dubious 45 to win by a point. 2011 soft free to beat Kerry.

And you are financially doped. Far more money per head of population than any other county. The fact that Leitrim receives a little less than they should is neither here nor there. Strawmen arguments."
That's actually wrong, Dublin receive less per head of population then most counties.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3027 - 24/07/2019 23:50:02    2216072

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Cork were a threat to Kerry in the 1970s and 1980s. They drew with them in 1976, beat them in 1983 (Tadhg Murphy last min goal) and ended the great kerry team's era after a replay in 1987. So they had a main rival.

Dublin had Offaly 1970-1983 and replaced by Meath 1983 onwards as their main rival, until 2010 but really 2005.

Yes soft frees, very few cards given etc to Dublin. Statistically proven. See Eamonn Sweeney a few weeks ago in the SIndo.

What has Brian Fenton's unbeaten record got to do with Dublin being given every advantage??

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 25/07/2019 09:42:58    2216140

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Replying To avonali:  "And there you have it folks....and this from a man who says he has ":no anti-Dublin sentiment'. A student of the 1913 Lockout no less.....A lot of crass generalisations there from such an educated man."
Not anti Dub at all. But you have a cohort like 'Hipster'. They're not the true Dubs.

Not anti Dub. Anti all the advantages they're given.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 25/07/2019 09:45:04    2216142

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Replying To TheUsername:  "That's actually wrong, Dublin receive less per head of population then most counties."
Registered GAA players.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 25/07/2019 09:48:19    2216144

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Not anti Dub at all. But you have a cohort like 'Hipster'. They're not the true Dubs.

Not anti Dub. Anti all the advantages they're given."
How dare you come out with such tripe ,you know nothing about me ,I can easily throw around the bull that you do ,I genuinely believe you know nothing about the gas your just a keyboard warrior who deserves no respect,your only a bandwagon supporter who jumps on all bandwagons that's popular like this antidub stuff that's been going around for decades,but I won't get drawn to your level of obnoxious bull I will be the better person,and don't worry the premiership be back soon you can relax your true team be back playing

hipster (Dublin) - Posts: 2494 - 25/07/2019 10:25:14    2216158

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Replying To hipster:  "How dare you come out with such tripe ,you know nothing about me ,I can easily throw around the bull that you do ,I genuinely believe you know nothing about the gas your just a keyboard warrior who deserves no respect,your only a bandwagon supporter who jumps on all bandwagons that's popular like this antidub stuff that's been going around for decades,but I won't get drawn to your level of obnoxious bull I will be the better person,and don't worry the premiership be back soon you can relax your true team be back playing"
What pray tell is the gas? You're on about the gas 24/7.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 25/07/2019 10:33:35    2216165

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Replying To hipster:  "How dare you come out with such tripe ,you know nothing about me ,I can easily throw around the bull that you do ,I genuinely believe you know nothing about the gas your just a keyboard warrior who deserves no respect,your only a bandwagon supporter who jumps on all bandwagons that's popular like this antidub stuff that's been going around for decades,but I won't get drawn to your level of obnoxious bull I will be the better person,and don't worry the premiership be back soon you can relax your true team be back playing"
The All Ireland football final 'it's a Dublin day out live with it' says Hipster.

Now that's entitlement.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 25/07/2019 10:36:55    2216169

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Not anti Dub at all. But you have a cohort like 'Hipster'. They're not the true Dubs.

Not anti Dub. Anti all the advantages they're given."
I'm sorry. You let the veneer drop in that post. You most certainly are anti-Dub. Did you have to hold your nose when you were up here studying?

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1228 - 25/07/2019 11:05:10    2216174

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Registered GAA players."
Dublin fans are "event junkies" who'd prefer to be at Electric Picnic, now that's just plain silly.You let yourself down with that one.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1228 - 25/07/2019 11:13:32    2216181

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Replying To avonali:  "Dublin fans are "event junkies" who'd prefer to be at Electric Picnic, now that's just plain silly.You let yourself down with that one."
Many I said AvonLady. When a poster says the all ireland final is now a day out for the Dubs.. there's your proof. Many are GAA lite. Of course you'll get a reaction to a post like that.

I like old school Dubs who went to league matches in the 60s, 70s, 80s etc. Not the bandwagon group. The Cuala yummy mummy brigade, the event junkies.

The ones who know who Lar and Des Foley were, know about the Bolands, know about the history of clubs like Vincents. Can talk about the revolutionary Dublin team of the 50s.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 25/07/2019 11:30:40    2216197

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Can I ask a simple question. What has the past 20 or 30 comments have to do with the super 8s and a general discussion about it, people should think for a minute before they comment, on countless occasions I have seen people including myself replying to other comments after half reading them and this in turn causes a ripple effect with comments getting personal and out of order, think before you write.
Now getting back to the super 8s I think it should be scrapped, its a money making racket for the GAA with TV rights and supporters getting robbed blinds, the 1st game cost 25 euro, 2nd game cost 30 and the last game costs 25 euro, that's 80 euro for 3 games that in the past cost 25 30 euro with the same result, this is damaging to players with injuries, costly to supporters, has destroyed club football and made a complete mess of our games. This weekend its the All Ireland semi finals in hurling but today is Thursday and barely a word being spoken or written about, All Ireland semis are huge and should have more media and public coverage but with the calendar being so tight its all lumped in together and being forgotten about, the provincial league system last year Tipperary was knocked out early this year it's Galway, Clare and Waterford, the championship is poorer when big teams like that are out too early, bring back the system we had 2 years ago. My plea is scrap the super 8s in football, scrap the provincial league system in hurling and put the All Ireland Finals back into September where they belong

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1389 - 25/07/2019 11:39:55    2216205

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Replying To BliainanÁir:  "Many I said AvonLady. When a poster says the all ireland final is now a day out for the Dubs.. there's your proof. Many are GAA lite. Of course you'll get a reaction to a post like that.

I like old school Dubs who went to league matches in the 60s, 70s, 80s etc. Not the bandwagon group. The Cuala yummy mummy brigade, the event junkies.

The ones who know who Lar and Des Foley were, know about the Bolands, know about the history of clubs like Vincents. Can talk about the revolutionary Dublin team of the 50s."
Ok. I get the picture. you like name calling and dishing out sill insults. Zero credibility. Good luck with that.

avonali (Dublin) - Posts: 1228 - 25/07/2019 11:46:14    2216208

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Replying To avonali:  "Ok. I get the picture. you like name calling and dishing out sill insults. Zero credibility. Good luck with that."
You have to admire a strong, logical rebuttal.

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1609 - 25/07/2019 11:53:08    2216211

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