Meath - Championship Predictions

Delighted for rataoth. Someone needs to explain to them that championships aren't won by winning dead rubber games in the group stages

Blackspot09 (Meath) - Posts:36 - 22/09/2017 22:51:16   2049471

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Replying To Richieq:  "It's called championship football, anything can happen on any given day. I couldn't make the game but I hear Tones experience counted for a lot, fair play to them it's a moral boosting win"
You can put it down to championship football all you want but it highlights a selection problem with the county panel, apart from conor McGill I don't think one ratoath player is up to county standard, maybe Bobby O'Brien but none of the rest

redser123 (Meath) - Posts:229 - 23/09/2017 01:08:30   2049491

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Replying To redser123:  "You can put it down to championship football all you want but it highlights a selection problem with the county panel, apart from conor McGill I don't think one ratoath player is up to county standard, maybe Bobby O'Brien but none of the rest"
Exactly what im thinking,andy mc has to take a serious look at his panel.

thelutch (Meath) - Posts:641 - 23/09/2017 10:46:15   2049529

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Replying To redser123:  "You can put it down to championship football all you want but it highlights a selection problem with the county panel, apart from conor McGill I don't think one ratoath player is up to county standard, maybe Bobby O'Brien but none of the rest"
That's your opinion and that's fine I don't particularly agree but there we are, but where are all these other great footballers in the county that should be there instead?? Why is it that the powerhouses like O' Mahony's, Summerhill, Senchelstown etc etc are not producing big county players. There is a love here of knocking Ratoath players on the Meath panel, these players were picked based on what the current management and the previous management saw them do, they didn't bully their way into the squad. More prudent would be to look at why the supposed standard bearing clubs haven't got players who appear better than those from Ratoath, God knows plenty of players have been tried. I know there are a few supporters from Ratoath who do themselves, or the club, no favours at matches with their howling and this may lead to the club being looked at unfavourably but but these players work hard and have progressed very well in two years, they deserve better than being subjected to some of the tripe I see littered about here at times regarding their ability to be county players

Richieq (Meath) - Posts:2954 - 23/09/2017 14:28:39   2049592

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Replying To Richieq:  "That's your opinion and that's fine I don't particularly agree but there we are, but where are all these other great footballers in the county that should be there instead?? Why is it that the powerhouses like O' Mahony's, Summerhill, Senchelstown etc etc are not producing big county players. There is a love here of knocking Ratoath players on the Meath panel, these players were picked based on what the current management and the previous management saw them do, they didn't bully their way into the squad. More prudent would be to look at why the supposed standard bearing clubs haven't got players who appear better than those from Ratoath, God knows plenty of players have been tried. I know there are a few supporters from Ratoath who do themselves, or the club, no favours at matches with their howling and this may lead to the club being looked at unfavourably but but these players work hard and have progressed very well in two years, they deserve better than being subjected to some of the tripe I see littered about here at times regarding their ability to be county players"
I actually agree with most of what you say. I think though maybe the point being made is that some of them don't look to be county standard but those saying this don't realise that our county standard is now is a long way down from what It was even 8/9 years ago. It has been said that Kilmacud beat Ratoath by 20 plus points recently. Kilmacud are down county players and even at that are just about top 6 in dublin. Bottom line is our club standard has dropped pro rata with our county standard. If Ratoath learn from last night they will be there or there abouts in next few years

Analyst (Meath) - Posts:863 - 23/09/2017 16:00:43   2049624

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Replying To thelutch:  "Tones to beat ratoath ??? not a hope"
not a hope,,,!!!! what have ratoath done for you to be saying stuff like not a hope, they were built up unwisely,, well done tones

otherlad (Meath) - Posts:94 - 24/09/2017 20:59:05   2050032

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