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Louth V Westmeath C/Ship 2014

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Congrats on a great win , not predicted outside of the county , not been happy times recently but finally a ray of hope, well done , liked the warming up in the club jerseys great way of reminding guys who they are and represent .

Damothedub (Dublin) - Posts: 5137 - 19/05/2014 18:18:05    1590321

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herewe38 you are all praise for AO'R but hey you are changing your tune on every occasion to suit your arguments, haven't you been preaching to us on here that Louth usually fare well in games where they are practically written off in. No later that Saturday evening you said nothing really has change in that department when talking about Louth's win, but your latest contribution is putting the win firmly on AO'R's shoulders.

Snapper i think you will find if you read my posts more slowly that my comments are very consistent.In fact i would say many on here are tired reading the same thing from my posts! :)

Louth were NOT expected to win and i said something along the lines of we only win matches when the opposition thinks we are worse than we actually are!

I have always been supportive of AOR position as manager with Louth

I think he has a task that is thankless, like many before, they folded but he refuses because he is the boss and thats his right as manager!.

Peoples problem with him is that he has brought about change and format and CHANGE is difficult for many to accept.

Louth managers in the past have folded and went with whatever the leading Louth players wanted more or less which basically meant the manager loses respect gradually.

Louth's REAL problems are too great for AOR to fix.

For the next match against Kildare we can only hope Kildare will look further than the Louth fixture and have an off day when they play us. They have greater quality than us especially on the bench. But hopefully if we can tighten up the defence who knows what might happen, we will get enough chances to win i am sure about that, but not so sure about us taking those chances as we are not natural winners. But Kildare will rightly be favourites which suits us nicely.

herewe38 (Louth) - Posts: 506 - 19/05/2014 21:17:12    1590468

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herewe38 so why are you full of praise for AO'R if the win was down to a case of Westmeath underestimating the Louth challenge ?. You like to heap creidt on AO'R whenever you can but you rarely if ever do the same for the players.

I've yet to see you give credit heartfelt or otherwise to the players for any of their wins.

THE_SNAPPER (Louth) - Posts: 1944 - 19/05/2014 21:52:24    1590504

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Snapper i'm not saying that going to div 3 is good for the team. I said it may not be the worst thing which if young players are coming in it could give them extra confidence.But the league is over now and we have a real opportunity against Kildare with the players showing the same attitude.

MRP (Louth) - Posts: 119 - 20/05/2014 10:29:19    1590573

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MRP my argument is that Louth were good enough to hold on to their league status, but poor management calls resulted in the team being relegated.

Div 3 will not be an easy place to get out off, the minium Louth should have gotten from the league was the consolidation of their position in div 2.

I just seen the attendance for the game was a tad ove 4.5k, quite a poor crowd I would say. Cusack Park is capable of holding 15k but H&S has in recent years reduced that down to 11k. The ground wasn't even a third full going by the crowd attendance figures that's been released.

THE_SNAPPER (Louth) - Posts: 1944 - 20/05/2014 12:39:47    1590685

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Snapper

"Won't be travelling to this, seen just about enough puke football for one year." Westmeath game

"I suggest stay away from Drogheda and get out and relax with a bit of fishing or something else less stressful than watching Louth." Meath game where you are advising fans not to support show their support for Louth.


"Ollie I will not be attending either the Donegal or Meath games."

"Another pathetic & gutless display." After Monaghan game.

Louth Gael (Louth) - Posts: 1205 - 20/05/2014 16:41:01    1590851

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The Snapper I hope you had better luck catching fish on Saturday evening then I had with the oule ones in Storm Saturday night.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11585 - 20/05/2014 17:35:22    1590884

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Snapper

"Won't be travelling to this, seen just about enough puke football for one year." Westmeath game

"I suggest stay away from Drogheda and get out and relax with a bit of fishing or something else less stressful than watching Louth." Meath game where you are advising fans not to support show their support for Louth.


"Ollie I will not be attending either the Donegal or Meath games."

"Another pathetic & gutless display." After Monaghan game.



You've highlighted four short quotes from over 1250 posts there, all of which I will stand over except the last one as I think I posted very favourable about Louth following the Monaghan game, you may correct me on this though.

The standard of play Louth produced in the early league games was truly shocking in the main and therefore 'PUKE FOOTBALL' was my opinion of what it was.

The Meath game was a dead rubber game, Louth were relegated, the only thing at stake for some was local pride and quite frankly 'local pride' means nothing to me in challenge games.

As for not attending the Donegal game well it was too far one thing and having seen how the team preformed against Galway the vibes I had were all negative ones and I really couldn't find any good reason why I should put the expence of the day on myself and family.

Having read your nearly all your posts Louth Gael you seem to take offence with and hold a spite against people who don't attend every game Louth play in. You regulary comment on here about the support Louth gets. You appear not to want to share the good days Louth have with the people who don't go to every Louth game, you appear to be of the opinion that if you don't go to all the games then you don't support Louth and therefore you are not entitled to enjoy any successful days that might come Louth's way. This is very immature behaviour and it usually stems from an only child who never learned to share things with others.

This is supposed to be a public forum where people can give their opinions openly and honestly in most cases and therefore you may not always like what you read here but let me tell you this the only reason I post on here is because I care about what I see on the playing field when I know full well that the Louth team is capable of producing far better performances than they were shackled with during the league this year.

THE_SNAPPER (Louth) - Posts: 1944 - 20/05/2014 19:27:46    1590937

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Ollie what's a trout like you doing trying to hook them 'Oule ones' ?

THE_SNAPPER (Louth) - Posts: 1944 - 20/05/2014 19:53:39    1590954

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The snapper some of them oule ones you would not ride in to battle.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11585 - 20/05/2014 20:11:26    1590967

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Snepper you are correct when you say that this is a public forum on which people can articulate their opinions. You did so. You have to be prepared to accept a backlash given some of what you posted.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 4889 - 21/05/2014 18:27:24    1591530

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Ollie miracle they let you in to storm in the first place and have the cops not warned you about the mad ones you keep chasing. If you dont watch out you might just catch one someday.

Browbeaten (Louth) - Posts: 190 - 21/05/2014 21:25:26    1591650

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Brow its the oule ones chasing me and the cops gave me a final warning.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11585 - 21/05/2014 21:51:20    1591676

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Brow
Heard you an defacts love that place storm. You are in it every weekend swinging your Louth jersey around the place and chatting up young ones with the line " what would you know about the Geraldines"

joej (Louth) - Posts: 1437 - 22/05/2014 11:37:05    1591767

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'Backlash' Greengrass!

People fork out their hard earned money and often travel long distances to see Louth play during the league, they deserved better than they got and Saturdays win over Westmeath is proof of that.

Inter county players are well looke after in the main I'd say. Just look at what they have at their disposal, the facilities, the coaching, the nutrition, the medical expertise the gear provided to them etc etc.

A lot of other sports people get none of these things unless they pay for them themselves. Do athletes who train damn hard to run a marathon for example get all the above mentioned given to them FOC, no Sir they don't. What about when they get injured do they have a physio at hand free of charge to help them with their recovery, no Sir they don't, they'll pay for any treatments they get.

Inter county GAA players are wll looked about and I for one expect to see them play to their full potential at all times when they are fit and well with Paddy Keenan being an obvious example.

THE_SNAPPER (Louth) - Posts: 1944 - 22/05/2014 12:26:43    1591810

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Joe did the Royal County stretch its borders in to Storm? Every second person was saying shouting at me up the royal when they seen me wearing my brand new crisp white jersey. It was like been out in Piltown and it reminded me of that movie Wrong turn.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11585 - 22/05/2014 12:34:13    1591817

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Ollie
we have to let our meath brothers socialise in the north easts number 1 night spot. As we know there is someone for everyone, even the meath lads. Ye can't beat the women in drogheda!!

joej (Louth) - Posts: 1437 - 22/05/2014 13:24:28    1591840

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Joe watch them Meath women in Storm. They would rob the Louth jersey off your back.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11585 - 22/05/2014 15:15:51    1591910

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1591810 'Backlash' Greengrass!


Yes backlash and having read your posts you don't seem to be too comfortable with it.

People fork out their hard earned money and often travel long distances to see Louth play during the league, they deserved better than they got and Saturdays win over Westmeath is proof of that.

People did fork out their hard earned cash and ended up disappointed with what materialised in the league. However most of those who forked out heir hard earned cash in the league some of whom went to Donegal didn't throw their toys out of the pram. They forked out even more cash and supported their county in Mullingar.

Inter county players are well looke after in the main I'd say. Just look at what they have at their disposal, the facilities, the coaching, the nutrition, the medical expertise the gear provided to them etc etc.

A lot of other sports people get none of these things unless they pay for them themselves. Do athletes who train damn hard to run a marathon for example get all the above mentioned given to them FOC, no Sir they don't. What about when they get injured do they have a physio at hand free of charge to help them with their recovery, no Sir they don't, they'll pay for any treatments they get.


Inter county footballers are representative sportsmen. Representative sportsmen/women tend to be well looked after. Comparing inter county footballers to a runner who trains with his club to do a marathon is not comparing like with like.

Inter county GAA players are wll looked about and I for one expect to see them play to their full potential at all times when they are fit and well with Paddy Keenan being an obvious example

There is only one Paddy Keenan and there will only ever be one Paddy Keenan. You are correct in saying that the team did not perform to it's full potential in the league. However you are being naïve in the extreme if you expect our players to perform to their full potential each and every time they play. That simply doesn't happen in any sport. You threw the toys out of the pram on a public forum and you are getting stick for it . Deal with it. See you in Croker.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 4889 - 22/05/2014 17:05:52    1591995

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Greengrass I'm beginning to think that some of the posters on here don't go to many games themselves.

My attendance record at Louth games would be exceptional, I know who all the die hard Louth supporters faces, and they'd know mine too and I will say this from talking to these people at the games they are not the same people who are expressing their views on here, cause if they are then they are talking a different story on Hoganstand than they talk when at the games themselves. If I didn't know better I'd say the non critical posters on here could well be connected to individuals on the team and therefore they will always & ever defend the indefencible enen when it makes them look foolish.

At the end of the day everyone is fair game for critism when results are not satisfactory and that includes the players,the manaager and the coach's too. I've know doubt if it was the CB that was being critized by me you wouldn't be as protective of them as you are of the others I've critized.

THE_SNAPPER (Louth) - Posts: 1944 - 22/05/2014 19:50:23    1592096

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