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NFL Prediction for Cavan.

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I don't think we'll be relegated or get promotion.
Fourth place i'd say.
It's a strong group but i'd expect wins against Meath, Armagh and Laois.
Can't see us beating any of the others.

Cavan_Slasher (Cavan) - Posts: 10253 - 18/01/2016 21:40:22    1817515

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After attending all the McKenna Cup games and analyzing all the players new and old I have come to the conclusion that relegation is immanent, followed by a swift exit from the championship. The panel as a whole is not good enough and wildly overrated. Management look clueless on the sidelines and all I can see is another year of frustration for these proud Cavan fans. I will be surprised if we pick up any points in the league. To those of you who may be irked by my comments, watch it all unfold before your eyes in the coming weeks. The effort is there by the players, just the talent and managerial skills is absent in abundance.

Steady_Eddie (Cavan) - Posts: 75 - 19/01/2016 09:13:17    1817531

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Steady_Eddie . I agree to an extent but I think the panel IS good enough. Our biggest problem is we don't know how to play the blanket defence properly. Just getting bodies behind the ball for the sake of it is not the answer. Watch the 2012 all Ireland first 5 minutes when Donegal scored their goal and watch the way Lacey broke at pace to deliver a long ball into Murphy who won a 50/50 ball. The blanket is not about 9/10 passes sideways or backward when in possession. As I said yesterday playing Keating and Johnston in the middle of the park is no threat to anyone. Also in both the Armagh and Derry game we never pushed up once on their kickouts. We let them build from the back. Better teams will take us to the cleaners if we let them do than. Terry needs a Brian mc eniff or a Banty along side him as clearly there is no experience in the management team. There's a big committed panel there crying out for experienced leadership along the line.

Awwwwnow (Cavan) - Posts: 1050 - 19/01/2016 12:04:01    1817589

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"absent in abundance" @Steady_eddy.

how can anyone take a post like that seriously

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5367 - 19/01/2016 12:46:39    1817608

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The panel is good enough to compete with some teams in Division 2, like Meath & Laois, but we will struggle physically and football wise against others, we are far away from competing in Division 1. Survival in div 2 is a must and bring in new management next year.
The blanket defence - Terry does not know how to play it, and this was very obvious during his tenure. A blanket defence is not just about stopping other teams scoring, once you turn the ball over, you need to break at speed - Cavan don't break at speed, they reach midfield or the opposition 45 and then we go sidewards, backwards, everywhere else but forward.

deanmartin (Cavan) - Posts: 643 - 19/01/2016 12:59:08    1817617

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@s goldrick - this is a gaa forum not a grammar mistake forum. If anything it just shows your lack of intelligence that you can't argue my point. Enough of the pettiness.
Thank you..

Steady_Eddie (Cavan) - Posts: 75 - 19/01/2016 13:18:33    1817627

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Well Steady_Eddy If you wish to make your ideas understood by other posters, then it helps if you can write. properly.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5367 - 19/01/2016 14:25:51    1817663

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SGoldrick...nothing wrong with your grammar, but you do talk a lot of rubbish!

deanmartin (Cavan) - Posts: 643 - 19/01/2016 14:33:14    1817670

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SGoldrick...nothing wrong with your grammar, but you do talk a lot of rubbish!

deanmartin (Cavan) - Posts:431 - 19/01/2016 14:33:14 18


give me an example dean

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5367 - 19/01/2016 14:54:14    1817681

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@s goldrick Again the grammar police are out in full flow and still no intelligent insight into Cavan football. How about some constructive criticism instead of this childish behavior??

Good day.

WINNING AT ALL COSTS!

Steady_Eddie (Cavan) - Posts: 75 - 19/01/2016 15:00:07    1817686

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Question for you Eddie. Cavan went to Potlaoise last year and won. Got hit with two sucker punch goals but were dominant throughout. We completely outfought Galway in Salthill in the second half with the wind and won. We are playing Laois and Galway at home this year. You say you don't think we will pick up any points. Why are you so certain we won't beat them? What's changed in the year?

JonSmith (Cavan) - Posts: 1451 - 19/01/2016 15:46:40    1817711

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From what iv seen this year so far is what I'm judging it by.
Mark my words, these counties will waltz into Breffini Park and take 2 points with them.
This is a sinking ship that needs a new Captain and crew!

Yarrr me maties!

Steady_Eddie (Cavan) - Posts: 75 - 19/01/2016 16:13:52    1817722

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I agree with you slasher, I think we will finish in a similar position to last year.

I expect Tyrone & Fermanagh (dark horses) to go up and Laois and Armagh to go down.

Reformation (Cavan) - Posts: 356 - 19/01/2016 16:21:27    1817726

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I hope to be proved wrong but I sense a disappointing year ahead.
Look there's always next year to look forward to.

The future is a slightly less dark blue!

Steady_Eddie (Cavan) - Posts: 75 - 19/01/2016 16:41:31    1817734

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I think we will find ourselves in a relegation dogfight but we will stay up. Best of luck to Terry and the lads!!

JonSmith (Cavan) - Posts: 1451 - 19/01/2016 16:47:03    1817735

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Jonsmith - why don't you give us a run down of all the other matches last year...like failing to register a score in the 2nd half of the McKenna cup final, or Meath scoring 5 pts without reply on us!

deanmartin (Cavan) - Posts: 643 - 19/01/2016 16:54:58    1817737

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I think staying up will be an achievement .id expect to beat Armagh in the 1st round of the championship and if that doesn't happen I'd hope Hyland would be man enough to walk even before the qualifiers. There no hiding place for this management now . We have experienced players who won u21 medals 5 years ago and it's time now to produce the goods. I'd hope Hyland will give players a chance to settle into positions in the league. Murray and mcVitty are a must in the half back line if you want to play the blanket and break at pace.

Awwwwnow (Cavan) - Posts: 1050 - 19/01/2016 18:22:18    1817764

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I'd hope Hyland would be man enough to walk even before the qualifiers

Do you appreciate the irony of someone on an anonymous forum posting something like this?

JonSmith (Cavan) - Posts: 1451 - 19/01/2016 19:04:55    1817775

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Well staying in division 2 will do me this year but please anyone that thinks Cavan will have it easy against Armagh are on the wrong planet. Most teams will find Armagh hard to beat. Same applies to Meath?? We have the players it's just a matter of utilising what we have and using the best it's that simple isn't it.

The Quiet Man (Cavan) - Posts: 4570 - 19/01/2016 19:46:52    1817790

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The doom and gloom merchants are out early all right and a new addition I see has joined them. Welcome Steady Eddie !!
No I dont agree. I think we will surprise a few teams this year. Yes it is time for these players to deliver. There is a nice mix now of players from the 5 or so u21 teams and a few older guys.
I think we now have a very good half back line Brady, Moynagh, Murray/Mc Veety and this is where we can hit teams on the break and add in players like Matin Reilly, Killian Clarke and Mackey we can move the ball quicker.
Cant believe the nonsence about Niall McDermott. He is still one of our best forwards. And he can win his own ball !!!
Hopefully Keating , Jonstone and Givney can add some experience.
I'm looking forward to Omagh in 2 weeks. I wasent too worried by the Derry defeat as 2 games on successive weekends against Tyrone would not have been great. Lets hope Derry and Tyrone knock spots out of each other.
We beat Armagh, the Belfast college and drew with Monaghan so a lot of the fringe players showed up very well.
Lads like Buchanan, Moore, Murphy, Henry, Jack Brady , O'Connor, Sankey and Faulkner did very well.
So we do have talented players in Cavan to do well in this league. Lads have to start believing in themselves and stop fearing these so called strong teams.
And the supporters also have to support the team. You are supporting the Blue jersey lads not Mngt.

BreffniDub (None) - Posts: 377 - 19/01/2016 19:57:27    1817794

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