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Warwickshire 2014

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Looking forward to the new season. Has the new league structure been approved? What are people's opinions? Can't see past Mitchels again - think they will only get stronger, now they've made the breakthrough. Any change on the county board? Or same old faces?

gael2000 (Mayo) - Posts: 81 - 09/01/2014 12:30:35    1529400

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Macs have recruited well and will be back, hearing whispers baranabas also got a few in makes for an interesting year ahead if teams dont pick what fixtures they want to play

chompbar (UK) - Posts: 9 - 13/01/2014 15:16:11    1531173

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Come on Chomp you big tease. Do tell more

Battles (UK) - Posts: 64 - 13/01/2014 16:34:22    1531235

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At the moment it only seems to be JM doing the recruiting again , apparently 7 or 8 new signings already since the end of the season. Don't know where that will leave their home grown talent, probably on the sidelines again. J Lo and a few of the other lads could be struggling for their places.

Talk in the camp of cleaning up in Warwickshire , and taking the all Britain this year.

mayoallstar (Mayo) - Posts: 256 - 13/01/2014 19:50:13    1531352

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Preview 2014

To me the as much as people will be focusing on the new blood flooding in the county this year, will be who takes over the helm at the MACs and Mitchels. These appointments will be crucial and play a major part in the influence of maybe some of the MACs old guard staying or going. Bennett, Joe Dowling, Hanlon and Tony Moriarty are all pushing on the latter two not in age but in football under there belts and that could have a bearing on their decision. Mitchels will no doubt go in as favorites this year and it will be the first time that they start a season with this burden on their shoulders - can they handle this extra pressure?

Should be a good year, would like to see more home grown talent on show, as alot of kids showed immense talent a few years back but they seem to have fallen by the way side and some very average Irish imports are still head and shoulders above most of these guys - not by talent but by hard work and the right temperament.

gael2200 (UK) - Posts: 195 - 14/01/2014 20:28:49    1531931

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All of the above are great clubmen, i'd expect to see them lining out irrespective of who the manager is. Many good servants at clubs throughout the county who plough on year after year are a great credit to their clubs. Many as good if not better than any fresh import coming in

Lethal (Derry) - Posts: 281 - 14/01/2014 20:41:47    1531942

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Lethal

Nobody is doubting that these players arent great club men but also great footballers, but I believe that the right manager for either of this clubs could play a major part in who goes on to claim the main pieces of silverware this year.

I'm afraid i'd have to disagree with your point on the home grown players, nobody home grown in warickshire over the past 5 years has had as much influence as the lads now playing for mitchels.

gael2200 (UK) - Posts: 195 - 15/01/2014 09:07:41    1532005

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When you sign 20 new players in a season you're bound to make an impression, no coincidence that Mitchels have gone from what i'd consider an average senior team to county champions and possibly all-Britain contenders in the space of 12-18 months.

Lethal (Derry) - Posts: 281 - 15/01/2014 13:08:48    1532122

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Mitchels start as favourites in my opinion but the pressure of retaining a title is different to the pressure of winning one!
Full sure they will have another batch of new faces this year.

Have to see more from EGB, RC and St B's.

Expect a fitter and more experienced Macs team this year.
The old guard will always stick around. You are right they are great club men.
It is the experience that the younger home grown lads will have gained from last year's disappointment which will drive them on this year.

countyw (UK) - Posts: 30 - 15/01/2014 14:09:48    1532171

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Macs fan-boys need to put a halt on the accusations being banned around about Mitchel's.And I'm no lover of neither team.

The reason Gaelic Games is in the UK is because over the decades Irish immigrants moved to the UK and brought the beautiful game with them.First and foremost how can someone be so ignorant the say an Irish lad should not be playing for a team in the UK ahead of a homegrown player. The whole point of the GAA in Britain is so Irish males and females who immigrant over have the facility to play Gaelic games and to carry on the tradition. Let me be clear, no Irish player should have the right over a homegrown player and vice versa.

Given what has happened in the generations gone by, the likelihood is some of these average Irish lads may produce some 'homegrown' players themselves.

Back to the rowdy macs, how can they give out about Mitchel's bringing in new faces, two of Macs best players transferred from within the county. People in glass houses........

As an aside I believe Macs captain (who is an Irish lad) has moved elsewhere for work reasons. He was Macs best player by a country mile and will be sorely missed, unless he plans on traveling big distances for games

Battles (UK) - Posts: 64 - 15/01/2014 14:52:59    1532208

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Battles, not sure what you are on about, Macs captain last year was an English born player. Not an irish lad as you have said, and no one has moved away from the club, so you should get your information right before you start coming on hear talking nonsense.

limerickleader (UK) - Posts: 103 - 16/01/2014 21:57:57    1532833

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Bottles, also who are Macs two best players ?? As you say , that have transferred from another club in the county.

limerickleader (UK) - Posts: 103 - 16/01/2014 21:59:59    1532838

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LL apologies I meant the captain from last 2012. The Monaghan lad that plays midfield. But if you say hes not leaving ill take your word for it.

The two guys that transferred was the big midfielder from St. Marys and one of the forwards who came from Mitchel's don't know neithers guys name.

Battles (UK) - Posts: 64 - 17/01/2014 11:03:25    1532894

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I heard a big ban for a Macs lad for threatening a ref? English born lad. New Year, same old Macs.

madmick (Tipperary) - Posts: 39 - 23/01/2014 08:04:44    1535431

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madmick, where do you get your information from ?? Are you a member of the county board ?? If so, it seems very wrong that you can give information on here without the club being told anything. Absolute joke of a county board with this carry on.

limerickleader (UK) - Posts: 103 - 23/01/2014 18:23:05    1535837

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Touched a nerve have we LL?

Battles (UK) - Posts: 64 - 24/01/2014 08:12:45    1535987

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Thanks for confirming it there LL! Typical blaming the county board for all your troubles again, unlike certain clubs I doubt the board encourage the abuse of referees. Always the victims, it's never your fault.

madmick (Tipperary) - Posts: 39 - 24/01/2014 20:43:18    1536317

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If clubs allow their players to behave like this then there can be no sympathies. Up to the clubs to teach respect towards match officials, hopefully the youngster will learn having received a ban like this.

Lethal (Derry) - Posts: 281 - 06/02/2014 21:02:22    1542524

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Hurrah! Finally the board make a stance! Hopefully this will send out the right message!

FenceHopper (Galway) - Posts: 27 - 07/02/2014 09:51:54    1542606

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What is the background to this?

Battles (UK) - Posts: 64 - 07/02/2014 10:46:41    1542641

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