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wouldn't worry one bit about the result. I thought we seen a little bit of Dublin of old for the first time in a while.. There is another all-ireland in them if they keep that up.

Good Derry comeback . What ever about Mckinless that young no 22 was super. Took it on and went for and got scores. Thats something derry were missing early on.. a bit more direct

ponger (Cavan) - Posts: 542 - 04/03/2023 19:09:00    2461809

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Another great game, Div 2 has been very competitive

Derry deserve to be on top after Dublin threw away a result.

These are things you didn't see under Gavin

Davy Byrne and Mick Fitz deserve an absolute bollicking imo

Why on earth Dublin carried the ball into that position in the first place... But then to leave ourselves so exposed to a counter... arrggh.. There's valuable lessons in that defeat if they want to learn them.

Good to see Howard back, machine of a player, has it all, ah well.. keep moving forward

Again though, well done Derry"
They lost, but I thought Dublin looked good. With players to come back, the Dubs won't be far away come Summer time.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2254 - 04/03/2023 19:09:13    2461810

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Replying To SimonstownBack:  "Thought Hurson had a very inconsistent game & gave Dublin very little. Enjoyable game all the same. See yis in Navan!!"
I thought he was shocking.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11322 - 04/03/2023 19:09:50    2461812

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Replying To Eddie the Exile:  "Bring back Joe McQuillan, eh?"
These soft frees will right themselves and we'll have the usual anti ulster bias then

ctowers (Dublin) - Posts: 102 - 04/03/2023 19:21:22    2461817

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Dubs on this forum whinging about referees after what Philly and co got away with for years is laughable. At least try to show grace in defeat, anything else is churlish and childish. Hope Barney had only a small wager at 7-4!!!!

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1614 - 04/03/2023 19:32:07    2461821

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I'd imagine both will have taken a lot from that. Dublin lack composure under pressure and do stupid stuff with the ball you never ever saw up to 3 years ago. Having said that, the younger players are on a steep learning curve and some of them have improved a lot. Don't think he is going to get the mix right unfortunately given the profile of the more experienced lads who are getting on and losing sharpness.

For Derry, it was mostly good in that it was a game they might have lost but won. Same problem arguably as against Galway last year, not presenting much of a goal threat. No score from play in first half was like the semi final too, albeit without same stakes. I expect they will meet again even apart from a possible league final.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 04/03/2023 19:36:42    2461822

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Dubs on this forum whinging about referees after what Philly and co got away with for years is laughable. At least try to show grace in defeat, anything else is churlish and childish. Hope Barney had only a small wager at 7-4!!!!"
If you read the post correctly, you will see i had no bet.

Not whinging at all. Derry won and that's the end of it. Referee was poor and more than Dubs saw that.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 04/03/2023 19:39:34    2461823

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Watched the game and overall thought ref was reasonable enough..thought fitzsimons could have gone maybe 10 minutes earlier..i really enjoyed watching it..Derry were excellent in 2nd half,dubs seemed to lose their way.still think the dubs with mannion,mc caffrey and Howard back at full throttle will be very hard to beat..Derry on the other hand seem to be going with a full strength team every day and I fear it might be hard to keep that going until June or July..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 2301 - 04/03/2023 19:59:13    2461825

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Happy with that performance, crisper than any other game this year.

Don't mind the result really, ref was more of an influence on the game then either team, we were on the wrong end of him, but you get that.

Handy day out.

Be disappointed to go back up.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 4458 - 04/03/2023 20:21:18    2461829

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Happy with that performance, crisper than any other game this year.

Don't mind the result really, ref was more of an influence on the game then either team, we were on the wrong end of him, but you get that.

Handy day out.

Be disappointed to go back up."
Be disappointed to go back up . Absolute nonsense. Too busy thinking about whats said on this board rather than the actual team .

ctowers (Dublin) - Posts: 102 - 04/03/2023 21:11:04    2461837

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Something not right about Dublin and it's not just them lack a strong bench (big change from the strongest bench in Ireland)

Form in this league has highlighted why Dublin have found themselves in Div 2 to begin with. Opening game against Kildare really should have been a draw. only for outstanding save by the Dublin keeper with the last kick out the game Cork would have beaten Dublin and Clare at the very least deserved a draw in Croke park last week.

Sailing that close to wind will come a cropper and tonight was the night against Derry who only needed to play well for one half to win,

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3428 - 04/03/2023 21:44:28    2461852

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Something not right about Dublin and it's not just them lack a strong bench (big change from the strongest bench in Ireland)

Form in this league has highlighted why Dublin have found themselves in Div 2 to begin with. Opening game against Kildare really should have been a draw. only for outstanding save by the Dublin keeper with the last kick out the game Cork would have beaten Dublin and Clare at the very least deserved a draw in Croke park last week.

Sailing that close to wind will come a cropper and tonight was the night against Derry who only needed to play well for one half to win,"
Silly analysis there, Like you're saying all of Dubs narrow league wins should have been draws or losses based on the theory of "ifs and buts". No mention that on the same theory Dublin could have drawn or beaten the Ulster champs and favourites this year in Ulster on their home patch. Sure all is not right in March, but remember this team were relegated last year and then lost to Kerry by last kick of the game, a game they could easily have won based on your silly "ifs and buts" analysis.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 743 - 05/03/2023 08:08:01    2461859

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Replying To ctowers:  "Be disappointed to go back up . Absolute nonsense. Too busy thinking about whats said on this board rather than the actual team ."
Yeah , no, would disagree with you there really!

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 4458 - 05/03/2023 09:41:00    2461864

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Really good to see Brian Howard back last night.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 4458 - 05/03/2023 09:41:45    2461865

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "I'd imagine both will have taken a lot from that. Dublin lack composure under pressure and do stupid stuff with the ball you never ever saw up to 3 years ago. Having said that, the younger players are on a steep learning curve and some of them have improved a lot. Don't think he is going to get the mix right unfortunately given the profile of the more experienced lads who are getting on and losing sharpness.

For Derry, it was mostly good in that it was a game they might have lost but won. Same problem arguably as against Galway last year, not presenting much of a goal threat. No score from play in first half was like the semi final too, albeit without same stakes. I expect they will meet again even apart from a possible league final."
sour grapes much?

DCFCGAA (Derry) - Posts: 65 - 05/03/2023 09:41:55    2461866

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Replying To ctowers:  "These soft frees will right themselves and we'll have the usual anti ulster bias then"
the soft free when the dub ran into glass you mean aye?

DCFCGAA (Derry) - Posts: 65 - 05/03/2023 09:43:00    2461867

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all this ref talk is nonsense, why would a tyrone man do derry any favours?

DCFCGAA (Derry) - Posts: 65 - 05/03/2023 09:50:41    2461870

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Replying To DCFCGAA:  "sour grapes much?"
Which part is "sour grapes"? I said it was "mostly good" which it was, and they won. Derry completely collapsed when it mattered against Galway who are well ahead of Dublin at moment. They beat a mediocre Dublin team showing the same problems and didn't score from play for 36 minutes against a shaky defence. Thems the facts old chap.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2920 - 05/03/2023 10:09:41    2461875

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Replying To sligo joe:  "Silly analysis there, Like you're saying all of Dubs narrow league wins should have been draws or losses based on the theory of "ifs and buts". No mention that on the same theory Dublin could have drawn or beaten the Ulster champs and favourites this year in Ulster on their home patch. Sure all is not right in March, but remember this team were relegated last year and then lost to Kerry by last kick of the game, a game they could easily have won based on your silly "ifs and buts" analysis."
Nothing silly at all. We'll go on that last sentence " beaten Kerry by last kick of the game, a game they could easily have won" based on that alone the Dubs should be showing a lot better than they have in a mediocre Div 2.

Whatever about losing to Division 1 opposition the Dubs should be beating Kildare, Clare, Cork comfortably.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3428 - 05/03/2023 10:29:04    2461880

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Calling Clondalkindub..

Hope all is well with you, haven't seen you posting in a while

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20633 - 05/03/2023 10:48:16    2461887

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