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When You See That Horrible Football (Over And Back ) Now Played People Will Soon Need To Be Payed To Go To A Game

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Replying To Inatfullforward:  "I never once insinuated that players should be drinking but rather in moderation but let's be realistic when young people get together for any social event the vast majority of them enjoy a drink and to be fair a lot of them are more responsible than young people were 20 yrs ago so I would imagine that when consumed responsibly and in moderation there is nothing wrong with alcohol. I've been to so many social events over the years seeing county (and club) players not allowed to have a drink with some of them doing it on the quiet!!, Fair enough not the week or even 2 weeks before a championship game but 2 months plus bans?!! I'm not sure if you are aware but alcohol is not the substance of choice nowadays, yet something far worse that is rampant in every parish in the country!! Strange too that surveys have highlighted serious mental concerns among especially younger players nowadays and there ar campaigns around this. Funny most of those great county players from the past had a balanced social life and they turned out alright with a lot of them reinvesting their time into the GAA. Look I'm by no means saying that we return to the way things were as thats easier said than done but the fun has gone out of it for both supporters and many players and burnout is a serious problem and it's just so unfair on the very people that make it all happen. As for Michael Murphy he did state that he could not give of his best to meet the demands of intercounty football today. I think the clue there is in the word demands. We would take him in Longford on condition he does not retire before 40!!"
Its ok saying moderation with drinking, but where do you draw the line? Previously, you mentioned Meath players being taken away for a knees up before the Leinster final replay in 91. What happens if some of the team have no interest in drinking but feel pressured to do so because their team mates are doing it? Its not really the 'done thing' in modern sport. I agree there should be a window for lads who do want a drink at times when fixtures aren't as congested, but we all have to make sacrifices for different reasons in life too.

I assume the substance you're talking about is PED's? It is a concern and more should definitely be done by the GAA but even pro sports like soccer seem to be turning a blind eye to it and they have more money than sense obviously. But mental health issues stem from a far bigger societal problem for me. Cost of living, cost of housing, social media, employment etc are the main issues today. Problems that existed in the past at different times but never altogether at this rate. Youngsters today have a tough gig just to get on their feet as adults. Most can't think of marriage until they're well into their 30s now, which has to be a constant burden on their shoulders.

I think if the numbers of both players and supporters were taking a hit, then maybe it would be worth looking into things that might see a return to greater numbers but as far as I can see it's business as usual in that regard which tells me most people will still pay to watch and youngsters still want to play the game.

As for Murphy, he is saying those words at 33 and after 15 years of intercounty competitiveness. Most players would be very lucky to last even two thirds of that with their county. I don't think he owes the game much at this stage of things, he will rightly retire a legend of the game. I'd take him for Antrim until the same age btw, but that's because we can never create and harness our own stars unfortunately.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2445 - 11/02/2023 18:35:44    2457847

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Replying To Inatfullforward:  "I never once insinuated that players should be drinking but rather in moderation but let's be realistic when young people get together for any social event the vast majority of them enjoy a drink and to be fair a lot of them are more responsible than young people were 20 yrs ago so I would imagine that when consumed responsibly and in moderation there is nothing wrong with alcohol. I've been to so many social events over the years seeing county (and club) players not allowed to have a drink with some of them doing it on the quiet!!, Fair enough not the week or even 2 weeks before a championship game but 2 months plus bans?!! I'm not sure if you are aware but alcohol is not the substance of choice nowadays, yet something far worse that is rampant in every parish in the country!! Strange too that surveys have highlighted serious mental concerns among especially younger players nowadays and there ar campaigns around this. Funny most of those great county players from the past had a balanced social life and they turned out alright with a lot of them reinvesting their time into the GAA. Look I'm by no means saying that we return to the way things were as thats easier said than done but the fun has gone out of it for both supporters and many players and burnout is a serious problem and it's just so unfair on the very people that make it all happen. As for Michael Murphy he did state that he could not give of his best to meet the demands of intercounty football today. I think the clue there is in the word demands. We would take him in Longford on condition he does not retire before 40!!"
Club football should be enjoyed, you shouldn't be forcing lads to go tea total for a full season, which I have seen happening. Told not to go on stag weekends, managers calling training the morning after big weddings in the club. Bans on drink causes rows as you'll always get lads drinking but some are sneakier than the fool that's caught. Your right, bigger problems in clubs with other substances.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 2097 - 11/02/2023 19:12:27    2457852

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The original rules were made over 125 years ago when diets were different. One simple rule change could be maintain the rules as they were (no mark ) but reduce all teams down to 13 a side, creating more space for forward players. Think attendances will remain ok as gaa taps into an Irish psychology of something local. But outside of passion for my own county the rest of football matches on tg4 have become hard to watch. The Hurling on the other hand, more often than not, throws up great games, just a pity it's not played seriously in more counties

LeitrimLover94 (Leitrim) - Posts: 22 - 12/02/2023 16:45:01    2457937

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Replying To LeitrimLover94:  "The original rules were made over 125 years ago when diets were different. One simple rule change could be maintain the rules as they were (no mark ) but reduce all teams down to 13 a side, creating more space for forward players. Think attendances will remain ok as gaa taps into an Irish psychology of something local. But outside of passion for my own county the rest of football matches on tg4 have become hard to watch. The Hurling on the other hand, more often than not, throws up great games, just a pity it's not played seriously in more counties"
Was just reading last week about Dick Fitzgerald, the Kerry player from the 1900's after whom Fitzerald Stadium is named and who wrote the seminal book "The Rules of Gaelic Football". Apparently he envisaged that the game would eventually evolve into 13-a-side. Maybe it's time to try it? (Would be a help to "weaker counties" too since obviously there's a better chance a county or club with a small pick would be able to muster 13 quality player)

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1931 - 12/02/2023 19:42:19    2457966

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Replying To LeitrimLover94:  "The original rules were made over 125 years ago when diets were different. One simple rule change could be maintain the rules as they were (no mark ) but reduce all teams down to 13 a side, creating more space for forward players. Think attendances will remain ok as gaa taps into an Irish psychology of something local. But outside of passion for my own county the rest of football matches on tg4 have become hard to watch. The Hurling on the other hand, more often than not, throws up great games, just a pity it's not played seriously in more counties"
There is plenty of space for forwards inside the D but they don't seem to want to go onto it for some reason.
Hence the passing sideways, backways while supposedly attacking.

Breffni1969 (Cavan) - Posts: 510 - 12/02/2023 20:08:17    2457983

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Tomsmith here

well read this from Saynothing from County Tyrone

Todays game is 10 times the game played in the past, give me a Division 4 game today over the "great " 47 final any day.
Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1520 - 10/02/2023 08:51:15

Well its Odious that a young scutt of 15 hunner posts would slag Cavans great victory over Kerry .
This must have been one of the greatest victories for the underdogs ever.. . The great Mrs T says that in her Gaa lineage (no one ever remembers Cavan winning amore important game) particulary away over in America.
But back to the two buck that caused the Rule changes, sure if it happened in Autralia ( with cricket) the British mainland (with Soccer) or America with basketball well both of them bucks would be able to go outside the front door evermore

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3923 - 12/02/2023 20:46:35    2457992

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Replying To LeitrimLover94:  "The original rules were made over 125 years ago when diets were different. One simple rule change could be maintain the rules as they were (no mark ) but reduce all teams down to 13 a side, creating more space for forward players. Think attendances will remain ok as gaa taps into an Irish psychology of something local. But outside of passion for my own county the rest of football matches on tg4 have become hard to watch. The Hurling on the other hand, more often than not, throws up great games, just a pity it's not played seriously in more counties"
In soccer the players have near 650 sq metres space, in GAA the players have near 1000 sq metres. Plenty of space.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 2097 - 12/02/2023 20:55:48    2457996

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One way to show off is to moan about the "low standards of [sport/music/TV shows etc etc] today". The unsubtle underlying message is that you're a person of great taste and discernment, and that anyone who disagrees with you knows nothing.

I watched the schools MacRory cup (17 and 18 year olds) final today, enjoyed it. A defender came up the field and scored a cracking long-range point. (In the 70s, a defender going past midfield needed a passport lol.) Just as I enjoyed Armagh v Mayo last week. There must be something wrong with me. I've been enjoying going to games for over 50 years now. Maybe one day I'll be whiney, superior and miserable, but until then I'll continue to thank God for the GAA, the best thing about Ireland.

points50swiththeargyllsonthewrongfeet (Tyrone) - Posts: 261 - 12/02/2023 21:32:06    2458006

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

well read this from Saynothing from County Tyrone

Todays game is 10 times the game played in the past, give me a Division 4 game today over the "great " 47 final any day.
Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1520 - 10/02/2023 08:51:15

Well its Odious that a young scutt of 15 hunner posts would slag Cavans great victory over Kerry .
This must have been one of the greatest victories for the underdogs ever.. . The great Mrs T says that in her Gaa lineage (no one ever remembers Cavan winning amore important game) particulary away over in America.
But back to the two buck that caused the Rule changes, sure if it happened in Autralia ( with cricket) the British mainland (with Soccer) or America with basketball well both of them bucks would be able to go outside the front door evermore"
When the pints are in the wits out.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 2097 - 12/02/2023 21:53:05    2458008

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Replying To Saynothing:  "
Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

well read this from Saynothing from County Tyrone

Todays game is 10 times the game played in the past, give me a Division 4 game today over the "great " 47 final any day.
Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1520 - 10/02/2023 08:51:15

Well its Odious that a young scutt of 15 hunner posts would slag Cavans great victory over Kerry .
This must have been one of the greatest victories for the underdogs ever.. . The great Mrs T says that in her Gaa lineage (no one ever remembers Cavan winning amore important game) particulary away over in America.
But back to the two buck that caused the Rule changes, sure if it happened in Autralia ( with cricket) the British mainland (with Soccer) or America with basketball well both of them bucks would be able to go outside the front door evermore"
When the pints are in the wits out."
He's from Monaghan! The constant trolling of Cavan, Tyrone, etc, is a symptom of an inferiority complex or something. Junior poster, Mrs T, the great Cavan gaels, mean Cavan people; he's a hindrance to proper banter and debate on this platform. I'd wager that many who have stopped posting were tired of his constant disruption of debate. Don't engage with him.

Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 128 - 13/02/2023 17:52:38    2458152

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Replying To Saynothing:  "
Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

well read this from Saynothing from County Tyrone

Todays game is 10 times the game played in the past, give me a Division 4 game today over the "great " 47 final any day.
Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1520 - 10/02/2023 08:51:15

Well its Odious that a young scutt of 15 hunner posts would slag Cavans great victory over Kerry .
This must have been one of the greatest victories for the underdogs ever.. . The great Mrs T says that in her Gaa lineage (no one ever remembers Cavan winning amore important game) particulary away over in America.
But back to the two buck that caused the Rule changes, sure if it happened in Autralia ( with cricket) the British mainland (with Soccer) or America with basketball well both of them bucks would be able to go outside the front door evermore"
When the pints are in the wits out."
He's just winding people up. He's a Monaghan man who enjoys trolling his neighbours.

Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 128 - 13/02/2023 19:49:48    2458165

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Replying To Fontofwisdom:  "
Replying To Saynothing:  "[quote=tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

well read this from Saynothing from County Tyrone

Todays game is 10 times the game played in the past, give me a Division 4 game today over the "great " 47 final any day.
Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1520 - 10/02/2023 08:51:15

Well its Odious that a young scutt of 15 hunner posts would slag Cavans great victory over Kerry .
This must have been one of the greatest victories for the underdogs ever.. . The great Mrs T says that in her Gaa lineage (no one ever remembers Cavan winning amore important game) particulary away over in America.
But back to the two buck that caused the Rule changes, sure if it happened in Autralia ( with cricket) the British mainland (with Soccer) or America with basketball well both of them bucks would be able to go outside the front door evermore"
When the pints are in the wits out."
He's from Monaghan! The constant trolling of Cavan, Tyrone, etc, is a symptom of an inferiority complex or something. Junior poster, Mrs T, the great Cavan gaels, mean Cavan people; he's a hindrance to proper banter and debate on this platform. I'd wager that many who have stopped posting were tired of his constant disruption of debate. Don't engage with him."]Fontofwisdom now of 9 posts under this non de plumb
Tomsmith here
Great to see you back again even under anew handle,
But please make no further reference to the great Mrs T in your posts

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3923 - 14/02/2023 21:55:44    2458349

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Replying To tomsmith:  "
Replying To Fontofwisdom:  "[quote=Saynothing:  "[quote=tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

well read this from Saynothing from County Tyrone

Todays game is 10 times the game played in the past, give me a Division 4 game today over the "great " 47 final any day.
Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1520 - 10/02/2023 08:51:15

Well its Odious that a young scutt of 15 hunner posts would slag Cavans great victory over Kerry .
This must have been one of the greatest victories for the underdogs ever.. . The great Mrs T says that in her Gaa lineage (no one ever remembers Cavan winning amore important game) particulary away over in America.
But back to the two buck that caused the Rule changes, sure if it happened in Autralia ( with cricket) the British mainland (with Soccer) or America with basketball well both of them bucks would be able to go outside the front door evermore"
When the pints are in the wits out."
He's from Monaghan! The constant trolling of Cavan, Tyrone, etc, is a symptom of an inferiority complex or something. Junior poster, Mrs T, the great Cavan gaels, mean Cavan people; he's a hindrance to proper banter and debate on this platform. I'd wager that many who have stopped posting were tired of his constant disruption of debate. Don't engage with him."]Fontofwisdom now of 9 posts under this non de plumb
Tomsmith here
Great to see you back again even under anew handle,
But please make no further reference to the great Mrs T in your posts"]Nice try. You should concentrate on supporting your own county. I won't let you know how you did it but you outed yourself as being from the Farney. Good luck in Div 1 this year. You need a few wins or you'll be playing us in division two next year.

Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 128 - 15/02/2023 10:40:43    2458360

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Replying To Fontofwisdom:  "
Replying To tomsmith:  "[quote=Fontofwisdom:  "[quote=Saynothing:  "[quote=tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

well read this from Saynothing from County Tyrone

Todays game is 10 times the game played in the past, give me a Division 4 game today over the "great " 47 final any day.
Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 1520 - 10/02/2023 08:51:15

Well its Odious that a young scutt of 15 hunner posts would slag Cavans great victory over Kerry .
This must have been one of the greatest victories for the underdogs ever.. . The great Mrs T says that in her Gaa lineage (no one ever remembers Cavan winning amore important game) particulary away over in America.
But back to the two buck that caused the Rule changes, sure if it happened in Autralia ( with cricket) the British mainland (with Soccer) or America with basketball well both of them bucks would be able to go outside the front door evermore"
When the pints are in the wits out."
He's from Monaghan! The constant trolling of Cavan, Tyrone, etc, is a symptom of an inferiority complex or something. Junior poster, Mrs T, the great Cavan gaels, mean Cavan people; he's a hindrance to proper banter and debate on this platform. I'd wager that many who have stopped posting were tired of his constant disruption of debate. Don't engage with him."]Fontofwisdom now of 9 posts under this non de plumb
Tomsmith here
Great to see you back again even under anew handle,
But please make no further reference to the great Mrs T in your posts"]Nice try. You should concentrate on supporting your own county. I won't let you know how you did it but you outed yourself as being from the Farney. Good luck in Div 1 this year. You need a few wins or you'll be playing us in division two next year."]Font of wisdom of 10 Posts

Tomsmith here.

As I said its great to see you posting under one of your lesser known/used handles.
Agh was just saying that the great Mrs T is not appreciating and one questioning ( she has made excellent choices in life sofar) her judgement on all matters. It was discussed in the Imperial whether I should respond or not to your comment.
I feel and it was left to me, that I will only speak about the subject matter.
I say that the two buckooes that created defensive football, short passing, back passing ect should be ousted from the Gaa. When we had David Givney ( Who I discovered myself) at his prime it was a kick it in high to Givney and he would do the rest.
Please restore football like it was like in the past , sure the style of football played by the 1947 Team that won an All ireland in Newyork when the mighty Kerry was felled would be very enjoyable to watch..
Cavan Gaels play lovely football

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3923 - 15/02/2023 13:58:56    2458403

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Replying To tomsmith:  "When the pints are in the wits out."
He's from Monaghan! The constant trolling of Cavan, Tyrone, etc, is a symptom of an inferiority complex or something. Junior poster, Mrs T, the great Cavan gaels, mean Cavan people; he's a hindrance to proper banter and debate on this platform. I'd wager that many who have stopped posting were tired of his constant disruption of debate. Don't engage with him."]Fontofwisdom now of 9 posts under this non de plumb
Tomsmith here
Great to see you back again even under anew handle,
But please make no further reference to the great Mrs T in your posts"]Nice try. You should concentrate on supporting your own county. I won't let you know how you did it but you outed yourself as being from the Farney. Good luck in Div 1 this year. You need a few wins or you'll be playing us in division two next year."]Font of wisdom of 10 Posts

Tomsmith here.

As I said its great to see you posting under one of your lesser known/used handles.
Agh was just saying that the great Mrs T is not appreciating and one questioning ( she has made excellent choices in life sofar) her judgement on all matters. It was discussed in the Imperial whether I should respond or not to your comment.
I feel and it was left to me, that I will only speak about the subject matter.
I say that the two buckooes that created defensive football, short passing, back passing ect should be ousted from the Gaa. When we had David Givney ( Who I discovered myself) at his prime it was a kick it in high to Givney and he would do the rest.
Please restore football like it was like in the past , sure the style of football played by the 1947 Team that won an All ireland in Newyork when the mighty Kerry was felled would be very enjoyable to watch..
Cavan Gaels play lovely football"]It's the same old lines over and over again. Mrs T, the Imperial, great Cavan Gaels, Junior poster. It doesn't change the fact that I outed you as a Monaghan man. Enough of the trolling and back to talk about football. On that subject, do you feel yous can get enough points to stay in Div 1? Ps. I'm intrigued as to what other identity you think I post under.

Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 128 - 15/02/2023 14:24:28    2458411

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Replying To Fontofwisdom:  "He's from Monaghan! The constant trolling of Cavan, Tyrone, etc, is a symptom of an inferiority complex or something. Junior poster, Mrs T, the great Cavan gaels, mean Cavan people; he's a hindrance to proper banter and debate on this platform. I'd wager that many who have stopped posting were tired of his constant disruption of debate. Don't engage with him."
Fontofwisdom now of 9 posts under this non de plumb
Tomsmith here
Great to see you back again even under anew handle,
But please make no further reference to the great Mrs T in your posts"]Nice try. You should concentrate on supporting your own county. I won't let you know how you did it but you outed yourself as being from the Farney. Good luck in Div 1 this year. You need a few wins or you'll be playing us in division two next year."]Font of wisdom of 10 Posts

Tomsmith here.

As I said its great to see you posting under one of your lesser known/used handles.
Agh was just saying that the great Mrs T is not appreciating and one questioning ( she has made excellent choices in life sofar) her judgement on all matters. It was discussed in the Imperial whether I should respond or not to your comment.
I feel and it was left to me, that I will only speak about the subject matter.
I say that the two buckooes that created defensive football, short passing, back passing ect should be ousted from the Gaa. When we had David Givney ( Who I discovered myself) at his prime it was a kick it in high to Givney and he would do the rest.
Please restore football like it was like in the past , sure the style of football played by the 1947 Team that won an All ireland in Newyork when the mighty Kerry was felled would be very enjoyable to watch..
Cavan Gaels play lovely football"]It's the same old lines over and over again. Mrs T, the Imperial, great Cavan Gaels, Junior poster. It doesn't change the fact that I outed you as a Monaghan man. Enough of the trolling and back to talk about football. On that subject, do you feel yous can get enough points to stay in Div 1? Ps. I'm intrigued as to what other identity you think I post under."]FONTOFWOSDOM of 11posts
Tomsmith here..
I remember when I was a junior poster ( ough in double figures your now up to 11 under this handle) I was very careful before I would press the send button to let the great Mrs T look over everything . As a word of advice Fontofwisdom you could do the same as indeed you have come on greatly in the past number of years. But it intrigues me as to why you alternate / Post under different handles.
Enought advice given now to the football . I have said in the past that this virus has spread down to Junior Club football in every County. I was away down/over in West Cavan and I watched a game and low and behold over and back the field,, sure it was like watching paint dry.. Even the Gaels had a touch of contamination to their play in the latter part of 2022. I dont like it and I feel that it could sound the death knell for Gaelic football supporters

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3923 - 16/02/2023 07:24:20    2458455

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Just keep whinging about the state of the game like the oul dolls they binned off the Sunday Game. That'll solve everything, keep the faith. Marty McFly will pick you up in the Delorean and take you back to the 1950s again.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2445 - 16/02/2023 11:14:41    2458481

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Fontofwisdom now of 9 posts under this non de plumb
Tomsmith here
Great to see you back again even under anew handle,
But please make no further reference to the great Mrs T in your posts"
Nice try. You should concentrate on supporting your own county. I won't let you know how you did it but you outed yourself as being from the Farney. Good luck in Div 1 this year. You need a few wins or you'll be playing us in division two next year."]Font of wisdom of 10 Posts

Tomsmith here.

As I said its great to see you posting under one of your lesser known/used handles.
Agh was just saying that the great Mrs T is not appreciating and one questioning ( she has made excellent choices in life sofar) her judgement on all matters. It was discussed in the Imperial whether I should respond or not to your comment.
I feel and it was left to me, that I will only speak about the subject matter.
I say that the two buckooes that created defensive football, short passing, back passing ect should be ousted from the Gaa. When we had David Givney ( Who I discovered myself) at his prime it was a kick it in high to Givney and he would do the rest.
Please restore football like it was like in the past , sure the style of football played by the 1947 Team that won an All ireland in Newyork when the mighty Kerry was felled would be very enjoyable to watch..
Cavan Gaels play lovely football"]It's the same old lines over and over again. Mrs T, the Imperial, great Cavan Gaels, Junior poster. It doesn't change the fact that I outed you as a Monaghan man. Enough of the trolling and back to talk about football. On that subject, do you feel yous can get enough points to stay in Div 1? Ps. I'm intrigued as to what other identity you think I post under."]FONTOFWOSDOM of 11posts
Tomsmith here..
I remember when I was a junior poster ( ough in double figures your now up to 11 under this handle) I was very careful before I would press the send button to let the great Mrs T look over everything . As a word of advice Fontofwisdom you could do the same as indeed you have come on greatly in the past number of years. But it intrigues me as to why you alternate / Post under different handles.
Enought advice given now to the football . I have said in the past that this virus has spread down to Junior Club football in every County. I was away down/over in West Cavan and I watched a game and low and behold over and back the field,, sure it was like watching paint dry.. Even the Gaels had a touch of contamination to their play in the latter part of 2022. I dont like it and I feel that it could sound the death knell for Gaelic football supporters"]Get on the bus Tom, your helmet has your name on it.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 2097 - 16/02/2023 11:23:48    2458483

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Fontofwisdom now of 9 posts under this non de plumb
Tomsmith here
Great to see you back again even under anew handle,
But please make no further reference to the great Mrs T in your posts"
Nice try. You should concentrate on supporting your own county. I won't let you know how you did it but you outed yourself as being from the Farney. Good luck in Div 1 this year. You need a few wins or you'll be playing us in division two next year."]Font of wisdom of 10 Posts

Tomsmith here.

As I said its great to see you posting under one of your lesser known/used handles.
Agh was just saying that the great Mrs T is not appreciating and one questioning ( she has made excellent choices in life sofar) her judgement on all matters. It was discussed in the Imperial whether I should respond or not to your comment.
I feel and it was left to me, that I will only speak about the subject matter.
I say that the two buckooes that created defensive football, short passing, back passing ect should be ousted from the Gaa. When we had David Givney ( Who I discovered myself) at his prime it was a kick it in high to Givney and he would do the rest.
Please restore football like it was like in the past , sure the style of football played by the 1947 Team that won an All ireland in Newyork when the mighty Kerry was felled would be very enjoyable to watch..
Cavan Gaels play lovely football"]It's the same old lines over and over again. Mrs T, the Imperial, great Cavan Gaels, Junior poster. It doesn't change the fact that I outed you as a Monaghan man. Enough of the trolling and back to talk about football. On that subject, do you feel yous can get enough points to stay in Div 1? Ps. I'm intrigued as to what other identity you think I post under."]FONTOFWOSDOM of 11posts
Tomsmith here..
I remember when I was a junior poster ( ough in double figures your now up to 11 under this handle) I was very careful before I would press the send button to let the great Mrs T look over everything . As a word of advice Fontofwisdom you could do the same as indeed you have come on greatly in the past number of years. But it intrigues me as to why you alternate / Post under different handles.
Enought advice given now to the football . I have said in the past that this virus has spread down to Junior Club football in every County. I was away down/over in West Cavan and I watched a game and low and behold over and back the field,, sure it was like watching paint dry.. Even the Gaels had a touch of contamination to their play in the latter part of 2022. I dont like it and I feel that it could sound the death knell for Gaelic football supporters"]From that post I infer that you've never watched a club game in West Cavan, or Cavan for that matter. I take it you're from North Monaghan so? Which West Cavan club was playing this defensive football so?

Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 128 - 16/02/2023 21:21:56    2458596

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Replying To Fontofwisdom:  "Nice try. You should concentrate on supporting your own county. I won't let you know how you did it but you outed yourself as being from the Farney. Good luck in Div 1 this year. You need a few wins or you'll be playing us in division two next year."
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Tomsmith here.

As I said its great to see you posting under one of your lesser known/used handles.
Agh was just saying that the great Mrs T is not appreciating and one questioning ( she has made excellent choices in life sofar) her judgement on all matters. It was discussed in the Imperial whether I should respond or not to your comment.
I feel and it was left to me, that I will only speak about the subject matter.
I say that the two buckooes that created defensive football, short passing, back passing ect should be ousted from the Gaa. When we had David Givney ( Who I discovered myself) at his prime it was a kick it in high to Givney and he would do the rest.
Please restore football like it was like in the past , sure the style of football played by the 1947 Team that won an All ireland in Newyork when the mighty Kerry was felled would be very enjoyable to watch..
Cavan Gaels play lovely football"]It's the same old lines over and over again. Mrs T, the Imperial, great Cavan Gaels, Junior poster. It doesn't change the fact that I outed you as a Monaghan man. Enough of the trolling and back to talk about football. On that subject, do you feel yous can get enough points to stay in Div 1? Ps. I'm intrigued as to what other identity you think I post under."]FONTOFWOSDOM of 11posts
Tomsmith here..
I remember when I was a junior poster ( ough in double figures your now up to 11 under this handle) I was very careful before I would press the send button to let the great Mrs T look over everything . As a word of advice Fontofwisdom you could do the same as indeed you have come on greatly in the past number of years. But it intrigues me as to why you alternate / Post under different handles.
Enought advice given now to the football . I have said in the past that this virus has spread down to Junior Club football in every County. I was away down/over in West Cavan and I watched a game and low and behold over and back the field,, sure it was like watching paint dry.. Even the Gaels had a touch of contamination to their play in the latter part of 2022. I dont like it and I feel that it could sound the death knell for Gaelic football supporters"]From that post I infer that you've never watched a club game in West Cavan, or Cavan for that matter. I take it you're from North Monaghan so? Which West Cavan club was playing this defensive football so?"]Fontofwisdon
Hello Fontof wisdom now now of 25 Posts . sorry sorry now of 15posts. I never said I was a Monaghan man. I am a Cavan Gaels man true and true, I have admired the Gaels all my life and wonder if all the Country players were allowed to transfer into the Club would we be like Xmaglen a real force in Cavan and Ulster.
I say that the type of football currently played in Ulster is a real turn off for netural supporters

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3923 - 21/02/2023 21:42:06    2459688

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