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Replying To Fontofwisdom:  "I know at least one of Tom's other 'handles', as he'd say himself. When you see the similarities between the two handles posts, you'll see it too. He has some memory on him, to remember all the logins and passwords. Oddly enough, this one isn't from Monaghan either. I doubt either Donegal or their all Ireland winning coach are bothered by what Monaghan supporters think of them."
Font of Wisdom of 187 posts HU Hu
Tomsmith here from Cavan Town

Font of wisdom ough what a uppish handle to use for your 187 Posts .
To challenge a senior Poster like Tomsmith who (is aided / guided by the great Mrs T) over the years has been in the fore front of intelligent posts on Hoganstand.
But anyway Font of wisdom of 187 posts or is it 87posts you simply say verylittle in relation to the negative aspect of the current Gaa game.
I feel that supporters should demand a refund from the Gateman if not happy with the players performance

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3897 - 10/06/2023 21:54:24    2485388

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Replying To Sssthe:  "You are completely out of touch with the game if you think any of these ideas would help the game.

Almost all of them ideas help blanket or zonal defensive systems not hurt them. If you can't kick the ball out short every teams going to drop off kickouts preventing any sort of fast transition in the same way Roscommon did against mayo earlier in the year. This slows the game down and promotes defensive football.

If you ban back passes every team will just drop off their opposition into a blanket defense since there opponents have to kick straight too them. At all times there will be 15 players behind the ball and pressing up would be pointless.

You ban more than one hand pass it becomes nearly impossible to break down a blanket defense since it make running at it pretty much impossible since one you go into a tackle you can't get rid of the ball and are going be turnovered. And kicking into a blanket defense just leads to failure.

Kicking off the ground again slows down the game. Stops teams from playing on quickly. Makes any sort of fast transition impossible. Promotes cynical fouling since your going to kill your opponents momentum and stop them going forward quickly. Also helps the blanket defense since it makes it more easy for teams to get set up in that kind of shape.

The ideas your proposing are utterly stupid and would promote boring defensive football."
That last line gave me a laugh. "The ideas you're proposing are utterly stupid and would promote boring defensive football"

So it's about the degree of boredom one can tolerate then, yeah?

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1917 - 10/06/2023 22:33:50    2485400

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Font of Wisdom of 187 posts HU Hu
Tomsmith here from Cavan Town

Font of wisdom ough what a uppish handle to use for your 187 Posts .
To challenge a senior Poster like Tomsmith who (is aided / guided by the great Mrs T) over the years has been in the fore front of intelligent posts on Hoganstand.
But anyway Font of wisdom of 187 posts or is it 87posts you simply say verylittle in relation to the negative aspect of the current Gaa game.
I feel that supporters should demand a refund from the Gateman if not happy with the players performance"
I prefer not to debate with you Tom. Although I agree that you were yourself a decent footballer and played a brand that was different to what we watch now, your modus operandi here is to troll. You're using accounts purporting to be from a few different counties, purely to disrupt real debate.

Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 128 - 11/06/2023 23:09:05    2485654

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Tom smith and his good wife maybe the most visionary posters on this forum. It is true that the GAA is concerned about the attractiveness of Gaelic Football, and maybe is no coincidence that weeks after our esteemed Tom Smith posting his concerns, the top official in the GAA ( O' Donovan) has proposed rule changes to the game. Maybe he should consult Tom before doing anything in future!

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 262 - 13/06/2023 16:50:04    2486264

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "Tom smith and his good wife maybe the most visionary posters on this forum. It is true that the GAA is concerned about the attractiveness of Gaelic Football, and maybe is no coincidence that weeks after our esteemed Tom Smith posting his concerns, the top official in the GAA ( O' Donovan) has proposed rule changes to the game. Maybe he should consult Tom before doing anything in future!"
Tom, another county! How do you remember all the passwords?

Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 128 - 14/06/2023 09:06:52    2486351

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I'll keep this as short as I can, I would like to post here more often but no, the first 3 or 4 posts of mine were short and reasonable but were ignored and that's all right by me but were I read here and see how a particular poster can start a thread of nonsense and then hijack it to suit him / her self beats me, the same poster can succeed in getting responses from long term good posters, maybe if I started posting nonsense stuff it would work for me.

Cuhullain (Kildare) - Posts: 278 - 14/06/2023 10:43:40    2486376

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For a poster whose widely mocked and dismissed as a wum on this forum,, Tomsmith doesn't half get people talking

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1796 - 14/06/2023 11:09:04    2486383

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Replying To Cuhullain:  "I'll keep this as short as I can, I would like to post here more often but no, the first 3 or 4 posts of mine were short and reasonable but were ignored and that's all right by me but were I read here and see how a particular poster can start a thread of nonsense and then hijack it to suit him / her self beats me, the same poster can succeed in getting responses from long term good posters, maybe if I started posting nonsense stuff it would work for me."
Seems to work in USA. The most radical politicians get the attention, like Trump, Marjorie Taylor Greene and controversial talk show hosts like the recently departed Tucker Carlson, and Hannity. The venerable Tom Smith is not associated with this crowd, and for a Cavan man talks a lot of sense. I still feel that Cavan were robbed by referee against Cork in 1967 semifinal. Cork won by a point, got a penalty that shouldn't have been given, and Cavan denied a penalty! The Breffni will be back!

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 262 - 14/06/2023 11:56:13    2486404

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Replying To Galway9801:  "For a poster whose widely mocked and dismissed as a wum on this forum,, Tomsmith doesn't half get people talking"
Tom Smith has over 3000 posts, and very likely could be an administrator on this forum. Anybody with this amount of posts, is quite likely running the show!

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 262 - 14/06/2023 13:00:00    2486424

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "Tom Smith has over 3000 posts, and very likely could be an administrator on this forum. Anybody with this amount of posts, is quite likely running the show!"
There is very few administrators.
there is moderators. big difference between a moderator and administrator

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3549 - 14/06/2023 13:54:22    2486429

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Replying To KillingFields:  "There is very few administrators.
there is moderators. big difference between a moderator and administrator"
I don't know any.

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 262 - 14/06/2023 19:47:46    2486521

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Replying To Cuhullain:  "I'll keep this as short as I can, I would like to post here more often but no, the first 3 or 4 posts of mine were short and reasonable but were ignored and that's all right by me but were I read here and see how a particular poster can start a thread of nonsense and then hijack it to suit him / her self beats me, the same poster can succeed in getting responses from long term good posters, maybe if I started posting nonsense stuff it would work for me."
'Tom' is quite well known in gaa circles and I doubt people would associate him with the kind of low blow trolling he engages in on this forum.

Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 128 - 15/06/2023 09:35:30    2486571

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Fantastic weekend in the football championship. Very unfair the early stages of the football championship being compared to the hurling which had 4 of the top 6 teams competing for places in the latter stages.

Football starting to heat up now. A great weekend with lots of shocks and twists and turns. And next weekend looks even better again with 4 cracking knockout ties. You wouldn't want to be putting too much money on any of the games - all very hard to call.

Less possession football now that teams are playing for their lives.

A Another (None) - Posts: 193 - 19/06/2023 10:29:39    2487120

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Replying To A Another:  "Fantastic weekend in the football championship. Very unfair the early stages of the football championship being compared to the hurling which had 4 of the top 6 teams competing for places in the latter stages.

Football starting to heat up now. A great weekend with lots of shocks and twists and turns. And next weekend looks even better again with 4 cracking knockout ties. You wouldn't want to be putting too much money on any of the games - all very hard to call.

Less possession football now that teams are playing for their lives."
Replying To Cuhullain: "I'll keep this as short as I can, I would like to post here more often but no, the first 3 or 4 posts of mine were short and reasonable but were ignored and that's all right by me but were I read here and see how a particular poster can start a thread of nonsense and then hijack it to suit him / her self beats me, the same poster can succeed in getting responses from long term good posters, maybe if I started posting nonsense stuff it would work for me."
'Tom' is quite well known in gaa circles and I doubt people would associate him with the kind of low blow trolling he engages in on this forum.
Fontofwisdom (Cavan) - Posts: 95 -

Tomsmith here

Poor Cuhullain
Tomsmith here

As a senior Poster of longstanding who posts excellent intelligent posts ( assisted by the great Mrs T) I have sympathy for you if your Posts did not reach the Hoganstand high standard .
If you could get in touch with forerblue Cavan , Viking or that other fellow who uses Killing Fields from ough County Limerick some of them could guide you in how to compile a rubbish posts and get it printed on the board. I can name a few other rubbish posters or should I say posters of rubbish who slipped through the net with inferior posts.
As a senior poster we do endeavour to maintain a high standard on this site and as such inferior posts like font of wisdons do sometime slip through

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3897 - 19/06/2023 13:10:06    2487300

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