"Why Should Anybody Have The God-Given Right To See All Games On Television?" - 19 Like(s)
"Why should anybody have the God-given right to see all games on television? That was never the case back in the day and we all survived. Just because it's a luxury that's available nowadays and some people can pay for it, other people may choose not, and we'll all have the luxury of seeing highlights afterwards if we didn't go to the game."
I don't think I've read something so spot on RE: televised games in all my life.
People might not like hearing it, but its true. Good man Mickey.
All this mumbo jumbo about the elderly who cant make it to the game, or people who cant afford it, or those in care homes etc, while its unfortunate and not nice that those people cant see their county play on tele, What about 30 or 40 years ago when there was one game a week if you were lucky?. How did the elderly, people who couldn't get to the game itself, or those in care homes manage to see their county back then ? They didn't.
And whats more, it only seems to be an issue talked about for the big games. What about followers of Sligo football for example ? Wicklow, Antrim football. The ulster and Connaught hurling teams ? None of their games were broadcast live to the elderly or those who couldnt afford to go to in Sligo, Wicklow, antrim etc. Nobody cared about them. Nobody was having a go at RTE/SKY etc for not showing Any Wicklow football games to the elderly in Bray or Greystones, those in Wicklow care homes that may want to watch their county.
The fact of the matter is this, There is more GAA games shown live/exclusively live now than ever before. Its impossible to please everyone. Its unfortunate but if for whatever reason you cant go the game and its not shown on tele, then that's just how it is. Some of us support other teams in other sports, we cant go to all their games, we cant watch them all on the box either, you don't hear other fans giving it socks about their organisations being a disgrace.
Its impossible to show every single inter county game on tele, and every single club game on tele. Impossible. But of course you have the cry-a**ing GAA people who moan and whinge and want everything for free, as if the whole organisation runs on monopoly money. Have a day off.
I drive a VW golf, and id love to buy a brand spanking new one in January, but I cant afford it. So I wont get one. Do I expect VW to just bend over and hand me one FOC cause I want one ? no. So why should we expect to be able to watch games for free on the telebox ? Where does this type of pathetic, entitlement come from ?
waynoI (National) - 06/08/2019 13:47:13
Disingenuous, Disgusting, Odious, Nasty!! - 16 Like(s)
Just some of the words Ewan McKenna placed ina tweet about Jim Gavin over the weekend.
I think that's very harsh if you dont know the man personally. Totally uncalled for in my view.
If people want to talk about Dublin playing two games in croke park, their finances, population etc then fine I respect that, and if people feel jim gavin comes across as a bit patronizing and boring, fine, I accept that too, but surely McKenna went over the line in describing jim as disgusting, nasty and odious..
Or maybe he didnt?
Am I just reading too much into it ? Seems very personal to me. No need for it.
waynoI (National) - 22/07/2019 14:22:11
NFL Division 1 - 15 Like(s)
Fair play for the concern Rich me oul bud but with 7 all Irelands in the last decade, millions of leinsters, Allianz leagues, unbeaten record and the like, Even if the whole thing was to fall apart under Farrell I reckon id be happy with our lot for a few years. No pressure on us. But still like, we will play D1 football next year despite being brutal in the league so far so every cloud and all that...
waynoI (National) - 03/03/2020 12:42:30
Meath V Dublin - 15 Like(s)
What are you even talking about ?
Im talking about RD thinking he is a guy with inside knowledge of everything, even the Dublin camp. Nobody on this forum from anywhere knows whats going on in the Dublin camp or can say Dublin genuinely fear anyone. Therefore everything out of RD's mouth is nonsense, like almost every single one of the points he makes. Lives in a fantasy world.
Of course Jim Gavin wont be taking Meath lightly, where did I say he would?
waynoI (Meath) - 16/06/2019 16:20:42
Meath V Dublin - 15 Like(s)
how do you know who Dublin are/aren't worried about ?
you go on like this "In The Know" character on here. Nobody knows anything about what the Dublin management feel outside of the camp cause nothing gets out.
You have told this fantasy story about how some fella in the stand in PL was raving about James Conlon v Carlow
And you expect us to take your word on that ?
Have a day off dude! You chat absolute guff, nothing you say can be taken seriously.
waynoI (Meath) - 16/06/2019 13:58:49
38 In-A-Row - 15 Like(s)
Not sure what the Dublin footballers have to do with a Waterford club winning 38 SLF titles in a row but there ya have it, Dublin living rent free in Kerrys head.
Well done Ballymacarbry.
waynoI (National) - 24/09/2019 11:07:04
Meath V Fermanagh - 15 Like(s)
RD it's mad how many thumbs down you get from your fellow county men
waynoI (Meath) - 21/03/2019 15:07:32
O Byrne Cup 2019 - 14 Like(s)
like i said its only an obc game so yeah wouldn't be overly stressed out if i was a Meath fan, all im saying is considering the advantages meath had over dublin in terms of training in their legs, more game time (3 games to dublins 0) therefore more experience or the new rules, a stronger starting team etc, i expected Meath to win comfortably especially when they where 1-04 to 0-02 up, and while you dont write the whole season off based on an obyrne cup game in January, id be a bit downheartened by that, but some are glass half empty kinda people and some are glass half full. each to their own.
i agree alot of dublin guys would have gone out trying to prove a point, but then so did Meaths lads especially the forward players. The defence was strong in personnel anyways. And it doesnt matter how hard the dublin lads where trying to prove a point, theyre still 3rd string you cant get away from that just cause theyre trying to prove a pt. Thats kinda the whole idea of lads trying to make it... theyll work hard
waynoI (Meath) - 13/01/2019 11:29:40
MONEY - 14 Like(s)
Hope you are well bud.
I've done a small bit of research and from the studies ive done I can confirm that Dublin 2015-2019 is, a 5 in a row winning team thus making them the greatest team senior mens GAA team in both codes, of all time.
I can also confirm that Dublin will winter well.
And furthermore, I can confirm that in 2020, we will be going for 6 in a row.
Hope my studies help. Have a pleasant day.
My kindest regards.
waynoI (National) - 24/09/2019 11:01:42
Meath V Kildare - 14 Like(s)
You say "Meath have a slight eye on a certain bigger blue fish" and in the next breath follow that up with "we cannot and must not be complacent". The irony of your post isnt lost. Hope they murder yous ha
waynoI (National) - 08/11/2020 20:00:46
2019 Division 1 League Final. - 14 Like(s)
Jesus a Kerry man interested in a league final ? If this continues someone will need to take matters into their own hands and hire a mini bus
waynoI (National) - 24/03/2019 20:40:16
O Byrne Cup 2019 - 13 Like(s)
dont mean to be pedantic but its still a third strength dublin team
30+ lads where on a caribbean cruise.. thats our whole panel. Our first 15, our second 15 and so tonight was our third 15 with every single one of the 30 odd that went not involved/seeing game time.
just cause alot of those players may make other teams doesnt mean they arent dublins third strength. Thats like saying man city players that are regularly on the bench arent second choice vause theyd start for most pl clubs.
On the game, fully expected a meath win. They have more game time under their belt. Have beeb training longer, have had more in game experience with the new experimental rules, had a far more experienced team against a team who for the most part have never played together, a manager who was sitting on a cruise ship on monday, have played no games with the new rules and had players dropping all over the gaff with cramp late on, and only one run out where your 2 pt win in navan didnt do you justice. While you obviously dont read a whole lot into that, its a bit disconcerting as i said on the main forum.
I know RD states that McEntee will know whst he needs to address, tbh if he didnt know before nkw then he never will, he is a decent manager, but you cant get blood out of a stone and alas, the players at his disposal just arent good enough to compete with stronger Dublin teams and based on tonight where most your experienced fellas played some part, if they arent beating that Dublin team at this time of year then it's massacre stations in the summer if/when we play you with the main lads there.
waynoI (Meath) - 12/01/2019 23:14:15
Andy Mcentee And The Referee - 13 Like(s)
Can I just stress that these are the views of TheUsername, and not those of ALL Dubs, noteably, Me!!
Im fine with Meath being rubbish. Long may it continue.
waynoI (National) - 03/03/2020 12:32:51
Meath V Dublin - 12 Like(s)
Everyone knows what a win/narrow defeat will do for meath in terms of confidence going forward.
Meath have had a really good year and the progress has been clear for all to see, so what if Dublin dish out an absolute pasting.
What if Dublin start well, get a lead, as a result are drained of confidence, Dublin show no let up and win by upwards of 15 points. What affect does that have on yous as a fanbase but also to the team
waynoI (Meath) - 18/06/2019 16:38:09
Tactics if Meath play Dublin next year? - 12 Like(s)
FFS jack, Where is your pride man.
waynoI (Meath) - 02/10/2017 09:10:46
Mayo V Meath - 12 Like(s)
Would agree that the suggestion of meath winning being "priceless" is a bit OTT (it wouldn't have been pre 2017 but mayo have regressed slightly since then) but I reckon the mauo player probably bases his view on the fact meath have played two division 1 standard teams in the championship and despite showing some promise have lost by a combined total of 25 points (against donegal and dublin). Mayo have more experience, a better playing panel and are generally fantastic on the wide open spaces of croke park.
Things have been a tad hairy this year and they may have snuck past armagh and down, but i think a few are getting a bit carried away by meath and their run to the super 8s. They're only there cause they beat Offaly by a couple of scores, Carlow, laois, and Clare by a point. They had poor luck in last years qualifiers getting Tyrone albeit in Navan,b but this summer by avoiding Tyrone and mayo they got lucky. And listen I know there is clear progression but its all well and good putting it up to a below average Dublin for 35 mins and donegal for 60 mins, but when you come out of those games losing by 25 pts combined in their 2 big big games against top teams, all logic will dictate that meath, in croke park next week, should be on the end of another defeat.
waynoI (National) - 14/07/2019 22:01:07
Return Of The Championship - Excited ? Not Overly Bothered ? - 12 Like(s)
Personally ? I'm struggling to get up for it. For obvious reasons it wont be the same and you can totally understand why. Not being able to go is my issue. Most of us will be in the same boat in that we aren't used to that. The main thing for me going to games down the years is you feel involved. Obviously that'll be totally different now. I cant say I've watched a minute of GAA action since Dublin's last league game against Tyrone in Omagh which feels like about 2 years ago at this stage. Maybe when our game throws in against Meath tomorrow night ill be right up for it, but right now its just a bit meh.
I can promise this however, When this is all over I will never ever take for granted the stuff i used to take for granted.
As an aside, I really, genuinely hope everyone is doing okay. Its a tough time at the minute and one we never saw coming this time last year. I'm lucky in that I'm still working but me bird is being made redundant in early December, right before Christmas which is grim so I'll have to be there to keep her spirits up.
Please look after yourselves, your partners, your mothers and fathers, Brothers and Sisters, grandparents, friends, neighbours etc especially with the days getting shorter and the bad weather that'll start to arrive in the winter months. Its going to be absolute graft for a lot of us.
If you need to talk, Don't be afraid to reach out. Someone will listen and crucially, you can be somebody else's someone. We all need to look out for one another and ourselves and make sure if there is someone at a low ebb along the road, that we can pick them up keep going forward, putting one foot in front of the other.
It might not seem it right now, but things will get better and one day and with each passing day, is a day closer to putting all this behind us, even if the numbers don't make that look likely right now.
I cant say when, but I can say that in time, Life will return to normal and everyone who comes through it, will be stronger for the experience.
One day we will all be going to games again. Drinking pints, over analysing the most minute details as if were part of our counties management team and we will raise a glass to those we lost along the way but also in hope that we don't see dark days like these again
Until then, Keep the flag flying. Take care
waynoI (National) - 16/10/2020 11:58:40
O Byrne Cup 2019 - 12 Like(s)
Looking forward to Dublin v Meath on Saturday evening.
With most of the Dublin squad from last year still over in the Caribbean (not certain when they are back), no game time under the lads who are available's belt apart from a run out in the Sean Cox fundraiser in Navan a few weeks back, I expect Meath to prevail fairly comfortably here.
waynoI (Meath) - 07/01/2019 10:47:49
Mayo V Meath - 11 Like(s)
Obviously royaldunne didn't tell you then lol
waynoI (National) - 17/07/2019 14:14:53
Playing "Keep Ball"... - 11 Like(s)
Unbelievably rubbish thread.
waynoI (National) - 17/09/2019 16:20:13