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Mayo V Donegal. Winner Takes All - 16 Like(s)

Replying To Fiftyone:  "Really , you don't think thousands of people turning up without tickets is potentially dangerous."
Dangerous? It's in McHale Park not at the edge of the Cliffs of Moher.

GreenandRed (National) - 01/08/2019 14:43:21

"Why Should Anybody Have The God-Given Right To See All Games On Television?" - 16 Like(s)

Replying To MesAmis:  "Another way to look at it is that you're paying €160 annually for the right to them pay Sky more money every month. Can't get RTÉ without the licence fee but you can't get Sky Sports without the licence fee plus a Sky sub every month."
I'd still prefer that my €160 wasn't feeding a lot of public servants who also get some of my tax when I rarely watch RTE. I'd prefer if it all went to TG4 who promote our language and seem more clued in as shown by them live streaming games on YouTube.

GreenandRed (National) - 07/08/2019 19:09:07

Benefits top 4 teams enjoy - 14 Like(s)

Replying To golfcar:  "P Spillane commented yesterday on all county's spending huge amounts on inter county teams which I believe is true but I think the top 4 are now at professional levels of preparation , Mayo have a top class S&C although probably with Mayo before joining Arsenal(this shows how will thought off he is) & Dublin players have meals delivered to them,these teams are now at new levels and now makes it impossible almost for outside teams to compete"
I've had loads of meals delivered to me, Chinese, Indian, Pizzas etc. Never improved my substandard footballing abilities....

GreenandRed (National) - 08/08/2017 10:51:31

Dean Rock Free Taking Project - 13 Like(s)

Replying To RicoSuave:  "You have upset the poor aul crayture now :) !!"
Run along now and set up a few more fake accounts to talk to yourself like a good ladeen.

GreenandRed (National) - 09/07/2020 09:44:00

Meath v Roscommon - 13 Like(s)

Replying To Furlong1949:  "In the winter of 2016 McStay was nearly got rid off by Roscommon. His co manager walked Fergal O Donnell. I think that is a fact. I think Mcstay even refered to his critics in Roscommon after connacht final last year. Didnt Gay Sheeran basically say a Mayo man should not be managing Roscommon. In the winter of 2016 it was a winter of discontent in Roscommon. There was allot of criticism of Mcstay and McHale. I think that is a fact."
link Roscommon didn't nearly get rid of McStay though some in Roscommon football would probably have Ben happy if he left after they were relegated. O'Donnell quit and brought two selectors with him saying he was being undermined. Seems closer to the truth to say it was O'Donnell that was trying to undermine McStay and McHale. Some players didn't return for Roscommon in 2017 for various reasons, but some because they had ties with pro-O'Donell politics. link Pro-O'Donnell camp Sheerin went on a rant about McStay and McHale because they're from Mayo. Not because they're not from Roscommon even though McStay has lived there for years, played for Roscommon Gaels and coached Roscommon minors and U21s. There's no pleasing some people!

GreenandRed (Meath) - 29/01/2018 10:18:22

Sean Boylan Vs Jim Gavin - Who Is The Greatest? - 13 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Greenandred you've never hidden your dialike for for my county and that's fair enough but if you get a chance take a look back a long the threads and see who the real instigators are, I think you'll owe the kerry folk on here an apology."
I have nothing but respect for Kerry and all our counties. I work with sound men from Lixnaw, Listowel and Tralee and enjoy the banter with them. I take issue with posters like yourself and alter egos fabricating stuff and not being an accurate representation of some great Kerry people I know.

GreenandRed (National) - 03/06/2020 17:59:03

Leinster Football The Reality - 13 Like(s)

Replying To Malonemagic:  "After Meaths hammering today people will be quick to put the boot in on Leinster. But of the 8 back door teams remaining , 4 are Leinster, 2 Ulster, 1 Munster and 1 connacht. Dublin have killed the Leinster championship itself , but the other teams in Leinster are a match for anyone. Kildare beat mayo last year. Meath almost beat Tyrone. Laois won away in derry yesterday. And on top of this many leinster teams are playing without key players due to the hopelesses of it all. If Dublin moved to any other province they would kill that province too. They are phenomenal."
Dublin haven't killed the Leinster championship, it's up to other Leinster counties to give them more to think about and improve and eventually beat them. Look at Cork last night putting Kerry to the pin of their collar. As you say the other teams are doing well in the qualifiers. They need to keep improving and strive to beat Dublin.Dublin have a psychological advantage over some counties who get to games with a 'sure we'll do our best' atitude rather than self-belief that they'll win. Now definitely they are formidable opponents with a great manger but some teams are affectively starting games against them three or four points down. Donegal and Kerry won All Irelands recently so a whole load of positivity in the head might reduce that big gap a bit and it might breed the confidence needed to knock the off their perch.

GreenandRed (National) - 23/06/2019 19:14:53

Tommy Conlon On Sean Boylan's Meath - 12 Like(s)

Replying To TheHermit:  "Was only showing that there were examples of Meath journalists, ex players on Boylans team that could write disgraceful stuff too. And yes I would go to 80%+ of Kerry games every year, League and Championship. Do you want me to ask the admin for your email so I can send you a picture of the ticket stub from the 09 qualifier in Tullamore as proof or something??? I have always kept tickets and programs for every game, it's a hobby so it would be no trouble lad. I'm also sure you could find Hayes column on the net from that exact weekend just in case you think that's made up too!!!"
What has that got to do with Séan Boylan?

GreenandRed (National) - 10/08/2020 20:59:24

Goalkeeper - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "who was the last inter county goalkeeper who was not able take the kick outs?."
Good question. Don't have a clue. Vaguely or wrongly remember John Maughan taking a few kickouts in his brief career. Apologies for cutting across your question but I've a goalie one. Who was the first goalkeeper to score a goal and a point in an intercounty senior football championship?

GreenandRed (National) - 26/04/2020 15:07:12

Playing "Keep Ball"... - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Fairplayalways:  "wouldnt say the minority now in rules wre broken when this country went down the tubes 10 years ago but that didnt mean it was right or lawful what happened...keeping the ball deliberately without making obvious attempts to progress towards your opponents goals, is unsporting, dress it up anyway you like. Having said that, I was first to say Dublin deserved their 5 in row, best team around in years, if not ever, calibre of players is a breath to behold, some say they will go eventually, if the talent is comming through, I can see Dublin winning a few more before they decline.."
They did it for a few minutes and they won after being unreal the rest of the game. It wasn't pretty but damn effective and wouldn't have worked if Kerry were as well conditioned as them. It broke Kerry a bit psychologically, their heads were down because they were losing, they wer ed fatigued and Dub llin wouldn't give them a sniff of the ball to try and let them back. In the first game there wasn't such a fuss asking why Kerry retreated at the end and didn't look for a winner. Probably because they were wrecked and the 14 Dubs pressed relentlessly. A very slim chance but had Dublin played fast and loose at the end Kerry could have countered and beat them. Then Dublin would have been called naive. I was hoping they were at half-time in the semis but 12 minutes of brilliance woke me up. They have plans A to Z and throw in a few more alphabets.

GreenandRed (National) - 20/09/2019 15:54:52

Goalkeeper - 12 Like(s)

Replying To MesAmis:  "I actually heard Curran on a podcast recently talking about it!"
Me too! RTÉ GAA one. Thomás on about Cuxton. Good to listen to but better to watch then on cams from home and Cake holding court!

GreenandRed (National) - 27/04/2020 19:28:26

The Next MAJOR Change In The GAA Will Be... - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Trump2020:  "RIP to Weeshie, no one like him. Can you escape the TV license by watching all your content on a large computer screen?"
Not anymore it seems. I meet Weeshie once. Was walking out the back of the Mackey Stand after we lost the 2014 replay and I saw a man sitting on an upturned bottle crate. He looked familiar but I couldn't place him until a few Kerry supporters called out to him. The most serene contentest looking man in Limerick that night. I shook his hand, he had big bear hands and wished him luck in the final. A gentleman. RIP.

GreenandRed (National) - 02/05/2020 22:41:00

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Saynothing:  "League of Ireland and all soccer, big applause when player kicks ball out over sideline. If a U12 GAA player done it he'd be shouted at."
You haven't a clue about soccer if you think that.

GreenandRed (National) - 15/10/2020 19:09:27

Goalkeeper - 12 Like(s)

Replying To MesAmis:  "He might not have been the 1st but I'm pretty sure Shane Curran has scored 1-1 in a Champo game for Roscommon."
Damn, that was too easy! I Whatsapped a Roscommon friend the same question. His reply 'Cake. Sure I was playing at halftime in the mbunscoil game'!!!

GreenandRed (National) - 26/04/2020 21:24:42

The Sunday Game - Awful Coverage - 12 Like(s)

Replying To moc.dna:  "All the good boys & girls will read from their pre prepared cue cards today. The first aid room at TSG must be packed with injuries from sitting on the fence, some will need reconstruction down there soon. If bores grew on trees, RTE & TSG would be an orchard. Now that the questioning voice has been silenced, it will all be nice & safe, happy clappy, let's give them all a medal."
He's not a questioning voice, he just thrives on the attention. He's more than capable of doing good analysis, having the craic but allowing presenter and fellow analysts a say too but prefers his own voice. I agree with everything else you say though. But it's RTE and will remain conservative and boring until someone shakes them up. The Sunday Game factory gets the raw material of an ex-county player who might look good on TV, put a suit on him and stick him on the show, regardless of how he comes across to an audience. Seeing as they're guaranteed the bulk of the licence money and get government subsidies, despite losing money, their cosy arrangement means that won't happen anytime soon. It needs good analysis, a sense of humour and probably a few gimmicks to entice the next generation to watch it and actually make money for RTE through ads. Buff Egan hit the nail on the head when he says most young people today have no interest in how GAA is presented. The GAA should also have an interest. In business terms the kids today are their potential customers and The Sunday Game is part of their marketing strategy. Looking in at a few auld lads squabbling won't entice them to buy what the GAA is selling. It's 2019, who knows if there will be a Sunday Game or RTE in 2029.

GreenandRed (National) - 14/09/2019 14:04:55

Dublin Stars Pocketing €6,000 For Promotional Gigs - 12 Like(s)

Replying To Cavan_Shambles:  "Of course, everyone should just post unsubstantiated nonsense. Spoken like a man not well versed in reading newspapers."
'The Irish Independent has learned that the representative of one Dublin player recently gave €6,000 as the price for a promotional appearance. It highlights the contrast between successful players living in the capital and their counterparts around the country where such lofty figures would never be considered for a promotional appearance of any kind.' Yeah. Plenty of facts there. No name, maybe one rep for a Dublin player told somebody something. Did the player get 6K? Maybe but there's nothing solid there, hopefully he got more. As for the country counterparts, what evidence has he to back up his claim? Breheny co-wrote this. A man who rarely has anything good to say about anything and poor journalism of a so-called bad news story. It' s clickbait. Hopefully plenty of GAA players get decent money from endorsements. Clearly Dublin is the larger market so Dublin players can gain there. If not GAA then companies might look to other sports for role models to sponsor. And that could possibly be a tipping point to edge potential athletes out of the GAA towards other sports.

GreenandRed (National) - 09/06/2019 17:31:12

The Sunday Game - Awful Coverage - 12 Like(s)

Replying To riverboys:  "People have been saying for a good while we need neutral referees from neutral provinces for major matches like the All Ireland Finals but I will go I bit further we need neutral pundits on the Sunday game, I thought it was disgraceful for former Kilkenny players who were pundits on both shows to jump up and defend their county man who deservedly received a red card and 1 of them even claiming the Tipperary player went down very easy, that was completely wrong and unprofessional and then yesterday we had Whelan and wanna be dub Brolly saying Jonny Cooper didn't deserve to be sent off, they claimed it was a 50/50 ball and at best a free with Blue Brolly saying it should have been a Dublin free, the ref showed what went wrong, Cooper pulled Clifford for the penalty and David Gough has a reputation for giving frees for off the ball fouling or dragging a player before a ball is kicked into him, he done the same in 2017 Mayo v Kerry, Mayo got a few frees for the same antics Kerry were at, the same in Mayo v Donegal this year Michael Murphy won a penalty that at the time looked soft but on the TV replay he was dragged and a correct call, back to yesterday the 2nd foul where Cooper received his 1st yellow ref clearly showed a yellow and then showed 2 fingers indicating 2 fouls therefore a yellow, Cooper was on quicksand at this stage and any type of foul he would get the line and this happened, no argument the issue was the management, they should have made changes, both Cooper and Small were in serious trouble with yellow cards and ticking as well, 1 more foul and they were gone, for proper punditry please give us neutral pundits on the Sunday game so no Whelan, no Blue Brolly, no Spillane, no Tomas O'Se. The person I'd like to hear from is former Mayo manager and current Donegal coach Stephen Rochford, he is the only coach that has been able to put the game to the dubs for the past 5 years apart from the Kerry camp yesterday and his insight would be a learning curve for those watching at home instead of the same ranting by blue Brolly and co"
link Your wishes have been granted Riverboys. Brolly dropped for replay. Rochford takes his chair!

GreenandRed (National) - 10/09/2019 08:12:08

Sean Boylan Vs Jim Gavin - Who Is The Greatest? - 11 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "What you've discribed is pure and utter boring football greenandred. They're a team of robots. nothing off the cuff just drilled football, no chances taken just going through the "process" over and over again. Where is the excitement? When kerry play mayo or Tyrone play Donegal you don't know what's going to happen any team could win, a player could do something crazy or outrageous to win or lose the games."
We tend to lose the biggest game. I'll be happy with a boring win sometime. Not true that Dublin don't play off the cuff either.

GreenandRed (National) - 22/05/2020 00:26:51

All Ireland Replay Profits - 11 Like(s)

Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "Agree 100%. The GAA provides great value for money compared to all other major sports. Anyone who is genuinely interested in where the revenue goes can easily check the organisation's annual financial report: The begrudgers will of course continue spreading their conspiracy theories and slinging false allegations."
Where's the section on what county coaches are paid and what tax they pay in that money? Do you think all GAA income is declared? Where are the efforts being made to get more people going to games in stadiums with plenty of empty seats? What efforts are the GAA making to improve football standards in proposed lower tier counties? Is it begrudgery if you don't think all is well with the GAA and that decisions are being made by Croke Park suits with little or no clue where the grassroots are much less what goes on there?

GreenandRed (National) - 01/09/2019 22:53:25

Most Tactical Sport: Football Or Hurling Or Rugby? - 11 Like(s)

Replying To Trump2020:  "Ive gone back and forth with lads about what is and isn't a sport and what's considered a game or whatever. There's a lot of people that won't call motor sports a sport and some that won't call the GAME of golf a sport. I truly don't care. It's like the pronunciation of potato or tomato: it's all semantics."
'You can't make chips out of tomatoes' William Shakespeare

GreenandRed (National) - 21/05/2020 21:42:43