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Meath V Cork - 17 Like(s)
Unfortunately there are a number of deluded supporters who post (some with great regularity) who think everything they say is important and what is posted makes a difference. I also expect that players or indeed management do not read these sites. Some of the guys who are now complaining were complaining about the last manager (forked tongue I would suggest). I wish all players and management past and present the very best.

browncows (Meath) - 28/02/2018 14:19:21

Meath V Cork - 16 Like(s)
Furlong1949 (Meath)- I wish a speedy recovery to your parent and hope all goes well into the future for you. We all give our opinions about football and sometimes we make comments to give a bit of a rise. However, there are much more important things in life with the health and welfare of those close to us the most significant.

browncows (Meath) - 22/03/2018 19:31:25

Tactics if Meath play Dublin next year? - 15 Like(s)

Replying To southmeathgael:  "Ah will ya give over......its not negativety.....its simply being honest with ourselves and stating things factually.....we are so far behind Dublin it's scary and I can say now in my opinion no matter how the league goes or what players we have we aren't Getting within 8 points of them. Believe you me that sickens nobody more then myself but it's just the reality of it now.....and to suggest that fans showing blind faith and possitivity on a forum is somehow going to change the outcome is make believe stuff altogether."
I agree with you and saying it as you see it is not being pessimistic. Sometimes you have to be able to assess accurately where you are before you start on a successful journey. Some folk write off the O'Byrne cup and say that it is nothing yet interesting enough JIm Gavin (the stand out manager of our time) has quoted it in his success this year. It was won for the first time in 10 years over 1 year ago - winning any competition is good and the Dubs won it last year with a second string. The problem inside the county at present is that you could put out another team, as good as the present one -but it would be no more successful. It is very difficult for players to commit knowing that in the next year or two you are not going to beat the Dubs- the standout team of our time. Now over time I see the team improving (I hope) and I see the Dubs falling from the high level that they are now at-when the decline comes is difficult to predict and I do not go along with this notion of money bringing success. You need the players, you need the commitment and you need the prospect of success. Some posters say it is all about the league- when did the league become more important than the championship? You start where you are and win as many matches as you can going forward-build confidence. I wish everyone involved the very best going forward and just hope that the fools of supporters stay at home- the ones who shout abuse from the stands/side lines when things go wrong on the field of play.

browncows (Meath) - 21/10/2017 12:31:31

Meath 2018 - 15 Like(s)
On a much more important topic I wish Sean Cox of Dunboyne GAA a speedy recovery from that horrible random attack in Liverpool. I wish all the best to him and his family at this time.

browncows (Meath) - 26/04/2018 17:13:20

O Byrne Cup 2019 - 15 Like(s)
I have seen both matches and the difference is the type of football being played. Westmeath attack with pace while we spend all our time with about 12 players behind the ball with nobody marking anybody. To improve we need to change the style of football that we have been trying to play over the last 4-5years. Dublin as a team are above the sum of the individuals while we are the reverse -below the sum of the individuals. Wish everyone the best next weekend.

browncows (Meath) - 19/01/2019 11:14:29

Meath v Carlow 3 Jan 2018 - 15 Like(s)
RD- Trump has a position for you in the White House based on 'false facts' To say we would not have beaten Carlow previously is one such twist!- we beat them in the same location 3 years ago in the same competition and there was no panic either! Now on captain's position- you gain most respect as a captain by you performance on the field of play- not by shouting at other players. Now a win is a win and conditions were very difficult suiting the bigger slower players. I expect to see a win against Wicklow ion a good pitch and it is good to see new players getting a go- just hope it continues with no injuries- best of luck to all.

browncows (Meath) - 05/01/2018 10:52:16

Plans For Moving Forward....If Any ! - 15 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "So then there is absolutely no issue with Meath league performance this year? Glad also to see that you have got over the fact that we beat Galway with mod."
Unlike yourself I have not criticised any manager past or present irrespective of how successful they are and I have gave no opinion on league performance -it is result based. You obviously have not read some of your own posts. I do take issue with others like yourself who claim certain players are excellent when in fact the are average even by any standard including club standard.

browncows (Meath) - 18/04/2018 00:28:06

Meath 2018 - 15 Like(s)
I'm not going to speculate who has or has not left the panel or what reasons. The best of luck to all still involved and indeed to all who have left. Having watched a significant amount of club football I will say that a lot of good players have left over the last 3 years for whatever reasons. Many of these are considerable better than many of what is now playing at present. You do not improve a teams by losing players and only a fool would suggest otherwise. Someone posted that there is no intensity in the club championship and others with little knowledge who attend only one or two matches per year are experts on club affairs. The championship is competitive, interesting, entertaining and every team or player with any ambition will want to win all matches. The guys who do not take the first round matches seriously will never win anything and have no championships under their belt, or are unlikely to ever have. Finally I wish all involved in all grades of football the very best going forward - it is still a amateur sport.

browncows (Meath) - 14/04/2018 09:26:36

2019 Predictions? - 15 Like(s)
royaldunne-You may be an excellent supporter but your predictions are unfortunately almost 100% incorrect. I do not do bashing. I support the present management just like the last ones and wish them the best in a difficult job. You cannot hide from the facts that the team is no better than it was 3 years ago (maybe not as good), so all this nonsense about we are fitter, more determined is just plain nonsense and you need to waken up to those facts. You will only know whether the team is stronger this year than last year at the end of the league (they had to beat Louth to stay in Div 2 in 2018) but I have seen nothing yet to agree with your optimistic predictions (hope I am completely wrong though). I conclude in saying that I wish all involved the best of luck going forward and it takes excellent commitment to be involved in county football. I do agree with you in that players do need to realise that they always have a good chance of winning.

browncows (Meath) - 04/01/2019 00:57:44

Meath 2018 - 15 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "The championship is competitive, interesting, entertaining and every team or player with any ambition will want to win all matches. Do you really think that?? Honestly, for the little amount of games I attend. There is no intensity until the knock out starts. Do you really believe that despite all the evidence to the contrary (and the views of Sean Boylan and others who know far more about it than you and I) that our club structure is abysmal, that you think it's perfect??"
Its an opinion held by many and no individual know it all irrespective of their position. How many senior championship matches have you attended over last weekend? or did you see any?. You may be better off talking to guys who are playing championship football rather than what observers post.

browncows (Meath) - 14/04/2018 11:30:45

Plans For Moving Forward....If Any ! - 15 Like(s)
Have not seen any posts from Ziggy recently which is unusual, just hope that he is well along with all his family.

browncows (Meath) - 18/04/2018 13:57:30

Meath Player Of The Decade? - 15 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Donal keoghan, graham Reilly, micky burke , stephen bray Kevin Reilly. Hard to take one out of those."
Are you still smoking the ould stuff?

browncows (Meath) - 26/07/2019 10:00:16

Plans For Moving Forward....If Any ! - 14 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Then look what happened to Galway? Some posters were very critical after what happened v tipp. Also some posters didn't rate the Galway team we beat last year. Look at Galway now. Donegal by virtue of been in division one were a top 8 team. To say otherwise is nonsensical"
Donegal were not a top 8 team last year as championship showed - You should know that championship performance is what counts (your idea of nonsensical differs from the opinions that many hold) . Meath should have beaten Galway in Salthill 3 years ago but for one of 'your' key players passing the ball to the opposition (on four occasions) in the last 6 minutes of that match having come from 6-7 points down. By the way I always judge performance on championship in both club and county -not leagues which are played in difficult ground conditions and suits slower players .

browncows (Meath) - 17/04/2018 18:44:59

Meath V Cork - 14 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Thank goddess their is some sensible people on this site. I have never read such utter utter bs than scrap pt development and pull team out of all competitions, for what ? For county champs to be easily dismissed in Leinster. We haven't had a decent senior champion since dunboyne all those years ago. The only thing I will give credence to is restructuring the senior championship with 2 down one up for 4 years or that only 1 teams progress from group stages to straight knock out. But we all know the delegates won't vote for either of them , so it's really pointless, there should be committee set up and their findings are final and implemented."
I'm not aware of that great Dunboyne team or when it existed (no dis-respect to Dunboyne) -it was obviously before my time -was it BC?

browncows (Meath) - 14/03/2018 00:23:02

Meath U20s - 14 Like(s)

Replying To ziggy320001:  "That's fair enough. I think Barry Callagha was a huge loss to this group tbh. Brought them on from minor. I wouldn't put all the blame on Farrell, it seemed a rushed appointment. Not sure anyone expected Barry to go. But he left for personal reasons. But in Meath we need managers coaches to grasp the modern style of football. To be fair Andy is trying to that with seniors, but needs to start at U14 tbh"
Not sure what you have been watching. For starters our seniors have not improved and results prove that. You go into a lot of detail in your previous post, however when you have players marking space (modern football!) you are going nowhere as nobody takes responsibility. You do need defenders who can man-mark and when in possession move forward with pace (or move the ball forward with accuracy) as all the top teams do. Your only going to improve young footballers when you allow them to develop their skills with a high degree of work rate.

browncows (Meath) - 09/07/2018 13:18:30

Meath V Cork - 14 Like(s)
Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts- You are posting a lot of stuff which is totally irrelevant and rubbish in the present context -judging by your post you have a lot to learn!!!-no disrespect. Your opinions of good players are with the birds. Now there are a few players on the present team who are as good as some of the players who won AI'S - but not most of the ones you have mention, unfortunately we do not have many outstanding players. For a starters it would be good if we could get the best players playing for the count which unfortunately we do not have. The best of luck to all involved on Sunday.

browncows (Meath) - 18/03/2018 01:52:54

Micky Burke Footballer Of The Year. - 14 Like(s)

Replying To Barney123:  "Disgraceful comment."
He is entitled to his opinion just in the same way as you are. He may be a great Meath man and a great Longwood footballer. I too would offer my congratulations to Mickey and have no problem with the choice. I'm not sure who decides or what factors contribute to a decision. Now in football terms there are many better footballers inside the county and posters that make up their own mind about that also.

browncows (Meath) - 06/12/2018 17:13:57

Why? - 14 Like(s)

Replying To Foley91:  "Can someone explain to me why we are so poor at underage. We haven't won an all ireland since the early 90s and at that that was our best bunch in 50 years. We have the population and the facilities but we are abysmal and now it's obviously affecting our seniors. But why?"
There was one minor AI won prior to 1990 yet there were a few senior AI's won. The teams in 87, 88 who led the way for the most successful era in terms of AI's did not win minor or Leinster AI's (or u21's either). Even when an minor AI is won most of that team will not even be good senior club players. It helps to have good underage teams but they do not come with guarantees when it comes to adult teams.

browncows (Meath) - 14/05/2018 14:31:32

Division 2 2018 - 14 Like(s)
Royalio11 (Meath) - He is entitled to make his comments and he did give good service to the county team over the last number of years.- Now you and a couple of other keyboard warriors may not like what he says, and I may not agree with all he has said. However, his opinion is more important than anything that you or I (or any other poster), may put on this tread.

browncows (Meath) - 17/02/2018 19:58:56

Meath v Cavan - 14 Like(s)
Jinxie (Meath) quote: With the pitch frozen for that long and snow sitting in it, where did you think all the water was going to go when it thawed? It's a very damp pitch at the best of times. You are incorrect - the pitch is sands based and similar to PT and not damp at best of times except when it is raining continuously. When snow thaws I assume the ground will also thaw and 1 cm of snow generates 1mm of water (ratio of 10 to 1) which is a very small amount. As I have said previously there was heavy rainfall in that neck of the woods and of course snow today

browncows (Meath) - 11/02/2018 20:40:56