Dublin Senior Football Championship A (SFC A) 2018


#1789

He’s carrying a hamstring strain which doesnt help matters. . he was brilliant in the county final


#1790

His hammers certainly appear to be hampering him. He struggled early on v Galway with Burke. Difficult to know if there was an underlying issue there and he exacerbated it - but he was definitely not the COS of old. The final was a very similar story where he struggled on McCann before succumbing to the injury after 25 minutes. More likely to have been a recurrence of the semi injury. In both games he seemed to be left man on man as distinct from his usual free sweeper role and was struggling a bit which have have caused the injuries … hard to now which came first.


#1791

I don’t think he was ever fit enough to start that final TBH


#1792

No, he should have put his hand up and said he wasn’t fully fit


#1793

We don’t actually know he wasn’t. It could just have been an average performance followed by injury. He has always had hamstring issues, it can happen at anytime.


#1794

I think it was quite clear he was protecting himself on the day and was quite clear he wasn’t 100%

That’s my recollection of it anyway. That said, the copious amounts of alcohol in the days after could have altered my judgement!


#1795

Easy for me to say it but you shouldn’t be lining out in an All Ireland final (or any game) if you are gonna be protecting yourself.


#1796

Just watched the Portlaoise game there. Cian did make a few uncharacteristic mistakes but he was on his stag last week so hardly ideal preparation for a Leinster semi final. Some of his kick passing was top drawer.

Pearson would remind you of a young mannion, Dara Mullen a good 14 as well and McGowan? At 3 very impressive at times. Portlaoise need to find a free taker, missed some amount of trees and the peno late in (harsh call?).

The three hand pass rule is going to completely change football.


#1797

For better or worse?

My main fear is a packed defense with the attacking team forced to keep kicking the ball back to mid-field repeatedly until a forward gets open for a mark. Could get ugly but maybe it will work out okay,


#1798

Totally agree with first sentence here,


#1799

Invitation to bring back the blanket and watch teams kick into it. :grimacing:


#1800

Just read a post on twitter about the reasoning behind the new handpass rule:
The stats show that 75% of passes in AI Final this year where handpasses. So they’ve changed the rule to say you can only handpass 3 times in a row, then kick pass.
So if I’m reading this correctly, 3 of every 4 passes can be a handpass, which equates to guess what?..

75%.


#1801

Idiotic :joy:


#1802

Ah Tayto, c’mon, there has to be method in their madness…


#1803

We should ask a load of Australians over and have a few matches and use the rules and call them something stupid like the compromise rules.


#1804

Are you asserting that @Rochey waa otherwise sober?


#1805

Doubt it, know I wasn’t too sober for 48 hours.


#1806

‘Struggled against Moorefield’

The sending off had a lot to do with that.


#1807

‘Brilliant in the final’

You clearly didn’t watch the game!


#1808

Dont want to start the outsider argument again as it has been done, but to solve an argument with an uncle who refers to crokes as a combined county team, can anyone tell me how many if any outsiders they started with the last day.