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    A coin toss is what will probably decide it unless the two teams could agree to play it in a neutral venue. Should all be sorted by end of week.
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    Coin toss is happening next Tuesday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nr637 View Post
    So estimated of 800 to 1000 at Cobh?

    What was the Sligo vs Derry attendance on Monday anyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by micls View Post
    Coin toss is happening next Tuesday night.
    isnt there a FAI meeting down in Cork that night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    isnt there a FAI meeting down in Cork that night?
    Yip - in Cobh too. Who knows what influence that will have on the special coin toss

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    Is there a special type of coin used by the FAI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nr637 View Post
    Is there a special type of coin used by the FAI?
    Delaney has a special one with two heads on it.

    Some might say two faces, even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Delaney has a special one with two heads on it.

    Some might say two faces, even.
    Great man to buy a round for everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nr637 View Post
    Is there a special type of coin used by the FAI?
    Its like a loaded dice.
    Always comes up with Delaneys head showing

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    Quote Originally Posted by disgruntled View Post
    Its like a loaded dice.
    Always comes up with Delaneys head showing
    He has a different one to toss when deciding who'll do the difficult press interviews.

    Always comes up with Fran Gavin's face on.

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    Anyone know when the LC location dreaw is taking place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Anyone know when the LC location dreaw is taking place?
    In St. Colman's at quarter to 6 this afternoon.
    Maybe it's a requirement, but Derry are sending someone to it, which seems utterly needless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendy_éire View Post
    In St. Colman's at quarter to 6 this afternoon.
    Maybe it's a requirement, but Derry are sending someone to it, which seems utterly needless.
    Sounds like its a real draw then. Thats positive.

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    Final in Derry. Cobh had the draw live on their Facebook.

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    Considering how far apart the two teams are, is there really no neutral venue that could be found?
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    A neutral venue would surely suit neither club, not both?

    The League Cup final was home/away once upon a time

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    Would 50:50 between the clubs (or as close to it as possible) not be better than 100:0? I mean, if no one has any objections to a coin flip, then fair enough. Very hard on Cobh though.
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    Athlone is 50/50; I can't see that suiting either.

    Having it in Dublin would halve the crowd I'd say.

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    The only way you're going to see a crowd at a League Cup final is if one of the teams are at home.

    Assume the gate is still split same as the FAI Cup, so a 2,500+ crowd in Derry would at least cover some of the expenses of Cobh, and they're going to get a few quid for getting to the final too (something in the region of €8k-€10k?)

    Either way, St Colman's Park wouldn't really be the most suitable cup final venue for TV purposes mostly.

    Makes sense to hold it in Derry.

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    Cobh also unluckily lost out to Derry in a draw for home advantage for their Setanta Cup Play-off at the end of the 2007 season

    https://foot.ie/threads/76052-Setanta-Cup-Playoff
    The Leinster Senior League needs a strong Bohemians

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