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    Sensible heads will prevail, most of the teams will realise with limericks gone a 9 team division is a nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Sensible heads will prevail, most of the teams will realise with limericks gone a 9 team division is a nightmare.

    Quote of the year, decade and century there sbgawa. League of Ireland is well known for it's sensible heads. The same sensible heads who decided that their main plan to deal with financial challenges season was to voluntarily get rid of 4-5 home games each by playing 3 series instead of 4.

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    In fairness, if home games are run at a loss, there's logic inn that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    In fairness, if home games are run at a loss, there's logic inn that.
    Well then why not just play no games at all and have a draw for the final league positions?


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    The Shams will have no problems joining now as Limerick FC are gone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    In fairness, if home games are run at a loss, there's logic inn that.
    In fairness if home games are run at a loss why are we bothering at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny View Post
    Well then why not just play no games at all and have a draw for the final league positions?
    The flip side is that if 27 games results in a league winner, why bother losing money to play 9 more games?

    (Not saying it's an ideal situation obviously. But it's a fact that First Division games will tend to lose money, so there's definitely logic there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by seand View Post
    Quote of the year, decade and century there sbgawa. League of Ireland is well known for it's sensible heads. The same sensible heads who decided that their main plan to deal with financial challenges season was to voluntarily get rid of 4-5 home games each by playing 3 series instead of 4.
    Honoured I am to win such an accolade worst thing is u are probably right, I was applying real world logic to the fantasy world of loi

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Honoured I am to win such an accolade worst thing is u are probably right, I was applying real world logic to the fantasy world of loi
    Logic & the League of Ireland in the same sentence.
    There's just no logic to that

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    Heard an interesting name being mentioned on Game on Podcast last night. Annacotty down in Limerick have a superb set up and theres talk of them joining!
    Daire Doyles red and black army

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    Vinny Perth says Dundalk are exploring the possibility of entering a B team in the First Division in 2021.

    http://jamesrogers.ie/dundalk-explor...irst-division/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    To be fair, Dundalk have always been about having a small, but elite squad. Owners there are purely about the first team and nothing else. Hard to see them being into the idea of a B team. Could see Pats, Cork and Bohs questioning why they're not allowed follow suit though.
    Insightful comment there Charlie...although to be fair a B team is partially about feeding into the first team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezeikial View Post
    Vinny Perth says Dundalk are exploring the possibility of entering a B team in the First Division in 2021.

    http://jamesrogers.ie/dundalk-explor...irst-division/
    Classic ‘yes minister’ non comittal response from VP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    Heard an interesting name being mentioned on Game on Podcast last night. Annacotty down in Limerick have a superb set up and theres talk of them joining!
    Christ no ! If Limerick FC couldn't make things work located next to the train station in the Republic;s 3rd biggest city, then what hope is there for a random little club located in a village ion the eastern fringes of Limerick ?

    Having a 'nice little set up' just isn't enough to become a senior team any more. It's been tried and failed all over the country so many times now - from Salthill Devon to Kildare County. The possibility of genuinely developing a decent fanbase is what will make or break a club in the LOI - not having a few nice pitches with a paladin fence around them.

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    I presume any interest from Annacotty - which I doubt has much substance to it myself - would be a barebones Cabinteely job, to get access to the underage leagues
    Author of Never Felt Better (History, Film Reviews).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    Heard an interesting name being mentioned on Game on Podcast last night. Annacotty down in Limerick have a superb set up and theres talk of them joining!
    Any idea who mentioned them?would hardly call their setup superb ,very good junior venue and schoolboy setup but anyone suggesting they are ready or able for the next level is mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da bishop View Post
    Any idea who mentioned them?would hardly call their setup superb ,very good junior venue and schoolboy setup but anyone suggesting they are ready or able for the next level is mistaken.
    There was a special guest on the Game On podcast that night. Alan Cawley was on it with Stephen McGuinness and a local Limerick journalist Don O Sullivan from the limerick leader.Its from a week ago the 11th of December when I checked game ons website just now!
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    Another Mervue United setup isn't something the LOI needs.

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    Actually, allowing a shams B team in would be preferable to pushing some junior/intermediate side that would "melt " halfway through the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezeikial View Post
    Insightful comment there Charlie.…..although to be fair a B team is partially about feeding into the first team
    Look, I might have been wrong about Dundalk. Fair play if they're considering paying another 25 players from Dublin.

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