Page 7 of 21 FirstFirst ... 5678917 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 140 of 411

Thread: FAI Cup 2021

  1. #121
    Seasoned Pro sbgawa's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    4,508
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    146
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    635
    Thanked in
    465 Posts
    I think the potential for trouble is overdone, there hasn't been any real trouble between rovers and bohs fans for years bar a few eejits outside on the streets. Not much more than an average Friday night in Dublin City centre

  2. Thanks From:


  3. #122
    First Team
    Joined
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,642
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    8
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    187
    Thanked in
    134 Posts
    But the difference is the location Sbgawa.
    A few burbery uniformed (complete opposite of casual! ) pavement dancers in ballsbridge will have the D4 locals lobbying Joe Duffy & their local TD.
    These people, don't forget, got the landsdowne stadium plans upended so the stadium now looks like a plastic chamber pot that's been melted at one end.
    Why boez would seek to give up home advantage for this game is beyond me, and I'm assuming that isn't the case.

  4. #123
    Reserves Calcio Jack's Avatar
    Joined
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    916
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    99
    Thanked in
    60 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by placid casual View Post
    But the difference is the location Sbgawa.
    A few burbery uniformed (complete opposite of casual! ) pavement dancers in ballsbridge will have the D4 locals lobbying Joe Duffy & their local TD.
    These people, don't forget, got the landsdowne stadium plans upended so the stadium now looks like a plastic chamber pot that's been melted at one end.
    Why boez would seek to give up home advantage for this game is beyond me, and I'm assuming that isn't the case.
    Rest assured D4 locals/these people will never lobby the ĎÄ400k a year cheerleader for the massesí Joe Duffy .

  5. #124
    First Team
    Joined
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,642
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    8
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    187
    Thanked in
    134 Posts
    Fair point. He's probably too busy talking to a woman from clontarf.

  6. #125
    Seasoned Pro sbgawa's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    4,508
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    146
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    635
    Thanked in
    465 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Calcio Jack View Post
    Rest assured D4 locals/these people will never lobby the ‘€400k a year cheerleader for the low IQ masses ’ Joe Duffy .

    Fixed that for you

  7. #126
    First Team TonyD's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2004
    Location
    Planet Football
    Posts
    1,894
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    114
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    225
    Thanked in
    137 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by placid casual View Post
    These people, don't forget, got the landsdowne stadium plans upended so the stadium now looks like a plastic chamber pot that's been melted at one end.
    Itís actually a bed pan (those of you who ever had to suffer the indignity in hospital will know what Iím talking about.)
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

  8. #127
    First Team
    Joined
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    1,432
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    427
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    448
    Thanked in
    268 Posts
    After watching Bohs in the Aviva again tonight, and think there's actually something in the idea of the Rovers-Bohs derbies being held there.

    Get both teams to agree in advance of a new season that they'll play all their league games there, so that no-one loses or gains any advantage from it. Then have a big marketing push around each of the fixtures, and decent ticket prices for them too (€10 per adult, €30 for family of 4 etc). Try it out as an experiment for a season and see what happens. All going well it should increase ticket sales for both clubs, and then have a positive knock-on effect on the interest levels for their other fixtures (and potentially for the league overall). Plus increased merchandise sales, sponsorship etc.

    It would also be worth the FAI doing the clubs a deal for a season to encourage the experiment, as if it worked out it would mean another 3 day's worth of rental for them every year too.

    It could even be bundled up into a league-wide 'derby day', similar to what they do in the Irish League on Boxing Day.

    Things like this should definitely be tried. The crowds for Bohs-Rovers games leading up to Covid were really strong, so would be good to see what could be achieved with a good stadium, lots of capacity, some solid marketing and a bit of hype. The upsides would massively outweigh any downside from it (not that I can think of any genuine ones).

  9. #128
    First Team
    Joined
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,642
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    8
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    187
    Thanked in
    134 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by TonyD View Post
    Itís actually a bed pan (those of you who ever had to suffer the indignity in hospital will know what Iím talking about.)
    Yeah that's actually what I meant thanks. 👍
    I'm really, really fortunate that Ive never had an overnight stay in a hospital so the indignity of those is beyond me.
    League Specialists.

  10. #129
    Youth Team DCSIL's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2020
    Posts
    247
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    29
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    29
    Thanked in
    19 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by placid casual View Post
    Fair point. He's probably too busy talking to a woman from clontarf.
    Yeoooooo!

  11. #130
    International Prospect Nesta99's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5,502
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,169
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,053
    Thanked in
    724 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by placid casual View Post
    Yeah that's actually what I meant thanks. 
    I'm really, really fortunate that Ive never had an overnight stay in a hospital so the indignity of those is beyond me.
    Ah sadly for us all its eventually a matter of when not if!

  12. #131
    Seasoned Pro sbgawa's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    4,508
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    146
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    635
    Thanked in
    465 Posts
    The aul bed pan isnt great but the other option is worse

  13. Thanks From:


  14. #132
    First Team TonyD's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2004
    Location
    Planet Football
    Posts
    1,894
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    114
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    225
    Thanked in
    137 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    The aul bed pan isnt great but the other option is worse
    Fair point.
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

  15. #133
    International Prospect Nesta99's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5,502
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,169
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,053
    Thanked in
    724 Posts
    Obviously talking Tallaght or Aviva! Bedpan or worse...

  16. #134
    Seasoned Pro sbgawa's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    4,508
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    146
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    635
    Thanked in
    465 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    Waterford v Kilnamanagh;
    Dundalk v St Mochtaís;
    Finn Harps v Derry City;
    Maynooth University Town v Cobh Ramblers;
    Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers;
    Cork City v St Patrickís Athletic;
    UCD v Longford Town;
    Killester Donnycarney v Wexford FC.
    Not impossible that we could have only 4 premier teams in the last 8
    A last 8 of Waterford, Dundalk, Harps, Cobh, Rovers, Cork, UCD, Killester with Rovers drawing Dundalk in the next round would have lots of teams dreaming of Cup glory.

  17. #135
    Apprentice
    Joined
    May 2021
    Posts
    18
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    2 Posts
    Not sure. The barrage of flares ( each one costing the club money), gardai with dogs on the pitch in Dalymount a couple of years ago. Idiots running onto pitch to have a go at the other side but to be fair no trouble afterwards. No reason it should not be tried but I assume the crowds would have to be substantially bigger to justify the rent and additional costs.
    Well worth a try it could lead to something positive across the league.

  18. #136
    First Team lofty9's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,119
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    10
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    37
    Thanked in
    21 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    After watching Bohs in the Aviva again tonight, and think there's actually something in the idea of the Rovers-Bohs derbies being held there.

    Get both teams to agree in advance of a new season that they'll play all their league games there, so that no-one loses or gains any advantage from it. Then have a big marketing push around each of the fixtures, and decent ticket prices for them too (Ä10 per adult, Ä30 for family of 4 etc). Try it out as an experiment for a season and see what happens. All going well it should increase ticket sales for both clubs, and then have a positive knock-on effect on the interest levels for their other fixtures (and potentially for the league overall). Plus increased merchandise sales, sponsorship etc.

    It would also be worth the FAI doing the clubs a deal for a season to encourage the experiment, as if it worked out it would mean another 3 day's worth of rental for them every year too.

    It could even be bundled up into a league-wide 'derby day', similar to what they do in the Irish League on Boxing Day.

    Things like this should definitely be tried. The crowds for Bohs-Rovers games leading up to Covid were really strong, so would be good to see what could be achieved with a good stadium, lots of capacity, some solid marketing and a bit of hype. The upsides would massively outweigh any downside from it (not that I can think of any genuine ones).

    Definitely could push the Bohs/Rovers to the drunken masses that travel to Dublin. Imagine the carnage it would cause in D4!
    As Irishmen we dilute our sense of nation by depending on the English to bring us our balls

  19. #137
    First Team
    Joined
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    1,432
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    427
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    448
    Thanked in
    268 Posts
    We have to be prepared as a league to try things like this IMO. Do it for one season, with each game hyped to the ballix, and then review afterwards.

    We've not exactly been innovative in the LOI over the years (beyond constantly p!ssing around with the number of teams in each tier).

  20. #138
    Seasoned Pro PartySaint's Avatar
    Joined
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Location Location
    Posts
    2,711
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    539
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    845
    Thanked in
    429 Posts
    Fair play to Cork, they have given Pats a 10% allocation of tickets for Friday. 90 away fans, first proper away trip in well over a year.

    On the game, there is a decent chance of an upset. Pats are missing

    John Mountey
    Lee Desmond
    Paddy Barrett
    Sam Bone
    Shane Griffin
    Robbie Benson

    The only leaves Bermo as a first choice defender, Christ knows what our back 4 will look like. Our new RB who only signed last week will probably start and then it is anyone's guess, Jay McClelland has played left back a couple of times this season so he might go in there and SOD might push Bermo into center back with 16 year old James Abankwah or even throw Jamie Lennon back there who played RB against Derry earlier in the season but got sent off that day.. A really good chance for Cork to go and beat us.
    Here on a technicality.

  21. #139
    Seasoned Pro El-Pietro's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cork
    Posts
    3,462
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,286
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    624
    Thanked in
    426 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by PartySaint View Post
    Fair play to Cork, they have given Pats a 10% allocation of tickets for Friday. 90 away fans, first proper away trip in well over a year.

    On the game, there is a decent chance of an upset. Pats are missing

    John Mountey
    Lee Desmond
    Paddy Barrett
    Sam Bone
    Shane Griffin
    Robbie Benson

    The only leaves Bermo as a first choice defender, Christ knows what our back 4 will look like. Our new RB who only signed last week will probably start and then it is anyone's guess, Jay McClelland has played left back a couple of times this season so he might go in there and SOD might push Bermo into center back with 16 year old James Abankwah or even throw Jamie Lennon back there who played RB against Derry earlier in the season but got sent off that day.. A really good chance for Cork to go and beat us.
    On the other hand... we are ****.

  22. #140
    Apprentice sidcon's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Finglas
    Posts
    61
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    3 Posts
    Bohs have managed to get approval for increased attendance for Sunday, Dalymount now will hold 650 instead of 400

Page 7 of 21 FirstFirst ... 5678917 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Kits 2021
    By GCdfc in forum Premier & First Divisions
    Replies: 66
    Last Post: 19/06/2021, 6:36 PM
  2. 2021 Predictions
    By nigel-harps1954 in forum Premier & First Divisions
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 27/03/2021, 12:35 PM
  3. Pre-season 2021
    By pineapple stu in forum Premier & First Divisions
    Replies: 85
    Last Post: 13/03/2021, 9:50 PM
  4. Squad 2021
    By Lim till i die in forum Treaty United
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10/03/2021, 7:19 AM
  5. Who is going to win the 2021 League
    By sbgawa in forum Premier & First Divisions
    Replies: 152
    Last Post: 02/03/2021, 1:26 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •