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30-03-2015, 19:51   #1411
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Westmeath were a disaster in Division 1 last year. They lost all of their matches and their average margin of defeat was 10 points per game. If you've any business going up to the top division and expecting to be competitive you really need to be beating them out the gate.
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Indeed, they were subdued. However, their presence actually made a difference. It brought depth to Galway's panel. Also, Liam Silke was MOTM on GBFM.

Maybe you are right and read somewhere that Galway were favourites for division 2 before it started. I would love to know who made them favourites though. Galway had not done anything before the league to suggest they were favourites, an average FBD campaign followed a very average championship last year. Furthermore, they were missing a very sizable Corofin contingent. Believe me, no true Galway football fan considered them as favourites for this division.
Silke was good but he had little to do most of the match such was our troubles in the middle. MotM was an over-estimation of his influence, particularly given the number of goal chances Galway coughed up in our few forays into the Galway half.

It was FOC in midfield and Comer in attack that won it for Galway. Wouldn't be giving much if any credit to the Corofin lads. Pedar Og was excellent with a few of his frees in the second half too.
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Westmeath were a disaster in Division 1 last year. They lost all of their matches and their average margin of defeat was 10 points per game. If you've any business going up to the top division and expecting to be competitive you really need to be beating them out the gate.
Westmeaths home results last year in the league

Westmeath 1-7 Dublin 0-14
Westmeath 3-09 Mayo 2-17
Westmeath 0-13 Kerry 2-15

Westmeath weren't beaten out the gate in any of those games and all those teams are better than Roscommon.

Sundays game is a derby Westmeath playing at home and fighting tooth and nail to stay up. The Rossies should be quite pleased to come away from Mullingar with a narrow win.
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Get the win and see how the cards fall elsewhere.
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Westmeaths home results last year in the league

Westmeath 1-7 Dublin 0-14
Westmeath 3-09 Mayo 2-17
Westmeath 0-13 Kerry 2-15

Westmeath weren't beaten out the gate in any of those games and all those teams are better than Roscommon.

Sundays game is a derby Westmeath playing at home and fighting tooth and nail to stay up. The Rossies should be quite pleased to come away from Mullingar with a narrow win.


They were well beaten in all of those games. I was at the Mayo one and they just collapsed in the second half - they scored a consolation goal with the last kick to put a shine on the scoreboard but they were awful that day and were nowhere near Division 1 standard over the course of the campaign.
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The only Westmeath result I give a flying fùck about is the one on Sunday.
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Get the win and see how the cards fall elsewhere.
one of the results that will stop promotion is Cavan winning, and doing it by 2 points more than Roscommon beat Westmeath. Down losing or drawing and Roscommon winning will also see them up
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They were well beaten in all of those games. I was at the Mayo one and they just collapsed in the second half - they scored a consolation goal with the last kick to put a shine on the scoreboard but they were awful that day and were nowhere near Division 1 standard over the course of the campaign.
Got within 4 points of Dublin that isn't well beaten. Scoring 3-9 against experienced side like Mayo isn't awful either. They weren't at the standard and that's why they were relegated.
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Westmeaths home game results from last year have nothing to do with this game.

All division 2 away games are tough, and if the team that turned up away to Down and Kildare that performance should be enough to get the win. Its a tough game and we'll get nothing easy.

Even if we don't go up its been a very good league campaign. Away wins against Kildare and Down have been the best league results we've got probably in the last 10-15 years.

With Derry, possibly Tyrone going down and Armagh coming up its going to be a tougher division next year though.
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the two big games Roscommon played this season again laois and Galway the arse fell out of them. i belive John Evans is right in saying its to early for them to go up as it would be hard to see them keeping it kick out to the big guns in division 1.
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the two big games Roscommon played this season again laois and Galway the arse fell out of them. i belive John Evans is right in saying its to early for them to go up as it would be hard to see them keeping it kick out to the big guns in division 1.
Don't feed him lads.
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one of the results that will stop promotion is Cavan winning, and doing it by 2 points more than Roscommon beat Westmeath. Down losing or drawing and Roscommon winning will also see them up
The table:

Down 6 4 0 2 8-77 5-75 0 8
Meath 6 3 1 2 7-73 4-68 0 7
Cavan 6 3 1 2 1-73 7-52 0 7
Roscommon 6 3 1 2 5-86 6-82 0 7
Galway 6 3 0 3 6-76 7-73 0 6
Laois 6 2 1 3 7-65 2-80 0 5
Westmeath 6 2 0 4 4-63 9-70 0 4
Kildare 6 2 0 4 6-75 4-88 0 4

Are Roscommon not the ones who need to outscore Cavan by 2?

Cavan have scored 1-73 (76) and conceded 7-52 (73). A difference of +3.
Roscommon have scored 5-85 (101) and conceded 6-82 (100). A difference of +1.

I'm reading that as Cavan being ahead on score difference by 2 points.
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Don't feed him lads.
you saying that John Evans didn't say this.
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The table:

Down 6 4 0 2 8-77 5-75 0 8
Meath 6 3 1 2 7-73 4-68 0 7
Cavan 6 3 1 2 1-73 7-52 0 7
Roscommon 6 3 1 2 5-86 6-82 0 7
Galway 6 3 0 3 6-76 7-73 0 6
Laois 6 2 1 3 7-65 2-80 0 5
Westmeath 6 2 0 4 4-63 9-70 0 4
Kildare 6 2 0 4 6-75 4-88 0 4

Are Roscommon not the ones who need to outscore Cavan by 2?

Cavan have scored 1-73 (76) and conceded 7-52 (73). A difference of +3.
Roscommon have scored 5-85 (101) and conceded 6-82 (100). A difference of +1.

I'm reading that as Cavan being ahead on score difference by 2 points.
You're right.
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