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With it or Against it

  • 18-10-2017 12:35pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 431 ✭✭ delaney001
    Registered User


    2 Simple questions.

    i) Playing knockout championship game, when you are the underdog and going to be up against it. Do you play with or against the wind for the first half.


    ii) Playing knockout championship game, against a team who you are favourite to beat. Do you play with or against the wind for the first half.


    Whats your choice and your logic, or does it matter at all?

    Choose TWO options - One from 1 & 2 and one from 3 & 4 49 votes

    With the wind when underdogs (for first half)
    0% 0 votes
    Against the wind when underdogs (for first half)
    53% 26 votes
    With the wind when favourites (for first half)
    2% 1 vote
    Against the wind when favourites (for first half)
    44% 22 votes


Comments

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,288 mickmackey1
    Banned


    Always play with it. It may be stronger in the 2nd half but you don't know that. Go with what's actually happening at the present moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 431 ✭✭ delaney001
    Registered User


    Conclusive enough results. Use the wind while it's there


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,724 ✭✭✭ nice_guy80


    easier to build and defend a lead than chase it


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog
    Registered User


    Played in a junior county final where we had a gale in first half and were eight points up at half time and lost by two. So would be inclined to play against.

    I also remember Dublin hurlers in Dungarvan building some ridiculous lead against Waterford in late 90s with aid of Hurricane Ophelia's aunt, and defending it, so don't think there is any science here!

    Waterford in fact built a big lead with the wind against Galway in league semi final this year and then for some bizarre reason brought everyone back behind the ball for the second half and lost badly.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,724 ✭✭✭ nice_guy80


    you still need to get a few scores against the breeze


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,111 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Hammer Archer
    ☈


    Always remember a league game against Kildare in Navan in the late 90s. We played against what felt like a hurricane in the first half and failed to score. Think we were 10 or 11 down at half time. Almost as soon as the half time whistle blew, the rain stopped, the clouds parted, the sun came out and the wind became almost completely calm. Always say take the wind in the first half if it's there.


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