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    Posted: 21 Nov 2007 at 5:56am
What do people think of the idea of what they do in Rugby League's super league where they book out the millenium stadium for the weekend and play 3 games on saturday and 3 on sunday.Could it work in the Premier Division just say when Lansdowne is finished.Have a weekend of 6 games all at lansdowne road preferably derbys and grudge matches.Could be a money spinner for the clubs.All matches televised.If they are both full houses thats 100,000 people and the profits can go to the clubs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 2007 at 6:05am
brilliant idea gouldinho , loads of people would attend all three games,.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 2007 at 6:10am
would be good alright and could be an opportunity for a fanfest between supporters (not the hoolies though!), would defo work and would be great for getting more people open to going to eL games aswell!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 2007 at 8:56am
Great idea alright, a big effort could be made advertising it and getting it all televised. Dont know much bout Rugby but in recent years they seem to have much big strides in bringing it to a new audience and increasing its popularity. The big problem with such an event for the eircom league is keeping control of the idiot minorities that unfortunately follow some of our clubs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2007 at 1:01pm
there are a few people on this forum who would do a better job than john delaney and gouldinho, you and me are two of them.... good idea 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2007 at 6:44pm
Very good idea. But what about the pitch, could it take 6 games in two days? Would the FAI and also the IRFU be up for it, they'd look at it from a best case scenario and a worst case.... which situation do you reckon they would take a risk on? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2007 at 2:57am

id say 3 games of football would be the equivelent of 1 rugby game on a pitch.Middle of june or july would be my preference as long as there wasnt a championship on at the time.In all honesty the FAI and the garda probably wouldnt go for it because they are lazy at the best of times but i think its well workable.And if they are ever serious about hosting a major tournament then they have to step up and show they can organise something

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2007 at 3:59am
should not be that big a problem for gardai anyhow..it would be no bigger a headache than 2 doubler headers on consecutive days at croker for the all ireland series
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