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« Reply #28035 on: March 18, 2017, 09:37:43 PM »
Disappointing display tonight, thought kildare were well worth the win. They were stronger, especially around the middle 3rd and more direct in their attacking play. We were slow and seemed to go sideways most of the time and when we did go direct the ball didnt stick. The management were slow to make changes when the game was slipping away. Need a win next week now to have a chance to stay up.
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« Reply #28036 on: March 18, 2017, 09:42:10 PM »
Hard game to watch when we play like that
Everyone behind the ball with the exception of Barry O Hagen
No one to kick the ball to when we took the ball off Kildare especially in the first half
Do we have a kickout strategy?
That Kildare team were missing there 3 most influential players tonight.
I think I got carried away after beating Derry

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« Reply #28037 on: March 18, 2017, 09:46:17 PM »
Not like you to get carried away Smurfy !

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« Reply #28038 on: March 18, 2017, 09:48:41 PM »
Ha ha
It's a strabge league whitegoodman
Where do you think we are at?
In terms of progress?

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« Reply #28039 on: March 18, 2017, 09:55:51 PM »
Complacency.

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« Reply #28040 on: March 18, 2017, 10:01:31 PM »
Ha ha
It's a strabge league whitegoodman
Where do you think we are at?
In terms of progress?
we are were we deserve to be.  we're a bottom half division 2 team and thats our level at the minute. Still think our strongest team is not on the field, at present we just dont have enough scoring forwards especially against the better teams.
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« Reply #28041 on: March 18, 2017, 10:16:16 PM »
We have the players to be a top div 2 team and a management team to be a div 4 team IMO.   Maybe a little harsh on the management but the are too slow to react. 

Midfield was struggling all night and even 6 down they waited until it was too late until late to get support on for O Hagan up front.  Can't understand how Davidson (with all due respect) is brought on when you are chasing a game instead of Jerome.

In fairness they have seemed to find a position for Mooney that he is thriving in, a position that I thought would have suited Ryan Johnston and could still do on the other side.  McKernan is also thriving in the sweeper role.

That aside I think the management have gone from a position of no return to seeing out the year and thanks for your service but we will now be looking elsewhere.

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« Reply #28042 on: March 18, 2017, 11:32:31 PM »
Poor enough performance tonight, we won't win many games if we don't push more men up when attacking, I know we have to be organised defensively but tonight it was hard to see where the scores were going to come from, not enough scoring forwards and midfield struggling again to win possession from our kickouts, it's going to take a big performance against either Galway or Cork for us to survive in div 2

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« Reply #28043 on: March 19, 2017, 08:06:47 AM »
Yes I'd be of the feeling that the management will step down at the end of the year and it will probably be a relief for him after a torrid 19 months in the job.
I was thinking Deegans to step up from 21s but not now
It's quite amazing the lack of scorer forwards who started that game
Take o hagen out how many of our other 5 forwards or 2 midfielders actually threatened the Kildare defence?
With the exception of Mooney we had very little else alll over the field
And that was us full out last night except for JJ and Paul Devlin Donal o Hare?
Anyword on Paul Devlin I seen him kicking about at half time?
Any updates on Donal O Hare?
I hate harping on about it but the PR team in this county need to step up to the plate.
1500 people at last nights game any wonder.2-3 seasons ago we probably would be getting an average of 4000 at home games

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« Reply #28044 on: March 19, 2017, 12:19:24 PM »
Plenty of effort last night, but not enough quality forwards to hurt Kildare.. Murphy and Millar give 100% but not enough of an attacking threat, I'd swap Jerome for Millar, and PD for Murphy. And play Mc Parland (when/if he's back) with Turley in MF. Leaves Carr to come off the bench for Turley for last 15mins.
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« Reply #28045 on: March 19, 2017, 12:31:47 PM »
Yes I'd be of the feeling that the management will step down at the end of the year and it will probably be a relief for him after a torrid 19 months in the job.
I was thinking Deegans to step up from 21s but not now
It's quite amazing the lack of scorer forwards who started that game
Take o hagen out how many of our other 5 forwards or 2 midfielders actually threatened the Kildare defence?
With the exception of Mooney we had very little else alll over the field
And that was us full out last night except for JJ and Paul Devlin Donal o Hare?
Anyword on Paul Devlin I seen him kicking about at half time?
Any updates on Donal O Hare?
I hate harping on about it but the PR team in this county need to step up to the plate.
1500 people at last nights game any wonder.2-3 seasons ago we probably would be getting an average of 4000 at home games

Attendances are way down in almost every county outside division 1 at least.

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« Reply #28046 on: March 20, 2017, 02:22:31 PM »
Folks i'm looking for a challenge game for U16 level (North Armagh) with a Div 1 team in Down...possibly in South/West of the County. If any of you have any contacts for any decent Division 1 team give me a PM...Thanks.
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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #28047 on: March 21, 2017, 06:24:16 PM »
Down v Galway Sunday
This is a game we can win if we go at them
Get the ball into O Hagen and Johnstone and they will destroy that Galway full back line
Same team as Saturday with Johnstone coming in for Millar?
Devlin in for Carr/Turley?
Any word on the injured lads
Can't wait for Sunday I have a good feeling about this game
Down 3-10
Galway 1-12

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #28048 on: March 21, 2017, 08:50:01 PM »
Down v Galway Sunday
This is a game we can win if we go at them
Get the ball into O Hagen and Johnstone and they will destroy that Galway full back line
Same team as Saturday with Johnstone coming in for Millar?
Devlin in for Carr/Turley?
Any word on the injured lads
Can't wait for Sunday I have a good feeling about this game
Down 3-10
Galway 1-12
Smurfy you're in a really positive mood tonight.

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« Reply #28049 on: March 22, 2017, 03:35:54 PM »
Down v Galway Sunday
This is a game we can win if we go at them
Get the ball into O Hagen and Johnstone and they will destroy that Galway full back line
Same team as Saturday with Johnstone coming in for Millar?
Devlin in for Carr/Turley?
Any word on the injured lads
Can't wait for Sunday I have a good feeling about this game
Down 3-10
Galway 1-12

So you want change the tirelessly working half forward for an out and out score getter and a physical midfielder for a half forward . Genius