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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 28, 2017, 07:02:38 PM »
Manager needs to be high profile and from outside of county to restore pride properly.  Blooding youth only works if you have a strong experienced spine to the team, hence current possible relegation.  Will the Barton era end with the County football team in a better place than when he started - no.  Is the talent in the county at present to win an Ulster Championship - no. And has not been for many years. Derry have not won an Ulster Senior Football title this century, our hurlers have more.  The "we will beat Fermanagh" arrogance has been tested before in an Ulster semi. And arrogance is a bit part of the issue at present - Derry is better than Div. 3. Are we? We stole 2 points from Kildare and fluked  another against Clare.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 26, 2017, 07:14:56 PM »
There is no system - any good elements today were of a very individual nature.  Mark Lynch owes nothing to Derry but to expect him to turn matches around while clearly not totally fit is too big an ask at this stage.  Trust that young Rocks makes a speedy and full recovery.  We just escaped relegation last year, not sure that papering over the larger cracks now would have much long-term benefit.  Division 3 just might be the real wake-up call needed? 

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 24, 2017, 05:17:35 PM »
The mark has not been tested yet in the heat of championship battle and as long as short kick outs are allowed to give primary possession,it will remain relatively meaningless.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 22, 2017, 11:58:14 PM »
Is Jesus preparing for Sunday and a final nail?!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 22, 2017, 05:11:10 PM »
Jarleth is a good fella but common sense is not one of his strong points. The "mark" was his baby and is a total waste of time. When you hear anything from him, factor in his drive for GAA President!

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 21, 2017, 04:29:34 PM »
 ;)  ;D

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 20, 2017, 11:19:59 PM »
A response of Biblical proportions!  Enjoyed the humour of it, especially as I am an atheist myself. However your scenario is a bit like the bible, outdated.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:20:35 PM »
The reality is that no manager has been "good enough" for the last 10 years. We have to get players to want to play for the County and restore pride.  Division 3 might give us that chance but it will probably take a high-profile, and outside of the county, manager to kick start the pride.  Honestly don't see any other way forward at present. 

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