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T Fearon

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Dundalk FC acquired by US consortium.
« on: January 20, 2018, 08:11:56 AM »
Looks like this will put them well ahead of all local competition.Have fond memories of Oriel Park,saw my first ever Celtic game there (Dalglish and Mc Grain both in the team that night), also was there for big European ties involving PSV Eindhoven,Celtic,Spurs and Liverpool.

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Re: Dundalk FC acquired by US consortium.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 10:43:09 AM »
It could be a good thing! If it Keeps decently talented lads playing in Ireland It'd be great. Also may attract decent players to our League. The problem is you don't want/need a Celtic type dominance like there is in Scotland (at the moment)! But if one Club pushes on with the help of financial clout, it may spur a few more to get out of their comfort zone. Doing well in Europe is worth a lot of money in the present climate.

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Re: Dundalk FC acquired by US consortium.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 10:51:44 AM »
Would love to see Dundalk in group stages of Champions League.I think this investment is good for domestic football

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Re: Dundalk FC acquired by US consortium.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 11:34:42 AM »
Would love to see Dundalk in group stages of Champions League.I think this investment is good for domestic football
Ayone else hear the rumour that Linfield are going to go full-time?

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Re: Dundalk FC acquired by US consortium.
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 11:40:38 AM »
Would love to see Dundalk in group stages of Champions League.I think this investment is good for domestic football
Ayone else hear the rumour that Linfield are going to go full-time?

No .   Would it be feasible ??

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Re: Dundalk FC acquired by US consortium.
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 11:47:16 AM »
Would love to see Dundalk in group stages of Champions League.I think this investment is good for domestic football

Do you really think that's likely?

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Re: Dundalk FC acquired by US consortium.
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 12:20:32 PM »
It could be a good thing! If it Keeps decently talented lads playing in Ireland It'd be great. Also may attract decent players to our League. The problem is you don't want/need a Celtic type dominance like there is in Scotland (at the moment)! But if one Club pushes on with the help of financial clout, it may spur a few more to get out of their comfort zone. Doing well in Europe is worth a lot of money in the present climate.

Celtic and Rangers have natural advantages in terms of fanbase etc that ensures they will always have a stranglehold over Scottish football - it's a bit like Dublin now in GAA, nobody can compete with the resources they have in terms of population, facilities, money, working arrangements.

It can only be a good thing for the LOI as it might attract more financial backing for other clubs and build the domestic game up here. Seamus Coleman is a good example of a player who was let go for a pittance and within a few years was a 20m rated player. LOI clubs simply cannot tie these players down on long term contracts thus it vastly reduce their transfer values. It would be good for Irish football to see a club with a bit of money being able to invest in bringing through academy players.

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Re: Dundalk FC acquired by US consortium.
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 02:56:02 PM »
Surely a big club like Shamrock Rovers is ripe for a similar takeover.