With a capable management team implementing a modern day system, Derry should and would be competing for an Ulster title.
Only caught the last 20 minutes of the game yesterday. What stood out for me, other than the poor shooting, was how the two Slaughtneil boys looked to be miles ahead in fitness. Waht are they doing at Owenbeg during the week?
would disagree here. 3 Slaughtneil men played the full game for starters. Also, I don't think fitness is the issue. With the exception of Lynch, the rest are in serious condition, even McGuckin who has been putting in serious shifts this league campaign, has been good for a man so who's attributes are criminally underutilised, and Kielt who is constantly in the top percentile in the GPS stats for yards covered. On Kielt, anyone know why he didn't start? The issue is the defence ie the defensive system. Any back 6 will be hung out to dry more often than not these days if there is adequate cover. Carlus played deep (from midfield) at times, had a good game with ball in hand but how well versed in screening a defence at county level would he be?
Heavron has been badly missed, his ball across for the 2nd goal was majestic, not too many players about would have that kind of vision.
We've a decent chance of survival. Cork will be on a high with their win, and O'Neill / Kerrigan will severely punish Down given half a chance. Fermanagh's defence is as leaky as ours, so we're heading to Brewster with a decent chance of winning. In saying that, would it be the wort thing in the world to be relegated and start afresh next season?
On young Rocks, the incident happened a good bit away from us, shoulder into the back of the head i hear, was released from Altnagelvin last night. Never good seeing an ambulance on the field taking a player away