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« Reply #19995 on: November 11, 2020, 08:48:07 AM »
We are constantly putting ourselves down.  Plenty of good footballers and plenty of good managers around who with any luck at all would have us playing at a higher level. No doubt about it.

Re Saffron Business Forum, yes Im sure they would contribute to the football pot if the right case was made. Another dozen or so businesses signed up would make a huge difference if you know of any. You will need a much more positive attitude though if you do feel like approaching them though!

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« Reply #19996 on: November 11, 2020, 09:11:33 AM »
Most defo needs to go to a SW man... with how well the SW west managers have been performing in the the clubs like Cargin these last few years and Creggan last year, even Aghagallon have done really well in the SW.. I'm sure anyone of those managers would love a crack at the job....oh wait
I say give it to a St Galls man, hasn't been enough of them given a chance in the last 15- 20 years (Cough Cough PJ O Hare, Mickey Culbert, Frank Dawson, Lenny)

I'm all for the best man for the job. The SW managers at the helm of the SW clubs that are doing well should get the nod, no?
The SW teams all have outside managerS? only trust their own coaches with the kids

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« Reply #19997 on: November 11, 2020, 10:32:10 AM »
Very good interview with Liam Bradley in the paper over the weekend.

Baker 3???

Yes

Baker Óg could be more of a shout....

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« Reply #19998 on: November 11, 2020, 10:53:42 AM »
Very good interview with Liam Bradley in the paper over the weekend.

Baker 3???

Yes

Baker Óg could be more of a shout....

You’ve spent to long on that Jet plane John Denver.


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« Reply #19999 on: November 11, 2020, 10:58:35 AM »
Very good interview with Liam Bradley in the paper over the weekend.

Baker 3???

Yes

Baker Óg could be more of a shout....

You’ve spent to long on that Jet plane John Denver.

 ;D ;D  He probably would have more experience than McGinley for being of a similar age. But then McGinley would have the McCann factor in possibly / probably persuading Mick and Tomas to stay on for another year at least. It's an attractive gig for somebody as getting out of division 4 (easier said than done) is the main aim and there's more than enough quality to do that with the right man.

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« Reply #20000 on: November 11, 2020, 11:47:04 AM »
Most defo needs to go to a SW man... with how well the SW west managers have been performing in the the clubs like Cargin these last few years and Creggan last year, even Aghagallon have done really well in the SW.. I'm sure anyone of those managers would love a crack at the job....oh wait
I say give it to a St Galls man, hasn't been enough of them given a chance in the last 15- 20 years (Cough Cough PJ O Hare, Mickey Culbert, Frank Dawson, Lenny)

I'm all for the best man for the job. The SW managers at the helm of the SW clubs that are doing well should get the nod, no?
The SW teams all have outside managerS? only trust their own coaches with the kids
Of the 12 Div 1 teams in Antrim, from my knowledge 9 of them have outsiders in their management team. 5 SW and 4 Belfast teams. What is your point going over that argument constantly?

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« Reply #20001 on: November 11, 2020, 12:30:03 PM »
Who would you all pick to get the job that is available and is a realistic option?

BS I am interested in your opinion.

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« Reply #20002 on: November 11, 2020, 01:09:41 PM »
Madden and McKeever?

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« Reply #20003 on: November 11, 2020, 01:18:28 PM »
Most defo needs to go to a SW man... with how well the SW west managers have been performing in the the clubs like Cargin these last few years and Creggan last year, even Aghagallon have done really well in the SW.. I'm sure anyone of those managers would love a crack at the job....oh wait
I say give it to a St Galls man, hasn't been enough of them given a chance in the last 15- 20 years (Cough Cough PJ O Hare, Mickey Culbert, Frank Dawson, Lenny)

I'm all for the best man for the job. The SW managers at the helm of the SW clubs that are doing well should get the nod, no?
The SW teams all have outside managerS? only trust their own coaches with the kids
Of the 12 Div 1 teams in Antrim, from my knowledge 9 of them have outsiders in their management team. 5 SW and 4 Belfast teams. What is your point going over that argument constantly?

Lot of jest to be fair, but the main point is, that in Antrim we just don't have the experience in house that will be able to get us the results and Baker and Gleason have shown that we seem to work better with outside coaches that can bring a different dimension, for whatever reason.

The big argument last time was that the SW has been poorly represented over the years in terms of management within the county, when the successful managers from the SW are looking after SW clubs I'd be all for it, that's not the case unfortunately, there are plenty of possibilities as Jim has mentioned above
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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« Reply #20004 on: November 11, 2020, 02:13:44 PM »
Madden and McKeever?

McKeever staying with Bellaghy according to the Derry Post.


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« Reply #20005 on: November 11, 2020, 02:23:55 PM »
names in the paper, their experience. Helps to clear the mud, so to speak.

Mc Ginley, taken Swatragh senior team for two seasons. two minor championship titles with Errigal. No senior championship finals or wins, nor has he any county management experience

Madden, managed 4 senior clubs, one championship final defeat with Creggan, coached Glenullin to their championship win. Intercounty, 2 years coaching Derry & this season coaching with Tyrone

Lynch, managed LD for past 4 /5 years. One senior championship win, beaten senior finalist. Did he manage their Ulster minor club winning team? No intercounty experience
 
McKeever, managed 4/5 senior teams, beaten Tyrone senior championship finalist, won an Ulster and All Ireland intermediate championship with Cookstown. No intercounty experience.

Cassidy, taken four senior clubs, 9 senior finals winning 6 in three counties, as we know led Cargin to their first historic 3 in a row. Won Ulster U21 & U18 club championships. Derry assistant manager for 3 seasons, won NFL and beaten All Ireland semi finalists and then Derry manager for 2 years, beaten NFL finalists.
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« Reply #20006 on: November 11, 2020, 02:47:31 PM »
names in the paper, their experience. Helps to clear the mud, so to speak.

Mc Ginley, taken Swatragh senior team for two seasons. two minor championship titles with Errigal. No senior championship finals or wins, nor has he any county management experience

Madden, managed 4 senior clubs, one championship final defeat with Creggan, coached Glenullin to their championship win. Intercounty, 2 years coaching Derry & this season coaching with Tyrone

Lynch, managed LD for past 4 /5 years. One senior championship win, beaten senior finalist. Did he manage their Ulster minor club winning team? No intercounty experience
 
McKeever, managed 4/5 senior teams, beaten Tyrone senior championship finalist, won an Ulster and All Ireland intermediate championship with Cookstown. No intercounty experience.

Cassidy, taken four senior clubs, 9 senior finals winning 6 in three counties, as we know led Cargin to their first historic 3 in a row. Won Ulster U21 & U18 club championships. Derry assistant manager for 3 seasons, won NFL and beaten All Ireland semi finalists and then Derry manager for 2 years, beaten NFL finalists.

What club teams did Cassidy take. Clonoe & Cargin, who else?

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« Reply #20007 on: November 11, 2020, 03:06:29 PM »
Think he took his own club bellaghy to a championship early noughties. Not sure who the other one was but Dunsilly King will definitely know. Sounds like there’s a strong possibility he might even know what Cassidy had for his breakfast if you get me  ;D

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« Reply #20008 on: November 11, 2020, 03:17:10 PM »
Your being sore on me. Took my time getting the info on line. Wikipedia a big help. I knew Maddens and McKeevers background well due to my SW interest in them.

Which brings me on to MR2 question of SW managers. Both McKeever and Madden have a sound grounding.

BTW I’m off isolating for the next number of days. Seriously pissed off with this covid stuff. Thats twice now
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« Reply #20009 on: November 11, 2020, 04:11:34 PM »
Madden/McKeever, however Cassidy is a win at all costs Character, something that could be enstilled into our county and the grit and steel we lack county-wide. Could also look into Fearghal McCusker from Maghera or Sean Marty Lockheart.