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« Reply #12405 on: October 25, 2020, 03:21:25 PM »
Not a hope canavan playing corner back so why even name him there? Pick the bloody team a let them play. Harte doesn't want forwards or defenders any more, just pre programmed robots that do what they are told.

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« Reply #12406 on: October 25, 2020, 03:46:37 PM »
We looked very weary at the end of that game.

Good first half performance, got complacent in the second half and allowed Mayo back in. Legs looked gone on a lot of the players near the end.

McKenna was magnificent, Canavan had a great first half but very quiet in the second, Mattie was outstanding too and really was the only player who showed up for Tyrone with McKenna in that second half.
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« Reply #12407 on: October 25, 2020, 03:51:28 PM »
Wasn’t there posters on here saying that Conor McKenna wouldn’t be able to just slot into the side and make a difference?

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« Reply #12408 on: October 25, 2020, 03:57:14 PM »
Wasn’t there posters on here saying that Conor McKenna wouldn’t be able to just slot into the side and make a difference?

They're the same people who will continue to push the narrative that Tyrone can't beat big teams. They'll be quiet for a while after this.

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« Reply #12409 on: October 25, 2020, 04:03:32 PM »
Anyone who saw McKenna at minor level would know how good he would be.

GAA players seldom make it in the AFL, there's only be a handful that have. The only two success stories that came back and played GAA again were Kennelly and Marty Clarke. Kennelly gave it a season, won an AI and an all star. Clarke came back and led Down from nowhere to an All Ireland final, he got an all star and really should have got a FOTY award that season.

He has got the lot, he hit a few bad wides today so there is still more to come from him when he gets back more in tune with the game. Naturally the hype train is in full flow at the minute so there will be plenty ready to knock him if he has a few bad games but he is absolutely key to Tyrone going forward.

If we get a full contingent on board for 2021 it should be a very exciting year for Tyrone.
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« Reply #12410 on: October 25, 2020, 04:23:06 PM »
Wasn’t there posters on here saying that Conor McKenna wouldn’t be able to just slot into the side and make a difference?

They're the same people who will continue to push the narrative that Tyrone can't beat big teams. They'll be quiet for a while after this.

Can you still call Mayo a big team now they have been relegated and in mid transition??
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« Reply #12411 on: October 25, 2020, 04:23:59 PM »
Div1 could be arguably easier next year.. looking at Armagh and Roscommon on tv recently they don’t strike me as div1 material.. I’d like to think we’ll give the league a good rattle in 2021

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« Reply #12412 on: October 25, 2020, 04:57:16 PM »
McKenna and Canavan both class acts. Good confidence boosting win but you’d think that effort will take a lot out of them while Donegals main men had the feet up this weekend.

Midfield still a big concern.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we pull it out of the bag next Sunday.

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« Reply #12413 on: October 25, 2020, 04:57:57 PM »
Wasn’t there posters on here saying that Conor McKenna wouldn’t be able to just slot into the side and make a difference?

I was one of those, fair play to him. Hard to make the argument he was going to come in and have this positive impact, mind you....It's not been all exceptional to the point Dublin and Kerry will be looking over the shoulder either.

And if Tyrone don't win next weekend it's hardly worth going full McKenna-Mania either just yet but its a good start. Gaelic Football can be quick to kick you in the ass. He's certainly brought a bit of belief but Donegal aren't going to be surprised by him now. It's all on Donegal.

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« Reply #12414 on: October 25, 2020, 05:03:04 PM »
McKenna and Canavan both class acts. Good confidence boosting win but you’d think that effort will take a lot out of them while Donegals main men had the feet up this weekend.

Midfield still a big concern.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we pull it out of the bag next Sunday.

As long as we haven’t picked up any serious injuries (I hope Michael O’Neill is ok) then I think a real tight battle today at full pelt will do us the world of good. We have always been at our best coming through the qualifiers playing week after week so I’m glad we had a do or die match this afternoon and it’s a huge bonus that we came out on the right side of it. There’s no need for rest at this stage and you could see the improvement in a number of player (none more than McKenna) after a game behind them. We may not win next weekend but I think we’ll give it a decent rattle.
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« Reply #12415 on: October 25, 2020, 05:11:28 PM »
How do we see the matchups for next week?

We look like we'll probably be down Brennan, Hampsey, O'Neill, R Donnelly, Cassidy and Bradley along with McShane. That's probaby a third of our best starting XV.

In our last few meetings with Donegal we have had their main men just completely bossing the proceedings in Murphy and McHugh

Who picks up Murphy now? McNamee? Murphy wanders and we probably need McNamee on the edge of the square - perhaps McKernan. Brennan did a decent job on him last week but will likely not be available. McNamee has done well on McBrearty in the past too if he starts.

Meyler probably the best one to pick up McHugh.

Brennan has also caused us big problems in our last couple of meetings, I assume Rafferty will be the man tasked with watching him.

If we keep those 3 quiet then I think we have a good chance.

We will need a marked improvement in our kickouts too, we need to have a strategy in place there. We were better in this regard today but we need to be a lot better to have a genuine chance next weekend.
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« Reply #12416 on: October 25, 2020, 05:53:20 PM »
Surely meyler has to be dropped after them 2 games. He was diabolical, near cost us today again. I'd have raffertty on mchugh. Murphy is near unmarkable anyway so maybe a spoiler on him, Ben mxdonnell maybe.
A complete contrast today when we moved the ball quickly with the foot compared to last weeks lateral keep the ball. Mckenna has been brilliant

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« Reply #12417 on: October 25, 2020, 06:00:46 PM »
Surely meyler has to be dropped after them 2 games. He was diabolical, near cost us today again. I'd have raffertty on mchugh. Murphy is near unmarkable anyway so maybe a spoiler on him, Ben mxdonnell maybe.
A complete contrast today when we moved the ball quickly with the foot compared to last weeks lateral keep the ball. Mckenna has been brilliant

Meyler was poor today alright, there was one stage in the second half where he got the ball around the 45 yard line, the Mayo defence was MIA and had a straight run right down the middle of the goal for some reason started running over towards the corner away from goal. It was bizarre as another goal and that stage would have killed the game.

Meyler is a dog for work and he does bring benefits to the team but he hasn't really developed as a footballer, looks a player fairly low on confidence at the minute but he does have the engine and pace to match McHugh and we don't have many of those in the team.
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« Reply #12418 on: October 25, 2020, 06:12:23 PM »
Should that not have been a straight red for keegans challenge on donnelly on the stroke of half time?

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« Reply #12419 on: October 25, 2020, 06:21:16 PM »
Surely meyler has to be dropped after them 2 games. He was diabolical, near cost us today again. I'd have raffertty on mchugh. Murphy is near unmarkable anyway so maybe a spoiler on him, Ben mxdonnell maybe.
A complete contrast today when we moved the ball quickly with the foot compared to last weeks lateral keep the ball. Mckenna has been brilliant

Meyler was poor today alright, there was one stage in the second half where he got the ball around the 45 yard line, the Mayo defence was MIA and had a straight run right down the middle of the goal for some reason started running over towards the corner away from goal. It was bizarre as another goal and that stage would have killed the game.

Meyler is a dog for work and he does bring benefits to the team but he hasn't really developed as a footballer, looks a player fairly low on confidence at the minute but he does have the engine and pace to match McHugh and we don't have many of those in the team.
Surely things like that in his game are flagged and are shown to him to try and make him better. There was a def a point if not a goal to be had today if he went straight down the middle that time. Same last week, headed to the corner flag instead of laying of to a runner coming in of his shoulder, got bottled up and kicked down the sideline and donegal turned it over and got there last goal of it. Same in the allireland final, ran out over the sideline with the ball rather than face the Dublin tackle, they scored a goal straight of the sideline ball. Dropped the ball when through at the start for a goal today. Seems to be undroppable along with hampsey and mccann