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« Reply #25800 on: January 14, 2016, 02:32:20 PM »
I was at it.

Stevie Kane made 3 brilliant saves in one on one situations. His kick outs need some work though, they aren't overly long and I haven't noticed us having a kickout strategy in the last 10 years so developing one is essential.

Defence was porous enough but The Ranch had a few speed merchants up front who were difficult to defend against.

Going forward we looked really good. Some nice short interchanges combined with long diagonal ball into the full forward line really worked really well.

Just like last Sunday though I wouldn't read too much into it.

One major area of concern for me is the form of Caolan Mooney. This is not a personal attack but the lad looks like he has forgotten how to play Gaelic Football, Sunday past and last night he made a right few simple errors and it looks like his confidence is shot to pieces. I hope Eamonn Burns can help to get his form sorted because we could be doing with him playing well!
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« Reply #25801 on: January 14, 2016, 02:39:31 PM »
thanks for the report No1

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« Reply #25802 on: January 15, 2016, 01:36:13 PM »
what do you make of McKay from Burren in middle of the park? Big Man with some great skill, excellent fielder of the ball

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« Reply #25803 on: January 15, 2016, 10:47:43 PM »
what do you make of McKay from Burren in middle of the park? Big Man with some great skill, excellent fielder of the ball

Didn't see him against St Mary's but against Fermanagh I thought he was good. Didn't stand out particularly but didn't do much wrong and was a decent outlet in midfield. Hopefully some county experience will bring him on.

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« Reply #25804 on: January 17, 2016, 07:20:48 AM »
what do you make of McKay from Burren in middle of the park? Big Man with some great skill, excellent fielder of the ball

 Agree but thought O'sullivan had a great game for Down and deserved MOM for his incisive balls into the half forward line. McGovern showed up well too but I think that Benny when he comes back should inject a bit of thrust into the half back line.  A big  role for him but if he can produce the form he showed in 2010 I don't think Down will be too far away come September!
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« Reply #25805 on: January 17, 2016, 12:08:19 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks it would be better to move on without the likes of Benny? Anyone who watched The Bridge in Div 1 last Season will realise he wouldn't even have been in their top 3 players. Done very little in any of the games I seen & when it came down to it in The Championship looked to struggle.

A fantastic servant to Down GAA but his best days look behind him unless Burns has an impact role lined up for him. Certainly doesn't hold the fear for defenders he once did.
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« Reply #25806 on: January 17, 2016, 12:24:52 PM »
what do you make of McKay from Burren in middle of the park? Big Man with some great skill, excellent fielder of the ball

 Agree but thought O'sullivan had a great game for Down and deserved MOM for his incisive balls into the half forward line. McGovern showed up well too but I think that Benny when he comes back should inject a bit of thrust into the half back line.  A big  role for him but if he can produce the form he showed in 2010 I don't think Down will be too far away come September!


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« Reply #25807 on: January 17, 2016, 01:06:22 PM »
In fairness to Burns he gave all the new lads plenty of game time during the Mc kenna cup. Some of them took  their  chance more than others but you more than likely will find we will still be relying on the old hands to come back in to steady the ship. I think a massive problem is the keeper. He is a super shot stopper but his kick ours are a real problem. He takes far too long to kick out and it's just straight down the middle to a midfield section who didn't make one clean catch in the two games I was at in Newry. In fairness to Burns you can see he is trying to kick the ball in early although they seem to just want to kick it all the time even if there is a sweeper. It will take time but it looks like it's going to be a long year

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« Reply #25808 on: January 17, 2016, 03:27:30 PM »
what do you make of McKay from Burren in middle of the park? Big Man with some great skill, excellent fielder of the ball

 Agree but thought O'sullivan had a great game for Down and deserved MOM for his incisive balls into the half forward line. McGovern showed up well too but I think that Benny when he comes back should inject a bit of thrust into the half back line.  A big  role for him but if he can produce the form he showed in 2010 I don't think Down will be too far away come September!


Who is O'Sullivan?

  James, Burren I think !
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« Reply #25809 on: January 17, 2016, 03:36:55 PM »
what do you make of McKay from Burren in middle of the park? Big Man with some great skill, excellent fielder of the ball

 Agree but thought O'sullivan had a great game for Down and deserved MOM for his incisive balls into the half forward line. McGovern showed up well too but I think that Benny when he comes back should inject a bit of thrust into the half back line.  A big  role for him but if he can produce the form he showed in 2010 I don't think Down will be too far away come September!


Who is O'Sullivan?

  James, Burren I think !

There is no Burren player called O'Sullivan never mind a Down footballer. You must be thinking of someone else.

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« Reply #25810 on: January 17, 2016, 06:05:10 PM »
what do you make of McKay from Burren in middle of the park? Big Man with some great skill, excellent fielder of the ball

 Agree but thought O'sullivan had a great game for Down and deserved MOM for his incisive balls into the half forward line. McGovern showed up well too but I think that Benny when he comes back should inject a bit of thrust into the half back line.  A big  role for him but if he can produce the form he showed in 2010 I don't think Down will be too far away come September!


Who is O'Sullivan?

  James, Burren I think !

There is no Burren player called O'Sullivan never mind a Down footballer. You must be thinking of someone else.
Given the time of the post and references to Benny and September I imagine the Gaffer is taking the proverbial here

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« Reply #25811 on: January 17, 2016, 09:06:07 PM »
Yeah methinks you're right. O'sullivan, Benny in half back and not being too far away in September all add up to a p*sst*k*

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« Reply #25812 on: January 17, 2016, 09:42:05 PM »
Jaysus, youse haven't much faith in your team!
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« Reply #25813 on: January 17, 2016, 09:52:33 PM »
Now we know for sure its a p*ssta*e

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« Reply #25814 on: January 18, 2016, 01:06:45 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks it would be better to move on without the likes of Benny? Anyone who watched The Bridge in Div 1 last Season will realise he wouldn't even have been in their top 3 players. Done very little in any of the games I seen & when it came down to it in The Championship looked to struggle.

A fantastic servant to Down GAA but his best days look behind him unless Burns has an impact role lined up for him. Certainly doesn't hold the fear for defenders he once did.

Che, I'd be fairly confident he is talking about Benny McArdle not Benny Coulter.