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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3525 on: October 30, 2019, 05:55:13 PM »
I'd respectfully disagree - genuinely think our guys would stand on their own against anything outside the top 4 ... only time will tell!
Would be lucky to be in the top 4 in Ulster!

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« Reply #3526 on: October 30, 2019, 06:06:40 PM »
I genuinely think thatís strong - a large mix of club / county & schools Ulster medals in there with youth & experience...

Iím away to drink out of my glass half full in my own deluded world 😂😂

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« Reply #3527 on: October 30, 2019, 07:11:44 PM »
Apart from the two Greenlough men, Paul Cassidy Daniel Haevron and possibly Chris Mc Keague, who else would make the Kerry panel?

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« Reply #3528 on: October 30, 2019, 07:28:01 PM »
Apart from the two Greenlough men, Paul Cassidy Daniel Haevron and possibly Chris Mc Keague, who else would make the Kerry panel?
Who else?! Jaysus about 2 of the ones youíve mentioned might get a league game!

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« Reply #3529 on: October 30, 2019, 07:40:16 PM »
Any time Ive seen Niall Loughlin and Paul Cassidy Ive been very impressed tbh. But I'll butt out of Derry affairs....we have work of our own to do lol!

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« Reply #3530 on: October 30, 2019, 07:53:51 PM »
Apart from the two Greenlough men, Paul Cassidy Daniel Haevron and possibly Chris Mc Keague, who else would make the Kerry panel?

Dear god id say none. And top 4 defences in the country?

Im not even being negative but I worry about what some boys are watching!

On a more serious note i do agree that MF is prob our biggest weakness.

Going by the schedule ive heard the senior squad have been set by gallagher they should be in some shape come January.

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« Reply #3531 on: October 30, 2019, 08:15:22 PM »
I said hold our own outside the top 4 in defence - thereís 10 / 12 teams outside of that on any given day thereís a kick of a ball between them... 


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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3532 on: October 31, 2019, 10:15:04 PM »
Irish news reporting that Brian Mciver is meant to be stepping down.
Sooner the better in my opinion.

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« Reply #3533 on: November 01, 2019, 10:15:46 AM »
There big enough midfielders about if they look at 1 mobile enough. Think they need look at Colm Mcgoldrick up front and hopefully the Kearney lads stick around abit longer this time. No U-20 playing, let them see out there own age group,  and go bck to picking the best players in the county on form from club and not a U-20 game. It's not as if we got David Clifford or O'Shea.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2019, 04:48:19 PM by Wildweasel74 »

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3534 on: November 01, 2019, 01:13:32 PM »
I'd respectfully disagree - genuinely think our guys would stand on their own against anything outside the top 4 ... only time will tell!

Someday Derry supporters will realise the level the county is at in the pecking order of football in the country. . . soon hopefully!!

Yep.
We deserved to be in Division 4 and we will find Division 3 a struggle to get out of.
I think it would be a massive achievement for us to get out of Div3.
In terms of Championship, currently I'd put us slightly ahead of Antrim and Fermanagh in Ulster. Perhaps on a par with Cavan, slightly behind Armagh and Down but well behind the rest.
We don't have exceptional players in any position. We have some strong clubs and club players, but that hasn't translated into strong county players which isn't uncommon.
Our expectations should be around getting all the best players (who want to play) in the county on the panel and push for Div3 promotion and development of a team. By development, I mean creating a style of play that suits the type of players we have.
We used to have one of the tightest defence's in the country, we need to get back to that so that we can make ourselves difficult to beat. So we need at least a couple of man markers and 5-6 attack minded defenders.
We need at least one defensive midfielder (a workhorse, who can win a kick out and clean up dirty ball) and shore up defence when our attacking defenders get forward. We need a dynamic, athletic, strong running midfielder who will drive up and down the pitch all day, can take a score and can win a kickout.
And finally we need 1-2 tall strong forwards who stay forward and who can win their own ball so that the smaller less physical forwards that we already have can play off them and do the tracking back into defence.
That would be my ideal type of players to have, just don't know if we have them.

I think we need 3-5 years of a consistent panel, with consistent management and resources to consolidate a Div2 spot. From there we could kick on for an Ulster and hopefully further development.
There's no quick wins in this game.

Oh, and get rid of our esteemed Director of Football.

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« Reply #3535 on: November 01, 2019, 08:26:40 PM »
Good man brick
It must have taken you most of the day to find all the soundbytes from Sunday Game panellists over the year and piece them altogether. 😂😂😂
Usual nonsense.

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« Reply #3536 on: November 01, 2019, 09:08:41 PM »
Good man brick
It must have taken you most of the day to find all the soundbytes from Sunday Game panellists over the year and piece them altogether. 😂😂😂
Usual nonsense.

I'd say there are quite a few people around the County would agree with his last sentence. That's not nonsense.

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3537 on: November 04, 2019, 11:38:26 AM »
Good man brick
It must have taken you most of the day to find all the soundbytes from Sunday Game panellists over the year and piece them altogether. 😂😂😂
Usual nonsense.

It's my opinion. I'd be surprised if TSG panellist had said much about Derry, but if they have and it's similar to what I've said we must be right.  ;D
Instead of calling it as nonsense, how about you retort with some reasonable argument which demonstrates how it is nonsense. All in keeping with the ethos of a discussion board.
Or perhaps you don't have any self formed thoughts of your own?

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3538 on: November 04, 2019, 12:44:05 PM »
Good man brick
It must have taken you most of the day to find all the soundbytes from Sunday Game panellists over the year and piece them altogether. 😂😂😂
Usual nonsense.

It's my opinion. I'd be surprised if TSG panellist had said much about Derry, but if they have and it's similar to what I've said we must be right.  ;D
Instead of calling it as nonsense, how about you retort with some reasonable argument which demonstrates how it is nonsense. All in keeping with the ethos of a discussion board.
Or perhaps you don't have any self formed thoughts of your own?

McIver's job related to our underage structures because we'd been very poor for a decade or so at those levels. My impression is that we've improved a good bit at minor, u21, u17 and u20 in the last few years. I've no idea how much of that is due to McIver but in the last 4 or 5 years we're competitive again after years of getting beat in the first round. We also seem to be doing okay at u15 and u16. Perhaps people closer to the underage structures could give a more accurate opinion.
On yesterday, we had our chances and joe McQuillan made a very poor call in not allowing the advantage which meant we missed out a goal which could have been crucial. Kilcoo just had more experience but what a year for us.

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Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Reply #3539 on: November 04, 2019, 02:10:45 PM »
https://youtu.be/cwuyruWmkzQ

About 4 mins in thereís footage of Derry/Mayo challenge match from the early 90s. It was taken at the re opening of Ballintubbers pitch. Thereís a sing song in the pub afterwards