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« Reply #810 on: February 13, 2018, 03:40:54 PM »
Wile disappointing news, definitely think he needs to strengthen the squad now but it would be hard for people who were overlooked earlier to say yes now I would think.

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« Reply #811 on: February 13, 2018, 04:51:31 PM »
McErlain says he will draft in reinforcements in the coming days.

who are these reinforcements likely to be?

After the Longford game, Mackers said 'we'd like a bit more quality across the pitch but we are where we are at the minute. '  Well now is the time to add the likes of McGuckin ( a ball winning inside forward who'll make the ball stick), McBride (would have been one of the stand out defenders in this years club championship and him only back from injury), Heavron (one of the top footballers in Ulster) and Sean Leo. Add these men into the mix and start driving towards the championship. The season can definitely be turned around and we don't have to be heading down to Ballybofey (no disrespect to Cavan) thinking we have Everest to climb. Could be a mission persuading 1, never mind them all to rejoin right enough.
aside from above names you have mentioned, what about the below? probably their clubs best players who have represented the county in the last number of years & have plenty of experience.
o'boyle - lavey
mc alynn - loup
nevin, suckie bell, mckinless - ballinderry
oisin duffy - foreglen
craig - dungiven
eoghan + decky brown - bellaghy

im sure there are more

Out of those Duffy would be a reasonable option. The others aren't good enough for that level. What about murphy from ballinascreen. He was looking good in the mckenna cup last year. Mulholland, Ohara and warnock from glen are options also. Swatragh and glen gave slaughtneil their toughest test in the championship last year so maybe james kearney from swatragh also. Mcnicholl from gelnullin another possibility.

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« Reply #812 on: February 13, 2018, 06:50:51 PM »
Cant understand why Colm McGoldrick us not tried at full forward

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« Reply #813 on: February 13, 2018, 07:34:37 PM »
A squad of 45 named in the new minor squad. Very noticeable the amount from South Derry on it-33 from South Derry,12 from North Derry. This squad has been picked by a Donegal man and a Tyrone man so no biased opinions this time

No surprise in that, south derry has always been where the football strong hold is in the county, your stating the obvious, however I fully take your point that it has been selected by a Donegal man.
Why does it matter where in Derry they are from? So long as the best players are picked I couldn't care less if they are from Bellaghy or Magilligan.
I was just stating the facts. It was very obvious and really stood out to me.

Take a look at the grading of teams from u14 to senior. More South Derry than North Derry teams in Divison 1 at every age group. Meaning the teams from South Derry are the stronger teams, because they have the better player and obviously if we are picking a panel of the best players their is going to be more from South Derry?

it's the exact same in the senior panel announced this morning.
Having read this post,isn't it ironic that the county training facility is in in North Derry and our County pitch is in Derry city. It makes you wonder. They invest so much money in the city yet all we have as a county to show for it so far is Neil Forester.
I'm not from the city but that's a negative post. There is some good work going on in the city and coaching at underage level in the city clubs has improved greatly. 3 city players on the minor squad just announced. There is a great opportunity to improve our Derry teams through the city and it is only beginning to be realised in my opinion.

45 is a ridiculous number. Even with the change to u17 there are far too many 2001s in there. Paddy Campbell will look after his own. The county is bending over backwards to push his club on.
Ye what? Pushing his club so much that they allow another club to form in the same catchment area? Please stop talking cac.

I take it you dint know city too well. Steelstown is in shantallow(although they'd like not to be). Culmore is not in shantallow. Anyhow sure they suck the poor wee Ardmores of this world to death whether by design or otherwise. How many steelstown players pass clubs closer to them?. They have 35 of a panel at most ages and don't make many subs. It only deprives lads an opportunity. Plenty to go around. They let? Wise up its not a nazi state we run. I speaketh no Cac good sir.
Above is how the most progressive club in the city is viewed with jealousy by others - in the city. Steelstown rises above the rest and let the moaning jealousy begin. Some pitch though.

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« Reply #814 on: February 13, 2018, 09:54:52 PM »
Cant understand why Colm McGoldrick us not tried at full forward

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« Reply #815 on: February 13, 2018, 10:00:05 PM »
A squad of 45 named in the new minor squad. Very noticeable the amount from South Derry on it-33 from South Derry,12 from North Derry. This squad has been picked by a Donegal man and a Tyrone man so no biased opinions this time

No surprise in that, south derry has always been where the football strong hold is in the county, your stating the obvious, however I fully take your point that it has been selected by a Donegal man.
Why does it matter where in Derry they are from? So long as the best players are picked I couldn't care less if they are from Bellaghy or Magilligan.
I was just stating the facts. It was very obvious and really stood out to me.

Take a look at the grading of teams from u14 to senior. More South Derry than North Derry teams in Divison 1 at every age group. Meaning the teams from South Derry are the stronger teams, because they have the better player and obviously if we are picking a panel of the best players their is going to be more from South Derry?

it's the exact same in the senior panel announced this morning.
Having read this post,isn't it ironic that the county training facility is in in North Derry and our County pitch is in Derry city. It makes you wonder. They invest so much money in the city yet all we have as a county to show for it so far is Neil Forester.
I'm not from the city but that's a negative post. There is some good work going on in the city and coaching at underage level in the city clubs has improved greatly. 3 city players on the minor squad just announced. There is a great opportunity to improve our Derry teams through the city and it is only beginning to be realised in my opinion.

45 is a ridiculous number. Even with the change to u17 there are far too many 2001s in there. Paddy Campbell will look after his own. The county is bending over backwards to push his club on.
Ye what? Pushing his club so much that they allow another club to form in the same catchment area? Please stop talking cac.

I take it you dint know city too well. Steelstown is in shantallow(although they'd like not to be). Culmore is not in shantallow. Anyhow sure they suck the poor wee Ardmores of this world to death whether by design or otherwise. How many steelstown players pass clubs closer to them?. They have 35 of a panel at most ages and don't make many subs. It only deprives lads an opportunity. Plenty to go around. They let? Wise up its not a nazi state we run. I speaketh no Cac good sir.
Above is how the most progressive club in the city is viewed with jealousy by others - in the city. Steelstown rises above the rest and let the moaning jealousy begin. Some pitch though.

You sir. Haven't a clue.  Pm me and I'll put you straight on a lot of stuff you seem ignorant of, or else incapable of understanding.I'm beginning to believe you are in superman jammies sucking on a big do do. Celtic park for the record is some pitch. You are the only person I've ever known to say otherwise

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« Reply #816 on: February 13, 2018, 11:38:36 PM »
You always take the bait.  Pm you?! Do you think this is a dating site?  Celtic Park is indeed a fine pitch but I would never abuse it to slag others, as you were trying to do on Sunday.  Until it backfired on you!  You sleep well now and dream you play for Steelstown.

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« Reply #817 on: February 14, 2018, 09:18:15 AM »
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« Reply #819 on: February 15, 2018, 12:43:52 PM »
Anyone hear of anyone being called up to the panel?

I hear McErlean tried call up 2 more of the Slaughtneil contingent but both declined.



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« Reply #820 on: February 15, 2018, 01:08:31 PM »
Anyone hear of anyone being called up to the panel?

I hear McErlean tried call up 2 more of the Slaughtneil contingent but both declined.

I'd drive up to Sean Leo's house in Portstewart with twelve dozen oakleaf roses beg him and his brother Colm (Colm is the closet thing in the county to a bull of an old fashioned 14 put the head down and go for goal take ball,man and all with him) to return. We need experience its all well and good McErlain blooding his troops from the past three minor teams but the situation we now find ourselves in we need players who will mentor these young players, seems to be a real gap in players in their late 20s seasoned county players. Sammy Bradley would be another player we need to add to the panel someone with noose and ball playing ability Sammy would add a little x Factor, he would stand out a mile in the current Derry panel as its seems we currently are only a a team of hard runners - i dont know where scores are coming from. From the first two league games we have been living off scraps from James Kielt free kicks. Every one used to laugh 'We'll never win nothing with the Bradley's' well at least the Bradleys could score five points from play, who can do that that now???
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« Reply #821 on: February 15, 2018, 06:08:57 PM »
Derry have been on the slide since big Tohill retired end of 2003! The bradleys added alot of scoring power along with Muldoon and a young Lynch and we remotely havent anything to match them at the minute!

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« Reply #822 on: February 16, 2018, 10:37:34 PM »
With a stated ambition of utilising U20 players throughout the league there are first senior squad places for Ballinascreen’s Aaron Bradley and the pacey Bellaghy, Wolfe Tone’s attacker, Declan Cassidy.
Having come up short in their previous two league games, Derry’s players will know that Sunday’s game is a vital one in what is a tough and competitive division.

Derry (v Offaly): Oran Hartin; Michael McEvoy, Kevin Johnston, Ruairi Mooney; Michael Bateson, Carlus McWilliams, Conor Doherty; Conor McAtamney, Emmett Bradley; Padraig McGrogan, Enda Lynn (C), Benny Heron; Peter Hagan, Terence O’Brien, Niall Toner. Subs: Ben McKinless, Aaron Bradley, Declan Cassidy, James Kielt, Mark Lynch, Conor McCluskey, Danny Tallon.


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« Reply #823 on: Today at 12:45:05 AM »
Is this the same Cassidy Mc Erlean didn’t select for his first 15 in the minor semifinal and final, is now assessed as being a county senior, similar to Brown who was selected to play for the seniors st the start of the season, although he couldn’t get a starting spot on the same minor team 5 months ago. Is Mc Erlean close to being wise

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« Reply #824 on: Today at 10:10:57 AM »
Is this the same Cassidy Mc Erlean didn’t select for his first 15 in the minor semifinal and final, is now assessed as being a county senior, similar to Brown who was selected to play for the seniors st the start of the season, although he couldn’t get a starting spot on the same minor team 5 months ago. Is Mc Erlean close to being wise
Yes, same player. It is now getting scary.  Not sure who is advising McErlean at this stage, if anyone.