Author Topic: Laois footballers the Championship 2018 What went on and the review!  (Read 54727 times)

Tony

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Cluxton out is huge. He's one of their main players, his kickouts are excellent and he's been the best keeper in the country by a mile for years. Lob it in around Evan Comerford (their new keeper) and Donie and see what happens. Very basic tactics but my money is on Donie in that scenario.

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Cluxton out is huge. He's one of their main players, his kickouts are excellent and he's been the best keeper in the country by a mile for years. Lob it in around Evan Comerford (their new keeper) and Donie and see what happens. Very basic tactics but my money is on Donie in that scenario.

But doesn't that go against the type of game that Laois have been paying where possession is paramount and speculative efforts are frowned on?

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Lads, Cluxton was missing for most of the Longford match and Dublin didn't look too phased by it. They now have even more motivation to put us to the sword.

I doubt Sugrue is changing his plans.

Don Draper

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Lads, Cluxton was missing for most of the Longford match and Dublin didn't look too phased by it. They now have even more motivation to put us to the sword.

I doubt Sugrue is changing his plans.
What plans? Have you not seen high balls kicked into Donie this year? Its only against Carlow where possession was key. Be foolish not to change it up, its whats been done all year.

Carlow was horses for courses.

Dont doubt for a second Cluxtons loss in a Leinster final wont phase them.

Tony

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I love the attitude of our manager and what a great interview. You have to go in with this attitude or else there's no point showing up. Laois abu, some strong words from John Sugrue here https://youtu.be/psVZioFcs_Y

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I think they will be expecting a few garyowens, and will be well prepared for them.

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I love the attitude of our manager and what a great interview. You have to go in with this attitude or else there's no point showing up. Laois abu, some strong words from John Sugrue here https://youtu.be/psVZioFcs_Y

'We're not going to lie down'. Great Attitude.

Don Draper

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I think they will be expecting a few garyowens, and will be well prepared for them.
Everyone has a plan until they punched in the face.

Tony

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I love the attitude of our manager and what a great interview. You have to go in with this attitude or else there's no point showing up. Laois abu, some strong words from John Sugrue here https://youtu.be/psVZioFcs_Y

'We're not going to lie down'. Great Attitude.
Are you being sarcastic unison? Because he said a lot more than that.

Unison

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I love the attitude of our manager and what a great interview. You have to go in with this attitude or else there's no point showing up. Laois abu, some strong words from John Sugrue here https://youtu.be/psVZioFcs_Y

'We're not going to lie down'. Great Attitude.
Are you being sarcastic unison? Because he said a lot more than that.

Where is the sarcasm?

The Boy Wonder

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We need to pick at whatever straws are available – what’s the point of just accepting the general wisdom that we are lambs to the slaughter ? 

The Dubs are missing a key man at the back – in 2003 they were missing Hill 16 at their back -  it was out of commission due to a forthcoming U2 concert.

Yes, let’s bomb it in to Cluxtons’s replacement - we might get a break  :D

Junior Ex Laoistalk

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I love the attitude of our manager and what a great interview. You have to go in with this attitude or else there's no point showing up. Laois abu, some strong words from John Sugrue here https://youtu.be/psVZioFcs_Y

Great Attitude, no wonder the players like what he's doing.  Here are a few more interviews with some team members.

Colm Begley      -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZihSSd_zI-k   
Brian Glynn       -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv8FU8ibCKA
Ross Munnelly   -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHdz4xcTdKc   
Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit!

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Lads this is a great Dublin team we are on the first steps of a journey,  I think the Leinster Final will be a harsh lesson in the gap between Dublin & Laois.  Enjoy the occasion but hopefully Laois keep their eye on the ball winning the Super 8 Qualifier game would be an outrageous achievement.  Laois won’t be beating Dublin but hopefully we keep our eye on the real prize the Super 8’s which is highly achievable with a favorable draw.  Regardless it has been some year but this should not paper over the issues we have at juvenile level.  Where we simply are not producing enough to compete at the top table.

Tony

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Great interviews junior, thanks for posting. These are great lads were supporting and that are representing Laois. Don't worry Ballyroan, nobody is betting the wife and kids on Laois. We're just delighted we're in a leinster final and confident that we can give a good account of ourselves. I admire the rhetoric and attitude of the management and players going into this one: they acknowledge the strengths of Dublin but yet are focusing on ourselves, not them, and playing to our strengths and potential.

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Lads this is a great Dublin team we are on the first steps of a journey,  I think the Leinster Final will be a harsh lesson in the gap between Dublin & Laois.  Enjoy the occasion but hopefully Laois keep their eye on the ball winning the Super 8 Qualifier game would be an outrageous achievement.  Laois won’t be beating Dublin but hopefully we keep our eye on the real prize the Super 8’s which is highly achievable with a favorable draw.  Regardless it has been some year but this should not paper over the issues we have at juvenile level.  Where we simply are not producing enough to compete at the top table.

No one is under any illusions, this Dublin side is easily one of the best Football teams I have ever seen, but our lads are not going up there to give them a guard of honour. All sports are littered with David v Goliath triumphs, GAA is no different. It may be unlikely, granted, but if Laois play to their absolute maximum and get a bit of luck on the day their is still that chance, however slim, that they could pull of the counties greatest ever victory.

Again I know how talented the Dublin team are but picture this scenario for example. It has been mentioned here about Cluxton being out, so Laois target the keeper early on, they push up on his kickouts, he hits a few dodgy ones early and the pressure builds on a guy who has never tasted big match days. I know a poster said he did fine the last day, but that is coming on in a game that was basically over and his expectations for that day would have being to warm the bench for the full 70 mins. He will now have the full build up and parade the works. Next minute Donie Kingston is contesting a high ball with him.
Also in the Longford game Cooper should have got the line for a blatant punch, that will be in the refs mind hopefully, Laois are niggling at him early on, he might throw back the elbow as the guy cant help himself and get the line. Obviously Im not saying these things will happen but it shows Dublin getting under pressure would not be beyond the bounds of possibilities.

I also know the other side of the coin where the Dubs get a goal or 2 early and suddenly the game is about damage limitation after 20 minutes, but we live in hope.