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BallyroanAbu

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #300 on: February 25, 2019, 04:37:06 PM »
Agree with the above three posters, promotion also not out of our grasp yet.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #301 on: February 26, 2019, 09:53:34 PM »
Funny auld game in the not so funny and horrible surroundings that is Mullingar...Westmeath were more physical and hit our players who didn't seem to like it ...

Disappointed in Donie and Evan..Midfield tried hard one of O loughlins better games .

Dillion Begley and scully were good as was Brody .

Our forwards need to be stronger and maybe dare I say it dirty a bit more instead of taking the abuse and lying down a bit ...

The late high balls into Donie at the end summed up the day as a whole ..He was ha4dly able to go for it and the quality of them gave him no chance anyway .

Good to see such a large Laois crowd there tho ..

Let's see how we get on against Longford this Saturday

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« Reply #302 on: March 01, 2019, 10:03:48 AM »
Good to see Benny Carroll back. He brings a lot of energy to the team.
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« Reply #303 on: March 01, 2019, 10:05:50 AM »
Good to see Benny Carroll back. He brings a lot of energy to the team.
I don't think I've ever seen him waste possession. A player I have great time for.
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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #304 on: March 01, 2019, 12:02:39 PM »
Three wins in the last three games might get us up. Is it too much to hope for?

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« Reply #305 on: March 01, 2019, 12:51:56 PM »
Probably not, but I don't think it's a priority. We didn't look like a team seeking promotion last week, and we looked hopeless against Louth. I can't imagine the wheels have come off so spectacularly, although I could be wrong.

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« Reply #306 on: March 01, 2019, 01:34:01 PM »




Laois manager John Sugrue felt his side petered out, after a lively start against Westmeath in their football league encounter in TEG Cusack Park on Saturday.
“We started brightly. Looked lively enough for 15,17,18 minutes and then just petered out.
"Westmeath got to grips with us and then we really struggled to make any inroads in the second half of the first half and then right through the second half,” Sugrue said when speaking to reporters after the game.
The Kerry native agreed that his side never really looked threatening throughout the match when the question was put to him. “You could absolutely say that (weren’t threatening). Some of the ball in was of poor quality.

"Some of the contesting for ball inside was of poor quality as well so it’s a two-way thing we’ve got to learn and we’ve got to get back at it and try and be better again the next day” the Laois manager said.
Sugrue praised his defence and goalkeeper as his side did not concede a goal over the duration of the match but ultimately they did not score enough to win the match. “Out the field we probably let them away with a little bit too much open play without getting enough heat on them.

"In saying that now we didn’t concede heavily at the back so great credit is due to the boys inside and Graham had a fine game as well” Sugrue said.
Sugrue does not believe that this result spells the end of Laois promotion hopes, instead opting to focus on the task in hand against Longford on Saturday. “We’ve got a game next weekend against Longford and we really have to focus on that and try and get ourselves back on track.
"If we do that then we’ll see what the last two games bring but really it’s as narrow as next weekend now. This is not over. We’ve put ourselves back on our heels again in this league campaign and it’s up to us to respond.”

Sugrue feels his side were particularly poor over the duration of the match, but feels that the off the ball department wasn’t a million miles from what it could be.
“On the ball we were particularly poor today, off the ball we weren’t as good as we can be but we weren’t a million miles off what we could be,” Sugrue said.
Sugrue agreed that Westmeath were finding it easier to win frees when the question was put to him post-match. “Yeah you could probably say that. On the balance of things I think these videos get reviewed and I think that will be reviewed in that regard” Sugrue said.
Laois face Longford on Saturday night in what is sure to be a match of upmost importance to both teams.
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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #307 on: March 01, 2019, 04:17:58 PM »
Regarding the Westmeath match , I do think Westmeath in the Championship on the 26th May could have been on the managements mind going into the last match .
3 battles left .We have 2 local derbies and a Longford team with seemingly everyone available again although it's looks like one of there marquee forwards has left the panel .  Id expect a battle tomorrow night .

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« Reply #308 on: March 02, 2019, 09:19:32 AM »
A lot of changes again. I really hope that the team play far quicker tonight and use the kick pass more. Our kicking game has been terrible at times and We don’t  have much of a scoring threat from the half forward line so I am hoping the changes are aimed at leaving the three lads in the full forward line tonight and aiming ball in at them, especially for marks. A bit what Dublin did to mayo last week. Benny Carroll and Lillis are very good passers and along with Boyle I am hoping that we use them rather than this horrible lateral game we seemed to have got trapped in. Jol should be trying to get any ball he wins to these three or Begley to get accurate ball in. If he starts drifting across the field then we are going to face the same problems of slow play or forcing runners into carrying it. I was a bit iffy on Ross starting, especially with Donie if we start this hand passing . Neither are going burn lads with pace and Ross has found it hard at times to create separation with his markers. His cuteness will get him a few frees but if he starts finding himself on his own half back line then we probably should be playing someone a bit faster. I had big hopes for Murphy in this regard as he shows very well for ball but he is not getting a look in. If Ross stays near goals he might feed off the other two and nab a few scores.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #309 on: March 02, 2019, 10:21:39 PM »
On what was a tough nervy night I don’t think were playing that well but what I like is everyone is getting a chance to play,,well done lads

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #310 on: March 02, 2019, 10:30:58 PM »
On what was a tough nervy night I don’t think were playing that well but what I like is everyone is getting a chance to play,,well done lads
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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #311 on: March 03, 2019, 01:10:23 AM »
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« Reply #312 on: March 03, 2019, 10:08:32 AM »
I thought we showed a lot of character to get the win last night.

Switching Attride to the smaller number 13 (a switch that I thought took too long), bringing on some pacy players into the middle third all helped. The power and leadership of JOL in the final 20 mins was crucial too - he’s in great shape and he played a proper leader’s role yesterday.

I think the management team will be learning a lot about the lads they have and I hope they’ll see vast difference that extra pace can make on a night like last night.

Finally, congratulations to Ross on a really outstanding achievement. I doubt if he covered more ground in any of the previous 99 games. It’s a bit of a shame his achievement wasn’t announced at the beginning of the match - it would have added to the interest of it all. He had a great  game and may he enjoy a good few more games before he finally hangs up the boots!
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« Reply #313 on: March 03, 2019, 10:09:47 AM »
I've been trying to work out where the final third performance came from last night. Prior to it, we were nervous, pedestrian and lacking ideas. It is true, as Laois Today pointed out, that Johnno suddenly started to dominate at midfield. It's also true that the substitutions made an impact, as did a bit of shuffling of the pack. We have been trying to get away with playing lads out of position for a long time, and we probably still will because we have shortfalls in several positions. However, whilst a bit of experimentation is no harm if you think you haven't got the right man for the job, in general, I always think it's best to go with the best man in that position. That means that sometimes you have to leave good players on the bench, but so be it. Easy to say when you don't have to keep lads happy.

Anyway, that final third is what we are looking for. Movement, teamwork and energy. Benny Carroll had a good game considering he's been out for a while. He's what you'd expect of a good Portlaoise lad; comfortable on the ball, makes the right decisions and doesn't panic. With the way Longford set themselves up, we needed to be patient, and his runs infield regularly gave us an option that didn't look on just a few seconds before. He's fairly typical of the sort of lad who does well for Laois; a ball carrier and a good distributor. I am always happier to see us working the ball up the field rather than hoofing it aimlessly at the two big lads. By all means use that option when it makes sense to do so, but last week in Westmeath was the limit with high balls in. Percentage wise, we don't win enough of those balls to make it something we should do every game. We arguably don't move well enough either when we isolate our bigger men, and I mean that with no offence intended. Evan is a much better player on his toes. I hate seeing him standing on the edge of the square and waiting, because when he's running at you he is so elusive.

The most pleasing aspect for me was the concession of only 4 points in the second half. We were noticeably tighter and their threatening players were stifled. I said last week that getting the mix right is so important, and for the likes of Attride, who is so good going forward, it is horrible watching him struggle in a position that doesn't come naturally to him. He was so much more involved when pushed up to wing back. We probably can't completely avoid that in fairness because keeping good players happy also comes into it, but players like him look happier pressing further out. It was noticeable also how much of the game was played in their half in the second half. That took a lot of work when the breeze was in their favour.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #314 on: March 03, 2019, 10:16:25 AM »
Could there be a role for Shane Nerney at corner back, allowing Attride to play at wing back?