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Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« Reply #945 on: March 01, 2020, 05:20:48 PM »
2-12 to 0-8 in Ballyshannon.

Up to five points now with a much superior points difference to Mayo. Point from last two games SHOULD do it.

Black cards ended the game as a contest. Not sure Monaghan were at leaving McBrearty all alone for Beggan to drag him down 25 yards out.


What are donegals last two games ?
Tyrone and Kerry

Mayo last 2 games Galway and Tyrone. They probably need to win both
Yeah, we need minimum 3 points from the last two games. Should really have gotten a draw today

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« Reply #946 on: March 01, 2020, 05:22:33 PM »
Youíd imagine one win wonít be enough for Mayo alright as Donegal's scoring difference is vastly superior.

Monaghan are in 5th place same points as Donegal 5 but with only a score difference of +2.
However you'd think with two home games (against Kerry and Meath) you'd think they will survive.

After today's matches.
Donegal +18 Points 5
Monaghan +2 Points 5
Mayo -15 Points 3

Very hard to see Mayo overturning the score difference in a situation where it would matter - 3 teams level on points.

Dublin v Meath
Monaghan   v Kerry   
Galway v Mayo
Tyrone v  Donegal

Galway v Dublin   
Mayo v Tyrone   
Kerry v  Donegal
Monaghan v Meath

Galway looking good odds for a place in the league final with their scoring difference - you'd think it would be between Dublin and Kerry to join them

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« Reply #947 on: March 01, 2020, 05:26:34 PM »
Youíd imagine one win wonít be enough for Mayo alright as Donegal's scoring difference is vastly superior.

Tyrone winning last night was the disaster tbh . Higgins had a chance today to level up at the death too . Our first half show today was the worst I've seen in a long time but you'd have to take heart from our second half display . If cillian can get back for Galway game I'd give us a small chance . Very slim mind you on current form . Beat Galway though and we will still have a chance of survival going into the last day as far as can make out.
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Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« Reply #948 on: March 01, 2020, 07:00:32 PM »
Due to complete failure to steward properly, I'd say Tyrone will lose home advantage, at least for the game v Donegal, possibly more if Croke Park have the cojones.

I think that was the last Tyrone game due to be played at Healy Park for over a year. Drainage works are due to start soon on the pitch.
The NFL Wikipedia page has the game v Donegal at Omagh.
Lucky bastrds, Monaghan lost a home advantage fixture in the NFL,  for mild shennanigans at half time v Kildare, started by Kildare who had a player red carded.


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« Reply #949 on: March 01, 2020, 07:08:27 PM »
1-5 to 0-2 at half time in Ballyshannon.

Monaghan will have the wind in the second half.

McManus doesnít look fit at all, although the wet, slippy conditions are making it hard to gather any ball that goes in to any forward.

The Ward goal and a couple of fine points from Langan at the end made it a much better scoreline for Donegal.
Donegal had a very good 10 - 15 minutes against the wind at the start of the 2nd half, that ended the game competitively even before the red and 2nd black.
They made little of the wind disadvantage, even your goalie got good milage out of his kickouts against the wind.
I thought Monaghan did alright except when it came to passing the ball in the last 1/3, they just couldn't get it into their game that the pitch was a bog with absolutely no bounce and adjust accordingly.

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« Reply #950 on: March 01, 2020, 07:29:35 PM »
Any of the Galway posters in Navan today?
Family duties kept me away unfortunately.
I really did think during the week that this was a game we would probably lose so delighted we dug it out after being 1-6 to 0-1 down in the first half.
Did we improve our kick outs today?
It seems Paul Conroy turned the game for us after his introduction.
Heís a quality player.
It seems management may see his role as being that of an impact sub for the season.
Onto Mayo in two weeks time.

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« Reply #951 on: March 01, 2020, 08:31:35 PM »
Should Horan have made a couple of changes earlier in the game larryin? The subs all seemed to have made an impact when they came on.
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« Reply #952 on: March 01, 2020, 08:36:43 PM »
1-5 to 0-2 at half time in Ballyshannon.

Monaghan will have the wind in the second half.

McManus doesnít look fit at all, although the wet, slippy conditions are making it hard to gather any ball that goes in to any forward.

The Ward goal and a couple of fine points from Langan at the end made it a much better scoreline for Donegal.
Donegal had a very good 10 - 15 minutes against the wind at the start of the 2nd half, that ended the game competitively even before the red and 2nd black.
They made little of the wind disadvantage, even your goalie got good milage out of his kickouts against the wind.
I thought Monaghan did alright except when it came to passing the ball in the last 1/3, they just couldn't get it into their game that the pitch was a bog with absolutely no bounce and adjust accordingly.

The pitch is always a bog there. And itís invariably windy on the top of that hill.

We havenít lost in Ballyshannon since 2009.

We have won once in Letterkenny since 2007.

Make sense of that!

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« Reply #953 on: March 01, 2020, 08:42:30 PM »
1-5 to 0-2 at half time in Ballyshannon.

Monaghan will have the wind in the second half.

McManus doesnít look fit at all, although the wet, slippy conditions are making it hard to gather any ball that goes in to any forward.

The Ward goal and a couple of fine points from Langan at the end made it a much better scoreline for Donegal.
Donegal had a very good 10 - 15 minutes against the wind at the start of the 2nd half, that ended the game competitively even before the red and 2nd black.
They made little of the wind disadvantage, even your goalie got good milage out of his kickouts against the wind.
I thought Monaghan did alright except when it came to passing the ball in the last 1/3, they just couldn't get it into their game that the pitch was a bog with absolutely no bounce and adjust accordingly.

The pitch is always a bog there. And itís invariably windy on the top of that hill.

We havenít lost in Ballyshannon since 2009.

We have won once in Letterkenny since 2007.

Make sense of that!
I'm glad our next encounter will be Clones in sunny June ;D

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« Reply #954 on: March 01, 2020, 08:46:26 PM »
Should Horan have made a couple of changes earlier in the game larryin? The subs all seemed to have made an impact when they came on.

He can't keep picking some of those lads that started. Can he?

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« Reply #955 on: March 01, 2020, 09:02:03 PM »
Should Horan have made a couple of changes earlier in the game larryin? The subs all seemed to have made an impact when they came on.

Possibly , subs made up for 1-4 of our scores , e mcghlouhin looks very lively. To answer your question though I'd be of the opinion he's not starting his best but some are suggesting to me that it's all part of trialling lads too , some might of even been in last chance salon today if you were to listen to some of chatter .

I'm half weary of critising JH, he's a smart man and I believe he's trying to build something here and there are going to be bumps along the way .

On a positive note , if we can play like we did in the second half in Galway in two weeks time , it might be closer than people think . Horan is not awful fond of the maroon and white either  ;D ;D
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« Reply #956 on: March 01, 2020, 09:18:58 PM »
How many chances are some of these Mayo players going to get?  3 of those forwards that started and were substituted during the course of the game today have been given 3 or 4 games each to prove themselves over the course of this league.  Bar a 3 minute cameo by one of them at the end of the Donegal game, all 3 have been poor.  They aren't even close to the standard unfortunately.  Not sure what Horan is looking at, if he's looking at anything at all.  I fully expect him to play all 3 again in Galway and again all 3 will be substituted. 

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« Reply #957 on: March 01, 2020, 09:28:55 PM »
Should Horan have made a couple of changes earlier in the game larryin? The subs all seemed to have made an impact when they came on.

He can't keep picking some of those lads that started. Can he?
I think he is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea here. On the one hand, he had a lot of what would be first choice players who are out through injury or at least not match fit. If he starts panicking and throwing some of them on he is risking further injuries to his better players and enforced absences during the championships coming up soon. It's Hobson's choice I'm afraid.
On the other hand, some of the newer players are showing potential and sooner or later, he will have to let a raft of the old guard go. Unless he bloods replacements in, he will be in even more trouble than he is right now.
I thought a few likely lads showed up last year and this year to date has been even more promising. We have always had problems getting youngsters to mature enough to play at championship level but the last few years, and this one especially, there has been quite a few.
Ossian Mullin looks the real deal already and Tommy Conroy, Towey, O'Donoughe and a few others are developing nicely. Throw in Matty Ruane and probably Fionn McDonagh from last year and things are looking good for the future.
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« Reply #958 on: March 01, 2020, 09:32:21 PM »
How many chances are some of these Mayo players going to get?  3 of those forwards that started and were substituted during the course of the game today have been given 3 or 4 games each to prove themselves over the course of this league.  Bar a 3 minute cameo by one of them at the end of the Donegal game, all 3 have been poor.  They aren't even close to the standard unfortunately.  Not sure what Horan is looking at, if he's looking at anything at all.  I fully expect him to play all 3 again in Galway and again all 3 will be substituted.

That's the part I don't get , James durcan is not as good as James Carr or Brian reape imo but reape seems to be completely out of the frame and Carr seems not his favorite either
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« Reply #959 on: March 01, 2020, 09:46:36 PM »
Jaysis after that analysis by Spillane and Whelan you'd never think it was a one point game.
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