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bannside

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #34290 on: May 13, 2021, 09:31:38 PM »
Antrim played by the rules last year and the opposition put seven goals past us, training regularly during lockdown when we abided by the rules! Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Cost us promotion.

Coming on to a public discussion board to hang your own county out to dry is a completely different kind of low. at least that's the way I see it!  The kind of supporter who wants to see his own county team beaten in every match. These individuals should be avoided at all costs.

Good luck to Paddy Tally and Down for the coming year.

Smurfy123

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« Reply #34291 on: May 14, 2021, 01:45:25 PM »
Down team to start tomorrow
Burns
Collins
McGovern
Mcelroy
Laverty
Flynn
D Guiness
McEvoy
Poland
J guiness
Dougherty
Mooney
O hag
Quinn
McKernan


Interesting to see Mooney at 12
McKernan Wil act as sweeper
McElroy Longstone  and McEvoy Kilcoo to make debut

Strong team
Team not officially released

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #34292 on: May 14, 2021, 04:47:28 PM »
Down team named for mayo;

R Burns

G Collins
G McGovern
P Murdock

P Laverty
K McKernan
J Flynn

R McEvoy
C Mooney

C Doherty
C Poland
D Guinness

B O'Hagan
J Guinness
C Quinn

good luck to the lads for the year ahead
nil satis nisi optimum

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #34293 on: May 15, 2021, 02:58:17 PM »
Well that was a brutal second period of the first half. Kickout strategy?? No tackling, midfield non existent, sweeper - where is he?? Brutal

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« Reply #34294 on: May 15, 2021, 03:14:02 PM »
Itís appalling. I would hate to be a defender in a team that gets so absolutely pummelled at midfield. Must be soul destroying.

Down county board would be well within rights to shut off all expenditure on stats and GPS at this point in time. Theyíre  both a distraction and a giant f**king waste of money when the coaches / players are unable / unwilling to find ways to gain a foothold on primary possession.

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« Reply #34295 on: May 15, 2021, 03:17:30 PM »
This is really bad today. Massive gap between the 2 teams. Down midfield and kickouts have been very poor. Must be soul destroying. But you only learn from playing the better teams and this is some learning curve today. Mayo look seriously fitter. Donegal wont be too worried.

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« Reply #34296 on: May 15, 2021, 03:42:30 PM »
Team improved when Kerr and Darren O'Hagan came on.  Down dropped when Mayo got the goal. Barry couldve had a goal but Mayo took the foot of the pedal.  Not sure where Down go from here. Need to stay in Div 2. Down need to be playing strong teams to become competitive.  Conditions were attrocious at times but were the same for both sides. Meath up next, another stern test.  Long journey home after that.
 

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« Reply #34297 on: May 15, 2021, 03:42:35 PM »
Poor enough game from Down and were lucky to tag on a goal and few points near the end when Mayo were home and dry. Midfield was non existent with Mooney maybe touching the ball 4 times in the game although he won primary possession twice which was more than many. Tally has far too much faith in some players that just aren't up to standard

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« Reply #34298 on: May 15, 2021, 03:45:11 PM »
My expectations were low, a Div 3 team vs a Div 1 team, but that was disappointing. No plan for our kick-outs (or their kick-outs), no midfield, wasteful shooting.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #34299 on: May 15, 2021, 03:51:36 PM »
Some things never change. There has been little to no progress now with Tally into his third term. He could possibly start with a kickout strategy to retain possession, this is basic stuff men. We should have stayed in Div 3.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #34300 on: May 15, 2021, 05:02:22 PM »
No kick out strategy 3 years later
There has to be a better keeper in Down.
Such an underwhelming performance from Down
The less said about it the better

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« Reply #34301 on: May 15, 2021, 05:28:55 PM »
Beat by a team that played an All Ireland final six months ago, a very good side, on their own patch. Not sure what some people were expecting, but plenty of knee jerk reactions to be found after the first competitive game of the season.

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« Reply #34302 on: May 15, 2021, 05:36:58 PM »
Man with no plan itís the fact that itís the same problem
Yes we are not blessed with big men but surely after year 3 we would have a plan to gain primary possession
Forwards playing as individuals and not as a team


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« Reply #34303 on: May 15, 2021, 06:48:38 PM »
Beat by a team that played an All Ireland final six months ago, a very good side, on their own patch. Not sure what some people were expecting, but plenty of knee jerk reactions to be found after the first competitive game of the season.

manwithnoplan welcome on board Paddy  ;D

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #34304 on: May 15, 2021, 08:52:02 PM »
Despite a lack of kickout strategy and no tackling etc - basics were lacking.. plus my club man was absolutely cleaned out of it but yet remained on the pitch.. I donít understand that thinking. A few others got roasted today too.. are the current players on the panel the best we have in the county??? And please donít start about players from Kilcoo who donít want to play...