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« Reply #33780 on: November 14, 2020, 11:35:50 PM »
Brilliant by our hurlers today.  Well done

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« Reply #33781 on: November 15, 2020, 11:06:24 AM »
A brilliant result for the hurlers yesterday.  While we've had some good managers from the Ards I think we do better with managers from outside the big three. Ronan Sheehan has done an impressive job and great to see so many clubs represented.  Pairc TV coverage was excellent again.
Hopefully the courage shown yesterday will inspire the footballers today; posters are right to question why Down are favourites as realistically how many people would fancy us if we were up against Monaghan today?
We are probably at the same standard as Armagh/Derry/Cavan with a few significant differences; we have a couple of players who can 'show some magic'- thinking Mooney/O'Hagan/J Johnston/Kerr/Quinn- and we have a manager who knows what he's about and who the players trust and respect.  That should get us over the line today.

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« Reply #33782 on: November 15, 2020, 02:06:31 PM »
Thatís the best performance by a Down team since Kerry in 2010.

The players are absolutely dialled in, and are moving and thinking as a team. Attacking with such conviction that Cavan are genuinely scared shitless.

Keep it going lads.


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« Reply #33783 on: November 15, 2020, 02:13:03 PM »
Good second half performance last week. Thatís what is needed tomorrow. I think we will win with a few to spare. Cavan no great shakes.
Expect Kerr and Johnstone to start
We canít not start them
Canít wait for this match
Well done to the hurlers today. Mighty result

Cavan will dominate midfield. Thatís just how raw size works. If they push up on our kickouts ww could find it a struggle to gain consecutive possessions.

Doesnít matter how few shakes the opposites team has if theyíre dominating primary possession. This is going to be an exceptionally tough game for Down I reckon.
The first half couldnít be any more opposite to this.

Absolutely delighted to be proven wrong.

Down attacking kickouts in droves for the breaking ball. Itís a pleasure to watch.

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« Reply #33784 on: November 15, 2020, 02:16:06 PM »
Brillant first half. Jerome, Mooney and Liam kerr brilliant. Speed unreal. Best half of football down have produced in years.
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« Reply #33785 on: November 15, 2020, 03:00:49 PM »
You would have to question some of the substitutions that have been made and some that havenít.

This has been a collapse of epic proportions

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« Reply #33786 on: November 15, 2020, 03:04:52 PM »
Unreal collapse.

How did a team that player with such an unselfish conviction for 35 mins evolve into that?

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« Reply #33787 on: November 15, 2020, 03:07:29 PM »
Unreal collapse, brutal 2nd half. Couldn't win a kickout.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2020, 03:09:02 PM by SHEEDY »
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« Reply #33788 on: November 15, 2020, 03:07:49 PM »
From 10 points up to that is nothing short of utterly pathetic

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« Reply #33789 on: November 15, 2020, 03:09:13 PM »
McKernan and Poland lasting the full match, Kerr and Devlin coming off so early, Ryan Johnstone coming on with 3 minutes to go, you could go on.

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« Reply #33790 on: November 15, 2020, 03:13:47 PM »
From 10 points up to that is nothing short of utterly pathetic
Poland and flynn are not county standard or any where near it ! O hare mckernan Poland flynn burns s,Johnson  =shite

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« Reply #33791 on: November 15, 2020, 03:27:53 PM »
Unreal collapse.

How did a team that player with such an unselfish conviction for 35 mins evolve into that?

Its hard to know where to start. As a Down supporter definitely feel sick. My only consolation and its a very small one is we would have got got absolutely anhilated by Donegal.
     Cavan arent that much better but at the very least they can contest midfield. They will get tanked too, just not by as much.
      Until we get a pair of midfielders who can at least compete in the air we will always struggle.
       We also had a bagful of goal chances which we didnt take kicking balls into the keepers hands time after time, kills morale.
       

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« Reply #33792 on: November 15, 2020, 03:29:58 PM »
Poland and flynn won nothing in midfield, how Poland stayed on as long is baffling. Shealan coming on before Ryan is another strange one.
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« Reply #33793 on: November 15, 2020, 03:33:09 PM »
Unreal collapse.

How did a team that player with such an unselfish conviction for 35 mins evolve into that?

Its hard to know where to start. As a Down supporter definitely feel sick. My only consolation and its a very small one is we would have got got absolutely anhilated by Donegal.
     Cavan arent that much better but at the very least they can contest midfield. They will get tanked too, just not by as much.
      Until we get a pair of midfielders who can at least compete in the air we will always struggle.
       We also had a bagful of goal chances which we didnt take kicking balls into the keepers hands time after time, kills morale.
       

Finding one midfielder of note would do for now.  If Darren O hagan and Gerrard McGovern were added to the defence and Harrison added as an option up front there is the makings of a team there.

The players need to look at themselves after that but the line def did not help.

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« Reply #33794 on: November 15, 2020, 03:33:38 PM »
What midfielders have we got that would be capable of winning primary possession: Feel free to add to the list
Ronan McAlinden
Liam Middleton
Ruairi McCrickard