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FermGael

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« Reply #33945 on: December 20, 2020, 02:29:56 PM »
There is huge expectation on this minor group to deliver. Now I believe they can at least get to the Ulster final and then itís just one performance to win it. They should be relatively fresh by the time they get to the final too as they have an easy side of the draw. They will account for Fermanagh easily next weekend and Monaghan should beat Cavan - Monaghan have done quite well in recent seasons at minor but this years group are not well placed.
The other side of the draw with Donegal, Tyrone and Derry is tough to call. But either Tyrone or Donegal should be the opposition in the final.
Huge representation from burren on this panel and indeed team - add in a couple from Bredagh, young Savage from Loughinisland and big Jack Howlett from CPN and you have a serious team.
Regarding the U20 appointment - Iím not a fan but am willing to give it a go - letís see what happens.

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« Reply #33946 on: December 20, 2020, 02:34:00 PM »
Really disappointing, had high hopes for that team but 5 scores in 60 mins isn't going to get you very far.

Terrible performance only worsened by the referee.  End of the road for that management team and yet another disappointing year for down underage.

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« Reply #33947 on: December 20, 2020, 02:35:01 PM »
Shocking by the management team, that Burren minor team was being talked about as the best ever at under 17 level .
Fair play to Fermanagh, they fully deserved it.
Looking back to 2010 it seems clear that McIver and Tally were the main men

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« Reply #33948 on: December 20, 2020, 02:35:43 PM »
To only score 1-4 in championship football is shocking .
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« Reply #33949 on: December 20, 2020, 02:37:30 PM »
Fair point Fermgael and pure and utter arrogance on the part of that poster. Nothing is given at this age group and we had no right to expect a win. The one thing that comes out of this is that this management team have had more than ample opportunities at this age group. Coaching in Down needs a complete overhaul at development squad level as whatever we are doing isnít working for quite a few years . Good luck to Fermanagh ongoing

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« Reply #33950 on: December 20, 2020, 02:43:19 PM »
Wow.. I stand corrected.. that was horrible to watch.. fair play to Fermanagh for their performance but serious questions need to be asked of that coaching set up we have at minor level. This year was the dream ticket getting poacher out of Carlow and him spread over the Irish news talking tripe about coming home to help out. He went to the minors because he thought he was guaranteed success with that group and they played one championship game only. Disgrace. Mark Poland - did he do any work with the forward division at all. Yes Fermanagh were defensive but with us playing the 13-2 formation the lads should be used to breaking down mass defences in training. This is still a serious footballing group and hopefully Laverty etc can get something from them when they move to the next level.

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« Reply #33951 on: December 20, 2020, 02:44:53 PM »
Am embarrassing performance from a team expected to go very far
Some quarters had an All Ireland in that team
Time for the management to step aside
Time for people to wake up to certain peoples self confessed innovators of the game who does not get results but talk a good game
Time to go
What other minor selector in ulster would be in the Irish news talking about wjat a great team they have
Not the manager the selector

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« Reply #33952 on: December 20, 2020, 02:49:33 PM »
Down failed to score a point from play and were poor from start to finish. Discipline was a big problem, decision making across the pitch was pretty dreadful and there will have to be serious questions asked of the management. It's hard to understand why there was such confidence about our prospects as our underage record has been dire over recent years. Fermanagh were solid rather than brilliant, but that was more than good enough on the day.

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« Reply #33953 on: December 20, 2020, 02:56:50 PM »
Wow.. I stand corrected.. that was horrible to watch.. fair play to Fermanagh for their performance but serious questions need to be asked of that coaching set up we have at minor level. This year was the dream ticket getting poacher out of Carlow and him spread over the Irish news talking tripe about coming home to help out. He went to the minors because he thought he was guaranteed success with that group and they played one championship game only. Disgrace. Mark Poland - did he do any work with the forward division at all. Yes Fermanagh were defensive but with us playing the 13-2 formation the lads should be used to breaking down mass defences in training. This is still a serious footballing group and hopefully Laverty etc can get something from them when they move to the next level.

Is Poacher a bit of a waffler?

He sure likes the media attention.

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« Reply #33954 on: December 20, 2020, 02:57:04 PM »
That was very disappointing today. The guys played like they had no game plan and there was definitely no plan b. If they played till midnight I doont think they wouldve got the scores. The Management team let that group of players down. Wee James have given alot to Down football but it hasn't worked out for him , his minor teams have done nothing. Time now for change. And none that are currently there should be getting a go at the job. Fair play to Fermanagh. They had a game plan and got the result they deserved. Best of luck to them against Monaghan. Referee was very poor, no mistake Down wouldnt have won that game with a better ref but he was a poor ref.  Hopefully the U20 management team can do more with these lads. The worry as usual with Down teams is the lack of height.

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« Reply #33955 on: December 20, 2020, 03:13:13 PM »
Anyone who has watched the Burren minor team this year or through the years will note that they play with a looseness and freedom which makes them a very good team.  Some of those lads seem to have the fear of god in them to move past the half way line.  Ryan Magill is a superb attacking half back yet I never seen him up the field once today.

On another note it is utterly depressing that under 17 teams are so defensive.

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« Reply #33956 on: December 20, 2020, 03:21:59 PM »
Serious questions need to be asked of this management team!
How many games have the won in 5 years?
The big appointment that had a 2 page spread in the back of the Irish news has failed
Clubs are bringing through brilliant underage players and then being paralysed by defensive crap
A goal from play in 65 minutes football
That Burren team are superb. Some of those lads today didnít seem up for the fight.

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« Reply #33957 on: December 20, 2020, 04:25:49 PM »
Shocking result! 1-4 is an awful return for a team that possessed some very gifted attackers. Iíd say the Burren minor team would have fared no worse.

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« Reply #33958 on: December 20, 2020, 06:43:24 PM »
County football is a different standard, even for a lower rated county like Fermanagh. Players that look like superstars at club minor level are quickly found wanting; obviously the case for the Burren contingent. Some humility would help

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« Reply #33959 on: December 20, 2020, 06:46:39 PM »
I doubt you're in the wrong place for that.