Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by oldfogey » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:32 pm

El Paso wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:09 pm He was suspended for Sligo, so last night must be 6. 8 misses the final so should be ok, unless he gets sent off against Athlone
Anybody who is on 4 would be a concern obviously.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by Peak11 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:41 pm

oldfogey wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:32 pm
El Paso wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:09 pm He was suspended for Sligo, so last night must be 6. 8 misses the final so should be ok, unless he gets sent off against Athlone
Anybody who is on 4 would be a concern obviously.
I think 5’s get a reprieve for the Cup Final but 8’s don’t. That was the mess up last year - they assumed both did, so assumed Shields was fine.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by colymull » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:12 am

Could we get away with not playing Shields against Athlone? I know it's a cup semi final and we should be going full strength but we also have enough in the squad to get past Athlone.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by seand » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:30 am

I expect it'll be pretty much a second string against Athlone, in between the Euro games. And I fear it'll be a second string in the cup final if we get there, seeing as it's less than 72 hours after a trip to Norway, and 4 days before the Arsenal game

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:33 am

seand wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:30 am I expect it'll be pretty much a second string against Athlone, in between the Euro games. And I fear it'll be a second string in the cup final if we get there, seeing as it's less than 72 hours after a trip to Norway, and 4 days before the Arsenal game
I most certainly wouldn't agree with a 2nd string in the cup final.. Its a chance of silverware. We have already made 4m from this europa run. I'd take a pasting from arsenal of it meant we beat rovers in the cup final.
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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by seand » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:50 am

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:33 am
seand wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:30 am I expect it'll be pretty much a second string against Athlone, in between the Euro games. And I fear it'll be a second string in the cup final if we get there, seeing as it's less than 72 hours after a trip to Norway, and 4 days before the Arsenal game
I most certainly wouldn't agree with a 2nd string in the cup final.. Its a chance of silverware. We have already made 4m from this europa run. I'd take a pasting from arsenal of it meant we beat rovers in the cup final.
I agree 100% with you (especially when you consider the Arsenal game will be a dead rubber).... I dunno if the powers that be will though

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by mike » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:18 am

If anything has been proved correct this year, it is our second string are nowhere near good enough. I wouldn't be making too many changes for Athlone, as for cup final if we make it, has to be best xi.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by dundalkfc1903 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:07 pm

The Mirror reporting Garts has a torn ACL.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by colymull » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:08 pm

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... ssion=true

Worst possible news for Garts. Really hope he can come back from this.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by Peak11 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:13 pm

That’s desperate. That’s a season ender, and at his age... It’d break my heart if we lost another legend without a proper goodbye

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by Louth4sam » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:25 pm

Big big loss for us as he was a leader on the pitch and a colossus for us in many many games.

Where do we go from here, is there any centre halves that are out of contract that are suitable? If only having four centre halves when playing three at the back is a risk, then three is a monumental risk.
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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by dundalkfc1903 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:05 pm

Louth4sam wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:25 pm Big big loss for us as he was a leader on the pitch and a colossus for us in many many games.

Where do we go from here, is there any centre halves that are out of contract that are suitable? If only having four centre halves when playing three at the back is a risk, then three is a monumental risk.
There is/was a young centre half, Tom Gaston, on trial. Has 4 Ireland U21 caps.

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Re: Injury & Suspension Watch 2020

Post by ArFella » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:45 pm

Absolute disaster, I'm gutted for him and the team, he's a consummate professional though so I'm sure he will continue to bring his leadership to the dressing room and hopefully continue to be involved throughout the season, he's one I'd love to see continue with the club in a coaching role when he decides to hang up the boots.

The only possible silver lining is that surely we have to change from 3 at the back now with only 3 recognized CBs at the club. I recall James Rogers talking about Tom Gaston being on trial with the club on the Press Box podcast so I wonder will he be signed now as cover, he's an French-born, Ireland u-19 international so might be decent.
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