DundalkChampions wrote:McEleney was our best player Vs BATE last season and Rosenborg twice this season!
Does not do it in big games though! (our 2 biggest games this year were in Europe)
I think the notion of McEleney always going missing in big games is a misnomer, I think it's more accurate to say he always goes missing against Cork. Considering McEleney's obvious talent it is easier for him to play well in a European match against a side that is willing to pass the ball, as opposed to being kicked everytime he goes near the ball and having to deal with a side built to negate the midfield play as Cork are. For that very reason I don't think he should start the cup final given their tactics, especially given that he might not be fully fit.