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Postby 0rl » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:01 pm

dundalkfc1903 wrote:Kenny clear as mud as to where Murray will play.

Kenny said: “He’s a really exceptional finisher. He just hits the ball with pace into corners. Ultimately he’s a striker all his life, normally in a front two.

“He’s played as a 10 for us in pre-season and a nine. He can also play as an 11 coming in on the left.


Full article which says Sam Byrne deal is done.
https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... o-12009798
Looks like he's thinking of using him in Goals :-)



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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby McGregor » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:25 pm

Brutal second half yesterday.
Never mind another striker, the glaring deficiency in our team is the centre of midfield. AARON MCENEFF please..
Cork managed to get McNamee and Barry out of the Brandywell by striking early within a few days of the cup final. Yet here we are still mulling over a few signings 4 days before the season starts.
We simply haven't learned the lessons from last seasons poor window.
Added to that is the thought that we had a choice between Connolly or Sadlier last summer (rumours) and somehow signed Connolly !!!!! Sadlier is an absolutely class player what an addition he would have been.
Adjoran and Chvedukas could be good signings but are none the less a big risk. Happy enough with Hoban and Murray, always thought Folan was just alright and know very little about Jarvis
but McEleney, McMillan and Vemmelund are huge losses that have weakened us greatly.
It used to be that the same eleven played every week, now its relying on the two imports settling, O'Donnell, staying fit and the likes of McGrath, Benson and Duffy producing every week,which is something that they haven't done consistently since they signed, although they've each had good spells at various times.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby oldfogey » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:57 pm

McGregor wrote:Brutal second half yesterday.
Never mind another striker, the glaring deficiency in our team is the centre of midfield. AARON MCENEFF please..
Cork managed to get McNamee and Barry out of the Brandywell by striking early within a few days of the cup final. Yet here we are still mulling over a few signings 4 days before the season starts.
We simply haven't learned the lessons from last seasons poor window.
Added to that is the thought that we had a choice between Connolly or Sadlier last summer (rumours) and somehow signed Connolly !!!!! Sadlier is an absolutely class player what an addition he would have been.
Adjoran and Chvedukas could be good signings but are none the less a big risk. Happy enough with Hoban and Murray, always thought Folan was just alright and know very little about Jarvis
but McEleney, McMillan and Vemmelund are huge losses that have weakened us greatly.
It used to be that the same eleven played every week, now its relying on the two imports settling, O'Donnell, staying fit and the likes of McGrath, Benson and Duffy producing every week,which is something that they haven't done consistently since they signed, although they've each had good spells at various times.


Signing players is Stephen Kenny's prerogative. Maybe it's time he was shown the door. It's not as if he can claim the plaudits for signing Boyle, Horgan, Hoban,and the above mentioned Vemmelund and McEleney. There were plenty of complaints last year that McEleney - for all his stunning goals - went missing in big games. Have a bit of faith.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby dell » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:13 pm

We are very quick to fret!! The season hasnt kicked off yet!! Its not as if unheralded signings have been a complete bust in the past. Like McMillan considered an underwhelming signing albeit with fans of other clubs deriding his ability also but he turned out to be the key man.
Yes it would have been great to have all transfer business done and dusted in November and have a nicely settled pre-season but things dont always go to plan. Connolly has been disappointing so far but I think it is still a bit early to completely write him off. That O'Donnell is so injury prone is a worry but Chevdukas could the automatic starter in that role anyway. We could well be reading back on this come November saying again that the manager always has it under control. We can start panicking if we are well off the pace in May....

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby dell » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:17 pm

Louth4sam wrote:
White Horse wrote:Apparently, a number of Dundalk players were suffering from the flu during the week, including Robbie Benson. That would explain his strangely subdued performance.


Should be written into a players contract that they get the vaccination. Imagine that happened before an important league game


A dose of man flu the must have had as a real flu would have them out for 2 weeks minimum. Vaccinations are based on last years flu strain so may be of no use this flu season but better than nothing.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby McNultys Discopants » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:26 pm

dell wrote:
Louth4sam wrote:
White Horse wrote:Apparently, a number of Dundalk players were suffering from the flu during the week, including Robbie Benson. That would explain his strangely subdued performance.


Should be written into a players contract that they get the vaccination. Imagine that happened before an important league game


A dose of man flu the must have had as a real flu would have them out for 2 weeks minimum. Vaccinations are based on last years flu strain so may be of no use this flu season but better than nothing.



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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby mike » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:49 pm

I see Dan Cleary (central defender who was with Birmingham last - but who Rovers didn't offer a contract to recently) and Sam Byrne are due to sign.

I wonder are both loan deals.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby White Horse » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:53 pm

Dan Cleary is out of contract, while Byrne is out of contract in the summer.

Cleary may not have impressed at Rovers but the real question is whether he is a better fourth choice centre half than Chris Shields.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:54 pm

mike wrote:I see Dan Cleary (central defender who was with Birmingham last - but who Rovers didn't offer a contract to recently) and Sam Byrne are due to sign.

I wonder are both loan deals.


Sam Byrne has been well flagged up as a loan deal

Dan Cleary contract with Birmingham was recently cancelled by mutual consent

ON THE MOVE Shamrock Rovers trialist Dan Cleary has Birmingham contract cancelled as Dubliner Dean Ebbe signs for Welsh champs TNS
Cleary's contract was due to run until the summer, while Ebbe had been back withBlubell United after a six-month stint with Inverness Caledonian Thistle

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby mike » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:37 pm

Yeah I just worked that out after posting re Cleary.

Maybe he just didn’t play well in his trial games for Rovers but I’d trust SK as ever. If he is anything as good as the last Cleary to play for us (I think) John, we are in business.
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:44 pm

White Horse wrote: but the real question is whether he is a better fourth choice centre half than Chris Shields.


Maybe that's a fair question, but I'd like to think more positively - that maybe he will develop to challenge the current 3 centre backs for a starting position.
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:52 pm

The Sam Byrne signing was originally expected early last week. Is there any known reason for the delay?

Dundalk boss targets further signings before window closes

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby thecaptain » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:54 pm

Probably waiting for his Everton contract to be cancelled, if it's not been already?
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:27 pm

Daniel Cleary now confirmed signing according to Dfc twitter
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Caoimhin Reilly in the Demo reporting it as a two year deal.

No word on Sam Byrne?

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