2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Discuss any news,views and opinions on Dundalk F.C.

Moderators: Colin Gallagher, Duffman

Post Reply
McGregor
Youth Team
Youth Team
Posts: 124
Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:55 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by McGregor » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:02 am

To voice concerns about the quality of signings is not a personal attack on the manager who has made some inspired signings, but people are entitled to voice an opinion. Stewart, Clifford, Kinsella, Connolly, Hoare and McGrath ultimately let the manager down last year and we ended up paying the price finishing the season out with one viable option up front and one wide player delivering on a regular basis. We dont need reminding that the cup final was effectively lost when our three subs made us weaker whereas all Cork's changes made a positive impact.
We seem to have repeated mistakes again this season, A good start with 4 in early but its been patchy since, The manager biggest successes are players he handpicked and seemed to know a lot about prior to signing them. I dont think the two foreign lads (who have good pedigree) can possibly fall into that category, then this weeks panic buys, who else is signing players one day out from the start of the season, Byrne btw looked weeks off been match fit looks like he could be playing rugby with his brother.

User avatar
niall_hearty2000
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 7047
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:47 pm
Location: dundalk
Contact:

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:17 am

McGregor wrote:To voice concerns about the quality of signings is not a personal attack on the manager who has made some inspired signings, but people are entitled to voice an opinion. Stewart, Clifford, Kinsella, Connolly, Hoare and McGrath ultimately let the manager down last year and we ended up paying the price finishing the season out with one viable option up front and one wide player delivering on a regular basis. We dont need reminding that the cup final was effectively lost when our three subs made us weaker whereas all Cork's changes made a positive impact.
We seem to have repeated mistakes again this season, A good start with 4 in early but its been patchy since, The manager biggest successes are players he handpicked and seemed to know a lot about prior to signing them. I dont think the two foreign lads (who have good pedigree) can possibly fall into that category, then this weeks panic buys, who else is signing players one day out from the start of the season, Byrne btw looked weeks off been match fit looks like he could be playing rugby with his brother.
You mean he looks like there were 2 big Sam's at Everton!. Terrible performance last night.
Dundalk Fc. First Irish club to win points in group stages of a major European Competition.

User avatar
mike
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 7870
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2003 1:08 pm
Location: Iúr Cinn Trá & Ath Cliath

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by mike » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:37 am

It's pity we couldn't have done a deal with Derry for McEnefff but I heard the price was far too expensive, maybe he'll be available at a reduced/more reasonable price in the summer. He would be a great addition.

Cork did good business with Barry & McNamee.

paul1
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1067
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:24 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by paul1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:48 pm

Peak 6 have stated the money would be available for quality players, however I don’t see that quality player been signed so far all I see is a few unproven rejects from England joining. There will want to be some serious backing given before deadline day or we are in serious trouble and so will Stephen Kenny..

Shoco
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1487
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:46 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Shoco » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:57 pm

Richie Towell, Stephen o donnell were "unproven rejectes" as you put it that came back from the uk

You must be the most negative fucker on here

User avatar
OHare
Subs Bench
Subs Bench
Posts: 708
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:04 pm
Location: dundalk

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by OHare » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:00 pm

Meant to be a striker signing before Wednesday according to Gerry Malone on Twitter..

paul1
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1067
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:24 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by paul1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:17 pm

Shoco wrote:Richie Towell, Stephen o donnell were "unproven rejectes" as you put it that came back from the uk

You must be the most negative fucker on here
No need for such a personal attack, if you cannot debate what’s going on I think it’s you that has the problem. Stephen o Donnell was quality when he signed for us so no way he could be classed as a reject, The signings that were made so far are no better than would have been signed if peak6 were not on board,where is this quality player we heard from them??

User avatar
White Horse
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1657
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:57 am

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by White Horse » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:35 pm

Stephen O'Donnell was crocked and no one wanted him.

He has said that if Dundalk didn't sign him at the time, he was going to go to Mervue in the first division to play for petrol money.

Shoco
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1487
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:46 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Shoco » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:04 pm

paul1 wrote:
Shoco wrote:Richie Towell, Stephen o donnell were "unproven rejectes" as you put it that came back from the uk

You must be the most negative fucker on here
No need for such a personal attack, if you cannot debate what’s going on I think it’s you that has the problem. Stephen o Donnell was quality when he signed for us so no way he could be classed as a reject, The signings that were made so far are no better than would have been signed if peak6 were not on board,where is this quality player we heard from them??
SOD was in England and didn't make it, a reject using your logic.

We have played one league game and you are coming on here throwing the toys out of the pram ffs

We started last night with out our first choice centre backs, without our first choice left back, without your skipper and without our first choice striker

We had two new signings on the bench yesterday, or rejects as you prefer to call them.

We have two foreign lads that are completely new to the league, one of them an international that I doubt we'd have signed without the new owners.

Your response after one game of the season is that typical of someone who thinks we have a divine right to win the league every year. wise up ffs

paul1
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1067
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:24 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by paul1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:17 pm

Ah sure everything is fine, I was sure this was a public forum where members can debate topics obviously it’s not, as long as we agree with you everything is fine lol..

Shoco
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1487
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:46 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Shoco » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:21 pm

So you have chosen not to debate the points I made and ignore them instead and just have another moan, well done

paul1
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1067
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:24 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by paul1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:24 pm

Get some good millgrange air into you , I have said all I needed to say ...

Shoco
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1487
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:46 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Shoco » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:26 pm

Oh who's getting personal now? You asked for a debate, I posted my reasons as to why Kenny is not hanging onto his job like you claim but you won't debate it.

Troll somewhere else

User avatar
niall_hearty2000
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 7047
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:47 pm
Location: dundalk
Contact:

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:01 pm

To be fair shoco while Stephen Kenny is God to all us Dundalk fans, he is just an employee as far as peak 6 are concerned. And one of their KPI's is more than likely to win the title and progress in Europe. And if targets aren't met, then they will treat him like any other employer would. Not saying it is right, as obviously it wouldn't be but as we have always said, peak 6 have no emotional ties to the club. Now obviously after a draw in our opening game nothing changes but if it continued in this vain then they wouldn't be long in addressing it.
Dundalk Fc. First Irish club to win points in group stages of a major European Competition.

Shoco
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1487
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:46 pm

Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Post by Shoco » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:29 pm

I understand that Niall, but we have played one game so far, one game!!!!

And it was nowhere near what I expect a first 11 to be, the negativity of some people after a single game is crazy

Post Reply