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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Martin Lawlor80 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:26 pm

El Paso wrote:Cork aren’t as good as you think.


Will be interesting to see. Good result for them last night, 10 men away to pats. With Rovers and Derry away the next 2 of 3, it’s a tough start for us now. Hopefully the league will be more competitive this year and every team won’t roll over for Cork



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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:23 pm

There are an awful lot of comment since the last two disappointing results which make sweeping assumptions about a lack of patience by the new owners.

Is this stereotyping at its finest?
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby McGregor » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:25 am

[quote="mike"]I think early days Condor, lets see where we sit after 4 or 5 games, plus appears we will have an experienced striker to add to the ranks next week.


Question is why next week, why not three weeks ago.. Another striker what about midfield ?. Our options on the right are Connolly, McGrath or Mounteney all of whom failed miserably to deliver last season and two of them started this season in the same way.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:14 am

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mike wrote:I think early days Condor, lets see where we sit after 4 or 5 games, plus appears we will have an experienced striker to add to the ranks next week.


Question is why next week, why not three weeks ago.. Another striker what about midfield ?. Our options on the right are Connolly, McGrath or Mounteney all of whom failed miserably to deliver last season and two of them started this season in the same way.


I think these are fair questions to ask - although I'd imagine that SK would have far preferred to have all his squad assembled for the start of pre-season.

I think we have a lot more options on the right then you present, and the midfield situation is likely to be much stronger than what we have seen over the last 2 games.

Although Jamie McGrath was poor last Friday, he has shown signs in pre-season and towards the end of last year that he could be a significant player for us this season. While he may end up on the right side as could Mountney when fit, there are other alternatives to Connolly. Duffy could also be switched over with Jarvis or Murray on the left (SK has already mentioned Murray here). It is also possible that Adorjan or a fit Sam Byrne could be deployed in a wide position.

For me defensive midfield is the biggest positional question mark. Perhaps Chvedukas will be in the answer here if O'Donnell or Shields have fitness or form issues.

Illness and injury have disrupted our start but it is hard to see us being unable to put out a formidable 5 man midfield from this 11,when we have most of our options fit and available:

O'Donnell
Shields
Poynton
Chvedukas
Benson
Adorjan
Mountney
Connolly
Duffy
Murray
Byrne
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby cooney » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:56 pm

DFC have put a picture album up of preparations ahead of rovers game there’s a guy in a photo with a phone in his hand, as well as Skipper. No idea who it is, possibly the European striker that’s been previously mentioned?

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby White Horse » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:01 pm

Is that not Danny Miller, the physio?

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Martin Lawlor80 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:53 pm

cooney wrote:DFC have put a picture album up of preparations ahead of rovers game there’s a guy in a photo with a phone in his hand, as well as Skipper. No idea who it is, possibly the European striker that’s been previously mentioned?

I see everybody in those pics ( including SOD and Mountney) except Garts. He must have some dose!!

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Quayman » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:04 pm

James rogers reporting Nigerian born striker Marco Tagbajumi is expected to sign. Last played in Norway with Lillestrom.
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby White Horse » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:10 pm

Looks like a decent player.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby niall_hearty2000 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:11 pm

If true? Here is his highlights video on YouTube. He is currently a free agent.
https://youtu.be/fWUTNN4x4lQ
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:46 pm

DFC | Kenny set to add another player as Marco gets ready to swap Lillestrom for the Lilywhites
29-year-old Nigerian born striker will become 10th new signing


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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby cooney » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:51 pm

Tagbajumi now confirmed via DFC twitter page

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby cooney » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:43 pm

1 year deal as mentioned on the website

http://www.dundalkfc.com/tagbajumi-signs-dundalk/

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:28 pm

Welcome Marco!

On a side note, its great to have the interview video on the website, but I wish Darren could ask some slightly more imaginative questions.....

Marco, you have just signed for Dundalk FC, are you happy to get it across the line?

We play Shamrock Rovers on Friday night, are you looking forward to getting playing for Dundalk?
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby mike » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:43 pm

We obviously have O'Donnell, Mountney, Hoare all still out injured, but this is going to be a nice selection headache now for SK when everyone / most are fit.

I can't see him not selecting the following:

Roger, current no 1
Gannon, no question auto starter
Benson - he appears to favour him when all others in that position are available, rarely ever dropped?
Duffy - same reasons for the left side
Gartland - would prob be his choice in central defence.
Massey - as he also likes to keep consistency in defence so prob gives the current edge, although Jarvis looked a fine option last Friday.

I can't think if any others who would be 'auto picks' apart from O'Donnell but his injuries are already a worry, so this leaves at least 5 spots (and I haven't even listed a striker yet) up for grabs when we have a full compliment.

Decent squad, getting the best xi and formation will be the challenge.


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