2018 Season - Fixtures

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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby seand » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:29 am

El Paso wrote:Little snippet for folks.
We’re level with Shels on 6 titles in the two division era. If/when we win this year’s we become the most successful on 7!


mike wrote:We’ll move into joint second with Shelbourne on 13 if as expected we win it this year.

Then only 4 behind Rovers. I don’t see them moving to 18 anytime soon so we can hopefully narrow that even further under SK.


Yeh El Paso.... big picture here ;-) Catching Rovers is the short-medium term goal!



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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby Fwats » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:46 am

5 point swing on Friday from scores mid second half. Lose at turner's cross and we are one or two bad results away from it being very tight.

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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby dell1 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:57 pm

seand wrote:
El Paso wrote:Little snippet for folks.
We’re level with Shels on 6 titles in the two division era. If/when we win this year’s we become the most successful on 7!


mike wrote:We’ll move into joint second with Shelbourne on 13 if as expected we win it this year.

Then only 4 behind Rovers. I don’t see them moving to 18 anytime soon so we can hopefully narrow that even further under SK.


Yeh El Paso.... big picture here ;-) Catching Rovers is the short-medium term goal!


I think it is an important part of this period of the clubs history. It's not overtaking Shamrock Rovers thats relevant but being the most decorated club in the leagues history. It is, and should be a target for the manager as a nice adjunct to regular group stage Euro qualification, financial security and being able to host top level games in Dundalk - in no particular order.

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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby Ezeikial » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:51 pm

Stat attack from James Rogers

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The Late Late Show - Michael Duffy's goal against Limerick FC on Friday night was the 20th goal that Dundalk have scored in the league this season in the final 15 minutes of a game. Four of them have been winners. The 20 late strikes equate to 27.8% of their 72 goals to date


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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby oldfogey » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:15 pm

No change in the standings but just updating a few ko times and a date.



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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby El Paso » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:06 pm

El Paso wrote:Cork won't win in Dalymount or Tallaght. Even if we only draw in Turners Cross we'll seal the deal against Pats.

But we're gonna win 2-0 in Turners Cross.


If we win in Turners Cross we essentially win it at home to Derry (barring a mathematical miracle) and just have to not lose to Pats to make it official.

If we draw in Turners Cross we might have to wait until Waterford if Cork beat Rovers. But they won't. So Pats match it is.

If we manage to lose next week, and Cobh beat us to be fair, we're looking at the Waterford match to make it official.

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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby oldfogey » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:31 pm

I'm not one for watching live games where we are not involved but I so enjoyed watching Bohs tonight and am glad we don't face them until last game of the season. Certainly would make for a cracking cup final with two passing sides.


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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby dundalkfc1903 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:29 pm

Is the trophy presentation normally the last game of the season, last home game of the season or the game where the league is a mathematical certainty.?

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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby mike » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:43 pm

The trophy presentation is usually at the home ground where possible. This is obviously not the case on last day game like away to Cork 91, and Athlone 82 for older readers.

I think we might be looking at Pats at home given recent events, but only if we beat Cork away, but is that too early, would the FAI not want to wait until our final home game v Sligo and this being our second last game?

Either way, it’s looking good lads, a 4th league since 2014. Just think of that for a minute, given our last prior to 2014 was in 1995. Just the 19 years gap.

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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby El Paso » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:08 am

It'll be Sligo. When we won it in Tallaght in 2015 we played Galway in our second last home game the following week and there was no trophy, it was presented after the final Bray game. And when we won it beating Bohs in 2016 it was after the final game against Galway at home that we got the trophy.

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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:04 pm

I said it before and will repeat it - I believe that we will in the league at home to St Pats with the trophy presentation after the last home match with Sligo

A win away in Cork would be necessary for that. But if it turns out to be won away in Waterford it will not be any tragedy
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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby mike » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:28 pm

We could 'technically' win it on Tuesday week if we win our next two games.

That would leave us 12 points clear with 4 games to go, Cork would also have 4 left. We'd have to lose the last 4 and at the same time Cork would need to win their last 4 and overturn a plus 25 or so GD.

So if we win next Friday, it's possible to get over the line v Derry, or to be called Champions elect.

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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:18 pm

mike wrote:We could 'technically' win it on Tuesday week if we win our next two games.

That would leave us 12 points clear with 4 games to go, Cork would also have 4 left. We'd have to lose the last 4 and at the same time Cork would need to win their last 4 and overturn a plus 25 or so GD.

So if we win next Friday, it's possible to get over the line v Derry, or to be called Champions elect.


C'mon Mike, that seems to be a contradiction. Is 'technically' different from 'mathematical' ?

If you are talking about probability, we already hold that card

Winning the next two would leave us needing to get a point against St Pats on 5 Oct to be across the line.
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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby mike » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:05 pm

Not really, we win our next two games, that's it. Game over in most people's minds being 12 points clear with both having 4 games left and with the huge GD.

Getting the extra point at that stage is only achieving the inevitable.

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Re: 2018 Season - Fixtures

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:18 pm

mike wrote:Not really, we win our next two games, that's it. Game over in most people's minds being 12 points clear with both having 4 games left and with the huge GD.

Getting the extra point at that stage is only achieving the inevitable.


If we don't lose in Cork, I think it is inevitable.....

But it still ain't won at that stage.

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