Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby Sneachta » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:38 pm

Just watched it there actually. There could be a heap of suspensions after that which would definitely hurt Waterford as they are thin with back up. A heap of fines as well. It's embarrassing for caulfield.

The officials in the league are not hard enough on mouthy managers leaving their technical area. Bradley and co were at it last year. Sign of losing control and the opposition are the only winners

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby dundalkfc1903 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:05 pm

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2) i CAN’T understand why ALL teams dont have a ‘Specialist’ long throw player in the team. Look at the fear that, that long throw caused us last night!! We were trembling in the stand, and they very nearly scored from them. Physically, it would not take a very long time to train a professional athlete that skill.
Look how excited we get when we get a corner! We get a lot more touch throw in’s !!
Would be one hell of an extra attack option.
Food for thought.
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I think fifa have been looking at ways of banning it. It is one of the most horrible sights in FOOTball. Not throwball. Football. And a purist like King Kenny would never encourage it thankfully.
Imagine two teams firing long throws for half the game. Personally I would melt my season ticket and watch another sport. Or paint dry. Or ducks swimming in knockbridge..

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Re: RE: Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Sneachta wrote:
Martin Lawlor80 wrote:Maybe this should have a thread of its own but anybody see the video of the melee in Waterford last night? What the hell eas Caulfield doing on the pitch? It looks like he tried to rip the ball from the Waterford man?! Then got dumped on his arse!!! Waterford players steamed in, weren’t going to be intimidated
Will have to wait till Monday to see it but if it's the case its embarrassing and unprofessional. Imagine if he did that in Europe?

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https://twitter.com/RTEsport/status/982647803565559808
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Re: RE: Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby Martin Lawlor80 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:19 pm

Ezeikial wrote:
Sneachta wrote:
Martin Lawlor80 wrote:Maybe this should have a thread of its own but anybody see the video of the melee in Waterford last night? What the hell eas Caulfield doing on the pitch? It looks like he tried to rip the ball from the Waterford man?! Then got dumped on his arse!!! Waterford players steamed in, weren’t going to be intimidated
Will have to wait till Monday to see it but if it's the case its embarrassing and unprofessional. Imagine if he did that in Europe?

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Thanks for that EZ. The vid I saw was from a different angle. So Caulfield didn’t rip the ball from the player but should not be encroaching on the pitch for any reason .
He did a nice 2m slide backwards on his arse though...shouldn’t laugh...

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:33 pm

RTE news clip posted on Cork Twitter yolk

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:04 pm

The pressure on Stephen Bradley and Rovers is ratcheting up further with Derry winning 2-0 away in Sligo tonight. With St Pats also winning on Friday, Rovers are under serious pressure for 4th place from both sides. St Pats are only 3 points behind with a game in hand while Derry are now only 1 point off Rovers with 2 games in hand.
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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby McGregor » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:43 pm

Don't think Bradley should be under any real pressure. Thought they looked really good last night. Waterford who are flying came here and offered very little and sat back for the whole of the second half whereas Rovers had a go from the start and have plenty of quality. Their big problem could well be the depth of their squad especially with key players like Trevor Clarke out for the season. Btw Derry's two games in hand are against us and Cork, hardly bankers..
Delighted with our performance last night, McGrath is getting better, Duffy is in great form, thought midfield did well but Rovers shaded it with Bolger, Finn who is absolute class and Burke a handful all night but we stuck at it and played some nice stuff. Folan and Cleary looked ropey at times as a partnership but Carr deserved a lot of credit for his performance.
The game was a great advert for the league and three points well deserved makes it all the sweeter.
Funny to see John "Notorious" Caulfield getting himself in the headlines again. Read a bit of his interview afterwards where he pointed out that the crowd of almost 4,000 got behind Waterford and that made it difficult for Cork, same excuse he gave here. The Tool must have worked in a library at some point.

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby mike » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:57 pm

I'd agree with this, thought Rovers were arguably the best team to visit so far, we were under real pressure mid way through first half and last 15. Its good to see teams having a right old go at us in Oriel so credit to them for this, but we managed the game out very well, I think we deserved to win. Carr was indeed a right nuisance up front, Finn was dangerous all night, so we needed to be switched on all over the park.

Thought Shields was superb last night, the amount of work he got through, there is a great snap on the match, last 5 he is pointing at O'Donnell and full of sweat, exactly what you need to see and the perfect partner to allow Benson do his stuff.

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:09 pm

There is hardly any problem right now for Bradley, especially since the performance on Friday was strong (apart from the keeper). But if they drop to 5th or 6th the natives will start getting restless
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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby dell » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:50 am

Caulfield ' I picked up the ball and the player used his hands'. He didnt get within an asses roar of picking up the ball before he was landed on his own ass. I was under the impression that he was he was quite contrite after the mess he instigated in Waterford but not a bit of it; and Dundalk fans favourite Mark McNulty must be the quickest player in the league to get in to the melee so quickly. Caulfield will surely be serving a sideline ban for our next game against them.

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby colymull » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:37 am

McGregor wrote:Delighted with our performance last night, McGrath is getting better, Duffy is in great form, thought midfield did well but Rovers shaded it with Bolger, Finn who is absolute class and Burke a handful all night but we stuck at it and played some nice stuff. Folan and Cleary looked ropey at times as a partnership but Carr deserved a lot of credit for his performance.
The game was a great advert for the league and three points well deserved makes it all the sweeter.


Burke is a super player and would love to see him play for us, maybe when Adorjans loan spell ends we could look at getting him. Rovers would never let him come here, but you never know!!
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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby oldfogey » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:42 pm

colymull wrote:
McGregor wrote:Delighted with our performance last night, McGrath is getting better, Duffy is in great form, thought midfield did well but Rovers shaded it with Bolger, Finn who is absolute class and Burke a handful all night but we stuck at it and played some nice stuff. Folan and Cleary looked ropey at times as a partnership but Carr deserved a lot of credit for his performance.
The game was a great advert for the league and three points well deserved makes it all the sweeter.


Burke is a super player and would love to see him play for us, maybe when Adorjans loan spell ends we could look at getting him. Rovers would never let him come here, but you never know!!


I stand to be corrected but I believe the only reason Adorjan's loan spell is so short is because that's when his contract expires. If he continues to improve/gel with the others at the same rate, I expect SK to offer him a contract in the summer with Europe in mind. There are extremely few players out there who you could sign in the window and expect to fit into the team short of the end of the season. Having said all of the that I thought Finn's body language at the end was interesting (straight down the tunnel). Perhaps he's regretting putting money first. The best football of his career has come at Dundalk under SK.

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby White Horse » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:08 pm

oldfogey wrote:Having said all of the that I thought Finn's body language at the end was interesting (straight down the tunnel). Perhaps he's regretting putting money first. The best football of his career has come at Dundalk under SK.


I regret that he and the club were not able to conclude an agreement at the end of 2016.

While he was excellent on Friday, he is now a lesser player than he became while with us. He doesn't look physically as strong. I recall his cup final performance in 2016 (less than three days after playing Zenit in Russia) as one of the best I've seen in a Dundalk shirt.

Such a waste.

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Re: Dundalk V Shamrock Rovers | Fri 6 Apr | 7:30pm | Oriel Pk

Postby dell » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:47 pm

After a break from what was a particularly intense season 2016 he could very well be regretting the move now with some of the hunger for proper success back. It's a pity with last seasons European campaign a short one and he undoubtedly would have gotten a job in football anyway when he quits rather than having his head turned by a job at 29, at least 3 or 4 years before he is likely to quit the game.

That and seeing all the effort undone by a goalkeeping gaffe, not for the first time this season, soul destroying so maybe understandibly straight down the tunnel. I though Bradley was uncharacteristically subdued on the sideline albeit the better for it!


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