Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by El Paso » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:40 pm

Not the kind of game to be swinging crosses in you would think with Browne and Delaney.



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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by seand » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:41 pm

That a VERY old centre defensive pairing. I'd like to see Kelly, Duffy and McGrath getting forward to attack them

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Post by Ezeikial » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:11 pm

seand wrote:
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That a VERY old centre defensive pairing. I'd like to see Kelly, Duffy and McGrath getting forward to attack them
Their whole defence is vulnerable, but especially if Georgie Poynton plays in place of Lynch as a makeshift fullback

If Daniel Kelly and Michael Duffy can stretch the full backs, it could create opportunities for Jamie McGrath and Pat Hoban to exploit a lack of mobility in the central defence.
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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by gavinmclaughlin » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:34 am

Dundalk midfielder Joe McKee says he has no problems being thrown in at the deep end in a bid to ease the club’s injury crisis.

The Scot is on loan at Oriel Park from Falkirk in a deal that runs until the end of June and with five midfielders all injured, he is anticipating a busy few months ahead, starting with the visit of Waterford on Friday night.

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by bigalan » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:14 pm

Alan Reynolds talking about cut backs and smaller squad at Waterford

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Post by Sneachta » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:31 pm

Also John Cauliflower having a go at him. Seeing John hadn't got Stephen Kenny to have a go at, hes got Reynolds now to have a dig at. Constant excuses from that lad.

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:16 pm

Team news

The Lilywhites will be without the services of midfielders Robbie Benson (leg) and Patrick McEleney (foot) who remain sidelined while John Mountney and Chris Shields join them on the treatment table with groin and knee injuries respectively however they are not long term issues. Dean Jarvis will undergo a late fitness test on a calf problem and there are other knocks which will be assessed before kick-off.
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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:32 pm

Waterford website preview.

Interesting to note Hery is also declared as a doubt along with Lynch, even if it is likely a smokescreen

Waterford FC are back on the road this Friday evening with a trip to Oriel Park to face reigning champions Dundalk.

It’s the Blues’ fifth game of the 2019 season, their third away from home, and they’ll be keen to build on Friday’s draw against an in-form Bohemians side at the RSC.

Alan Reynolds’ team will have been happy with the workout last Friday and, with no midweek fixture, the welcomed recovery and preparation time ahead of this weekend’s match in Dundalk.

Dundalk had the upper hand last season in the four league meetings between the sides; the Blues winning one of the home matches 2-1 against the then-Stephen Kenny side.

To date, Waterford FC have beaten Cork City and picked up a good point at home to Bohemians to put four points on the board after four matches.

MANAGER’S VIEW: Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie ahead of the trip to Dundalk, manager Alan Reynolds said:

“I was happy to get a point against Bohs to be honest; they were the form team coming down and I think especially in the second half that if either team was going to win the game, it was going to be us.

“With no midweek game this week, we’ve been able to give some lads time for some knocks to clear up and get ready for Friday – they’ve needed that extra few days after playing through the pain barrier the past few weeks.

“Going to Dundalk is never easy but it’s one you have to look forward to. They’ve been the top team over the past few seasons and we’ve had some good games against them last season, including beating them at the RSC, so we’re all looking forward to another challenging game on Friday.”

TEAM NEWS: Kevin Lynch remains a doubt after missing last week’s match against Bohemians, while Bastien Hery is also a doubt following a foot injury picked up against Bohs.
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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by Ezeikial » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:17 pm

Team Prediction

If all pass fitness tests

Rogers
Gannon | Gartland | Hoare | Massey
Jarvis | Murray
D Kelly | McGrath | Duffy
Hoban

If Jarvis is out, DM likely to be either McKee or Hoare (with Cleary at CB). There is also a possibility that Murray is not fit, in which case I would expect both McKee and Hoare to start in midfield. Jordan Flores probably needs more time to build his fitness and perhaps is likely to be introduced from the bench, if needed.
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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by El Paso » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:57 pm

Long time since we started a match with none of Shields, Benson, McEleney, never mind O’Donnell or Mountney. Best of luck tonight fellas.

Duffy out too, this is incredible.

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by Colin Gallagher » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:23 pm

3-0 in second half. Hoban Murray Dan kelly

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by El Paso » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:37 pm

All FIVE midfielders that started the first match are out injured and we put in THAT performance tonight. Phenomenal! Well done all of them.

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by dundalkfc1903 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:25 pm

Excellent performance. Rogers made a couple of decent saves, Cleary and Garts kept Akinade very quiet. Murray drifts in and out of games but always seems to make something happen when he gets on the ball. Hoare is a fine player - very versatile footballer. Flores did ok in an unfamiliar position.

Dan Kelly was excellent but Jamie McGrath was my MOTM. Absolutely superb performance. Links everything together and the weight of pass for Dan Kellys goal was a thing of beauty.
Hoban took his goal well but still lacking something and looked a bit disinterested at times.

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Fri 8 March | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 5

Post by Sneachta » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:03 pm

Is it just me or did I think 2-0 flattered us at half time? Sean Murray, Sean hoare and Jamie McGrath had outstanding games. Only short appearances but Dummigan and McKee looked to have adequate touches to fill in midfield if necessary. More so than Flores at this stage but he has improved marginally from the last day. Disappointed Georgie Kelly didn't get at least twenty minutes. Game was done and dusted at 3-0.

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