Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

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

Moderators: Duffman, Colin Gallagher

Online
Ezeikial
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 5683
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:00 am

Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Ezeikial » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:27 am

Derry have made a very good start to the season, with their only defeat coming away to Rovers. In their 2 home games to date they have scored 3 goals against both UCD and Waterford.

With so many new signings, they are something of an unknown quantity.

The team and fans will travel with strong expectations after the performance and result against Waterford in Oriel


Ezeikial posts personal opinions and observations from this supporters perspective.

Sneachta
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1007
Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:01 pm

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Sneachta » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:02 pm

I like Declan devine. He got a raw deal last time at Derry. Always sat on the fence though as a panelist on soccer Republic. If we can get three points up there then that is a very good sign. For the season ahead.


Sent from my ONEPLUS A6000 using Tapatalk


User avatar
El Paso
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 2697
Joined: Tue Dec 03, 2002 12:33 pm

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by El Paso » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:38 pm

Hard to know what to make of Derry - good result on the opening night kind of masking slightly dodgy form since. As the season shakes out you'd expect them to be alongside Sligo and Waterford in a kind of middle tier between 5th and 8th.

Once again taking the lead, and early, could be the key to victory. If we don't it could be another slog to full time. Lot of confidence for us to take into the game after last Friday. Hoban and Kelly both scoring from open play was huge I think, given the number of chances both had been missing. Important for Murray to stay fit. I don't know if I'd risk Duffy starting either. Obviously depends on how much he's able to train.

Online
Ezeikial
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 5683
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:00 am

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Ezeikial » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:10 pm

El Paso wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:38 pm
Important for Murray to stay fit. I don't know if I'd risk Duffy starting either. Obviously depends on how much he's able to train.
It's a dilemma - we can't afford any more players unavailable or to have players carrying injuries into a match, yet giving ourselves the best chance of getting 3 points against Derry is critical. No reason not to trust the medical and management team to make the right calls
Ezeikial posts personal opinions and observations from this supporters perspective.

Online
Ezeikial
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 5683
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:00 am

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:57 am

Kieran Burke‏ @KieranBTS

Declan Devine confirms to @betweenstripes that Patrick McClean is definitely out of Fridays game at home to Dundalk but expects the likes of Gregg Sloggett & Barry McNamee to return to full fitness after slight knocks last week. @jamesdundalk @DundalkSport
https://twitter.com/KieranBTS/status/11 ... 4695267329
Ezeikial posts personal opinions and observations from this supporters perspective.

Online
Ezeikial
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 5683
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:00 am

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:34 pm

Keith Wallace penned preview article in the Demo
Dundalk FC to face a Derry City side who have 'got their identity back' under Declan Devine

Dundalk FC are faced with a different animal, says head coach Vinny Perth, as the champions prepare to face a Derry City side who have “got their identity back” under returning boss Declan Devine.
More at

https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/spo ... evine.html
Ezeikial posts personal opinions and observations from this supporters perspective.

DundalkChampions
Youth Team
Youth Team
Posts: 116
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:25 pm

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by DundalkChampions » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:34 pm

Bus companies still refusing to go to Derry?

Seen a few on twitter asking is any buses?

Online
Ezeikial
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 5683
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:00 am

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:27 pm

Team news

Robbie Benson and Patrick McEleney are ruled out with leg and foot injuries respectively. Michael Duffy and John Mountney are also out with groin problems. Chris Shields misses out with a knee injury. Dean Jarvis faces a late fitness test on his injured calf.
https://www.dundalkfc.com/team-news-vs-derry-city-11/
Ezeikial posts personal opinions and observations from this supporters perspective.

User avatar
El Paso
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 2697
Joined: Tue Dec 03, 2002 12:33 pm

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by El Paso » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:08 pm

Same starting 11 you would think so.

Online
Ezeikial
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 5683
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:00 am

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:26 pm

If Dean Jarvis passed a fitness test last week to take his place on the bench, it is reasonable to assume he will pass any new 'late fitness test'.

He could come in for Jordan Flores on the left side of midfield - this might give us a more natural balance in midfield.
Ezeikial posts personal opinions and observations from this supporters perspective.

Online
Ezeikial
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 5683
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:00 am

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:13 pm

Derry City’s Declan Devine feels Dundalk are one of League of Ireland’s greatest teams

Declan Devine believes Derry City will be facing one of the greatest teams in League of Ireland history when Dundalk visit the Brandywell tomorrow night (KO 7.45pm). The Candy Stripes boss, who confirmed goalkeeper Peter Cherrie has recovered from a hand injury and will play, feels his new look side will have to be at their best to get anything from the champions.

“We have to really go up the gears against Dundalk, because they are, in my opinion, one of the greatest teams in Irish football history,” he insisted.

“They are a team full of the best players in the league. They have tremendous strength in depth but ultimately it’s 11 versus 11 and while we will show them upmost respect, it’s a game in which we want to test ourselves and show our fans that we are improving by the week.”

Devine admits Vinny Perth’s side are likely to have more possession than his side and challenged his players to deal the vistors attacking threat.

“We have to understand that Dundalk are going to have a lot of the ball and it’s how we nullify their threat. We have to make sure their best players are kept quiet on the night,” he added.

“When we don’t have the ball we have to make sure we are defensively sound in our set-up but also ensure we try to be creative as well when we have possession.
 “We have to try and play and ask questions of Dundalk but somethings are easier said than done. However, we have trained brilliantly all week and it’s a game we are all looking forward to. It’s 90 minutes of your life and you have to make sure you leave everything on the pitch.”

Devine also confirmed that skipper Barry McNamee, midfielder Greg Sloggett and striker David Parkhouse all returned to training and are available for selection.
Read more at: https://www.derryjournal.com/sport/foot ... -1-8849869
Ezeikial posts personal opinions and observations from this supporters perspective.

dell1
Reserves
Reserves
Posts: 354
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:55 am

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by dell1 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:31 pm

El Paso wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:38 pm
Once again taking the lead, and early, could be the key to victory. If we don't it could be another slog to full time. Lot of confidence for us to take into the game after last Friday.
Gilchrist with a scorcher in to his own net to open the scoring!!

Derry really are the unknowns this season so far. New, fairly young team put together and early season its a big advantage to us. The Waterford result will be in the back of their minds, and Devine alludes setting up to sit deep and hit on the break. It's a game that I think will require patience and just grind them down but get one and more will follow. The full weeks rest and a lighter training load this week will have helped clear up any niggles from the Waterford game but pushing Murray is risky if he is carrying a more persistant injury and he isnt the type of player that will hold back regardless. Not that we have to many options but to play whomever is available. I thought Flores was effective down the left on Friday especially with such little football under the belt. If he is just short on match fitness then I'd stick with him to start and bring on Jarvis if he is fit, he could need minutes on the pitch too so 15 or 20 minutes either way. I really did think Flores corner deliveries were better than Duffy's so far this season, obviously just based on Friday night, but that could be important agaisnt a team that is set up to contain - Derry are unlikely to be as physically tough or as negative as Finn Harps but another Garts corner special in the North-West will do nicely!!

Online
Ezeikial
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 5683
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:00 am

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Ezeikial » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:41 am

Some spare car seats for anyone struggling for transport. PM me with phone number if you want a lift
Last edited by Ezeikial on Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
Ezeikial posts personal opinions and observations from this supporters perspective.

Online
Ezeikial
Club Captain
Club Captain
Posts: 5683
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:00 am

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by Ezeikial » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:18 am

Premier Division: Improving Derry City face test of credentials against Dundalk

League of Ireland: Derry City v Dundalk
Venue: Ryan McBride Brandwell Stadium Date: Friday, 15 March Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio Foyle & BBC Sport website
Derry City's promising start to the new League of Ireland campaign will face the ultimate test when they host champions Dundalk on Friday night.

The Candystripes go into the game at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium fourth in the table - just a point behind the third-placed champions.

"Dundalk are the standard bearers for this league," says Declan Devine.

"They will go down as one of the greatest teams in the history of the League of Ireland."

Devine's Derry have shown impressive resilience thus far in a campaign which has included away draws against Cork City and second-placed Bohemians.

The Derry manager says such qualities will again be needed in abundance in Friday's home game.

"It is going to be very difficult on Friday night. We are going to have to weather the storm at times.

"But we can't just go with the aim of just defending well for the 90 minutes. We will also have to try and ask questions of them and aim to put them under some pressure."

Devine will go into the game boosted by the return to fitness of Greg Sloggett, David Parkhouse and the influential Barry McNamee.

Injury restricted McNamee to only a late substitute's role at Dalymount Park while Sloggett and Parkhouse missed the game.

Fears that former Dundalk keeper Peter Cherrie could miss Friday's game after hurting a hand when accidentally punching the back a team-mate's head last week have abated and he will be available.

Cherrie made a number of important saves a week ago and his presence should be a steadying force at the back for the Candystripes.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47577441
Ezeikial posts personal opinions and observations from this supporters perspective.

oldfogey
1st Team Regular
1st Team Regular
Posts: 1685
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:24 pm

Re: Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 15 March | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 6

Post by oldfogey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:12 pm

I note that there is a 2 minute applause planned for tonight's game to mark the second anniversary of Ryan McBrides death.


Even in Oriel Park I feel that public acknowledgements of this nature should kept to a minimum whether before or during a game. Perhaps a short piece in the match program for people who have passed away? There was a period last season where it seemed that almost every home game had a minutes silence or applause. Football is the journey, not the vehicle.

Before people start jumping up and down, please understand that I feel suitably qualified to speak on the subject, having lost someone very close during a period when both I (and she) were volunteers on match nights.

Post Reply