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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Jaycee » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:01 pm

Johnny Guitar wrote:Hi Jaycee
What is the overall impression with PNE under Neil as opposed to grayson and has the managerial change adversely affected Horgan's and Boyles progression?


I haven’t seen as many games as I would have liked this season, but I’ll try to answer your question.

The majority of fans prefer Neil to Grayson as we are now an attacking force and not a boring defensive team. The unfortunate thing is that the wheels have come off somewhat as we have suffered several serious injuries especially in central defence.

Andy Boyle had an average pre season and was behind 3 or 4 others in the pecking order, and he was unable to force himself into a team who only conceded 4 goals in the first 10 games. That has changed drastically over the last 5 games as we’ve picked up several serious injuries. Boyle came in last night and did a good job in a defence that was very disjointed. Boyle now has the opportunity to nail down his position in the team. I hope he takes this opportunity.

Daryl Horgan on the other hand,hasn’t regressed but doesn’t get much game time under Neil. I don’t think Neil likes Horgan (just my personal opinion) but again hopefully he will get his chance and take it. Problem for Daryl is that we have about 8 good front line players vying for 4 positions.



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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Jaycee » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:26 am

Andy Boyle played the full 90 minutes yesterday for PNE away at Ipswich and was one of only a few players to come out of the game with any credit. He needs to continue to play well and hopefully when the team is strengthened by some injured players returning, he manages to keep his place.
It’s not easy to look good in a team ravaged by injuries!

My personal opinion of Andy is that he is a good defender who lacks a little height. He is ideal to partner a big centre back, but that is something that we lack apart from Huntington. Majority of clubs in the Championship have big strapping centre backs of 6’4” or bigger and when they come up for set pieces they create all sorts of problems for us. Hopefully, Andy will kick on now, but I suspect he will finish up being a squad player.

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Johnny Guitar » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:18 pm

Andy Boyle is a class centre half and a great baller.
Unfortunately his talents won't be noticed until he is past his best
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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Ezeikial » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:09 pm

Paddy Barrett off to Cincinnati in USA

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Jaycee » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:33 am

Andy Boyle played the full 90 minutes in the 0-0 draw with Bolton. He was generally very sound and he’s doing a good job. I don’t know whether he’ll keep his place when other defenders return from injury, but at least he’s shown the Manager that he can be relied upon to do a decent job.

Daryl came on with 20minutes to go, but to be fair he didn’t get much chance to shine as Preston were average at best in the final third.

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Shoco » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:34 pm

What's your overall opinion of all the new Irish lads there?

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby McNultys Discopants » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:54 pm

I see Richie scored the equaliser in ultimately a 2-1 loss earlier. He's doing OK. Brighton might make a few quid on him yet.

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Wexford White » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:04 pm

Ezeikial wrote:Paddy Barrett off to Cincinnati in USA

http://www.fccincinnati.com/news_articl ... id=2577005

Good luck to Paddy. I thought he came on in leaps and bounds with us. I was sorry to see him leave.
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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Jaycee » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:45 pm

Shoco wrote:What's your overall opinion of all the new Irish lads there?


I quite like Boyle and Horgan but I don’t think our new Manager rates them that highly. Boyle has looked pretty solid to me but there seems to be 3 other centre backs in front of him in our Manager’s eyes.

I think last night was an indication as to where Boyle and Horgan find themselves in the pecking order. Both players were omitted from the 18 man squad despite both featuring in the last game.

I have desperately wanted these two players to succeed but I’m beginning to believe that they will only be squad players in the future. I haven’t given up on Andy and Daryl and hope they can change the Manager’s opinion of them.

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Shoco » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:03 pm

Cheers for the update

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Johnnybegood33 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:58 pm

Boyle /Horgan on bench again.

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Johnnybegood33 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:45 pm

Towell substituted.

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Johnnybegood33 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:46 pm

Stay put Mc Millan & Co.

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:11 pm

Danny Kearns released by Sligo.

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Re: Ex DLK players in UK & elsewhere

Postby oldfogey » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:01 pm

Almost 7 years on it was a massacre that lives only in the memory of those lucky enough to be there.


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