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Re: RE: Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Sneachta » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:24 pm

dell wrote:Anyway....Hoban has a real determination about him since he returned, almost an anger. He isnt the nice guy on the pitch he was before. Rightly so too as he has a point to prove. Management changes at Oxford, injury and a system that didnt suit him meant that he lost his way. I'm not sure why Oxford signed him really bar that he was a bargain that they might be able to sell on within their own level for a small profit. Good that he is back with that steeliness.
Bare in mind that 4 of the attacking players he played with at the time have all moved onto a higher level than league two. Including Callum O'Dowda.....a promising Irish international

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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Smokie » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:33 pm

el-pietro wrote:
niall_hearty2000 wrote:
el-pietro wrote:Hes having a great season, far surpassing what anyone could have reasonably expected given his record in England, but he hasn't surpassed what Maguire achieved. He has scored more goals, but he has also played more games. As micls pointed out Maguire got 20 goals in 21 games. Hoban now has 21 in 25. He has a real chance at catching Towell and scoring 30 goals but he would need to score 34/35 goals this season to have a comparable record with Magure.

Thats not to take away from his season. Hes been incredible. I just think its important to highlight how good Seani was last season.

You can't say he needs to get 34/35 to be comparable with Maguire. Who knows if Maguire would have continued scoring from July onwards the way he did before July? No one knows so Maguire had 20 goals which Pat has surpassed. So now he is chasing Towell's record and more importantly Joey Donnelly's all time goal scoring record for Dundalk.

You are right, we don't know what Seani would have done but I think its fair to assume that barring injury he would have achieved something similar considering the form he was in and what he achieved at Preston.

Comparisons are meaningless anyway but what we do know is that Seani got his 20 goals in 21 games and Hoban took a little (not a lot) longer.

I think Hoban will beat those mentioned records relatively easily barring injury etc. Hes been outstanding. You'd have to wonder what happened over, he clearlalty has the talent.


Just out of interest. How many penalties did Seani score out of those 20?

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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby micls » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:27 pm

Smokie wrote:
el-pietro wrote:
niall_hearty2000 wrote:You can't say he needs to get 34/35 to be comparable with Maguire. Who knows if Maguire would have continued scoring from July onwards the way he did before July? No one knows so Maguire had 20 goals which Pat has surpassed. So now he is chasing Towell's record and more importantly Joey Donnelly's all time goal scoring record for Dundalk.

You are right, we don't know what Seani would have done but I think its fair to assume that barring injury he would have achieved something similar considering the form he was in and what he achieved at Preston.

Comparisons are meaningless anyway but what we do know is that Seani got his 20 goals in 21 games and Hoban took a little (not a lot) longer.

I think Hoban will beat those mentioned records relatively easily barring injury etc. Hes been outstanding. You'd have to wonder what happened over, he clearlalty has the talent.


Just out of interest. How many penalties did Seani score out of those 20?


I checked this earlier in the season as someone asked about the penalty comparison at the time. At the time, it was 1 less that Hoban had scored this season. 3? Possibly 4?

Theyre recorded on extratime.ie anyway.

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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:29 pm

James Rogers tweet

Stephen Kenny on Hoban's POTM award: "It's great for Pat. There can’t be any question about it that he deserves it. He’s had a terrific run and the challenge for him now is to keep it going until the end of the season. Hopefully he will stay injury free and have a big impact"

"He has shown great leadership and great determination. He wasn’t fully fit for the first month of the season but he has come on and shown terrific qualities. His goals are only part of the story. He really has been making a great overall contribution to the team."


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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Louth4sam » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:42 pm

It's a shame. Pat talks about breaking records, if he had of stayed here he would be pushing for all sorts and have broken many at this stage. Hoban playing well in the Europa League may have been worth a goal or two to us and who knows what may have happened
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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:46 pm

Extract from Dundalk Sport piece

Patrick Hoban is hoping to maintain his own Drive for 25 after picking up the SWAI SSE Airtricity Player of the Month award for June.

The 26-year-old, a previous winner of the award in July 2013 and October 2014, saw off competition from clubmate Michael Duffy and Kieran Sadlier of Cork City to win the gong. He becomes the third successive Dundalk player to pick up the prize following Duffy’s win in April and Sean Hoare’s in May.

Five of Hoban’s 21 league goals to date came in June — including a hat-trick against Limerick — as Dundalk surged to the top of the SSE Airtricity League table.

Players such as Glen Crowe, Jason Byrne and Richie Towell have all reached the quarter century mark in the Premier Division and with 11 league games still to play, Hoban is aiming to join that elite club.


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Re: Pat Hoban

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