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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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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Ezeikial » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:17 pm

Excellent Daniel McDonnell Indo article on Pat Hoban

Hotshot Hoban closing in on scoring records

Dundalk are in control of the League of Ireland title race after Monday night's 2-0 over Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds.

And their star striker Patrick Hoban is on course to make it a season to remember after he continued the remarkable goalscoring run which has reinvigorated his career.

Hoban bagged his 24th league goal of the campaign as Stephen Kenny's charges moved three points clear of Cork City with a game in hand.

That's 11 more goals than his closest pursuers in the charts - Cork's Graham Cummins and ex-Shamrock Rovers ace Graham Burke, who is now with Preston.

With eight games remaining, Hoban has a strong chance of beating the current Premier Division record for goals in a season which stands at 25.

Glen Crowe (2001) and Richie Towell (2015) both reached that tally since the two-division split was introduced in 1985.

Granted, both of those players hit that tally in a 33-game season and the switch to a ten-team league has made this a 36-game title race, but Hoban is knocking on the door after just 28 matches.

The Galwegian is also targeting the magic 30-goal target which has been reached only twice in a league campaign.

Waterford's Jimmy Gauld hit 30 in 1954-55 - an impressive haul considering there were only 22 league matches. The all-time high was set by Cork's Jimmy Turnbull with 37 in the 1935-36 season.

Hoban returned to Dundalk after a frustrating and stop-start spell in England. He joined Oxford after winning the 2014 league title under Kenny and had loan spells with Stevenage and Grimsby before spending a season with Mansfield, where he made just two 90-minute appearances.

Dundalk also have team records in sight. Their success in Sligo was a 13th league win on the trot.

The all-time sequence is the 15-game run of Bohemians in 1923/'24.


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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:40 pm

James Rogers' excellent article based around the setting up of a meeting of Pat Hoban and Joe Martin

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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Robbiedundalk2 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:03 pm

Ezeikial wrote:James Rogers' excellent article based around setting up a the meeting of Pat Hoban and Joe Martin

https://amp.independent.ie/regionals/ar ... 56542.html

Joe is a Dundalk legend and not just for our football team. All the volunteer work he did particularly for old folk and variety shows he has organised and presented with kids. I remember being on the Friary stage in one of his performances back in the 70’s. It was only later I discovered what a great footballer he also was, fans had a terrace chant about him (would love if it was revived) when we won the cup in the 50’s and were still wearing blue shorts before we changed to black. Not a surprise Pat had 90 minutes with him, Joe is great company, a proper gent and a Dundalk hero

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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Ezeikial » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:26 am

Dundalk's Patrick Hoban eyes record — and Ireland call
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 03:30 AM
By James Rogers

Patrick Hoban hopes that by firing Dundalk FC to the title he can also land himself a place in the Republic of Ireland senior panel.

There have been increasing calls for Martin O’Neill to include the 27-goal striker in his squad given his form this season for Stephen Kenny’s side.

Hoban hasn’t hidden his ambition to one day represent his country but tomorrow night he will have a green jersey in his crosshairs as he spearheads Dundalk’s bid to open up a nine-point gap over reigning champions Cork City at Turner’s Cross.

A goal on what will be his 100th Dundalk start would see him equal the Premier Division record of 25 goals in a season, previously achieved by Richie Towell in 2015, Jason Byrne in 2004, and Glen Crowe in 2000/01.


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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Ezeikial » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:42 pm

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Get in Pat! A record equalling 25 league goals in a season on what is his 150th start in the League of Ireland tonight. It also moved him level with Jimmy Hasty as Dundalk's joint second all-time leading league scorer. 70th goal for Dundalk FC in all competitions on start 101.


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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby seand » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:24 am

There’s a series of stats posts coming from me over the next couple of weeks as the record books are re-written. Let’s start with Patrick Hoban, who is the joint top scorer in the Premier Division era (with four games still to play)

Only 10 players have scored more goals in a League of Ireland season, lets see how many of them he can catch….

Here's a list of all players to hit 25+ in a season in the League of Ireland.

37 Jimmy Turnbull (1935-36, Cork)
30 Jimmy Gauld (1954-55, Waterford)
29 Brendan Bradley (1975-76, Finn Harps)
29 Dan McCaffrey (1960-61, Drumcondra)
29 Paddy Bradshaw (1939-40, St James Gate)
29 Alec Hair (1930-31, Shelbourne)
27 Austin Noonan (1959-60, Cork Celtic)
27 Bob Fullam (1922-23, Shamrock Rovers)
26 Shay Gibbons (1951-53, St Pats)
26 Sean McCarthy (1944-45, Cork United) in 14 games!
25 Patrick Hoban (2018, Dundalk*)
25 Richie Towell (2015, Dundalk)
25 Jason Byrne (2004, Shelbourne)
25 Glenn Crowe (2000-01, Bohemians)
25 Willie Byrne (1937-38, St James Gate)
25 Billy Farrell (1924-25, Shamrock Rovers)

Incidentally Danny Furlong's 30 for Wexford in 2015 is the record in the First Division. Andy Myler (Athlone) during Dundalk's 2000-01 promotion season with 27 (+2 in the playoffs) and arguably Kevin McHugh (Finn Harps) the following season (24 + 3 in playoffs) are the only others to manage 25 in the First.

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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Ezeikial » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:29 pm

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Last night saw Pat Hoban move level with Jimmy Hasty on 59 league goals for Dundalk, leaving them joint second in the all-time standings. Hasty reached his figure in 98 games, Hoban in 92.

12:46 PM - 26 Sep 2018

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In Hasty's days there were no subs either so you played the full game. Eight of Hoban's appearances have been off the bench. How many goals has he potentially missed out on by being subbed?



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Re: Pat Hoban

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:42 am

Amazing achievement by Pat Hoban - 26 goals in 33 games is phenomenal.
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