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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby mike » Thu May 11, 2017 1:26 pm

I definitely think we need to invest in a striker, I'd probably go for a top defender too. Plenty of football left to play for the right guys to join.

Mooney and Keegan could be interesting, as you could offer them deals to the end of the season and see how it works out. Not sure how much they would cost in wages though, prob still have to fork out a fair bit, but I would say reduced compared to what they would have been looking for in Jan if they were free then.



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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby dell » Thu May 11, 2017 6:43 pm

I still think the squad is there already with a maybe few tweaks as much to get guys going and half ready for next season to hit the ground running after a preseason. But if there are players to come in it would be a keeper who is a real organiser at the back, another Andy Boyle like player in marshalling either. Have we seen enough of the striking options to already bring another player in in July? especially with players out on loan that could add to the attack without additional cost.

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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby dell » Fri May 12, 2017 1:38 am

http://talkofthetown.ie/hoban-linked-wi ... d-release/

Obvious speculation without much substance where a former player is released and we could do with Hoban's known ability to run the line up front. Do people think he would make a return or even be considered by the manager?

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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby Ezeikial » Fri May 12, 2017 5:59 pm

dell wrote:http://talkofthetown.ie/hoban-linked-with-dundalk-return-after-mansfield-release/

Obvious speculation without much substance where a former player is released and we could do with Hoban's known ability to run the line up front. Do people think he would make a return or even be considered by the manager?


My guess is yes to both questions

(But maybe that is only wishful thinking on my behalf)
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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby Bogger » Fri May 12, 2017 10:28 pm

He was at the game tonight!

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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby mike » Fri May 12, 2017 10:54 pm

He certainly was. In the stand, watching it very closely. Looked in good shape too.

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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby Louth4sam » Fri May 12, 2017 11:09 pm

I really think it's a case of sunk cost fallacy with Kilduff at this stage. Unless he is doing something amazing in training that we don't see, it's the only explanation.
If we could get anything close to his best form when he was last with us, Hoban would be an excellent signing
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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby dell » Fri May 12, 2017 11:28 pm

I hope it isnt going to be one of these 'training with Dundalk to keep his fitness up' thing. He could well be the difference in European games if he can recapture his old Dundalk form along with McMillan; and Hoban has European experience with us too. Sign him back Stephen!!

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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby James09 » Fri May 12, 2017 11:35 pm

I'd love if we signed Hoban but I can't see it happening. We already have McMillan, Stewart and Kilduff all vying for one position. Could be wrong but think O'Connors loan is up in July as well. That will be 4 strikers then.
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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby dell » Fri May 12, 2017 11:38 pm

O'Connor's loan deal could be extended beyond July if his current club want to keep him - he was injured so if that persists he could be back with us of course but i'd say the deal was for the season with an option to recall in the transfer window.

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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby dundalkfc1903 » Fri May 12, 2017 11:40 pm

We have 4 forwards but I wouldn't call it competition - nobody is even close to challenging Davie Mc.

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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby boixos nois » Fri May 12, 2017 11:41 pm

I don't see Stewart as an out and out striker. He has the skill to play as back up to MCEleny.

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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby Ezeikial » Fri May 12, 2017 11:42 pm

James09 wrote:I'd love if we signed Hoban but I can't see it happening. We already have McMillan, Stewart and Kilduff all vying for one position. Could be wrong but think O'Connors loan is up in July as well. That will be 4 strikers then.


5 if all that you named were in the squad

I can't see any more than 3 of these at the same time (but it could include Hoban)!
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Re: RE: Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby Sneachta » Fri May 12, 2017 11:45 pm

boixos nois wrote:I don't see Stewart as an out and out striker. He has the skill to play as back up to MCEleny.

Don't agree with you at all there

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Re: Rumours/Transfers/Renewals 2017

Postby mike » Fri May 12, 2017 11:47 pm

As much as I hate to be critical of any one player, I think its time to admit Kilduff just isn't working out, not just tonight, there is something about him, he doesn't look 'at it', I think he could do with going out on loan in July, but I wouldn't see him returning, only my view.

Stewart is not an out and out striker, Ciaran O'C might be recalled in July, I was never bowled over my Michael O'C, but I would definitely take Hoban back, absolutely a no brainer.


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