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John Caulfield

Post by Wexford White » Wed May 01, 2019 5:26 pm

I may be in a minority but I am sad to see the back of John Caulfield.
Love him or hate him, he was a key figure in one of the greatest rivalries in modern day Irish football.


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Post by holidaysong » Wed May 01, 2019 8:19 pm

I think he's been fairly hard done by to be honest. Really seems like the end of an era of rivalry between the two clubs, with Kenny and him gone and Cork seemingly dropping out of any position of would be challenger.

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Post by El Paso » Wed May 01, 2019 10:59 pm

No club can tolerate a halving of attendances, whether it’s fair or not on the manager. Especially a fan owned club that can’t take a chance on a period in the red.

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Re: John Caulfield

Post by leesider » Thu May 02, 2019 1:32 pm

I know he got up yere noses a lot but Caulfield actually praised Dundalk a good few times while he was manager of City. I expected a downturn in results this season but didn't think it would be this bad.
A pity it's ended like this but as El Paso said our attendances are way down and until results improve are likely to keep dropping. Like most LOI clubs we are dependent on gate receipts to survive so something had to be done.
The crowds are not going to flock back just because the manager is gone of course. A big name manager and a few decent signings would be needed for that to happen and we don't have the dosh at the moment.

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Re: John Caulfield

Post by Wexford White » Thu May 02, 2019 2:24 pm

leesider wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:32 pm
I know he got up yere noses a lot but Caulfield actually praised Dundalk a good few times while he was manager of City. I expected a downturn in results this season but didn't think it would be this bad.
A pity it's ended like this but as El Paso said our attendances are way down and until results improve are likely to keep dropping. Like most LOI clubs we are dependent on gate receipts to survive so something had to be done.
The crowds are not going to flock back just because the manager is gone of course. A big name manager and a few decent signings would be needed for that to happen and we don't have the dosh at the moment.
A very honest reply - thank you
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Re: John Caulfield

Post by Ezeikial » Thu May 02, 2019 4:21 pm

John Caulfield will be missed as a character in League of Ireland. His managerial record with Cork was extraordinary and but for bad timing of coming up against one of the all-time great League of Ireland teams, he would probably have delivered several league titles to Cork.

The parting was inevitable though with the downturn in form over the last year - it's a pity for him that it came the way it did
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Re: John Caulfield

Post by dell1 » Mon May 06, 2019 2:47 pm

I think he was a bit unlucky too. The win v Bohs would possibly have happened anyway as Cotter dodint do a whole lot different. The win would have been a stay of execution for JC. Cotter isnt going to be much of a fix imo as the squad is unbalanced and it takes time to get them playing a system that will work. Cotter will have them playing defensively and trying not lose, similar to Caulfield. Whatever about pragmatic decisions currently by the Cork board, last season it was very fickle of Cork fans to have been so impatient with the reigning double winners before the league was even decided and with another cup final appearance on the cards. SK moving on has also dulled the rivalry even prior to JCs departure.

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Re: John Caulfield

Post by El Paso » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:46 pm

Would genuinely love to know what’s gone on at Cork with their money. Five years of Europe in a row, fixed rent, half decent merch operation and 500K for Maguire. Yet they seem to have become an absolute mess in under two years.

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