2021 season General thread

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:13 pm

Must say it was really great being able to watch international matches on Sky Sports with our players involved. Never thought I’d be so interested in a Latvia or Faroes game!

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Peak11 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:43 am

Stuey Byrne says if we lose tonight we risk everything falling apart:

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... k-23838102

Stuey obviously afraid of change too.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Peak11 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:14 pm

Someone name a player we have that you believe is better suited and performs better playing in a 3 centre back, 2 wing back, 2 defensive midfielders system than in a normal back four, one holding midfielder set up such as 4-3-3 / 4-1-4-1.

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Post by colymull » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:21 pm

I'm not suggesting that he is performing better in this current setup, but Micheal Duffy seems to me to be the only one that isnt affected by it.

Our centre halfs hadn't played in a back 3 until FG came in and seem to he struggling with it. Chris Shields was a lone defensive midfielder for years and now suddenly has another one beside him, and it looks to me like he is being asked to push further up the pitch.

I could go on, but Duffy is still playing on that left wing and still playing at the level he always has.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Louth4sam » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:57 pm

colymull wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:21 pm I'm not suggesting that he is performing better in this current setup, but Micheal Duffy seems to me to be the only one that isnt affected by it.

Our centre halfs hadn't played in a back 3 until FG came in and seem to he struggling with it. Chris Shields was a lone defensive midfielder for years and now suddenly has another one beside him, and it looks to me like he is being asked to push further up the pitch.

I could go on, but Duffy is still playing on that left wing and still playing at the level he always has.
He played more centrally towards the end of last year and did well there too
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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by dundalkfc1903 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:02 pm

Press box podcast:

Gav working in a room with no WiFi up in the YDC. WiFi usually helpful for media officers.

The arrangement with Quay is temporary and may not continue when their teams return to train/play. Other local teams have refused requests from Dundalk to use their facilities.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by oldfogey » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:02 pm

dundalkfc1903 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:02 pm
The arrangement with Quay is temporary and may not continue when their teams return to train/play. Other local teams have refused requests from Dundalk to use their facilities.
Fair play to the Quay for helping out.

I can remember a time when the Dundalk Schoolboys League Emerging Talent Programme was given a whole night to themselves in Oriel Park. If Dundalk had a fixture that night, somebody else had to give up their night to the DSL. You would even find the odd u13 back fixture being played under lights while the girls & ladies teams were training in Hiney Park in the dark.

These chickens will all come home to roost when things return to normal. All the grass pitches will be unplayable some weekend and a club will want Oriel Park for a Cup tie, in order to avoid giving away home advantage to a team from Kerry or Galway.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:23 pm

oldfogey wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:02 pm
dundalkfc1903 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:02 pm
The arrangement with Quay is temporary and may not continue when their teams return to train/play. Other local teams have refused requests from Dundalk to use their facilities.
Fair play to the Quay for helping out.

I can remember a time when the Dundalk Schoolboys League Emerging Talent Programme was given a whole night to themselves in Oriel Park. If Dundalk had a fixture that night, somebody else had to give up their night to the DSL. You would even find the odd u13 back fixture being played under lights while the girls & ladies teams were training in Hiney Park in the dark.

These chickens will all come home to roost when things return to normal. All the grass pitches will be unplayable some weekend and a club will want Oriel Park for a Cup tie, in order to avoid giving away home advantage to a team from Kerry or Galway.
We've already lost enough community spirit without resorting to childish antics like that.
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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Peak11 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 pm

Club have just released a new app.

First impressions it looks the part. Very professional and another big step forward. If only other parts of the club were working as well as the media part.

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Post by niall_hearty2000 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:35 pm

Peak11 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 pm Club have just released a new app.

First impressions it looks the part. Very professional and another big step forward. If only other parts of the club were working as well as the media part.
Patreon or in general? How do you get it? I assume from Google play store etc
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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Peak11 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:38 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:35 pm
Peak11 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 pm Club have just released a new app.

First impressions it looks the part. Very professional and another big step forward. If only other parts of the club were working as well as the media part.
Patreon or in general? How do you get it? I assume from Google play store etc
Well the message was through Patreon so it might be an app for Patreon subscribers? I didn’t know you could do that on iTunes.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Pepsi » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:38 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:35 pm
Peak11 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 pm Club have just released a new app.

First impressions it looks the part. Very professional and another big step forward. If only other parts of the club were working as well as the media part.
Patreon or in general? How do you get it? I assume from Google play store etc
It is on the Google Play Store......had a quick look and it doesnt look like it is Patreon only.

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Post by niall_hearty2000 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:02 pm

Yeah downloaded it really just looks like an app version of the website.. But fair play to all involved.
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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by magarnagle » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:16 pm

dundalkfc1903 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:02 pm Press box podcast:

Gav working in a room with no WiFi up in the YDC. WiFi usually helpful for media officers.

The arrangement with Quay is temporary and may not continue when their teams return to train/play. Other local teams have refused requests from Dundalk to use their facilities.

Blown away by the next level that P6 have brought the club to.
While not defending the setup it's not quite what was said. James didn't say it may not continue he answered a question with a question by asking "will it continue when Quay's teams are back?" so basically he has no idea. There could be an agreement until lockdown is lifted or there could be an agreement to the end of the season, we are none the wiser. Also he said one local team rebuffed the clubs not several.

The lack of a tractor and WIFI are concerning issues, there are many tbf.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Louth4sam » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:23 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:02 pm Yeah downloaded it really just looks like an app version of the website.. But fair play to all involved.
It probably is a mobile app version of the website but looks great regardless.

Would be great to get some user interaction on the app when back at games. Man of the match, vote on half time music, match day competitions etc. Would also be interesting if it could be integrated with the bar for ordering drinks for half time or after the game.

Only negative would be when I hit the back button on Android, it takes me out it the app altogether rather than the previous page
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