Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

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Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Fri May 18, 2018 11:56 pm

With Stanley Aborah sent off and now suspended and Waterford chasing the game with 10 men for most of the match, it is probably an ideal opportunity to get some payback for the defeat in RSC a few weeks ago


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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby dundalkfc1903 » Sat May 19, 2018 12:33 am

Is this a fixture that has been brought forward for European purposes? This ten team format is monotonous already...3 games v Waterford in 3 months

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby bigalan » Sat May 19, 2018 8:48 am

dundalkfc1903 wrote:Is this a fixture that has been brought forward for European purposes? This ten team format is monotonous already...3 games v Waterford in 3 months



We were asked on the way into Dalymount what our feeling are 10 V 12 team Prem. My reply was that at the min I'm all for it as it levels the playing field ie 2 home 2 away V everyone. One worry is of course that it will make life and survival much harder for First Div sides. I get your point and agree to an extent but I can also see the benefits of 10 with a much more competitive league and most teams in the Prem capable of taking points of each other. We've lost 2 out of 3 matches recently and yet are back top!!

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby mike » Sat May 19, 2018 1:36 pm

I was initially for a 12 team league, but if one of the sole reasons for having it is to raise the standard (I think it has) I’m for it.

Also if you look back in the 12 team seasons, top clubs could go through a month or so bad spell and still not be too far behind as they could rack up a win or two against the lower placed teams, not this year, as almost every game is competitive.

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Sat May 19, 2018 9:24 pm

Tactical analysis of the Waterford V Limerick game from Alan O'Brien / Tactics Truck:

Reckless Reynolds bulldozed by sprightly Super Blues

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby El Paso » Sat May 19, 2018 10:45 pm

dundalkfc1903 wrote:Is this a fixture that has been brought forward for European purposes? This ten team format is monotonous already...3 games v Waterford in 3 months



I think it's more the fixture list and all the fixtures being crammed into the first half of the season. I know it's hard with the European matches and we certainly benefit by not having a big League match a couple of days before a Euro tie. But we're exactly halfway through our season - 18 matches in 13 weeks. The next 18 are fitted into 23 weeks. We won't see Waterford again until October. That's bonkers.

This isn't the right thread, but surely it can't be that hard? Have 18 weeks in the first half of the season, breaking mid-June for two weeks. Split the matches 20 - 16 either side of the break and put the extra couple of games on over Easter when some people are off. Then have the EA Sports Cup contained in the first half of the season with the final the weekend of the break, and the FAI Cup contained in the second half of the season. Have the first round of the FAI Cup the weekend in between the first Euro round and give the teams in Europe a bye.
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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Sat May 19, 2018 10:53 pm

dundalkfc1903 wrote:Is this a fixture that has been brought forward for European purposes? This ten team format is monotonous already...3 games v Waterford in 3 months



According to Daniel McDonnell in the Indo

They play Waterford again on Monday - it's a game that has been brought forward from July due to Dundalk's European commitments - and Rogers admits there is a sense of unfinished business.


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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Sun May 20, 2018 4:22 pm

Team news

Dundalk will be without captain Stephen O’Donnell who is ruled out for at least 6 months with a broken leg, John Mountney for the next 6-8 weeks with a medial knee injury and Sean Gannon who is 3 weeks away from a return after fractured ribs. Karolis Chvedukas has returned to training following an ankle injury.


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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Sun May 20, 2018 8:04 pm

Likely starting line-up

---------------------Rogers------------------
Hoare------Gartland----Cleary-----Massey
----------------Shields------Bensoon---------
Connolly----------McGrath----------Duffy
--------------------Hoban----------------------

I would prefer to see McGrath move to right wing to accommodate Kristian Adorjan at 10.

IMO Connolly could be more effective coming on as the opposition are tiring. Ronan Murray and Marco Tagbajumi may also feature at some point
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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Sun May 20, 2018 8:57 pm

Likely Waterford team

-------------------Vigouroux------------------
Feely------Browne-----Webster-----Barnett
---------------------Keegan---------------------
----------Kasmi-----------------Hery-----------
---------------------Holohan---------------------
-----------Akinade----------O'Halloran---------

Sander Puri or John Martin are also in contention with Dean O'Halloran for vacant striker place as Courtney Duffus is not expected to play. He is reported to be unavailable for matches on synthetic surfaces as per his loan terms from Oldham Athletic

Stanley Aborah is obviously suspended after getting a red card on Friday night
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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby White Horse » Sun May 20, 2018 9:27 pm

Ezeikial wrote:
I would prefer to see McGrath move to right wing to accommodate Kristian Adorjan at 10.


+1

Adorjan, McGrath, and Duffy as a trio behind Hoban has to happen as it is the formation most suited to Europe. It is a pity it is taking so long.

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby dundalkfc1903 » Sun May 20, 2018 9:57 pm

White Horse wrote:
Ezeikial wrote:
I would prefer to see McGrath move to right wing to accommodate Kristian Adorjan at 10.


+1

Adorjan, McGrath, and Duffy as a trio behind Hoban has to happen as it is the formation most suited to Europe. It is a pity it is taking so long.


Adorján might not be here come the European games...lovely player though

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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Mon May 21, 2018 1:07 pm

Stephen Kenny talks about Sean Hoare at right back and how he could also play up-front, the quality that Patrick Hoban is showing and calls out both Waterford and Cork for intentionally having poorly prepared pitches. I'm expecting a backlash to the pitch stuff
But, after his side recorded a 2-0 win over Bohemians on a well-kept pitch at Dalymount Park on Friday, Kenny took the opportunity to take a pop at second-placed City and Waterford, who are third.

Dundalk’s only defeats this season both came in the last month, at Turner’s Cross and the RSC, with Kenny seething about the conditions at the two grounds — claiming it reflected ‘archaic thinking’.

Kenny rapped: “At least Bohemians, they cut the grass which is a basic requirement but it doesn’t happen any week we play.

“They cut the grass and watered the pitch because they backed themselves and that should be the minimum requirement.


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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby Ezeikial » Mon May 21, 2018 1:15 pm

Good to see Alan Reynolds getting his excuses practiced in advance

CASH VOW Waterford boss Alan Reynolds insists Cork City and Dundalk have a playing budget twice the size of his club
The Blues will hope to bounce back from a 6-3 defeat to Limerick against the Lilywhites at Oriel Park tonight


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There is not doubt that Waterford have been outstanding so far and Alan Reynolds deserves a lot of the credit
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Re: Dundalk V Waterford | Mon 21 May | 7:45pm | Oriel Park

Postby niall_hearty2000 » Mon May 21, 2018 2:31 pm

Ezeikial wrote:Good to see Alan Reynolds getting his excuses practiced in advance

CASH VOW Waterford boss Alan Reynolds insists Cork City and Dundalk have a playing budget twice the size of his club
The Blues will hope to bounce back from a 6-3 defeat to Limerick against the Lilywhites at Oriel Park tonight


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There is not doubt that Waterford have been outstanding so far and Alan Reynolds deserves a lot of the credit


What's his excuse for shipping 6 v Limerick? Can't be budget related anyway!!
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