2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Sneachta » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:50 am

And when you look at it like that, it makes total sense. But sure it shouldn't be up to Vinny to manage refixtures. He should have that burden alleviated and the master plan of fixtures should be considerate of player welfare, even with rearranged matches. It is what it is. Enjoy the night when it comes.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Sneachta » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:01 am

On a separate issue, the attendance last night of circa 2800??? Suspect. I thought it looked a lot more like 3k. Looking on Twitter for the goal it looked like a good 3k. I didn't see what crowd cork brought so maybe my estimations are off.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Shoco » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:52 am

Sneachta wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:49 pm
I should add why not play the Waterford game Thursday the 19th and the rovers game Sunday the 22nd.

Or even better, Waterford Wednesday 18th and rovers Saturday 21st.

Anything is better than Monday.

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Oh yeah cos that would be fair on Waterford. Hey Waterford we are moving you standard Friday night game to a Wednesday so Dundalk can have bigger home gate that weekend while you lose out,cheers!

You’re not making any sense here, while it’s crap that the game is Monday night, it’s refixed for a cup final, there really is nothing else that can be done about it unless you have no league games at all the weekend of the league cup final which also makes no sense

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Sneachta » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:13 am

Oh yeah, poor old Waterford playing in the biscuit cup in Scotland. Poor old Waterford. Whatever!

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Shoco » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:19 pm

Good point, well presented

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by seand » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:55 am

Sneachta wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:01 am
On a separate issue, the attendance last night of circa 2800??? Suspect. I thought it looked a lot more like 3k. Looking on Twitter for the goal it looked like a good 3k. I didn't see what crowd cork brought so maybe my estimations are off.

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Crowd was definitely over 3,000. I tried to buy one kids ticket about 10 minutes before kickoff and they were out of printed tickets, so they took the money and waved us through without scanning a ticket or the accompanying season ticket. I'm guessing they counted physical tickets. It does a disservice to the club to be reporting lower attendances. I've always said count everybody who's in the ground including freebies and count all season ticket holders, sure they've paid to be there anyway. The difference in perception between a crowd of under 3,000 and over 3,000 (or over/under 1,000 for that matter) is significant.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Sneachta » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:07 am

Shoco wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Good point, well presented
So I mean.....just to back up what I am saying here, from the man himself, Vinny Perth.

https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/soc ... ulous.html

So if he could see that there was room, even in October to play this fixture, and I could see it, and a few others here, then why not you? Unless you're just trolling?

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Shoco » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:08 pm

Sneachta wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:07 am
Shoco wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Good point, well presented
So I mean.....just to back up what I am saying here, from the man himself, Vinny Perth.

https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/soc ... ulous.html

So if he could see that there was room, even in October to play this fixture, and I could see it, and a few others here, then why not you? Unless you're just trolling?
Yes I must be trolling because I have a different opinion. *roll eyes*

I've looked at the fixtures, there's still no weekend spot available in October, The Rovers game has no choice but to be refixed for a mid-week game

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by El Paso » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:16 pm

It always had to be a Monday with the current schedule. Perth’s point was that shoehorning it in to a hectic schedule to make it a potential title decider was wrong.

If it was a Monday later in October, then the decider could have been the following Friday home match against Derry (assuming results went that way of course.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by Shoco » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:50 pm

El Paso wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:16 pm
It always had to be a Monday with the current schedule. Perth’s point was that shoehorning it in to a hectic schedule to make it a potential title decider was wrong.

If it was a Monday later in October, then the decider could have been the following Friday home match against Derry (assuming results went that way of course.
But chances are if the rovers game is pushed back, then assuming we both win our games, it will be Bohs away where we would play to win it not Derry at home.

Now I would rather see us win it at home in front of our own fans on a Monday than away to bohs on a Friday were tickets will be limited

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by El Paso » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:59 pm

Hence my last line.

As it happens I fancy Pats to get something from Rovers.

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Re: 2019 Season - Preview, Fixtures & Attendances

Post by oldfogey » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:21 am

El Paso wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Hence my last line.

As it happens I fancy Pats to get something from Rovers.
It's actually a huge game for them.

Unless Crumlin or Sligo actually win the cup, the top 4 will go into europe next year. That leaves 2 to make it from Bohs, Derry, and Pat's. We play all three of them in Series 34, 33 and 36 respectively. Unfortunately for Pat's the other 2 don't have to face Rovers, but all 3 play each other on the run in.

While the title will almost certainly be wrapped up before the last game, it would be rather ironic if Skip came to Oriel Park needing a win for 4th, while we were chasing something like the points record or most clean sheets, and setting up for the trophy presentation.

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