Dundalk v Derry City | Fri 3 May | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 15

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Dundalk v Derry City | Fri 3 May | 7.45pm | Oriel Park | Matchday 15

Post by El Paso » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:02 am

The equivalent match was 2-2 last season. If we draw on Friday we'll have an identical record to the same stage last season: 9-4-2. If we win we'll be two points better off: 10-3-2.

Derry have been hit and miss - they've generally beaten the sides below them and lost to the three sides above them. Hopefully that run will continue on Friday.

McGrath could be a big loss if he's out for a while with no sign of Benson or Murray. Hopefully not.



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Post by Ezeikial » Thu May 02, 2019 4:08 pm

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Robbie Benson remains out as he continues his recovery from a broken leg. Sean Murray and Stephen Folan are back in contention. Jamie McGrath’s injury from Monday is still being assessed and Daniel Kelly also picked up a bad injury in Waterford. There are a number of knocks in the squad and we will give late fitness tests ahead of kick-off tomorrow evening.
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Post by Ezeikial » Thu May 02, 2019 4:15 pm

Assuming Sean Murray is ready to come back in, neither Jamie McGrath or Daniel Kelly need to be risked irrespective of any late fitness test results.

I expect Daniel Cleary to rotate back in, while Dean Jarvis could keep his place ahead of Dane Massey

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Post by Ezeikial » Thu May 02, 2019 6:16 pm

Keith Wallace's Demo match preview picks up on the possibility of VP/JG matching Stephen Kennys 7 consecutive league win record
Dundalk FC will be aiming to land in seventh heaven when Derry City are the latest high-profile visitors to Oriel Park this Friday evening (7.45pm), as the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division sets about catching its breath.

Perth’s predecessor, Stephen Kenny’s longest winning league run at Oriel Park in a single season was seven, which he achieved three times – in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Already, Dundalk’s new head coach would equal that sequence if they see off Derry.
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Post by El Paso » Thu May 02, 2019 7:02 pm

Hope McGrath isn’t out for long. Agree he shouldn’t be risked. I’d like to see a Shields, Murray, McEleney set up

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Post by Blackandwhite10 » Thu May 02, 2019 8:53 pm

Ezeikial wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Keith Wallace's Demo match preview picks up on the possibility of VP/JG matching Stephen Kennys 7 consecutive league win record
Dundalk FC will be aiming to land in seventh heaven when Derry City are the latest high-profile visitors to Oriel Park this Friday evening (7.45pm), as the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division sets about catching its breath.

Perth’s predecessor, Stephen Kenny’s longest winning league run at Oriel Park in a single season was seven, which he achieved three times – in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Already, Dundalk’s new head coach would equal that sequence if they see off Derry.
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Where is he getting 7 from? This will be the 6th in a row.

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Post by Ezeikial » Thu May 02, 2019 9:17 pm

Blackandwhite10 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:53 pm
Ezeikial wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Keith Wallace's Demo match preview picks up on the possibility of VP/JG matching Stephen Kennys 7 consecutive league win record
Dundalk FC will be aiming to land in seventh heaven when Derry City are the latest high-profile visitors to Oriel Park this Friday evening (7.45pm), as the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division sets about catching its breath.

Perth’s predecessor, Stephen Kenny’s longest winning league run at Oriel Park in a single season was seven, which he achieved three times – in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Already, Dundalk’s new head coach would equal that sequence if they see off Derry.
https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/spo ... oriel.html
Where is he getting 7 from? This will be the 6th in a row.
Good spot! On closer scrutiny, he is relating to consecutive home wins. After the first match draw with Sligo the following 6 matches were home wins. Hopefully number 7 follows tomorrow

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Post by Blackandwhite10 » Thu May 02, 2019 9:36 pm

Yeah must be home wins

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Post by Ezeikial » Thu May 02, 2019 11:26 pm

Ruaidhri Higgins expects Derry City to be full of 'energy and fight' at Oriel Park
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Post by Ezeikial » Fri May 03, 2019 2:28 pm

Declan Devine indicating that Derry are going to play an open game. Here's hoping that's the case
"We're going down to get something from the match and that's not to sit behind the ball, we're going to ask questions and see if we can play on the front foot,"
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Post by niall_hearty2000 » Fri May 03, 2019 9:41 pm

Terrible... blew a big opportunity tonight derry robbed a draw. And no hoban v bohs we should not have blown a 2 goal lead. Qts need to be asked. Almost did it last week v rovers
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Post by El Paso » Fri May 03, 2019 9:42 pm

That was so dumb. Can’t believe we’ve done that two seasons in a row. Usual officious bullshit from a LOI ref.

Has Rogers ever saved a penalty? Has Mountney ever cleanly struck a ball when presented with a chance?

Now we’ve Hoare and Hoban out for a match.

Unimpressed with the collective brain fart at 2-0. We stopped concentrating and lost discipline.

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Post by Sneachta » Fri May 03, 2019 11:06 pm

We didn't concentrate from start to finish. It was a terrible spectacle in the first half and 2-0 really flattered us. Lads letting balls bounce twice and three times before controlling. Running into dead ends. At one stage we had 5 lads in a line with the Derry defence in the first half with nobody for Dan Cleary to pass to. This the second game in Oriel in recent times this had happened.

No pattern to any of it. Desperate ref and the pitch wasn't watered AND it was buckin freezin for a may bank holiday!!!

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Post by paul1 » Fri May 03, 2019 11:08 pm

Two mistakes cost us what really feels like a defeat, Duffy with a half hearted attempt of clearance, and Hoare thinking he is Sergio Ramos coming out of defense trying to take players on and beat them and conceded the free kick, do what he is there to do defend!!!!

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Post by Ezeikial » Fri May 03, 2019 11:25 pm

Did anyone here get a clear view of the penalty? Was it given for hand ball or a foul against Pat Hoban

I thought Sean Hoare had already collected a yellow card before being card late in the second half. Presumably I was incorrect, although with this ref anything is possible

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