Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 5 July | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 24

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Derry City V Dundalk | Fri 5 July | 7:45pm | Ryan McBride Stadium Brandywell | Matchday 24

Post by Ezeikial » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:06 pm

Dundalk go in search of a 9th consecutive league win away in Derry on Friday night

A potential banana skin, even if Derry have lost 3 of their 9 home league games this season.

It will be interesting to see if either Robbie Benson or Sean Murray are given a chance to play themselves into the starting line-up for the Riga match


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Post by Adam » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:27 am

Or even Georgie Kelly, given how he wasn't given a sniff vs waterford
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Post by El Paso » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:49 am

They're obviously desperate to play Hoban back into form, which is understandable. He got two assists against Waterford - first assists in a long time I think.

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Post by colymull » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:11 am

El Paso wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:49 am
They're obviously desperate to play Hoban back into form, which is understandable. He got two assists against Waterford - first assists in a long time I think.
And a very public inspirational talk from John Gill out on the pitch after full time last night.
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Post by Ezeikial » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:37 am

colymull wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:11 am
El Paso wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:49 am
They're obviously desperate to play Hoban back into form, which is understandable. He got two assists against Waterford - first assists in a long time I think.
And a very public inspirational talk from John Gill out on the pitch after full time last night.
Have you the link please?
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Post by Adam » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:53 am

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Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:49 am
They're obviously desperate to play Hoban back into form, which is understandable. He got two assists against Waterford - first assists in a long time I think.
And thats the problem. Looking at him last night, there was a lot of "playing to Pa", who would miss. He is out of form, way out of form and yet G.Kelly doesn't get a run. What happens if Auld Pa get injured? Then we have No strikers in form.

Hoban is terribly off the pace. 3 times balls were flashed across the box, and 3 times he missed.

Hi "assist" for Daniel Kelly was 2nd bite of the cheery, he ran into the fullback (their #2 I think), the ball clashed between them, and then he swung at it. Later in the 1st half, either Sheilds or Fats played a cross field ball behind the same right full. Hoban got to it, but his pull back was woeful, as in 30 feet into the air, with so much power, I think it hit the Sing Li truck. And that from the opposite side of the pitch.

I'll admit, given his shit on a stick attitude this week, I watched him more than the team last night. I'm sure that the instructions from the bench include "be ready for the chance", as he did very little closing down, very little running overall. My 11 year old even commented that Hoban wouldn't need a shower, as he had not put in a shift.

I think we are in a really dangerous position now going into Europe. We have the undisputed #9 at the club, and due to the decisions of the management team, we have no challenger. If Kelly had started last night, maybe he hits 2 or 3 against a weak Waterford, and goes on a run for us. Instead, we had Hoban missing the target on 3 clear cut occasions.....and a snarl that says all is not right in his head.
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Post by Ezeikial » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:00 am

Ruaidhrí Higgins post match with Dundalk FC media

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Post by colymull » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:35 pm

Ezeikial wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:37 am
colymull wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:11 am
El Paso wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:49 am
They're obviously desperate to play Hoban back into form, which is understandable. He got two assists against Waterford - first assists in a long time I think.
And a very public inspirational talk from John Gill out on the pitch after full time last night.


Have you the link please?
John Gill seemed to pull Hoban to one side as the rest of the team were going to applaud the shed, and it looked like a really animated, arm round the shoulder kind of talk!
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Post by Ezeikial » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:31 pm

Parkhouse has 9 goals so far this season for Derry City and will be a threat on Friday night
David Parkhouse extends Derry City stay

Derry City manager Declan Devine says he’s delighted striker David Parkhouse has extended his loan spell with the club until the end of the current season.

The City boss believes the sky’s the limit for the 19-year-old who is on the books of English Premier League new boys, Sheffield United.



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Post by Ezeikial » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:22 pm

Mark McChrystal returning to Derry till the end of the season presumably means that Stephen Folan won't be going there

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Post by Ezeikial » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:54 pm


Team news

Jordan Flores remains out with a hip flexor problem and we are awaiting international clearance for Andy Boyle to play. There are doubts over Jamie McGrath, Sean Murray and Patrick Hoban and all will be assessed before kick-off.

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Post by Ezeikial » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:01 pm

If the fitness doubts about Jamie McGrath, Sean Murray and Patrick Hoban are authentic then none of them should be risked to start

With Jordan Flores unavailable that leaves little choice for midfield other than Shields and Mountney

It would be bizarre if Andy Boyle's international clearance was not in, and if he is fit enough starting him would make plenty of sense



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Post by Ezeikial » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:11 pm

Keith Wallace in the Demo preview
It's right before Europe starts, so players will feel like they have something to prove' - Perth rallies Dundalk ahead of Derry test

Vinny Perth says Friday night’s trip to Derry City is a “big, big game” ahead of a testing few weeks for Dundalk FC.

The Lilywhites have been simply superb since leaving Sligo under a dark cloud almost three months ago. Since suffering successive defeats, they have embarked on a 15-match unbeaten run in all competitions, including 13 wins out of 14 in the league.

The one blip in that sequence came against Derry at Oriel Park in early May when Perth’s side sloppily surrendered a two-goal lead in the final quarter.

The Candystripes have been rejuvenated under returning boss Declan Devine this season and are right in contention for European qualification, currently sitting in fourth.

With ex-Lilywhite goalkeeper Peter Cherrie in stunning form between the sticks, they have taken points from Shamrock Rovers, Cork City and Bohemians in their last three outings, including an impressive 4-1 win at Turner’s Cross.

With this weekend being Dundalk’s last league fixture for at least two weeks – probably longer – Perth stressed its importance, with the boss keen to preserve their eight-point advantage over Shamrock Rovers at the top of the table.

And he hopes the desire for a starting slot against Riga will ensure another top performance at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, where Dundalk are undefeated since 2012.

“It’s a big, big game for us going up there. Obviously, it’s right before Europe starts, so players will feel like they have something to prove up there,” Perth said, after his team made it eight straight league wins by seeing off Waterford 3-0 at Oriel Park on Monday night.

“We have got to get the right selection, because Derry is a really, really tough game for us, and has been over the years here – we’ve always had tough games. Hopefully, we come out on the right side of it. We need to focus ahead of Friday.”

Meanwhile, Derry have added recent signings Darren McCauley and Conor Davis to their squad for Friday’s game, along with former City defender Mark McCrystal, who has returned to the club until the end of the season.

Speaking ahead of the fixture, manager Devine has said: “We were excellent in Cork last weekend and although I felt the ludicrous amount of travel caught up with us in the second half at Bohs on Monday, we were full value for at least the draw there.

“Dundalk are a fantastic side, possibly the best this league has ever seen, and while a team like that demands maximum respect, we can’t stand and admire them.

“There is likely to be a full house at Brandywell for the game and there’s nowhere we’d rather play than with that passionate support behind us.”
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Post by Ezeikial » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:19 pm

Another Keith Wallace Demo piece
Dundalk FC's season of trials and tribulations has been a blessing in disguise


Patrick McEleney believes Dundalk FC’s many trials and tribulations this year ultimately proved a blessing in disguise, with one more domestic case to close this weekend before attentions turn to the European stage.

The defending champions have had to deal with setbacks on an almost-weekly basis since the opening day of the season back in February, when McEleney and Robbie Benson suffered long-term injuries.

Benson finally returned to action from the bench in last week’s valuable victory at closest challengers Shamrock Rovers, where Jamie McGrath and Seán Murray also made their comebacks.

While Jordan Flores’ fitness was dealt another blow and Stephen Folan’s knee knock resurfaced, Dundalk’s squad is finally nearing full strength for the first time in 2019.

The fact that they still saw off Rovers without the services of Daniel Cleary, Dean Jarvis, as well as new arrival Andy Boyle – and with their aforementioned midfield trio still finding their feet – shows the depth available to head coach Vinny Perth.

With a comfortable lead opened up at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table, the Oriel Park outfit would be forgiven for glancing more than one eye towards next Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first leg visit of Riga from Latvia.

However, Perth’s men must first take care of business north of the border this Friday when they face Derry City at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium (7:45pm).

The Candystripes are right in the chase for European qualification this season under returning boss Declan Devine, and last week’s 4-1 hammering of Cork City at Turner’s Cross was by far their most impressive win of the year.

McEleney will know the threat that his hometown club poses, particularly on their own turf, but he is understandably pleased with how Dundalk have recovered from their early-season woes, with the team hitting top gear with perfect timing.

“It’s a nice position to be in,” the 26-year-old said. “We went to Shamrock Rovers to win; we go everywhere to win. Every game in this league is tough, but going into Europe, we have put ourselves in a nice position.”

The Derry man added: “It seems to be all gelling. I think at the start we couldn’t have got any more setbacks if we had asked for it. It is sort of turning for us now. To be honest, I think it brought us together more, even with the new players – I think it made us gel more, so it could have been a blessing.”

Dundalk have an excellent record at The Brandywell, being undefeated at the venue since October 2012. Last year, they won 4-1 and 4-0 there, and back in March of this season they were 2-0 winners thanks to Murray and Patrick Hoban.

At Oriel Park in May, the sides drew 2-2. Hoban had given the hosts a two-goal lead early in the second half, but they threw that away as Darren Cole and Eoghan Stokes – from the spot – struck back, after Hoban had harshly received a red card for the penalty incident.
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Post by Ezeikial » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:01 pm

Audio interview with Declan Devine

Manager Declan Devine says the boys are looking forward to another test against the top side in the country…

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