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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Pepsi » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:04 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:59 pm
Pepsi wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:56 pm Lads putting it into context....our coaching team have to realise that they have to play to the strenghts of the players available and not the 1990s Serie A,B.C tactic.
Exactly. As I have said the players aren't broken. The system is. If it isn't working after 15 league games it isn't gonna work. But it looks like they are enforcing it and not for changing it, considering they are casting aside the successful players we had, who they deem unable to play it, and aiming to sign players they think will fit the system. It's a shit show up there these days.
As I have said many times, I think there is a plan behind what they are doing, too much money at stake for it not to be planned. The big question is....where do they want to go and what timeline have they put on it.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Pepsi » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:58 pm

Peak11 wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:32 pm Club has announced that Jim has opened a bank account or something.
Mortgages for our players wont be a problem anymore.....fair play to the lads in the Unit...assume they are taking these deals in.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by colymull » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:41 pm

Genuine question here but what are the advantages of a deal with PTSB? I get the ones with Rocksalt and the Ice cream shop but what benefits are there to a deal with a bank?

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Pepsi » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:48 pm

colymull wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:41 pm Genuine question here but what are the advantages of a deal with PTSB? I get the ones with Rocksalt and the Ice cream shop but what benefits are there to a deal with a bank?
One and the most important is that they will pay for the pleasure......like any other sponsor.
Two, they may offer the club cheap credit lines...account fees.....overdrafts....
Three...they might advise players on how to get mortgages, investments, pension plans etc. over the line when playing LOI full time.

The list goes on....they are a partner (sponsor) like Rock Salt, Rolled Ice Cream.......Dundalk Credit Union......

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by bigalan » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:00 am

Pepsi wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:58 pm
Peak11 wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:32 pm Club has announced that Jim has opened a bank account or something.
Mortgages for our players wont be a problem anymore.....fair play to the lads in the Unit...assume they are taking these deals in.
Our newest board member and Player Liason Officer is an ex manager of same bank

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:24 pm

The Pressbox Podcast saying that nobody is brushing and watering the pitch before games now. Harry used to do it apparently. The players hate when it’s not done as the pitch plays differently. In the latest programme notes ,there are 4 people named as ground staff. Is this not part of their job?!

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Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:29 pm

Doubt it is up to Bill to get one of four people mentioned as ground staff to do the job.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:32 pm

Have we the correct equipment to keep the pitch up to scratch?
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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by oldfogey » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:11 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:32 pm Have we the correct equipment to keep the pitch up to scratch?
One would assume so. Its just attachments that are connected to the back of the small tractor. No reason to assume they have walked. Proper maintenance requires that it is aerated regularly; that should be done at least once a week. There is a pitch test done by the FAI in order for us to get a licence so someone must have done something to it. Could have been someone external I suppose. UEFA licencing is also due around now - albeit for only QR1 & QR2. I can't recall whether a second test is required.

The ground staff might only be match night volunteers.

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:20 pm

oldfogey wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:11 pm
niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:32 pm Have we the correct equipment to keep the pitch up to scratch?
One would assume so. Its just attachments that are connected to the back of the small tractor. No reason to assume they have walked. Proper maintenance requires that it is aerated regularly; that should be done at least once a week. There is a pitch test done by the FAI in order for us to get a licence so someone must have done something to it. Could have been someone external I suppose. UEFA licencing is also due around now - albeit for only QR1 & QR2. I can't recall whether a second test is required.

The ground staff might only be match night volunteers.
Again have we the tractor?
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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Louth4sam » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:21 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:32 pm Have we the correct equipment to keep the pitch up to scratch?
Yes it was there last season anyway unless there was issues with it
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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by oldfogey » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:19 pm

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:20 pm
oldfogey wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:11 pm
niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:32 pm Have we the correct equipment to keep the pitch up to scratch?
One would assume so. Its just attachments that are connected to the back of the small tractor. No reason to assume they have walked. Proper maintenance requires that it is aerated regularly; that should be done at least once a week. There is a pitch test done by the FAI in order for us to get a licence so someone must have done something to it. Could have been someone external I suppose. UEFA licencing is also due around now - albeit for only QR1 & QR2. I can't recall whether a second test is required.

The ground staff might only be match night volunteers.
Again have we the tractor?
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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by GC. » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:38 pm

I thought the tractor belonged to the club but it was Harry’s baby because he managed to keep it running even though it was falling apart. Maybe it has fallen apart now....

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Re: 2021 season General thread

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:37 pm

The media side of the club is fantastic. Bet Regal are giving us more money then any other sponsors in our history. We’ve seen a couple of commercial partnerships announced this week and the club are now advertising for players sponsors. So if these sides of the club are working well , whose job is it to look after the pitch?
The chairman said the JM was the boss or the Pope of Oriel when he was appointed . Is he responsible for getting the ground staff to do their job or is he in charge of player recruitment and sponsors?He’s only in the job a couple of months and he probably has had a lot of fires to put out.
Harry’s passing seems to have left a huge gap in the club in this regard and with regards to player welfare as well as he seemed to help out the players anyway he could.
Surely someone on the ground staff can use their own initiative to brush and water the pitch for the good of the players?

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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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