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Yeah, it wasn't like they had a 3 hour trip to make. It was a home game. Clapping the fans is a nice gesture, but isn't needed after every game
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Shedtillwedie wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:03 pm I don’t think anybody is critical of the work the media team do at the club.

I think the comment was that if the club was losing money hand over fist, was that position/department a luxury at whatever the cost is? Should it be full time or part time?

The work is generally top bins - people just asking questions about all sides of the club.

Fintan Nelson moved on too apparently. A diamond of a man.
The simple fact that lads are even thinking about getting rid of or reducing the social media man to part time shows how little they know about the business side of the business. If anything at this moment in time, we need more positive content to make the club attractive to investors or sponsors. Money is badly needed and where else should it come from when only 2500 people come out to see our local derby. Dundalk is anything but a football town .... where that sh1te comes from I will never understand.
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The Ridge wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:09 pm Lads, changing the manager may be necessary but not sure it will yield the results people think it will. Who is there that could be even considered a viable option? And plz no one mention SK, a real option as there's a high chance that he never manages in the league ever again. Those of you who believe we have a chance of him returning are the same kind who actually believe that a Mr. Burton that he is a fan and tried his best for the club.

On the whole the club is haemorrhaging cash. Problems run deeper than just the on pitch stuff and the removal of 1-2 people off it. Still too many there from the old guard that first of all should never have been brought in. Looking to cut costs is the way to go, someone mentioned the media content officer as a luxury which is true and we just can't afford that, let alone someone competent to do the job in the first place (which he is not) and was only brought in as because of a long standing relationship with a now departed employee and not on actual merit but that's where the axe should be swinging, obvs first team and management but look at the reality of who is behind the scenes now - mostly a similar crew to when we were in the first division almost 20 years ago. It's laughable. They weren't good enough then for the lower tier and absolutely not now in the prem...
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A couple of teams pulling away from the bottom. Pats were comfortable against Sligo. Bohs are beating Galway. Waterford played some decent stuff against Rovers, and could have got a draw.

The 2 Louth Clubs look the weakest at present. Frantz Pierrot seems to be finding it hard to adjust to the premier.
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Richie87 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:37 pm A couple of teams pulling away from the bottom. Pats were comfortable against Sligo. Bohs are beating Galway. Waterford played some decent stuff against Rovers, and could have got a draw.

The 2 Louth Clubs look the weakest at present. Frantz Pierrot seems to be finding it hard to adjust to the premier.
Ye I thought today looked like the two worst sides in the division
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One thing is for sure - taking in lads from Scotland was a huge mistake.

Jamie Gullan looks miles out-of-his-depth here. Walker and Elliot the same.

Who ever thought Scottish lads would be an improvement on Irish footballers in the club should be held responsible.
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superman wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:01 pm One thing is for sure - taking in lads from Scotland was a huge mistake.

Jamie Gullan looks miles out-of-his-depth here. Walker and Elliot the same.

Who ever thought Scottish lads would be an improvement on Irish footballers in the club should be held responsible.
One of the most frustrating things is that O'Donnell keeps picking Elliott. Anyone can sign a dud, but to keep playing a fella that has one goal, against 9 man cork, in 30 odd games. And it's not like his general play is any good. And Cammy driving around Dundalk in a new BMW jeep with personalised number plates. Honestly, its a total embarrassment that these guys are stealing a living from our club.

But it's O'Donnells fault. He offered this guy a new contract. Then brings in Walker from.a similar level, I was cringing watching him play in Oriel, so far out of his depth. Again it's just an embarrassment, the scouting or lack of , is a shambles.

Who in the management team has seen any of these guys kick a football? How did anyone see oostenbrink play? Massive questions need to be asked. If I was the owner and O'Donnell or gartland came into the office looking to sign someone I would be asking who has seen him play, what is his injury record, what level has he played at. Is he willing to go on trial etc etc. rather than blindly signing lads based on god knows what information.

A complete farce. Gartland,O'Donnell and cregg out the gap.
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superman wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:01 pm One thing is for sure - taking in lads from Scotland was a huge mistake.

Jamie Gullan looks miles out-of-his-depth here. Walker and Elliot the same.

Who ever thought Scottish lads would be an improvement on Irish footballers in the club should be held responsible.
Recruitment across the board a disaster.

I can't get over Horgan presumably highest paid player not sure what it is but doesn't look like he will effect any games for us. Paying a fee for Gullan was risky, he had a serious hamstring problem in 2022 for Raith and is now playing on 'one leg' as Stevie has pointed out in recent interview. Dara Keane also injury prone and low and behold has not featured. Darren Brownelie last year had a double acl injury. John Mountney resigned with his injury record. Robbie Benson is injury prone. And walker and elliot from 4th and 5th tier in Scotland just adds to it all.

Recruitment, whoever is in charge inputting suggesting players has set us up for this start to the season.
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Oriel O'Shea wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:31 am
superman wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:01 pm One thing is for sure - taking in lads from Scotland was a huge mistake.

Jamie Gullan looks miles out-of-his-depth here. Walker and Elliot the same.

Who ever thought Scottish lads would be an improvement on Irish footballers in the club should be held responsible.
Recruitment across the board a disaster.

I can't get over Horgan presumably highest paid player not sure what it is but doesn't look like he will effect any games for us. Paying a fee for Gullan was risky, he had a serious hamstring problem in 2022 for Raith and is now playing on 'one leg' as Stevie has pointed out in recent interview. Dara Keane also injury prone and low and behold has not featured. Darren Brownelie last year had a double acl injury. John Mountney resigned with his injury record. Robbie Benson is injury prone. And walker and elliot from 4th and 5th tier in Scotland just adds to it all.

Recruitment, whoever is in charge inputting suggesting players has set us up for this start to the season.
Recruitment has been appalling and whoever recommended and sanctioned these signings should be held accountable. Sad to say it but Horgan was a signing based on nostalgia for the player he was 6 years ago and not for the player he is today. However whilst that is a major factor in our appalling start to the season, equally we are where we are with signings due to the fact our new owner only took over mid December so we were really a cpl of months or more behind every other club. We couldn't get our out of contract players signed up nor could we sign any new players until the sale of the club was agreed. That has had the biggest impact on the club. Remember players coming to the end of their contracts can talk to other clubs from June. A full 6 months before the club was sold. Then when we did start to look at signing players it was late December and only 6 weeks to the start of the season. So we were signing players we knew very little about. People blaming SOD for everything need to wake up and look at the basket case the club has been since well before he was hired as manager.
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30th of November was when he took over. https://www.dundalkfc.com/club-statemen ... -complete/

They were playing catch up as other teams had business done ,but there was players that Dundalk did go for after Ainscough took over and missed out on, like Ben McCormack. Simon Power had a lot of injuries at Rovers but I thought he would have been worth going for. He has started well at Sligo.
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Richie87 wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 12:22 pm 30th of November was when he took over. https://www.dundalkfc.com/club-statemen ... -complete/

They were playing catch up as other teams had business done ,but there was players that Dundalk did go for after Ainscough took over and missed out on, like Ben McCormack. Simon Power had a lot of injuries at Rovers but I thought he would have been worth going for. He has started well at Sligo.
Ok so I was a fortnight out . The premise still remains that we were at least 6 months behind other teams.
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They were ,but Waterford were newly promoted via the play offs. Missing out on McCormack would have been a blow to O Donnell .
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Sligo had a smaller budget then last season but John Russell signed well. Bohemians brought in 4 players when the season had started. I don't think their planning was well in advance.
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Lads regardless of who was to own the club this season, there would have been a budget in place by AC/SS and scouting should have been happening, it would not have been in any owners interests not to have a good squad, particularly if they wanted to sell. When BA came in his words were that the budget would remain or something to that effect.
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https://x.com/mcdonnelldan/status/17788 ... t2pvQV3tuo

WTF was this about??
He also let himself down when he wished derry girls ‘best of luck’ next season after VP’s final game when Duffy refused to play because he’d already signed for them. ( remember Higgens had tapped up our best players). Fcuking embarrassing stuff
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