Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:53 pm

Clear to see we are in dire need of a young pacey striker. We offered very little up top. Our best performers were Connolly, ward and o'kane. Leahy wasn't bad either and Sheppard had nothing much to do. The goal was a fantastic strike but it was a weak as piss clearance from Boyle. No excuses, considering we had 94 mins to create something after they scored. The best tackle from a Dundalk player was Stephen O'Donnell on Gary Deegan. Can he come out of retirement please!! Didn't see it so not sure how true, but apparently there was some aggro pre match outside the ground?
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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:54 pm

Two bad mistakes lead up to their goal and then just like the previous match down there, we never looked like scoring. Actually I’d say we wouldn’t have scored if we played until midnight. We never got in behind them and they just headed out everything we gave them.
We’ve a couple of players that when they are not on it, they look absolutely woeful, passing it straight to the opposition or getting nutmegged.
We also seemed very lightweight I thought. Kelly and Doyle brushed off the ball too easily etc. I wonder if that’s the problem we have away from home or is that we’re too used to playing on an artificial surface??

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:55 pm

Daviddrog wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:49 pm
Midfield11 wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:29 pm
Daviddrog wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:49 pm

Obviously talking through your hole :-)
😂😂we’ll done on the biggest win in your club’s history. The celebrations were a wee bit embarrassing, but when a little club beats one of the big clubs I suppose it’s allowed 😂
100 per cent correct. When a club in any league who have one of the smallest budgets in the league, beat a club with one of the biggest budgets in the league, it’s always enjoyable
Why do you assume we have one of the biggest budgets? We have 5 players on loan. Our bench is mostly young local reserve players. Not a hope we are top 3 on budgets.
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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Midfield11 » Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:47 pm

We definitely need another striker, when Hoban is out we are missing the ability to creat up front. A lot of players were poor tonight especially in midfield. Shepard looked to have injured himself near the end, hopefully he ok. We have the players to push for Europe but need one or two to push for the league.

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Louth4sam » Sat Jul 09, 2022 12:02 am

Maybe a draw might have been a fair result but we were very poor against a terrible albeit well organised Drogheda team. We played well for first half an hour and then just ran out of ideas. The subs and change of formation in second half didn't help and some of the players that were left on the field while other better performing players were taken off was very confusing. We actually looked worse after going three at the back.

Thought O'Kane and Ward played well individually when they came on but the tactics were all wrong and we just seemed to pump it long whenever we got a chance. I think that's it for whatever hope we had of winning the title massive have next week and should we beat Pats it'll massively boost our European chances.
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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Dillonman » Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:18 am

Dan mcd tweeted that shep was taking straight across the road at full time for scans. Didnt seem comfortable at all with the shoulder
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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Daviddrog » Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:49 am

niall_hearty2000 wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:55 pm
Daviddrog wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:49 pm
Midfield11 wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:29 pm
😂😂we’ll done on the biggest win in your club’s history. The celebrations were a wee bit embarrassing, but when a little club beats one of the big clubs I suppose it’s allowed 😂
100 per cent correct. When a club in any league who have one of the smallest budgets in the league, beat a club with one of the biggest budgets in the league, it’s always enjoyable
Why do you assume we have one of the biggest budgets? We have 5 players on loan. Our bench is mostly young local reserve players. Not a hope we are top 3 on budgets.
If you don’t think you have a very big budget (you are full time), I have some magic beans I can sell you?

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Quayman » Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:37 am

Daviddrog wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:49 am
niall_hearty2000 wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:55 pm
Daviddrog wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:49 pm

100 per cent correct. When a club in any league who have one of the smallest budgets in the league, beat a club with one of the biggest budgets in the league, it’s always enjoyable
Why do you assume we have one of the biggest budgets? We have 5 players on loan. Our bench is mostly young local reserve players. Not a hope we are top 3 on budgets.
If you don’t think you have a very big budget (you are full time), I have some magic beans I can sell you?
Its ok we all believe conor hoey's tweets about everything dundalk.
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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by TrevDaRev2 » Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:58 pm

Daviddrog wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:49 pm
Daviddrog wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:53 pm
TrevDaRev2 wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:37 pm because Drogheda will be quite happy to put ten men behind the ball
Have you seen many of our matches or just talking through your hole?

For the club with the 3rd lowest budget in the league and losing our 2 best players a couple of weeks ago, playing a club with one of the biggest budgets in league, I still wouldn’t expect us to play 10 behind the ball tonight. Well hopefully keep it tight for first half hour anyway and go from there
Obviously talking through your hole :-)
Not sure what you were watching but yous essentially done what I said yous would do. Went 1-0 up and kept it tight from there with defenders lumping balls into the channels. I’m not knocking it either turned out to be a winning strategy but was fairly similar gameplan to the first

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Daviddrog » Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:16 pm

TrevDaRev2 wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:58 pm
Daviddrog wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:49 pm
Daviddrog wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:53 pm

Have you seen many of our matches or just talking through your hole?

For the club with the 3rd lowest budget in the league and losing our 2 best players a couple of weeks ago, playing a club with one of the biggest budgets in league, I still wouldn’t expect us to play 10 behind the ball tonight. Well hopefully keep it tight for first half hour anyway and go from there
Obviously talking through your hole :-)
Not sure what you were watching but yous essentially done what I said yous would do. Went 1-0 up and kept it tight from there with defenders lumping balls into the channels. I’m not knocking it either turned out to be a winning strategy but was fairly similar gameplan to the first
You said we’d play with 10 men behind the ball. We didn’t. If anything, I’m disappointed we didn’t win by more than 1 goal.

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by oldfogey » Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:27 pm

Difference between Drogheda and Dundalk this season:

We're looking over our shoulders hoping to qualify for Europe. You're concerned with avoiding a relegation playoff.

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Lilywhite29 » Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:14 pm

Poor game. Drogheda are absolute dross but we need to be breaking teams like that down if we are to be serious title challengers any time soon. How have we lost 6 points to them!? Reminded me of the Shels game and the first 45 against UCD. Anyone hear anything on Shepperd's supposed injury? Also was good to see Hoban back on the pitch yesterday. Argus were saying he was out for at least 4-6 weeks. Luckily that was incorrect because McMillan simply can't cut it at this level any longer... unfortunately.

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Daviddrog » Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:03 pm

oldfogey wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 3:27 pm Difference between Drogheda and Dundalk this season:

We're looking over our shoulders hoping to qualify for Europe. You're concerned with avoiding a relegation playoff.
No, I think you’ll find bar the big difference in playing budgets, the difference in the 3 matches, has been drogheda 6 points, you lot 3 points.

Not bad for a part time team

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by Towelie » Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:13 pm

We lost fair and square, no bones about it. They were very well coached. The first loss against them less so because it simply wasn't a penalty but you have to put your chances away.

That being said some of the posturing from Drogheda supporters online (and on this forum in particular) exemplifies the difference between the two of us. Dundalk are the big club, Drogheda are minnows and that's an objective fact.

Enjoy your day in the sun and focus on not getting relegated and we'll focus on qualifying for Europe.

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Re: Drogheda Utd v Dundalk | League Round 23 | Fri 08 July 2022 ko 19.45

Post by niall_hearty2000 » Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:34 pm

They celebrate like they've won the league . Then again I suppose when you've only won the league once, you have to celebrate the odd time you beat your bigger and more illustrious local rivals. Just direct them to the head to head figures and the fact they have one league title while we have 14. Beating us means more to them, than for us beating them. They are an irrelevant insignificant club to us.
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