Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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This is a game we should be winning - but then so was last Sunday. Plenty of question marks now about

(a) who should start?
(b) what is our best formation?

I'm leaning towards Sloggett, Doyle and Horgan, with Kelly, O'Kane and Martin/Hoban in attack. Obviously 4 at the back but - Davies apart - you can take your pick. You will get pretty long odds on us keeping a clean sheet.
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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How about starting Annelsey at 6? Think it's his preferred position? Chris shields is probably the leagues best ever 6 but he was a shaky centre half

----------------- Shep's
Archie Brownlie Boyle Leahy
---------------Annelsey-------------
Horgan Sloggett OKane
----------------Hoban
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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Max Mata will obviously be a loss for the remainder of the season for Sligo. He was a quality player. Sligo have done well from player sales, good fees for Kenny 150k, McGinty , Keena and Mata all went for around 100k each. Better to lose them for a fee then going for nothing.

Dundalk should be winning this.
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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The same starting 11 as the shels game with the exception of Hoban, and only make subs if necessary.
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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Midfield11 wrote: Tue Aug 08, 2023 9:18 pm The same starting 11 as the shels game with the exception of Hoban, and only make subs if necessary.
Would U drop a goalscorer in form?
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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niall_hearty2000 wrote: Wed Aug 09, 2023 9:44 am
Midfield11 wrote: Tue Aug 08, 2023 9:18 pm The same starting 11 as the shels game with the exception of Hoban, and only make subs if necessary.
Would U drop a goalscorer in form?
Doesn’t have to be him Niall.
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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Another potential Sligo Rovers player off to the Uk

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer ... 86600.html
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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dundalkfc1903 wrote: Tue Aug 08, 2023 3:31 pm How about starting Annelsey at 6? Think it's his preferred position? Chris shields is probably the leagues best ever 6 but he was a shaky centre half

----------------- Shep's
Archie Brownlie Boyle Leahy
---------------Annelsey-------------
Horgan Sloggett OKane
----------------Hoban
----------------Martin
I like the look of that team and plenty of steel the whole way through the spine. Hoban and Martin could be interchangeable and Horgan and O'Kane should create plenty. My only concern would be if there might be a bit of a gap from Midfield to the front two when we're attacking.
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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Sligo have lost their starting keeper McNicholas. Just announced by Wrexham there so wont play tonight obviously.
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

Post by niall_hearty2000 »

Shep
Davies Annesley Muller Brownlie
Kelly slogget Malley O'Kane
Horgan
Hoban.
Subs
Martin
Leahy
Boyle
Lewis
Elliott
Doyle
Cherrie
Durrant
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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Very luck to get 3 points here tonight. Yet another game where I am asking myself what SOD is thinking when picking his team and making subs, did he not see his 11 last week burst their arses for him? Malley slows us down something else, added to that the lad looks like he has 2 gears and one of those is stop. We are a team who cannot afford such a player as we do not have the added quality in other parts of the team.
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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The only team to get 3 points tonight & we will defo take it . There are no easy matches in this League . Will defo have to up the anti & get Daryl fit . 👍
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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Actually thought that was Malleys best game for us (that I've seen)

Hoban looked to be carrying a knock, Martin should have come on a lot earlier.

Thought Horgan ran the show for the first 35/40 minutes. Great to see us play with someone who links the attack. Was badly missing in the team.

Hopefully Muller is ok, the pitch claims another victim!
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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Sligo played some good stuff and would have deserved a draw. Dundalk barely tested the inexperienced Sligo keeper. A good header from Kelly Davies made a few good runs forward but struggled a bit defensively
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Re: Dundalk v Sligo Rovers | League Round 27 | Friday 11 August 19.45

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Pepsi wrote: Fri Aug 11, 2023 9:44 pm Very luck to get 3 points here tonight. Yet another game where I am asking myself what SOD is thinking when picking his team and making subs, did he not see his 11 last week burst their arses for him? Malley slows us down something else, added to that the lad looks like he has 2 gears and one of those is stop. We are a team who cannot afford such a player as we do not have the added quality in other parts of the team.
Massive hole in the middle of the field and that's not down to Malley. I think he gets a lot of unfair criticism but he was far from out worst player tonight. Subs made a difference but he made changes way too late and we easily could have conceded.

If I'm taking any positives from the game aside from the 3 points obviously, it is Brownlie looks a cracking signing and we actually have a bench now that can make a difference.
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