Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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It was hard to distinguish who was on top & who was on bottom of the League . Dundalk went toe to toe with Shels & an OG was the difference in the end . We need a striker & of course we miss Hoban . It’s hard to get a break when you are at the bottom . Must win now v Drogheada .
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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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We could have the best striker in the league but the simple fact is we aren’t creating chances and If you aren’t getting the ball into the box you don’t score , Simple . You won’t score goals tipping the ball over and back between the back .

Were the 3 points are going to come from is anyone’s guess.
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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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Johnnybegood33 wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:16 pm It was hard to distinguish who was on top & who was on bottom of the League . Dundalk went toe to toe with Shels & an OG was the difference in the end . We need a striker & of course we miss Hoban . It’s hard to get a break when you are at the bottom . Must win now v Drogheada .
Johnny, you need to to cop yourself on. It was not hard in the slightest. Shels literally could have had 6/7 goals. We were rubbish. WE ARE RUBBISH.
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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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Shedtillwedie wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:30 pm
Johnnybegood33 wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:16 pm It was hard to distinguish who was on top & who was on bottom of the League . Dundalk went toe to toe with Shels & an OG was the difference in the end . We need a striker & of course we miss Hoban . It’s hard to get a break when you are at the bottom . Must win now v Drogheada .
Johnny, you need to to cop yourself on. It was not hard in the slightest. Shels literally could have had 6/7 goals. We were rubbish. WE ARE RUBBISH.
Sorry Johnny, but we were not as good as rubbish. I do not see any great positives. If that is Stevie fighting for his job then we and him are goosed!
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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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niall_hearty2000 wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:44 pm Enough is enough. Time for the entire backroom staff, management, recruitment to be sacked immediately. It's simply not good enough. Lose to Drogheda on Monday and we are in serious trouble .
Agree with these points Niall. Where do we turn for a coach? We need proper coaching staff and proper administration.
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Shedtillwedie wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:46 pm
niall_hearty2000 wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:44 pm Enough is enough. Time for the entire backroom staff, management, recruitment to be sacked immediately. It's simply not good enough. Lose to Drogheda on Monday and we are in serious trouble .
Agree with these points Niall. Where do we turn for a coach? We need proper coaching staff and proper administration.
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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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I thought we actually played really well in the 1st half. The interplay to set up Davies’ shot was fantastic.
Their goal was just a big toe that could just as easily ended up in the Tolka river , but that's how it is going for us at the moment and yes he should never have gotten that far in the first place.
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Martin Lawlor80 wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:55 pm I thought we actually played really well in the 1st half. The interplay to set up Davies’ shot was fantastic.
Their goal was just a big toe that could just as easily ended up in the Tolka river , but that's how it is going for us at the moment and yes he should never have gotten that far in the first place.
You are right, we did play well in the 1st half. At half time I actually thought we might get something from the game, even though we didn't trouble their keeper one bit.
The problem is, Shelbourne have a manager that can see whats going wrong and fix it, he can tell his players what they aren't doing and what they should be doing. Dundalk, unfortunately don't.
It was exactly the same in the Rovers game.
How much longer do we have to put up with this sham of a coaching team? Because, if it goes on much longer, there is only going to be one outcome and that is Thursday nights in Oriel again.
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Dundalk did play well in the first half ,but without creating anything of note bar the Davies shot. Shelbourne were very laboured in the first half but still created more openings. Sean Boyd was through a few times and should have done better. Duff likely gave them a rollocking at half time. They were a lot better in second half
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Thought Annesley was v good v Waterford, but very disappointed in his second half display, possibly at fault for both goals.

Yet again central defence seems our core, with Boyle out, who do we go for on Monday, I'd nearly put Johnson and Mayo in there.

On last night Horgan needs to give 2 halfs, and never thought Id say this but the rest of the MF need to follow Benson's workrate.

Overall, players need to step up and have some pride, this is an historic club, double winners only 6 years ago, last time league winners 5 years ago and cup winners only 4 seasons ago.

A lot of focus on SOD and quite right, but FFS players, ROLL YOUR SLEEVES UP AND PUT A BIG SHIFT IN ON MONDAY.
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mike wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:47 pm Thought Annesley was v good v Waterford, but very disappointed in his second half display, possibly at fault for both goals.

Yet again central defence seems our core, with Boyle out, who do we go for on Monday, I'd nearly put Johnson and Mayo in there.

On last night Horgan needs to give 2 halfs, and never thought Id say this but the rest of the MF need to follow Benson's workrate.

Overall, players need to step up and have some pride, this is an historic club, double winners only 6 years ago, last time league winners 5 years ago and cup winners only 4 seasons ago.

A lot of focus on SOD and quite right, but FFS players, ROLL YOUR SLEEVES UP AND PUT A BIG SHIFT IN ON MONDAY.
Shame that as Louie was also solid in both international games, albeit as DM though. Maybe that's where SOD should try him so he gets a bit of consistency playing in the same position, and as a ball playing defender it might work out for him.
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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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mike wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:47 pm Thought Annesley was v good v Waterford, but very disappointed in his second half display, possibly at fault for both goals.
This is probably nonsense but for me Annesley is a better player at home than away. He usually gets badly exposed in away games.

I don't like to factor his international performances into it, Gibraltar play a complete containment game, whole teams sit it and restrict space. I think it is easy for a defender to look good in this type of team, makes lots of blocks and clearances but ultimately lose as expected.

For me he's not the answer but then I'm not sure what the answer is. Boyle has started the season terribly, Mayo was good against Rovers but found out after that. Hoping Johnson continues to improve.

Can't understand bringing Bradshaw on for him and putting him CB
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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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Yeah your spot on , a team like Gibraltar are set up defensively and will probably only have 20-30% possession in a game , so you're basically trying to contain and restrict the opposition and this would highlight the defensive players, Boyle has been shocking for a while now and isn't the answer, ideally you want your midfield and attacking players putting in a bigger effort and not exposing our cb , I'd have expected more from horgan he just doesn't seem fit to play a full game , o kane is like a lad who's low on confidence atm and needs to raise his game and kick on ,
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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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Goliath wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:36 pm Yeah your spot on , a team like Gibraltar are set up defensively and will probably only have 20-30% possession in a game , so you're basically trying to contain and restrict the opposition and this would highlight the defensive players, Boyle has been shocking for a while now and isn't the answer, ideally you want your midfield and attacking players putting in a bigger effort and not exposing our cb , I'd have expected more from horgan he just doesn't seem fit to play a full game , o kane is like a lad who's low on confidence atm and needs to raise his game and kick on ,
Again, with the midfield leaving the defence exposed maybe Annesley at DM might help cover the defence? He won't stray too far forward and will let the rest of the midfield attack while supporting the back line. We already know he likes to play the ball out and try to be the link between defence and midfield and this would let him do that without potentially leaving a gap behind him. SOD has tried worse setups this season.
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Re: Shelbourne vs Dundalk Fc. March 29 2024

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inflikted wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 6:37 pm
Goliath wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 3:36 pm Yeah your spot on , a team like Gibraltar are set up defensively and will probably only have 20-30% possession in a game , so you're basically trying to contain and restrict the opposition and this would highlight the defensive players, Boyle has been shocking for a while now and isn't the answer, ideally you want your midfield and attacking players putting in a bigger effort and not exposing our cb , I'd have expected more from horgan he just doesn't seem fit to play a full game , o kane is like a lad who's low on confidence atm and needs to raise his game and kick on ,
Again, with the midfield leaving the defence exposed maybe Annesley at DM might help cover the defence? He won't stray too far forward and will let the rest of the midfield attack while supporting the back line. We already know he likes to play the ball out and try to be the link between defence and midfield and this would let him do that without potentially leaving a gap behind him. SOD has tried worse setups this season.
Sure worth a try at this stage, amazing how important that 6 position is atm , almost every team is looking for and you look across the water and see Rice and Rodri and how important they are to their team , I taught young Mullen if he had stayed might have grown into that role as he had alot of the traits required.
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