NFL 2018 Division 3 - 1 Like(s)
On yesterday - football never ceases to amaze in its complexity and also its simplicity. We started yesterday with an extreme form of blanket defence which Longford had the patience and confidence to wait for the right moment to pick it apart. Our lads were trying but are just not suited to this system and Longford showed they're a good team going well to build a 5 point lead. It was awful watching our lads try to break forward and only have Coen 60 yards ahead of them with 3 Longford defenders for company. I noted one of our players pleading with the management to let them push up and when that happened the change was massive. Our lads were able to get their game going and rattled off 10 points in a row to take control. Longford responded with a killer goal and from there on it was just two good teams battling it out in an absorbing contest. We're far from the finished article but when we were let off the leash so to speak and allowed play to our strengths we showed we're as good as most sides in this division and I would say capable of more. We could have won, could have lost which would have been very unfortunate and not deserved. We'll take the point I suppose.
I hope this is the end of ultra defensive tactics. We just can't master the defensive side even and then the transition to attack has been hopeless. Time to ditch those tactics. I feel the management are still learning about the players which is perhaps understandable to a degree but needs to be sped up. Some substitutions yesterday again had me scratching my head....to me the game was crying out for Carrabine (unlucky not to start in my book) and Kyle Cawley for the last 15 minutes but they only got on very late.
Huge game away to Offaly next week. We're capable of winning but it will be difficult. They've got things going now as have Derry who we meet at home in our last game.
an_broc (Sligo) - 12/03/2018 09:44:49