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many coming down next sunday lads?

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1717 - 25/02/2013 11:38:03    1338810

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I wouldnt expect an invasion of Derrymen in Wexford on sunday maybe a few diehards,regardless hope its a good game both teams looking for the win.

93vintageyear (Derry) - Posts: 301 - 26/02/2013 16:34:42    1339479

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Fáilte romhat, Stmunnsriver. I was planning to head down for Sunday's match but have to admit that I have never been to Wexford town, Rosslare for the ferry is about as near as I have got. How long will it take to travel down from Dublin and how do I get to Wexford Park from the Dublin road? AA route planner is usually not too bad for general directions but a bit of local knowledge is invaluable in terms of how to get to the ground and where to park, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

doiregael2 (Derry) - Posts: 334 - 27/02/2013 21:32:36    1340111

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its a handy hour half down the n50 from dublin then find clonard [church] cant miss it

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1717 - 01/03/2013 16:24:09    1340977

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Sounds handy enough, Stmunnsriver, good road all the way down. Sure we'll see a new bit of the country, if nothing else. Should be a decent game, too - Derry played well against Laois but aren't exactly renowned for their consistency in recent years and Wexford have started the league pretty well themselves and will surely believe they can beat Derry at home.

doiregael2 (Derry) - Posts: 334 - 01/03/2013 21:19:57    1341137

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its about surviving in div 2 to us and building , beat ye and we are safe , team are very confident

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1717 - 02/03/2013 10:36:17    1341188

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Agree whole hearteadly all about survival for us... Best ye and my eyes might start having glimpses towards the top end of the table but for now it's all about putting as much distance between the bottom two and us... As for tomorrow's match Derry are the one team I don't know much about .. It would seem your not great travellers but when you play to your potential your well capable of mixing with the best... You like us had a bad championship campaign last year.. It's a hard one to call but I am going to put on my wexford tinted shades and say a 2 point win for us... If its any consolation I am the biggest jinx going so I have probably fecked up any chance we had

wexcore (Wexford) - Posts: 729 - 02/03/2013 11:38:15    1341205

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if we get ball to ff line we wont be beat "if"

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1717 - 02/03/2013 12:51:57    1341220

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I think division two this year consists entirely of teams who can beat each other on any given day. Similar to wexcore, if Derry win I would be looking upwards (three home games out of four to come for us), whereas if we lose I would be worrying about the bottom end of the table. With my oak-tinted glasses I am hoping for a Derry win by a point or two but I'll not be betting this month's mortgage money on it.

doiregael2 (Derry) - Posts: 334 - 02/03/2013 21:15:27    1341402

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Didn't see that coming! Well done the boys. Will make the journey home all the shorter!! How was the game DoireGael2

hermann (Derry) - Posts: 170 - 03/03/2013 16:51:45    1341760

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Good win away for the Derry boys 19 pts impressive well done to all.

93vintageyear (Derry) - Posts: 301 - 03/03/2013 20:09:00    1341958

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Good display today, Derry's physical strength and fitness was too much for Wexford today. few minor negatives, kicked 12 wides and overplaying the ball in defence. Derry seem to be developing a strong running game, it was clearly visible today. It was very pleasing as you saw players wanting possession and driving forward at every opportunity. The midfield was not as dominant as it was against Laois but PJ and Patsy still influenced proceedings. On occasions today our forwards tried for goals or the extra pass when the point was a better option which could have been costly if Wexford had a scored the 2 goal chances.

Overall, very good team performance.

Finally, this new team which Brian is assembling seems to have pride in the jersey, something that was lacking for the past 5 or so years. I am not talking us up but I do see encouraging signs which should bode well for the future.

OakGael (Derry) - Posts: 293 - 03/03/2013 20:09:45    1341959

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we ded. did not see it coming!

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 1717 - 04/03/2013 10:50:12    1342210

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Neither did we. But are still pleased none the less. Not cocky just pleased. Armagh will be a further gauge of how we are developing

derryman (Derry) - Posts: 3246 - 04/03/2013 11:12:10    1342239

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Very good team performance by Derry - they took the initiative from the start and Wexford were unable to keep up with the pace and variety of Derry's play. As OakGael says, our midfield were nowhere near as dominant as the last day, a big strong pairing for Wexford gave them plenty of trouble in the first half; in the second half, however, P.J. and Patsy moved around more and successfully exploited their lack of mobility. This was just one example of what is so far a very encouraging aspect of Brian McIver's reign -when problems arise, as do in every game, they are rapidly identified by the bench, thought through and overcome. Game by game, Derry are improving, gathering confidence. Yesterday, Derry eliminated the slow starts and defensive lapses that hampered them in previous games, their ball-handling was crisper and sharper and they defended and attacked as a team. The number of unforced errors is declining with every match they play and they are working hard all over the pitch. Fitness levels are very good, there is an obvious gameplan and Derry are performing with intelligence and commitment. All in all, very encouraging and progressive so far, although they did kick an awful lot of wides yesterday and such wastefulness would surely be punished on another day.

doiregael2 (Derry) - Posts: 334 - 04/03/2013 17:46:25    1342655

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Good updates Oakleaf and DG2. Thanks.

Only the very first few steps. But mostly postive so far.

hermann (Derry) - Posts: 170 - 04/03/2013 20:57:54    1342851

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