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Replying To Loyalroyal17:  "Im wondering if its me who is on the wrong planet pal!!! Not much to take away...was only saying during the week on this that some people just never happy. I said if we were to win yesterday that someone would surely say Westmeath were weaker and would make us look good.
Where abouts in grounds were you yesterday??
We were very strong out there yesterday. We played as a team down to 13 men. Alot of positives to take from this game. Without getting carried away we are looking good for Longford."
Very similar team to what Westmeath were using in the league apart from Heslin who is a massive loss obviously. Looking forward to seeing Westmeath in the championship they must have some serious gems they've been keeping up their sleeves.

Meath are no world beaters but the performance yesterday was encouraging. It will give the team confidence going to Longford.

Royalace (Meath) - Posts: 111 - 14/05/2018 09:46:48    2100375

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Not getting carried away by any stretch and taking into consideration the opposition but :

Game plan was easily to identify
Every man knew the role that was expected
When the ball into the full forward line was on it was generally delivered
Quality of the kick passing was very good
Looked very fit and strong, a lot of fellas seem to have gotten stronger physically.
Fairly solid defensively
James McEntee, Cillian O'Sullivan and Donal Lenihan absolutely outstanding

Negatives :
2 mindless sending offs, Kenneally cannot be making that tackle when on a yellow and Wallace... well I dont know what to say. Losing a player in the first half of a game these days usually spells disaster, while we have to be physical and play right on the edge, we have to be clever with it.
Some of the shooting poor, too many into the keepers hands,
Issues in the middle of the field
Biggie had one of those days, but kept getting on the end of things and on another day could have had 5 or 6 points from play...

Overall gearing up well for Longford but as they say.....its the hope that kills!!!

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 245 - 14/05/2018 10:12:12    2100391

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Replying To longroadback:  "Not getting carried away by any stretch and taking into consideration the opposition but :

Game plan was easily to identify
Every man knew the role that was expected
When the ball into the full forward line was on it was generally delivered
Quality of the kick passing was very good
Looked very fit and strong, a lot of fellas seem to have gotten stronger physically.
Fairly solid defensively
James McEntee, Cillian O'Sullivan and Donal Lenihan absolutely outstanding

Negatives :
2 mindless sending offs, Kenneally cannot be making that tackle when on a yellow and Wallace... well I dont know what to say. Losing a player in the first half of a game these days usually spells disaster, while we have to be physical and play right on the edge, we have to be clever with it.
Some of the shooting poor, too many into the keepers hands,
Issues in the middle of the field
Biggie had one of those days, but kept getting on the end of things and on another day could have had 5 or 6 points from play...

Overall gearing up well for Longford but as they say.....its the hope that kills!!!"
In the past our only answer was Biggy, it's great that others are stepping up when he's not on his A game. Have a feeling he'll perform against Longford.
Still think we have a solid core that we need to keep in the next few years and add some talented youngsters from underage etc.
McGill, Keoghan, Menton, Cillian, Biggy, Lenihan are our core imo. Lavin and James McEntee are also improving..

ziggy320001 (Meath) - Posts: 2432 - 14/05/2018 10:32:16    2100400

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Replying To Royalace:  "Very similar team to what Westmeath were using in the league apart from Heslin who is a massive loss obviously. Looking forward to seeing Westmeath in the championship they must have some serious gems they've been keeping up their sleeves.

Meath are no world beaters but the performance yesterday was encouraging. It will give the team confidence going to Longford."
Exactly, if we go into championship with a spring in our step, moral high and spirits up our confidence will be up there too and this is going to help us mentally which is major for this team especially after losing a couple of key players. We are by no means world beaters is right but everyone got a kick out of what they lads displayed yesterday. Restored that bit of faith we were missing.

Loyalroyal17 (Meath) - Posts: 584 - 14/05/2018 10:35:00    2100401

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Replying To ziggy320001:  "In the past our only answer was Biggy, it's great that others are stepping up when he's not on his A game. Have a feeling he'll perform against Longford.
Still think we have a solid core that we need to keep in the next few years and add some talented youngsters from underage etc.
McGill, Keoghan, Menton, Cillian, Biggy, Lenihan are our core imo. Lavin and James McEntee are also improving.."
Ive said a few times before about us losing couple of key players but looking at yesterday if im honest we didnt miss them at all. Not once did it cross my mind that we need to get Tobin on 2nd half to do damage, i actually forgot all about him.
The names above you have mentioned and role models for our underage coming up. They are the back bone of this team!!

Loyalroyal17 (Meath) - Posts: 584 - 14/05/2018 11:06:55    2100435

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Replying To Loyalroyal17:  "Ive said a few times before about us losing couple of key players but looking at yesterday if im honest we didnt miss them at all. Not once did it cross my mind that we need to get Tobin on 2nd half to do damage, i actually forgot all about him.
The names above you have mentioned and role models for our underage coming up. They are the back bone of this team!!"
Yes also in the longer run, there is more potential in Tomas O Reilly than Tobin for example.

ziggy320001 (Meath) - Posts: 2432 - 14/05/2018 11:52:14    2100471

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Replying To ziggy320001:  "Yes also in the longer run, there is more potential in Tomas O Reilly than Tobin for example."
This is correct although McKeever was the loss in that round of drop offs. Maybe Newman, who apparently has his fitness and mojo back , could come back in as an option.

Crinigan (Meath) - Posts: 395 - 14/05/2018 13:06:03    2100527

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Replying To Crinigan:  "This is correct although McKeever was the loss in that round of drop offs. Maybe Newman, who apparently has his fitness and mojo back , could come back in as an option."
All of the recent drop offs from the panel are a loss or they would not have been on there in the first place, but more important that every squad member is fully committed and all pulling in the same direction

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 245 - 14/05/2018 14:32:03    2100576

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Replying To ziggy320001:  "Who were missing then?....."
John Heslin for starters. He may not have been available but still missing. Eoin Carberry, Denis Corroon, Killian Daly, Francie Boyle, David Whelan are others off the top of my head. Noel Mulligan, Ger Egan and Ronan O'Toole would also be starters and they only came on. Stephen Gallagher, Ronan Wallace, Conor Slevin and Darragh Daly only joined up with the squad recently and they all started. So it was very much a makeshift Westmeath team and not very similar to the one which lined out in the league as suggested by another poster.

ISupposeSoSheehan (Meath) - Posts: 40 - 14/05/2018 16:34:53    2100658

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Replying To Loyalroyal17:  "Im wondering if its me who is on the wrong planet pal!!! Not much to take away...was only saying during the week on this that some people just never happy. I said if we were to win yesterday that someone would surely say Westmeath were weaker and would make us look good.
Where abouts in grounds were you yesterday??
We were very strong out there yesterday. We played as a team down to 13 men. Alot of positives to take from this game. Without getting carried away we are looking good for Longford."
I sat in the stand wbu? We played reasonably well but you're deluded if you think we are looking good for Longford. Yesterday's performance won't be good enough to win at Pearse Park. Need to deliver our best performance yet under Andy McEntee.

ISupposeSoSheehan (Meath) - Posts: 40 - 14/05/2018 16:43:18    2100661

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Replying To ISupposeSoSheehan:  "John Heslin for starters. He may not have been available but still missing. Eoin Carberry, Denis Corroon, Killian Daly, Francie Boyle, David Whelan are others off the top of my head. Noel Mulligan, Ger Egan and Ronan O'Toole would also be starters and they only came on. Stephen Gallagher, Ronan Wallace, Conor Slevin and Darragh Daly only joined up with the squad recently and they all started. So it was very much a makeshift Westmeath team and not very similar to the one which lined out in the league as suggested by another poster."
Jeez fair play to you, anyone would think you had the Westmeath blood in the veins or you have done your homework on that team. Hope your knowledge of Meath is as apt.

Loyalroyal17 (Meath) - Posts: 584 - 14/05/2018 16:45:59    2100662

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Replying To ISupposeSoSheehan:  "I sat in the stand wbu? We played reasonably well but you're deluded if you think we are looking good for Longford. Yesterday's performance won't be good enough to win at Pearse Park. Need to deliver our best performance yet under Andy McEntee."
Right so im deluded to think we look good for Longford, grow up will ya! Never good enough, 4-13 on the scoreboard with 13 men behind the ball....you know what you are only roiling me up now so im not getting involved with the conversation. As i said before always one...and you are that one today!!! I take your opinion on board dont agree one bit as it is only your opinion. Good luck.

Loyalroyal17 (Meath) - Posts: 584 - 14/05/2018 16:51:20    2100665

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Replying To Loyalroyal17:  "Jeez fair play to you, anyone would think you had the Westmeath blood in the veins or you have done your homework on that team. Hope your knowledge of Meath is as apt."
I live and play club football in Westmeath so my knowledge of football in the county is alright I suppose.

ISupposeSoSheehan (Meath) - Posts: 40 - 14/05/2018 19:52:15    2100744

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Replying To Loyalroyal17:  "Right so im deluded to think we look good for Longford, grow up will ya! Never good enough, 4-13 on the scoreboard with 13 men behind the ball....you know what you are only roiling me up now so im not getting involved with the conversation. As i said before always one...and you are that one today!!! I take your opinion on board dont agree one bit as it is only your opinion. Good luck."
You don't agree one bit as it is only my opinion? Calm down lad. I'm not on here to roil anyone up. I went along to the game yesterday and it was a glorified challenge match with both teams out in the championship in two weeks. All well and good putting up 4-13 against a makeshift Westmeath team. Hopefully we can do it in 13 days time when it matters most.

ISupposeSoSheehan (Meath) - Posts: 40 - 14/05/2018 20:33:08    2100764

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Great performance, the attitude was the most encouraging thing. Roll on longford

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13807 - 15/05/2018 10:02:33    2100864

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Great performance, the attitude was the most encouraging thing. Roll on longford"
Very encouraging and hopefully has boosted the lads confidence going on to play Longford. Hon the Royal!!

Loyalroyal17 (Meath) - Posts: 584 - 15/05/2018 10:38:05    2100886

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Great performance, the attitude was the most encouraging thing. Roll on longford"
Thumbs down x 1!! Ya gotta laugh...haha

Loyalroyal17 (Meath) - Posts: 584 - 15/05/2018 10:39:13    2100887

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Replying To Loyalroyal17:  "Thumbs down x 1!! Ya gotta laugh...haha"
It makes my day.
What's sad though is these are mostly anti Meath people. I have no problem with anyone disagreeing with me, I welcome open debate and differing views. Just don't see the point in been hidden.
But I love the thumbs down, gotta be honest the more I get the better it is. Lol

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13807 - 17/05/2018 07:15:55    2101577

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