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Replying To Farney:  "For all his ability.. KH lets the game go past him at times, he was at the top of the Monaghan defenceive structure during the game and he let Galway players run past him very easily. He is very static and he steps away from their running angle instead of into their path and tackling them. Maybe he is looking for an intercept! He was a weak link when the Galway runners were coming at us down the centre."
It was his first game of the year(I wouldn't really count the few minutes he got against Tyrone), so he's bound to be a bit behind everyone else. Especially a Galway team who are flying and full of confidence. If he's like that in May then it's a different story!

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 624 - 12/03/2018 12:42:40    2083910

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Replying To Farney:  "For all his ability.. KH lets the game go past him at times, he was at the top of the Monaghan defenceive structure during the game and he let Galway players run past him very easily. He is very static and he steps away from their running angle instead of into their path and tackling them. Maybe he is looking for an intercept! He was a weak link when the Galway runners were coming at us down the centre."
Another reason why K Hughes has to play FF........an outstanding target man & score taker as yesterday proved once again and that his first start in the league so not match fit yet. Who else can be an outlet for the long ball ? Darren has been tried in there and hasn't worked, Jack can't do it. Conor is at his best when feeding of a target man. So although tempting to place K Hughes at mid field for all or even part of game with his fielding & long range scoring ability, it's obvious he has to be FF for the entirety of each game.

Shelbourne (Monaghan) - Posts: 440 - 12/03/2018 13:20:32    2083930

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Replying To Shelbourne:  "Another reason why K Hughes has to play FF........an outstanding target man & score taker as yesterday proved once again and that his first start in the league so not match fit yet. Who else can be an outlet for the long ball ? Darren has been tried in there and hasn't worked, Jack can't do it. Conor is at his best when feeding of a target man. So although tempting to place K Hughes at mid field for all or even part of game with his fielding & long range scoring ability, it's obvious he has to be FF for the entirety of each game."
I'm just worried about his movement, even at full forward.

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 637 - 12/03/2018 14:06:03    2083948

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What happened Monaghan in the 2nd half? The extra man shouldn't make that much of a difference. Galway certainly played with a higher tempo in the 2nd half and stopped kicking daft wides.

I can't recall Tyrone getting this much criticism last year for the style of play? Galway kicked a lot of ball into the full forward line yesterday but that has been completely ignored.

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 123 - 12/03/2018 16:57:38    2084018

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Replying To JDF:  "What happened Monaghan in the 2nd half? The extra man shouldn't make that much of a difference. Galway certainly played with a higher tempo in the 2nd half and stopped kicking daft wides.

I can't recall Tyrone getting this much criticism last year for the style of play? Galway kicked a lot of ball into the full forward line yesterday but that has been completely ignored."
Monaghan were about to go 3 points before Kelly decided to misbehave. Playing with 14 men makes a huge difference in this division where margins are so tight. For a start Galway struggled to get possession on their own kick outs in the 1st half but because of the extra man these were largely uncontested in the 2nd period. Anyway we deserved to be down a man but it must be said the ref failed to award us a stone wall penalty in the 2nd when McManus caught superbly in the square & the defender just jumped into him. Anyway genuinely happy for Galway to be in a league Final but be careful what you wish for. Mayo await as do Tyrone in our case.

Shelbourne (Monaghan) - Posts: 440 - 12/03/2018 23:37:30    2084137

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Replying To Shelbourne:  "Monaghan were about to go 3 points before Kelly decided to misbehave. Playing with 14 men makes a huge difference in this division where margins are so tight. For a start Galway struggled to get possession on their own kick outs in the 1st half but because of the extra man these were largely uncontested in the 2nd period. Anyway we deserved to be down a man but it must be said the ref failed to award us a stone wall penalty in the 2nd when McManus caught superbly in the square & the defender just jumped into him. Anyway genuinely happy for Galway to be in a league Final but be careful what you wish for. Mayo await as do Tyrone in our case."
I agree that the sending off had a big bearing on the game. I'd have preferred to have seen how we'd have responded against 15 in the second half, as we were taking shots from some very poor positions in the first half.
On the McManus incident, I've seen some say it was a clear penalty. Trying not to let my Galway specs influence me, but I genuinely don't think it was that clearcut.
McManus caught it in behind Kerin. Kerin turned and actually got a hand on the ball while it was in McManus' grasp. He dislodged the ball and also made contact with McManus. It looked like a foul because McManus won it, but having seen it at the time and again on replay, Kerin definitely got a hand on the ball to knock it away.
It could've been given, but I don't think it was a stonewall and Kerin definitely did play the ball first. McManus also didn't make any appeal in fairness to him.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 161 - 13/03/2018 09:46:07    2084186

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "I agree that the sending off had a big bearing on the game. I'd have preferred to have seen how we'd have responded against 15 in the second half, as we were taking shots from some very poor positions in the first half.
On the McManus incident, I've seen some say it was a clear penalty. Trying not to let my Galway specs influence me, but I genuinely don't think it was that clearcut.
McManus caught it in behind Kerin. Kerin turned and actually got a hand on the ball while it was in McManus' grasp. He dislodged the ball and also made contact with McManus. It looked like a foul because McManus won it, but having seen it at the time and again on replay, Kerin definitely got a hand on the ball to knock it away.
It could've been given, but I don't think it was a stonewall and Kerin definitely did play the ball first. McManus also didn't make any appeal in fairness to him."
I have to agree on the penalty. I don't think it was clearcut and I'd be leaning towards no foul.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - Posts: 185 - 13/03/2018 14:50:48    2084286

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Was no penalty Galway lad got ball first. Worry for me was we couldn't match Galway intensity in second half even a man down. Reminded me of Down hitting gas against us in Ulster last summer and we just let them.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1197 - 13/03/2018 16:17:53    2084310

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The Galway lad was lucky, but he did clear the ball, even though he had no idea where it was

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 637 - 13/03/2018 17:24:01    2084322

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Replying To Farney:  "The Galway lad was lucky, but he did clear the ball, even though he had no idea where it was"
Definite penalty. Galway defender made a desperate lunge at McManus so not surprising ball fell out of Conor's hands. Anyway best of luck to Galway and hope you stuff the Dubs. See you in last 8 !

Shelbourne (Monaghan) - Posts: 440 - 14/03/2018 20:36:03    2084634

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