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Mayo Vs Galway

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Replying To AustinGleeson_6:  "Poor TP. My heart goes out to him. Game was there for the taking for Mayo. Over reliabilty on COC who is a limited player. DOC's sending off cost Mayo dearly."
But unfair on COC as he is a free taker primilary. Not many options to help out up front and it's clear Galway have those options.DOC will rightly receive a lengthy ban.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9104 - 15/05/2018 13:05:43    2100957

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Crazy changes from rochford at the end bringing in David drake and Donal Vaughan for our two scorers andy and conor loftos.. at the end we needed someone to kick a score and Galway brought in likes of Ian Burke eamon branigan and we bring in two half backs.. can't understand Stephen rochford and his crazy decisions

MeehanMayo (Mayo) - Posts: 13 - 15/05/2018 19:07:49    2101129

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Replying To yew_tree:  "That's it in a nutshell. I had a stand ticket but choose to go to the far side and sit with friends."
Not your fault but that is a problem. Obviously if the game is a sell out it then leads to not enough room on the terrace. Let you off this time!!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 660 - 16/05/2018 13:41:14    2101361

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Yet again Rochford and co made ridiculous substitutions, injured Tom Parson a midfielder went off, a full forward Cillian O'Connor was brought on, surely we have other midfielders on the bench, even Donie Vaughan has played in that position, then Conor Loftus, Andy Moran and Jason Doherty were taken off all 3 capable of scoring and brought on half backs David Drake and Donie Vaughan, debutantes Cian Hanley and James Durcan. Any manager nowadays believe they should finish a game with their strongest team. Our full forward line should have been left on, use all players for example the ball was played to Loftus twice in the 2nd half, every ball was given to O'Connor and AOS and aimed at Andy Moran, Loftus wasn't getting a chance. The time for Hanley and Durcan to make débuts was the semi final v Sligo, should have pushed on and closed out the game, too slow with the build up, McLoughlin kept slowing down the game allowing Galway to get back and defend in numbers, the ball kept going through the same players time and time again and was easy to defend against, Galway missed a lot of chances and this should have fired Mayo on to complete the job. Bad decisions on the line yet again

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1243 - 16/05/2018 13:43:52    2101362

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Replying To riverboys:  "Yet again Rochford and co made ridiculous substitutions, injured Tom Parson a midfielder went off, a full forward Cillian O'Connor was brought on, surely we have other midfielders on the bench, even Donie Vaughan has played in that position, then Conor Loftus, Andy Moran and Jason Doherty were taken off all 3 capable of scoring and brought on half backs David Drake and Donie Vaughan, debutantes Cian Hanley and James Durcan. Any manager nowadays believe they should finish a game with their strongest team. Our full forward line should have been left on, use all players for example the ball was played to Loftus twice in the 2nd half, every ball was given to O'Connor and AOS and aimed at Andy Moran, Loftus wasn't getting a chance. The time for Hanley and Durcan to make débuts was the semi final v Sligo, should have pushed on and closed out the game, too slow with the build up, McLoughlin kept slowing down the game allowing Galway to get back and defend in numbers, the ball kept going through the same players time and time again and was easy to defend against, Galway missed a lot of chances and this should have fired Mayo on to complete the job. Bad decisions on the line yet again"
Talking established forwards off for half backs in a game that was always in the balance does seem strange, but they must have been out of legs. For me the most notable thing was the limited influence AOS had on the game, when a player of his experience should have been in control of everything around the middle. The loss of Parsons will probably make it even less likely we see him starting and staying at 14. Surely if we draw a weak team that has to be the place for him. COC had a big impact, would it have been better if he had started...?

giveitlong (Galway) - Posts: 878 - 16/05/2018 14:20:31    2101386

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Not your fault but that is a problem. Obviously if the game is a sell out it then leads to not enough room on the terrace. Let you off this time!!"
There was plenty of room on the terrace. Stadium can hold 38,000 but with H&S on overdrive these days you get reduced official capacity.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9104 - 16/05/2018 17:44:25    2101459

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