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What is Aidan O Shea's best position?

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He can be massively effective as a target man but he needs to lift his head more and develop his hands to release the ball quicker. A man of his size will always draw attention so releasing the ball to other players to exploit the space is what he needs to do more of. Too often he takes the ball into the tackle or when he does release it is too late. Donaghy does this very well. Also he is completely left footed and therefore easier to mark. His shooting in general is not county standard, even off his left. I think Aidan needs to realise that he is far from the finished article and knuckle down and work to improve in these areas. If he does, that is when his physical attributes will make him extremely hard to stop.

The other option is mf which he is probably more naturally suited to. However he does not have the engine to play a full game at mf at the highest level. That again can be remedied with hard work on the training pitch.

Aidan still has the potential to be a great but he is around along time now to be still talking about potential or figuring out his best position.

There is still time if Aidan works hard to improve himself. I don't want to be singling him out or being overly critical of an amateur guy but as I said he has the potential to be a great.

unclegerry (Mayo) - Posts: 1182 - 17/10/2016 10:58:21    1926852

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After yet another poor performance the stand is the best place, wouldn't let him near the team as trouble follows

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1389 - 23/10/2016 21:02:37    1928497

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Replying To riverboys:  "After yet another poor performance the stand is the best place, wouldn't let him near the team as trouble follows"
Was at both senior club semi finals today and the intermediat semi Westport v shrule /glencorrib yesterday.entertainment value in McHale park nil.kevin McLaughlin superb for knockmore,ian Douglas and paddy durcan really impressive for castlebar.matk Donaldson great for shrule. Disappointed with the work rate of Barry Moran and in particular Aidan oh Shea. First gear all through the game.cant explain it,but in my opinion in his current form makes no contribution to club or county. A spell off the field and out of the limelight might improve things

rober (Mayo) - Posts: 206 - 23/10/2016 21:34:13    1928501

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celebrity losers as brolly does say

Toothless (Dublin) - Posts: 38 - 23/10/2016 21:59:52    1928506

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Didn't think Leeroy was up to alot either for westport.

Tizcold (Galway) - Posts: 233 - 24/10/2016 02:24:04    1928542

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Replying To Toothless:  "celebrity losers as brolly does say"
Yeah if Joe says it then it must be true.

Llaw_Gyffes (Mayo) - Posts: 1048 - 24/10/2016 20:29:57    1928725

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Replying To Tizcold:  "Didn't think Leeroy was up to alot either for westport."
I'd say a lot of those lads are mentally and physically knackered.

Llaw_Gyffes (Mayo) - Posts: 1048 - 24/10/2016 20:32:06    1928726

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while Aiden is a good footballer and might turn into a great player, he need a long break from the game,he hasnt played well for a few years now,overcarying the ball and then loosing it and failing to bringother players intothegame, ( lee Keegan goal in final the exception ) he needs along rest and then if he has the appitite hecanbecome a great player, same can be said of Higgins and Boyle, and maybe a few more, bring on the young lads for league , they are after winning u 21 final and then have some real competition for places next summer

culmore (None) - Posts: 1382 - 24/10/2016 20:55:57    1928732

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Replying To Llaw_Gyffes:  "I'd say a lot of those lads are mentally and physically knackered."
Ya I think your spot on

Tizcold (Galway) - Posts: 233 - 24/10/2016 21:21:07    1928743

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for all the national media this fella gets, he is pretty poor. Does not show in the big games. and mayo supporters wont hold him accountable. thats the problem, culturally ye accept losing. 6000 people at a home coming for a losing team. I could not believe it, then I thoughts, "It is Mayo"

Toothless (Dublin) - Posts: 38 - 24/10/2016 22:29:40    1928758

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Replying To Toothless:  "for all the national media this fella gets, he is pretty poor. Does not show in the big games. and mayo supporters wont hold him accountable. thats the problem, culturally ye accept losing. 6000 people at a home coming for a losing team. I could not believe it, then I thoughts, "It is Mayo""
Great post last night buddy I was struggling to get to sleep but I came on here and started to read and a fell a sleep within 2 second cheers toothless!

Spoddgy (Mayo) - Posts: 657 - 25/10/2016 06:32:27    1928778

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dug out

pretender (Meath) - Posts: 358 - 25/10/2016 14:03:09    1928862

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Replying To Spoddgy:  "Great post last night buddy I was struggling to get to sleep but I came on here and started to read and a fell a sleep within 2 second cheers toothless!"
same ole mayo push it under the carpet.. continue to make the same mistakes :)

Toothless (Dublin) - Posts: 38 - 25/10/2016 14:03:39    1928863

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Replying To Toothless:  "same ole mayo push it under the carpet.. continue to make the same mistakes :)"
That's a super Dublin team, way better than anything else in the country. I 'd be crowing too on Dublin forum if we beat them by a single point after two and a half hours of football. This is the kind of bollix that gives dub fans a bad name.

liner (Mayo) - Posts: 756 - 25/10/2016 18:14:16    1928956

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Replying To Toothless:  "same ole mayo push it under the carpet.. continue to make the same mistakes :)"
at least I sleep soundly at night now zzzzzzz

Spoddgy (Mayo) - Posts: 657 - 25/10/2016 19:15:33    1928973

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Aidan would do well to watch his Kerry cousin young Shaw Gaelic football is not bull in a China shop delicacy and economy of movement come into the mix young Shaw has that I am afraid that living in exile has taken the gloss of Aidan and brothers so near and yet so far away

37sowhat (Sligo) - Posts: 752 - 21/11/2016 22:03:34    1935856

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At this stage? The bench.

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1046 - 29/11/2016 01:30:16    1937167

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Replying To lilypad:  "At this stage? The bench."
Agree with that.

BuffyBoffy (Mayo) - Posts: 244 - 29/11/2016 10:05:17    1937175

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