Meath - Meath Under 18s

Replying To Meath_True:  "Well it shows that this group of the layers have it in them to beat Dublin , however it also shows a lack of team understanding on behalf of the Mgt team . When your team is ten points up and dominating , you don't revert to a holding defensive role . Like has happened . You let loose the hounds , you ask your players to go for the jugler . You tell them that they are the better team and that their first half display proves it . You don't , say ok guys we're 10 points up , now we're going to hold things , , I'm going to take off one of my better forwards , and start sweeping . What message is that sending to a team that are up for it . Management got that one wrong . They asked them to sit on a lead instead of extending it"
agree 100%.

ziggy32001 (Meath) - Posts:7549 - 23/04/2017 19:19:13   1981951

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Replying To Meath_True:  "Well it shows that this group of the layers have it in them to beat Dublin , however it also shows a lack of team understanding on behalf of the Mgt team . When your team is ten points up and dominating , you don't revert to a holding defensive role . Like has happened . You let loose the hounds , you ask your players to go for the jugler . You tell them that they are the better team and that their first half display proves it . You don't , say ok guys we're 10 points up , now we're going to hold things , , I'm going to take off one of my better forwards , and start sweeping . What message is that sending to a team that are up for it . Management got that one wrong . They asked them to sit on a lead instead of extending it"
Look we have the players to beat any team in ireland never mind Dublin ..should never allow any team to take their foot of the gas !

But look this time last year it was happy days after beating Dublin,Furst(first) game we played we beat Laois..second game we beat Dublin..semi final lost a tough outing to kildare and season over,who gets to the leinster final ? Laois who we beat in the first game!

Really didn't matter who won yesterday ...extra games always benefits young lads!

Actually yesterday could be that valuable lesson that just might give use that edge .. don't give a sucker an even chance !

WhyTheLongFace (Meath) - Posts:518 - 23/04/2017 21:01:58   1981982

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Replying To ziggy32001:  "agree 100%."
I don't who was taken off as a sacrifice forward in lieu of a defender ????

One central defender was totally out played and no change man was the biggest problem. Line was really navieve in basics of winning a game I blame them not the players

numberedjerseys (USA) - Posts:239 - 23/04/2017 21:42:58   1981999

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Replying To numberedjerseys:  "I don't who was taken off as a sacrifice forward in lieu of a defender ????

One central defender was totally out played and no change man was the biggest problem. Line was really navieve in basics of winning a game I blame them not the players"
sadly i agree.morris was taking off.

ziggy32001 (Meath) - Posts:7549 - 24/04/2017 08:56:49   1982080

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It would have been nice to beat the Dubs but at the end of the day it's not the end of the world, we have a 2nd chance and if they learn the lessons from this defeat it may work in Meath's favor in the longer term. Disappointed with Coyle though for letting this happen again, surely 5 pts up with 4/5 mins to go the direction from the line should be to stop a goal at all costs.

AthboyCelt (Meath) - Posts:72 - 24/04/2017 09:22:54   1982088

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It was quite incredible watching this game. There was no way you'd give Dublin a snowballs chance in the 2nd half considering how much Meath had dominated the first. To then see a Meath team do the complete opposite of what they were doing for the 2nd half was quite unbelievable. It's not as if this was the first time we'd seen something like this. A grand total of 3 points in 50mins, none from play sums it up. You could make the argument that the ref didn't play advantage and disallowed a goal or the penalty not given, but in reality blowing a 10 point lead in that fashion shows a complete lack of understanding on how to get the job done. Credit to Dublin, they made a couple of good subs, upped the physicality and got the result.

moylagh (Meath) - Posts:416 - 24/04/2017 10:30:14   1982118

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Replying To AthboyCelt:  "It would have been nice to beat the Dubs but at the end of the day it's not the end of the world, we have a 2nd chance and if they learn the lessons from this defeat it may work in Meath's favor in the longer term. Disappointed with Coyle though for letting this happen again, surely 5 pts up with 4/5 mins to go the direction from the line should be to stop a goal at all costs."
or not change the system at half time..

ziggy32001 (Meath) - Posts:7549 - 24/04/2017 12:47:52   1982183

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Replying To ziggy32001:  "or not change the system at half time.."
Maybe Dublin changed their system at HT.

Analyst (Meath) - Posts:728 - 24/04/2017 20:49:31   1982355

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Replying To ziggy32001:  "or not change the system at half time.."
Strange one. Colm seemed to do a total turn around in second half, 30 minutes in minors is a long time, should have kept pushing then with 10 mins left go defensive.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts:10978 - 25/04/2017 07:57:18   1982406

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Replying To Analyst:  "Maybe Dublin changed their system at HT."
well we changed ours thats for sure..

ziggy32001 (Meath) - Posts:7549 - 25/04/2017 09:45:20   1982436

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laois at home isn't a bad draw for this team

ziggy32001 (Meath) - Posts:7549 - 25/04/2017 10:00:44   1982449

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