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So we've gone from being totally written off, to being expected to hammer a team who beat us in five of the last six games we played to being totally written off again. As the saying goes, things are never as good or as bad as they seem. The bookies have the odds fairly tight, Down 4/6 and Cavan 6/4.

BreffniGuide (Cavan) - Posts: 470 - 09/11/2020 22:13:57    2307037

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The odds are about right based on what we saw at the weekend.

We simply have to do something about the manner in which teams are able to cut us open. Surely it's time for Clarke to take the full back role and Faulkner to take the centre back position. If we can tighten up the middle of our back line and our forwards have a better conversion rate then we can get across the line.

kildare blue (Cavan) - Posts: 578 - 10/11/2020 09:22:39    2307101

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Replying To kildare blue:  "The odds are about right based on what we saw at the weekend.

We simply have to do something about the manner in which teams are able to cut us open. Surely it's time for Clarke to take the full back role and Faulkner to take the centre back position. If we can tighten up the middle of our back line and our forwards have a better conversion rate then we can get across the line."
Has anyone seen or heard from Seanorinn since the championship started?

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 774 - 10/11/2020 10:41:35    2307126

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Replying To RHF:  "Has anyone seen or heard from Seanorinn since the championship started?"
He's down in Cork trying to convince Gumley to come back to the Cavan panel

fredflint (Cavan) - Posts: 1482 - 10/11/2020 10:52:35    2307133

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Killian Clarke cannot tackle - watch him in any of the games. will give away more frees than awarded against his opponent

flukey (Cavan) - Posts: 25 - 10/11/2020 10:54:01    2307136

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He's down in Cork trying to convince Gumley to come back to the Cavan panel
fredflint (Cavan) - Posts: 1327 - 10/11/2020 10:52:35 23

I wouldn't be surprised.

It's quiet clear that he only has something to say when Cavan are beat so hopefully we wont be hearing from him soon on here.

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 774 - 10/11/2020 11:16:23    2307149

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Replying To flukey:  "Killian Clarke cannot tackle - watch him in any of the games. will give away more frees than awarded against his opponent"
same could be said for killian brady?

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1582 - 10/11/2020 11:27:25    2307154

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Replying To wishfulthinkin:  "same could be said for killian brady?"
Replying To flukey: "Killian Clarke cannot tackle - watch him in any of the games. will give away more frees than awarded against his opponent"
same could be said for killian brady?
wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1479 - 10/11/2020 11:27:25 2

Defenders will normally give away more frees than there direct opponent but i would agree about the two lads mentioned they do give away a fair few more than other defenders.

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 774 - 10/11/2020 11:49:13    2307161

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Replying To RHF:  "Replying To flukey: "Killian Clarke cannot tackle - watch him in any of the games. will give away more frees than awarded against his opponent"
same could be said for killian brady?
wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1479 - 10/11/2020 11:27:25 2

Defenders will normally give away more frees than there direct opponent but i would agree about the two lads mentioned they do give away a fair few more than other defenders."
Clarke is a good reader of the game tho and very comfortable in possession.

Can't see what Brady brings at all.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4702 - 10/11/2020 13:02:08    2307183

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Replying To RHF:  "Has anyone seen or heard from Seanorinn since the championship started?"
he and a few others will reappear here this sunday if cavan lose, as long as cavan are winning you wont hear a peep from them...

Team i would go with for sunday....

Galligan
Jayo
Clarke
Timoney
Fortune
Faulkner
Gerry Smith
Thomas Galligan
James Smith
Oisin Kiernan
Conroy
Martin Reilly
Niall Murray(to play sweeper around the middle)
Gearoid
TED

HuddHastings (Longford) - Posts: 144 - 10/11/2020 13:12:15    2307187

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Replying To HuddHastings:  "he and a few others will reappear here this sunday if cavan lose, as long as cavan are winning you wont hear a peep from them...

Team i would go with for sunday....

Galligan
Jayo
Clarke
Timoney
Fortune
Faulkner
Gerry Smith
Thomas Galligan
James Smith
Oisin Kiernan
Conroy
Martin Reilly
Niall Murray(to play sweeper around the middle)
Gearoid
TED"
I think James smith is out with a hamstring injury unfortunately, any word on Conor madden or Stephen Murray?

blueman1903 (Cavan) - Posts: 838 - 10/11/2020 13:37:12    2307193

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Down 3-14 Cavan 0-11
If Down cant beat this lot it is a bad day for them

Jimjo (Cavan) - Posts: 65 - 10/11/2020 14:38:45    2307223

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Replying To Jimjo:  "Down 3-14 Cavan 0-11
If Down cant beat this lot it is a bad day for them"
Not sure who you're trying to kid, between this post and the one on the main forum. Let Kerry keep the cute hoorism. Cavan are a decent side, they'll not be beat by more than double scores like you say here.

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 1893 - 10/11/2020 16:36:05    2307269

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Tom Smith from Cavan. Predictions please?

thegadfly (Cavan) - Posts: 290 - 10/11/2020 17:06:29    2307283

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Replying To HuddHastings:  "he and a few others will reappear here this sunday if cavan lose, as long as cavan are winning you wont hear a peep from them...

Team i would go with for sunday....

Galligan
Jayo
Clarke
Timoney
Fortune
Faulkner
Gerry Smith
Thomas Galligan
James Smith
Oisin Kiernan
Conroy
Martin Reilly
Niall Murray(to play sweeper around the middle)
Gearoid
TED"
Dropping the man of the match from the last day?

Good thinking

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4702 - 10/11/2020 19:53:32    2307333

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Replying To Jimjo:  "Down 3-14 Cavan 0-11
If Down cant beat this lot it is a bad day for them"
That score line would be great ,But it wont happen , this is a 50 50 game and we would be delighted with a 1 point win

germac (Down) - Posts: 430 - 10/11/2020 22:24:37    2307398

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Replying To HuddHastings:  "he and a few others will reappear here this sunday if cavan lose, as long as cavan are winning you wont hear a peep from them...

Team i would go with for sunday....

Galligan
Jayo
Clarke
Timoney
Fortune
Faulkner
Gerry Smith
Thomas Galligan
James Smith
Oisin Kiernan
Conroy
Martin Reilly
Niall Murray(to play sweeper around the middle)
Gearoid
TED"
Midfield might be too attack minded

tom84 (Cavan) - Posts: 320 - 10/11/2020 22:31:11    2307404

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We will have a chance in this game, but we can't let Down have there own kick outs unchallenged, Our defence is opened up easily because it's our defenders who is up doing the scoring , Cavan still hasn't found a natural centre back. On Sunday we will need Killian clarke, Faulkner And Mc Loughlin in the full back line. Hopefully the ball bounces in our favour and we get to another Ulster Final

goonie (Cavan) - Posts: 308 - 11/11/2020 12:13:01    2307526

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I have watched and enjoyed many different and exciting Down teams over the years, usually at our expense.They always had a confidence and a swagger like the Dubs, and they played similar flair football.

However, last time we played them in Brewster I was shocked with their play. No other way to describe it but - pure dirt. It was awful and yes it takes two to tango but the Down discipline during and after the game was appalling.

Looks like they're back on form again, at least in terms of their second half style of play against Fermanagh. Is this a good thing or a bad thing for us? I mean, last time they clearly wanted a row, they got it and they lost it. Can we cope with them in an open game? For me, that would be the ideal.

ondforty (Cavan) - Posts: 450 - 12/11/2020 16:25:18    2308044

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any one know how adrian tommo smith from crosserlough isnt in on the panel?

sammaguire1 (Cavan) - Posts: 279 - 12/11/2020 19:07:42    2308119

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