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Div 1 2015

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Have to agree with that assesment pride. Even in the Tyrone match we were hugely wasteful, and we were lucky that Tyrone put in a lacklustre performance that evening. Still 1-16 against Cork isn't a bad return and would win most matches, but when the game is in the melting pot, then being clinical counts as it nullifies another teams attempt to push on.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 24/02/2015 10:07:12    1696224

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Safe trip to the west lads....hope ye enjoy the day/weekend but obviously not the result ;)

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10562 - 26/02/2015 10:37:10    1697004

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Cheers yew tree!

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 26/02/2015 12:54:06    1697071

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I do think that there is a chance Monaghan may not win another game in division one despite the good start in Omagh.
Its quite possible Monaghan raised their game against Tyrone and will struggle to reach those heights again against some serious opposition. Time will tell I guess.

cacsmckilly (Tyrone) - Posts: 1294 - 26/02/2015 13:08:51    1697081

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Same could be said for Tyrone, and pretty much anyone??? Its a bit of a nothing comment. You must really be taking the last two defeats hard up there in Tyrone.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 26/02/2015 14:09:20    1697105

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Jesus if we don't win at home to Derry for one, then we don't deserve to be in Division 1, and I don't meant that as an insult to Derry.

It's early days yet, if one or two things went our way the last day out we could've been sitting pretty on top, but it's a tight league so we'll battle on. I'd have thought Tyrone folk this year would be more concerned in their own league campaign without worrying about us.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 875 - 26/02/2015 15:39:38    1697141

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Tyrone are pretty much a permanent feature of Division one lads, we've seen it all before, and push for the league title year after year.
Monaghan now are the new boys, with plenty of huffing and puffing but maybe lacking a bit of experience when it comes to avoiding the drop.
I hope our ulster neighbours do get another win, of course sure we're practically at eachothers doorstep.

cacsmckilly (Tyrone) - Posts: 1294 - 26/02/2015 17:15:12    1697184

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Tyrone didn't look lek a div 1 team the night we played yis more lek div 2 or 3 we had 2 half backs in midfield and we still claned yous out and no c mcmanus for 60 + minutes think we will do just fine ???????

prideof85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 763 - 26/02/2015 18:23:54    1697207

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Kinda get the point you are making. Consistency is key for this Monaghan side in order to keep progressing. Important we stay up and confirm our place in top 8 sides in country after successful couple of years. The first few rounds of league will always see inconsistent results so pattern yet to emerge. Think we are good enough to stay up and like a few years ago will be between ourselves and Tyrone to beat drop.Remain confident although nagging doubt does exist at ease Cork got their goals last day similar to Kildare and Dublin last Summer. Top sides will
exploit defensive weaknesses and unfortunately Malachy may be tempted to go more defensive as a result which will hinder rather than help the progress of the team as when on form and attacking teams we are right up there.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1524 - 26/02/2015 18:26:34    1697209

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No Dick Clerkin or Darren Hughes in squad named. What's the story with them both?

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 27/02/2015 13:17:12    1697380

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Darren is named on the bench. I'd be hopeful of him starting as there's likely to be a change or two to the team announced.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 875 - 27/02/2015 14:38:56    1697425

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Oh yes I missed him there. Yes I think its important he starts.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 27/02/2015 17:36:47    1697482

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Looking forward to Sunday I believe Monaghan will win. We need to adopt the same approach as Tyrone did. Mass Defence with Corey,Hughes,Kelly and Mone leading the breaks from the half back line.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1854 - 27/02/2015 20:08:30    1697527

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Safe travels to all heading west today. The heart of course says Monaghan, but the head says Mayo. Just can't see them losing 2 home games in a row. Unfortunately for us, Mayos game against Tyrone will have guven them a good lesson in dealing with massed defence. If we are to have any chance, we need Darren Hughes to be at his best in the middle, otherwise we could get overrun there.

moodoo (Monaghan) - Posts: 400 - 01/03/2015 09:45:21    1697800

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I'll give my thoughts on that day out. There are certain things we can control and things we can't. We can't control things like a bad ref, we can't control injuries, both if which we had today.

We can control our discipline. We didn't control that today and in my view that's one of the main reasons we lost the match.

Even with 14 men we could have edged it, but pure lack of discipline cost us. I know ref was bad, but he's not gonna change by mouthing at him.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 01/03/2015 16:57:32    1697982

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Mouthing back at referees is an epidemic in senior football in Monaghan and cost us badly again today, some of the carry on on our line wasn't clever either

twouptwodown (Monaghan) - Posts: 55 - 01/03/2015 18:14:53    1698017

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Listen I know it's an amateur game, but everyone goes on about having a professional outlook. If we look at what the word professional means, it means doing things without emotion. Today we let our emotions control us.

There are two ways of doing things, the easy way and the hard way. We chose the hard way today. Yes the ref was awful, but running back across a pitch after getting a red and getting involved in a row is just junior B behaviour, and that's doing a lot of junior b teams an injustice.

Now I know those involved probably know well themselves at this stage and I don't want to be too hard on them because I respect what all the players give to the county and they've given us great days and performances over the last few years. We have been in this position before, and we pushed on as a team, I'm thinking of Cavan league game in 2013. Hopefully this game will be turned into a positive where the team can have an open and honest look at how things are going and come out the better for it.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 01/03/2015 19:37:47    1698072

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Didn't make it over there today but just seen highlights there and looked ugly. We always play on the edge as a team but controlled aggression is important. The scenes looked like pressing the self destruct button by us. Lessons will need to be learned fast.

seanie08 (Monaghan) - Posts: 1524 - 01/03/2015 19:54:11    1698077

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Not long in the door after travelling to the match...to say the behaviour of some of the players was embarrassing is an understatement. They are supposed to be grown men instead resembled children throwing their toys out of the pram... poor refereeing or not it was a disgrace. My son was so excited about making the journey down & had to witness that...then to watch the Irish rugby team play with such respect to each other. I know I'm probably coming across quite strong but I'm tired after travelling, annoyed with the result especially considering we were certainly putting it to them when it was 15 v 15, Just don't think it's a great example for the stars of the future when they are watching players they aspire to be some day playing football like that.

MiniMon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1 - 01/03/2015 20:04:25    1698080

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Any word on the story with c mcmanus c mcguinnes or e lennon badly needed at the moment bad result today now we're in a dogfight jinxy and r wylie missing as well for next week

prideof85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 763 - 01/03/2015 20:43:37    1698092

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