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Div 1 2015

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What's the story with Vinny? I know he got married over the winter, was he back later to training than everyone else, hence his lack of game time so far? Even if that's the case, he's bound to be back up to speed now, he's still one of the first names in defence for me and should be on from the start against Donegal imo, with so many missing we badly need his presence and experience, as this will be a tough one.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 875 - 06/03/2015 14:01:16    1699812

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Lads this thread is about div 1 national football league but there is another thread called manager go around if you want to talk about sackings etc rawdog

prideof85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 763 - 06/03/2015 14:57:19    1699848

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Yep I'd have Vinny start too, has kept Murphy quiet in the past.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 06/03/2015 16:56:27    1699908

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Big game for us tomorrow. We are up against it with injuries, but this is where we need to learn to keep the heads when we're up against it. We have played well in two games and should be on 3 points at least. We were well in Mayo game til sending off and even after this for a while. Worried about Neil Gallagher tomorrow, I'm convinced that if we'd had Eoin Lennon on him Ulster final last year it could've been a different story. MacNiollas has also made good progress and I think he poses more problems than Kavanagh did. We will have to be at our best not only individually but as a team. To get anything out of tomorrow will require hunger and desire from every man to win the dirty ball, run the hard yards and then a big dollop of luck. We didn't do well in Lk last year either. Positives for me is that no Monaghsn player will fear this game, we have torn up the form book before. Also Kieran Hughes is playing very well, although needs to stop gettin noticed for off the ball stuff. McAnespie and McKenna have also made promising starts. It would be a huge achievement to stay up. Wvery supporter needs to get behind the boys, they will know that mistakes were made last Sunday. Hopefully the weather won't ruin the game. Best of luck to Mon and hopefully we can get a result.

T1000 (Monaghan) - Posts: 60 - 07/03/2015 21:44:45    1700199

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Goodluck today lads

MonaghanGlory (Monaghan) - Posts: 702 - 08/03/2015 11:54:15    1700268

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Looking like a very defensive game so far

MonaghanGlory (Monaghan) - Posts: 702 - 08/03/2015 14:58:45    1700333

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Well done Monaghan big win

RawDog (Monaghan) - Posts: 83 - 08/03/2015 15:33:31    1700347

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Brilliant win Monaghan,delighted for everyone after last weeks slump...........

Win next sunday and we will be in a great place..............

Well done.

hardcore (Monaghan) - Posts: 1366 - 08/03/2015 15:39:07    1700354

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What ya think of that joe brolly

prideof85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 763 - 08/03/2015 15:42:11    1700357

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Great win lads.
Top stuff

Knoxboyo (Monaghan) - Posts: 170 - 08/03/2015 16:27:00    1700392

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Brilliant, great response to last week, and it shows a great bit of character, especially from some of the newer faces on the starting 15.

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 08/03/2015 17:23:57    1700429

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Great result today. Well done to all the supporters who travelled as well. We didn't lose faith after one match.

shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1854 - 08/03/2015 18:32:10    1700471

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A serious result for us in a dour game. Big day for a lot of the younger lads in the team as they stood up and were counted. Thought when Mansy got sent off we'd find it tough, but the boys stuck with it. One man who stood out for me today was Malone. He always makes himself available and rarely gives away possession. He put in a serious shift and got a great point to give us the lead for the first time in the second half. We held the heads after they got the goal and got a couple of points. Dinegal were very lateral in their play and should've been playin the high ball into Murphy more but didn't. We had more going forward but often our attacks broke down because there was no one in the forwards to pass to. It was ugly at times but a great spirited response from the boys to get two points. We played great football against Cork, but score board doesn't reflect it. Serious kick by Beggan as there was an awful breeze all through. Easy to slate the quality of the game but wind effected things badly. Wylie also had a good game and the defence had great work rate and intensity throughout. This was a big result for Monaghan. We are beating the Ulster teams but need to progress to take a scalp of a Dublin or Kerry. Really hope we can stay up as leaving last weeks display against Mayo we have played well and worked hard. I am proud of the boys and management today. They had serious questions asked if them and although it was no spectacle held one of last years all Ireland finalists to 1-4 and only the goal comin from play. Doin this with all of the injuries and suspensions we have is a big achievement in my eyes. When will Jinksy and Ryan Wylie be back from suspension? Well done Minaghan.

T1000 (Monaghan) - Posts: 60 - 08/03/2015 18:40:11    1700476

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Agreed T1000, Malone is a player that doesn't get many plaudits, but he is a dogged player who never stops. He's great at tracking runs and he has a great engine, plus he scored the goal against Tyrone last year!

supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1071 - 08/03/2015 21:17:51    1700577

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A great 2 points yesterday.. a terrible match to watch though especially in the 1st half. Anybody know what happened with McManus's black card? the difference in the 2 teams was that when we attacked we went straight through their defence when we could, where as Donegal played it laterally all the time with no one coming of the shoulder on a run. Malone, Wylie, Kerr and O'Connell stood out for me.

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 741 - 09/03/2015 09:58:42    1700682

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If drew wylie was marking p mcbrearty in ulster final last year am convinced we would have came out the right side of that result m o rourke is turning out to be a top manager and anyone suggest we sack him (rawdog) is just nonsense .put it this way would any of you like to come up against a team managed by him ????

prideof85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 763 - 09/03/2015 09:59:59    1700684

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Great win, I don't care how it was for entertainment a win is a win. Condolences to the family if Peter Sherry and the Scotstown club. RIP

hutto (Monaghan) - Posts: 171 - 09/03/2015 10:28:49    1700708

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Yes I think your right prideof85 Wylie was outstanding again yesterday as a Donegal fan that was standing beside me yesterday said he was 1 of the best defenders in the country at the min.
But everyone put in a great shift yesterday, I taught early on conceding the kick outs was a bad idea when we went 3 points to no score done, but it turned out to be a master stroke by O'Rourke again as it didn't give Donegal the platform to drive at us from big Neil winning most kick outs around the middle as they have in the past.
Donegal had no clue how to get by the wall of defenders in front of them. Yes M O'Rourke has made a few mistakes with tactics and selections in the past but what manager hasn't but he got it spot on yesterday

Pukefootball (Monaghan) - Posts: 377 - 09/03/2015 10:44:50    1700723

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Do Monaghan only raise their game against Ulster opposition? What is going on...

cacsmckilly (Tyrone) - Posts: 1294 - 09/03/2015 13:05:50    1700823

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What are you on about cacsmckilly, we were unlucky not to get a result against Cork and they're flying in the league. Your prediction of us not getting another win didn't last too long anyway.

Hopefully we can beat Derry at home then the league will look much healthier for us.

patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 875 - 09/03/2015 13:40:19    1700856

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