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Replying To Bogger100:  "Delighted.anf two good selectors in.not like highlands two
Got to back the lad now
Hope county board don't put too many road blocks in his way.please god our head of coaching will sit quietly in his wee office in pairc Sean."
Head of coaching is by far our biggest problem over the last number of years. If we want a change to our up and coming teams then that's where to start. As for all the talk of S+C. It wont win anything for us. just look at kildare and armagh as perfect examples of countys that have put so much into S+C but forgot how to play football. We need to get to a standard of fitness that we can play football for 70 minutes without fading out of games. A simple thing that we have not achieved in a long time. We dont need a panel of big strong men that are only able to play for 35 minutes

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 17 - 07/10/2021 18:24:05    2384807

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Replying To Thejampot:  "Head of coaching is by far our biggest problem over the last number of years. If we want a change to our up and coming teams then that's where to start. As for all the talk of S+C. It wont win anything for us. just look at kildare and armagh as perfect examples of countys that have put so much into S+C but forgot how to play football. We need to get to a standard of fitness that we can play football for 70 minutes without fading out of games. A simple thing that we have not achieved in a long time. We dont need a panel of big strong men that are only able to play for 35 minutes"
I agree.got to get balance right.but the common dominator throughout leitrims demise over the years is our head of coaching.leitrim were in div 2 and a kick of a ball away from div 1 when he was given job.
Andy Moran is also a football man he will get the balance right.both selectors are football men.priority start competing again and try to develop game plans to suit our personal.be able to have a decent cut at those teams above us.Fermanagh are or were of a similar standard but they year in year out punch above their weight.
Hopefully Moran can get the best out of our resources.i for one am happy with his appointment.
Also believe there are lads good enough to join extended panel

Bogger100 (Leitrim) - Posts: 82 - 08/10/2021 11:04:09    2384874

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Replying To Bogger100:  "I agree.got to get balance right.but the common dominator throughout leitrims demise over the years is our head of coaching.leitrim were in div 2 and a kick of a ball away from div 1 when he was given job.
Andy Moran is also a football man he will get the balance right.both selectors are football men.priority start competing again and try to develop game plans to suit our personal.be able to have a decent cut at those teams above us.Fermanagh are or were of a similar standard but they year in year out punch above their weight.
Hopefully Moran can get the best out of our resources.i for one am happy with his appointment.
Also believe there are lads good enough to join extended panel"
Well said.

Every Leitrim Supporter I speak with is delighted to see this management team on board.

It is very exciting for the players and I am hopeful there will be a good response from them.

We are currently 32 in the country so the potential for improvement is massive.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 08/10/2021 11:41:47    2384879

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Replying To marmalade_farmer:  "It's a bizarre appointment with no logic to it at all but shur let them at it. What achievable goals do we have anyway, we were as well getting in a recently retired Leitrim footballer as manager as doing this, they'd know more about the set up too. Must be the first time a Roscommon man managed Leitrim but I could be incorrect on that."
And this post is exactly why Leitrim would stay bottom of div 4. All negative. Yes everyone can be critical at times but at least give the man a year and then comment.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 08/10/2021 13:01:01    2384896

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Replying To Thejampot:  "Head of coaching is by far our biggest problem over the last number of years. If we want a change to our up and coming teams then that's where to start. As for all the talk of S+C. It wont win anything for us. just look at kildare and armagh as perfect examples of countys that have put so much into S+C but forgot how to play football. We need to get to a standard of fitness that we can play football for 70 minutes without fading out of games. A simple thing that we have not achieved in a long time. We dont need a panel of big strong men that are only able to play for 35 minutes"
Yea look at Kildare and Armagh both playing div 1 football. Armagh were bet in arguably the best game of the championship this.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 08/10/2021 13:04:51    2384897

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Replying To Champotime18:  "And this post is exactly why Leitrim would stay bottom of div 4. All negative. Yes everyone can be critical at times but at least give the man a year and then comment."
Personally I ignore posts like this.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 176 - 08/10/2021 13:25:06    2384904

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Replying To Champotime18:  "And this post is exactly why Leitrim would stay bottom of div 4. All negative. Yes everyone can be critical at times but at least give the man a year and then comment."
Oh I wish him luck at it and I hope he's a roaring success. I don't see how a post on a meaningless forum would keep Leitrim in division 4, hyperbole much? Can one not question the merit of this appointment please? That is what we are discussing here.

What's the difference in him being manager and James Glancy getting the job for example, or Emlyn Mulligan or Barney Breen again etc etc. They Al have as much managerial experience as him, maybe more. Why does he need an assistant manager.. What will this assistant manager do? Or will we just let these questions go because the negative vibes will keep Leitrim down the bottom?

marmalade_farmer (Leitrim) - Posts: 94 - 08/10/2021 13:42:17    2384907

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2 very good points Champo, who else was in line to get this role that is up to standard? i seen darcy's name but imagine that's bull, likes of him or sherlock or any of gavin's former backroom team would not touch the leitrim job unless for compensation that we could never afford.
Moran will put his heart and sole into it, even if its for 2/3 years max before he gets a better offer

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 301 - 08/10/2021 13:43:22    2384908

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Replying To williesboy:  "Who said anything about diet plans? Clearly you can't read!! A nutritionist and an S&C coach is two separate things. They don't getting handed out diet plans either, it's isn't your local sliming world, they get educated on nutrition to help improve performance but sure you know it all."
Well they aren't going to be lifting weights with one hand and then the other hand holding a batter burger now. I detest when people say I can't reed and wish they'd stup it.

marmalade_farmer (Leitrim) - Posts: 94 - 08/10/2021 13:44:35    2384909

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Replying To joeman123:  "Well said.

Every Leitrim Supporter I speak with is delighted to see this management team on board.

It is very exciting for the players and I am hopeful there will be a good response from them.

We are currently 32 in the country so the potential for improvement is massive."
I agree cant sink much lower. Deserves our support, it be a tough ask to get us out of division 4 this time around.
Hopefully it wont be a case of rearranging deck chairs on the titanic.
I think the Connacht club championship will be a good indicator of where we are at as a county and not get a whalloping.

Buzzcagney62 (Leitrim) - Posts: 208 - 08/10/2021 14:00:52    2384912

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Replying To Bogger100:  "I agree.got to get balance right.but the common dominator throughout leitrims demise over the years is our head of coaching.leitrim were in div 2 and a kick of a ball away from div 1 when he was given job.
Andy Moran is also a football man he will get the balance right.both selectors are football men.priority start competing again and try to develop game plans to suit our personal.be able to have a decent cut at those teams above us.Fermanagh are or were of a similar standard but they year in year out punch above their weight.
Hopefully Moran can get the best out of our resources.i for one am happy with his appointment.
Also believe there are lads good enough to join extended panel"
Why has there been no change to our head of coaching??? . Dose no one else what this job??. We have enough good you players to get leitrim to a higher standard if ( we can keep the same panel of players together for a few years without losing to many) and ( everyone one buying into what our new management team wants to do ) Andy's management style is an unknown but everyone deserves a fair chance. Let's get behind them and hope for the best

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 17 - 08/10/2021 14:42:33    2384922

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All I hope is for Moran's sake is that his time won't turn out like what happened in Wexford with Galvin and all the media attention that went with it. This appointment reminds me of that... similar to Moran, Galvin did nothing to warrant a county job before taking over Wexford. Despite all his protesting about Davy Fitz, Galvin did SFA to improve Wexford and practically left them in the lurch.

I want Leitrim to succeed as much as any other person but just because times are not so good at the moment doesnt mean we should be seen as a soft touch or desperate.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 402 - 08/10/2021 15:29:05    2384931

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Replying To Square_B:  "All I hope is for Moran's sake is that his time won't turn out like what happened in Wexford with Galvin and all the media attention that went with it. This appointment reminds me of that... similar to Moran, Galvin did nothing to warrant a county job before taking over Wexford. Despite all his protesting about Davy Fitz, Galvin did SFA to improve Wexford and practically left them in the lurch.

I want Leitrim to succeed as much as any other person but just because times are not so good at the moment doesnt mean we should be seen as a soft touch or desperate."
Agree with this, don't think Moran is as big of a.... as Galvin

Highandmighty (Leitrim) - Posts: 54 - 08/10/2021 16:25:31    2384939

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Replying To Square_B:  "All I hope is for Moran's sake is that his time won't turn out like what happened in Wexford with Galvin and all the media attention that went with it. This appointment reminds me of that... similar to Moran, Galvin did nothing to warrant a county job before taking over Wexford. Despite all his protesting about Davy Fitz, Galvin did SFA to improve Wexford and practically left them in the lurch.

I want Leitrim to succeed as much as any other person but just because times are not so good at the moment doesnt mean we should be seen as a soft touch or desperate."
God you are terribly negative about Moran and his management team!

Who would you have liked to take over?

Ofcourse there are risks involved but he sure is giving it a go and sending out positive signals.

Why not give him and his team a chance. He might surprise you.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 08/10/2021 18:29:54    2384956

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Replying To 3rdmidfielder:  "Best of Luck to Andy Moran. Its an exciting appointment not without Risk, hopefully he has a good backroom team with him."
It's a great appointment for Leitrim. Believe me he will get the best outs Leitrim. Andy may not be experienced at management in intercounty but he's being around a few good teams.
Leitrim should finish in top half of div 4 and get out the following year. That's a good start.

Crossgaa (Mayo) - Posts: 553 - 08/10/2021 21:00:33    2384964

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "2 very good points Champo, who else was in line to get this role that is up to standard? i seen darcy's name but imagine that's bull, likes of him or sherlock or any of gavin's former backroom team would not touch the leitrim job unless for compensation that we could never afford.
Moran will put his heart and sole into it, even if its for 2/3 years max before he gets a better offer"
Best of luck to the Mayo/Roscommon man!!!
I hope he makes a success of it. One thing about Andy Moran is that he will put his heart and soul into it. Of course he probably has his eye on the Mayo job further down the road.

Rossieforever (Roscommon) - Posts: 48 - 08/10/2021 21:01:26    2384965

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Replying To joeman123:  "God you are terribly negative about Moran and his management team!

Who would you have liked to take over?

Ofcourse there are risks involved but he sure is giving it a go and sending out positive signals.

Why not give him and his team a chance. He might surprise you."
With good reason... this appointment has all the marks of a 'marquee' signing without the form to back it up. I've already said who I would have preferred many times... he obviously could not be persuaded to put his name in the hat as there was no mention of him being linked with the job. 'Giving it a go' or 'a chance' is no good to counties like Leitrim... it not hard to see that we're desperate for some success. It's obvious appointing Moran is a reflection of the wider issues we have in the county but best of luck to them. Success will be getting out of Division 4 and that's the benchmark I'll be holding management & the team to for 2022.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 402 - 09/10/2021 10:48:18    2384981

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Replying To Square_B:  "With good reason... this appointment has all the marks of a 'marquee' signing without the form to back it up. I've already said who I would have preferred many times... he obviously could not be persuaded to put his name in the hat as there was no mention of him being linked with the job. 'Giving it a go' or 'a chance' is no good to counties like Leitrim... it not hard to see that we're desperate for some success. It's obvious appointing Moran is a reflection of the wider issues we have in the county but best of luck to them. Success will be getting out of Division 4 and that's the benchmark I'll be holding management & the team to for 2022."
Div 4 next year will have last years Ulster and Munster champions, with the same management still in place, settled team etc they would have to be favourites to get out. Moran is a risk but a risk worth taking.

He has played and performed at the very top, he knows the levels of skill, strength and conditioning and Mindset required to be successful.

He is a nice guy, players will love to play for him. He has Mike Solan with him who was one of the favourites for the Mayo job before James Horan took it. Solan won an u-21 all Ireland. I'm sure Barry Solan will give advice on S&C who works for Arsenal.

I played against Barry and James and they are not only two top footballers and top lads as well. I can only imagine the players are buzzing to get in and impress.

It's a positive statement from the county board and they deserve credit for putting this in place.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 176 - 09/10/2021 11:43:04    2384988

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Replying To Square_B:  "With good reason... this appointment has all the marks of a 'marquee' signing without the form to back it up. I've already said who I would have preferred many times... he obviously could not be persuaded to put his name in the hat as there was no mention of him being linked with the job. 'Giving it a go' or 'a chance' is no good to counties like Leitrim... it not hard to see that we're desperate for some success. It's obvious appointing Moran is a reflection of the wider issues we have in the county but best of luck to them. Success will be getting out of Division 4 and that's the benchmark I'll be holding management & the team to for 2022."
You still haven't answered the question who should have been appointed. There is no point talking about someone who said publicly they are Not available now!!

Contrary to what you think I expect them to do well. Getting player buy in is key.

Anyway it is time to move on. We all want the best for Leitrim. Lets look forward and Encourage Everyone to buy in. After all we are at no 32 in the country.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 09/10/2021 11:54:48    2384990

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Replying To Square_B:  "With good reason... this appointment has all the marks of a 'marquee' signing without the form to back it up. I've already said who I would have preferred many times... he obviously could not be persuaded to put his name in the hat as there was no mention of him being linked with the job. 'Giving it a go' or 'a chance' is no good to counties like Leitrim... it not hard to see that we're desperate for some success. It's obvious appointing Moran is a reflection of the wider issues we have in the county but best of luck to them. Success will be getting out of Division 4 and that's the benchmark I'll be holding management & the team to for 2022."
I should have added that you are being totally contradictory in you comments. On one hand you say Moran and co are too inexperienced to be appointed and by implication the team will continue as is, remember Castlebar. On the other hand you are saying nothing less than promotion will satisfy you. I can assure you I will be happy with Leitrim being competitive again in the coming year.

Come on stop whinging and give them a chance.

I am sure you want the best for them as I do so lets unite in generating good will towards them.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 09/10/2021 12:02:39    2384992

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