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Replying To Freethinker:  "Great to see your hurlers going so well. C'mon the little guy."
Thanks Freethinker. Wish I could reciprocate but things ain't goin well for ye atm. Hope springs eternal tho especially for carlow or wicklow supporters

Overthebar53 (Carlow) - Posts: 149 - 26/02/2024 19:37:21    2528471

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Replying To Bimb:  "So who are the free takers in the team?....... Yesterday was nt darraghs best day but he has kept us in many games over the years. How many 45s or frees has conor doyle scored this year for carlow?.......... Was it a typo or just coonsidence that i spelt cinfidence wrong?"
Colm Hulton could take the frees meanwhile one of the fitter players could contribute to the game for the first 50 minutes and then bring on Darragh Foley to close out the game for us, that would be my thinking.

Carlowrising (Carlow) - Posts: 116 - 26/02/2024 20:07:53    2528481

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I was lucky to be at both matches.
The hurlers ere really good android were trying hard but we're iutfought tactically.
Our backs were superb and read the Laois attack veery.well.
They had the measure of the Laois men all over the field.
Our forwards put in the hard yards to get first to the ball and then their accuracy was on a different level to Laois

When after HT and all were expecting Laois to belt forward it was Carkow who got the first 2 scores and we could have had.more too ! Mouse was twice denied and Chris Nolan passed when he could have shot himself.
Great finish for the footballers Nd they can ow focus on Wexford. Incredibly well taken goal by Colm Hulton!
The team overall worked their socks off and great to see them get a win after the second half collapse against Laois.
Wexford next and yesterday's win will help their confidence. The kick out or rather us not getting our fair share of possession from our long kick outs is a problem. Good weekend all the same !

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1807 - 26/02/2024 20:25:16    2528483

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Replying To CARPS:  "Isn't it exciting to be in a promotion race again?

I really think we have a great bunch of young players. And I'd be very interested to see what a quality coach, with a good tactical plan, could do with them.

Niall Carew deserves credit for putting the group together, but I agree with the poster above who said yesterday's win was down to the players.

Again, I saw so many strategic limitations."
Okay Carps with all your Intercounty experience, could you please enlighten us with all your boundless strategic ideas?

MrHindsight (Carlow) - Posts: 3 - 27/02/2024 10:22:04    2528557

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Replying To MrHindsight:  "Okay Carps with all your Intercounty experience, could you please enlighten us with all your boundless strategic ideas?"
Can't win our own kickout. 2.dont press the opposition kickout. 3. Waits too long to make substitutions. There's 3 basics that are not being implemented

Overthebar53 (Carlow) - Posts: 149 - 27/02/2024 22:20:46    2528744

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Replying To Overthebar53:  "Can't win our own kickout. 2.dont press the opposition kickout. 3. Waits too long to make substitutions. There's 3 basics that are not being implemented"
If you always press the opponents kickout you get less turnovers there and therefore less scores, being as well over 50% of scores come from turnovers. And you don't seem great at winning long kickers which is what you get more of when you press up.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11215 - 28/02/2024 07:50:58    2528759

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Replying To MrHindsight:  "Okay Carps with all your Intercounty experience, could you please enlighten us with all your boundless strategic ideas?"
Wouldn't surprise me if this really was management soliciting advice on Hoganstand. Three posts, hmm.

Here's some basic stuff that could be done: use the bench, and use it earlier. I think we only used three subs last weekend, and one was a game changer (Eric Molloy). Why wait until the game's nearly over to change tack? It's a 20 man game now.

Stop the dumb back chat to refs; have you ever seen one change his mind because a Carlow player complained? We are giving away scoreable free positions in every game. I think it was at least twice last weekend.

Slow the game down when the opposition is on a roll. Leix banged over 5 points in as many minutes, and we carried on as normal.

Contest opposition kick outs. Push up on the them. Put 'em under pressure.

And, finally, sort out some kind of kick out strategy of our own. Management is there four years now. That's pretty much the length of World War One. No excuse.

I repeat what I said, the players won that game last weekend. Because they are better footballers than what Leitrim have. But Leitrim were better coached. As were Leix (by a country mile).

CARPS (Carlow) - Posts: 557 - 28/02/2024 09:14:32    2528768

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not to get ahead of ourselves or anything, but could we get promoted up in longford if we beat wexford saturday and leitrim drop points since we would have them on the head to head on them and longford (if we prevail against of them of course) Might be a slightly optimistic way of looking at it but exciting nonetheless to be back in contention for promotion after a few poor seasons.

formerBushultra. (Carlow) - Posts: 3 - 28/02/2024 20:28:05    2528852

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