We are in real trouble again next season.
Both. We have made 3 signings the best of them was in a position we were already strong I dont know much about David O'Connor but not hearing great things and the fact we have had Turner already and the happiest fans about that signing are Cork fans says it all. Russell has a very good budget too which makes it a lot worse he either has no idea how to get players in or is afraid to spend the money.There is nothing in this country of any quality left and we still need a left back a centre mid a winger a striker at the very least.
Well ye've got Doc anyway.
There's few enough Martin Russell students left at this stage.
I think we've released the outsiders - Byrne, Waters, Brady. Boyle has retired. I've heard Bohs are sniffing around a few, and I've heard most are staying on - so lots of completely contradictory rumours, as is standard at this time of year
Boyle is 25. Been injured a lot over the years though!
Waters did ok; maybe not as well as expected. But we're a strange club when it comes to outsiders, and I reckon Devo moving on won't help that.
I'd take Marty Waters no problem but then Martin doesn't sign players he hasn't worked with already it seems.
That said, Croly and Long both being at Bohs might change his mind. And he'd be right to change his mind because it's a short career and he shouldn't be wasting it below his level.
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On Turner, in mitigation, I would say that nobody played well in the first half of that relegation season, If he can be 75% as effective as he was in the run in he'll do fine. It's the lack of signings that has me nervous.
Like, living in Cork I see a fair few of their games, I'm comfortable enough on some level with us not signing the likes of Danny Morrissey and Holohan. Having too many average players has been a big part of the Cork problem the last few seasons. They're decent players at best but they're not team changers and there are other comparable players around.
The problem for me isn't that Limerick fans expect to compete with Dundalk (bar the odd crackpot), it's that somebody in the club (and it can only be our benign dictator) seems to believe this. Handing the manager of a newly promoted team the brief to go out and sign a team of players who'll challenge for Europe/the title/the Superbowl/global domination is unrealistic. If, and I stress IF as I'm about as far from the pulse as is possible, we're passing over B and C list players while looking longingly at the Daryl Horgans and Christy Fagans of this world we are sleepwalking into a situation where we will be just as exposed as we were the season we got relegated (but with the added bonus of having two actual goalkeepers to call upon rather than a blind, crippled puppet built from twine, plasticine and false hope).
Ambition is great but you still have to walk before you can run, you can't skip to the end.
The ball is round and has many surprises.
Only coco the chairman expects this.seems like Limerick fans are expecting to be competing with Dundalk for players.
Would you have him starting at shamrock??
As I said somewhere else Turner played probably fifty games for us and was poison in forty of them.