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    Quote Originally Posted by west awake View Post
    How did The Galway lads do Enda Curran and Stephen Walsh?
    Curran was very quiet, have a feeling he could be quite frustrating at times. Walsh is a touch of class, loves to step out and pass it and he's solid as anything, especially in the air. Scored a clever back header.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outspoken View Post
    Midfield ye will be fine, well able to pass and get forward but up front ye don't seem to have a striker that will score 10 plus goals let alone 20 while at the back i know last night was only a friendly but to concede from 3 set pieces is amateur. Cretaro injured? Seen him in the Stand last night.
    Don't think Raf is injured (well not seriously). Yeah I don't think the pre-season has gone too well but I generally don't read too much into pre-season. Have seen us have good seasons after bad pre-seasons and vice versa.

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    Dundalk were beaten 2-0 by Espanyol B this morning.

    Michael Duffy made his debut, while Paddy McCourt played as the lone striker.

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    I assume that was to ensure McCourt had to do as much running as possible rather than some tactical innovation? He never struck me as a potential target man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longfordian View Post
    I assume that was to ensure McCourt had to do as much running as possible rather than some tactical innovation? He never struck me as a potential target man.
    I'd say it is to assess whether he could cover that position as Dundalk only have two recognised strikers in the squad.

    McMillan rarely pays as a target man anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Horse View Post
    I'd say it is to assess whether he could cover that position as Dundalk only have two recognised strikers in the squad.

    McMillan rarely pays as a target man anyway.
    True. he's not a target man in the sense that they launch high balls up to him, that's not Dundalk's style, but I was struck by just how good McMillan was last season in the european games with his back to goal. Especially the home matches against BATE, Legia and Maccabi he was outstanding at taking the ball in, shielding it and then bringing the advancing midfielders into play. Maybe I'm wrong but I doubt McCourt could ever play that role.

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    Roversion beat gwangju fc (korean k league club ) today 2 to 1 Clarke and dillon the scorers for rovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philosophizer View Post
    True. he's not a target man in the sense that they launch high balls up to him, that's not Dundalk's style, but I was struck by just how good McMillan was last season in the european games with his back to goal. Especially the home matches against BATE, Legia and Maccabi he was outstanding at taking the ball in, shielding it and then bringing the advancing midfielders into play. Maybe I'm wrong but I doubt McCourt could ever play that role.
    That's exactly the strength of McMillan, playing almost a 'five a side' role with quick one touches on the ground, back to goal, then quick turn to time his run into the box. He just needs to be a little bit more clinical, but overall he's a very important player to how Dundalk play, it was definitely a worry that he wouldn't sign for this exact reason.

    SK seems to be taking his time to decide about McCourt, that's for sure. The match itself sounded like a decent workout for Dundalk, then again what's not to like about the Barcelona region anytime of the year.

    Cork lads, are you boys heading abroad for pre season ? I think I read that only Dundalk and Rovers are abroad this pre season?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Roversion beat gwangju fc (korean k league club ) today 2 to 1 Clarke and dillon the scorers for rovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Roversion beat gwangju fc (korean k league club ) today 2 to 1 Clarke and dillon the scorers for rovers.
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    Definitely, it's Roversion's league to lose this season
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