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    Stephen O'Donnell

    An eye-opening appointment. Obviously it's risky but it could turn out to be a game-changer for Pats.

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    Interesting times ahead. Iím optimistic about his appointment but that can be dangerous in LOI. I wish him all the best and will give him time & support.

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    surprise appointment this but he must have impressed greatly at dundalk. from listening to different podcasts I heard great things about SOD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    surprise appointment this but he must have impressed greatly at dundalk. from listening to different podcasts I heard great things about SOD!
    Im getting the impression that he must have given a very impressive interview. He seems a very ambitious and determined character.

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    Could be a very good appointment for Pats. Excellent player who always struck me as being knowledgeable about the game. Should get more out of that squad than Kenny did even short term.

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    Most need a root up the hole so hopefully he sorts it out.

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    Can't say I'm delighted with this. Another risk after the Kenny disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desaintsno.12 View Post
    Can't say I'm delighted with this. Another risk after the Kenny disaster.
    It is a gamble no doubt but as was said on the pats forum Kenny was seen as a sure thing & a safe bet and was a disaster.

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    Perhaps it's the players.... What is the story with Forrester? Does he put the work in or is he just not bothered and his head has gone with the off field trauma he's experienced.
    I would guess the age profile at Pats is quite old,no? There's a rake of Rovers rejects there anyway. Perhaps sideways can get a tune out of them. If Shels get promoted up it will be fairly cut throat for player acquisition next season in Dublin.

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    Put all their eggs in the Forrester basket, pretty much blew their seasons budget on him, sorry for him that his experiences in the UK have had such a bad effect on him.
    Stephen O Donnell an interesting appointment, not sure that Pats problem was Harry Kenny, convenient scapegoat imhp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalymountrower View Post
    Put all their eggs in the Forrester basket, pretty much blew their seasons budget on him,
    This really isn't the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalymountrower View Post
    not sure that Pats problem was Harry Kenny
    It absolutely was

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalymountrower View Post
    Put all their eggs in the Forrester basket, pretty much blew their seasons budget on him, sorry for him that his experiences in the UK have had such a bad effect on him.
    Stephen O Donnell an interesting appointment, not sure that Pats problem was Harry Kenny, convenient scapegoat imhp.
    Forester was an addition to the budget when he became available. There is no way Harry Kenny is a scapegoat if your manager canít set the team up, motivate or think on his feet you are knackered. I feel sorry for Harry but when it came to the crunch he wasnít up to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    Forester was an addition to the budget when he became available. There is no way Harry Kenny is a scapegoat if your manager can’t set the team up, motivate or think on his feet you are knackered. I feel sorry for Harry but when it came to the crunch he wasn’t up to it.
    Strangely enough at Bray HK was impressive but when there was money. But I think hes better as a no 2 imo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by D24Saint View Post
    Forester was an addition to the budget when he became available. There is no way Harry Kenny is a scapegoat if your manager canít set the team up, motivate or think on his feet you are knackered. I feel sorry for Harry but when it came to the crunch he wasnít up to it.
    As I said, blew the budget on the late (emotional ) addition of Forrester. So no budget left for mid season strengthening of squad.
    HK got a limited squad to a position where it is competing for third place. Pats have been at that level, or below, for the last two/three years.
    We will see if Stephen O Donnell makes a difference.Lots of leadership qualities, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalymountrower View Post
    As I said, blew the budget on the late (emotional ) addition of Forrester. So no budget left for mid season strengthening of squad.
    HK got a limited squad to a position where it is competing for third place. Pats have been at that level, or below, for the last two/three years.
    We will see if Stephen O Donnell makes a difference.Lots of leadership qualities, that's for sure.

    We brought in 2 new players mid season.
    Here on a technicality.

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    Leadership and motivation, I'd expect, certainly. I don't know if he's even started towards his Pro Licence though, has he? What a player though, and only limited to just the six league medals by injury.

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    He was managing DkITs football sides as part of his coaching badge requirements and has just finished his 'A' licence. There is usually 18 months or 2 years between FAI pro licence courses. He could be signed up on one of the IFA/SFA or FA courses though. The FAI are changing the rules on the need for a pro licence back to being registered on course as the minimum requirement if there are x number of years as a pro player and in a coaching role, so St Pats may not need John Gill back for next season.

    It will be very interesting to see if there is much change to St Pat's performances this season, and then the sort of team he looks to build. He certainly has the attributes to be a great manager at face value. As Sean says motivation and his expection of players will undoubtedly be stepped up. But who knows how he will turn out as a tactitian. As a player that naturally always seem to have time on the ball and always looked to maintain possession it will be fascinating to see if can he get that composure etc coached in to his sides or recruit players than will play that way. My gut feeling is that this is shrewd appointment by St Pats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    . My gut feeling is that this is shrewd appointment by St Pats!
    Here's hoping. I really don't think there is too much wrong with the squad player wise, at least as far as getting top 3/4. We're lacking a real quality midfielder/Striker and possibly a wide player , to be title contenders. As far as being an ageing squad, don't think that's the case at all. Not sure we have anyone over thirty. Bermingham, Madden and Brendan Clarke are all around that I think. The rest of the squad is young enough.
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

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