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    Games Week of 26/8

    Dundalk 1 up after 2 minutes. Scorcher from Duffy but was in acres of space.

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    3-0 before HT should be more. Stream just failed but hopefully temporary glitch!

    Frustrating enough 2nd half so far. UCD look much better organised at the back since the change of manager. Hoban has had some nice touches but could impose himself better. Mountney off after a few minutes so still not getting a clear run with injuries. Cant complain about a 3 nil win if thats how it finishes but you'd think that after 3 in the 1st half another 2 should be tagged on. Still not making the most of getting to the endline and cutting the ball back ala the Slovan match.

    That second half perfromance by UCD will be a confidence boost ahead of the weekend game. Once they got up to the speed of the game they were composed enough. They can certainly frustrate us in the next game. That said Dundalk were going through the motions and didnt need to keep the intensity up. I'd have liked us to have been completely ruthless though.

    The commentator talking about telekinesis between the Dundalk players was a bit odd, be a handy skill for a footballer!
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    Expected stroll for Dundalk, but we were at least more compact and confident than in recent away games.

    Expect Friday to be similar, and the rest of the season starts then.

    Obligi-moan about the state of Oriel taken as read, but jaysus lads, with 6 million in the bank, ye could surely afford locks for the jacks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Obligi-moan about the state of Oriel taken as read, but jaysus lads, with 6 million in the bank, ye could surely afford locks for the jacks...
    That's really crass and tacky to be displaying bank statements in the toilets

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    New jacks have the locks broken already?

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    I don't know where the new jacks are, but the ones under the stand are far from new. And are broken.

    Look, I get that there's probably a weariness about the ongoing criticism of the ground and this isn't something Dundalk fans themselves can really fix. But that's no reason for silly deflection. Oriel feels like a ground that nobody has any pride in. And I'm sure Dundalk fans will say they're proud of their home, yadda yadda yadda - but pride means simple things like that should be fixed imo.

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    I dont think I deflected at all, it was a straight forward question! I presumed you were in the away section, but yes the toilets under the stand are old, disgraceful and the issue of locks on the cubicles has been highlighted by Dundalk fans before. There is no excuse for such minimal basics not to be sorted. Tweet the CEO, it seems to have gotten a message through on other issues (while at it ask for the side of the stand to be painted!!!).

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    Fair enough. Tone doesn't come across on the internet very well; tt sounded like you were just being smart (like our friend Ez, for example )

    Not on Twitter unfortunately, but I might drop an e-mail.

    Don't know if this is general aul fella syndrome, but the volume of the PA in the main stand could have been toned down several notches too. No need for it to be so loud as to drown out the person beside you.

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    Agreed PS on almost all points, the PA guy is a pain in the H, can hardly hear anyone talking when he gets going, and glad I`m not there at HT to listen to his constant 15 mins talking.

    New toilets are now in place for the away terrace (and same shed side), but the toilets next to the club shop under the stand are a disgrace, next time you visit, use the one in the upstairs bar.

    So much could be done to the ground without costing too much, said many times before, build L shape roof on both sides of the stand, would be perfect for those areas and wouldn't effect stand view. Install lighting under it and huge clean up and it would be fine for domestic games. Then build / improve more damn toilets, especially for women.

    Long term build a new stand behind town goal, the ground doesn't need more than 5k seats, currently 3k, last night for example was lowest crowd of the season at around 1,800.

    Appreciate a new stand wont happen anytime soon (it should) but the other bits could be improved over the winter, and easily so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Don't know if this is general aul fella syndrome, but the volume of the PA in the main stand could have been toned down several notches too. No need for it to be so loud as to drown out the person beside you.
    I think everyone in the stand wound agree with this. Itís ridiculous that it is so loud that you have to shout to try and talk to the person beside you.

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    PA in Oriel seems to see his job as providing a running commentary rather than making factual announcements.
    He had Bohs Ross Tierney substituted in the League Cup semi despite Ross scoring our only goal fifteen minutes later.!
    As for his "six of the best" comments at that game, I was probably not feeling too robust at that point, but thought it was a bit of ott crowing which should really be confined to the knuckle draggers over on the shed side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Fair enough. Tone doesn't come across on the internet very well; tt sounded like you were just being smart (like our friend Ez, for example )
    I'm not sure what constitutes 'smart' to you, but my intention was to gently mock your superfluous hype of "6 million in the bank".

    That exaggerated jibe simple detracted from an otherwise valid point about the missing lock

    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Don't know if this is general aul fella syndrome, but the volume of the PA in the main stand could have been toned down several notches too. No need for it to be so loud as to drown out the person beside you.
    The volume levels and constant chatter is a mood killer - it's awful

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    Quote Originally Posted by oriel View Post
    So much could be done to the ground without costing too much, said many times before, build L shape roof on both sides of the stand, would be perfect for those areas and wouldn't effect stand view. Install lighting under it and huge clean up and it would be fine for domestic games. Then build / improve more damn toilets, especially for women.
    It's an interesting one. I know there was issues around the lease of the ground obviously which has delayed any plans quite a lot. I know that compared to, say, my first trip to Oriel - around 99 I think - the ground has improved slowly but surely. And I guess there's still a question as to whether to develop Oriel or move to a greenfield site - so no point putting in a new stand, say, if it's going to get knocked in five years.

    But when you see the richest club the LoI has ever known and there's no-one there to put on a two euro lock on a toilet door, then you have to wonder what's happening.
    Dundalk deserve a much better ground than Oriel, and it's a shame to see stuff like that ignored.

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    Not many DFC fans would disagree with any of your points PS.

    Yes P6/DFC spent 500k upgrading inside the YDC last winter, new players dressing rooms, gym, canteen, video room etc, and another 500k (year before this) on planning fees left over from the previous regime (before Fastfix) still a good deal when you consider the asset that YDC has become for training and player recruitment. This is prob league 1 standard in England.

    Its the front of house that still is the first thing most will see and what the fans have to put up, which is non league. The hope is the 500k spent in winter 2017, then same in winter 2018 can be repeated this winter for spectator improvement.
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    Could sum that game up in one word. Flat. Suppose those are the the kind of games you get when the fixture schedulers don't have two brain cells to rub together between them though.

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    Should have won by more than 1 but good to see us starting without Finn kavanagh Byrne mceneff greene and o brien and still getting the points.
    Crowd looked poor , any reason to think next season the scheduling will get any better.........No would be my guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by RathfarnhamHoop View Post
    Could sum that game up in one word. Flat. Suppose those are the the kind of games you get when the fixture schedulers don't have two brain cells to rub together between them though.
    Donít worry they will be back for the visit of the BIG club on Friday 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinobohs View Post
    Donít worry they will be back for the visit of the BIG club on Friday 😁
    Ah yeah "the big club" the one with less leagues, less cups, less trophies in general, below us in the league, smaller attendances, no training ground, that haven't got through a round in Europe in over a decade, that can't even manage to host a Scottish micky mouse cup quarter final without ****ing it up, can't even launch a Jersey properly, or work out what players are suspended. Just remind me again what exactly does make Bohs "the big club"?

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    Napoleon syndrome.
    A bit like that gob$hite Tomney last night
    Never a sending off and made countless wrong decisions. Good run out for the 2 new starters anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RathfarnhamHoop View Post
    Ah yeah "the big club" the one with less leagues, less cups, less trophies in general, below us in the league, smaller attendances, no training ground, that haven't got through a round in Europe in over a decade, that can't even manage to host a Scottish micky mouse cup quarter final without ****ing it up, can't even launch a Jersey properly, or work out what players are suspended. Just remind me again what exactly does make Bohs "the big club"?
    How utterly dispiriting it must be for you to have such a disorganised basket case having the uppper hand over your expensively assembled team.?

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