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    Cup is the cherry on top. Its all about the league and qualifying for europe (if not top 3 or league winners). Sad as it is the FA(I) blue ribband day is being left behind. Not comparing the 2 but the flashes from Flores and Byrne being the standout midfielder and after international call-ups, its unlikely that they arent courted by clubs abroad. Byrne especially. Though Michael Duffy did stick with Dundalk when he could have gone to England, maybe players are considering that there is more to a move abroad than €x's. Family, friends and associates, belonging, and a being a 'big fish in a small pond' is better than average joe bench warming. Especially with european footy and bonuses to look forward to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    it may very well be Jacks last game for us this time around but if he does leave i can see him back in Tallaght again even if its ten years from now.
    As long as he is an Irish International 15 years would be ok for Rovers ;p

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    Seen in Sun today that Jordan Flores wants to move back to the UK. Im surprised hes not playing from the start for Dundalk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    Seen in Sun today that Jordan Flores wants to move back to the UK. Im surprised hes not playing from the start for Dundalk.
    The rumour before the leagues suspension and after his goal in Tallaght that he wanted an improved contract. He had worked back to fitness just about but bar 3 classy goals there was little else to suggest that he was worthy of improved terms before his current contract was about to run out, Considering all wages were paid in full too the right thing would be to take a year extension - but if there isnt loyalty, if looking for too much then off he goes. i cant see him getting a significantly better options with a move to the lower leagues in the UK. If he does hit form and consistency he could play at a higher level, where he's most likely to get a good season under the belt to kick on, make an impression is is anybody's guess.

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    Not a good time for any footballer looking for a contract in the Third or Fourth Tier in England. There was a funding package announced the other day but the lack of gate income is really hitting clubs at that level.

    Wigan would probably take him back, but they’re in a bit of an ownership wrangle.

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    They could, but they were also the club that released him rather than back him for rehabilitation. They shafted him and just cut him loose for something that was poor luck. Maybe Wigan were already feeling the pinch but unless he is a massive Wigan fan he should stay clear!

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    Flores is probably the fifth or sixth best midfielder at Dundalk. If he goes I can't imagine Dundalk will struggle to replace him. Good luck to him if he gets a payday from his Puskas nomination.

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    Decent player but doesn't do enough consistently to justify the big bucks he is on.
    Another import that looks like a guy just waiting for a better opportunity.
    All LOI clubs have suffered this to a greater or lessor degree, Cork probably more so than most , Sligo probably done better....feelings rather than statistics here tbh.
    Dundalk bar Adjornan (not sure about the spelling) have had a poor enough run here, maybe Collovic/flores in patches , Gatt , Patching , Oduwa all very poor.
    It cant be that players from abroad arent good enough to play here , has to be an attitude thing when you consider how few have been genuine successes,
    Ndo for Sligo , Twigg for Rovers (not sure you can class Scottish as foreign )

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    The gas thing about BATE is that they have Athlone or Cobh's average attendance in their space-age stadium. Not sure how I'd feel about that as one of their fans. Great stadium, no-one cares.
    Not quite.

    "When opened in 2014, the stadium boosted BATE's attendances immensely, just as one would expect. In line with the so called 'new stadium effect', the team gained nearly 50% in regular attendance, bringing it close to 6,000 people per game. It was expected that – with further work by the club – it would gradually grow to reach the stadium's potential of 13,000. However, quite the opposite has happened. The 2014 attendance proved to be the highest ever and following seasons brought stagnation at around 5,000.

    2014: 5,931 people (+46%)
    2015: 5,070 people (-15%)
    2016: 4,797 people (-5.4%)
    2017: 4,948 people (+3.2%)

    Even more ironic, in 2017, for the first time since the stadium's opening, BATE actually lost dominance in terms of average turnout. Considered an underdog, FC Dynamo Brest managed to break through 5,000 per game and became the country's most-watched team."

    http://stadiumdb.com/news/2018/02/be...nce_stagnation

    And in 2019, their average was 5,050:
    http://www.european-football-statist...ttn/aveblr.htm

    Tbh, with a population of 150k and the stadium being way outside the town in the forest (literally), maybe that's not such a low figure.

    Otoh, there looks to be absolutely sod-all else to do in the town...

    Helluva a stadium, mind:


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    Quote Originally Posted by EalingGreen View Post
    Not quite.

    "When opened in 2014, the stadium boosted BATE's attendances immensely, just as one would expect. In line with the so called 'new stadium effect', the team gained nearly 50% in regular attendance, bringing it close to 6,000 people per game. It was expected that – with further work by the club – it would gradually grow to reach the stadium's potential of 13,000. However, quite the opposite has happened. The 2014 attendance proved to be the highest ever and following seasons brought stagnation at around 5,000.

    2014: 5,931 people (+46%)
    2015: 5,070 people (-15%)
    2016: 4,797 people (-5.4%)
    2017: 4,948 people (+3.2%)

    Even more ironic, in 2017, for the first time since the stadium's opening, BATE actually lost dominance in terms of average turnout. Considered an underdog, FC Dynamo Brest managed to break through 5,000 per game and became the country's most-watched team."

    http://stadiumdb.com/news/2018/02/be...nce_stagnation

    And in 2019, their average was 5,050:
    http://www.european-football-statist...ttn/aveblr.htm

    Tbh, with a population of 150k and the stadium being way outside the town in the forest (literally), maybe that's not such a low figure.

    Otoh, there looks to be absolutely sod-all else to do in the town...

    Helluva a stadium, mind:

    Fair enough. Good information. I've definitely seen attendances of 5/600 for different games they've played. via soccerway. May have been their vesrion of playing UCD or something
    Edit: judging from one of those links, I may indeed have seen statistics for when they played away instead.
    Last edited by CorribsideSteve; 07/12/2020 at 9:06 PM.

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    Their attendances are on rsssf - http://www.rsssf.com/tablesw/witr2020.html

    They got 500 at some games this season, but I'd say that's because people were staying at home because of covid (or joining in state protests of course)

    The government pretended covid didn't exist, but i think people realised otherwise

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    Waterford seem to be qualified for the UEFA Youth League, their name appears on UEFA's dates and contenders overview:
    https://www.uefa.com/uefayouthleague...nders/?iv=true

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewayspasser View Post
    Waterford seem to be qualified for the UEFA Youth League, their name appears on UEFA's dates and contenders overview:
    https://www.uefa.com/uefayouthleague...nders/?iv=true
    Apparently they’ve lodged an appeal with UEFA for Finn Harps and Pats have to go splits on the price of their flights for the away leg given the outrageous injustice the two clubs have inflicted upon Waterford

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    Dundalk 1-0 down after 10 minutes and they've conceded a foul.

    This could be a long night unfortunately. Arsenal looking sharp, and Dundalk gifted them the chance for the opener.

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    2-1 down now. Flores with a cracker; matches Elnedy's goal a few minutes earlier.

    Probably just going to anger Arsenal in fairness, but at least they've scored against them.

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    Lovely strike by Flores. I missed the first 15 but Dundalk have looked solid from what I've seen. Elneny's strike was unstoppable but Dundalk have had some nice passages of play in an around the arsenal box at times.

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    Brilliant block from Arsenal prevents an equaliser. We could be going into half time at 2-2. Imagine that!

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    Enjoyable game with a couple of cracking goals, Dundalk are competing well and had a big chance right before half time....
    Irish by birth ,Harps by the grace of god.

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    Arsenal are such a spineless team. 0-2 up against a League of Ireland should be a case of the flood gates opening really.

    Not that we care 1 bit Dundalk have done superbly to come back into this and how good it would’ve been for a 2-2 half time score one having been 2 down.

    I fear Gary Rodgers will cost Dundalk 1 second half mind you.

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    Rogers has played well so far I feel. However his partner in crime Gartland is on now so a clanger could be on the cards.

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