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    Games weekend 30th July to 2nd August

    Friday 30th
    Premier Division
    Drogheda v Waterford 19:45
    Shamrock Rovers v St Pats 20:00

    Saturday 31st
    Longford v Derry 19:30
    Monday 2nd
    Finn Harps v Bohemians 15:00
    Sligo v Dundalk 15:00

    First Division
    Friday 30th (all 19:45)
    Cork v UCD
    Cabo v Bray
    Athlone v Treaty
    Wexford v Galway
    Shelbourne v Cobh

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    With at least a couple more weeks of European games ahead of Rovers beating Pats would give us a 3 point cushion with a game in hand so a win would be a huge boost. Rovers are looking better again with a few bodies back + Towell so here's hoping.
    Sligo Dundalk on Monday will be an interesting one with both teams going the opposite way form wise. Sligo badly need a win or they could start to drift, on the other hand a win for DFC and they are right in the mix for a European place again.
    Bohs away to Harps should be a tricky game but Harps seem to be in a terrible place form wise

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    If Bohs win tonight, the game against Harps is postponed again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    If Bohs win tonight, the game against Harps is postponed again.
    Here we are on Thursday not knowing if we play on Monday. Not ideal but hey ho. Also we don't know how many people we can admit.. we saw tweets saying we were authorized to admit 800 on Friday but were never actually told this by FAI or government. Totally unclear whether the same limit would apply on Monday. But sure it's grand. We will work out I guess. All perfectly satisfactory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Here we are on Thursday not knowing if we play on Monday. Not ideal but hey ho. Also we don't know how many people we can admit.. we saw tweets saying we were authorized to admit 800 on Friday but were never actually told this by FAI or government. Totally unclear whether the same limit would apply on Monday. But sure it's grand. We will work out I guess. All perfectly satisfactory.
    Its completely daft and unfair, better to just postpone rather than the ifs and buts. There could be a silver lining for Harps, they dont look like playing back in to some form so an unscheduled break could work in favour. Injuries closer to being cleared up and a chance to get a load of work done on the training ground, chance to reset the mindset thats creeped in?

    Sligo v Dundalk will be a significant benchmark on where Dundalk's improvement is at. At this stage every game is more or less a must win but I think this could be a real confidence booster in what VP has been doing with the squad. Likewise Sligo need to get back on track so will be an interesting one. Rovers v Pats is a key moment in the season as sbgawa has mentioned, more for Pats as it would be a real boost to their belief that they will be in the mix at season end. Rovers will be, but ye dont want it to be at a canter. Balancing European commitments with a title challenge always will test a squad and this time of the year can make or break a season too - you'd have to think that Pats have to capitalise and keep the pressure on. If Waterford win they will be confident of getting out of trouble, no easy game v Drogheda, but the sort of game they need to win (will help Dundalk). I hope Longford can take points of Derry too but not likely unless the new manager bounce is over for Higgins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    Here we are on Thursday not knowing if we play on Monday. Not ideal but hey ho. Also we don't know how many people we can admit.. we saw tweets saying we were authorized to admit 800 on Friday but were never actually told this by FAI or government. Totally unclear whether the same limit would apply on Monday. But sure it's grand. We will work out I guess. All perfectly satisfactory.
    The Rovers fans podcast TFTES were saying that the Galway attendance was reduced from 1500 to 500 as the game was given approval for the Sunday at 1500 but when it was moved to Friday it was reduced to 500. Seems daft but they normally know what they are talking about.
    So re your attendance....who knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    The Rovers fans podcast TFTES were saying that the Galway attendance was reduced from 1500 to 500 as the game was given approval for the Sunday at 1500 but when it was moved to Friday it was reduced to 500. Seems daft but they normally know what they are talking about.
    So re your attendance....who knows
    That seems to indicate August may have new guidelines. I think we will see attendances increase fairly soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    If Bohs win tonight, the game against Harps is postponed again.
    if Dundalk win our game is off also

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    Treaty win 4 -1 away in Athlone & played well. Some lovely goals and Athlone scored a nice one also.

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    Wexford are becoming a decent team but thankfully Galway Utd played very well and won 1-3. That's the first goal we conceded in the league for four games. Shelbourne are having a bit of a wobble, losing to UCD in the Cup last week and drawing at home to Cobh tonight. They're still nine points ahead of Utd and Treaty but they still have to play both teams and they haven't beaten Treaty yet this year. Hopefully we beat them on Friday week in Terryland and they crumble

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    Drogs v Waterford: Two captions on LOI TV - 'Drogheda manager: Pate Mahon.' He left the club in 2017. I presumed they got that from Wikepdia (which was wrong for years), but even they've updated it. Shoddy.

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    By far Rovers best performance of the season long way to go but looks like we’re starting to hit our stride with injuries abated and Towell in..,, could and should of finished 6-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straightstory View Post
    Drogs v Waterford: Two captions on LOI TV - 'Drogheda manager: Pate Mahon.' He left the club in 2017. I presumed they got that from Wikepdia (which was wrong for years), but even they've updated it. Shoddy.
    Aren't the home clubs responsible for all of the coverage now?
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    Rovers started poorly but 1st piece of quality we carved pats open. Great finish by Danny.
    If Pat's being 2nd shows the quality of the league, you'd have to question the quality.
    Sligo, boez and dundalk are significantly better than them, in my view.
    It's just none of them are as good as Rovers.
    Could have finished 6 or 7 - 1 at the end.
    Onto the Europa Conference 3rd round.

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    Ref was very poor almost managed to keep Pats in it.
    Numerous soft frees for Pats.

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    Ref was ****e for both sides really. He would constantly give us soft frees but never allow the advantage to be played, even in cases where we had played the ball in behind the defence. Just became funny after a while.

    Disappointing from us. Thought we started alright but from around the half hour mark on, particularly in the second half, Rovers had it far too comfortable. We needed an actual striker on but almost as soon as we made that change Rovers scored the second and then it become a real uphill struggle. We've generally bounced back well from such performances this season so hopefully that happens next week with some players returning as well.

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    « We needed an actual striker on but almost as soon as we made that change Rovers scored the second »

    That substitution backfired on SOD. Paddy Barrett came off for Coughlan and Rovers almost immediately scored with a header from a corner.

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    Tomney was beyond a disgrace last night. Also, that little anti-vaxx pox Ronan Coughlan is the most hateable player in the league. Literally spends more time on the ground than on his feet.

    Rovers were the much better side, but O'Donnell made a huge mistake changing shape when he did. Barrett had barely left the pitch and they concede from a corner. Rovers always looked like scoring but maybe Pat's could have held out if they dug in.

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    Nice run from Waterford there and next they´ll have played drained Bohs team straight after PAOK showdown.

    Looks like that spirited performance by Roves v Slovan got them a bit of confidence.

    Not over yet but Longford Town situation is a worry at this stage.

    Hopefully Pats will secure EU places which is very likely despite defeat the other night. Just a 2-3 big additions to already a decent squad in a bit to go deep in ECL would be a strong move by Kelleher. And bring back Brian Kerr in some capacity if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas View Post
    Nice run from Waterford there and next they´ll have played drained Bohs team straight after PAOK showdown.

    Looks like that spirited performance by Roves v Slovan got them a bit of confidence.

    Not over yet but Longford Town situation is a worry at this stage.

    Hopefully Pats will secure EU places which is very likely despite defeat the other night. Just a 2-3 big additions to already a decent squad in a bit to go deep in ECL would be a strong move by Kelleher. And bring back Brian Kerr in some capacity if possible.

    Kerr is retired for everything except media work afaik. It’s been years since his last role in club football.

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