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    Harry Brockbank, Thijs Timmermans and Serge Atakayi all confirmed to have left the club. Serge scored the winner for us in Sofia and had a successful half season for us in 2022. Didn't get going at all for us this season and went on loan to Waterford where I don't think he did very much. Timmermans was a reasonable midfielder but wasn't good enough to get ahead of Lennon, Forrester, Murphy and Leavy. Brockbank wasn't great either at right back or centre back. He's no loss really.

    With regards to the McCormack to Dundalk rumours it's probably time for him to leave as he doesn't look like getting a regular starting place for us at this stage. At his best he's a very good player with a great setpiece delivery but he never really kicked on enough to nail down his place in the first 11. There was questions with regards to his workrate and his performance levels could be erratic. Still with regular gametime he could be a very good signing for Dundalk although I'd have thought somewhere like Drogheda might suit him better. Dundalk have a strongish midfield when they're all fit.

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    Pity about Serge there is a player in there but never pushed on after a good start at the club last season. I’d say McCormack will move on , not sure Daly rates him. I’d say he could improve with regular football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    Niall Morahan signed back at Sligo,there were rumours of him heading elsewhere so they’ll be happy to have him back….
    Most definitely

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    Ben O'Riordan re-signs for Treaty United.

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    Frantz Pierrot signs for Drogheda from Athlone. Potentially a good signing. Big, strong, and can finish. Work rate probably the only thing lets him down, from what I saw of him, but potentially the difference in Drogheda getting sucked into a relegation fight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Frantz Pierrot signs for Drogheda from Athlone. Potentially a good signing. Big, strong, and can finish. Work rate probably the only thing lets him down, from what I saw of him, but potentially the difference in Drogheda getting sucked into a relegation fight.
    Big signing for them that is. One of the papers was linking him with Bohs a few weeks ago and I’d have thought he’d be a decent replacement for Afolabi if he goes given the lack of available strikers with LOI experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Year Contract View Post
    Big signing for them that is. One of the papers was linking him with Bohs a few weeks ago and I’d have thought he’d be a decent replacement for Afolabi if he goes given the lack of available strikers with LOI experience
    Any fee mentioned as I'm sure Valeo FCwill be looking for a returnon their investment.

    During last transfer window Reading were in for him but it didn't go through possibly due to personal terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery Rover View Post
    Any fee mentioned as I'm sure Valeo FCwill be looking for a returnon their investment.

    During last transfer window Reading were in for him but it didn't go through possibly due to personal terms.
    Whos Valeo FC Battery?
    Gary Cronin is he the right man to manage Longford Town?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery Rover View Post
    Any fee mentioned as I'm sure Valeo FCwill be looking for a returnon their investment.

    During last transfer window Reading were in for him but it didn't go through possibly due to personal terms.
    No idea. He’s 24 so they wouldn’t be due any compensation fee, meaning if he was out of contract there’d be no fee but I’ve no info on what his contract was. On the Reading thing, I’d imagine that was down to a work permit which are very difficult to get in the UK these days outside of international level players, even more so for players from nations low in the fifa rankings like Haiti
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Year Contract View Post
    Ben McCormack linked with a move to Dundalk again this year. Can see it going through this time given his lack of minutes. He only started 8 games this year, with the only start he’s had since July being a dead rubber against Derry in the last game of the season. He’s got ability on the ball but work rate off the ball and end product in the final third let him down too much to be relied upon as a regular starter at a top 3 club. If he can improve those areas of his game he'll be a fine player wherever he’s playing
    This is fair, Dundalk absolutely no longer top 3 merchants so a move like this would be good for both player and club, looking like it will go through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Frantz Pierrot signs for Drogheda from Athlone. Potentially a good signing. Big, strong, and can finish. Work rate probably the only thing lets him down, from what I saw of him, but potentially the difference in Drogheda getting sucked into a relegation fight.
    Def a live wire and has potential, scored a bag full for Athlone, but as has been seen many times in the past, different story up against mainly part time FD defenders v mostly full time PD quality.
    #DundalkFC - First Irish club to win an away game in Europe (1963), first Irish club to win points in a group stage in Europe (2016).

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    Axel Sjoberg has resigned for another season. When he played he was a good right back and he's definitely a good player. But he was injured for large chunks of the season and got injured against Dundalk in September on his comeback match after getting injured against the same opposition in May. Seems to have hamstrings made of glass I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kksaints View Post
    Axel Sjoberg has resigned for another season. When he played he was a good right back and he's definitely a good player. But he was injured for large chunks of the season and got injured against Dundalk in September on his comeback match after getting injured against the same opposition in May. Seems to have hamstrings made of glass I think.
    He had surgery after the September injury and hopefully that has sorted the issue. In his few appearances he looked like a very good attacking right back and while nobody can replace Sam Curtis this lad could do a decent job in that role.

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    Enjoyed this interview with Jon Daly about his struggles to sign players who have extra responsibilities in their private life. A fact that very few fans of clubs around the league ever seem to realise when complaining about the lack of experience their club sign.

    https://www.thesun.ie/sport/11795059...icks-athletic/

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    Seen on X that LTFC will be making an announcement re new signings tmw in and out perhaps?
    Gary Cronin is he the right man to manage Longford Town?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealJohn91 View Post
    Enjoyed this interview with Jon Daly about his struggles to sign players who have extra responsibilities in their private life. A fact that very few fans of clubs around the league ever seem to realise when complaining about the lack of experience their club sign.

    https://www.thesun.ie/sport/11795059...icks-athletic/
    Interesting that Daly himself is in the same position, with his family in Scotland. Not sure how sustainable that is long term, but on the other hand management is a precarious business, so you can understand the reluctance to uproot your family, when a run of say 5 or 6 defeats would have most managers in this league in severe danger of losing their job.
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyD View Post
    Interesting that Daly himself is in the same position, with his family in Scotland. Not sure how sustainable that is long term, but on the other hand management is a precarious business, so you can understand the reluctance to uproot your family, when a run of say 5 or 6 defeats would have most managers in this league in severe danger of losing their job.
    Even if we have another good season this season it's probably Daly's last season with us given his domestic situation

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    Shane Keegan left Cobh Ramblers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    Shane Keegan left Cobh Ramblers.
    We just cannot compete with the financial power of the GAA here.
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