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I put up a simlair post last year but what do meath supporters think? Surely McEntee has to go at this stage? They're obviously lacking talent but they're getting worse at an alarming rate all the time. Tipp gave them an awful hammering in the league and we seen how far Tipp were off the pace yesterday.
While meath have regressed a lot, longford have got a new lease of life and won me a tidy sum this week. A great football county and hopefully put in a good performance against the dubs

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2348 - 27/05/2018 23:20:43    2104440

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I put up a simlair post last year but what do meath supporters think? Surely McEntee has to go at this stage? They're obviously lacking talent but they're getting worse at an alarming rate all the time. Tipp gave them an awful hammering in the league and we seen how far Tipp were off the pace yesterday.
While meath have regressed a lot, longford have got a new lease of life and won me a tidy sum this week. A great football county and hopefully put in a good performance against the dubs"
Think it will be a case of wait and see how rest of season goes, looks like being a short one, but still hopeful. Talent is limited at the minute but we are not getting best out of what we have, just look at Carlow/Fermanagh/Longford/Clare

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 1023 - 28/05/2018 00:08:01    2104468

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Replying To grahamc9897:  "Your giving all the success storys..There have been many a manager that should have been given the gate and were left there with no improvement when a change should have happened. This year has been a disaster so open your eyes a little and see both sides of the coin"
But Boylans third year was disater.McGees first three years were a disaster. Dwyer left after third year with no breakthrough. Jimmy Barry Murphy Nick English second years were disasters so was Gilroys first and second with record 17 point defeat to kerry in year 1 and 5 goal hammering v Meath in year 2. I could go on..

My point is if you look at the past the blueprint for sucess is give a manager a couple of years to see if he can turn things around at least 3 probaly 4. No progress next year then he goes. I cannot see supporters giving him third year if no progres. I would give him 2 more years and no progress he goes. Two more years is not going to be end of Meath football. Wouldnt it be worth a risk to take another years chance on the most sucessful Meath manager of his era, one of the most sucessful Meath managers ever.( Only Meath men Boylan Fr Tully O Rourke McEntee have won All Ireland titles as manager). A new manager next year with no experience in a tough division 2. Players like keoghan will be 27 and on his 4th Meath manager. We could go down and what happened to laois or Derry is possible.

Do you not think things can get worse under a new manager. There is a serious lack of managerial talent in Meath and outside the county there are very few top managers out there not in work who would take the Meath job.
If Down can be in div 3. Armagh stay in div 3 for 4 years. And Derry and laois are in div 4. Could we not nosedive if a manger comes with little experience learning on the job , a worse manager then McEntee.

The point he might not be a sucess. But if you dont give the 3 to 4 years how will you know.
My point is two years is not enough time. If Armagh can give McGeeney 4 years and Galway give Walsh 3 yeaes why cannot we. Maybe McEntee will be like McGeeney no sucess. But maybe he will be like Walsh.
When there is no credible replacement only very inexperienced managers who would be much less inexperienced then Mick O Dowd.
If hes not improving get rid of him next year or the year after. Have a sucession plan where someone will take over. Not just whistling in the dark approach where we hope somehow we appoint some inexperienced rookie manager who will turn into Sean Boylan over night. kerry Dublin Tyrone Mayo Galway and Tipp hurlers kilkenny hurlers wouldnt appoint an inexperienced manager with no sucess or little or any management experience at senior club level even. Thats the type of manager we are looking at if McEntee goes. Mick O Dowd Mark 2 but with even less experience. Would it be safer and a better chance of sucess let McEntee build on his first 2 years like we allowed Boylan and Galway allowed kevin Walsh. If jt doesnt work out. it doesn't. But the other option is one hell of a risk and the last time we had 4 managers in 6 years we ended in div 3 heading to div 4. Thats my genuine fear. Things can and possibly will get much worse with an inexperienced rookie .

Furlong1949 (Meath) - Posts: 400 - 28/05/2018 00:21:53    2104473

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