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HS Readers' Football Team Of The Year - Goalkeeper

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "I would be picking Raymond Galligan for sentiment but he definitely had a great year but if I'm to be honest Stephen Cluxton was still the best Goalie this year, no goals conceded and his link up from kick outs a big cog in the Dublin machine."
Galligan's kickouts were better too. So there's that.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4425 - 07/01/2021 10:55:50    2326424

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Replying To Saynothing:  "I thought Morgan would have been a cert before season started but no run in Championship put an end to that."
One game won't get anyone an all star but for sure Say nothing Morgan is a fab keeper. I'm a big fan of his. He has everything one wants in a keeper.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 1977 - 07/01/2021 11:28:17    2326434

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Galligan's kickouts were better too. So there's that."
100%, it would be nice to see the stats for each goalie.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 12947 - 07/01/2021 11:33:02    2326436

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Morgan is a super keeper for sure, how old is he do you know?"
He's 29 so should have a good 5 years at least left. Cluxtons 39.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 563 - 07/01/2021 11:34:48    2326437

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Galligan alright I'd say this year but mainly because of Ulster final which raised his profile.
Morgan is ok mind but susceptible to pressure and can miss very kickable frees if the crowd get on his case.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2044 - 07/01/2021 12:01:47    2326440

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Clarke has to be keeper of the year, he was often criticized for his kick outs but got it 100% right in his last game The All Ireland Final.

jacktheboy (Donegal) - Posts: 97 - 07/01/2021 12:37:27    2326447

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Replying To Saynothing:  "He's 29 so should have a good 5 years at least left. Cluxtons 39."
Thats a great age for a keeper, he's at the peak of his powers now and like you say he has a good 5 years ahead of him.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 12947 - 07/01/2021 13:03:01    2326456

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "100%, it would be nice to see the stats for each goalie."
Stats don't really tell the full story tho.

Stats will show that Galligan conceded 3 goals to Cluxton's zero.
But made 9 saves by my count to Cluxton's 1.

As for kickouts, Cluxton plays about 80-90% to an unmarked corner back because teams are slower to push up on Dublin due to the consequence of losing the 50/50 battle in midfield. When they did push up this year my observations were:
Westmeath. . Conceded possession, only turnover coming from kick taken before a defender got outside 21.
Laois. . Conceded possession, only turnover coming from kick going over sideline.
Meath. . Pushed up twice but left Con unmarked in the middle both times.
Cavan. . Pushed up twice. Won 1 lost 1.
Mayo. . Pushed up in first half, won 6 of 7. Howard introduced at halftime and Dublin won lions share of 50/50 in midfield.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4425 - 07/01/2021 16:17:07    2326496

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Stats don't really tell the full story tho.

Stats will show that Galligan conceded 3 goals to Cluxton's zero.
But made 9 saves by my count to Cluxton's 1.

As for kickouts, Cluxton plays about 80-90% to an unmarked corner back because teams are slower to push up on Dublin due to the consequence of losing the 50/50 battle in midfield. When they did push up this year my observations were:
Westmeath. . Conceded possession, only turnover coming from kick taken before a defender got outside 21.
Laois. . Conceded possession, only turnover coming from kick going over sideline.
Meath. . Pushed up twice but left Con unmarked in the middle both times.
Cavan. . Pushed up twice. Won 1 lost 1.
Mayo. . Pushed up in first half, won 6 of 7. Howard introduced at halftime and Dublin won lions share of 50/50 in midfield."
Ya I know stats don't tell the whole storey cavanman47 but they make interesting reading all the same, like I didn't know cluxtin only had to make 1 save in the championship where as Raymond made 9, I'd say David Clarke would have made nearly as many again although Galligan had 3 games against division 1 teams whereas clarke only had to play against 2 div 1 teams.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 12947 - 07/01/2021 21:10:09    2326542

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Galligan

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11830 - 08/01/2021 12:37:43    2326624

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Cluxton had a great year again but Galligan had such a huge impact on the Championship that this isn't even a debate for me. Galligan was box office, some massive saves and of course that unbelievable free to beat Monaghan. Magic stuff from him. Should nearly be in the running for FOTY!?

I didn't see much of Clarke up until the final but I don't think he had a great final. I think as such a great shot stopper he'll be disappointed with both goals, particularly the first where he made it easier for Rock than it should have been. His lockouts were much improved until the 2nd half when Dublin won 3 in a row off him and effectively won the match.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13302 - 09/01/2021 10:10:40    2326764

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Galligan

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1162 - 11/01/2021 10:41:20    2326949

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Replying To catch22:  "Galligan alright I'd say this year but mainly because of Ulster final which raised his profile.
Morgan is ok mind but susceptible to pressure and can miss very kickable frees if the crowd get on his case."
Reacting to crowd baiting was several years back; hasn't recurred

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 914 - 11/01/2021 11:33:00    2326959

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Replying To essmac:  "Reacting to crowd baiting was several years back; hasn't recurred"
Galligan

RHF (Cavan) - Posts: 631 - 12/01/2021 16:27:03    2327151

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