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Replying To rorysboys:  "The only problem people have with me is I call a spade a spade. I have no time for bluffers or people who disrespect good people. I would never disrespect any player or manager, these people are putting time and energy into what they do .. I'm being slated for stating facts about where I think the Donegal seniors are at. It's my opinion if you don't agree that's your prerogative. I'll. be proven right but hopefully I'm wrong. But I doubt it"
On forums, like in life, anyone who who goes around saying they 'Call a spade a spade' or 'tells it like it is' is usually an ignoramus with no manners.

Maybe you're different. I don't know.

himachechy (Donegal) - Posts: 274 - 18/08/2022 14:47:07    2437903

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The names that are doing the rounds aren't going to be a departure in style from the last three years under Bonner, which is disappointing....the one I find the most puzzling is McHugh??? Hasn't won anything of note since 1997?

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 674 - 18/08/2022 14:57:26    2437908

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Peter has his eyes on the big sterling salary he gets from Sky i dont think he pulled up many trees with Fermanagh or his own club.Sitting on a little box on the line wouldnt go to well with the supporters here in Donegal.

neutral (None) - Posts: 334 - 18/08/2022 15:03:12    2437910

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Replying To himachechy:  "On forums, like in life, anyone who who goes around saying they 'Call a spade a spade' or 'tells it like it is' is usually an ignoramus with no manners.

Maybe you're different. I don't know."
Less of the accusations lad you don't know me.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1812 - 18/08/2022 15:29:01    2437920

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Less of the accusations lad you don't know me."
I'd say it's lucky for anyone that doesn't know you in all fairness if you persona in real life is anything like the way you are on this forum. must be a lonely oul time for you in that basement in Glenswilly.
Malachy O'Rourke might do well if he gets the job given the talent he has to work with, he's a smart guy with vast experience.
Don't really fancy the Mchugh ticket, think he might be a bit divisive, but I think he would at least try and play football the way it was meant to be played.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2196 - 18/08/2022 18:12:27    2437948

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Less of the accusations lad you don't know me."
Nor do you know any of the multitude of people on here who you quite happily chastise and claim to be able to see through..

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 1176 - 18/08/2022 18:13:03    2437949

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Less of the accusations lad you don't know me."
Its not hard to know you, a sad individual who has to much time on his hands. Trying to be a eamon dunphy type person who takes the opposite view to everyone else, and thinks by doing this, it comes across as being intelligent.
When the fact is most posters can see you for what you are, a keyboard warrior

The keeper (Donegal) - Posts: 604 - 18/08/2022 18:21:37    2437950

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Replying To totalrecall:  "The names that are doing the rounds aren't going to be a departure in style from the last three years under Bonner, which is disappointing....the one I find the most puzzling is McHugh??? Hasn't won anything of note since 1997?"
If mchugh applied maybe a bit surprising on the face of it. Though in all honesty who else did you expect to be linked to the post other than those mentioned.
Who did anyone else really expect - do people expect jim mcguinness or jim gavin or someone like that. Even

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 668 - 18/08/2022 19:56:48    2437959

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Replying To totalrecall:  "The names that are doing the rounds aren't going to be a departure in style from the last three years under Bonner, which is disappointing....the one I find the most puzzling is McHugh??? Hasn't won anything of note since 1997?"
Mchugh isn't in the running according to the Donegal News.

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 165 - 18/08/2022 19:57:56    2437960

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Replying To himachechy:  "On forums, like in life, anyone who who goes around saying they 'Call a spade a spade' or 'tells it like it is' is usually an ignoramus with no manners.

Maybe you're different. I don't know."
+1

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1331 - 19/08/2022 08:54:06    2437972

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Replying To The keeper:  "Its not hard to know you, a sad individual who has to much time on his hands. Trying to be a eamon dunphy type person who takes the opposite view to everyone else, and thinks by doing this, it comes across as being intelligent.
When the fact is most posters can see you for what you are, a keyboard warrior"
Ha ha a keyboard warrior. Your some fool to talk at least I go to games. What happened your hero did you not have a word with him. Lol

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1812 - 19/08/2022 09:50:09    2437976

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Only worry I have with O Rourke is that he's very defensive. Monaghan under his watch was a carbon copy of ourselves really, could even argue they were less attacking. Looking at his current team Glen, they didn't set the world on fire vs St Eunans last year in a very low scoring game.

Some might say that's exactly what we need which is fair enough, but I just hope we don't forget about the attacking side of our game plan also.

All in all, id be happy if we got him.

TheRock2121 (Donegal) - Posts: 875 - 19/08/2022 11:50:17    2438001

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Replying To TheRock2121:  "Only worry I have with O Rourke is that he's very defensive. Monaghan under his watch was a carbon copy of ourselves really, could even argue they were less attacking. Looking at his current team Glen, they didn't set the world on fire vs St Eunans last year in a very low scoring game.

Some might say that's exactly what we need which is fair enough, but I just hope we don't forget about the attacking side of our game plan also.

All in all, id be happy if we got him."
Of all the names given I hope it is O'Rourke. He does set up teams a bit defensively, but I think that is a starting point or a basis to build any good team. I think our team would get great confidence from being defensively solid and use that as a basis to build.

I don't think you can compare club sides with county. Majority of club sides just can't play that style properly as they don't have the skills or fitness.... so you end up with horrible games, which we see plenty of in Donegal club football

himachechy (Donegal) - Posts: 274 - 19/08/2022 11:59:11    2438003

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Replying To himachechy:  "Of all the names given I hope it is O'Rourke. He does set up teams a bit defensively, but I think that is a starting point or a basis to build any good team. I think our team would get great confidence from being defensively solid and use that as a basis to build.

I don't think you can compare club sides with county. Majority of club sides just can't play that style properly as they don't have the skills or fitness.... so you end up with horrible games, which we see plenty of in Donegal club football"
But the type of football on offer at most club grounds every Sunday save one or two is awful, doesn't help county team. O'Rourke did a good job with Monaghan, I don't think anyone will argue against that. I wouldn't be a fan of the football style he plays, not much better than what we have endured, save a brief departure in 2018 and 2019 when we did go man to man with some teams, Kerry game in croke park springs to mind.

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 674 - 19/08/2022 12:45:35    2438013

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Replying To totalrecall:  "But the type of football on offer at most club grounds every Sunday save one or two is awful, doesn't help county team. O'Rourke did a good job with Monaghan, I don't think anyone will argue against that. I wouldn't be a fan of the football style he plays, not much better than what we have endured, save a brief departure in 2018 and 2019 when we did go man to man with some teams, Kerry game in croke park springs to mind."
Strong rumours linking Mc Hugh with senior job.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 1812 - 20/08/2022 12:34:09    2438099

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Replying To Donegal_abroad:  "Nor do you know any of the multitude of people on here who you quite happily chastise and claim to be able to see through.."
+1
+1

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1331 - 21/08/2022 09:55:08    2438156

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O'Rourke, seriously lads!
Stop kidding yourselves and secretly hoping it will be a good appointment.
In my opinion it will be the same tripe as when he was with Monaghan and don't think for another minute it won't be.
For example:
Say want ye want about mc Geeney and Armagh ( I certainly ain't their biggest fan) but credit where due he tries to play a bit of attacking football with the ok-ish squad that he has.
O'Rourke will be no better than Rory Gallagher was!

letterkennyGuy (Donegal) - Posts: 141 - 21/08/2022 15:41:51    2438175

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A question to posters.
Should donegal look to restructure its championship and in particular the senior championship and as a consequence the intermediate and junior‽
With there being 16 teams and one relegation spot it's very difficult to be relegated. Would it not be better with 12 teams at senior, 12 teams at intermediate and 12 at junior (same as kilkenny in hurling). And have the remaining 3 with some kind of junior b were the teams really struggling could be found a level to play at. I think derry might be doing something like this if I heard correctly on the dl debate.

The lower level senior clubs and even not so lower level are really at intermediate level. And likewise the bottom levels of intermediate being more junior than intermediate.
The intermediate and junior competitions are good in donegal but this change would make them even more competitive.
Because of the dominance of the top few senior clubs the senior championship will still not be as competitive as one would like but it would be better than it is now. (You could even consider only 10 senior clubs and 14 intermediate). And hopefully with the likes of mccumhaills, glenswilly and four masters having their act together at underage they might be able to start bridging the gap.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 668 - 21/08/2022 16:01:08    2438179

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Replying To letterkennyGuy:  "O'Rourke, seriously lads!
Stop kidding yourselves and secretly hoping it will be a good appointment.
In my opinion it will be the same tripe as when he was with Monaghan and don't think for another minute it won't be.
For example:
Say want ye want about mc Geeney and Armagh ( I certainly ain't their biggest fan) but credit where due he tries to play a bit of attacking football with the ok-ish squad that he has.
O'Rourke will be no better than Rory Gallagher was!"
Glad to hear someone else saying this about O'Rourke, we would have been better keeping Bonner than going down this route.

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 674 - 22/08/2022 08:30:14    2438216

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Draw been very kind to aodh ruadh again, the football they are playing is horrendous. The quarters will be the limit for them again this year. For a club that was built on a tradition of playing good attack minded football it's terrible to see them going down this route.

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 674 - 22/08/2022 08:36:11    2438217

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