Cork Footballers 2018

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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby CORKFAN » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:49 pm

northcorklad wrote:I know a lot of people wouldn't be too disappointed to see him gone, but that Walsh news is so depressing when you think back to how exciting a talent he was. His under 21 performance against Kerry in 2011 is probably the most dominant performance by one player I've ever seen in an inter county game. Didn't think he was our worst performer against Kerry this year (and he missed the entirety of the league as well) but for those who played in the early 10's glory days it would probably depress the living shite out of them to see what's around them these days, the guy is 28 now as well and probably thinks real life should come ahead of putting everything into something with next to zero chance of silverware. I find it quite hard to see us stay in division 2 next year because it will be a good bit higher a standard now. Meanwhile we seem to still think that discarding players who have proven their worth before things went to pot is still the way to go, replacing them with lads who are thrown in simply based on being younger. If Mayo/Donegal had done similar in 2010 they would have gone nowhere.

Very good post why do we f... away good players the guy has 2 All-Stars, An All-Ireland senior medal , an All-Ireland u21 medal , young player of the year award....and McCarthy tells him feck off its maddening ...this manager felt we now need a coach came in last year and did not need one ….this guy does not know what hes doing but sure we will keep him on for another years. Cuthbert god rid of experienced players and look where it got us ….Walsh missed the league this year so he was only getting into thing again.
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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby oileanach » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:30 am

Did Walsh walk or was he pushed? One could understand why he would walk if the rumours of indiscipline of some players prior to the Tyrone game are to be believed and his subsequent dropping for that game despite him not being the worst performer in the Munster final.
Corkfan stated about his lack of playing time prior to championship in 2018 AND one must take into account the injuries he suffered for Kanturk in their dual run of championship 2017/2018. He spent much of early 2018 getting over them. I still think his attributes and ability were enough to keep him involved. I think many of us judge him on what "he could be" as opposed how he actually plays on a particular day. I believe when he has a solid display people still rant about him as they expect more. Its a no win situation for him to be in. My opinion with a decent coach (to reduce the wild efforts and to increase consistency and confidence) and regular football he could still have another 5 years as Cork's midfield with say McGuire.
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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby Tanora » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:33 am

Provisional League fixture for 2019 are out. Fermanagh away up first. Can't wait! :? ... 84095.html
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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby Lurker » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:18 pm

This is a bit easier on the eyes...

NFL Div 2 Fixtures 2019

Rd 1 - 27.01.2019 (Sunday)
(2.0): Fermanagh v Cork

Rd 2 - 02.02.2019 (Saturday)
(7.0): Cork v Kildare

Rd 3 - 10.02.2019 (Sunday)
(2.0): Clare v Cork

Rd 4 - 24.02.2019 (Sunday)
(2.0): Cork v Meath

Rd 5 - 02.03.2019 (Saturday)
(7.0): Tipperary v Cork

Rd 6 - 16.03.2019 (Saturday)
(2.0): Cork v Donegal

Rd 7 - 24.03.2019 (Sunday)
(2.0): Armagh v Cork
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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby Dorcha » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:44 pm

Looking at that list, we could be moving downwards rather than upwards next year.
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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby donal66 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:32 pm

Prophets of doom are never far away, how about a bitter faith on the new regime
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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby Lurker » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:59 pm

Tanora wrote:Fermanagh away up first. Can't wait! :?

At least we'll get out of there before the hard border kicks in :)
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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby tipp-ex » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:12 pm

donal66 wrote:Prophets of doom are never far away, how about a bitter faith on the new regime

Have you been asleep the past few months?

I'd say 6 points max which should be enough for another year of D2 football in 2020
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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby Lurker » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:38 am

Realistically, on the basis of the season just gone and beyond, Donegal & Kildare are miles ahead of us. At least we have them both at home though, albeit we were better on our travels in 2018.

We're as good or as bad as the rest depending on what side of the bed we get out of. They all play closer to their capabilities more consistently than we do.

There's no basis for optimism at this stage.
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Re: Cork Footballers 2018

Postby Ranty » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:47 am

My glass is always half full and with the weeding and welding done over the winter I'm expecting the old Cork spirit
to reappear in February.
Cork footballers were never afraid of those other Division 3 counties and it won't start now either.
Whatever virus that was in the camp will be sorted and 2019 will be the start of a much brighter future.

My tongue is bleeding after that bite............ :lol: :lol: :lol:

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