Big Cut No Bandage wrote:Redadare wrote:Are you for real",Lehane not sure of his place" you now questioning his character WTF. You need to look back at some of his stats and performances over the last few years. Stop questioning players after a February loss ,in a back garden pitch, against one of the most defensive teams around. People go to match's to watch players like him,get a grip ffs
I was at it in the flesh and while it's unfair to single out Lehane for attention our forwards as a unit had no appetite what so ever for the fight and I can't remember even one dirty ball they won. Any time they got the ball they were swamped and ended up coughing it up.
Thought Michael Cahalane added a bit more fight and aggression when he came on but without Coopers aggression in the second half they ate us without salt.
This also has a knock on effect on our backs as the ball was coming straight back at them.
This isn't a new problem of course and harder ground will help somewhat but it's still the template with which you will beat Cork even in the summer. A team like Galway will blow us off the pitch and unlike Wexford will have the accuracy at the other end as well.
You hit the nail on the head there BCNB, we have an ongoing issue with securing our own ball up front and as long as that continues we will not bring Liam back home. We also have a lack of penetration/edge in our full forward line. Without Bill Cooper or Harnedy up top to try and win us something in the air we are fucked...simple as. Harnedy is doing the work of 2 or 3 and is getting flogged in matches, I'd say the man is black and blue from the amount of flakes he takes during a match. He is having to come out the field to win us the ball and we are then down a man inside. We are creating goal chances but we are simply not ruthless at all when we get in on goal. We blow a lot of chances yesterday was a case in point. Had we got one of those chances in the second half it would have rocked Wexford back on their heels given the amount of chances they blew.
At the end of the day, I have no issue with Meyler trying guys, He's unearthed 2 good ones in that I can see in O' Donoghue and O' Mahoney but he needs to find another ball winner up front and he needs to give one our inside men licence to go straight for goal if he feels it's on. Kick the fucking thing in if needs be. It's early February yet, pleanty of time to work on things.
BCNB what was the ref like yesterday?