NFL: Tipp Talking Points

by louthandproud on March 16, 2015

in County

A throw back Pat Spillane-esque game yesterday in Drogheda

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Here is the main talking points

 

The Substitutions
Once again Colin Kelly got an impact from the bench Derek Crilly, Derek Maguire, Conor Grimes, Shane O’Hanlon but it poses the question.

If they were all fit to come in why didn’t they start?

Especially one our most experienced players Derek Crilly, Hat-trick aside there should always be a place for Crilly in Louth’s first 15.

If you missed his goals here they all are in one video.

 

We have the players
This excuse of not having the players is a cop out, sure we lost PK,Shane and others but that talk is a nonsensical excuse.
After we managed to claw our way back into the game to take the lead through Adrian Reid, the Louth  players  showed some serious mettle and character.
On that evidence alone that they we have the talent required to compete at this level and more. I just don’t think we are getting the best out of our players or setting up in the right way.
Believe it or not Tipperary are a good side but they were there for the taking yesterday. We scored 3-11 against them that is enough to win most games.

Set up and shut up shop
We have conceded 102 points in total in the league this year, the highest amount in Division 3.

But

Pop Rath done as good of a marking job on Conor Sweeney as you’ll see all year. Paddy Reilly is continuing to improve at full back, Kevin Toner looks like he’s been there for years. while Anthony Williams continues to look comfortable at this level and James Stewart the same.
So individually defending in not the problem. the way we are setting up is.

Relegation Operation
After yesterday our focus now is seriously avoiding the Division 4 trapdoor.

There are two teams below us. Wexford and Limerick, on two points.

Their run-in looks like this.
Wexford have Fermanagh at home and Tipp away.
(I can’t see Wexford getting another point.)
While Limerick play Clare at home and then us in Drogheda.

To keep it in our own hands we need to nab at least a point in Armagh and beat Limerick at home on the last day.

It can be done and we are more than good enough to do it.

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