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06 Mar 15 15:10
Date Joined: 20 May 10
| Topic/replies: 9,152 | Blogger: Rocketfingers's blog
Could be a decent league this season with a number of sides in the running for the title. Johnny Ward in the RP tips up both Rovers to win it, can't argue with his selections in terms of what is probably value.
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Report workrider March 24, 2015 10:13 PM GMT
Shows what kind of supporter you are , delight in his teams defeat , shameful ..Infact it beggers belief ...Then Norma come along shouting his praise ffs , He must have quickly forgotten you last football tip....Laugh..As a aside , the REAL Rovers did the business , get over it mate lots more of the same on the way to you poor Sligo lads before the seasons finished.....
Report Rocketfingers March 24, 2015 10:21 PM GMT
Can't be like you Wonks have to earn my crust at the game, anyway no worries Workrider give me a shout the next time and i'll buy you your ticket up so you can support your team, hell i'll even throw in a couple of cans of dutch for you Wink
Report workrider March 24, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
Now Now Rocket , I think its yourself might be in need of a little charity , and you KNOW what I mean by that....Cool
Report Rocketfingers March 24, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
No thankfully i actually don't, anyway my offer still stands, now i don't want to hear of you stuck again, you hear Wink
Report huddys March 24, 2015 10:54 PM GMT
Something that I could never do would be back against the team that I love,great result for us tonight,bring on the bohs on Friday,
Report Rocketfingers March 24, 2015 11:02 PM GMT
I would gladly wager i have a bigger pot than you dickie Cool
Report richters March 24, 2015 11:07 PM GMT
You don't bet,carers allowance must be due in at midnight is it?
Report Rocketfingers March 24, 2015 11:09 PM GMT
Keep telling yourself that mate Wink
Report pa lapsy March 24, 2015 11:09 PM GMT
Values are out the window here.
Report richters March 24, 2015 11:12 PM GMT
Your a plotless mug who's life is this forum.....nuff said really.....
Report freddiek March 24, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
this is the guy who tipped QPR the weekend. Feckin QPR!!
Report Rocketfingers March 24, 2015 11:16 PM GMT
Dickie keep telling yourself this, you're absolutely seething Wink
Report pa lapsy March 24, 2015 11:16 PM GMT
A snake in the grass who couldn,t look you in the eye and stab you in the back.
Report Rocketfingers March 24, 2015 11:20 PM GMT
Anyway chaps, good win, i think i upset a lot of people with it, i hope you had even a small % what i had on it Laugh
Report richters March 24, 2015 11:24 PM GMT
Good stuff take the wee lady to the glasshouse for the evening...or has she moved on with duffys circus when they moved to tubercurry,.
Report Rocketfingers March 24, 2015 11:32 PM GMT
Well i am glad you acknowledge that at least i can afford to bring her for a meal dickie, can't imagine you dining anywhere but McD's looking at your record of tips on here Wink

Ha i think a certain someone would have seen his team lose than me win this bet, seething Cool
Report pa lapsy March 24, 2015 11:42 PM GMT
How come you are talking on here about someone you have met up with and discussing him on here in that light though i don't believe it for a second?
Did you exchange pleasantries when ye met?
Report Rocketfingers March 24, 2015 11:45 PM GMT
Gents i am off to count my winnings, night.
Report pa lapsy March 24, 2015 11:46 PM GMT
Hard one to answer alright.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 25, 2015 11:01 AM GMT
Pos Team Pld  W  D  L  F  A  Diff  Pts

1  Dundalk 4  4  0  0  8  0  8  12 
2  Shamrock Rovers 4  3  1  0  5  1  4  10 
3  Bohemian FC 4  3  0  1  6  3  3  9 
4  Cork City 4  2  2  0  8  1  7  8 
5  Drogheda United 4  2  1  1  5  4  1  7 
6  St. Patrick's Athletic 4  2  0  2  5  4  1  6 
7  Longford Town 4  1  1  2  4  5  -1  4 
8  Derry City 4  1  1  2  3  5  -2  4 
9  Galway FC 4  1  0  3  2  6  -4  3 
10  Sligo Rovers 4  0  2  2  5  7  -2  2 
11  Limerick 4  0  2  2  3  11  -8  2 
12  Bray Wanderers 4  0  0  4  0  7  -7  0
Report paulie wallnuts March 25, 2015 12:31 PM GMT



Report applehunter March 25, 2015 4:34 PM GMT
Poor stuff at the Cross last night.

Poor technique from players playing in their wrong positions.

Good crowd down from Galway and they should be happy with their side. Some decent young players in their ranks.
Report huddys March 25, 2015 4:43 PM GMT
Good to hear Galway brought a good crowd down with them,id say they should be ok and stay up this year,have to say I love the trip down to galway,we have had many a drinking session with the galways lads before,sound bunch of guys,how has shep been for Cork applehunter?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 25, 2015 7:02 PM GMT

Greg Bolger St. Pat’s midfielder scored an early contender for Goal of the Season.
Report pa lapsy March 25, 2015 11:31 PM GMT
Not too sure what that makes you.
Report applehunter March 26, 2015 11:55 AM GMT

He's been ok so far. Good that he finally got his goal vs Galway. Hate to see strikers with a monkey on their back.

Reminds me of Daryl Kavanagh(in a good way). Leads the line well. Strong on the ball.

Played on the left of a front 3 on Tuesday. We'll have a better idea after the 1st round of games.
Report workrider March 26, 2015 4:31 PM GMT
One thing about  Shep Applehunter , he ALWAYS gives his all , has a great eye for goal ...If he was a horse in training it would be with M Jonhstone i.e..Always trying ...
Report slickster March 26, 2015 9:12 PM GMT
JOHNSTON  horses always trying?????? You on a wind up here wonky???????? Listen up, go and play with your trumpet or something. Leave the serious stuff alone ffs.
Report workrider March 26, 2015 9:56 PM GMT
Boychild , you are getting like your mate Rocket , low attension span kicking in again...
Report slickster March 26, 2015 10:16 PM GMT
Explain please.  Think you've had one too many sherries!
Report workrider March 26, 2015 10:19 PM GMT
Ok Boychild , the name on M J  ..Horseboxes is ....Always trying ...Simple ..Why I even bother ...
Report slickster March 26, 2015 10:27 PM GMT
You talking horses or horseboxes here wonks? And how in God's name has "low attention span" come into the field of play? Bedtime wonks...
Report workrider March 26, 2015 10:31 PM GMT
Thats a good idea son , now off to bed theres a good boy , mammy will be along soon with a nice cup of horlicks for you ,  night night ..
Report workrider March 27, 2015 11:53 AM GMT
The poor sod must have went out like a light ...Tonights game should be full of the usual derby bustle , these games rarely bring good football with them , hopefully tonight is an exception ..For the life of me cant see us get beat , so a lay of Bohs is the play....
Report frank60 March 27, 2015 1:22 PM GMT
Rovers 1.82 to win W/R  BOHS 5.6 and the draw 3.6 , Rovers should win ;Bohs may have a hangover after getting stuffed by Dundalk.
Report workrider March 27, 2015 3:04 PM GMT
Frank is Pats squad strong enough this year , I'd be worried that ye don't have players who can walk in and play to a high standrd ..Is there enough talent to continue to challenge if injuries become plentiful is what I'm asking...?
Report frank60 March 27, 2015 3:21 PM GMT
I dont see them winning anything this Season W/R, The squad is not as strong as other seasons,I think Rovers are the only real danger to Dundalk,..   8/1 Rovers to  win 2-0 tonight v Bohs seems the way to go.Good luck
Report freddiek March 27, 2015 3:39 PM GMT
I checked the o/r odds a couple of weeks before the season began and was surprised to see the Pats a couple of ticks lower than Dundalk. Usually the outgoing champ will start the next season as favs. Dundalk are certainly off to a great start and will expect to make it 5/5 tonight.
Report workrider March 27, 2015 3:44 PM GMT
I think we might be on a resurgence Frank , Fenlon has them playing good football and has instilled a new belief in them ...Freddiek , Dundalk with the pitch in their favour will indeed be hard to beat , plus they now have the services of one of the best players in the LOI , in Ronan Finn , a smashing player who we might regret letting go before the season is finished..
Report workrider March 27, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
Went and back us for win @ 1.8 1.79. 1.78...
Report applehunter March 27, 2015 8:00 PM GMT
Daryl Horgan is getting better and better.

A future Ireland international?
Report Rocketfingers March 27, 2015 9:11 PM GMT
I very much hope not for our sake, honestly i don't think he is good enough but a decent lad at te same time. I believe he has not been playing that well up until tonight.
Report freddiek March 27, 2015 9:17 PM GMT

it would be great to see a LOI player getting chosen for the squad.
Report Rocketfingers March 27, 2015 9:58 PM GMT
Only if he is good enough neddieK, btw did anybody how workriders massive odds on shot got on?
Report workrider March 27, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
Another  10 men behind the ball game , Bohs had 1 shot on goal , shameful the way teams line up when they come to Tallaght ..Of course you could say we have instilled the FEAR factor in them ..In all truth it makes for shocking viewing , a good crowd were denied a chance to see two teams express themselves , one team came with the sole intension of not losing at all costs and came away with a point ....
Report Giant Strides March 28, 2015 11:16 AM GMT
Report workrider March 28, 2015 11:17 AM GMT
Great to see you Giant , were you there last night ?...
Report slickster March 28, 2015 11:43 AM GMT
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 28, 2015 12:28 PM GMT
On the accum - pays over 5/1

Cork City
St Patricks

Jarry D'honneur
Felix Yonger
Report Giant Strides March 28, 2015 12:48 PM GMT
Hope you're well wr?
I haven't been to Tallaght for several years now. Too old to be held back after games anymore!
By all accounts we got away with a point but you can't be complaining about teams with less attacking talent than yourselves being happy with a draw. We certainly didn't park the bus against Dundalk and got no luck for doing the opposite. The onus is on Fenlon to find a way to break down those defences.
Report workrider March 28, 2015 12:56 PM GMT
I'm great thank God Giant ,understand the holding back thing ,really annoying all round , but with the few lunatics from both sides I guess its the right thing to do....Fenlon has the right idea though , how the ball didn't hit the net is beyond me ...We will win many away games with the way he has them playing , trick would be to get a early goal ,then they would then have to come out of their shell and come looking for a goal ...Bohs had a lot of youngsters on display and to be fair they stuck to their task well ...Hope you pay us another visit soon mate , God bless...
Report Giant Strides March 28, 2015 2:51 PM GMT
Don't worry wr. I'll be back when we're going for the league again next season! Cool
Be good!
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 28, 2015 6:24 PM GMT
17:45 Bray Wanderers v Cork City - Red Card (36') for Graham Kelly - Straight red for bray for a foul on B Dennehy.

18:30 Limerick v St Pats
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 28, 2015 7:28 PM GMT
Cork had 2 disallowed already & Bray down to 10.....

"But we still just can't score. This will be one of those games that we look back on at the end of the season and regret it. Come on!" - CCFC fan. Whoops
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 28, 2015 7:35 PM GMT
...Corner Kick (86')

"Git in dare you gud ting, BOY !" - obviously CCFC supporter Laugh
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 28, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
2-1 Saints - Limerick score from a free 19 yards out. Limerick looking for an equaliser.

86' Sub for Saints - Conor McCormack replaces Killian Brennan (still 2-1).

89: Caution: Jason Hughes booked.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 28, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
Full-Time: Limerick 1-2 St Pats.
Greene's double gives St. Pat's victory; brave effort by Limerick who scored through Turner.

On the accum - pays over 5/1.
Report applehunter April 3, 2015 11:43 PM BST
Cork City 3 - 0 Derry City

City finally play some ball after a poor start performance wise to the season.

John Caulfield might be stumbling across his best side.

Karl Sheppard scored 2 goals and was lively all night with Liam Miller keeping things flowing in the middle.

After losing Brian Lenihan to Hull last year, his understudy John Kavanagh looks an excellent replacement. Similar player to Seamus Coleman.
Report workrider April 4, 2015 9:42 AM BST
Rovers 3 Galway 0 ....
Applehunter unlike Cork , Galway came and tried to play a open game , no 11 men behind the ball from these lads , fair play to them ..We were always on top and could have won by much more , the early goal made it , Galway had to come and attack and we were ready and waiting , plenty of goals in this Rovers team ..A startling fact ,since Fenlons appointment we have not conceeded a single GOAL in Tallaght , remarkable ...This could be a season of improved attacking football and trophies aplenty ...Rocket will be in hiding somewhere , Sligo about to implode ....
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y April 4, 2015 9:50 AM BST
that's the thing though, they came and played an open game and got stuffed 3-0, Bohs played a lot more conservatively and got their point
Report workrider April 4, 2015 10:36 AM BST
Sadly you're right Premier , footbal going back to the bad old times , the Italian era , even Ipswich last night did the same thing ,1-0 up ,then everyone behind the ball , delighted when Bournemonth came and got the draw ...Coaches are forgetting its a entertainment game fans will vote with their feet and stay away..
Report reb April 4, 2015 11:01 AM BST
workrider, if Ipswich had won 1-0 last night playing ultra-defensive football, their fans would be delighted this morning as it would have been a big step towards promotion. Fans,in general, value success over entertainment.
Report workrider April 4, 2015 11:07 AM BST
Reb ,  I have to agree with you , the sad thing is though FOOTBALL is the loser , some of the stuff on offer is horrible to say the least ..Everything comes at a price i suppose...
Report roadrunner46 April 5, 2015 12:01 PM BST
those who cant make horse racing pay, try their luck betting on the footballLaugh
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 11, 2015 10:06 PM BST
10 years ago today Shamrock Rovers entered examinership - One of the biggest cases in Irish insolvency law ensued.
Report applehunter April 13, 2015 11:42 AM BST
Remember them playing us(Cork City) at Turners Cross for a home game.

Think I have the programme at home somewhere.
Report huddys April 13, 2015 12:04 PM BST
Ye applehunter remember having to travel down to turners cross that day,correct me if im wrong but didn't you beat us?
Report applehunter April 13, 2015 12:44 PM BST
Can't remember.
Report kiddo112 April 17, 2015 10:39 AM BST
Was just looking at the match odds for Athlone v Cabinteely and several thousand suddenly turned up looking to lay the home team from 1.37-1.42. Nothing like that amount in any other game tonight.Bit strange.
Report workrider April 17, 2015 11:50 AM BST
Ourselves and Dundalk tonight , should be a cracking game if Dundalk come to play , non of this 10 men behind the ball stuff hopefully , ..This will show us how we have come on since Pat took over , Kenny will want to set his seal on this season early , but he could be in for a shock ...A little like Pac v May contest ...
Report kiddo112 April 17, 2015 12:09 PM BST
Athlone lay money gone again. Wonder will it reappear.
Report frank60 April 17, 2015 1:02 PM BST
W/R Dundalk wont be unhappy with 0-0 ,i backed it at 8.2 here for small money, i hope im wrong the rovers fans haven,t had a lot to cheer goal wise at Tallaght this season,.. Nice to hear from you Kiddo, off for a shower spend the morning in the garden[ got to get rid of the agricultural smell ;-]
Report applehunter April 17, 2015 1:30 PM BST
Should be an emotional night for all Rovers fans.

Set up for a cracker.
Report workrider April 17, 2015 4:30 PM BST
Frank , that could be a good bet at the end of the night all things considered ...
Report frank60 April 17, 2015 4:47 PM BST
ITS a bet i wouldn,t mind loseing W/R , You have seen a few 0-0 draws this season in tallaght.
Report workrider April 17, 2015 4:57 PM BST
Frank I shudder to think what the rest of the season might bring tbh ,its terrible the way teams are setting up against us week after week , yes its effictive as Cork , Bohs , have shown but by God its a nightmare to watch ..
Coaches are killing the beautiful game ...
Report kiddo112 April 17, 2015 5:09 PM BST
Thanks frank. Yep, don't be on here much at all anymore. Hope your luck has been good.
Report frank60 April 17, 2015 5:58 PM BST
The last 2  weeks have been good Kiddo, makes a change.
Report applehunter April 17, 2015 11:12 PM BST
By all accounts the Rovers game lived up to its billing.

Pats & City the nights beneficiaries.
Report Rocketfingers April 17, 2015 11:43 PM BST
When you have a man advantage and crate one chance for the last 35 minutes against your so called title rivals at home, it means one thing YOU won't be champions.
Report workrider April 17, 2015 11:59 PM BST
A smashing game end to end stuff , At last a team came to Tallaght to try and play ball . Dundalk  took a undeserved lead on the stroke of half time due to a Kenna plunder ..The restart was only seconds old when Ronan Finn scored  their second and went from hero too zero in twenty seconds flat ..Ronan headed straight to the Rovers fans to celebrate , not the done thing now is it ..The fans who had warmly welcomed him back turned on him in anger ..Rovers got back into the game when the Dundalk keeper was sent off ..Drennan drove the ball home and it was game on , shortly afterwards the Rovers hero smashed home a cracker , making the net bulge with a rocket like shot to the top corner ..We had plenty of chances to win it , but the Dundalk rearguard manfully held us off , infact they nearly snatched it in the dying seconds ...More of this please ..
Report frank60 April 18, 2015 12:06 AM BST
im glad to hear it was a good game W/R ,I was hopeing that Rovers could get a winner to suit the Saints , Dundalk will take some stopping now.
Report workrider April 18, 2015 12:14 AM BST
Not really Frank ,we totally outplayed them across the middle of the Park , they even took off Horan we were that dominent , still a top class game ..Off to the UK early tomorrow for a week , might make Bath next tues , have had my shower ,just waiting on OZY to tuck me in ....Laugh..Night and God bless Frank...
Report frank60 April 18, 2015 12:42 AM BST
Report Ozymandius April 18, 2015 9:21 AM BST
Bon Voyage, Wonks.

Passport.......... ☑
Medication........ ☑
Colouring Book.... ☑
Barrys Tea........ ☑
Blue Stratos...... ☑
Rovers Top.........☑
Report CheltenhamRoar April 24, 2015 8:46 PM BST
Great game on the box tonight,Currently 2-1 Dundalk (v Cork)
Report workrider April 24, 2015 10:20 PM BST
Yes Chelt caught the 2nd half and it proved to be a cracker , best team lost...
Report punkha1 April 24, 2015 10:27 PM BST
Best team lost?? Don't talk crap workrider. Even all the city fans online that I read conceded that the better team won.
Report workrider April 24, 2015 10:38 PM BST
Well then Dundalk must have had a hell of a first half Punkha ,because all I saw , apart from Dundalk hitting the upright ,was wave after wave of Cork attacks...
Report punkha1 April 24, 2015 10:48 PM BST
Cork's goal was a complete fluke & bar a goalmouth scramble created very little.Think we were well worth the three points.
Report workrider April 24, 2015 10:56 PM BST
Fair enough , as stated ,only saw 2nd half and imo Cork were the better team...
Report applehunter April 25, 2015 9:16 AM BST
Dundalk well worth their win.

Dominated midfield with Chris Sheilds impressing.

This was a test for Caulfield to see if he and the team had progressed since last season. They haven't
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 25, 2015 3:43 PM BST
Cork City 1 Dundalk 2 - Classy Towell bags ninth goal of the season to sink Cork

CORK City were left with an empty feeling in front of a full house as Dundalk inflicted more pain on John Caulfield.
Stephen Kenny has enjoyed victory in all four meetings between these sides since Caulfield’s appointment made City a force again, with last year’s treble proving the difference in the title race.
Dundalk demonstrated champion class in this intense affair with goals either side of the break from Richie Towell, which brings his personal tally to nine in six matches, the perfect response to falling behind in a match for the first time in this campaign.

It extends their advantage at the top to five points with the Louthmen showing ominous intent in their mission to retain the crown.
The streets around Turner’s Cross were heaving with fans 90 minutes before kick-off and the stadium was packed to its capacity of 6,900 when ref Rob Rogers set proceedings under way. Happily, the big occasion delivered in terms of entertainment value.

Cork came into this game with a perfect home record, yet it was clear from the outset that it would be tested by the champions who assumed control once they recovered from allowing Karl Sheppard an early free header.
Chris Shields mopped up in front of the back four, providing the platform for Richie Towell and Ronan Finn to support Dave McMillan. City were under the cosh and their shape was disrupted when a serious injury ended John Dunleavy’s participation. Liam Miller dropped back alongside Colin Healy to make room for Garry Buckley.

Dundalk continued to be sharper in possession and movement and came close when a superb Daryl Horgan 25-yarder crashed back off the bar.
Therefore, they had reason to feel aggrieved when the deadlock was broken in odd fashion by the natives as a routine Billy Dennehy cross caused confusion and made its way past Gary Rogers via a slight touch off Andy Boyle.

Cork responded positively and could have doubled their advantage with Dennehy denied firstly by Rogers and then by a series of Lilywhite blocks.
But they couldn’t hold onto their lead until the interval and conceded in the two minutes of added time as McNulty’s weak punch from a Darren Meenan corner was expertly controlled and dispatched by Towell after John O’Flynn stopped tracking his run.

Cork emerged with similar sloppiness which was punished inside 65 seconds as a mazy run from the tireless McMillan drew a clumsy foul from Darren Dennehy and a penalty that Towell slotted past McNulty. This set up an absorbing second half as the Leesiders went in search of a leveller playing into their favoured Shed end. A frantic scramble that concluded with Darren Dennehy hooking over from six yards frustrated the masses.
Yet there was relief as McMillan struck the woodwork from a counter at the other end after Kenny withdrew Finn and sent in Stephen O’Donnell.

Cork’s introduction of Mark O’Sullivan and switch to 4-4-2 gave them impetus, but they were kept at arm’s length by a savvy visiting rearguard with Billy Dennehy set-pieces and a nod wide from Sheppard the sum total of their late endeavours.

Dundalk were always one step ahead, though, and this result affirms their position in the pecking order at a vital juncture.

Cork City – McNulty, Kavanagh, Bennett, D Dennehy, Gaynor (Lehane 84); Dunleavy (Buckley 20), Healy; B Dennehy, Miller, Sheppard; O’Flynn (O’Sullivan 66).
Dundalk – Rogers, Gannon, Gartland, Boyle, Massey; Meenan (Mountney 74), Shields, Towell, Horgan (Grimes 79); Finn (O’Donnell 62); McMillan
ref – R Rogers (Dublin)
Report workrider May 15, 2015 11:52 PM BST
Rovers are becoming frustrating , tonight a prime example ,early goal and they think its all over .. Got caught napping  allowed Longford get right back into it and nearly paid the price , in fact Longford could have got a few more and would have deserved it .We won't be challageing for top honours in this form ..
Report workrider May 22, 2015 10:29 PM BST
Any of the Cork lads from here at the game tonight.?
Report freddiek May 22, 2015 10:32 PM BST
I remember checking the outright a week or so before the season began and Pats were favs ahead of Dundalk.

was surprised at the time and its been a terrible season so far for them..
Report workrider May 22, 2015 11:10 PM BST
Their seasons almost finished already Freddiek, if we beat them in the cup its goodnight Ballivor.
Report applehunter May 23, 2015 2:15 AM BST
I was at the game.

Awful stuff. 2 teams playing "not to lose football."

No surprise to see Fenlon play that way he always had down here but it was up to City to set the tempo but they failed miserably.

Same old problems. Lot of grumbles leaving the Cross tonight.
Report workrider May 23, 2015 10:39 AM BST
Thanks Applehunter,  Think Pat just returned the favour after what ye did in Tallaght though.  If coaches dont buck up and try to play decent football I can see people not turning up,then were will will be.
Report applehunter May 23, 2015 1:04 PM BST
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