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Replying To fredflint:  "Lets not get carried away with one win, We will eat up Laois (who are top of the table) yet we wouldn't beat Leitrim who currently sit bottom of Div 3. Well thats clear as mud."
I'd call that result today "eating up Laois "Fred

goonie (Cavan) - Posts: 281 - 16/02/2020 21:42:47    2268031

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Replying To goonie:  "I'd call that result today "eating up Laois "Fred"
It was but as you know I was pointing out the mixed messages in your original post, if you'd have asked me I would be told you I fancied us to beat an over hyped Laois.

fredflint (Cavan) - Posts: 1289 - 16/02/2020 22:18:31    2268036

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It's hard to see how this team beat Armagh as we were easily the better team today. The game was well-managed by Cavan. We seem to have got very good at finding a player in support when we need them while at the same time looking for opportunities to attack. Somebody mentioned that midfield needed sorting I'm not so sure. In the second half we had McKernan galligan McGee and conroy across the middle when needed and I liked the tactic. We seemed very good at inter changing position when needed. Martin Reilly was excellent and everywhere.. gunner Holla Pierson smith and so many were good too..

ponger (Cavan) - Posts: 422 - 17/02/2020 01:28:25    2268058

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well done to the lads, that's two really impressive wins on the bounce considering where this squad is coming from. like everyone else on here I was worried about the league and more so by the attitude when you see so many lads walking away for various reasons. but the point was made that whos there is there and they would be better just getting on with it, which it appears they certainly have!! I know its only two wins but some lads thrown in at the deep end seem to be going really well and taking big roles upon themselves, I feel that they are safe now and they will pick up a few more points here and there, three weeks ago people would laugh but looking at that league table it's hard not to think that maybe Cavan could be in the promotion hunt again!!! I know the lads would love to meet Armagh again!! also I must add that the lads look in super shape. keep it going and I'm looking forward to brewster which has been a very happy hunting ground for us over the years.

theweanling (Cavan) - Posts: 387 - 17/02/2020 13:19:50    2268144

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Replying To theweanling:  "well done to the lads, that's two really impressive wins on the bounce considering where this squad is coming from. like everyone else on here I was worried about the league and more so by the attitude when you see so many lads walking away for various reasons. but the point was made that whos there is there and they would be better just getting on with it, which it appears they certainly have!! I know its only two wins but some lads thrown in at the deep end seem to be going really well and taking big roles upon themselves, I feel that they are safe now and they will pick up a few more points here and there, three weeks ago people would laugh but looking at that league table it's hard not to think that maybe Cavan could be in the promotion hunt again!!! I know the lads would love to meet Armagh again!! also I must add that the lads look in super shape. keep it going and I'm looking forward to brewster which has been a very happy hunting ground for us over the years."
That Armagh league game was an outlier. They were coming after us after Ulster last year. They beat us well in the McKenna Cup, then again in the league with a very strong team that had a lot of starters from the Ulster semi. Our two games had a lot of new young lads first of all, and then the more established fellas in the league who were playing for the first time this year. We're up and going now and the lads are looking fit, in form, and going well. Not saying we'd beat Armagh, but if we played them next week, it'd be a lot closer than the first game would suggest...

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 944 - 17/02/2020 15:23:33    2268176

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Replying To Loughduff Lad:  "That Armagh league game was an outlier. They were coming after us after Ulster last year. They beat us well in the McKenna Cup, then again in the league with a very strong team that had a lot of starters from the Ulster semi. Our two games had a lot of new young lads first of all, and then the more established fellas in the league who were playing for the first time this year. We're up and going now and the lads are looking fit, in form, and going well. Not saying we'd beat Armagh, but if we played them next week, it'd be a lot closer than the first game would suggest..."
Yeah, by all accounts the training from November thru January was insane and the lads were leggy up in Armagh as a result.
They've eased off now that we're into the league and the work done is starting to pay off by the looks of things.
At the start of the campaign, I'd have said we'd lose to Armagh, Kildare and Roscommon, and win the rest of our games. Still on track to do that and I'd say possibly beat Kildare or Ros. That would get us promoted for the 3rd time in our last 3 division 2 campaigns despite losing key men each time.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3736 - 17/02/2020 16:48:25    2268201

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Have to say I didn't see that coming. Black card was a help and the wind seem to die a bit in the second half. Not often we get luck like that. Stilll, you have to play your football to win and these lads are beginning to look consistent.

Great to have a few leaders like Holla and Martin R. The way the results are going I'd say 6 points would keep us up. It would be great to get the two in Brewster, but that will be more difficult now that we will be taken a bit more seriously than at the start of the campaign.

Theres nothing to cheer Cavan people up more than an improving team at this time of the year. Long may it continue. Well done all.

ondforty (Cavan) - Posts: 431 - 17/02/2020 21:09:10    2268244

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