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Replying To Yourjoking:  "so who's the great white hope now of down football?"
T McEntee onwards upwards Down football now

Thekid14 (Down) - Posts: 202 - 21/08/2018 23:21:28    2135489

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Is Paddy Tally..out of the running?
The Irish News had Banty interested this morning?

dunmaguire (Down) - Posts: 74 - 22/08/2018 14:00:10    2135607

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Replying To dunmaguire:  "Is Paddy Tally..out of the running?
The Irish News had Banty interested this morning?"
Say it sorted a week ago.?

Thekid14 (Down) - Posts: 202 - 22/08/2018 16:36:41    2135655

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I called this nearly 2 months ago that Paddy was the man for the job. Let me know if you want any more predictions from the Oracle!

ParisHilton (Down) - Posts: 37 - 23/08/2018 22:21:59    2136124

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Great appointment for Down but I worry that unless Paddy has immediate success he will be hounded out by the "Down Way" brigade because of his modern ways just like they did with the Armagh man a couple of years ago.

downredhand (Tyrone) - Posts: 556 - 23/08/2018 22:48:13    2136130

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Replying To downredhand:  "Great appointment for Down but I worry that unless Paddy has immediate success he will be hounded out by the "Down Way" brigade because of his modern ways just like they did with the Armagh man a couple of years ago."
100% correct. Dedicating your life to the betterment of the team isn't enough for some people to consider them as "Down men". As soon as they accept the role they should be treated as one of our own. Even living in the county for 20 odd years isn't enough for some people!

AnDunCeanada (Down) - Posts: 90 - 24/08/2018 13:14:19    2136260

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Renowned for his defensive setups, which alone will bring limited success, much will depend on the attacking strategy, and I'm glad to see Benny assisting to counteract. How much sway Benny has in my opinion will determine Paddy's, and Downs, success, but has to be given full support from all corners for the next few years to eradicate the rot that has set in.

Burnsey (Down) - Posts: 559 - 24/08/2018 13:17:31    2136262

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we have got to be happy with this appointment he has a v good track record, seems to be v well respected from players and fellow coaches .
His strengths our organising teams ( hopefully benny can bring some better forward play ) and his man management which unfortunately Eamon lacked with good players leaving because of this.
Short term getting the best players playing for county and winning div 3 is a must then we can build i for one I'm happy with this appointment already looking forward to the start of league.

Yourjoking (USA) - Posts: 502 - 24/08/2018 15:44:45    2136334

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Replying To Yourjoking:  "we have got to be happy with this appointment he has a v good track record, seems to be v well respected from players and fellow coaches .
His strengths our organising teams ( hopefully benny can bring some better forward play ) and his man management which unfortunately Eamon lacked with good players leaving because of this.
Short term getting the best players playing for county and winning div 3 is a must then we can build i for one I'm happy with this appointment already looking forward to the start of league."
100% agree ,, Definitely think this is the best we could of wished for , definitely winning div 3 would be capable and a good way to build for championship .Benny being involved definitely a good move to get forwards moving etc

topdownfan (Down) - Posts: 555 - 25/08/2018 12:42:59    2136493

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Firstly well done to the 5 man committee , for getting this appointment over the line, theres now doubt Paddy had a list of assurances that would need to be in place, and all credit to the Co board for giving that the green light
Its now up to the best players in Down to put their hand up and say .Im in,

For me ,Div 3 is an absolute must, and when we take a serious look at whats in Ulster, we should have nothing to fear, providing are best players make themselves available

germac (Down) - Posts: 270 - 26/08/2018 21:06:05    2136684

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