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Originally posted by scottyccfc scottyccfc wrote:

Dundalk have 8 full time paid backroom staff? Is this correct? No wonder they are miles ahead with fitness.
Where does all this money come from? (Genuine question not a typical LOI dig)

Fyffes are heavily sponsoring them aren't they? Not a LOI dig either. Backroom expertise is invaluable at clubs and if it has to be paid for so be it. It's not fair to be asking the same people volunteer continuously and then slaughtering them when they may mistakes.
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Which makes it all the more irritating that the first think Kenny did at Rovers was fire the full time backroom staff, including the S&C coach....
 
Completely agree with the sentiment though, I think a full time S&C coach and physio is vital, more clubs should sacrifice that extra player or two and use the money for the above.
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If clubs don't copy Dundalk's approach to strength and conditioning, then Dundalk will go ahead and do 4 in a Row or maybe more.

It's not just that they are fitter on the pitch, it's also that they can put out their first choice team most weeks. Even Stevie O'Donnell doesn't seem to get the niggling injuries he used to always have, the only period he's missed in 3 years has been for a very serious injury.
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I think they are, certainly post Kenny Rovers have a full time S&C coach. A major factor is also that Dundalk by and large have kept the same team together for 3 years. Players who aren't used to that sort of intensity of training need time to adapt to it, Dundalk have been over that hump.
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The real test of this Dundalk side will be when Towell and Horgan surely leave in the winter. Then they'll have to rebuild. They never really replaced hogan with a like for like player, just other players around the team stepped up with goals.
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Its all well and good having a S&C coach but its more important to have a squad with the mentality to embrace the information he gives them. The whole Dundalk are the fittest in the league has been over hyped as an easy way to describe the reason for Dundalk being so far ahead of the rest of the league.
 
As for rebuilding the squad, when Hoban left many pundits and general LOI fans said we would struggle to replace his goals. Which has proved not to be the case, Id trust Kenny to find suitable replacements for anyone who moves to pastures greater.
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That bit about embracing the ideas is true. From what I heard O'Donnell saying on SR the other night no one is forcing them to do gym work. They all know if they don't they will fall out of the first team.
I'd be of the opinion that the bare minimum any League of Ireland player should be doing is 4-5 gym sessions a week. A decent jog/run after that would hardly be excessive for players playing in the national league. Unfortunately that's not the case and why Dundalks work is exceptional.

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Well deserved Dundalk. A joy to watch in action .
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"Shoco" - that pitch invasion from Rovers fans is nothing to be alarmed about. I`d prob have done the same when I was an excitable teenager :) It`s harmless stuff and nothing more than a spillover of emotion after scoring against a top side.

Looking back, I think the timing of Kenny`s appointment in Tallaght was unfortunate. He came in to replace a very successful Michael O`Neill and expectations were at a premium. Kenny ticked all the boxes including being a Tallaght native and having been around the block in management, both here, up North, and in Scotland. He must have looked like the perfect fit for the Rovers board but for whatever reason, results didn`t go his way. 
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Originally posted by Bitored Bitored wrote:

That bit about embracing the ideas is true. From what I heard O'Donnell saying on SR the other night no one is forcing them to do gym work. They all know if they don't they will fall out of the first team.
 


Agree with this. Especially when those lads see the shape Richie Towell is in and the success he has it must push them on also
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The 4 goals last night broke a 92 year old record for the most goals scored in a season, brought our total to 78 beating the previous record of 77 (albeit with less games)

Two goals for Towell brought him to 25 for the season, equalling the premier division record of Byrne and crowe

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Finish with the double next week I reckon!!!!
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Fair play to Dundalk, just won the RTE team of the year award! Beat off some unreal competition! Ireland soccer team, boxing team, Ireland rugby team!
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Dundalk deserved it. I'm surprised that they won it i taught the rugby team were gonna get it.
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Some Twitter meltdown over it, the Dublin bogballers are not very gracious!

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Originally posted by Shoco Shoco wrote:

Some Twitter meltdown over it, the Dublin bogballers are not very gracious!

I wouldn't tar GAA people with the same brush. It just says a lot about a particular element of Dubs.
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They probably thought that you automatically get an award just for showing up.
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