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    Good win for City away to Bohs last night, 0-1

    Waterford also made a statement with a 3 - nil win away at St. Pats. Saints had challenged legality of Waterford’s place in the Europa League and got in instead
    "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

    Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

    Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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      City beat UCD 2-0 tonight and climbed, however temporarily, to seventh in the table, 15 points behind Dundalk who went top, beating Bohs 2-0.

      City were livelier at the start than in recent games.

      The opening goal was a scrambled affair. A free on the City right sent into the box, wasn't cleared and Shepperd put it in after a bit of Pinball.

      1-0 at HT and College put City under a bit of pressure, at the start of the second half. They forced two or three corners, for which City brought everyone back, and hit the bar from oneof them.

      Just as the writer thought College were going to equalise, City went up the left, the ball was crossed low and Cummins scored at the front post.

      There wasn't much excitement after that.

      College play a nice passing game but have no real "end product". They have only scored 13 goals from 16 games. ( Mind, City have only scored 15 from 16 themselves)

      "The Dundalk" are in the Cross this night week. That will tell a lot.
      Last edited by Piquet; 10th-May-2019, 21:54.

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        City have been draw to play the winners of Progres Neiderkorn of Luxembourg or Cardiff Metropolitan University in the first Qualifying Round of the Europa League.

        Matches to be played on the 11th and 18th of July, details later.

        EDIT City will be at home for the first leg on the 11th of July.
        Last edited by Piquet; 19th-June-2019, 19:10.

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          City got what Basil Fawlty threatened his car when it conked out on his Gourmet Night tonight.

          They were twice guilty of "foostering in one's Penalty area rather than clearing the ball" in the first quarter and paid the price each time.

          The next resulted from a free in the inside right channel* about 25 yards out. Daire O Connell in the wall got a yellow for Handball and a Pen was awarded.
          It was saved but Junior, the taker scored on the rebound.

          The fourth was as a result of more sloppy defending when Derry took a short corner and crossed to the far post where Junior completed his Hat trick.

          The one good point of the night came in the 88th minute.
          Not so much Cummins's goal, that was sloppy enough, rather McCormack's reaction.

          He picked the ball out of the net, ran back towards half way and stopped to ask the Ref how much was left before continuing back to put the ball on the centre spot for the restart.

          I can imagine the halftime talk was similar to that in Mike Basset Football Manager.

          Thanks to the Blues losing tonight, City stay in seventh, eleven points ahead of Harps in the Play-off spot.

          They travel to Ballybofey on Monday night before "entertaining" the Boh-es tonight week.


          * Ask your Parent or your Grandparent.
          Last edited by Piquet; 29th-June-2019, 11:13.

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            A scoreless draw in the Cross tonight.
            Neither 'keeper was troubled. City might have had a Pen in the last minute when the Bohs No1 assaulted Shepperd but Mr Matthews belongs to the Brian Cody School of Refereeing if tonight's performance is typical.

            Waterford and Harps were both beaten tonight so City are inching away from them.

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              City have a Friendly v Preston North End on Monday at 7:00 pm and the First Qualifying Round First Leg v Progres Neiderkorn of Luxembourg on Thursday night at 7:45.

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                I'm afraid City came second tonight to a not very impressive Progrès Neiderkorn side at the Cross.

                As Eamon Dunphy used to say, what you get away with at a lower level will catch you out at the upper levels.

                City reverted to their recent habit of failing to clear the ball from their own area and on ten minutes payed the price.

                On 20 minutes they conceded a Pen for a tackle less severe, I'm my opinion, than the one he let go in the Progrès area a few minutes previously. 0-2 after 20.

                City took off their right back and brought on Markie Sull shortly aftewards.

                ​​​A few minutes later, City got a Pen of their own. The 'keeper dived to his right and Shepperd put the ball straight down the middle. Unfortunately, the 'keeper managed to deflect the ball over with his foot.

                That was it, really as regards scoring chances.

                The 'Gers will not be coming to the Cross this season, at any rate.

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                  Jesus lads, Progres are ****e. Cork are in some state.

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                    It looks like City died with their boots on tonight. They got the tie back to level at 2-2 but conceded and couldn't score again to win on away Goals.

                    As it happens, I'm in Split tonight, where the local boys Hajduk ( pronounced High duck) played a Maltese team tonight.

                    They led 2-0 from the away leg and took the lead early on but conceded three times, the last one being after 90+ 6 to lose on Away Goals.

                    The faithful are reasonably civil about it in the local hostelries.

                    EDIT: Although according to Total Croatia News, the local ultras cut up rough in the Stadium, throwing seats onto the running track, invading the pitch and chasing after players until the Polis intervened.
                    Last edited by Piquet; 19th-July-2019, 07:58.

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                      City lost 4-2 at home to the real Rovers tonight.

                      They were guilty of not playing to the whistle for the first, a player coming back from an Offside position left the ball and his teammate dummied, beat another defender and passed to the net in a Jimmy Greaves manner.

                      City equlalised almost immediately but I was busy texting my Sligo Brother-in-law about their goal so I missed it.

                      City were once again guilty of foostering in their own area, not for the first time this season and not for the last time tonight, shortly before halftime and Coughlan, a City old boy pounced. 1-2 at HT.

                      City started the second half well, putting Rovers under a lot of pressure but on the hour mark, lost the ball in midfield.

                      Parkes to Coughlan to Twardek who made ground in the inside right channel, crossed and Parkes scored.

                      Shortly after this a man in front of me said "we should be 6-1 down" and noone around disagreed.

                      In fairness to City, they kept trying, had a few near misses and Griffin put a beauty into the top corner with about 20 left.

                      It was end to end stuff from then but City's weakness as mentioned above manifested itself again and Coughlan scored again.

                      There were 2469 there, I can't see that many there on Monday night for the visit of Waterford but you never know.
                      Last edited by Piquet; 30th-August-2019, 23:17. Reason: Typos

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                        Well, 1962 turned up at the Cross tonight to see City lose 1-2 to Waterford.

                        The Blues dominated play from the start but City took the lead about a half hour in when a corner on the City left was taken short and O'Connor brought it to the corner of the Box and buried it in the far top corner.

                        They were well on top 'till half time but Waterford might have scored again but Ryan saved well.

                        (Nults might find it hard to get his game back on tonight's performance INHO)

                        City might have scored again, but as the half wore on the Blues got more into it and they equalised with five or so to go through their Centre Half, from open play!!!

                        Just on the 90, a City attack broke down and they conceded a breakaway goal.

                        The better (not by much) team won.

                        City are still seven points ahead of Harps who are in the Play-off spot, with seven games to go.

                        They meet in the Cross on the 20th of Sep.

                        (The same might as Munster A play Cardiff A in Musser.

                        The Rugby is at six, the Wendyball is at a quarter to eight.

                        Both matches can be accommodated .)

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                          2016 people witnessed an atrocious scoreless draw at the Cross tonight.

                          The first serious shot on goal (apart from the Pen) was in the 85th minute.

                          Young Ryan in the City goal tipped it over.

                          The Pen, for City was put straight down the middle, the 'keeper went left but saved with his foot .

                          The point that City got, coupled with the loss by UCD, meant that City will not be automatically relegated. They need six more points to avoid the Playoff.

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                            City beat UCD 3-2 tonight in front of 2047 to ensure Premier Division Football next season. The win and Harps' loss kept City up.

                            It wasn't a great game by any stretch of the imagination but they kept going 'till the end.

                            College will go straight down with Harps in the Play off unless they get two wins out of the last two games, Harps lose both and College overturn the 19 goal advantage.
                            Last edited by Piquet; 11th-October-2019, 21:58. Reason: 19 goals, not 20

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                              City beat Dundalk 1-0 in front of 2354 tonight, despite the best efforts of Mr Hennessey.

                              I can't remember the last time a home team won 1-0 and the Ref was boohed to the echo as he went off.

                              The win was just about deserved but it would have been a lot more comfortable were it not for his one-sided performance.

                              EDIT Harps beat Waterford to make sure of the Play-off spot and send College down.

                              FURTHER EDIT Cabinteely drew 1-1 with Drogheda in the First Leg of the Div 1 Play-off in Blackrock RFC.
                              Last edited by Piquet; 18th-October-2019, 21:22.

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