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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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