Wednesday, April 16, 2008

St. Pat's Athletic 2 Linfield 0

Setanta Cup, Richmond Park, Tuesday 15th April 2008

Team: Mannus, Douglas, McShane (O'Kane 68), Gault, Murphy, McAreavy, Dickson, Mulgrew, Downey (Curran 71), Stewart (Kearney 63), Thompson

Attendance: approx 1600 (ca. 800 Linfield fans)

A great day out ruined by a woeful Linfield performance.

Men against boys. Any team with pace will trouble us greatly, I lost count of the number of times they tore us a new arsehole, driving holes the size of Jim Kerr's mouth through our defence.

DJ's substitutions are reactionary, knee-jerk, and becoming of a petulant under-12s manager. You just know that one mistake from Stewart, or Downey, in the second half, and he'll haul them off. Stewart's treatment, as a NI under-21 striker, is nothing short of a disgrace.

Tired legs or not, we were second to every ball, were bereft of ideas, resorting to hoofball up to Thompson, who sometimes managed to flick it on to, err, nobody.

I'll ask it again, what is the point of Curran?

McShane should never play in a Blue shirt again, he's done.

Downey and Maccers, too fat and unfit. Downey is one ballgreedy moany so-and-so.

We have one big fucking team rebuilding job in store over the summer. I can see 7 or 8 leaving in the summer.

Thank goodness for Tino.

Oh, and well done Pat's, played us off the park. What a second goal.

Lots of photos from a new source here.

Highlights here:

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