Attacking approach pays off for Longstone
LONGSTONE manager Gregory McCartan insists that there is no chance of his side replicating the defend en masse policy of county teams like Donegal and Dublin.
The Down club currently find themselves fifth in division one with a game and hand and safely through to the next round of the championship following a two-point win over Ballyholland. McCartan feels their attacking instincts have played a big role in their progress.
“To be honest I barely even watch football anymore, the likes of Donegal and that, it bores me.
“I was watching a bit two or three years ago and players can’t even kick the ball 30 yards to a team mate. Midfielders are fist-passing to a man two yards beside them.
“There was a game on there, Galway and Roscommon, and they were going on about this great Galway attacking play – all they were doing was kicking it in on the square.
“When we play five forwards at least in the attack and we try and get quick ball in and as many scores as we can.”
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