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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7125 on: October 18, 2018, 11:36:57 PM »
Off the top of my head:
Bonner (Celtic)
Hughton/Morris (Spurs/Celtic)
O'Leary/McGrath (Arsenal/Man United)
McCarthy/Moran (Celtic/Man United)
Staunton (Liverpool)
Houghton (Liverpool)
Townsend (Chelsea/Villa)
Whelan/Sheedy (Liverpool/Everton)
Quinn/Cascarino (Arsenal/Villa)
Aldridge (Liverpool)

There is some drop off in Irish representation in the top teams in Britain, even with Celtic.
Charlton had it good.
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« Reply #7126 on: October 19, 2018, 12:10:41 AM »
Big drop off, but far more foreign players playing in UK nowadays. Chelsea have won 5 consecutive youth cup and keep sending their young players out on loan.

The Ireland u19s are hope for the future. They have players with the top clubs too , United Spurs, Liverpool  whether they can get their chance or not.
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« Reply #7127 on: October 19, 2018, 05:02:11 AM »
Off the top of my head:
Bonner (Celtic)
Hughton/Morris (Spurs/Celtic)
O'Leary/McGrath (Arsenal/Man United)
McCarthy/Moran (Celtic/Man United)
Staunton (Liverpool)
Houghton (Liverpool)
Townsend (Chelsea/Villa)
Whelan/Sheedy (Liverpool/Everton)
Quinn/Cascarino (Arsenal/Villa)
Aldridge (Liverpool)

There is some drop off in Irish representation in the top teams in Britain, even with Celtic.
Charlton had it good.
Everything changed after 1995

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosman_ruling
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7128 on: October 25, 2018, 03:04:02 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/25/belgium-top-fifa-rankings-england-fifth

"The Republic of Ireland, beaten at home by Wales, are 33rd, one place better off than Northern Ireland. Scotland are 40th."
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« Reply #7129 on: October 25, 2018, 03:44:15 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/25/belgium-top-fifa-rankings-england-fifth

"The Republic of Ireland, beaten at home by Wales, are 33rd, one place better off than Northern Ireland. Scotland are 40th."
John Delaney got his dream of being the 33rd team, 8 years later

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7130 on: October 29, 2018, 10:19:44 PM »
Go on the Harps!

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« Reply #7131 on: November 02, 2018, 09:54:29 PM »
Go on the Harps!!!!!

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« Reply #7132 on: November 08, 2018, 02:26:27 PM »
England Squad Announced - no rice. Is there still a glimmer of hope? Have seen some people saying its out of the question and they wouldnt have him. Surely hes a player we wouldnt be in a position to turn down - after all he is a young player who has had his head turned by the english media, club chairman etc

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« Reply #7133 on: November 08, 2018, 02:38:34 PM »
England Squad Announced - no rice. Is there still a glimmer of hope? Have seen some people saying its out of the question and they wouldnt have him. Surely hes a player we wouldnt be in a position to turn down - after all he is a young player who has had his head turned by the english media, club chairman etc

He was never going to be in their squad. Has to do the paperwork first, which takes a couple of months.

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« Reply #7134 on: November 08, 2018, 02:53:06 PM »
England Squad Announced - no rice. Is there still a glimmer of hope? Have seen some people saying its out of the question and they wouldnt have him. Surely hes a player we wouldnt be in a position to turn down - after all he is a young player who has had his head turned by the english media, club chairman etc

He was never going to be in their squad. Has to do the paperwork first, which takes a couple of months.

Took Grealish a few months to get his clearance to not be picked too.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7135 on: November 08, 2018, 03:33:10 PM »
England Squad Announced - no rice. Is there still a glimmer of hope? Have seen some people saying its out of the question and they wouldnt have him. Surely hes a player we wouldnt be in a position to turn down - after all he is a young player who has had his head turned by the english media, club chairman etc
Not under MON. Rice is dead to him.

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« Reply #7136 on: November 08, 2018, 03:55:30 PM »
Unless Rice is some genius player, it’d be mad not to go with Ireland. Look at the likes of McAteer, Big Cas, Townsend, Houghton, Kilbane, Etc. Those fellas are all legends in Ireland, and ended up with decent media careers on rte/tv3 etc, released autobiographies etc. They made a decent living from the game after retiring.

What would Rice amount to? A small fish in a huge pond in England. A few caps (if he’s lucky) then never to be heard of again.

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« Reply #7137 on: November 08, 2018, 06:24:48 PM »
Unless Rice is some genius player, it’d be mad not to go with Ireland. Look at the likes of McAteer, Big Cas, Townsend, Houghton, Kilbane, Etc. Those fellas are all legends in Ireland, and ended up with decent media careers on rte/tv3 etc, released autobiographies etc. They made a decent living from the game after retiring.

What would Rice amount to? A small fish in a huge pond in England. A few caps (if he’s lucky) then never to be heard of again.
But from an earnings perspective, one English cap pays mote than 1,000 Irish ones. Depends on his priorities.

But its moot, the bridges are ablaze

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« Reply #7138 on: November 08, 2018, 07:02:11 PM »
f**k him. Concentrate on those who want to play for Ireland

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7139 on: November 14, 2018, 08:44:23 PM »
Looks like the new lad is unsure if he wants to play for Ireland. We are beginning to look desperate and we need to be a bit more clever in how we approach this in the future. Naturally the young lad is hedging his bets. Anyway, I say stick with the 100% lads first.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/international-soccer/john-fallon-martin-oneill-is-to-blame-for-facilitating-culture-of-choice-37527288.html
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