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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7395 on: December 06, 2018, 09:45:03 AM »
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« Reply #7396 on: December 28, 2018, 05:14:19 PM »
Interesting article at Slugger O'Toole regarding where the eligible Irish players are playing.

https://sluggerotoole.com/2018/12/28/irish-footballers-across-the-water-by-numbers/

It references an interview with Michael O'Neill from back in October
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/michael-o-neill-globalisation-of-british-football-has-left-irish-leagues-behind-1.3653020

"In a quiet corner of an Edinburgh café, Michael O’Neill has a list of names in front of him. It is a short list. It features players born in Ireland who appeared in the Premier League last weekend.
There were four who started – Shane Duffy at Brighton, Matt Doherty at Wolves, Greg Cunningham at Cardiff City and Craig Cathcart at Watford. "

Also a table from the Slugger article
Irish participation in the major English and Scottish Leagues (26th/27th December 2018)
                  RoI  NI 
 Premier League
    Starters        6  1 
    Used Subs     2  0 
    Unused Subs  4  1 
             
 Championship
        Starters  16  7 
       Used Subs  4  3 
    Unused Subs  6  3 
             
 SPFL 
          Starters  8  4 
       Used Subs  3  1 
    Unused Subs  5  1 

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7397 on: December 29, 2018, 07:30:06 AM »
Good interview here...Eamonn Dunphy and Mick McCarthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0Sn5ggFKfQ


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« Reply #7398 on: January 02, 2019, 07:26:58 PM »
Does anybody remember the name of the young African footballer who was making a name for himself a few years ago. Think he might have been from Mayo or somwhere in the west.
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« Reply #7399 on: January 02, 2019, 08:14:06 PM »
Does anybody remember the name of the young African footballer who was making a name for himself a few years ago. Think he might have been from Mayo or somwhere in the west.

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« Reply #7400 on: January 12, 2019, 01:04:25 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 #7401 on: January 12, 2019, 03:41:25 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
first time watching Rice live. He looks the real deal in midfield. Very composed. Would love to see him play for us.

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« Reply #7402 on: January 12, 2019, 05:07:16 PM »
Why are Ireland running after Rice, let him go earn his one England cap.

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« Reply #7403 on: January 14, 2019, 08:30:57 PM »
Read anything into the tweet/pic today of Rice in the new skip?

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« Reply #7404 on: January 14, 2019, 10:27:32 PM »
Read anything into the tweet/pic today of Rice in the new skip?

bit of a strange one at first glance - surely if he hasn't decided that could antagonise him
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« Reply #7405 on: January 14, 2019, 11:20:56 PM »
Read anything into the tweet/pic today of Rice in the new skip?

bit of a strange one at first glance - surely if he hasn't decided that could antagonise him

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« Reply #7406 on: January 25, 2019, 11:51:19 AM »
Might not be the right place to put this but delighted for Thierry Henry getting the chop after only 3 months at Monaco.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7407 on: January 25, 2019, 12:14:56 PM »
Might not be the right place to put this but delighted for Thierry Henry getting the chop after only 3 months at Monaco.

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« Reply #7408 on: January 25, 2019, 12:22:13 PM »
Might not be the right place to put this but delighted for Thierry Henry getting the chop after only 3 months at Monaco.

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Fabregas back to Arsenal?

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7409 on: January 25, 2019, 12:26:20 PM »
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