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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7500 on: March 13, 2019, 01:18:58 PM »
Giving Rice the award shows just how out of touch the FAI are. PR disaster and shows just how low the organisation is right now.

Has Irish football been lower in recent memory? Have to call right now it's lowest ebb in my lifetime > 30 years (just about!)

We have established it has nothing to do with the FAI

Football writers voted for it, but it's an award of the association thus, what was the point of even humiliating themselves further, after the Birthday tweet fiasco.

How could the FAI have avoided it?

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« Reply #7501 on: March 13, 2019, 01:24:13 PM »
Giving Rice the award shows just how out of touch the FAI are. PR disaster and shows just how low the organisation is right now.

Has Irish football been lower in recent memory? Have to call right now it's lowest ebb in my lifetime > 30 years (just about!)

We have established it has nothing to do with the FAI

Football writers voted for it, but it's an award of the association thus, what was the point of even humiliating themselves further, after the Birthday tweet fiasco.

How could the FAI have avoided it?

They could simply have said the football writers voted for Declan on the basis of his performances last year, however as an association we do not feel it is appropriate to give the award to someone who has declared for another country. As such the award will not have a recipient this year.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7502 on: March 13, 2019, 01:28:02 PM »
Giving Rice the award shows just how out of touch the FAI are. PR disaster and shows just how low the organisation is right now.

Has Irish football been lower in recent memory? Have to call right now it's lowest ebb in my lifetime > 30 years (just about!)

We have established it has nothing to do with the FAI

Football writers voted for it, but it's an award of the association thus, what was the point of even humiliating themselves further, after the Birthday tweet fiasco.

How could the FAI have avoided it?

They could simply have said the football writers voted for Declan on the basis of his performances last year, however as an association we do not feel it is appropriate to give the award to someone who has declared for another country. As such the award will not have a recipient this year.

Thats about the best tbey can do, but causes other problems?

Would you agree with the GAA vetoing a contentious all star?

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7503 on: March 13, 2019, 02:40:09 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/mar/13/declan-rice-england-squad-gareth-southgate-euro-2020

Declan Rice has been named in England’s squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro after switching allegiance from the Republic of Ireland.

“His form warrants it,” Gareth Southgate said of the West Ham player. “It’s been a well-publicised situation with Declan. We’ve tracked him for quite a while … His form has been excellent. We like what we see.”
The England manager said he believed Rice could play as a midfielder or central defender and added of the 20-year-old: “There aren’t many players of his age playing as well as he is in the Premier League.”

Rice was the only new face in a squad that also includes Jadon Sancho and the goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who has been recalled after recovering from injury and regaining his place in the Burnley team.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7504 on: March 13, 2019, 02:44:38 PM »
What has the above got to do with the FAI or Irish soccer?

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« Reply #7505 on: March 13, 2019, 02:46:16 PM »
What has the above got to do with the FAI or Irish soccer?

Sure they are handing him out awards, I would say it has quite a bit to do with them.  :-[

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7506 on: March 13, 2019, 02:49:21 PM »
Giving Rice the award shows just how out of touch the FAI are. PR disaster and shows just how low the organisation is right now.

Has Irish football been lower in recent memory? Have to call right now it's lowest ebb in my lifetime > 30 years (just about!)

We have established it has nothing to do with the FAI

Football writers voted for it, but it's an award of the association thus, what was the point of even humiliating themselves further, after the Birthday tweet fiasco.

How could the FAI have avoided it?

They could simply have said the football writers voted for Declan on the basis of his performances last year, however as an association we do not feel it is appropriate to give the award to someone who has declared for another country. As such the award will not have a recipient this year.

Exactly this.

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« Reply #7507 on: March 13, 2019, 04:39:43 PM »
Giving Rice the award shows just how out of touch the FAI are. PR disaster and shows just how low the organisation is right now.

Has Irish football been lower in recent memory? Have to call right now it's lowest ebb in my lifetime > 30 years (just about!)

We have established it has nothing to do with the FAI

Football writers voted for it, but it's an award of the association thus, what was the point of even humiliating themselves further, after the Birthday tweet fiasco.

How could the FAI have avoided it?

They could simply have said the football writers voted for Declan on the basis of his performances last year, however as an association we do not feel it is appropriate to give the award to someone who has declared for another country. As such the award will not have a recipient this year.

Exactly this.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7508 on: March 14, 2019, 01:07:42 PM »
FAI - Laughing Stock

Would you blame croke park for a ludicrous all star award?

You would if they gave it to someone who didn't play GAA

I remember Brian Whelahan winning Hurler of the year and not getting an All Star in 1994! How could that happen?

He played full forward in the final that year  ;)

I don't see the issue. The Journalists felt he was their young player of the year for 2018.
Why should that change now that he's decided to align himself with England.
Give the lad the award, he'll probably be more embarrassed than the FAI anyway and there's nothing the FAI can do or should do about it.

He didn't. He played wing back all the way through in 1994. You're thinking of 1998, when he started wing back, but had the flu and got destroyed in the first half. He moved up full forward and won the game.

'Twas a secret ballot at the time, with his vote being roughly split 50:50 between being picked at 5 and 7. He received the most votes, but was a victim of the system of selection at the time, hence the change in how the teams are picked.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7509 on: March 21, 2019, 04:39:31 PM »
The English media turning on Rice already. Supposedly tweeed up the Ra a few years ago.

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« Reply #7510 on: March 21, 2019, 06:04:07 PM »
The English media turning on Rice already. Supposedly tweeed up the Ra a few years ago.

He deserves everything he gets. Bursting with pride, little p***k.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7511 on: March 21, 2019, 06:20:26 PM »
Michael Keane quotes. A bit of a contradiction from him...

"You've got to go with where you feel like you belong," said Keane.

"I always thought I belonged with England and that's why I have always dreamed of playing for England.

"When I was at Ireland, I wasn't good enough to play for England at that time. I was only young and small and still developing. I had in the back of my head that hopefully one day I could play for England.

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Obviously it’s not about whether you feel Irish or English, it’s all about furthering your footballing career.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7512 on: March 21, 2019, 06:56:25 PM »
Rice might need a 3rd choice country to get that competitive cap.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7513 on: March 22, 2019, 05:15:59 AM »
I hope he gets a warm reception from the no surrender crowd.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7514 on: March 22, 2019, 08:56:21 AM »
It won't do wonders for his club career either. Can't see it going down well with west ham supporters.