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« Reply #11655 on: February 13, 2020, 09:46:21 PM »
Why is he home? Unless there is a private matter then surely he will be away back to Oz in a month or 2. Joining the real world of work and fitting in football and shite weather in Ireland might cure his homesickness.
Eglish matters. And Tyrone. He can go back once the ultimate prize in his life is won.
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« Reply #11656 on: February 13, 2020, 10:10:23 PM »
Why is he home? Unless there is a private matter then surely he will be away back to Oz in a month or 2. Joining the real world of work and fitting in football and shite weather in Ireland might cure his homesickness.
Eglish matters. And Tyrone. He can go back once the ultimate prize in his life is won.

He must be on a £100k a year over there at least. Itís hard to even know if he will be any use now and where would he play?

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« Reply #11657 on: February 13, 2020, 10:25:38 PM »
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« Reply #11658 on: February 13, 2020, 10:32:34 PM »
Speaking of Canavan is he playing for the u20s this weekend? He hasnít features at all in the pre season competition I donít think?

Was recovering from injury since re-aggravating it in the club championship last year (groin I think) - according to Devlin he is back in training as well as Tiarnan Quinn... both available for Saturday it sounds like

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« Reply #11659 on: February 13, 2020, 10:37:00 PM »
Why is he home? Unless there is a private matter then surely he will be away back to Oz in a month or 2. Joining the real world of work and fitting in football and shite weather in Ireland might cure his homesickness.
Eglish matters. And Tyrone. He can go back once the ultimate prize in his life is won.

He must be on a £100k a year over there at least. Itís hard to even know if he will be any use now and where would he play?

If he is homesick and restless, the money won't be an issue. Dont think it's hard to imagine hime re-adjusting given that Marty Clarke and Kennelly both did rightly on their return.
He's now a professional athlete - his youtube content is unreal and based on that alone there could be any n umber of options for later this year or definitely next

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« Reply #11660 on: February 13, 2020, 10:59:31 PM »
His pace is phenomenal.

Just look at the way he burns some of the players in these videos. He's a player who plays with his head up, can takes scores off either feet and was a fine free taker back in his underage days as well.

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« Reply #11661 on: February 13, 2020, 11:33:31 PM »
If he came back here for a year or two and decided he wanted to go back would AFL clubs still want him. Just curious as wouldn't have a clue how that works?

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« Reply #11662 on: February 13, 2020, 11:43:37 PM »
https://youtu.be/JS2YXdRqiPM

This is one game, he's a phenomenon


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« Reply #11663 on: February 14, 2020, 04:30:52 AM »
what sort of money are the top afl players on

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« Reply #11664 on: February 14, 2020, 04:31:58 AM »
Would be considered one of the top players in the country if he comes back.

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« Reply #11665 on: February 14, 2020, 04:32:46 AM »
well tyrone can lose twice and still win all ireland

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« Reply #11666 on: February 14, 2020, 06:31:26 AM »
what sort of money are the top afl players on

Millions of Aussie dollars between contract and sponsorships. McKenna is in the top 10 best players at his club so big money would have been on the horizon. Heís mad in the head moving home if heís just homesick. If there is something else more serious then itís totally understandable to come home.

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« Reply #11667 on: February 14, 2020, 07:49:29 AM »
Why is he home? Unless there is a private matter then surely he will be away back to Oz in a month or 2. Joining the real world of work and fitting in football and shite weather in Ireland might cure his homesickness.
Eglish matters. And Tyrone. He can go back once the ultimate prize in his life is won.

He must be on a £100k a year over there at least. Itís hard to even know if he will be any use now and where would he play?

If he is homesick and restless, the money won't be an issue. Dont think it's hard to imagine hime re-adjusting given that Marty Clarke and Kennelly both did rightly on their return.
He's now a professional athlete - his youtube content is unreal and based on that alone there could be any n umber of options for later this year or definitely next

YouTube content at a different sport means nothing! Yes a brilliant talent and can still be worked with but he needs time, I don't see him establishing himself on the Tyrone team this season, maybe not even next season, but everyone talking about how physical he is, Gaa now is as much physical as AFL, if not more, AFL isn't the game it used to be years ago due to health and safety on tackles and no shoulders barges etc like what you can get in Gaa, he's no bigger than any other man on the Tyrone set up, I cud name 10/15 men on the Tyrone team who are physically bigger than him,and lets not forget Tyrone players are practically training as pros aswel, probably even fitter than McKenna! so please give him time to adjust, because its us the supporters who cud ruin him with too much hype and pressure!!
And everyone sayin "Oh he was a brilliant minor", well to this day Kyle Coney is the best minor I've ever saw, doesn't mean he's guna turn into a superstar senior player! Rant over!!

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« Reply #11668 on: February 14, 2020, 08:02:23 AM »
What a load of shite. AFL is an incredibly physical game, Gaelic football doesnít compare in that regard. Completely different game and different fitness required. Gaa would be quicker and more twisting and turning. AFL games regularly last over 100 mins and the ground is massive. Itís a much more lung busting run type sport. They cover crazy kilometres throughout games. The skills levels would be much higher in GAA as well. I could see McKenna playing CHB or somewhere like that now. Even midfield as he will be extremely fit and used to getting up and down the ground.

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Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« Reply #11669 on: February 14, 2020, 08:03:12 AM »
what sort of money are the top afl players on

Millions of Aussie dollars between contract and sponsorships. McKenna is in the top 10 best players at his club so big money would have been on the horizon. Heís mad in the head moving home if heís just homesick. If there is something else more serious then itís totally understandable to come home.

I don't think he is anywhere near earning millions of Aussie Dollars. But he would still be earning good money. But life isn't all about money and it sounds like he's been struggling out there for a long time. 5 years is a long time for a lad to go away from home if he's not happy. You can't put a price tag for example on spending time with family and friends. Hopefully he makes the decision which is best for himself. If he does want home hopefully he can get a good education and job. It would be great to see him back in a Tyrone shirt.