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Re: James McClean
« Reply #675 on: December 22, 2017, 10:50:14 AM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


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Re: James McClean
« Reply #676 on: December 22, 2017, 10:52:44 AM »
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Re: James McClean
« Reply #677 on: December 22, 2017, 11:24:34 AM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


He doesn't vote SDLP. Get over it.

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Re: James McClean
« Reply #678 on: December 22, 2017, 11:52:45 AM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


He doesn't vote SDLP. Get over it.
I love james mcclean and the way he has the courage to stand up for what he believes in. I love the way he wears his heart on his sleeve when he's playing for ireland and he seems to care as much as the most passionate fan but that doesnt make him the best sports person ireland has produced this year.
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Re: James McClean
« Reply #679 on: December 22, 2017, 11:57:38 AM »
As they say his second touch is usually a tackle
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Re: James McClean
« Reply #680 on: December 22, 2017, 12:02:15 PM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


He doesn't vote SDLP. Get over it.
I love james mcclean and the way he has the courage to stand up for what he believes in. I love the way he wears his heart on his sleeve when he's playing for ireland and he seems to care as much as the most passionate fan but that doesnt make him the best sports person ireland has produced this year.

agreed. I think he is a decent footballer but it comes to down to this for me. In a pure footballing sense would I want him to sign for Celtic? The answer to that is no

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Re: James McClean
« Reply #681 on: December 22, 2017, 12:08:33 PM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


He doesn't vote SDLP. Get over it.
I love james mcclean and the way he has the courage to stand up for what he believes in. I love the way he wears his heart on his sleeve when he's playing for ireland and he seems to care as much as the most passionate fan but that doesnt make him the best sports person ireland has produced this year.

He was voted as best sportsperson of the year to be fair .  It was sports personality of the year .

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Re: James McClean
« Reply #682 on: December 22, 2017, 12:09:44 PM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


He doesn't vote SDLP. Get over it.
I love james mcclean and the way he has the courage to stand up for what he believes in. I love the way he wears his heart on his sleeve when he's playing for ireland and he seems to care as much as the most passionate fan but that doesnt make him the best sports person ireland has produced this year.

agreed. I think he is a decent footballer but it comes to down to this for me. In a pure footballing sense would I want him to sign for Celtic? The answer to that is no

He'd be a legend up there... and to be fair the standard in the Scottish league is crap 

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Re: James McClean
« Reply #683 on: December 22, 2017, 12:11:15 PM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


He doesn't vote SDLP. Get over it.
I love james mcclean and the way he has the courage to stand up for what he believes in. I love the way he wears his heart on his sleeve when he's playing for ireland and he seems to care as much as the most passionate fan but that doesnt make him the best sports person ireland has produced this year.

agreed. I think he is a decent footballer but it comes to down to this for me. In a pure footballing sense would I want him to sign for Celtic? The answer to that is no

He'd be a legend up there... and to be fair the standard in the Scottish league is crap

Thats why I said in a pure footballing sense. He wouldn't add anything to the team and would be too expensive

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Re: James McClean
« Reply #684 on: December 29, 2017, 09:04:28 PM »
Why is this not updated yet for James?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_McClean
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Re: James McClean
« Reply #685 on: December 30, 2017, 08:17:22 AM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


He doesn't vote SDLP. Get over it.
I love james mcclean and the way he has the courage to stand up for what he believes in. I love the way he wears his heart on his sleeve when he's playing for ireland and he seems to care as much as the most passionate fan but that doesnt make him the best sports person ireland has produced this year.

agreed. I think he is a decent footballer but it comes to down to this for me. In a pure footballing sense would I want him to sign for Celtic? The answer to that is no

He'd be a legend up there... and to be fair the standard in the Scottish league is crap

He's good enough for the lower half of the epl no bother but he's not good enough for celtic. He's nowhere near as good as Forrest, Roberts, Sinclair and if he cam he would hamper the progress of exciting prospects like mikey johnston.

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Re: James McClean
« Reply #686 on: December 30, 2017, 12:40:37 PM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


He doesn't vote SDLP. Get over it.
I love james mcclean and the way he has the courage to stand up for what he believes in. I love the way he wears his heart on his sleeve when he's playing for ireland and he seems to care as much as the most passionate fan but that doesnt make him the best sports person ireland has produced this year.

agreed. I think he is a decent footballer but it comes to down to this for me. In a pure footballing sense would I want him to sign for Celtic? The answer to that is no

He'd be a legend up there... and to be fair the standard in the Scottish league is crap

He's good enough for the lower half of the epl no bother but he's not good enough for celtic. He's nowhere near as good as Forrest, Roberts, Sinclair and if he cam he would hamper the progress of exciting prospects like mikey johnston.

You're deluded if you actually believe that.

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Re: James McClean
« Reply #687 on: December 30, 2017, 12:47:41 PM »
Teams often reflect their most important players, and McClean sums up Irish soccer these days. Hardworking and committed, but fundamentally not good enough to compete at a high level, and generally unlikeable.

If thatís the yardstick for an individual sporting award, then we have low standards.


He doesn't vote SDLP. Get over it.
I love james mcclean and the way he has the courage to stand up for what he believes in. I love the way he wears his heart on his sleeve when he's playing for ireland and he seems to care as much as the most passionate fan but that doesnt make him the best sports person ireland has produced this year.

agreed. I think he is a decent footballer but it comes to down to this for me. In a pure footballing sense would I want him to sign for Celtic? The answer to that is no

He'd be a legend up there... and to be fair the standard in the Scottish league is crap

He's good enough for the lower half of the epl no bother but he's not good enough for celtic. He's nowhere near as good as Forrest, Roberts, Sinclair and if he cam he would hamper the progress of exciting prospects like mikey johnston.

You're deluded if you actually believe that.

Not deluded at all. Joey Barton was Burnleyís player of the season the year before he joined the new rangers but he couldnít hack it in the Scottish premier league. People accuse the spl of being championship standard but the reality is that outside the top 6 or 7 clubs in the epl all the rest are championship standard. McLean would be very good for most clubs in the spl but he wouldnít improve Celtic.

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Re: James McClean
« Reply #688 on: December 30, 2017, 01:00:35 PM »
Havr to agree to differ then. If I look at a team like Burnley for example, I'd say they'd only be interested in 3 or maybe 4 of the Celtic team. If Celtics players were that good they'd already be at teams in the premier league's bottom half getting paid a lot more than they are today. That said I do think the likes if Sinclair, Dembele, Armstrong and tierney are very good players. But lustig, McGregor, Forrest are very ordinary and lose the ball way too much against poor opposition.

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Re: James McClean
« Reply #689 on: December 30, 2017, 01:19:07 PM »
Havr to agree to differ then. If I look at a team like Burnley for example, I'd say they'd only be interested in 3 or maybe 4 of the Celtic team. If Celtics players were that good they'd already be at teams in the premier league's bottom half getting paid a lot more than they are today. That said I do think the likes if Sinclair, Dembele, Armstrong and tierney are very good players. But lustig, McGregor, Forrest are very ordinary and lose the ball way too much against poor opposition.

I agree with you to a certain extent. Burnley probably wouldnít want too many Celtic players because they wouldnít be an ungrade on their players. And likewise Celtic wouldnít want too many Burnley players because they wouldnít be an upgrade either. Ie both squads are of similar standard. McLean would do okay for Celtic but he wouldnít improve the team and would be too costly.