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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7785 on: September 10, 2019, 04:13:03 PM »
Big Mick says Hourihane is to play left back tonight? Is he taking the piss?
Stevens is suspended for tbe next game, Ward has retired, Wilson is nowhere. Cunningham is the only left back in the mix. Its a free experiment

I understand that, and i believe Doherty is injured too so no chance of that.  I still dont like it though.  Surely there is a natural left back somewhere who can be tried in that position and maybe less of the square peg in round hole scenario. It's still not quite as bad as playing Christie in the middle.

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« Reply #7786 on: September 10, 2019, 04:25:45 PM »
There is a good left back with the U21s. Darragh Leahy of Bohemians. Kenny will likely have him and a few from the U21s involved when he takes over the Senior Job.

It's a good move having Kenny as U21 manager. He can see whats coming through and the younger players wil be familiar with him. They are playing Sweden at 6.30.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7787 on: September 10, 2019, 05:31:12 PM »
Big Mick says Hourihane is to play left back tonight? Is he taking the piss?
Stevens is suspended for tbe next game, Ward has retired, Wilson is nowhere. Cunningham is the only left back in the mix. Its a free experiment

I understand that, and i believe Doherty is injured too so no chance of that.  I still dont like it though.  Surely there is a natural left back somewhere who can be tried in that position and maybe less of the square peg in round hole scenario. It's still not quite as bad as playing Christie in the middle.

Im sure there is. Just not in this 23.

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« Reply #7788 on: September 10, 2019, 07:21:06 PM »
It's not that crazy of an idea, youd swear he was putting him in goals. John o ahea played full back, ctr back and ctr mid under Alex Ferguson. Roy Keane played ctr back and ctr mid.

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« Reply #7789 on: September 10, 2019, 07:42:09 PM »
2 brilliant finishes from Troy Parrott for the U21s. He was included in Spurs champions league squad for the season. Looks a quality forward which Ireland lack

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7790 on: September 10, 2019, 09:12:20 PM »
Big Mick says Hourihane is to play left back tonight? Is he taking the piss?
Stevens is suspended for tbe next game, Ward has retired, Wilson is nowhere. Cunningham is the only left back in the mix. Its a free experiment

I understand that, and i believe Doherty is injured too so no chance of that.  I still dont like it though.  Surely there is a natural left back somewhere who can be tried in that position and maybe less of the square peg in round hole scenario. It's still not quite as bad as playing Christie in the middle.

Robbie Brady can play left back.

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« Reply #7791 on: September 10, 2019, 09:35:53 PM »
Ok 2nd half. Dont know how Cullen gets mom for passing 5 yard passes backwards and sideways. Of the lads that played whole match I thought Browne was best in the pocket. Curtis and Christie very poor. Hourehan at left back didn't really work for me. I thought Jack Byrne was excellent when he came on, but afraid to get on ball and able to pass it around.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7792 on: September 10, 2019, 09:37:56 PM »
It's not that crazy of an idea, youd swear he was putting him in goals. John o ahea played full back, ctr back and ctr mid under Alex Ferguson. Roy Keane played ctr back and ctr mid.

Johnno played in goals for Fergie too... Keane also played full back for most/all his 1st season

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« Reply #7793 on: September 10, 2019, 10:12:30 PM »
Curtis and Hogan played themselves out of the team. Cullen was solid. Byrne was the clear standout, but where does he play in a McCarthy XI?

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« Reply #7794 on: September 10, 2019, 10:16:34 PM »
Curtis and Hogan played themselves out of the team. Cullen was solid. Byrne was the clear standout, but where does he play in a McCarthy XI?

Hogan got zero service. Couldn't discount him based on that.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #7795 on: September 10, 2019, 10:19:09 PM »
Curtis and Hogan played themselves out of the team. Cullen was solid. Byrne was the clear standout, but where does he play in a McCarthy XI?

Hogan got zero service. Couldn't discount him based on that.
Im discounting him based on never being in the right place for a service