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If you haven't seen it then you obviously aren't watching a lot of football. Young players are always going down with cramp. They may not lay down and try stretch it out but they are regularly taken off early in games clearly suffering from cramp.

And again clubs are able to manage these thing a lot better now, they don't just throw players in and hope for the best. There is a science to it, they test for lactic acid in their system and if they think a player is at risk they don't play, or they may plan to only play them for a certain amount of time. Look at Phil Foden at City, he is hailed as the star of the team this year but is regularly taken out of the team or dropped to the bench. 

When it comes to big games you obviously end up taking a chance and in this case we gambled and we lost
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Originally posted by geansaí geansaí wrote:

If you haven't seen it then you obviously aren't watching a lot of football. Young players are always going down with cramp. They may not lay down and try stretch it out but they are regularly taken off early in games clearly suffering from cramp.

And again clubs are able to manage these thing a lot better now, they don't just throw players in and hope for the best. There is a science to it, they test for lactic acid in their system and if they think a player is at risk they don't play, or they may plan to only play them for a certain amount of time. Look at Phil Foden at City, he is hailed as the star of the team this year but is regularly taken out of the team or dropped to the bench. 

When it comes to big games you obviously end up taking a chance and in this case we gambled and we lost
Fair enough. Before lockdown I would have gone to a game every week and since it have watched most Celtic games and nearly all Cambridge United games, but I struggle to watch football on television unless I am a fan. I certainly haven't seen any in the games I have been at or watched. Maybe it happens all the time in the greed league, but I would be surprised. Maybe it is just bad management of his age and injuries. It just shocked me as I wasn't used to seeing it.
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When the entire Romanian team dyed their hair blonde at World Cup 1998, 9 year old me thought it was the coolest thing ever.

Ireland should do that if we ever qualify for a tournament again.

You know, solidarity and all that.
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Originally posted by Wheelo Wheelo wrote:

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It shouldn't be happening to a professional player, especially at his age, any time. 

I think his attitude on the pitch isn’t great either. Going down too easy, whinging, etc 

I like the look of him talent wise but don’t think it’ll be lack of talent that’ll stop him doing it in premier league consistently 

I don’t mind him going down too easily and moaning if he is backing it up with consistent performances. Duffer also went down very easily and was moaning a lot and he won us a lot of free kicks so it was good but he would also back it up with his quality beating players and causing damage. Connolly is yet to bring that other side of his game into Ireland or Brighton on a consistent basis, even though there are glimpses that he does have a similar burst of energy that could do damage to teams. The injuries though are a huge concern and you wonder if he really goes on to have a career more similar to Duffer or more similar to Keith O’Neill
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I will wager on Keith o neill for that one.

I hope I’m wrong though as there’s obviously talent there 
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Originally posted by Dalymount79 Dalymount79 wrote:

Originally posted by Wheelo Wheelo wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

It shouldn't be happening to a professional player, especially at his age, any time. 

I think his attitude on the pitch isn’t great either. Going down too easy, whinging, etc 

I like the look of him talent wise but don’t think it’ll be lack of talent that’ll stop him doing it in premier league consistently 
potters comments after their Newcastle suggested his fitness wasn’t where it should be so that would account for the cramp. Brighton would have a team of fitness trainers and its up to them to get him fit - athletically at least.

He does seem to lack discipline / do the hard yards on and off the pitch. Looking for frees too often on pitch example, his covid lockdown visitor being an off field one. Does he stick to clubs diet rules etc? I doubt it, will never know but the gets injured a fair bit.

Anyway is he available for tonight - I though he was out buts lads have him scoring on the prediction thread. Edit: I need new glasses - that’s Collins not Connolly in the predictions.

Is that just based on your perception? I agree on most of what you are saying but I remember hearing he was seriously driven and always in the gym. Think there can be tendency to look at his hair, moaning and extra curricular activities and make a leap that he doesn’t work hard but to me he looks pretty strong and can hold his own when he needs to. The diving can be frustrating but it’s a fine line for smaller, quick centre forwards who are getting kicked by CBs who don’t want them to turn and run at them and unfortunately the way the game is gone if you don’t go down you don’t get a free.


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Originally posted by t_rAndy t_rAndy wrote:

Originally posted by Wheelo Wheelo wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

It shouldn't be happening to a professional player, especially at his age, any time. 

I think his attitude on the pitch isn’t great either. Going down too easy, whinging, etc 

I like the look of him talent wise but don’t think it’ll be lack of talent that’ll stop him doing it in premier league consistently 

I don’t mind him going down too easily and moaning if he is backing it up with consistent performances. Duffer also went down very easily and was moaning a lot and he won us a lot of free kicks so it was good but he would also back it up with his quality beating players and causing damage. Connolly is yet to bring that other side of his game into Ireland or Brighton on a consistent basis, even though there are glimpses that he does have a similar burst of energy that could do damage to teams. The injuries though are a huge concern and you wonder if he really goes on to have a career more similar to Duffer or more similar to Keith O’Neill
I still Duff was massively overrated. There was about three campaigns where he had no impact at all. Aside of that he was a horrible cheat. Cheats are even worse on your own team.
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Originally posted by Hotlips_Hoolahan Hotlips_Hoolahan wrote:

When the entire Romanian team dyed their hair blonde at World Cup 1998, 9 year old me thought it was the coolest thing ever.

Ireland should do that if we ever qualify for a tournament again.

You know, solidarity and all that.

Remember the Leeds team all shaving their heads before the 2001 Champions League semi final for the whole solidarity buzz.

Except Ian Harte who was getting married that summer so his missus wouldn't let him. LOL
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What's this about, anyone? 
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Originally posted by djhegzy djhegzy wrote:

What's this about, anyone? 

It’s f**k all.

Embarrassing sharing stuff like this on here from a random Crystal Palace fun, f**k right off.
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That link won't work. What has he done/said?
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Originally posted by Lenny82 Lenny82 wrote:

That link won't work. What has he done/said?

I wouldn't worry about it. Ridiculous nonsense from some Palace fan on twitter. Shouldn't have been reposted here.
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Anthony Stokes has burned every bridge in the game, and at 32, he is unlikely to play professional football again. Keith Treacy is another cautionary tale; an extremely gifted player who could've played at the highest level.

I'd hate for Connolly's career to turn out in similar fashion but I have a nagging feeling it's going to end up with similar question marks.

It would be a pity because he's one of the most talented players we have.

It's a short career and he has plenty of time to ride whoever he wants and do whatever he wants when it's all over in 15 years.

You'd think one would want to maximise their earning potential while they're still young enough to command the highest wages and get the best possible moves but what do I know.
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A lot of this twitter gossip is pure rubbish. Connolly could have been an idiot, got drunk and acted the mess like we all have.

By the time it hits twitter, he was touring with Guns'n Roses for 6 months 
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