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Yeah, pitch invasion after that goal
 
 
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what's with people leaving out Whelan.  I know you could possibly put Brady Keane and Giles ahead of him like Gspain did.  Or if you didnt see him play like some have. But anyone who has Houghton in has to have whelan in too as they were playing at similar times.  Whelan played right up to 95 but his best work was done in the 80s.  Brilliant footballer who won european cups and leagues and fa cups and was brilliant for ireland at euro 88 and in the qualifiers for Italia 90
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I see Given at left-back and no keeper!
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

I see Given at left-back and no keeper!

Duff seems to be subbing himself off


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Tough one

GK: Shay Given- Bonner is always fondly remembered for the Penalty shootout but Shay was a great servant for us and saved us many times, also a soft spot for him for doing the same for Newcastle for years.

Rb: Denis Irwin- I know I'm playing him out of position but he was well capable of doing so, one our most under rated players of the last 30 years he's one of those players every single player who played with him has him straight into their team. How as people say he didn't win 100 + caps is beyond me.

cb: Paul McGrath :Another who i don't think great the credit he deserves more outside of Ireland if it wasn't for his addictions would been a key player in world football.

cb: Richard Dunne- early days he was shocking due to similar issues McGrath has (another point to show how brilliant McGrath was that he was still brilliant during those days). But back to Dunne from around 2006 onwards he just became a rock from club and country.

Lb: Ian Harte: some probably won't agree with him being on this list but I think he was one of better players during Mick's first reign, wand of a left foot, the penalty miss against Spain probably soured his contribution during that period.

RW: Damien Duff- again out of position as he'd be predominantly a left winger but I had to have him in the team and couldn't leave out the player I have at left wing. Again maybe a player who could have done more for us but was a great servant for us.

CM: Roy Keane: no explanation needed

CM: Glen Whelan: just to piss people off (I actually agree with PM's inclusion of Andy Townsend a key player during our most successful era under Charlton)

LW: Kevin Sheedy: one of our most under rated players, another player which most players who have played with him have him in their teams.

CF: Niall Quinn- another under rated player always gave 110% for us and great servant, Would we have gone further in 94 if he was part of the squad???

CF: Robbie Keane: Oh how we have missed Robbie, our greatest ever striker no question
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Probably Harte's only peno's miss for Ireland?
     
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Probably Harte's only peno's miss for Ireland?

Perhaps, anytime we got a free kick within any distance I was confident he'd at least make the keeper work 
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Old terry phelan!!! Good player with.pace to burn.

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Jesus now Glenn whelan agead of ronnie ffs :)  

Whelan was up there with Keane as a player.  

I dont think people.l realise how good Ronnie was. Liverpool sold sheedy to keep whelan.  He played left wing and then played the holding role for liverpool after Souness left 
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Jesus now Glenn whelan agead of ronnie ffs :)  

Whelan was up there with Keane as a player.  

I dont think people.l realise how good Ronnie was. Liverpool sold sheedy to keep whelan.  He played left wing and then played the holding role for liverpool after Souness left 
Italia '90 was my first proper tournament, so I am open to correction, I don't think he was as good for Ireland as he was for Liverpool. This being the best Ireland XI of my lifetime Townsend was close to a certainty. 
And that's having watched back a lot of Liverpool in their pomp and seeing how good he was. He was excellent. 


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Baldie I think the problem is we're too young. Ronnie was a bit part player for Ireland past '88. So anyone under 40 probably doesn't remember him at his peak for Ireland
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my team 

1-Shay Given
2-Paul McGrath
3-Jim Beglin
4-Kevin Moran
5-David O´Leary
6-Roy Keane
7-Robbie Keane
8-Ronnie Whelan
9-Frank Stapleton
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Staunton was a top players through the 90's, would have got in any international side you'd think. You'd think he'd have got a lot more nominations above if he hadn't been such a clown of a manager.
Sheedy was a cracking player and my favourite when I started following the game. 
Thought about O'Leary alongside McGrath but maybe not looking back at a couple of things!
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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Baldie I think the problem is we're too young. Ronnie was a bit part player for Ireland past '88. So anyone under 40 probably doesn't remember him at his peak for Ireland

Yeah exactly. He made his debut in 81 and played in some cracking games i.e. 3-2 against the french 

But Jack used him sparingly enough after 88. In fact, i had forgotten that he captained the side to that horrible draw away on the mountain top to liechtenstein in 95. He was done then. 
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Jesus now Glenn whelan agead of ronnie ffs :)  

Whelan was up there with Keane as a player.  

I dont think people.l realise how good Ronnie was. Liverpool sold sheedy to keep whelan.  He played left wing and then played the holding role for liverpool after Souness left 
Italia '90 was my first proper tournament, so I am open to correction, I don't think he was as good for Ireland as he was for Liverpool. This being the best Ireland XI of my lifetime Townsend was close to a certainty. 
And that's having watched back a lot of Liverpool in their pomp and seeing how good he was. He was excellent. 

Yep I never really seen the best of Ronnie Whelan myself, as I said I only put in Glen as a fishing rod and appears I've caught my first fish. I'd have Townsend ahead of him all day long in fact Whelan(Glen) wouldn't be in my top 10 centre mids I've seen down the years
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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Baldie I think the problem is we're too young. Ronnie was a bit part player for Ireland past '88. So anyone under 40 probably doesn't remember him at his peak for Ireland

Yeah exactly. He made his debut in 81 and played in some cracking games i.e. 3-2 against the french 

But Jack used him sparingly enough after 88. In fact, i had forgotten that he captained the side to that horrible draw away on the mountain top to liechtenstein in 95. He was done then. 

He was a mainstay for the qualifiers for Italia 90. Class against northern Ireland at home and spain at home.   If you include sheedy and houghton I find it hard how people have whelan left out to be replaced by glen whelan etc.  
If you didnt see ireland to post 90 I can see how Townsend is there.   
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