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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pinginí Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2024 at 10:21pm
Small thing, but I noticed we lined up 1-11 tonight which was pretty cool.

Any chance we could do that with the seniors too? Something I miss about international football, playing 1-11 made it feel like each player earned that shirt. I'm pretty sure England are the only team to still do it. If Harry Kane was rested on the bench, he'd be wearing 18 rather than 9.

I hate that we have squad numbers now. Should be reserved for tournaments.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luis Amor Rodriguez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2024 at 10:35pm
After scoring a hat-trick and his involvement with the first-team squad at Celtic, it would be good to see Vata called up to the senior squad for these friendlies, to join Hodge and Moran. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kevin100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 2024 at 11:44am
Was a good game Adaramola impressed me hopefully he can continue to get regular minutes in Belgium. Hodge and Vata also had very good games. 

Wouldn’t mind seeing Hodge,Moran,Garcia McNulty and Armstrong brought into the senior squad for the Switzerland game. 


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Yeah, even just to train with the seniors would be a good opportunity for them. Though I'd switch out Armstrong for Adaramola.

Adaramola & MacNulty both offer something the seniors are missing at LB/LWB

So yeah, would like to see Adaramola, MacNulty, Vata & Lawal join Hodge & Moran going to the seniors.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Godzilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 2024 at 10:36am
Matt Healy is very underrated. He was arguably our best overall player.

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Originally posted by Godzilla Godzilla wrote:

Matt Healy is very underrated. He was arguably our best overall player.

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Have to agree. Cork City struggled massively once he left.
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turkey just scored an injury time equaliser against Italy. That will do nicely Thumbs Up
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Top if win the game in hand
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Originally posted by willGUFC willGUFC wrote:

turkey just scored an injury time equaliser against Italy. That will do nicely Thumbs Up
Massive!
The trip out there will be very tricky.
We'll need to be top of our game to beat them and remember, they had us beaten at home before they didn't.
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Well our next qualifier is against them in six months. That same window Norway and Italy also play each other.
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Joe Hodge an usused sub today for QPR. Is the loan here really working out for him? I think we all thought he'd get a proper run of games with a Championship club and prove himself and drive on as a player, but this doesn't seem to be the case...
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To drag up the "so'n'so shouldn't be in the squad" debate again... 

Darragh Burns is flying for Shamrock Rovers. As a left footed winger, he should be in a head of Springett.
Actually he's playing that inverted-RWB role for SR, so would also offer competition to Sam Curtis who is currently the only RWB in the squad.

Also, Franco Umeh is on the bench again to for Crystal Palace.


Originally posted by Pinginí Pinginí wrote:

Zefi is a 2005 born too, he'd be young for 21s yet. The next campaign will be his chance, there's only a handful of 2005s in this squad.


Some irrelevant trivia, there were four 2005 born players in this last squad, but only two 2004 born players.
2005-Curtis, Vata, O'Mahony & Wogan
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2004- Murphy & Grehan.


Originally posted by greenshoots greenshoots wrote:

Joe Hodge an usused sub today for QPR. Is the loan here really working out for him? I think we all thought he'd get a proper run of games with a Championship club and prove himself and drive on as a player, but this doesn't seem to be the case...


Their manager seems to see him as an attacking-mid. Hodge himself said just before the break his preferred position is deeper.

A real shame if it ends up being a wasted loan because of that. He needs to be playing.


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