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" after having a long think about it I felt in my heart that it felt right for me to declare for the Republic as it’s something I’ve always grown up wanting to do"



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“I rang Nigel Worthington on Saturday night and while I appreciated the call-up to the senior team having played at under-21 level, my dream has always been to play for the Republic of Ireland. Now that Sunderland have offered me a full-time contract, I have to follow my heart.”

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dano Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2011 at 8:50pm
Not sure if he'll make the grade for Ireland but always good to have Irish players with teams in the Premier League, anyone who sticks two fingers up at the Are We A Country crowd is in my good books.
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James has been outstanding this season now.

We all knew he was too good for us, and that he'd go abroad.  Good luck de him now over in England.  Easily good enough for the top division over there.  He's the best player this city has produced in years.

Great decision to tell the north to go feck themselves.  Worthington only got interested when he heard James might go to Britain.  Bigot.

Trap, sign him up!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Double Maxim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 2011 at 10:08pm
Originally posted by brendy_éire brendy_éire wrote:

James has been outstanding this season now.

We all knew he was too good for us, and that he'd go abroad.  Good luck de him now over in England.  Easily good enough for the top division over there.  He's the best player this city has produced in years.

Great decision to tell the north to go feck themselves.  Worthington only got interested when he heard James might go to Britain.  Bigot.

Trap, sign him up!
How would you compare JM to Paddy McCourt ? Hopefully John O'Shea and Kieren Westwood will give him plenty of encouragement for declaring for Ireland and in the future he may be lining up for club and country with David Meyler and John Egan.
 
I hope the deal invoves a freiendly at the Brandywell next close season as I would love a trip to Derry. I've met some top fellas from Derry who have studied at Sunderland University over the years.
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Getting some stick on the gawa twitter page, "hope he breaks down and never kicks a ball again" and reading the tweets they genuinely believe they are a better team than us

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Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Originally posted by brendy_éire brendy_éire wrote:

James has been outstanding this season now.

We all knew he was too good for us, and that he'd go abroad.  Good luck de him now over in England.  Easily good enough for the top division over there.  He's the best player this city has produced in years.

Great decision to tell the north to go feck themselves.  Worthington only got interested when he heard James might go to Britain.  Bigot.

Trap, sign him up!
How would you compare JM to Paddy McCourt ? Hopefully John O'Shea and Kieren Westwood will give him plenty of encouragement for declaring for Ireland and in the future he may be lining up for club and country with David Meyler and John Egan.
 
I hope the deal invoves a freiendly at the Brandywell next close season as I would love a trip to Derry. I've met some top fellas from Derry who have studied at Sunderland University over the years.
 
More traditional winger than McCourt, plays wide, pacey, decent cross and would provide more than McCourt. Much more reliable and (fingers crossed) a lot less injury prone.
 
And you can get to feck with that idea. That was part of the deal with Celtic for McCourt and McGinn and was an utter disaster. Just the cash please!
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Have we made many enquiries about young footballers from NI Protestant backgrounds? Yes, it would probably be fruitless, but no harm in asking. There's not many Protestant nationalists in the north, yet they're out there. Clap
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Im sure anyone would be welcomed with open arms. Fact is though nationalists in the north east are far more likely to want to play for ireland
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Originally posted by flick flick wrote:

Getting some stick on the gawa twitter page, "hope he breaks down and never kicks a ball again" and reading the tweets they genuinely believe they are a better team than us

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Trapattoni was asked about James McClean’s declaration for the Republic of Ireland after he pulled out of Nigel Worthington’s squad to face the Faroe Islands on Wednesday.

“It’s important what he said, that he clarified what he wants,” said the manager. “We always work with the aim of adding new players to our squad. But when the papers get involved it can get more complicated. He’s a good offensive wide player, tall and powerful. Now we will have the possibility of following him more."

The winger is set to join Sunderland after a €400,000 fee was agreed with the Candystripes last Friday.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vivakenbarlow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2011 at 9:55am
Getting gerry armstrong in to persuade players is absolutely pathetic even by their standards

I doubt many teenagers have a fookin notion who the chap even is
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mccarticus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2011 at 10:23am
Great to see another one on board from the feeder squad, any word on Barton? is he definitely with us?
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Originally posted by mccarticus mccarticus wrote:

Great to see another one on board from the feeder squad, any word on Barton? is he definitely with us?
Barton withdrew from the u21 squad according to the StarCry No reason given by the paper but it sounds like an injury.
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David Healy was on Sky Sports having a moan, trying to make it look like we're the bad guys.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trapcandoit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 2011 at 10:52am
Great news about this McClean lad but God.. why are we pruducing so many gifted wingers. Duff, McGeady, Alex O Haleran(Liverpool academy) to name a few off the top of my head and now the next serious prospect to jump off the conveyer belt is a winger as well. Not a decent midfielder in sight since the days of Roy Keane- apart from maybe McCarthyCry

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5 goals to go Robbie!
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