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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lenny82 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2020 at 12:13pm
McClean could probably run 4 miles in 25-30 minutes without breaking much of a sweat. Not saying this challenge is easy but McClean would probably find this easier than eating a 4 star pizza, a spice bag, curry sauce and a bag of cans!
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by Rodneytrotter Rodneytrotter wrote:

Stephen Ireland’s son plays for England - Stephens Irish and his wife too !??

Qualifies under the grandparent rule
He has 7 grandmothers so one was bound to be English 

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Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

It was Kenny at Derry City who worked with him to get him a rapid transit to Premiership and international football. They know each other very well and there is a strong mutual respect. Expect to see McClean back to his best for Ireland.

Hopefully you're right. 
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Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by Rodneytrotter Rodneytrotter wrote:

Stephen Ireland’s son plays for England - Stephens Irish and his wife too !??

Qualifies under the grandparent rule
He has 7 grandmothers so one was bound to be English 

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Think Stephen himself was actually of English and Italian heritage. Coupled with the fact he left Ireland young, perhaps he just never felt that much of a connection to here and doesn't really care who his son plays for.
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Would imagine from Stephen's point of view there is still lots of emotional baggage there and it would put unwanted renewed focus on the ending of his own International career. Also, his son would inevitably be carrying this baggage. 

All things considered, it is best he plays for England. 
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He also has to play for England at that age group. His dad was eligible for both Italy and England through the, eh, granny rule.
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Is it not his step son that is playing nder age for england?
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Originally posted by 50%lesssugar&salt 50%lesssugar&salt wrote:

Would imagine from Stephen's point of view there is still lots of emotional baggage there and it would put unwanted renewed focus on the ending of his own International career. Also, his son would inevitably be carrying this baggage. 

All things considered, it is best he plays for England. 

Best for who? 

For Ireland when we have one fewer professional footballer to pick from? 

For the lad who has a good club career but not stellar enough to get into the England 11?

The fact is that it was the likes of Stephen Hunt bullying Ireland that made him jump ship. Hunt is long gone and admired by nobody. If I had the ear of this lad, I'd tell him to pull on the green shirt and tell Hunt to f-off if he ever sees him. Do his father proud. 
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Originally posted by Rodneytrotter Rodneytrotter wrote:

Stephen Ireland’s son plays for England - Stephens Irish and his wife too !??

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But his son was born in England!
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Lads there's already a thread on him if you want to discuss what that flute and his offspring are up to. Thumbs Up

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Originally posted by inlikeflynn inlikeflynn wrote:

Originally posted by 50%lesssugar&salt 50%lesssugar&salt wrote:

Would imagine from Stephen's point of view there is still lots of emotional baggage there and it would put unwanted renewed focus on the ending of his own International career. Also, his son would inevitably be carrying this baggage. 

All things considered, it is best he plays for England. 

Best for who? 

For Ireland when we have one fewer professional footballer to pick from? 

For the lad who has a good club career but not stellar enough to get into the England 11?

The fact is that it was the likes of Stephen Hunt bullying Ireland that made him jump ship. Hunt is long gone and admired by nobody. If I had the ear of this lad, I'd tell him to pull on the green shirt and tell Hunt to f-off if he ever sees him. Do his father proud. 

Granted there is a degree of speculation on my behalf but I would find it hard to see him having any feeling of connection to the Irish international football. I also think that given who he is, if he were to make it, the  level of scrutiny he would be under would be huge. Everytime he had to pull out of a squad with injury there would be a national inquiry into the health status of his grandmother!! 

I would be willing to lose a potential player in circumstances such as these. 

No argument on your views on his father's treatment by Hunt.. 




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