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A bit like how Covid is gonna get worse in late March and April and then improve a lot for Summer, Ireland could be in a major doldrum in March and...er....improve after Summer?

I expect a loss in Belgrade and a win home to Lux.
Then the home match v Serbia is huge, but we could be beyond 2nd place by the time that swings around.
Could be a blessing we then have no matches until the new season.

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the thing is even if you're being optimistic it's not like we've had the same exact first 11 for last 8 games and they'll eventually click next month.

next month looks like a another mishmash of players who probably haven't played with each other. 

The only thing you can possibly hope for is that Kenny puts out a team that clicks not out of design, but purely based on the players he has available. His luck may turn purely by necessity to start certain players. 
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Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

the thing is even if you're being optimistic it's not like we've had the same exact first 11 for last 8 games and they'll eventually click next month.

next month looks like a another mishmash of players who probably haven't played with each other. 

The only thing you can possibly hope for is that Kenny puts out a team that clicks not out of design, but purely based on the players he has available. His luck may turn purely by necessity to start certain players. 
We had as close to a full team against Slovakia with the exceptions of Connolly, Idah and Coleman who all could start in Serbia. That was the best performance under Kenny so far. The camp was then terrible hit by Covid and we had something like 13 players not involved for the Wales game 3 days later and I’m sure most would agree we absolutely deserved the draw having been the better team and were pushing for a winner until McClean got sent off. 
Serbia hadn’t even a manager a few days ago, possibly still don’t, so for all the doom and gloom there is surrounding the team neither us or Serbia are in great places. It’s international football after all the team can only click to a certain extent with the lack of time a manager has to prepare the squad before games.
 Realistically our team is at a level where there’s not a huge difference if we have 1/2 starters missing. Would Clark for Egan, Coleman for Doherty, Knight for Molumby make a huge difference? Probably not really. The nature of international football with players going back to there clubs for a few months at a time much can change.
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[QUOTE=horsebox]I can't see Clark playing the Serbia game.
The way things stand at the moment, It will be Duffy and O'Shea with Stevens at left back.



[/QUOTE Clark should be first choice central defender... just an issue to put in with him. I would give Duffy benefit of the doubt
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Originally posted by ripbomb ripbomb wrote:

[QUOTE=horsebox]I can't see Clark playing the Serbia game.
The way things stand at the moment, It will be Duffy and O'Shea with Stevens at left back.



[/QUOTE Clark should be first choice central defender... just an issue to put in with him. I would give Duffy benefit of the doubt

Possibly - 
But he wasn't available for Kenny's 8 games. So he's down the pecking order and we have a lot of cover in this area. 

And he's just as liable to make a game changing mistake as any of the others.

I'd more worried about our midfield and forward selection.




     
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by ripbomb ripbomb wrote:

[QUOTE=horsebox]I can't see Clark playing the Serbia game.
The way things stand at the moment, It will be Duffy and O'Shea with Stevens at left back.



[/QUOTE Clark should be first choice central defender... just an issue to put in with him. I would give Duffy benefit of the doubt

Possibly - 
But he wasn't available for Kenny's 8 games. So he's down the pecking order and we have a lot of cover in this area. 

And he's just as liable to make a game changing mistake as any of the others.

I'd more worried about our midfield and forward selection.





Was just gonna make this point. It's the one area of the pitch that we are relatively strong in squad wise. Egan is one of our best defenders so he's still a loss all the same. 
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Originally posted by DalyerRegular DalyerRegular wrote:

Recall for Keogh?

Don't want to see him involved with Ireland again after his involvement in the drink driving car crash. 
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Originally posted by ripbomb ripbomb wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

I can't see Clark playing the Serbia game.
The way things stand at the moment, It will be Duffy and O'Shea with Stevens at left back.



Clark should be first choice central defender... just an issue to put in with him. I would give Duffy benefit of the doubt

How many competitive appearances does Clark have for Ireland in the last 3 or 4 years? Very few. So for a player with so much experience, to make him "first choice" is a very bold statement. 
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Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by DalyerRegular DalyerRegular wrote:

Recall for Keogh?

Don't want to see him involved with Ireland again after his involvement in the drink driving car crash. 
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Originally posted by Sham157 Sham157 wrote:

Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by DalyerRegular DalyerRegular wrote:

Recall for Keogh?

Don't want to see him involved with Ireland again after his involvement in the drink driving car crash. 
ah stop LOL

I'm being serious. I've never booed a player on a team that I support in any sport. But Keogh is a professional soccer player, and it was at/after a soccer event when that happened. He was punished at club level, and should be punished at country level also. 

Anyway, this is a John Egan thread. 
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Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by Sham157 Sham157 wrote:

Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by DalyerRegular DalyerRegular wrote:

Recall for Keogh?

Don't want to see him involved with Ireland again after his involvement in the drink driving car crash. 
ah stop LOL

I'm being serious. I've never booed a player on a team that I support in any sport. But Keogh is a professional soccer player, and it was at/after a soccer event when that happened. He was punished at club level, and should be punished at country level also. 

Anyway, this is a John Egan thread. 
Anywhere else he should be punished? 

Some might say calling him up to play for Ireland in March would be punishment.
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Why should he be punished on a country level too?LOL

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Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by Sham157 Sham157 wrote:

Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by DalyerRegular DalyerRegular wrote:

Recall for Keogh?

Don't want to see him involved with Ireland again after his involvement in the drink driving car crash. 
ah stop LOL

I'm being serious. I've never booed a player on a team that I support in any sport. But Keogh is a professional soccer player, and it was at/after a soccer event when that happened. He was punished at club level, and should be punished at country level also. 

Anyway, this is a John Egan thread. 

Would you feel the same if it was someone like Knight or Connolly? He made a mistake, a tit of himself, apologised and was punished for it. People make mistakes and deserve a second chance.
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Came on as a sub at the 77th minute yesterday against Leeds, good to see him back.
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Originally posted by darman28 darman28 wrote:

Came on as a sub at the 77th minute yesterday against Leeds, good to see him back.

Totally agree, when you look at the irish players that will be part of relegated teams -

Egan, Stevens, mcgoldrick, oshea, Robinson, (potentially Clark and hendrick)

I would say only Egan and oshea have a shot at being snapped up by another premier league team.


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Originally posted by Badgersboys9 Badgersboys9 wrote:

Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by Sham157 Sham157 wrote:

Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by DalyerRegular DalyerRegular wrote:

Recall for Keogh?

Don't want to see him involved with Ireland again after his involvement in the drink driving car crash. 
ah stop LOL

I'm being serious. I've never booed a player on a team that I support in any sport. But Keogh is a professional soccer player, and it was at/after a soccer event when that happened. He was punished at club level, and should be punished at country level also. 

Anyway, this is a John Egan thread. 

Would you feel the same if it was someone like Knight or Connolly? He made a mistake, a tit of himself, apologised and was punished for it. People make mistakes and deserve a second chance.
Agree. Roy Keane made a tit of himself, didn't apologise and became a national hero. 
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Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by Sham157 Sham157 wrote:

Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by DalyerRegular DalyerRegular wrote:

Recall for Keogh?

Don't want to see him involved with Ireland again after his involvement in the drink driving car crash. 
ah stop LOL

I'm being serious. I've never booed a player on a team that I support in any sport. But Keogh is a professional soccer player, and it was at/after a soccer event when that happened. He was punished at club level, and should be punished at country level also. 

Anyway, this is a John Egan thread. 

So what exactly would you boo him for.  He went drinking and got in a car with lads who were drink driving.  

Did you boo Mark Kennedy and Phill Babb or Roy Keane when he was arrested .   As far as I know Keogh didnt break angel laws. 

You sir are talking out of your arse  
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