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Yeah, Duffy looked awful at Blackburn, where he earned the wonderful nickname '50p head' and I still don't trust his positional sense but he has had an excellent season at Brighton.


He was fairly good for Blackburn bar the start of this season according to most reports on this forum. Was he not "consistently high on ranking sites" etc, or at least that's what his proponents were saying. Certainly he'd had a far longer run of extended first team football when O'Neill called him up than Long has had.
He was very erratic for them, going by Blackburn fans mainly though.
Duffy was called up to his first training squad in 2010 and to the senior squad in the run-up to 2012 and was in and around squads from then until making his debut in America. He would have played far less football than Long when he was first in a squad.
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Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, Duffy looked awful at Blackburn, where he earned the wonderful nickname '50p head' and I still don't trust his positional sense but he has had an excellent season at Brighton.


He was fairly good for Blackburn bar the start of this season according to most reports on this forum. Was he not "consistently high on ranking sites" etc, or at least that's what his proponents were saying. Certainly he'd had a far longer run of extended first team football when O'Neill called him up than Long has had.

He was very erratic for them, going by Blackburn fans mainly though.
Duffy was called up to his first training squad in 2010 and to the senior squad in the run-up to 2012 and was in and around squads from then until making his debut in America. He would have played far less football than Long when he was first in a squad.


He was mostly decent I would have said, if not as good as some claimed. Notice I said when O'Neill first called him up, ie. after a stand out season for Yeovil and becoming a regular for Blackburn. I'm aware that Duffy's first call up in 2010 was similar to Longs, in that he didn't really do a whole lot to earn it. My issue isn't with such call-up per se, but more with MONS inconsistency.
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Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, Duffy looked awful at Blackburn, where he earned the wonderful nickname '50p head' and I still don't trust his positional sense but he has had an excellent season at Brighton.


He was fairly good for Blackburn bar the start of this season according to most reports on this forum. Was he not "consistently high on ranking sites" etc, or at least that's what his proponents were saying. Certainly he'd had a far longer run of extended first team football when O'Neill called him up than Long has had.

He was very erratic for them, going by Blackburn fans mainly though.
Duffy was called up to his first training squad in 2010 and to the senior squad in the run-up to 2012 and was in and around squads from then until making his debut in America. He would have played far less football than Long when he was first in a squad.


He was mostly decent I would have said, if not as good as some claimed. Notice I said when O'Neill first called him up, ie. after a stand out season for Yeovil and becoming a regular for Blackburn. I'm aware that Duffy's first call up in 2010 was similar to Longs, in that he didn't really do a whole lot to earn it. My issue isn't with such call-up per se, but more with MONS inconsistency.
I can understand the frustration but I wouldn't call it inconsistency, it is simply his judgement. He sees something in Long that you may see in other players and wonder why he doesn't choose them.

Duffy was in and around the squad for four years when he made his debut, we also had a much shorter list of centre-halves at that particular moment in time.


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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, Duffy looked awful at Blackburn, where he earned the wonderful nickname '50p head' and I still don't trust his positional sense but he has had an excellent season at Brighton.


He was fairly good for Blackburn bar the start of this season according to most reports on this forum. Was he not "consistently high on ranking sites" etc, or at least that's what his proponents were saying. Certainly he'd had a far longer run of extended first team football when O'Neill called him up than Long has had.
He was very erratic for them, going by Blackburn fans mainly though.
Duffy was called up to his first training squad in 2010 and to the senior squad in the run-up to 2012 and was in and around squads from then until making his debut in America. He would have played far less football than Long when he was first in a squad.

He was scoring og's or getting sent off every other week, the fans hated him at the end. was just as well out of the madhouse anyway.
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Originally posted by Drumcondra 69er Drumcondra 69er wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, Duffy looked awful at Blackburn, where he earned the wonderful nickname '50p head' and I still don't trust his positional sense but he has had an excellent season at Brighton.


He was fairly good for Blackburn bar the start of this season according to most reports on this forum. Was he not "consistently high on ranking sites" etc, or at least that's what his proponents were saying. Certainly he'd had a far longer run of extended first team football when O'Neill called him up than Long has had.
He was very erratic for them, going by Blackburn fans mainly though.
Duffy was called up to his first training squad in 2010 and to the senior squad in the run-up to 2012 and was in and around squads from then until making his debut in America. He would have played far less football than Long when he was first in a squad.

He was scoring og's or getting sent off every other week, the fans hated him at the end. was just as well out of the madhouse anyway.
There was a lot of bad blood at the end, Duffy coming out of it particularly badly, not just with dreadful performances on the pitch but he never wore an armband to commemorate Jack Walker, (I presume it was an oversight but football fans are very touchy about these things) and there were snapchats he sent saying "get me out of this f**king club" and referring to the town in a derogatory manner.
He is absolutely hated there, I occasionally pop on their boards to see how they are dealing with Venkys and I have seen him labelled, more than a few times, as the 'biggest disgrace to have played for the club'. Many still believe the own-goals and sending off weren't accidental.
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Drumcondra 69er Drumcondra 69er wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, Duffy looked awful at Blackburn, where he earned the wonderful nickname '50p head' and I still don't trust his positional sense but he has had an excellent season at Brighton.


He was fairly good for Blackburn bar the start of this season according to most reports on this forum. Was he not "consistently high on ranking sites" etc, or at least that's what his proponents were saying. Certainly he'd had a far longer run of extended first team football when O'Neill called him up than Long has had.

He was very erratic for them, going by Blackburn fans mainly though.
Duffy was called up to his first training squad in 2010 and to the senior squad in the run-up to 2012 and was in and around squads from then until making his debut in America. He would have played far less football than Long when he was first in a squad.


He was scoring og's or getting sent off every other week, the fans hated him at the end. was just as well out of the madhouse anyway.

There was a lot of bad blood at the end, Duffy coming out of it particularly badly, not just with dreadful performances on the pitch but he never wore an armband to commemorate Jack Walker, (I presume it was an oversight but football fans are very touchy about these things) and there were snapchats he sent saying "get me out of this f**king club" and referring to the town in a derogatory manner.
He is absolutely hated there, I occasionally pop on their boards to see how they are dealing with Venkys and I have seen him labelled, more than a few times, as the 'biggest disgrace to have played for the club'. Many still believe the own-goals and sending off weren't accidental.


Fair play, resulted in their relegation in the end
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Drumcondra 69er Drumcondra 69er wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Yeah, Duffy looked awful at Blackburn, where he earned the wonderful nickname '50p head' and I still don't trust his positional sense but he has had an excellent season at Brighton.


He was fairly good for Blackburn bar the start of this season according to most reports on this forum. Was he not "consistently high on ranking sites" etc, or at least that's what his proponents were saying. Certainly he'd had a far longer run of extended first team football when O'Neill called him up than Long has had.

He was very erratic for them, going by Blackburn fans mainly though.
Duffy was called up to his first training squad in 2010 and to the senior squad in the run-up to 2012 and was in and around squads from then until making his debut in America. He would have played far less football than Long when he was first in a squad.


He was scoring og's or getting sent off every other week, the fans hated him at the end. was just as well out of the madhouse anyway.

There was a lot of bad blood at the end, Duffy coming out of it particularly badly, not just with dreadful performances on the pitch but he never wore an armband to commemorate Jack Walker, (I presume it was an oversight but football fans are very touchy about these things) and there were snapchats he sent saying "get me out of this f**king club" and referring to the town in a derogatory manner.
He is absolutely hated there, I occasionally pop on their boards to see how they are dealing with Venkys and I have seen him labelled, more than a few times, as the 'biggest disgrace to have played for the club'. Many still believe the own-goals and sending off weren't accidental.


Fair play, resulted in their relegation in the end
There was a lot more to their relegation than Duffy's unprofessional behaviour, it reflected badly on him though.

Their fans are a pretty deluded bunch though, as fans go.
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Germany...?
Being one of the worst myths, usually with somebody adding that we were the first to play them after the war. Just to clarify, Switzerland were the first team to play them and they took their second choice colours from the DFB logo, which in turn was taken from football pitch markings. 
Panathinaikos is another one, people unable to accept that shamrocks and the colour green are used outside of Ireland.

 
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Originally posted by willmcc83 willmcc83 wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Luis Amor Rodriguez Luis Amor Rodriguez wrote:

Germany...?
Being one of the worst myths, usually with somebody adding that we were the first to play them after the war. Just to clarify, Switzerland were the first team to play them and they took their second choice colours from the DFB logo, which in turn was taken from football pitch markings. 
Panathinaikos is another one, people unable to accept that shamrocks and the colour green are used outside of Ireland.

 
The funny thing about the Panathinaikos story is that the true story is even odder than the myth
Because an athlete playing for them suggested it? It is hardly that odd!

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3 appearances, 2 losses, 1 draw, and 6 goals conceded equals a call up for Long. It really does make you wonder about MON's selection criteria...
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3 appearances, 2 losses, 1 draw, and 6 goals conceded equals a call up for Long. It really does make you wonder about MON's selection criteria...

He got the call-up after 2 appearances so your equation is wrong. 

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Shouldn't even be in the squad let alone start in a game of this importance
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What a big day for the kid. Best of luck KL
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Shouldn't even be in the squad let alone start in a game of this importance


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