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Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

I'd say it would go about as well as the time Northern Ireland asked Wayne Rooney if he'd be interested in playing for them.


Traditionally one of the most aggressive sides in Intl football when it comes to courting eligible players and people are acting like it's a possibility that the FAI haven't asked about or are unaware of a) the son of a former ROI international and b) someone playing for one of the biggest teams in the world. It scarcely beggars belief. Aye, we found out about all those lads playing at League 2 and National League level who were capped under Kinger, but Delap slipped through our fingers....

I presume Liam's aware of his Irish heritage based on musicinmouth's post earlier in the thread. He's more than capable of picking up the phone if he's interested.

It's irrelevant in any case as there were reports back in September that the FAI were aware of him and have been aware of him for some time.

If he wants to play for us, he will play for us. At the moment, he demonstrably doesn't, as he is playing for England.
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I was of the understanding that until the Septembers fifa rule change he was not eligible? Is that correct? I remember reading it somewhere that players that we initially thought were eligible were in fact not until recently
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Just to add, the last game he played for England was September 2019 (over a year now) for the u17s, he hasn't featured in the 8 or 9 games at any age level since then for whatever reason. (Maybe injury?)

Anyway, if there are straws to be clutched at I'll be inclined to clutch them.
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There is nothing to lose by asking, but you'd suspect feelers have already been sent out and a dead was hit 
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Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

I'd say it would go about as well as the time Northern Ireland asked Wayne Rooney if he'd be interested in playing for them.

what is your point? maybe he does say no, so what, what do we lose by this. imagine northen ireland had not asked jamal lewis, now they do not have their best young player because they just assume he would say no
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He was asked up to play a friendly for the 18s and turned it down.

If we really want to try, Kenny should be getting on the phone and offering a senior spot now and even try get onto his da and see if he had any pull or influence. Going by twitter Rory is still a big Irish fan and ye would think his opinion would hold some influence on young Liam.

Anyone who seen him score his first couple of Senior goals would know he is probably the best striker that we would have if he declared for us now, I really belive he is that good 


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He obviously has turned us down until now.  Otherwise im sure he would be in. People saying 1 phone call is all it takes and I'm fairly sure that phone call has already happened. 


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Yeah it doesn't look likely he'll switch now. Little to no chance. 

As he hasn't played for England for over a year, if he joins up with them again we can put this thread to the ROW space.


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Originally posted by Left foot Left foot wrote:

Yeah it doesn't look likely he'll switch now. Little to no chance. 

As he hasn't played for England for over a year, if he joins up with them again we can put this thread to the ROW space.




He's English, he hasn't played for us at any level and he obviously hasn't declared for us. It's kind of crazy that he has a thread in this section while Stephen Ireland has a thread in the ROW section.
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Its both naive and delusional to imagine Delap hasn't been approached. Two of his England youth teammates even played for Ireland simultaneously but he didn't. its not like the FAI can't be aware of his Irish connections and they have never exactly been reticent about zealously pursuing any granny ruler out there. 
And yet there are still these Ireland fans out there who imagine these players are  somehow just sitting waiting for a phone call offering their dream call up to the green shirt, just like Bamford apparently is in some minds  Ermm
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it is surprising posters get so angry about the suggestion of a player being asked , you might think it was more a discussion about spitting on their relative grave given the reaction
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Exactly - if someone thinks it's silly to discuss potential eligibility, why don't they just sit these conversations out? It's not like we don't have recent examples where players made it clear they wanted to play for one country, and then switched allegiance. It's not impossible that an eligible player chooses Ireland eventually - especially in this case. His Dad played for us proudly.
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Originally posted by Conan Conan wrote:

Its both naive and delusional to imagine Delap hasn't been approached. Two of his England youth teammates even played for Ireland simultaneously but he didn't. its not like the FAI can't be aware of his Irish connections and they have never exactly been reticent about zealously pursuing any granny ruler out there. 
And yet there are still these Ireland fans out there who imagine these players are  somehow just sitting waiting for a phone call offering their dream call up to the green shirt, just like Bamford apparently is in some minds  Ermm

Pretty sure it was mentioned somewhere he turned down an invitation to play with the U18s while still at Derby County.
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Originally posted by Conan Conan wrote:

Its both naive and delusional to imagine Delap hasn't been approached. Two of his England youth teammates even played for Ireland simultaneously but he didn't. its not like the FAI can't be aware of his Irish connections and they have never exactly been reticent about zealously pursuing any granny ruler out there. 
And yet there are still these Ireland fans out there who imagine these players are  somehow just sitting waiting for a phone call offering their dream call up to the green shirt, just like Bamford apparently is in some minds  Ermm

A good summation of a lot of posters on here TBH.  Whatever you might think about the FAI, finding eligible players at underage level isn't one of them, never mind a high profile son of an ex International playing in one of the best academies in England. 
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ciaran clark is proof that players are overlooked sometimes . no one is saying fai are not aware of delap, but this does not mean they have made a serious approach to convince him
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Originally posted by exgrad exgrad wrote:

Originally posted by Conan Conan wrote:

Its both naive and delusional to imagine Delap hasn't been approached. Two of his England youth teammates even played for Ireland simultaneously but he didn't. its not like the FAI can't be aware of his Irish connections and they have never exactly been reticent about zealously pursuing any granny ruler out there. 
And yet there are still these Ireland fans out there who imagine these players are  somehow just sitting waiting for a phone call offering their dream call up to the green shirt, just like Bamford apparently is in some minds  Ermm

A good summation of a lot of posters on here TBH.  Whatever you might think about the FAI, finding eligible players at underage level isn't one of them, never mind a high profile son of an ex International playing in one of the best academies in England. 



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