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I haven't been overly impressed with Obafemi and I am the biggest culprit of putting on the green tinted glasses. Maybe Kenny simply doesn't rate him and was being polite by saying it is the system he doesn't fit in to?

A lot seem to be calling for his inclusion simply because of his speed. If that is the case, we may as well call up Jason Smyth!
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Originally posted by Lenny82 Lenny82 wrote:

I haven't been overly impressed with Obafemi and I am the biggest culprit of putting on the green tinted glasses. Maybe Kenny simply doesn't rate him and was being polite by saying it is the system he doesn't fit in to?

A lot seem to be calling for his inclusion simply because of his speed. If that is the case, we may as well call up Jason Smyth!
Or Usain Bolt if it's simply about speed.  Someone remind us please, how did his attempts at becoming a professional footballer go...? LOLLOLLOL
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We're not exactly lacking pace; Long, Idah and Connolly for example.
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Did Obafemi do something else other than the “interesting” tweet?
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Haven't seen a screenshot of it but a lot of people suggested that there was an initial tweet saying "Disgrace" that was deleted before the "interesting" tweet was posted.
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Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Yeah, not sure why he wouldnt have called him as he was always going to be there or thereabouts. He is a senior international after all. 

Agree. 

I can see Kenny's rationale for not including Obafemi in the squad but to say that he only would ring people that were in the previous squads but not someone who was understandably expected to make this squad given his regular appearances for his EPL side doesn't look great tbh. A quick two minute call  would've been the considerate thing to do but he's the manager and he's not obliged to do it either. 


Hopefully Obafemi knuckles down and joins up with the U-21s. 
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Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

Haven't seen a screenshot of it but a lot of people suggested that there was an initial tweet saying "Disgrace" that was deleted before the "interesting" tweet was posted.

I love how papers quoted it as "intresting" (sic) 

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Kenny has instructed him to spend two weeks training with Pre Madonna before he will be called up again.  Grammatical and spelling training.  
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Originally posted by Lenny82 Lenny82 wrote:

I haven't been overly impressed with Obafemi and I am the biggest culprit of putting on the green tinted glasses. Maybe Kenny simply doesn't rate him and was being polite by saying it is the system he doesn't fit in to?

A lot seem to be calling for his inclusion simply because of his speed. If that is the case, we may as well call up Jason Smyth!
I think Obafemi looks pretty good and I would have had him in the squad, but reading between the lines I agree that Kenny doesn't seem to be overly impressed with him. He was behind Idah/Parrott and maybe even Aidan Keena for the u21s and  behind Elbouzedi for a place on the wing.
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Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Yeah, not sure why he wouldnt have called him as he was always going to be there or thereabouts. He is a senior international after all. 

His one cap was nearly two years ago now.  Not sure when he was last in an Ireland squad.  He was with the under 21's last time out, with Kenny as manager, which people seem to have forgotten.  Would have been around about the time his club manager was questioning his attitude and professionalism.  Maybe Kenny saw something as well around that time that didn't sit well with him?  I doubt the tweets sent out yesterday would have changed his opinion.
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for me Kenny has made a bags of this one he picked up the phone to a few other lads he should have done the same to obafemi it would have looked a lot better for him.

Fair enough he feels he has to learn a position but then he goes and calls up Idah and Parrot whom both are surely at the very least at the same point in their learning curve as obafemi.

Obafemi is a premiership player and has plenty more played Than the other 2.

His response publicLy was stupid but I’d be pissed off if I was him also.

Let’s hope it’s a storm in a tea cup but one than could have been avoided all the same.

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Originally posted by Fruice Fruice wrote:

for me Kenny has made a bags of this one he picked up the phone to a few other lads he should have done the same to obafemi it would have looked a lot better for him.

Fair enough he feels he has to learn a position but then he goes and calls up Idah and Parrot whom both are surely at the very least at the same point in their learning curve as obafemi.

Obafemi is a premiership player and has plenty more played Than the other 2.

His response publicLy was stupid but I’d be pissed off if I was him also.

Let’s hope it’s a storm in a tea cup but one than could have been avoided all the same.


Not sure if you have seen obafemi live in the flesh.   But he is not the most tactically aware footballer.   He has huge amount of pace and is strong.  Nut on the ball he is weak enough which means in a 3 it's hard to find a position for him.   

Idah and Parrott are different types of footballers than obafemi.
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Obafemi wants to play for ireland and is annoyed he's not been included in the squad... his response is a little immature but this is a nothing story
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Originally posted by Fruice Fruice wrote:

for me Kenny has made a bags of this one he picked up the phone to a few other lads he should have done the same to obafemi it would have looked a lot better for him.

Fair enough he feels he has to learn a position but then he goes and calls up Idah and Parrot whom both are surely at the very least at the same point in their learning curve as obafemi.

Obafemi is a premiership player and has plenty more played Than the other 2.

His response publicLy was stupid but I’d be pissed off if I was him also.

Let’s hope it’s a storm in a tea cup but one than could have been avoided all the same.



Kenny explained this. The players he rang are ones that were involved under Mick. Obafemi wasn't, so he didn't. This notion that a player with one cap is due a personal explanation from a new manager as to why he hasn't selected him, is ridiculous.
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If he's called up and turns up for the 21's all is good...........if he pulls out for whatever reason then this turns into an ongoing issue

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Originally posted by Lenny82 Lenny82 wrote:

I haven't been overly impressed with Obafemi and I am the biggest culprit of putting on the green tinted glasses. Maybe Kenny simply doesn't rate him and was being polite by saying it is the system he doesn't fit in to?

A lot seem to be calling for his inclusion simply because of his speed. If that is the case, we may as well call up Jason Smyth!

He gets decent game time (for a 20 year old Irish striker) in a good Southampton squad and has scored goals against some top level opposition.

He would be right in wondering what Troy Parrott and Adam Idah, both of whom have barely kicked a ball in the premier league, are doing in the squad ahead of him.

He gave the tactical reason for Idah but not for Parrott, who definitely cannot be trusted as a lone striker or out wide - certainly not to the same extent as Obafemi. His inclusion must be truly baffling, from Obafemis point of view.

I dont think his twitter outburst was good, obviously, but clearly Kenny should have called him - especially considering he called up Parrott and Idah. 

Hopefully Obafemi gets the head down and performs, and hopefully Kenny has better tact in future.
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Originally posted by ConorMac77 ConorMac77 wrote:

Originally posted by Lenny82 Lenny82 wrote:

I haven't been overly impressed with Obafemi and I am the biggest culprit of putting on the green tinted glasses. Maybe Kenny simply doesn't rate him and was being polite by saying it is the system he doesn't fit in to?

A lot seem to be calling for his inclusion simply because of his speed. If that is the case, we may as well call up Jason Smyth!
Or Usain Bolt if it's simply about speed.  Someone remind us please, how did his attempts at becoming a professional footballer go...? LOLLOLLOL
 
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