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Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Is Whelan our only recognised defensive midfielder? To go from Declan to a 35 year-old who really should be retired from international football... Jaysus.
Harry Arter can also play there, so you are correct.
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Possible team without injured Curtis and Browne

Randy
Coleman Duffy  Egan  Doherty
Arter 
Hendrick   Hourihane
O'Dowda                        Brady
Long

Not too shabby.

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Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by djhegzy djhegzy wrote:

few suprises there alright, kevin long out, christie out, thought mcGeady would be back in, sean willams too, hogan out for collins

Has Long been playing all that much?

Equally, Christie is behind Doherty and Coleman in the RB pecking order. I also feel Hogan isn’t playing enough and Collins is doing well at Luton. McCarthy will be back when he is playing regular football. Although by my reckoning he last played for us two years ago?

I disagree with very little about this squad

Ahh I'm not disagreeing with most of the decisions just not what i expected him to pick! Long has only played 11 games this season, hogan is in the Sheffield united team now, but i think if he played the rest of the season he would make the summer squad. Mccarthy going for whos in form and actually playing football so fair play to him. sean williams isnt playing well at the moment, but he would be the only holding midfielder we have bar whelan
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I don't think there is much surprise there only one I'd have would be O'Hara over Travers

In defense- Christie is obviously behind Coleman and Doherty and playing for a god awful Fulham team

Kevin Long not sure if he has been injured but he hasn't been in the last few Burnley squads

Ward likewise coming back from injury not so sure about D Williams.

McGeady has been good for Sunderland but I think there is better options with O'Dowda, Brady, McLean and Judge to play on the wing

Meyler I'm even sure how he is doing, Williams I think age was his downfall, though I know Whelan got in probably ahead of him.

As for upfront, Hogan, O'Brien and Amond the first one hasn't really played that much has he since joining Sheffield ? Amond's league 2 status obviously brought him down not so sure how O'Brien has been doing at Milwall either but the others selected have been either been playing better or are of a higher status.
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Originally posted by gally gally wrote:

Possible team without injured Curtis and Browne

Randy
Coleman Duffy  Egan  Doherty
Arter 
Hendrick   Hourihane
O'Dowda                        Brady
Long

Not too shabby.

Georgia would have to fancy their chances. Actually, so should the f**king Fraggles. 
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Six defenders and five strikers seems a bit strange. Does that mean that we can rule out playing five at the back? Would seem to suggest that.

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Originally posted by gally gally wrote:

Possible team without injured Curtis and Browne

Randy
Coleman Duffy  Egan  Doherty
Arter 
Hendrick   Hourihane
O'Dowda                        Brady
Long

Not too shabby.


I think MICK will go for Judge and Maguire. Also swap Browne for Hourihane if fit.
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Maybe form wise he may go for McGoldrick
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Any combination of two from Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in the same midfield will be absolutely exposed at international level.

We'll get away with it against Gibraltar but against Georgia I'm not so sure.

The three lads are all very similar players from my viewing of them and you can only afford to play one of them if your team is likely to struggle for possession.

The midfield for these games should contain both Whelan and Arter with one of Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in front of them.
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Originally posted by Devrozex Devrozex wrote:

Six defenders and five strikers seems a bit strange. Does that mean that we can rule out playing five at the back? Would seem to suggest that.
It would suggest the opposite. The normal breakdown of the outfield players in these squads is 8 defenders, 8 midfielders and four forwards, or possibly 8-7-5. 

The fact that two of the six are more proficient at wing-back means it can't be ruled out entirely based on the squad alone. However, given his interviews and based on his past tactical preferences, as well as a lack of squad depth in the area, it would seem very unlikely.
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Originally posted by Maccatacca Maccatacca wrote:

Any combination of two from Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in the same midfield will be absolutely exposed at international level.

We'll get away with it against Gibraltar but against Georgia I'm not so sure.

The three lads are all very similar players from my viewing of them and you can only afford to play one of them if your team is likely to struggle for possession.

The midfield for these games should contain both Whelan and Arter with one of Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in front of them.
Arter has been awful at international level, I have seen nothing to suggest he won't be exposed. We would be as well off without a midfield!
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Maccatacca Maccatacca wrote:

Any combination of two from Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in the same midfield will be absolutely exposed at international level.

We'll get away with it against Gibraltar but against Georgia I'm not so sure.

The three lads are all very similar players from my viewing of them and you can only afford to play one of them if your team is likely to struggle for possession.

The midfield for these games should contain both Whelan and Arter with one of Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in front of them.
Arter has been awful at international level, I have seen nothing to suggest he won't be exposed. We would be as well off without a midfield!

In fairness, every midfielder has been awful at international level. The MON affect. 

I fully expect to see an unrecognisable (yet unspectacular) performance from the Irish midfield. 
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

The fact that two of the six are more proficient at wing-back means it can't be ruled out entirely based on the squad alone. However, given his interviews and based on his past tactical preferences, as well as a lack of squad depth in the area, it would seem very unlikely.
Yeah, but then where is the cover? If the plan was to play with three centre halves and wing backs you'd hardly pick a squad with just four centre halves and two wing backs.
 
As you say it was unlikely given his past preferences, but I think it can be pretty definitively ruled out on the basis of that squad.
 

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I think a more open style of play will beat Georgia. September 2017’s game had a lot to do with the way the team was set up.
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Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Maccatacca Maccatacca wrote:

Any combination of two from Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in the same midfield will be absolutely exposed at international level.

We'll get away with it against Gibraltar but against Georgia I'm not so sure.

The three lads are all very similar players from my viewing of them and you can only afford to play one of them if your team is likely to struggle for possession.

The midfield for these games should contain both Whelan and Arter with one of Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in front of them.
Arter has been awful at international level, I have seen nothing to suggest he won't be exposed. We would be as well off without a midfield!

In fairness, every midfielder has been awful at international level. The MON affect. 

I fully expect to see an unrecognisable (yet unspectacular) performance from the Irish midfield. 
Or it might because they aren't very good! I expect us to struggle to keep the ball against Georgia (again).
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Maccatacca Maccatacca wrote:

Any combination of two from Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in the same midfield will be absolutely exposed at international level.

We'll get away with it against Gibraltar but against Georgia I'm not so sure.

The three lads are all very similar players from my viewing of them and you can only afford to play one of them if your team is likely to struggle for possession.

The midfield for these games should contain both Whelan and Arter with one of Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in front of them.
Arter has been awful at international level, I have seen nothing to suggest he won't be exposed. We would be as well off without a midfield!

I agree, he's been very poor but is still probably our second best midfielder behind Whelan.
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Originally posted by Devrozex Devrozex wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

The fact that two of the six are more proficient at wing-back means it can't be ruled out entirely based on the squad alone. However, given his interviews and based on his past tactical preferences, as well as a lack of squad depth in the area, it would seem very unlikely.
Yeah, but then where is the cover? If the plan was to play with three centre halves and wing backs you'd hardly pick a squad with just four centre halves and two wing backs.
 
As you say it was unlikely given his past preferences, but I think it can be pretty definitively ruled out on the basis of that squad.
 
Sorry, I misread your post. I thought you were suggesting he could play a back five, I would agree that it is highly unlikely. 


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Originally posted by Maccatacca Maccatacca wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Maccatacca Maccatacca wrote:

Any combination of two from Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in the same midfield will be absolutely exposed at international level.

We'll get away with it against Gibraltar but against Georgia I'm not so sure.

The three lads are all very similar players from my viewing of them and you can only afford to play one of them if your team is likely to struggle for possession.

The midfield for these games should contain both Whelan and Arter with one of Browne/Hendrick/Hourihane in front of them.
Arter has been awful at international level, I have seen nothing to suggest he won't be exposed. We would be as well off without a midfield!

I agree, he's been very poor but is still probably our second best midfielder behind Whelan.
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