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Topic: Alan Browne
Posted By: grannyrule
Subject: Alan Browne
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2014 at 3:59pm
Just scored his first goal for Preston.



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Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2014 at 6:23pm
Call him up!

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Posted By: Doyler1993
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2014 at 10:17pm
Anyone know anything more about him?

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Posted By: Fozzy B
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2014 at 11:02pm
Another lad off the Cork City production line. He was part of Citys back to back double winning u19 side . He is also a regular in the Irish u19 side. Preston signed him in January I think. A very promising midfielder by all accounts.


Posted By: schillaci
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2014 at 2:47am
He has played in Prestons last 4 games. Came on as a sub in 3 and played the full 90 yesterday (his full debut). Preston are all but guaranteed a play-off spot. So he could be a Championship player next year.

He turns 19 this week. So another one for the future. I had never heard of him before today. 

Theres a thread about him on the PNE forum. Most PNE fans  had him as MOTM before someone got a late hat-trick LOL   But they are all full of praise

http://www.pne-online.net/forum/showthread.php?86312-Alan-Browne


Posted By: atletico madrid
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2014 at 10:40am
irish or plastic?


Posted By: AnCearrbhach
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2014 at 9:52pm
Originally posted by atletico madrid atletico madrid wrote:

irish or plastic?

He's from Blackrock in Cork


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Posted By: Green Devil
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2014 at 10:11pm
Originally posted by AnCearrbhach AnCearrbhach wrote:

Originally posted by atletico madrid atletico madrid wrote:

irish or plastic?

He's from Blackrock in Cork
 
Take no notice of "atletico madrid", a childish wum who has nothing better to do with his life!
 
Glad to hear Alan is doing well Clap


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Posted By: schillaci
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2014 at 11:59am
http://www.pne-online.net/forum/showthread.php?86312-Alan-Browne" rel="nofollow - http://www.pne-online.net/forum/showthread.php?86312-Alan-Browne
The Preston fans are raving about Alan again after prestons 5-2 win over Shrewsbury. 
He's played the full 90 in their last 3 games. He's someone I'll be keeping an eye on as much as Jack Grealish who's in the same division.  


Posted By: smart man
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2014 at 9:39pm
Never heard of the lad. But its great to see boys like that breaking through.

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Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2014 at 10:15pm
Great to hear. Will keep an eye out for him now


Posted By: scottyccfc
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2014 at 10:33pm
Originally posted by Fozzy B Fozzy B wrote:

Another lad off the Cork City production line. He was part of Citys back to back double winning u19 side . He is also a regular in the Irish u19 side. Preston signed him in January I think. A very promising midfielder by all accounts.


Brian Lenihan and Garry Buckley will be next off the production line!


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Posted By: uncle sam
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 4:32pm
starting today in the play-off semi final plus he favourited my tweet earlier


Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 4:48pm
A proud moment for you

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Posted By: uncle sam
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 4:51pm
yea biggest of my career im made up


Posted By: GreenDodger93
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 5:44pm
Turned it on 20 mins ago to watch him and honestly can't say if he has gotten on the ball yet


Posted By: GreenDodger93
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 5:45pm
As I post that he has a few decent touches


Posted By: uncle sam
Date Posted: 10 May 2014 at 7:02pm
Taken off on 62 mins hope he gets in the team again for semi-final , potentially final. hes got talent 


Posted By: shakeyshamrock
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2014 at 4:46pm
playing today for Preston vs Liverpool - commentators singing his praises.. 


Posted By: Doyler1993
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2014 at 10:22pm
Saw him play in a few end of season games for preston last season and looked very impressive and comfortable on the ball for an 18 year old. Hopefully he will cement down a place in the starting 11 (which i think he will) and will have a good chance of playing championship football next season with preston having a great chance of promotion

Any cork lads on here know how much cork city got for him?


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Posted By: schillaci
Date Posted: 09 Aug 2014 at 10:56pm
Browne was MOTM in Prestons first league game of the season, a 1-1 draw with Notts county. Most posters on the Preston forum saying it was well deserved.


Posted By: Doyler1993
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2014 at 10:16pm
Got his first goal of the season in prestons draw with chesterfield where eoin doyle got a hatrick. Have high hopes for browne and dont think it will be too long before he gets a call up to the irish senior squad

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Posted By: rainpaulo
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2014 at 10:24pm
Originally posted by Doyler1993 Doyler1993 wrote:

Got his first goal of the season in prestons draw with chesterfield where eoin doyle got a hatrick. Have high hopes for browne and dont think it will be too long before he gets a call up to the irish senior squad



league one....senior call up


Posted By: Doyler1993
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2014 at 10:26pm
Originally posted by rainpaulo rainpaulo wrote:

Originally posted by Doyler1993 Doyler1993 wrote:

Got his first goal of the season in prestons draw with chesterfield where eoin doyle got a hatrick. Have high hopes for browne and dont think it will be too long before he gets a call up to the irish senior squad



league one....senior call up

What i mean by not too long is the next year or two as i think preston will be promoted which will make him a championship player.


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Posted By: rainpaulo
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2014 at 10:29pm
Would there be any higher up teams sniffing at Jan if he is that good?


Posted By: Clonbhoy
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2014 at 10:30pm
He is only 19. Seems he has a very bright future.

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Posted By: rainpaulo
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2014 at 10:34pm
Fully committed to us I hope


Posted By: smart man
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2014 at 2:28pm
Great to see 2 former LoI players playing well in England. Maybe it's to late for Doyle but Browne should feature at International level soon.

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Posted By: Doyler1993
Date Posted: 18 Oct 2014 at 8:36pm
Another goal today in their 2-0 win. Think thats his 3rd for the season Thumbs Up

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Posted By: scottyccfc
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2014 at 12:22pm
Its only a matter of time before the national team is full of ex Cork City players.


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Posted By: Doyler1993
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2014 at 2:20pm
Linked with swansea

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Posted By: Doyler1993
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2015 at 7:35pm
Something strange going on with him at preston. He was constantly in the starting 11 and had 2 or 3 goals but since the rumours linking him to other clubs started he has been dropped to the bench and today didnt even make the bench.

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Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2015 at 8:17am
unused sub last night also! Hope he gets back in the team for the cup match against United.


Posted By: Doyler1993
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2015 at 10:35pm
Anyone know whats going on with browne at preston. Was a mainstay in their team last season and early this season but over the last 2 months hasnt even got near their bench

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Posted By: 085immersive
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2015 at 5:25pm
Still not even on their bench. Anyone know whats up? Thought he was supposed to be a great talent?


Posted By: schillaci
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2015 at 10:02pm
Found this on page 26 of the PNE forum (Page 26 shows their fans have forgotten him too !!)

http://www.pne-online.net/forum/showthread.php?92447-Browne/page1

Seems he is out of favour. 'Second season blues' as one poster calls it. They do speak favourably of him though.


Posted By: 085immersive
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2015 at 12:39am
Talk about going from one extreme to the other. Hopefully he will kick on next season.


Posted By: Guest
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2015 at 1:37am
Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Call him up!

LOL


Posted By: Doyler1993
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2015 at 9:53pm
First goal of the season today and seems to have cemented his place in the starting 11

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Posted By: Bohsfan84
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2015 at 2:29pm
Preston fans very happy with him.

He as a shout for MOTM in the League Cup against Bournemouth.

Some saying he is a shoe in to play Premier League in one or two years.

Same thing was said about Hendrick though.


Posted By: Bohsfan84
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 3:35pm
http://www.pne-online.net/forum/showthread.php?97099-Alan-Browne" rel="nofollow - http://www.pne-online.net/forum/showthread.php?97099-Alan-Browne

"Could be playing in the Euros next summer if he carries on."

"He's developing at a ridiculous pace, is Browne. Irish international within 2 years, no doubt in my mind, and a big money deal to a top flight club sooner rather than later."

"I thought for the first 30 minutes against Charlton he was sensational, everywhere and driving forward. He was excellent the rest of the game and again today."




Posted By: OnTheOneRoad
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 3:42pm
a McCarthy-Browne-Byrne midfield Hug


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Posted By: devondudley
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 2:15pm
comes from my neck of the woods was a very quiet lad growing up, seems to have come out of his shell a bit going by his ridiculous snapchat stories and hanging around with jermaine beckford hasnt helped either, as long as he keeps improving no problems but wouldn't want to go down the flash harry to big for his boots route that seems to be the case. 

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Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 2:25pm
Was talking to him last night, seems to be maturing as a person and as a footballer at a very fast pace, might be no harm to have him in the squad versus Switzerland.

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Posted By: Bohsfan84
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 2:59pm
I'm mates with him too. Seen him in a nightclub once.


Posted By: AnCearrbhach
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 3:02pm
Originally posted by kevincronin2000 kevincronin2000 wrote:

Was talking to him last night, seems to be maturing as a person and as a footballer at a very fast pace, might be no harm to have him in the squad versus Switzerland.
 
Would a cap be worth any money to us? I remember someone saying that we had an additional fee per senior cap for Lenihan.


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Posted By: daithi
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 3:05pm
Originally posted by Bohsfan84 Bohsfan84 wrote:

I'm mates with him too. Seen him in a nightclub once.
Maybe he went off with 1 of you imaginary mates too

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Posted By: Bohsfan84
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 3:11pm
No he went off with some exotic Polish bird he met in Warsaw. 


Posted By: Bohsfan84
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 3:13pm
Remiss not to mention 6 clean sheets in 12 league games for Greg Cunningham.

Serious option for LB.


Posted By: Green Devil
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 3:15pm
It's always refreshing to see young lads like Browne doing well. Lets hope he continues his good form and continues to develop at a club who seem to be a perfect fit for him.

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Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 3:43pm
Originally posted by Bohsfan84 Bohsfan84 wrote:

I'm mates with him too. Seen him in a nightclub once.


This post just proves you are RainPaulo .



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Posted By: Bohsfan84
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 3:47pm
Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

It's always refreshing to see young lads like Browne doing well. Lets hope he continues his good form and continues to develop at a club who seem to be a perfect fit for him.

Preston are one of the clubs to watch from an Irish perspective.

Doyle, Browne, Cunningham and McCarthy all Irish lads.

Three of them could have a future for Ireland although Doyle would want to hit the goal trail fairly lively.

Daniel Johnson supplied a lot of Doyle's goals at Chesterfield. Hopefully once Doyle gets a good run of games they can rediscover that spark.

McCarthy injured 10 minutes into his debut but could be back in a matter of weeks.

Bolton fans were impressed with him during his loan spell and Preston fans were enamoured with his signing.


Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2015 at 1:24pm
Bournemouth have offered £2m to PNE for the services of Alan Browne, That would spell good news for Cork City FC and Ringmahon Rangers FC, Personally i would think he would be better off with PNE for another twelve months. ( Source Niall O'Riordan, Twitter )

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Posted By: Andy_Eire
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2016 at 9:40pm
Browne and Cunningham both score tonight!!!


Posted By: Andy_Eire
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2016 at 9:57am
Looking forward to seeing Browne, Cunningham and Doyle on Sky vs Burnley tonight. Ward also.....


Posted By: GUFC_Andy
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2016 at 8:13pm
See's a straight red card vs Newcastle tonight.

Has been a bad season for him so far anyway.


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Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2016 at 11:32am
Watched Highlights of match this morning, he proper flew into the challenge with Colback arm first then seemed to follow through with his head for good measure, whether deliberate not sure.

Colback went off too after the challenge so he did give him a hefty whack


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Posted By: Charlo
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2016 at 5:00am
He's a very competitive player, seen him a few times and he hassles, harries dogs an opponent really well. Can be neat and tidy too. Reminds me of Lennon, Brown, Cattermole type of midfielder.


Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2016 at 11:44am
Originally posted by Charlo Charlo wrote:

He's a very competitive player, seen him a few times and he hassles, harries dogs an opponent really well. Can be neat and tidy too. Reminds me of Lennon, Brown, Cattermole type of midfielder.


Poor lad


Posted By: DalyerRegular
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2017 at 1:47pm
Alan made his 100th appearance for Preston yesterday at the age of just 21. Clap
52 of these games have been in the Championship.


Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2017 at 6:39pm
Overlooked with Horgan making his first competitive start! Got man of the match today.


Posted By: GUFC_Andy
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2017 at 6:42pm
Good stuff. Republic of Preston North End

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Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2018 at 4:19pm
Get's Preston's second goal against Wycombe.


Posted By: rebelbrowser
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2018 at 8:37pm
got two today. I think he will be a mainstay for the senior team in short enough order.


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2018 at 8:38pm
Ive seen him a fair few times. Hes nothing special. Decent player but thats about it IMO. Dont think he will ever be a regular player for us.


Posted By: Maccatacca
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2018 at 9:55pm
Originally posted by doherty doherty wrote:

Ive seen him a fair few times. Hes nothing special. Decent player but thats about it IMO. Dont think he will ever be a regular player for us.


He’s only 22. Plenty of room for development.


Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 4:41pm
Playing out of his skin the last few weeks, another goal today surely Mon needs to give him 45 minutes versus Turkey.

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Posted By: johnvonp
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 4:57pm
4 MOTMs in a row for Preston.


Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 5:30pm
Very good header.

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Posted By: ShamtheRam
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 8:20pm
Playing very well in fairness to him. Definitely deserves a fair crack at earning a spot.

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Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 11:01am
Himself and Conor Hourihane deserve a crack against Turkey

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Posted By: reddladd
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 12:39pm
GD won't be happy with ya Doc.

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Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 8:41pm
Roy Keane was in the attendance yesterday, apparently, and can't have failed to have been impressed by what he saw from Browne. Really seems to have come into his own over the last few weeks. As well as scoring, he was unlucky with another effort after a driving run into the area that the goalkeeper did very well to tip onto the post.


Posted By: DeclanDaly
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2018 at 5:09pm
Watched Preston lose 1-0 in a dire game at home v Ipswich. Was hoping to see more of Browne, but on today’s showing at least he looks a lot like our other midfielders. Lots of running and little craft. Reminded me of Hendrick.

Don’t know what Horgan has to do to get in this team. He came on for the last twenty minutes and was one of the few players who showed some ability on the ball. Pulled out a superb cross that should have been the equalizer.

Really sh*t game though. Wow.

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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2018 at 5:26pm
How could Hendrick be described as a "lots of running, little craft" type player? His ingenuity has created numerous goals for us over the past 3-4 years. If Browne's anything like him, we have another technically-gifted player on our hands.

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Posted By: DeclanDaly
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2018 at 6:32pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

How could Hendrick be described as a "lots of running, little craft" type player? His ingenuity has created numerous goals for us over the past 3-4 years. If Browne's anything like him, we have another technically-gifted player on our hands.


I’d say Browne has a little less craft than the Professor AKA Jeff Hendrick

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Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2018 at 6:34pm
Browne was being slaughtered by the PNE fans.

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Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2018 at 12:19pm
He's had four man of the match awards in the last six games and over 100 first team appearances in the championship. Could get a move to lower premier league club in the summer but O'Neill needs to call him up a bit more regularly.

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Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2018 at 5:25pm
Alan Browne "made more tackles than anyone else in the division and made the second most interceptions of anyone in the league". https://t.co/c01E1ZfUZQ" rel="nofollow - https://t.co/c01E1ZfUZQ

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Posted By: PaddyDaCulchie
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 8:15pm
Browne scored for Preston, Maguire on bench, no sign of Horgan


Posted By: Fozzy B
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 8:19pm
scored the first goal tonight with a great chip over the goalkeeper


Posted By: MC Hammered
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 8:46pm


Fair play to him. He's a good age for a centre mid so hopefully he keeps improving.

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Posted By: davekoolhill
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 8:51pm
Great to see him do well. Would love to see PNE get promoted. 

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Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 8:54pm
Video of the goal here. Really quick thinking and a well executed finish.

https://twitter.com/SirTom70/status/971117013602127874%20" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/SirTom70/status/971117013602127874


Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 9:58pm
Link not working. 

Whats his overall game been like during this goal scoring run? As in, is he showing potential that he could be a good player for us?


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Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 10:05pm
Originally posted by davekoolhill davekoolhill wrote:

Great to see him do well. Would love to see PNE get promoted. 


I wouldn’t!

It would mean the end of the Irish lads there to an extent.

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Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 10:07pm
This one should work.

https://twitter.com/SirTom70/status/971117013602127874" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/SirTom70/status/971117013602127874


Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 10:07pm
Great finish.

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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 10:12pm
Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by davekoolhill davekoolhill wrote:

Great to see him do well. Would love to see PNE get promoted. 


I wouldn’t!

It would mean the end of the Irish lads there to an extent.


The ones who are good enough (Browne, Cunningham, probably Maguire, and maybe Horgan) would all stay there. The rest would all get moves to similarly placed Championship teams. Overall I think it would be great for Ireland if Preston went up.

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Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 10:22pm
There's always that worry but I don't think we all thought that Duffy would be a solid performer in the Premiership. I know some Brighton fans who thought he'd be brutal in the Championship for them when he signed. 

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Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 10:35pm
Reckon Browne will get a move to the premier league anyway in the summer.

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Posted By: CillDara
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 11:08pm
Great goal from Browne, hitting serious form lately, himself or Hourihane surely have to be worth a look in place of Hendrick who is seriously off form lately.


Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 11:32pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by davekoolhill davekoolhill wrote:

Great to see him do well. Would love to see PNE get promoted. 


I wouldn’t!

It would mean the end of the Irish lads there to an extent.


The ones who are good enough (Browne, Cunningham, probably Maguire, and maybe Horgan) would all stay there. The rest would all get moves to similarly placed Championship teams. Overall I think it would be great for Ireland if Preston went up.


I think McG's point is that Preston, as a club with limited means, (I believe their record signing is still the £1.5m they paid for David Healy in 2001) obviously scout the LoI for bargains and have have offered several LoI players a route into Championship football. Would that be the case we're they to attain PL status with the newfound spending power that that it would bring about?


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 11:51pm
I'm not sure if its Preston who scout the LOI, so much as it was Grayson who scouted the LOI intensively for a short period of time... In any case, I think the positives of Preston getting promoted would far outweigh the negatives from an Irish POV.

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Posted By: irishmufc
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2018 at 1:26pm
Just missed a penalty for Preston against Derby.

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Posted By: dubstep
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2018 at 1:35pm
Should of let Seani take it.


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2018 at 1:36pm
Hes played well always on the ball looking to make something happen. Compare that when he played against turkey. I can barely remember him touching the ball. Such a difference in styles.


Posted By: Reildogg
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2018 at 3:36pm
Originally posted by doherty doherty wrote:

Hes played well always on the ball looking to make something happen. Compare that when he played against turkey. I can barely remember him touching the ball. Such a difference in styles.


Doesn't have Duffy pinging balls at his hip tbf


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2018 at 3:45pm
There is also a difference between international football and the English second tier, if not necessarily in quality but in pace and tempo.

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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2018 at 3:59pm
Not really, the likes of Moldova and Georgia would be Championship standard at best, as are many of the other teams we come up against. Even Wales and Austria in our last group drew a fair few of their players from the Championship/Championship quality leagues. People vastly overestimate how big a step up it is to international football, bar the big nations, most sides are fairly modest. The biggest difference for the likes of Browne and Hourihane is how they're asked to play for Ireland vs. how they're asked to play for their club sides; with Ireland, they're basically there as extra defenders, with Preston and Villa, they're pushed forward and given support.

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We're decent enough..



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