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Topic: Lee O'Connor
Posted By: bhob
Subject: Lee O'Connor
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 11:09am
Can't find a thread about this lad. Getting rave reviews for the Man Utd U-18s this season and has also made the step up to the U-23s.

Looks like one for the future

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/waterford-manchester-united-starlet-lee-oconnor-talent-temperament-go-way-149048" rel="nofollow - https://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/waterford-manchester-united-starlet-lee-oconnor-talent-temperament-go-way-149048



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Posted By: gmfc90
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 12:41pm
Originally posted by bhob bhob wrote:

Can't find a thread about this lad. Getting rave reviews for the Man Utd U-18s this season and has also made the step up to the U-23s.

Looks like one for the future

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/waterford-manchester-united-starlet-lee-oconnor-talent-temperament-go-way-149048" rel="nofollow - https://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/waterford-manchester-united-starlet-lee-oconnor-talent-temperament-go-way-149048


He's quality. Yet to find a position though. Can play fullback, centre back or midfield. Bosses all three. Same club O'Shea came from

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Posted By: deise316
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 1:19pm
JOS played for Waterford Bohs, Lee O'Connor came from Villa FC (different Waterford junior club), though both clubs play practically beside each other in the Poleberry area of Waterford. I know a few of the underage Villa coaches, they are naturally very proud of Lee and his achievements so far .






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Posted By: gmfc90
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 1:21pm
Originally posted by deise316 deise316 wrote:

JOS played for Waterford Bohs, Lee O'Connor came from Villa FC (different Waterford junior club), though both clubs play practically beside each other in the Poleberry area of Waterford. I know a few of the underage Villa coaches, they are naturally very proud of Lee and his achievements so far .







Knew it was the same area. I remember reading a few years ago about him. Could get a cup run out next season for United

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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 1:26pm
He'll possibly be a bit short to make the breakthrough at centre-back. In any case, he'd be wasted there; with his technical ability he'd be best utilised in midfield.

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Posted By: gmfc90
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 1:28pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

He'll possibly be a bit short to make the breakthrough at centre-back. In any case, he'd be wasted there; with his technical ability he'd be best utilised in midfield.


Not even 18 yet. If he's anything like McTominay he's a good bit to grow yet

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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 1:48pm
He's 18 in 3 months, in a scientific sense, your average person is between 95-100% grown at that age. I'd say he'd be doing exceptionally well to reach 6'0. Not that that would stop him becoming a top class centre back, it'll just makes it a bit more difficult to convince certain managers (like Mourinho, who likes his defenders tall) to give him a chance there.

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Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 1:56pm
Cannavaro was 5"9.



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Posted By: MC Hammered
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 1:58pm


Lads physically develop at different rates.
Also the gym can play its part. Look at Gareth Bale or Ronaldo when they were 18 compared to now.

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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 2:24pm
Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Cannavaro was 5"9.



He was, what's your point?

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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 2:28pm
Originally posted by MC Hammered MC Hammered wrote:



Lads physically develop at different rates.
Also the gym can play its part. Look at Gareth Bale or Ronaldo when they were 18 compared to now.


They certainly do. However, Gareth Bale and Ronaldo were both over 6'0 at 18. They may have filled out significantly, but you can't work in the gym to grow taller. It'll be difficult for O'Connor to get a chance at centre-back unless he grows 3-4 inches simply because there's a bias towards taller centre backs, in the same way as there's a bias towards taller goalkeepers, faster wingers, and so on.

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Posted By: Maccatacca
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 2:32pm
What height is he? 


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 2:34pm
5'8/5'9 I believe.

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Posted By: Maccatacca
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 2:57pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

5'8/5'9 I believe.

He'd be doing very well to reach about 5'11 I'd say.

But is height really that important for centre halves in the modern game? 

We're seeing an abundance of so called ball playing centre halves these days, and if O'Connor has the technical ability to make up for his lack of height, then he'll be OK. 

There's lads like around at the moment like John Stones, or even that Christensen lad who played for Denmark against us. Both are fairly tall and good on the ball, but are pretty weak at defending aerial set-pieces.

Does O'Connor happen to have a GAA background? He doesn't look to shirk from tackles in any clips I've watched of him. 


 


Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 3:51pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Cannavaro was 5"9.



He was, what's your point?


That you don't have to be 6"+ to be a good player.



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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 4:06pm
Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

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

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Cannavaro was 5"9.



He was, what's your point?


That you don't have to be 6"+ to be a good player.



No one said you did. I merely said it's more difficult to convince managers to give you chance.

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Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 5:37pm
Plays for the North according to the Daily Star.

Man Utd fans hail young star Lee O'Connor after this epic lob for Northern Ireland U19s:

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/691559/Man-Utd-news-Lee-OConnor-goal-Northern-Ireland-European-Championships-video" rel="nofollow - https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/691559/Man-Utd-news-Lee-OConnor-goal-Northern-Ireland-European-Championships-video


Posted By: SimonCox
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 8:25pm
Originally posted by NewtNewbie NewtNewbie wrote:

Plays for the North according to the Daily Star.

Man Utd fans hail young star Lee O'Connor after this epic lob for Northern Ireland U19s:

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/691559/Man-Utd-news-Lee-OConnor-goal-Northern-Ireland-European-Championships-video" rel="nofollow - https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/691559/Man-Utd-news-Lee-OConnor-goal-Northern-Ireland-European-Championships-video

I dunno what that is about. 


He was playing for our U19s last week in the elite qualifiers. 


Posted By: MC Hammered
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 8:57pm
Originally posted by John Wick John Wick wrote:

????? Is he with us or against us?


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Posted By: bhob
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 9:18pm
Jesus lads, some of you are thick as sh*t

http://www.fai.ie/ireland/match/24/2018/2023676?tab=report" rel="nofollow - http://www.fai.ie/ireland/match/24/2018/2023676?tab=report




Posted By: cildaratown
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2019 at 11:07pm
played well especially in the second half. Is he likely to go on loan soon or keep playing for the Celtic youth team?


Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2019 at 10:02am
I think the Celtic may have  been a bad move in hindsight. He's a lot of competition for the RB role. Might have to go off again in the summer

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Posted By: fr larry duff
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2019 at 10:32am
he's been unlucky in that last season Celtic didn't have one decent right back but now there are 3 ahead of him in the pecking order who are all doing well, reckon he could be loaned out.


Posted By: Lenny82
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2019 at 8:25pm
I thought he had a very good game last night but on reflection, I can't recall many attacks down our left (goal aside) or any key defending which stood out. More of a reflection on how bad NZ were.


Posted By: Hotlips_Hoolahan
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2021 at 5:27pm
Didn't make the squad at the weekend. You'd worry about his prospects.


Posted By: King_Kenny
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2021 at 5:57pm
Originally posted by Hotlips_Hoolahan Hotlips_Hoolahan wrote:

Didn't make the squad at the weekend. You'd worry about his prospects.
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Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2021 at 5:59pm
Players are written off far too early nowadays. Not all young players are freakishly fast-developing wunderkinds a la Owen and Rooney - and when they are they often peak and decline much earlier. Young players can take time to grow into their bodies, and are often inconsistent, impetuous, erratic and make mistakes.

Some players are late developers, too. There are a multitude of players who fit this category. Just look at Walters, Stevens and McGoldrick as a few examples.


Posted By: Hotlips_Hoolahan
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2021 at 6:07pm
Originally posted by NewtNewbie NewtNewbie wrote:

Players are written off far too early nowadays. Not all young players are freakishly fast-developing wunderkinds a la Owen and Rooney - and when they are they often peak and decline much earlier. Young players can take time to grow into their bodies, and are often inconsistent, impetuous, erratic and make mistakes.

Some players are late developers, too. There are a multitude of players who fit this category. Just look at Walters, Stevens and McGoldrick as a few examples.


True enough, but on the flip side of the coin, players like Lee O'Connor, Jonathan Afolabi and Armstrong Oko-flex can be built up solely on the basis of who they play/ed their youth team football for.

For every Robbie Brady, Paul McShane and Anthony Stokes who have respectable careers, you have Patrick Cregg, Conor Henderson and Sean McGinty who just about manage to eke out a career at the pro level.

There's far more of the latter.


Posted By: exgrad
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2021 at 8:12pm
From tranmere forum the view seems more positive than negative

https://m.thefootballnetwork.net/boards/read/s383.htm?730,16902620" rel="nofollow - https://m.thefootballnetwork.net/boards/read/s383.htm?730,16902620

No word why he wasnt in squad at weekend.  They also seem to think his wages at Celtic are 6k a week, which cant be right can it?


Posted By: Green Cockade
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2021 at 7:14pm
O'Connor playing well in midfield so far tonight in EFL Trophy semi final against Oxford. Sykes and Shodipo on for Oxford, Kelly and Forde on bench. Shodipo looking the best of the bunch as we go into second half, great pace and looks a threat when he gets the ball.


Posted By: Frabhoy
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2021 at 7:33pm
Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

O'Connor playing well in midfield so far tonight in EFL Trophy semi final against Oxford. Sykes and Shodipo on for Oxford, Kelly and Forde on bench. Shodipo looking the best of the bunch as we go into second half, great pace and looks a threat when he gets the ball.

Lee is playing well. Taking to thw defensive midfield role like a young Glenn Whelan. 


Posted By: Left foot
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2021 at 7:50pm
Originally posted by Frabhoy Frabhoy wrote:

Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

O'Connor playing well in midfield so far tonight in EFL Trophy semi final against Oxford. Sykes and Shodipo on for Oxford, Kelly and Forde on bench. Shodipo looking the best of the bunch as we go into second half, great pace and looks a threat when he gets the ball.

Lee is playing well. Taking to thw defensive midfield role like a young Glenn Whelan. 

Oh dear, he can always play at right back instead. 


Posted By: Frabhoy
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2021 at 7:59pm
Originally posted by Left foot Left foot wrote:

Originally posted by Frabhoy Frabhoy wrote:

Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

O'Connor playing well in midfield so far tonight in EFL Trophy semi final against Oxford. Sykes and Shodipo on for Oxford, Kelly and Forde on bench. Shodipo looking the best of the bunch as we go into second half, great pace and looks a threat when he gets the ball.

Lee is playing well. Taking to thw defensive midfield role like a young Glenn Whelan. 

Oh dear, he can always play at right back instead. 

He dropped into right back when Jay Spearing came on. Very impressive im both positions. Hopefully a start at Wembley and a few more league games. 


Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2021 at 7:05am
David Nugent, Jay Spearing and James Vaughan all on the bench for Tranmere.

It'll be a great occasion for him to play a final at Wembley, regardless of what cup it is.


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Posted By: Hotlips_Hoolahan
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2021 at 2:03pm
Not in the squad for the final against Sunderland today despite all the talk about him.


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Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2021 at 2:06pm
Ruaidhrí Higgins is meant to be watching him today. 

McGeady the only other Irish player playing which Kenny more or less ruled him out.




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Posted By: Badgersboys9
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2021 at 3:01pm
Originally posted by Hotlips_Hoolahan Hotlips_Hoolahan wrote:

Not in the squad for the final against Sunderland today despite all the talk about him.

Hes injured


Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2021 at 3:09pm
Well that’s a focking waste of time for the scout ffs. 

Hopefully AMc makes it a worthwhile mission 


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Posted By: DR.HUGO
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2021 at 7:09pm
McGeady made the goal and played well...never thought he would make a squad again but it’s not right to ignore him in the form he’s in and the experience he brings plus he’s finally learned to cross a ball ⚽️ 


Posted By: Eoink21
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2021 at 8:58pm
Originally posted by Hotlips_Hoolahan Hotlips_Hoolahan wrote:

Not in the squad for the final against Sunderland today despite all the talk about him.

I think you should do a quick check on whether a player is injured before your next "Irish player dropped" post. 


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 6:06pm
He played in midfield today, I know in the reverse fixture he played at right-back. I didn't know he could play in midfield, did he start off there?

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Posted By: Left foot
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 6:15pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

He played in midfield today, I know in the reverse fixture he played at right-back. I didn't know he could play in midfield, did he start off there?

Hes been playing there quite a bit as a very mobile holding midfielder, I believe he's won a few MOTM for his performances there. 


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 6:22pm
Originally posted by Left foot Left foot wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

He played in midfield today, I know in the reverse fixture he played at right-back. I didn't know he could play in midfield, did he start off there?

Hes been playing there quite a bit as a very mobile holding midfielder, I believe he's won a few MOTM for his performances there. 
That's the role he played today. Tranmere had Khan at right-back too, who I had previously seen as a winger for a couple of different clubs.


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Posted By: DeclanDaly
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 6:23pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

He played in midfield today, I know in the reverse fixture he played at right-back. I didn't know he could play in midfield, did he start off there?

Apparently done well there this year. When he was coming through at United he played across the back and in midfield.

I think he’ll be a player for us. He has a lot of ability 


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 8:06pm
He played midfield for us at the Euro Under 19s I think. Wouldn't be surprised if he ends up there, there's a player in there but I'm not sure he's a good enough right back.


Posted By: Eoink21
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 10:45pm

I remember reading on a Manchester United forum a couple of years ago that he was a cracking centre half but just never got the growth spurt he needed to play there as a senior. 


Posted By: Hotlips_Hoolahan
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2021 at 6:37pm
Bradford v Tranmere tonight.

Anthony O'Connor, Paudie O'Connor and Lee O'Connor all start. Surely the first time 3 Irish-born players with the same surname have started a game at that level or higher.


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Posted By: tetsujin1979
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2021 at 1:13am
Great question - Daryl Murphy, Paul Murphy, and Brian Murphy all started in Ipswich's 1-0 win against S****horpe in a Championship game in March 2010
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/8558495.stm" rel="nofollow - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/8558495.stm
This was only three weeks after the same players had started in the reverse fixture in February 2010
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/8528139.stm" rel="nofollow - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/8528139.stm


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Posted By: J89
Date Posted: 08 May 2021 at 5:22pm
Played CB today as part of a back three, and Tranmere are in the play offs.


Posted By: EastcoastUSA
Date Posted: 10 May 2021 at 1:16am
in general this season seems to have been very positive for Lee. Has played a lot of games. 
He obviously has footballing ability, composure and reads the game well so to me the most important thing this year was that he has been exposed to the physicality of lower league football and performed well week in week out. I think playing in a back 3 or else holding midfielder will ultimately be where he makes his mark but I think that will be in the championship and not with Celtic. 



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