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Topic: Will Smallbone
Posted By: Andrew00
Subject: Will Smallbone
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:10pm
Scores on his debut for Southampton 



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Posted By: Stimpy
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:11pm
Nice, how Irish is this lad? 


Posted By: Andrew00
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by Stimpy Stimpy wrote:

Nice, how Irish is this lad? 

No idea tbh. Please god his agent doesn't go telling him to switch to England 


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:14pm
I expect him to do a Grealish now he has scored against Huddersfield reserves...

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Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:16pm
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Posted By: Andrew00
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:16pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

I expect him to do a Grealish now he has scored against Huddersfield reserves...

True LOL some of these young lads must think they should be in the next England squad after scoring against teams like Huddersfield. Would like to know his connection to Ireland 


Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:17pm
Originally posted by Andrew00 Andrew00 wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

I expect him to do a Grealish now he has scored against Huddersfield reserves...

True LOL some of these young lads must think they should be in the next England squad after scoring against teams like Huddersfield. Would like to know his connection to Ireland 
He plays for Ireland.

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Posted By: Howdo
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by Stimpy Stimpy wrote:

Nice, how Irish is this lad? 


I read somewhere his mother is from Kilkenny, will try find the article, could be bollox


Posted By: nvidic
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:20pm
Indo say he's Dublin born, Irish Sun say England born🤷‍♂️


Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:20pm
Heard he just about got a touch on the ball for his goal
Went in off his wee toe


Posted By: MacMathuna
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:24pm
Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Heard he just about got a touch on the ball for his goal
Went in off his wee toe
Pun attempt? Ouch
Long assist too.


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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:28pm
Originally posted by MacMathuna MacMathuna wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Heard he just about got a touch on the ball for his goal
Went in off his wee toe
Pun attempt? Ouch
Long assist too.
The long and small of it, at least there wasn't a VAR bone of contention with this one.


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Posted By: MacMathuna
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:30pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by MacMathuna MacMathuna wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Heard he just about got a touch on the ball for his goal
Went in off his wee toe
Pun attempt? Ouch
Long assist too.
The long and small of it, at least there wasn't a VAR bone of contention with this one.
Now that's a pun Clap LOL


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Posted By: Jimmy Raggatip
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:31pm
would make a nice midfield duo with Longstaff


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:41pm
William Smallbone.   I wonder do his friends call him Willy.


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Posted By: Howdo
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:42pm
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

William Smallbone.   I wonder do his friends call him Dick.


Or Little Richard


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 4:44pm
Originally posted by Jimmy Raggatip Jimmy Raggatip wrote:

would make a nice midfield duo with Longstaff

Well the very next goal on the Sky vidiprinter after Smallbone's was scored by Goodwillie...


Posted By: Strazdas
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 5:10pm
Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

Indo say he's Dublin born, Irish Sun say England born🤷‍♂️

Played five times for our u-19s according to the stats and scored two goals


Posted By: Luis Amor Rodriguez
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2020 at 6:12pm
Yes, he was part of that outstanding U19 team of two years ago with Troy Parrott, Coventry, Idah et al (Connolly on the bench - serious talent in that year group) that went to the Euros and was harshly knocked out on penos by eventual winners Netherlands.  

Smallbone had a serious injury interrupt his development -  which he's just recently come back from, hence he's not played underage for us for a while. 

Very nice, technical player, two good feet. 

Looking forward to having Kenny integrate him at U21 level and beyond.


Posted By: Andrew00
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 2:09pm
Starts for Southampton today. I'd be surprised if he stuck with us 


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 2:12pm
size isn't everything


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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 2:25pm
Originally posted by Andrew00 Andrew00 wrote:

Starts for Southampton today. I'd be surprised if he stuck with us 

Based on what?


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Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 2:33pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by Andrew00 Andrew00 wrote:

Starts for Southampton today. I'd be surprised if he stuck with us 

Based on what?

Just a feeling in his bones. He's with us today but who knows about to-marrow.


Posted By: Drumcondra 69er
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 2:34pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by Andrew00 Andrew00 wrote:

Starts for Southampton today. I'd be surprised if he stuck with us 

Based on what?

Based on Grealish and Rice I'd imagine. 


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Posted By: cildaratown
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by Andrew00 Andrew00 wrote:

Starts for Southampton today. I'd be surprised if he stuck with us 

Start him vs Slovakia 


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 2:56pm
Originally posted by Drumcondra 69er Drumcondra 69er wrote:

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

Originally posted by Andrew00 Andrew00 wrote:

Starts for Southampton today. I'd be surprised if he stuck with us 

Based on what?

Based on Grealish and Rice I'd imagine. 

So absolutely nothing to do with Smallbone in other words.


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Posted By: Pauldaly1984
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 3:11pm
Smacked the post with a free


Posted By: Left foot
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 3:30pm
Looks a tidy player 


Posted By: Liam Green
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 3:31pm
I’d imagine Southgate will be all over this unfortunately if he’s not already ... he’s been a very promising player for a while now . Not sure where his allegiances really lie 


Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 3:34pm
Originally posted by NewtNewbie NewtNewbie wrote:

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

Originally posted by Andrew00 Andrew00 wrote:

Starts for Southampton today. I'd be surprised if he stuck with us 


Based on what?


Just a feeling in his bones. He's with us today but who knows about to-marrow.




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Posted By: Bham_McDermott
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 6:50pm
how does he qualify/where are his people from, out of curiosity pls? 

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Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 7:08pm
Eastenders down by the queen vic i believe. 


Posted By: Howdo
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2020 at 7:23pm
Originally posted by Bham_McDermott Bham_McDermott wrote:

how does he qualify/where are his people from, out of curiosity pls? 


Think his mother is from Kilkenny


Posted By: Devrozex
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2020 at 12:35am
Originally posted by Andrew00 Andrew00 wrote:

Starts for Southampton today. I'd be surprised if he stuck with us 

You reckon he’s a tout?


Posted By: johnvonp
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2020 at 5:03pm
https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o

He talks about Ireland in this new interview.

"My mum is fully Irish to be fair"


Posted By: JoxerDaly
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2020 at 5:39pm
Hes second generation which is good news I suppose.


Posted By: Paulie
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2020 at 5:54pm
All these interviews mean absolutely nothing until the players in this situation are actually tied to us.


Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2020 at 6:50pm
Depends on whether he loves the facking Eire or not 


Posted By: King_Kenny
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2020 at 9:15pm
Originally posted by johnvonp johnvonp wrote:

https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o

He talks about Ireland in this new interview.

"My mum is fully Irish to be fair"
Sure that wasn’t what she had for breakfast


Posted By: 50%lesssugar&salt
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2020 at 10:08pm
Originally posted by King_Kenny King_Kenny wrote:

Originally posted by johnvonp johnvonp wrote:

https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o

He talks about Ireland in this new interview.

"My mum is fully Irish to be fair"
Sure that wasn’t what she had for breakfast

It would appear to me she had the full English...although with a name like Smallbone she may only have had a half portion.


Posted By: Fozz
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2020 at 3:38pm
Doesn't say much about Ireland bar that his mother is fully Irish.
The NL is when such lads should be tested. 

https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o



Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2020 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by Fozz Fozz wrote:

Doesn't say much about Ireland bar that his mother is fully Irish.
The NL is when such lads should be tested. 

https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/Zgq7Z07m51o

Fully agreed on this.


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Posted By: Fozz
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2020 at 4:28pm
Yep.
I'd have this lad in the U21 squad for the upcoming double-header.  Let SK get a chance to really work with him and let him see what our up and coming setup is like.  
If he keeps playing in the PL then he should be in the senior squad in September.
No messing about.

It's a potentially nice benefit of our succession plan that some of the younger lads can really feel like they are on the upcoming senior manager's radar from a young age and get a chance to work directly with him prior to any potential future International call-up.


Posted By: daithi
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2020 at 4:52pm
This threads has great potential just for the puns alone

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Posted By: DeclanDaly
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2020 at 4:54pm
Originally posted by Fozz Fozz wrote:

Yep.
I'd have this lad in the U21 squad for the upcoming double-header.  Let SK get a chance to really work with him and let him see what our up and coming setup is like.  
If he keeps playing in the PL then he should be in the senior squad in September.
No messing about.

It's a potentially nice benefit of our succession plan that some of the younger lads can really feel like they are on the upcoming senior manager's radar from a young age and get a chance to work directly with him prior to any potential future International call-up.

100% - Ryan Johansson even said that was a factor in him declaring for us. I’d definitely much rather he be working with Kenny than Noel King.

He’s a tidy player. Great feet. Hopefully he’ll have a career


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Posted By: Nialler
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2020 at 9:00pm
Originally posted by DeclanDaly DeclanDaly wrote:

Originally posted by Fozz Fozz wrote:

Yep.
I'd have this lad in the U21 squad for the upcoming double-header.  Let SK get a chance to really work with him and let him see what our up and coming setup is like.  
If he keeps playing in the PL then he should be in the senior squad in September.
No messing about.

It's a potentially nice benefit of our succession plan that some of the younger lads can really feel like they are on the upcoming senior manager's radar from a young age and get a chance to work directly with him prior to any potential future International call-up.

100% - Ryan Johansson even said that was a factor in him declaring for us. I’d definitely much rather he be working with Kenny than Noel King.

He’s a tidy player. Great feet. Hopefully he’ll have a career

It is a pity that ship has sailed to Sweden. Best of luck to the lad though he did everything he could.
 




Posted By: grannyrule
Date Posted: 29 Feb 2020 at 2:19pm
Starts again today with Long and Obafemi up front together

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Posted By: Left foot
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2020 at 2:42pm
Is smallbone injured?  Was one of the better players in the last game despite the loss. Strange not to be in the bench 


Posted By: PaddyDaCulchie
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2020 at 2:53pm
Originally posted by Left foot Left foot wrote:

Is smallbone injured?  Was one of the better players in the last game despite the loss. Strange not to be in the bench 

He is ill and hasn't trained last few days


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2020 at 1:27pm
Has signed a 4 year contract extension with Southampton.

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Posted By: Green Cockade
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2020 at 1:39pm
Shows how highly he is regarded there. Stephen Kenny will no doubt have taken note.


Posted By: aviva8
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2020 at 11:53am
I imagine stephen kelly has been in contact with Smallbone. If he accept a call up he should be capped In nation league asap in my opinion.


Posted By: thebronze14
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2020 at 12:23pm
quality assist in the didn't against Bristol city on Friday. Obafemi kinda set up two 😂 one he pressurised the keeper into a mistake. The other his poor shot rebounded to a saints player to finish. Odowda also scored


Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2020 at 1:56pm
Originally posted by aviva8 aviva8 wrote:

I imagine stephen kelly has been in contact with Smallbone. If he accept a call up he should be capped In nation league asap in my opinion.
some imagination...


Posted By: Healy52003
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2020 at 3:49pm
He could take some time out too consider his options 


Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2020 at 4:27pm
Kenny is not going to have much time for these chancers. You either want to play or you don't.

Considering Smallbone has come though the ranks under Kenny, I'd be surprised if jumped ship.



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Posted By: King_Kenny
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2020 at 5:26pm
Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Kenny is not going to have much time for these chancers. You either want to play or you don't.

Considering Smallbone has come though the ranks under Kenny, I'd be surprised if jumped ship.

Think it was more O’Brien and Mohan. Don’t think he’s played for kenn yet. I think and hope your right on the first point.


Posted By: Left foot
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2020 at 6:05pm
I think if the u21s were playing tomorrow he'd start. Looks a very good player from what little I've seen of him. 

I'd chance that smallbone, molumby, knight, parrot, connolly, obafemi and collins are the players most likely to see some/further senior caps. 


Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 14 Jun 2020 at 6:48pm
Originally posted by King_Kenny King_Kenny wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Kenny is not going to have much time for these chancers. You either want to play or you don't.

Considering Smallbone has come though the ranks under Kenny, I'd be surprised if jumped ship.


Think it was more O’Brien and Mohan. Don’t think he’s played for kenn yet. I think and hope your right on the first point.


I just checked there and he hasn't played for the 21's. I thought he did.


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Posted By: E2016
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2020 at 2:17pm
He wants to play for us.

And as Stephen Kenny this week at last has the opportunity to scout out talent for the senior Ireland squad which he will select in September, Smallbone says his hopes are to follow club-mates Shane Long and Michael Obafemi into the senior Irish squad.

"It's a massive dream of mine to go on and become a full international. To have people like Michael and Shane in the team who have both played for Ireland is really helpful," Smallbone told the Southampton Daily Echo.


https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html" rel="nofollow - https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html


Posted By: Green Cockade
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2020 at 2:45pm
This is excellent to see. Smallbone has great potential and he could not be at a better club in terms of development and getting his chance. The NL could be a great opportunity for him if all goes well.


Posted By: Yiksheemash
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2020 at 3:13pm
Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

He wants to play for us.

And as Stephen Kenny this week at last has the opportunity to scout out talent for the senior Ireland squad which he will select in September, Smallbone says his hopes are to follow club-mates Shane Long and Michael Obafemi into the senior Irish squad.

"It's a massive dream of mine to go on and become a full international. To have people like Michael and Shane in the team who have both played for Ireland is really helpful," Smallbone told the Southampton Daily Echo.


https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html" rel="nofollow - https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html

gone!!! move to ROTW section 


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Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2020 at 3:17pm
Originally posted by Yiksheemash Yiksheemash wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

He wants to play for us.

And as Stephen Kenny this week at last has the opportunity to scout out talent for the senior Ireland squad which he will select in September, Smallbone says his hopes are to follow club-mates Shane Long and Michael Obafemi into the senior Irish squad.

"It's a massive dream of mine to go on and become a full international. To have people like Michael and Shane in the team who have both played for Ireland is really helpful," Smallbone told the Southampton Daily Echo.


https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html" rel="nofollow - https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html

gone!!! move to ROTW section 

With a name like willy smallbone I would have thought he was your favourite player.  


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Posted By: BigStrongMan
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2020 at 4:39pm
Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Originally posted by Yiksheemash Yiksheemash wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

He wants to play for us.

And as Stephen Kenny this week at last has the opportunity to scout out talent for the senior Ireland squad which he will select in September, Smallbone says his hopes are to follow club-mates Shane Long and Michael Obafemi into the senior Irish squad.

"It's a massive dream of mine to go on and become a full international. To have people like Michael and Shane in the team who have both played for Ireland is really helpful," Smallbone told the Southampton Daily Echo.


https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html" rel="nofollow - https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html

gone!!! move to ROTW section 

With a name like willy smallbone I would have thought he was your favourite player.  
LOL

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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2020 at 4:56pm
Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

Originally posted by Yiksheemash Yiksheemash wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

He wants to play for us.

And as Stephen Kenny this week at last has the opportunity to scout out talent for the senior Ireland squad which he will select in September, Smallbone says his hopes are to follow club-mates Shane Long and Michael Obafemi into the senior Irish squad.

"It's a massive dream of mine to go on and become a full international. To have people like Michael and Shane in the team who have both played for Ireland is really helpful," Smallbone told the Southampton Daily Echo.


https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html" rel="nofollow - https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html

gone!!! move to ROTW section 

With a name like willy smallbone I would have thought he was your favourite player.  
LOL


Posted By: Scissors Kick
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 1:48am
Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

He wants to play for us.

And as Stephen Kenny this week at last has the opportunity to scout out talent for the senior Ireland squad which he will select in September, Smallbone says his hopes are to follow club-mates Shane Long and Michael Obafemi into the senior Irish squad.

"It's a massive dream of mine to go on and become a full international. To have people like Michael and Shane in the team who have both played for Ireland is really helpful," Smallbone told the Southampton Daily Echo.


https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html" rel="nofollow - https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html

Or, he wants to play international football. 


Posted By: Paulie
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 1:56am
Originally posted by Scissors Kick Scissors Kick wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

He wants to play for us.

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: var--s2; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb51, 51, 51; -sizing: border-; font-family: "Nuacht Serif Text", "Nuacht Serif line", Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">And as Stephen Kenny this week at last has the opportunity to scout out talent for the senior Ireland squad which he will select in September, Smallbone says his hopes are to follow club-mates Shane Long and Michael Obafemi into the senior Irish squad.

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: var--s2; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb51, 51, 51; -sizing: border-; font-family: "Nuacht Serif Text", "Nuacht Serif line", Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">"It's a massive dream of mine to go on and become a full international. To have people like Michael and Shane in the team who have both played for Ireland is really helpful," Smallbone told the Southampton Daily Echo.


https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html" rel="nofollow - https://m.herald.ie/sport/soccer/smallbone-massive-dream-to-make-it-at-international-level-39287442.html


Or, he wants to play international football. 


That's what I took from it too. He didn't say that it was a dream of his to play for Ireland. He said it was a dream of his to play international football. I really hopes he sticks with us, but until he's tied to us I won't be getting too excited.


Posted By: Scissors Kick
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 2:06am
Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by Scissors Kick Scissors Kick wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

He wants to play for us.

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: var--s2; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb51, 51, 51; -sizing: border-; font-family: "Nuacht Serif Text", "Nuacht Serif line", Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">And as Stephen Kenny this week at last has the opportunity to scout out talent for the senior Ireland squad which he will select in September, Smallbone says his hopes are to follow club-mates Shane Long and Michael Obafemi into the senior Irish squad.

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: var--s2; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb51, 51, 51; -sizing: border-; font-family: "Nuacht Serif Text", "Nuacht Serif line", Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">"It's a massive dream of mine to go on and become a full international. To have people like Michael and Shane in the team who have both played for Ireland is really helpful," Smallbone told the Southampton Daily Echo.


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Or, he wants to play international football. 


That's what I took from it too. He didn't say that it was a dream of his to play for Ireland. He said it was a dream of his to play international football. I really hopes he sticks with us, but until he's tied to us I won't be getting too excited.


Its the truth of it, what you took from it.  Very simple to say any combination of the following - I want to play for Ireland  / only for Ireland internationally / dreamed of playing for Ireland  / I am Irish / I feel Irish 

But he didn't and that was no accident.

Anyone not hearing alarm bells on reading this has a short memory or is a fool.  






Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 8:57am
Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by Scissors Kick Scissors Kick wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

He wants to play for us.

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Or, he wants to play international football. 


That's what I took from it too. He didn't say that it was a dream of his to play for Ireland. He said it was a dream of his to play international football. I really hopes he sticks with us, but until he's tied to us I won't be getting too excited.

To be fair Paulie us lads are far too long in the tooth to be getting excited by anything that doesnt involve getting up out of a chair without making a noise and of course the pubs reopening  


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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 9:03am
Originally posted by Scissors Kick Scissors Kick wrote:

Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by Scissors Kick Scissors Kick wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

He wants to play for us.

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: var--s2; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb51, 51, 51; -sizing: border-; font-family: "Nuacht Serif Text", "Nuacht Serif line", Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">And as Stephen Kenny this week at last has the opportunity to scout out talent for the senior Ireland squad which he will select in September, Smallbone says his hopes are to follow club-mates Shane Long and Michael Obafemi into the senior Irish squad.

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: var--s2; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb51, 51, 51; -sizing: border-; font-family: "Nuacht Serif Text", "Nuacht Serif line", Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px;">"It's a massive dream of mine to go on and become a full international. To have people like Michael and Shane in the team who have both played for Ireland is really helpful," Smallbone told the Southampton Daily Echo.


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Or, he wants to play international football. 


That's what I took from it too. He didn't say that it was a dream of his to play for Ireland. He said it was a dream of his to play international football. I really hopes he sticks with us, but until he's tied to us I won't be getting too excited.


Its the truth of it, what you took from it.  Very simple to say any combination of the following - I want to play for Ireland  / only for Ireland internationally / dreamed of playing for Ireland  / I am Irish / I feel Irish 

But he didn't and that was no accident.

Anyone not hearing alarm bells on reading this has a short memory or is a fool.  





The paranoia is real LOL After that line, he didn't mention Nathan Redmond or Ryan Bertrand, he mentioned Long and Obafemi. The obvious implication being that he's discussing Ireland. Its normal speech to say "I want to play international football" and expect that the context makes it obvious who you're talking about. Your childlike desire for explicit confirmation is heartwarming though. Perhaps he should start referring to himself as "Irish" Will Smallbone, the "Irish" footballer, who plays in "Irelands" midfield, etc LOL


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Posted By: Scissors Kick
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 4:28pm
Like Rice mentioned Randolph when he was in the chose your words carefully phase you mean ? :)   paranoia is justified, until a ref blows to start a game for points with him on the field. 


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by Scissors Kick Scissors Kick wrote:

Like Rice mentioned Randolph when he was in the chose your words carefully phase you mean ? :)   paranoia is justified, until a ref blows to start a game for points with him on the field. 

No, paranoia is not "justified", it's chosen. The excessive scepticism really is ridiculous when you think about it, what percentage of underage players who line out for us actually end up defecting? 5% perhaps? Simply assuming that everyone is Rice or Grealish has no more basis than assuming everyone is Kilbane or McGeady. You can only take each case on it's own merits, and the merits of this case are that Smallbone has indicated he wants to play international football (citing his two Irish international teammates as examples), and has made absolutely no indication that he wants to play for England.


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Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by Stimpy Stimpy wrote:

Nice, how Irish is this lad? 

In.fractions percentage 


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Posted By: mully_85
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 7:10pm
In reality nothing will be confirmed until Kenny calls him up and he is capped in competitive game... get it out of the way early as he seems to have to potential to be useful for us... and if he doesnt want to play for us move on, no big deal really!!!


Posted By: Fozz
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 8:08pm
Sept 3rd we go to Bulgaria and 3 days later we host Finland.
Two competitive games and while we want to be doing well in them, we also want to blood players.
Smallbone, if he plays more PL games between now and then, and I expect he will, should be near the top of the list to be blooded.  
One issue is these two games are prep matches for the big play-off a month later, so need to be used to get the players setup for that.
But a PL starter should be at least in the squad for that double-header and if he shows up, should be capped.


Posted By: Healy52003
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 10:06pm
"I'm taking time out to concentrate on my club football"


Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 10:11pm
Originally posted by Healy52003 Healy52003 wrote:

"I'm taking time out to concentrate on my club football"

Dead


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Posted By: Green Devil
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 10:14pm
Originally posted by Healy52003 Healy52003 wrote:

"I'm taking time out to concentrate on my club football"

I suppose he said that on your Football Manager save.


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Posted By: Healy52003
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 12:51am
Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by Healy52003 Healy52003 wrote:

"I'm taking time out to concentrate on my club football"

I suppose he said that on your Football Manager save.

On my save Bamford played for us 


Posted By: Whelan88
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 1:00am
Originally posted by Stimpy Stimpy wrote:

Nice, how Irish is this lad? 

He was born in England, this of course means he's English on both paternal and maternal lines back to the 8th Century B.C, has never visited Ireland or knows that it's a separate sovereign state to the U.K 


Posted By: Left foot
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 5:43pm
On the bench with idah also on the bench for norwich.

Will be good to see how obafemi gets on. 

All in all it would be good to see Obafemi, smallbone and idah all on the pitch at some point today


Posted By: Green Devil
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 7:40pm
He's just after coming on for the last 10 or so minutes. 

Idah is also after coming on from Norwich, very positive to see Thumbs Up


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Posted By: irishmufc
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 9:18pm
He looks like a younger version of Hendrick. 

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Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 9:19pm
Originally posted by irishmufc irishmufc wrote:

He looks like a younger version of Hendrick. 

FFS


Posted By: irishmufc
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 9:22pm
Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by irishmufc irishmufc wrote:

He looks like a younger version of Hendrick. 

FFS

Confused

He looks a bit like Hendrick imo. 


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Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 9:24pm
Originally posted by irishmufc irishmufc wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by irishmufc irishmufc wrote:

He looks like a younger version of Hendrick. 

FFS

Confused

He looks a bit like Hendrick imo. 

Ah right, as long as it’s only looks and he doesn’t play like him


Posted By: Conan
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 9:34pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by Scissors Kick Scissors Kick wrote:

Like Rice mentioned Randolph when he was in the chose your words carefully phase you mean ? :)   paranoia is justified, until a ref blows to start a game for points with him on the field. 

No, paranoia is not "justified", it's chosen. The excessive scepticism really is ridiculous when you think about it, what percentage of underage players who line out for us actually end up defecting? 
Approximately the precise percentage that are actually good enough to play for England. Depends if he thinks he is?


Posted By: Green Cockade
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 10:26pm
So....Rice and the uncapped Grealish, then? The likes of Harry Kane, James Madison, Gazza, etc don't count as they never wore the green. Very early days re Smallbone but I would trust Stephen Kenny to be on the ball on these matters. Even Martin O'Neill had the wit to give Michael Obafemi his debut at a very young age to make sure he was our player before Nigeria or England did.


Posted By: irishmufc
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 10:33pm
Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by irishmufc irishmufc wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by irishmufc irishmufc wrote:

He looks like a younger version of Hendrick. 

FFS

Confused

He looks a bit like Hendrick imo. 

Ah right, as long as it’s only looks and he doesn’t play like him

Talk about jumping the gun but my wording could've been better LOL

Haven't seen much of him. Think he scored a goal in the FA cup earlier this year.


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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 11:18pm
Originally posted by Conan Conan wrote:

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

Originally posted by Scissors Kick Scissors Kick wrote:

Like Rice mentioned Randolph when he was in the chose your words carefully phase you mean ? :)   paranoia is justified, until a ref blows to start a game for points with him on the field. 

No, paranoia is not "justified", it's chosen. The excessive scepticism really is ridiculous when you think about it, what percentage of underage players who line out for us actually end up defecting? 
Approximately the precise percentage that are actually good enough to play for England. Depends if he thinks he is?

Plenty of English born guys who have played for us could have won a few caps for England, just look at how average many of the guys capped by England over the last 20 years have been. Are you seriously suggesting that its impossible for an English born player to favour playing for Ireland for any reason other than not being good enough for England?


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Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 11:20pm
Heard he’s a bit of a cochlea


Posted By: kevincronin2000
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 12:11am
Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

So....Rice and the uncapped Grealish, then? The likes of Harry Kane, James Madison, Gazza, etc don't count as they never wore the green. Very early days re Smallbone but I would trust Stephen Kenny to be on the ball on these matters. Even Martin O'Neill had the wit to give Michael Obafemi his debut at a very young age to make sure he was our player before Nigeria or England did.
He was forced to imo


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Posted By: Green Cockade
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 12:20am
Maybe. He did prevaricate about it, Michael is credited with making an unequivocal decision on it but the wording of the statement giving O'Neill credit was obviously crafted by an agent. End result is that we have an outstanding young player who wants to play for Ireland. No complaints.


Posted By: 50%lesssugar&salt
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 9:30am
Originally posted by Green Cockade Green Cockade wrote:

Maybe. He did prevaricate about it, Michael is credited with making an unequivocal decision on it but the wording of the statement giving O'Neill credit was obviously crafted by an agent. End result is that we have an outstanding young player who wants to play for Ireland. No complaints.

Did he prevaricate? I thought he was just very hesitant. 


Posted By: Conan
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 5:12pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by Conan Conan wrote:

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

Originally posted by Scissors Kick Scissors Kick wrote:

Like Rice mentioned Randolph when he was in the chose your words carefully phase you mean ? :)   paranoia is justified, until a ref blows to start a game for points with him on the field. 

No, paranoia is not "justified", it's chosen. The excessive scepticism really is ridiculous when you think about it, what percentage of underage players who line out for us actually end up defecting? 
Approximately the precise percentage that are actually good enough to play for England. Depends if he thinks he is?

Plenty of English born guys who have played for us could have won a few caps for England, just look at how average many of the guys capped by England over the last 20 years have been. Are you seriously suggesting that its impossible for an English born player to favour playing for Ireland for any reason other than not being good enough for England?
No I don't think there's any English born player this century to capped by us would've got more than a couple of caps for England. I don't think its impossible but unlikely, maybe if their family is all Irish but I don't think we've had any of those since Killbane and Breen. All the ones England have shown any real interest in - Keane, Grealish, Rice - have defected.


Posted By: NewtNewbie
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 5:19pm
Kilbane and Breen were never near good enough to play for England.


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 5:41pm
Kilbane and Breen would likely have been at least called up by England at some stage. They'd never have played much, but they might have won a few caps. Certainly, they didn't just play for Ireland because they were "England no-hopers", they genuinely considered themselves Irish.

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Posted By: Pauldaly1984
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Kilbane and Breen would likely have been at least called up by England at some stage. They'd never have played much, but they might have won a few caps. Certainly, they didn't just play for Ireland because they were "England no-hopers", they genuinely considered themselves Irish.

I don’t think either would have ever been called up. Actually I’d nearly be certain about that. 


Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 5:45pm
Originally posted by Pauldaly1984 Pauldaly1984 wrote:

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

Kilbane and Breen would likely have been at least called up by England at some stage. They'd never have played much, but they might have won a few caps. Certainly, they didn't just play for Ireland because they were "England no-hopers", they genuinely considered themselves Irish.

I don’t think either would have ever been called up. Actually I’d nearly be certain about that. 

Would have to agree


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Posted By: Green Cockade
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2020 at 6:31pm
Maybe not for full caps but didn't Kilbane turn England down at underage level, telling them he wanted to play for Ireland ? And don't forget the reverse ferrets of the two Keanes ( Michael and Will, that is, not Roy and Robbie ).



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