Print Page | Close Window

Jamie McGrath

Printed From: You Boys in Green
Category: International
Forum Name: Republic Of Ireland
Forum Description: All ROI International Team forums
URL: https://forum.ybig.ie/forum_posts.asp?TID=57780
Printed Date: 13 May 2021 at 7:34pm
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 12.00 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: Jamie McGrath
Posted By: 50%lesssugar&salt
Subject: Jamie McGrath
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 10:38pm
He doesn't appear to have his own thread. Given how well he is doing in the SPL and Jim Goodwin's comments, he is, in my view, one that SK should take a look at during the training camp in Spain.



Replies:
Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 11:01pm
Ya i dont see why not. He knows him well enough anyway. Always thought he was a tidy player. No harm in giving him a look in and see how he goes.

-------------
I love beer gardens


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 11:02pm
Jim Goodwin has a point.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/soccer/international-soccer/the-republic-of-ireland-team-is-crying-out-for-goals-and-creativityjamie-provides-both-40273885.html" rel="nofollow - https://m.independent.ie/sport/soccer/international-soccer/the-republic-of-ireland-team-is-crying-out-for-goals-and-creativityjamie-provides-both-40273885.html


-------------
Double Maxim without doubt the greatest drink in the world


Posted By: Hotlips_Hoolahan
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 11:16pm
8 out of his 13 goals have been penalties. Not that I'm trying to diminish his accomplishments, just trying to add some perspective.


-------------
“We did let Mr. Felder sing it, he sang it dozens of times over the span of a week over and over again. It simply didn’t come up to band standards.”

Don Henley


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 11:17pm
Why not but if goals in Scotland is the benchmark lets recall Conor Sammon.  Feed the fish and he will score!


-------------
So you've decided to read this eh?



Posted By: Frabhoy
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 11:22pm
https://twitter.com/saintmirrenfc/status/1378739676073320457?s=19" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/saintmirrenfc/status/1378739676073320457?s=19

Lovely finish


Posted By: 50%lesssugar&salt
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2021 at 11:45pm
The amount of penalties does put a slightly different perspective on it but by all accounts he is a very accomplished and reliable penalty taker. 

That lob was class. 

Is he a Wes/Jack Byrne type player (no 10) or more of a Alan Browne/Frank Lampard (no 8) type? 


Posted By: Left foot
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 12:02am
Don't know much about him so will bow to the better knowledge of him. He's 24 so coming into his prime. Is he actually going to improve the ireland squad? 


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 12:07am
Haha the lack of LOI knowledge is becoming apparent LOL im not sure would he improve it but he defo wouldnt weaken it. Hes a tidy technical player. Hes no Wes but he might not be a bad option off the bench. 

-------------
I love beer gardens


Posted By: CillDara
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 12:09am
Originally posted by 50%lesssugar&salt 50%lesssugar&salt wrote:

The amount of penalties does put a slightly different perspective on it but by all accounts he is a very accomplished and reliable penalty taker. 

That lob was class. 

Is he a Wes/Jack Byrne type player (no 10) or more of a Alan Browne/Frank Lampard (no 8) type? 

I always got the impression he was more of an Alan Browne/Lampard type than a pure technical no. 10 player. This is only based on what I saw of him at dundalk. I wouldn't be under the impression he is a player that would make us much better but almost a similar option to what we already have. But he is doing very well and if he keeps it up or gets a move then he will deserve a shot as much as anyone else. 


Posted By: Dr. Pat
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 8:16am
Originally posted by CillDara CillDara wrote:

Originally posted by 50%lesssugar&salt 50%lesssugar&salt wrote:

The amount of penalties does put a slightly different perspective on it but by all accounts he is a very accomplished and reliable penalty taker. 

That lob was class. 

Is he a Wes/Jack Byrne type player (no 10) or more of a Alan Browne/Frank Lampard (no 8) type? 

I always got the impression he was more of an Alan Browne/Lampard type than a pure technical no. 10 player. This is only based on what I saw of him at dundalk. I wouldn't be under the impression he is a player that would make us much better but almost a similar option to what we already have. But he is doing very well and if he keeps it up or gets a move then he will deserve a shot as much as anyone else. 

He's very different to Browne. Not really a late arriver in the box. Very technically accomplished. Not overly flashy but he's a no. 10 alright. 
You could see his talent very early at Pats but had a habit of being on the periphery of games. I've seen him 4 times this season and his game has moved on. He's physically stronger aswell. He's worth a look for sure. 


-------------
Geremi has let Kilbane in here, cross comes out to Holland, 1:1!!


Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 9:05am
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Why not but if goals in Scotland is the benchmark lets recall Conor Sammon.  Feed the fish and he will score!

LOL


-------------
YBIG Table Quiz winner 2016 & 2017
AS YOU WERE McGx



Posted By: MC Hammered
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 10:26am

I’ve been pleasantly surprised with his progress. He was quite skilful at Pats but didn’t look physically able to compete at times. Dundalk obviously fancied their chances of getting him in shape but while he was decent for them, I can’t remember him being exceptional. 

I would imagine the turning point in his career was bumping into drunken me in the toilets at Barack Obama Plaza on the way back from an away match. The words that I spoke to him were probably inspiring. I can’t remember them though 




-------------
El Puto Amo


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 10:36am
He has done well well this year, has handled the step up to a stronger league well. Might be worth a look in June if we bring a bigger squad to Spain. Realistically though, if he is to become an established international, he will need to make another step up from St. Mirren to a better club team.


Posted By: Dr. Pat
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 11:05am
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

He has done well well this year, has handled the step up to a stronger league well. Might be worth a look in June if we bring a bigger squad to Spain. Realistically though, if he is to become an established international, he will need to make another step up from St. Mirren to a better club team.

Realistically, we have League 1 players in our squad. He probably will move but I don't think he needs in order to make our squad. Sad reality of where we are at the moment.


-------------
Geremi has let Kilbane in here, cross comes out to Holland, 1:1!!


Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 11:17am
He's bound to end up at Celtic in the next 18 months. No harm for Kenny have a look at him in June if he keeps this form up

-------------
"Sometimes, sh*t happens, someone's gotta deal with it, and who ya gonna call?"


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 12:38pm
Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

He's bound to end up at Celtic in the next 18 months. No harm for Kenny have a look at him in June if he keeps this form up
 

Really would you be that confident hed get a move of that size? He’s a fine player in between Alan Browne (more technically sound) and Wes Hoolahan (not quite as technical as that) since people seem to be asking what sort of a player he is. 



Posted By: 50%lesssugar&salt
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

He's bound to end up at Celtic in the next 18 months. No harm for Kenny have a look at him in June if he keeps this form up
 

Really would you be that confident hed get a move of that size? He’s a fine player in between Alan Browne (more technically sound) and Wes Hoolahan (not quite as technical as that) since people seem to be asking what sort of a player he is. 


It sounds like he might be able offer us something a little different to Browne and Hourihane so.  The obvious next step from St Mirren would be to a Championship club if he was to get an offer. 


Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 1:34pm
Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

He's bound to end up at Celtic in the next 18 months. No harm for Kenny have a look at him in June if he keeps this form up
 

Really would you be that confident hed get a move of that size? He’s a fine player in between Alan Browne (more technically sound) and Wes Hoolahan (not quite as technical as that) since people seem to be asking what sort of a player he is. 


Most stand out players in the SPL tend to end up at the Old Firm clubs. He's clearly never going to Rangers so Celtic seems a safe bet. Obviously assuming he continues this kind of form


-------------
"Sometimes, sh*t happens, someone's gotta deal with it, and who ya gonna call?"


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 2:44pm
Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

He's bound to end up at Celtic in the next 18 months. No harm for Kenny have a look at him in June if he keeps this form up
 

Really would you be that confident hed get a move of that size? He’s a fine player in between Alan Browne (more technically sound) and Wes Hoolahan (not quite as technical as that) since people seem to be asking what sort of a player he is. 


Most stand out players in the SPL tend to end up at the Old Firm clubs. He's clearly never going to Rangers so Celtic seems a safe bet. Obviously assuming he continues this kind of form
 

I was thinking maybe a Championship move in the next 18 months. He’s playing really well but Lewis Ferguson to my eyes would still be in pole position as regards midfielder getting an Old Firm move. Think it’s a 1000/1 he will be at Aberdeen beyond the 21/22 season and tbh may well get a move at the end of this. 

I’d have Mcgrath 2nd behind him.


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2021 at 4:38pm
Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

Originally posted by zizu Kilbane zizu Kilbane wrote:

He's bound to end up at Celtic in the next 18 months. No harm for Kenny have a look at him in June if he keeps this form up
 

Really would you be that confident hed get a move of that size? He’s a fine player in between Alan Browne (more technically sound) and Wes Hoolahan (not quite as technical as that) since people seem to be asking what sort of a player he is. 


Most stand out players in the SPL tend to end up at the Old Firm clubs. He's clearly never going to Rangers so Celtic seems a safe bet. Obviously assuming he continues this kind of form

The also mostly end up not playing much for either of the two Glasgow teams and moving on again.

Hibs or Hearts would seem a more likely move for him in a year or two I'd say.


Posted By: Hotlips_Hoolahan
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 10:27pm
St Mirren knock Kilmarnock out of the Scottish Cup on penalties after a 3-3 draw to qualify for the semi-finals.

McGrath scored an equaliser in the last minute of extra time after Colin Doyle conceded a penalty for a foul on Jake Doyle-Hayes.


-------------
“We did let Mr. Felder sing it, he sang it dozens of times over the span of a week over and over again. It simply didn’t come up to band standards.”

Don Henley


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 10:32pm
They play St Johnstone in the semi final

-------------
Double Maxim without doubt the greatest drink in the world


Posted By: Frabhoy
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 10:40pm
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

They play St Johnstone in the semi final

Big game for st mirren. Rode their luck tonight, they didn't play well at all. Some composure from mcgrath for the two penalties. 


Posted By: Hotlips_Hoolahan
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 10:44pm
Originally posted by Frabhoy Frabhoy wrote:

Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

They play St Johnstone in the semi final

Big game for st mirren. Rode their luck tonight, they didn't play well at all. Some composure from mcgrath for the two penalties. 


He was involved in all three goals tonight.

You'd be hard pressed to find an Irish player who had a great, or even good, season but he's undoubtedly one.


-------------
“We did let Mr. Felder sing it, he sang it dozens of times over the span of a week over and over again. It simply didn’t come up to band standards.”

Don Henley


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 10:55pm
Not one of his better performances tonight. Took his pens well though and his free kick delivery for Shaughnessy's goal was excellent also.

Will definitely move on to a higher level than St Mirren this summer or next. He's a similar player to Conor Hourihane, both in a positive and a negative sense.


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 11:00pm
Jim Goodwin certainly does his bit for giving Irish players a chance.

-------------
Double Maxim without doubt the greatest drink in the world


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 11:14pm
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Jim Goodwin certainly does his bit for giving Irish players a chance.

He should look to bring Troy Parrott in on loan next season. Genuinely. Would take him out of the spotlight a bit and he'd suit the style of football that they're playing at St Mirren.


Posted By: Frabhoy
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2021 at 11:23pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Jim Goodwin certainly does his bit for giving Irish players a chance.

He should look to bring Troy Parrott in on loan next season. Genuinely. Would take him out of the spotlight a bit and he'd suit the style of football that they're playing at St Mirren.

Actually agree, Scottish league is tougher than many make it out to be. Big game experience going to parkhead and ibrox. Also, if St mirren win the cup, european football. 

A different setting and a manager like Goodwin would really help him.
Shades of Stokes move to Falkirk about it.  The loan move for McNamara to St Johnstone really helped him too. Be nice to see Parrott go up there and get a few goals. 


Posted By: Hotlips_Hoolahan
Date Posted: 01 May 2021 at 4:29pm
16th of the season for McGrath, ten minutes after coming off the bench.

He didn't score in his first eleven games of the season so he actually has 16 in his last 32 games.


-------------
“We did let Mr. Felder sing it, he sang it dozens of times over the span of a week over and over again. It simply didn’t come up to band standards.”

Don Henley


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 09 May 2021 at 1:45pm
McGrath, McCarthy and Doyle-Hayes all starting for St Mirren in the Scottish Cup semi final at 2pm. It's on BBC1 Scotland which should be available to anyone with a Sky or Freesat box.


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 09 May 2021 at 2:35pm
Shaughnessy also in the St Mirren team.

-------------
Double Maxim without doubt the greatest drink in the world


Posted By: Left foot
Date Posted: 12 May 2021 at 9:10pm
Gets another goal today 


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 12 May 2021 at 9:23pm
Has to be in the next squad. His form deserves it and Kenny knows him only too well. No brainer.

-------------
I love beer gardens


Posted By: Banjaxed
Date Posted: 12 May 2021 at 10:33pm
Have seen very little of him. Who would he be comparable to? What are his main strengths?


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 12 May 2021 at 10:47pm
Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Have seen very little of him. Who would he be comparable to? What are his main strengths?

Never watched a LOI game from 2014-2019?? Shame on you. Shame on all of you LOL


-------------
I love beer gardens


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 12 May 2021 at 10:47pm
Best comparison would probably be Conor Hourihane. Excellent set piece taker, great crosser of a ball but tends to go missing a bit in open play. In the Scottish Cup semi final at the weekend he was invisible for much of the game but then popped up with a great ball in for Conor McCarthy to score. Similar to Hourihane he'd be best used in a midfield three with two more defensive midfielders doing the more physical stuff for him.

Well worth a look though if more senior players pull out of the June camp.


Posted By: Banjaxed
Date Posted: 12 May 2021 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Best comparison would probably be Conor Hourihane. Excellent set piece taker, great crosser of a ball but tends to go missing a bit in open play. In the Scottish Cup semi final at the weekend he was invisible for much of the game but then popped up with a great ball in for Conor McCarthy to score. Similar to Hourihane he'd be best used in a midfield three with two more defensive midfielders doing the more physical stuff for him.

Well worth a look though if more senior players pull out of the June camp.

Is Hourihane meant to be a good comparison? 

Any potential midfielder coming into this Ireland team, I don't need to hear the word "invisible". Enough of them. 

I won't hold my breath so. 




Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 12 May 2021 at 11:04pm
Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Best comparison would probably be Conor Hourihane. Excellent set piece taker, great crosser of a ball but tends to go missing a bit in open play. In the Scottish Cup semi final at the weekend he was invisible for much of the game but then popped up with a great ball in for Conor McCarthy to score. Similar to Hourihane he'd be best used in a midfield three with two more defensive midfielders doing the more physical stuff for him.

Well worth a look though if more senior players pull out of the June camp.

Is Hourihane meant to be a good comparison? 

Any potential midfielder coming into this Ireland team, I don't need to hear the word "invisible". Enough of them. 

I won't hold my breath so. 



He’s an attacking midfielder in the mold of Kevin De Bruyne.

That better? 


Posted By: Banjaxed
Date Posted: 12 May 2021 at 11:17pm
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Best comparison would probably be Conor Hourihane. Excellent set piece taker, great crosser of a ball but tends to go missing a bit in open play. In the Scottish Cup semi final at the weekend he was invisible for much of the game but then popped up with a great ball in for Conor McCarthy to score. Similar to Hourihane he'd be best used in a midfield three with two more defensive midfielders doing the more physical stuff for him.

Well worth a look though if more senior players pull out of the June camp.

Is Hourihane meant to be a good comparison? 

Any potential midfielder coming into this Ireland team, I don't need to hear the word "invisible". Enough of them. 

I won't hold my breath so. 



He’s an attacking midfielder in the mold of Kevin De Bruyne.

That better? 

How about an advanced mid who doesn't go missing in games and strives to be on the ball as often as possible. I'd be happy with that for starters. 




Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 12 May 2021 at 11:17pm
Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Best comparison would probably be Conor Hourihane. Excellent set piece taker, great crosser of a ball but tends to go missing a bit in open play. In the Scottish Cup semi final at the weekend he was invisible for much of the game but then popped up with a great ball in for Conor McCarthy to score. Similar to Hourihane he'd be best used in a midfield three with two more defensive midfielders doing the more physical stuff for him.

Well worth a look though if more senior players pull out of the June camp.

Is Hourihane meant to be a good comparison? 

Any potential midfielder coming into this Ireland team, I don't need to hear the word "invisible". Enough of them. 

I won't hold my breath so. 

Not saying Hourihane is a positive or a negative comparison...just that they're similar players. For a 24 year old St. Mirren player to be compared to a Premier League/Championship player is probably a compliment. But if you're expecting him to be the next Wes Hoolahan you're probably going to be disappointed.

As you say, don't hold your breath - but he's probably worth a look in an Ireland squad at some point and he will move on to a bigger club than St Mirren in time.



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.00 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd. - https://www.webwiz.net