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Topic: Andrew Moran
Posted By: Luis Amor Rodriguez
Subject: Andrew Moran
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2022 at 12:06pm
Made his senior debut for Brighton in his one and only appearance in the EFL cup against Cardiff last year.  

Expected to make his second senior appearance tomorrow night.  

Signed by Brighton from Bray Wanderers in August 2022.  Last week, he signed a new 3-year deal with Brighton, following strong Chelsea interest in getting him to switch.  Happily, Brighton is a club that has a strong recent record of recruiting young Irish talent and giving them an opportunity.

A creative and versatile midfielder and only 18 years-old.   Described by the Brighton youth-team manager as the "Irish Phil Foden", it would seem Moran has a high development ceiling. 

Scored 11 times and secured 12 assists for the under-18s in the 2020/21 campaign, and went on to score four goals and four assists in Premier League 2 for the Brighton under-23s last term.  

Potter has said he is unlikely to go out on loan this year - which sounds wise as he has a fair bit of physical development still to go.  

Good to see a player like this come through in a position we're short in. 

Probably too soon for him to be considered for the U21s play-off squad (effectively an U23 squad), but expect him to make the step-up sooner rather than later. 



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Posted By: Fozz
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2022 at 12:09pm
As a 2002, he's another lad who we should see a good bit of in the next U21 campaign.
We should have a decent and exciting squad for that, albeit it likely doesn't start for another year.




Posted By: exgrad
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2022 at 4:10pm
He has been in u21 squads all ready, but dropped back to the u19s.


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2022 at 10:00am
Get a bit lost in the backwash of Ferguson getting his first goal but Moran's flick on to instigate the goal was different class. Dont know much about the lad but plenty hype about him and with that pure bit of quality you can see why!

Crying out for players that can do that sort of thing no harm to have a few coming through!


Posted By: SC92
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2022 at 12:43pm
Starting for Brighton in their mid season friendly (no idea what to call it lol) fairly strong team so good for him to be involved. Ferguson on the bench.

https://twitter.com/OfficialBHAFC/status/1600823427627032578?t=gEZg8cr1-cWCZQNwwXz2lw&s=19" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/OfficialBHAFC/status/1600823427627032578?t=gEZg8cr1-cWCZQNwwXz2lw&s=19


Posted By: Nialler
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2022 at 2:51pm
Good assist after picking up the ball in midfield. has looked good. He is obviously a nice player. Physically needs to up it a bit though. A lot of his pressing and tackling is just being in position and standing off. Needs to improve there but on the ball he is class. He is better than most of what we have. I have a feeling De Zerbi isn't that excited by Ferguson though.


Posted By: darman28
Date Posted: 21 Dec 2022 at 7:39pm
Moran on the Brighton bench along with Ferguson for the Charlton match.


Posted By: SC92
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2023 at 9:25pm
PL debut!


Posted By: Bukowski
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2023 at 9:29pm
Had a couple of nice touches so far. Got forward when Brighton broke but Lamptey hit the side netting instead of passing across the box.


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Posted By: Nialler
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2023 at 9:30pm
Unreal few days. Badly needed


Posted By: Eoink21
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2023 at 9:36pm
Whatever about Ferguson and his coaching etc, hopefully Caicedo and McAllister hang around Brighton. Two different but very excellent midfielders with plenty to learn from. 


Posted By: Bukowski
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2023 at 9:37pm
Tough for Moran to get a touch in this game now - Brighton are slowing it all down, and lads running into space with the ball and waiting until they're tackled to "pass", so Moran who is their most central forward player is being ignored.
But nice that he's on the field with a world cup winner.


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Posted By: nvidic
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2023 at 9:46pm
Fair play to him, Bray's youngest ever goalscorer. Can't say I thought when he left he'd be making his debut this quickly, or at all, delighted to be proven wrong. 


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2023 at 9:51pm
Remember when Connolly initially broke into the Brighton team the clamour/excitement it generated as he had bridged a 10 year gap of young Irish players breaking through! 

Moran is on the verge of a breakthrough and it’s hardly even registered due to Ferguson but also due to the fact it’s happening regularly now! 

It’s great to see this kid is very talented don’t sleep on him!


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2023 at 10:19pm
Never heard of this lad.  What's the story?


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Posted By: tetsujin1979
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2023 at 11:15am
Twelfth Irish player in this season's Premier League
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Posted By: Nialler
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2023 at 11:38am
Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Never heard of this lad.  What's the story?

One of the best players at underage in England u18 since moving over from Bray. Was top of the goals and assists charts there last year. United wanted him. Classy baller and hope to god he reaches his full potential. Maybe not physically ready so will take time. But he is a great watch and quick thinking street baller type.




Posted By: Green Cockade
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2023 at 1:38pm
He and Ferguson have now been joined by Jamie Mullins, who has signed from Bohemians.


Posted By: Given's zimmerframe
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2023 at 6:14pm
Scored a double in the pl2: 

https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com/news/3042096/moran-double-as-under-21s-return-to-winning-ways" rel="nofollow - https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com/news/3042096/moran-double-as-under-21s-return-to-winning-ways


Posted By: Luis Amor Rodriguez
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 7:57pm
Brighton this week signed a young Sweden international in his position.

Moran would be a good candidate for a loan move, ideally to L1, because he's not going to see many senior minutes at Brighton for the foreseeable.


Posted By: PaddyMaddenIsCounty!
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 8:18pm
Originally posted by Luis Amor Rodriguez Luis Amor Rodriguez wrote:

Brighton this week signed a young Sweden international in his position.

Moran would be a good candidate for a loan move, ideally to L1, because he's not going to see many senior minutes at Brighton for the foreseeable.
bit late now for loan move to league one, but to him do a Ferguson and force his way into reckoning when he does get a chance. Don’t think Moran is made for lower leagues or going to benefit from being kicked around by journeymen. Prefer him stay at Brighton and stay in the picture while he seems on verge of break through. 


Posted By: Luis Amor Rodriguez
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 8:41pm
Fair point re League 1.  

Maybe a loan to Netherlands or Belgium would suit him. 

Just something to get him senior competitive football. 


Posted By: Nialler
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 9:04pm
I doubt he gets a loan this season. He is very highly regarded at Brighton. Maybe next season he might be forced to but by all accounts they do expect him to make it there.


Posted By: PaddyMaddenIsCounty!
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 10:02pm
Think Brighton happy with his development, not every player needs loan. Sometimes it’s detrimental especially with creative/flair players dropping down to lower leagues. Think Brighton will give him plenty of chances to impress. 


Posted By: 10 Box
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 10:12pm
Should defo get out on loan next season if not part of first team squad..He will be 20 in October & this is his third year paying underage/PL2.


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 10:41pm
Lad is very much on the verge of the senior squad is highly regarded. He has Lallana and McAllister ahead of him in the pecking order. Lallana is 34yo he won’t be there forever nor will McAllister (will get signed by a top top club in the next 3 years)

With European football a major runner for Brighton next year it would be huge for the likes of him more opportunities for game time. He’s already got on the pitch and is regularly making the bench for them. 

Lad is fine where he is. 


Posted By: 10 Box
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 10:50pm
Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

Lad is very much on the verge of the senior squad is highly regarded. He has Lallana and McAllister ahead of him in the pecking order. Lallana is 34yo he won’t be there forever nor will McAllister (will get signed by a top top club in the next 3 years)

With European football a major runner for Brighton next year it would be huge for the likes of him more opportunities for game time. He’s already got on the pitch and is regularly making the bench for them. 

Lad is fine where he is. 

Thats assuming they don't sign any other attacking players over the summer to compete with the lad...which they will 


Posted By: PaddyMaddenIsCounty!
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 11:16pm
Loaned out Furlong, Turns and few others on the fringes who have made odd cup appearances this season, Moran kept with first team. Worst thing Moran could do is go on loan and be overtook in pecking order while gone when is on verge of break through. If he gets chance between now and summer and impresses then Brighton won’t sign someone for sake of it in his position. They develop young players and sell them. They don’t loan out their best young players before giving them a chance either. Connolly, Alzate, Ferguson etc. straight to first team. Alzate and Connolly loaned out after they failed build on early promise. Moran won’t be going anywhere on loan.


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 11:23pm
Also Lallana is potentially out for a few weeks I have read didn’t even add that! Ferguson likely to be out for a while too! He will be on the bench regularly in the coming weeks I suspect. 


Posted By: 10 Box
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2023 at 11:35pm
Wouldn't be sending him anywhere this season..but if he is gonna be on the fringes next season with just the prospect of the odd LC or Euro game he should head somewhere he can play 30-40 games. Will depend on what Brighton do over the summer and how he progresses in the meantime. 


Posted By: J89
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2023 at 12:07am
Originally posted by PaddyMaddenIsCounty! PaddyMaddenIsCounty! wrote:

Loaned out Furlong, Turns and few others on the fringes who have made odd cup appearances this season, Moran kept with first team. Worst thing Moran could do is go on loan and be overtook in pecking order while gone when is on verge of break through. If he gets chance between now and summer and impresses then Brighton won’t sign someone for sake of it in his position. They develop young players and sell them. They don’t loan out their best young players before giving them a chance either. Connolly, Alzate, Ferguson etc. straight to first team. Alzate and Connolly loaned out after they failed build on early promise. Moran won’t be going anywhere on loan.


Literally two of the three you mentioned were sent on loan by Brighton before playing a game for them.

Steven Alzate spent a season on loan at League 2 before playing a game with Brighton.

Connolly went on loan to Lincoln before playing a game with Brighton but unfortunately got injured before he even arrived at Lincoln.

Alexis McAllister went on loan twice before playing for Brighton. Though one was straight back to the team they bought him from and then Boca Juniors at the start of the next season.

Moisés Caicedo spent the first half of last season on loan at a mid table Belgian club who ended up being relegated before playing a match for Brighton.


Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2023 at 4:17pm
Scored vs Liverpool in the PL2 today. Would be great to see him get some PL minutes before the end of the season, but not likely to happen while Brighton are in the hunt for the CL.


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2023 at 4:34pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Scored vs Liverpool in the PL2 today. Would be great to see him get some PL minutes before the end of the season, but not likely to happen while Brighton are in the hunt for the CL.

Good to see after him making the bench at the weekend for the senior team. There were 3 other Irish lads in that Brighton team today, Killian Cahill in nets, CB Leigh Kavanagh and Jamie Mullins. Tom Hill came off the bench for LFC - I know he was at an Ireland U20 training camp, but I'm not sure anything ever came of it, he may have gone to the Welsh set up since? 

Anyway 2-2 draw in the end, but Moran does look close to some involvement with the senior team before the end of the season. In a way they are probably doing too well, if they were comfortably mid-table I have no doubt he would get a few chances, but it looks like they will be battling for European qualification right until the end which might limit his opportunities. It will be interesting to see what happens with him next season, will they send him out on loan or keep him around.


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Posted By: engpad
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2023 at 8:01pm
He'll be needed for the first half of next season anyway if they qualify for Europe. I'd imagine he'll be involved in the Carabao Cup, the U23s Papa Johns games, and potentially in Europe then he'll be in a great position to head out on loan in the second half of the season. 


Posted By: J89
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2023 at 5:53pm
Signs a new four year contract today. Surprised at this as he only signed a new three year contract at the start of the season. Must show Brighton have high hopes for the lad and hopefully we get to see more of him next season whether at Brighton or on loan.


Posted By: SC92
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2023 at 5:59pm
Good show of faith. Hopefully they have a plan as Brighton keep signing young attacking worldbeaters making it more difficult to break through... they are a very well run club from all accounts though. If they get European football that could mean gametime for him or hopefully a good loan.


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2023 at 6:04pm
Originally posted by SC92 SC92 wrote:

Good show of faith. Hopefully they have a plan as Brighton keep signing young attacking worldbeaters making it more difficult to break through... they are a very well run club from all accounts though. If they get European football that could mean gametime for him or hopefully a good loan.

Seems to already be on the fringes. From Moran's pov, Brighton getting Conference League would probably be best for him. Between that and the Carabao, there would likely be enough game time on offer in the first part of the season to stay at Brighton and try and establish himself as a first team squad player. Hopefully he can add to his 11 PL minutes before the season is out, but the fact they are challenging strongly for European places may work against him.


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Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2023 at 6:24pm
Originally posted by SC92 SC92 wrote:

Good show of faith. Hopefully they have a plan as Brighton keep signing young attacking worldbeaters making it more difficult to break through... they are a very well run club from all accounts though. If they get European football that could mean gametime for him or hopefully a good loan.
 

Between Lallana retiring and McAllister potentially getting a big money transfer I would wager on both happening in the next two years. 

European football and a packed schedule will hopefully see him get minutes if he stays on. Wonder would a loan to Union St Guilloise or Vitesse both of whom are used quite a bit by Brighton for loan deals by viable. Bloom has a share in Union. 

Likewise if Mark O’Mahony can keep progressing and he’s started well I wonder will a potential first team squad place be his next year. Interested to see what happens in pre season for him.


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2023 at 6:29pm
Originally posted by John Nice John Nice wrote:

Originally posted by SC92 SC92 wrote:

Good show of faith. Hopefully they have a plan as Brighton keep signing young attacking worldbeaters making it more difficult to break through... they are a very well run club from all accounts though. If they get European football that could mean gametime for him or hopefully a good loan.

Seems to already be on the fringes. From Moran's pov, Brighton getting Conference League would probably be best for him. Between that and the Carabao, there would likely be enough game time on offer in the first part of the season to stay at Brighton and try and establish himself as a first team squad player. Hopefully he can add to his 11 PL minutes before the season is out, but the fact they are challenging strongly for European places may work against him.
 

He’s very much on the fringes as it is. Found this from when he made is debut. 

Noteworthy De Zerbi was very quick to pipe up with “he has to improve in pyshical terms” when asked about him. Clearly taking their time with the lad but he’s now basically a first team squad member.

https://twitter.com/bbcsussexsport/status/1610535374320812033?s=46&t=-TA17a1N4n3Rnnq4IlfqEQ" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/bbcsussexsport/status/1610535374320812033?s=46&t=-TA17a1N4n3Rnnq4IlfqEQ



Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2023 at 6:36pm
Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

Originally posted by SC92 SC92 wrote:

Good show of faith. Hopefully they have a plan as Brighton keep signing young attacking worldbeaters making it more difficult to break through... they are a very well run club from all accounts though. If they get European football that could mean gametime for him or hopefully a good loan.
 

Between Lallana retiring and McAllister potentially getting a big money transfer I would wager on both happening in the next two years. 

European football and a packed schedule will hopefully see him get minutes if he stays on. Wonder would a loan to Union St Guilloise or Vitesse both of whom are used quite a bit by Brighton for loan deals by viable. Bloom has a share in Union. 

Likewise if Mark O’Mahony can keep progressing and he’s started well I wonder will a potential first team squad place be his next year. Interested to see what happens in pre season for him.

O'Mahony didnt exactly shine for the U19s recently. Jamie Mullins seems to have been doing well and is a little older. Furlong's loan at Motherwell is going very well and there are a few other young lads there also Leigh Kavanagh (CB), Killian Cahill (GK) and Matty Everitt (RW). Conference League qualification might create opportunities for some.


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2023 at 10:44pm
As posted above there's a good chance he does a stint with Brighton's sister team in Belgium to get some first team experience. The long contract is encouraging but, as we saw with Connor Ronan, it doesn't necessarily mean he is about to make a first team breakthrough. It probably won't be a very high wage at this point so it will be pennies to Brighton in relative terms.


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 09 May 2023 at 10:52am
Of all our players im more intrigued by Moran this summer then any other. 

With Europe to deal with and selling McAllister he may well stay with Brighton and start picking up regular minutes as opposed to going out on loan.  

Gonna be fun he’s the potential creative midfielder we have been missing.


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 09 May 2023 at 11:09am
He's an interesting one alright, and he could go on to have a great career, but honestly he could as easily find himself playing for Morecambe in a few years like Dan Crowley. It's always hard to know with these light, tricky, ballplaying midfielder types, they have to be absolutely exceptional to make it at the top level and the fall off is usually particularly steep for the ones that don't. Gavin Kilkenny currently looking like another example.


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 09 May 2023 at 11:37am
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

He's an interesting one alright, and he could go on to have a great career, but honestly he could as easily find himself playing for Morecambe in a few years like Dan Crowley. It's always hard to know with these light, tricky, ballplaying midfielder types, they have to be absolutely exceptional to make it at the top level and the fall off is usually particularly steep for the ones that don't. Gavin Kilkenny currently looking like another example.

I personally think Moran is a different level to Kilkenny whom I never really got the hype about, tidy neat passer, but lacks pace and physicality, his career trajectory hasnt really surprised me, although I did think he'd get game time at Charlton. I think at best he might make a decent living for himself in the Championship. It was clear to see he wasnt anything special at U21 level for Ireland where he rarely stood out.

Moran is still only 19 (2003 born) and making the bench for a top half PL side. His durability/strength might be an issue, he's also not the biggest, but it's plain to see he is a very classy footballer, great touch and vision. Dont think either we or Brighton need to rush him, but he is a much better prospect than Gavin ever was.


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 09 May 2023 at 11:47am
I fully agree that Moran looks a bigger talent than Kilkenny, but is he necessarily that far ahead of where Crowley was at the same age? Crowley was very highly rated as a teenager. Moran has played a small amount of Premier League football alright, but that's easier to do at Brighton than it would have been for Crowley at Arsenal.

Look, he could go on to be a massive player for us, but I'd say it's at least as likely at this point that he never wins any more than a small handful of caps. The one thing I will say is that him being with Brighton probably gives him the best chance to fulfill his potential, compared to most other English teams.


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 09 May 2023 at 12:02pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

I fully agree that Moran looks a bigger talent than Kilkenny, but is he necessarily that far ahead of where Crowley was at the same age? Crowley was very highly rated as a teenager. Moran has played a small amount of Premier League football alright, but that's easier to do at Brighton than it would have been for Crowley at Arsenal.

Look, he could go on to be a massive player for us, but I'd say it's at least as likely at this point that he never wins any more than a small handful of caps. The one thing I will say is that him being with Brighton probably gives him the best chance to fulfill his potential, compared to most other English teams.

Like most on here I'd imagine, I havent seen loads of him, but the bits and pieces I have seen have been impressive. For me Crowley was more like a Henry-Francis type, might be eligible/interested, doing well at a top academy. Moran looks to be well in advance of that already. I personally think he should probably stay at Brighton for another season until he bulks up a bit more. He'll get chances particularly if they qualify for Conference League. There is no need to rush him. In any case Brighton seem to be good at this sort of thing, so I'm sure they'll get it right.


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Posted By: 10 Box
Date Posted: 09 May 2023 at 1:14pm
Cant beat first team football for physical & mental development imo. If he isn't going to feature regularly (hopefully he will) in the first team for Brighton I think he he should look for a loan. Will be 20 in October. The odd conference & LC game topped up with PL2 football will be negligible at this stage. Brighton will be bringing replacements in over the summer too you'd imagine. 

Look at James Furlong - 4 months older & just a CM taller than Moran. Loan has been very beneficial if the reports back from Motherwell & to be believed.


Posted By: giveittochristie
Date Posted: 09 May 2023 at 1:20pm
If he is going out on loan i imagine Brighton will send him to USG in Belgium or similar. A League One/Two loan wouldnt suit his development at all


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 09 May 2023 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by 10 Box 10 Box wrote:

Cant beat first team football for physical & mental development imo. If he isn't going to feature regularly (hopefully he will) in the first team for Brighton I think he he should look for a loan. Will be 20 in October. The odd conference & LC game topped up with PL2 football will be negligible at this stage. Brighton will be bringing replacements in over the summer too you'd imagine. 

Look at James Furlong - 4 months older & just a CM taller than Moran. Loan has been very beneficial if the reports back from Motherwell & to be believed.

I have the age difference at 16 months Moran born Oct 2003 - Furlong born June 2022. Regardless it isnt height that concerns me, Moran is quite slight, I'm not sure a Championship loan would benefit him at this point. BHA could have as many as 8 Conference League games pre-Christmas plus Carabao Cup. He can then be loaned out in January (like Furlong) if he doesnt feature in BHAs first team plans for the rest of the season..


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Posted By: 10 Box
Date Posted: 09 May 2023 at 3:03pm
Originally posted by John Nice John Nice wrote:

Originally posted by 10 Box 10 Box wrote:

Cant beat first team football for physical & mental development imo. If he isn't going to feature regularly (hopefully he will) in the first team for Brighton I think he he should look for a loan. Will be 20 in October. The odd conference & LC game topped up with PL2 football will be negligible at this stage. Brighton will be bringing replacements in over the summer too you'd imagine. 

Look at James Furlong - 4 months older & just a CM taller than Moran. Loan has been very beneficial if the reports back from Motherwell & to be believed.

I have the age difference at 16 months Moran born Oct 2003 - Furlong born June 2022. Regardless it isnt height that concerns me, Moran is quite slight, I'm not sure a Championship loan would benefit him at this point. BHA could have as many as 8 Conference League games pre-Christmas plus Carabao Cup. He can then be loaned out in January (like Furlong) if he doesnt feature in BHAs first team plans for the rest of the season..
Didn't do Jack Grealish any harm in the championship and i'm sure there are plenty of other options outside of that league. They aren't made of glass. Harry Vaughan seems to be managing ok. Yeah you are right on the age. For me it depends on Euro qualification and the change in playing personnel at Brighton over the summer. If he can't assured of some gametime id be looking to go at the start of the season.


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 22 May 2023 at 1:56pm
https://tweetingseagull.wordpress.com/2023/05/22/andrew-moran-the-next-on-the-albion-conveyor-belt/" rel="nofollow - https://tweetingseagull.wordpress.com/2023/05/22/andrew-moran-the-next-on-the-albion-conveyor-belt/  

Interesting piece on Moran. Have said it recently but will say it again very exciting to see what plans Brighton have for Moran next season with European football secured. 

Opens up opportunities for the likes of him, Van Den Hecke and Ayari players consistently on the bench for Brighton without getting much gametime. 


Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 May 2023 at 2:18pm
Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

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Interesting piece on Moran. Have said it recently but will say it again very exciting to see what plans Brighton have for Moran next season with European football secured. 

Opens up opportunities for the likes of him, Van Den Hecke and Ayari players consistently on the bench for Brighton without getting much gametime. 

Mac Allister leaving will open up things for him.

It's not easy though. He's competing with fellow teenagers, Enciso and Buonanotte, for minutes. Their ability to play wide is an advantage over Moran who is better centrally.

And then there's Peupion in the mix also. He had a very productive U21 campaign as well.


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 22 May 2023 at 6:04pm
Originally posted by Banana_RepublicFC Banana_RepublicFC wrote:

Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

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Interesting piece on Moran. Have said it recently but will say it again very exciting to see what plans Brighton have for Moran next season with European football secured. 

Opens up opportunities for the likes of him, Van Den Hecke and Ayari players consistently on the bench for Brighton without getting much gametime. 

Mac Allister leaving will open up things for him.

It's not easy though. He's competing with fellow teenagers, Enciso and Buonanotte, for minutes. Their ability to play wide is an advantage over Moran who is better centrally.

And then there's Peupion in the mix also. He had a very productive U21 campaign as well.

Indeed, it was a bit disappointing when Peupion got a run off the bench ahead of him recently. Now that EL is secured for Brighton, maybe he'll get minutes in one of their two remaining games.


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 26 May 2023 at 10:32am
Linked with a loan move to Stoke, effectively as a replacement for Smallbone. I'm not sure Stoke is the best place for a lightweight, technical midfielder as we saw with Kilkenny, but you never know how these loans are going to work out I suppose. This time last year Smallbone and Kilkenny would have been seen as much of a muchness in terms of their potential, a year on following loan moves to Stoke one is a senior international, the other couldn't get a game in League 1 the last few months.


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 26 May 2023 at 10:40am
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Linked with a loan move to Stoke, effectively as a replacement for Smallbone. I'm not sure Stoke is the best place for a lightweight, technical midfielder as we saw with Kilkenny, but you never know how these loans are going to work out I suppose. This time last year Smallbone and Kilkenny would have been seen as much of a muchness in terms of their potential, a year on following loan moves to Stoke one is a senior international, the other couldn't get a game in League 1 the last few months.
 

Recall saying about Delap last year of all the clubs in the Championship alone before you began to mention the clubs across Europe he could have gone to he ended up at Stoke. Id echo your sentiments a bit here. 

Look Smallbone ended up doing okay under Neil and Moran would be seen as his replacement in terms of where they play on the pitch so at least that.  


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 27 May 2023 at 11:02am
Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Linked with a loan move to Stoke, effectively as a replacement for Smallbone. I'm not sure Stoke is the best place for a lightweight, technical midfielder as we saw with Kilkenny, but you never know how these loans are going to work out I suppose. This time last year Smallbone and Kilkenny would have been seen as much of a muchness in terms of their potential, a year on following loan moves to Stoke one is a senior international, the other couldn't get a game in League 1 the last few months.
 

Recall saying about Delap last year of all the clubs in the Championship alone before you began to mention the clubs across Europe he could have gone to he ended up at Stoke. Id echo your sentiments a bit here. 

Look Smallbone ended up doing okay under Neil and Moran would be seen as his replacement in terms of where they play on the pitch so at least that.  

Stoke are a big club, Neil could get a tune out of them next season if they get their recruitment right. A move there for Moran with a defined ready made role for him as the CAM wouldnt be the worst by any means.


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Posted By: J89
Date Posted: 27 May 2023 at 11:40am
Originally posted by John Nice John Nice wrote:

Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:


Linked with a loan move to Stoke, effectively as a replacement for Smallbone. I'm not sure Stoke is the best place for a lightweight, technical midfielder as we saw with Kilkenny, but you never know how these loans are going to work out I suppose. This time last year Smallbone and Kilkenny would have been seen as much of a muchness in terms of their potential, a year on following loan moves to Stoke one is a senior international, the other couldn't get a game in League 1 the last few months.

 

Recall saying about Delap last year of all the clubs in the Championship alone before you began to mention the clubs across Europe he could have gone to he ended up at Stoke. Id echo your sentiments a bit here. 

Look Smallbone ended up doing okay under Neil and Moran would be seen as his replacement in terms of where they play on the pitch so at least that.  



Stoke are a big club, Neil could get a tune out of them next season if they get their recruitment right. A move there for Moran with a defined ready made role for him as the CAM wouldnt be the worst by any means.


If Stoke fans had a pound for everytime this was said since relegation they could start a coin collection.


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 27 May 2023 at 11:50am
Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Originally posted by John Nice John Nice wrote:

Originally posted by kevin100 kevin100 wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:


Linked with a loan move to Stoke, effectively as a replacement for Smallbone. I'm not sure Stoke is the best place for a lightweight, technical midfielder as we saw with Kilkenny, but you never know how these loans are going to work out I suppose. This time last year Smallbone and Kilkenny would have been seen as much of a muchness in terms of their potential, a year on following loan moves to Stoke one is a senior international, the other couldn't get a game in League 1 the last few months.

 

Recall saying about Delap last year of all the clubs in the Championship alone before you began to mention the clubs across Europe he could have gone to he ended up at Stoke. Id echo your sentiments a bit here. 

Look Smallbone ended up doing okay under Neil and Moran would be seen as his replacement in terms of where they play on the pitch so at least that.  




Stoke are a big club, Neil could get a tune out of them next season if they get their recruitment right. A move there for Moran with a defined ready made role for him as the CAM wouldnt be the worst by any means.


If Stoke fans had a pound for everytime this was said since relegation they could start a coin collection.

Its true though - having said that there are a lot of big clubs down there in a similar position. Neil knows the division well and did pretty well in the second half of the season with them. Not sure how their finances are these days, but I dont see why a move to Stoke (where there is already a defined role for him) would be bad for Moran!


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2023 at 6:50pm

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/fresh-development-shared-as-stoke-city-blackburn-battle-for-premier-league-player/" rel="nofollow - https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/fresh-development-shared-as-stoke-city-blackburn-battle-for-premier-league-player/

Not a huge amount in this that we didn't already know, but it definitely looks like he'll be playing Championship football one way or another coming season.


Posted By: pateen
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2023 at 10:38pm
Jesus he we have be u21 that's playing regular in the championship then that's win win for everybody

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Posted By: Greenie50
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2023 at 1:11am
Originally posted by pateen pateen wrote:

Jesus he we have be u21 that's playing regular in the championship then that's win win for everybody


Confused

Yeah though, like I was saying in the Knight thread, we could have 4 or 5 U21 CMs in the Championship next season with Moran, Hodge, Phillips, Vaughan & possibly Henry-Francis.


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2023 at 3:15pm
It’s all gone very quiet on Moran as regards his next move. No involvement with the first team which is disappointing and no sign of a loan coming. 

Any rumours I have missed? 


Posted By: Bukowski
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2023 at 3:19pm
Was thinking the same thing. De Zerbi isn't shy about playing young men if he thinks they have what it takes.


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Posted By: t_rAndy
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2023 at 3:55pm
He might play the first League Cup game for Brighton perhaps? It's a few days before the transfer window anyway so could see how it goes there first. 


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2023 at 4:43pm
Brighton are skipping the second round of the EFL cup this year because they're in Europe. So he won't play in that competition before the window closes.


Posted By: Greenie50
Date Posted: 18 Aug 2023 at 12:19am
Blackburn, Stoke & QPR all reportedly interested in loaning Moran.

Would think he should give Blackburn a miss as they already have Szmodics & Gilsenan.


Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2023 at 7:44pm
2 goals already tonight in The EFL Trophy.


Posted By: gmfc90
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2023 at 8:23pm
Needs to move to Aberdeen for European football

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Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2023 at 8:30pm
Originally posted by gmfc90 gmfc90 wrote:

Needs to move to Aberdeen for European football

Probably needs to play somewhere other than PL2 and the EFL Trophy to be fair. 


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Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2023 at 8:50pm
Will be very disappointed if he isn't out on loan before the end of the window. Scotland or League 1 would be fine if there's no Championship team in for him. Or Brighton's sister team in Belgium.


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2023 at 8:57pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Will be very disappointed if he isn't out on loan before the end of the window. Scotland or League 1 would be fine if there's no Championship team in for him. Or Brighton's sister team in Belgium.

There is supposed interest from the Championship, any level lower than that would be a bit disappointing given his profile tbh. Still think they may want to keep him around until January for a bit of depth given Europa League and Carabao Cup commitments. No word on James Furlong either who is another you would hope gets a decent loan.


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Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2023 at 9:07pm
Originally posted by John Nice John Nice wrote:

Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Will be very disappointed if he isn't out on loan before the end of the window. Scotland or League 1 would be fine if there's no Championship team in for him. Or Brighton's sister team in Belgium.

There is supposed interest from the Championship, any level lower than that would be a bit disappointing given his profile tbh. Still think they may want to keep him around until January for a bit of depth given Europa League and Carabao Cup commitments. No word on James Furlong either who is another you would hope gets a decent loan.
 

Id have no issue with him not going out on loan if he featured in pre season. It’s obviously not popular to criticise Brighton but I was disappointed he wasn’t featured in pre season suggested to me they didn’t have plans for him. 

He has no business playing U21 football again this year. Way too good for it and needs to kick on!! 


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2023 at 9:20pm


Second Moran goal, assisted by O'Mahony.

https://twitter.com/alfie_news7/status/1694056017762439604?t=3mubVqhil69rXwPCba_6wA&s=19" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/alfie_news7/status/1694056017762439604?t=3mubVqhil69rXwPCba_6wA&s=19


Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2023 at 11:01am
He really is an outstanding young prospect.

His numbers from last night's game are impressive:

Minutes played - 89
Touches - 64
Shots - 2
Shooting accuracy - 100%
Goals - 2 goals
Passing accuracy - 90%
Key passes - 1
Long balls - 3/3
Ground duels - 14/18 won
Aerial duels - 1/2 won
Dribbles - 5/6 completed
Was fouled - 3 times
Tackles - 6
Fouls committed - 1





Posted By: JoxerDaly
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2023 at 11:07am
https://youtu.be/wlMdx7Fc5QM?si=rrcGvpq8y_zfqpUx" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/wlMdx7Fc5QM?si=rrcGvpq8y_zfqpUx

Had a part to play in all 3 goals. Both goals were very well taken. 


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2023 at 11:16am
Originally posted by Banana_RepublicFC Banana_RepublicFC wrote:

He really is an outstanding young prospect.

His numbers from last night's game are impressive:

Minutes played - 89
Touches - 64
Shots - 2
Shooting accuracy - 100%
Goals - 2 goals
Passing accuracy - 90%
Key passes - 1
Long balls - 3/3
Ground duels - 14/18 won
Aerial duels - 1/2 won
Dribbles - 5/6 completed
Was fouled - 3 times
Tackles - 6
Fouls committed - 1



 

Let’s hope he can follow Sarmiento and Buonanotte on loan now. really want to see him go to the Championship like those two. 

Seen a number of lads on Twitter mention USG in Belgium but they are in Europe with Brighton so would be illegal as far as I’m aware. 


Posted By: Badgersboys9
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:04am
Going on loan to Blackburn. Medical there tomorrow.


Posted By: J89
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:21am
Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:30am
Should be a good move for him hopefully. Gilsenan needs to get out on loan now.


Posted By: Banjaxed
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:31am
Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.

If they're seeing him as a winger instead of a CAM, I'd be worried. That's the aul chestnut when it comes to number 10 type players. Can't accommodate you in the middle, so let's put you on the wing. I remember Jack Byrne got that a lot when teams would revert to more direct style. You stick them on the wing, and then everyone wonders why they're a bit sh!te Confused 


Posted By: greenshoots
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:37am
Should be a good move for him, decent club at a good standard. If he's as good we hope he is, he'll make a decent impression and get enough game time in his best position.


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:45am
Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.

If they're seeing him as a winger instead of a CAM, I'd be worried. That's the aul chestnut when it comes to number 10 type players. Can't accommodate you in the middle, so let's put you on the wing. I remember Jack Byrne got that a lot when teams would revert to more direct style. You stick them on the wing, and then everyone wonders why they're a bit sh!te Confused 

I'm generally fairly sceptical about these number 10 type footballers and how effective they actually are in senior football - they usually need to be absolutely unbelievable at what they do for teams to justify finding a place for them instead of just going for another Jason Knight box to box type, but if there's one player of that type in the Irish setup that I think has a chance of making it, it's Moran.


Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:51am
Playing on the left or right of a three in a 4-2-3-1 within a possession based team that plays the majority of the game past the halfway line is fine for players who are central players.

Brighton do it very well. Enciso has played on the left and Buonatte has played on the right.

It's the same at City with Foden and Bernardo Silva playing wide.

Moran has played pretty much every attacking position since joining Brighton.


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:52am
Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.

If they're seeing him as a winger instead of a CAM, I'd be worried. That's the aul chestnut when it comes to number 10 type players. Can't accommodate you in the middle, so let's put you on the wing. I remember Jack Byrne got that a lot when teams would revert to more direct style. You stick them on the wing, and then everyone wonders why they're a bit sh!te Confused 
II think he means they see Gilsenan as a winger, not Moran.



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Posted By: J89
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:54am
Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.


If they're seeing him as a winger instead of a CAM, I'd be worried. That's the aul chestnut when it comes to number 10 type players. Can't accommodate you in the middle, so let's put you on the wing. I remember Jack Byrne got that a lot when teams would revert to more direct style. You stick them on the wing, and then everyone wonders why they're a bit sh!te Confused 


Apologies if it was unclear but was talking about Gilsenan that they see more as a wide player than someone who plays centrally. Not Moran, though do think he could get minutes out wide but more so as a wide player that cuts back inside to link up with players.

Himself and Szmodics have different styles so will be interesting to see how he gets on at Blackburn. Do wonder if Szmodics could play deeper making room for both players in the midfield trio.


Posted By: kevin100
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:57am
Moran is incredibly versatile he was often deployed up top for Brighton last year as well. A young lad called Leonard started up top for them the weekend while Hedges and Dolan played on the wings.

Don’t get the impression any of these lads are undroppable for Blackburn every chance he can displace them from the starting 11 quite early.

Exciting to see how he does. 


Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 9:57am
Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.

Where you getting this information?


Posted By: J89
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 10:01am
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.


Where you getting this information?


About Holland and Germany? Fabrizio Romano mentioned it when tweeting about the loan to Blackburn.


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 10:10am
Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.


If they're seeing him as a winger instead of a CAM, I'd be worried. That's the aul chestnut when it comes to number 10 type players. Can't accommodate you in the middle, so let's put you on the wing. I remember Jack Byrne got that a lot when teams would revert to more direct style. You stick them on the wing, and then everyone wonders why they're a bit sh!te Confused 


Apologies if it was unclear but was talking about Gilsenan that they see more as a wide player than someone who plays centrally. Not Moran, though do think he could get minutes out wide but more so as a wide player that cuts back inside to link up with players.

Himself and Szmodics have different styles so will be interesting to see how he gets on at Blackburn. Do wonder if Szmodics could play deeper making room for both players in the midfield trio.

Szmodics has played a fair amount of football as a 2nd striker/no.9 as well, so I wouldn't expect he'll lose out in any case.


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Posted By: J89
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 10:39am
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.


If they're seeing him as a winger instead of a CAM, I'd be worried. That's the aul chestnut when it comes to number 10 type players. Can't accommodate you in the middle, so let's put you on the wing. I remember Jack Byrne got that a lot when teams would revert to more direct style. You stick them on the wing, and then everyone wonders why they're a bit sh!te Confused 


Apologies if it was unclear but was talking about Gilsenan that they see more as a wide player than someone who plays centrally. Not Moran, though do think he could get minutes out wide but more so as a wide player that cuts back inside to link up with players.

Himself and Szmodics have different styles so will be interesting to see how he gets on at Blackburn. Do wonder if Szmodics could play deeper making room for both players in the midfield trio.


Szmodics has played a fair amount of football as a 2nd striker/no.9 as well, so I wouldn't expect he'll lose out in any case.


Even if Szmodics was to lose out wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing for us as would mean Moran getting regular game time at a good level.


Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 11:03am
Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.


If they're seeing him as a winger instead of a CAM, I'd be worried. That's the aul chestnut when it comes to number 10 type players. Can't accommodate you in the middle, so let's put you on the wing. I remember Jack Byrne got that a lot when teams would revert to more direct style. You stick them on the wing, and then everyone wonders why they're a bit sh!te Confused 


Apologies if it was unclear but was talking about Gilsenan that they see more as a wide player than someone who plays centrally. Not Moran, though do think he could get minutes out wide but more so as a wide player that cuts back inside to link up with players.

Himself and Szmodics have different styles so will be interesting to see how he gets on at Blackburn. Do wonder if Szmodics could play deeper making room for both players in the midfield trio.

Really cant see Szmodics playing deeper, he needs space to run in to. I'd imagine Moran would/could be more effective deeper than Szmodics, although again, it's not really his game. Szmodics can certainly play wide off either flank though.


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Posted By: John Nice
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 11:05am
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Originally posted by Banjaxed Banjaxed wrote:

Originally posted by J89 J89 wrote:

Apparently had offers from Holland and Germany too but Brighton chose Blackburn due to their possession based style.

Will be fighting it out with Szmodics for a starting spot but can also cover out wide. Likely pushes Gensilen down the pecking order. Think Blackburn see him as a winger rather than a CAM, though he could cover that role if needed.


If they're seeing him as a winger instead of a CAM, I'd be worried. That's the aul chestnut when it comes to number 10 type players. Can't accommodate you in the middle, so let's put you on the wing. I remember Jack Byrne got that a lot when teams would revert to more direct style. You stick them on the wing, and then everyone wonders why they're a bit sh!te Confused 


Apologies if it was unclear but was talking about Gilsenan that they see more as a wide player than someone who plays centrally. Not Moran, though do think he could get minutes out wide but more so as a wide player that cuts back inside to link up with players.

Himself and Szmodics have different styles so will be interesting to see how he gets on at Blackburn. Do wonder if Szmodics could play deeper making room for both players in the midfield trio.

Szmodics has played a fair amount of football as a 2nd striker/no.9 as well, so I wouldn't expect he'll lose out in any case.

Yeah, I think they can both be accommodated in the same XI. Szmodics can play as a false 9, a 10 or off either flank. In any case I'm not sure Szmodics is getting capped any time soon having been seemingly overlooked for that training camp in May.


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Posted By: greenshoots
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 11:12am
I dont see Szmodics getting picked for our squad again. I would much rather see Moran forcing his way into the Blackburn team.


Posted By: Badgersboys9
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 11:16am
The news seems to be a mixed bag amongst Blackburn fans as they're crying out for a genuine winger(which Moran may or not be able to play), a CB and a striker. 




Posted By: Roberto Baggio
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 11:25am
Originally posted by greenshoots greenshoots wrote:

I dont see Szmodics getting picked for our squad again. I would much rather see Moran forcing his way into the Blackburn team.

Why? He's playing well 

Moreso than the likes of Jamie McGrath and Jeff Hendrick anyway, who will no doubt be in future squads


Posted By: Badgersboys9
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 11:31am
Originally posted by greenshoots greenshoots wrote:

I dont see Szmodics getting picked for our squad again. I would much rather see Moran forcing his way into the Blackburn team.
You'd much rather have a player who will be trying to break into a squad rather than a player who is already performing well in that squad?


Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 11:36am
Szmodics has had rotten luck when it comes to Ireland. Injuries at the wrong time and a passport issue.

Finn Azaz has more potential in the long term. Both should be getting called up really.


Posted By: You Tell Me
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 11:37am
Can't rule out Szmodics, Kenny's unlikely to pick him but we could have a different manager by the end of the year who might bring him straight in, you just don't know.


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 11:39am
Blackburn would seem like a good move. Always had a soft spot for them since the 90's. He would have a decent chance of gametime also.

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Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2023 at 12:13pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Can't rule out Szmodics, Kenny's unlikely to pick him but we could have a different manager by the end of the year who might bring him straight in, you just don't know.

Why would he be "unlikely to pick him" if he's the only Irish manager to ever f*cking pick him in the first place? Completely illogical thinking.


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