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    Posted: 16 May 2021 at 3:06pm
Originally posted by You Tell Me You Tell Me wrote:

Interesting interview. Particularly the part where he talked about not playing enough football between 19 and 21. A lot of our current younger players falling into the same trap as he did - Connell, Coventry, Kilkenny and so on.

Especially the players that have come through the Irish system. As he says, they're already behind and playing catch up when they go over so they need to be playing games regularly from 19, 20 onwards.

Very true , He brought it up a few times and it was interesting to hear that the training methods hadn't changed since his days at Cherry Orchard.
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Interesting interview. Particularly the part where he talked about not playing enough football between 19 and 21. A lot of our current younger players falling into the same trap as he did - Connell, Coventry, Kilkenny and so on.

Especially the players that have come through the Irish system. As he says, they're already behind and playing catch up when they go over so they need to be playing games regularly from 19, 20 onwards.
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Played against us in school football years ago and always remember thinking this fella is going to be world class and would look out for his progress.

Never quite made it consistently at the top but decent career for himself. 
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Willo is a sound chap!

Had a great chat with him for the radio show and podcast this week and he gives good insight into the problems with underage football in Ireland compared to Scotland where he is an agent now ,He's also told me a mad story about getting robbed at knifepoint by a Man City fan and how he was treated at Celtic!

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As I said I've been keeping an eye out for Flood this season Tony, the standard is very poor - I'm sure it's entertaining for a Celtic fan
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the quote that i was replying to was "The standard in the SPL is as bad as it ever was"

which is complete and utter bollox, very fecking lazy too

great season so far

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Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by tonyjaa tonyjaa wrote:

Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Tis all just pure speculation anyway. Still intriguing the way it got into media.

 
Not really, Keane was there to watch Stokes who didn't play well and Flood played well for Aberdeen who won the game.
 
Plus there wasn't exactly a huge number of Irish players in either side.


Ah.

 
The standard in the SPL is as bad as it ever was, Aberdeen to their credit are doing well this season but let's call a spade a spade, he will never be the answer nor judging by his club career will be good enough for international football.
 
I'd rather give Samir, Murray, Hoban etc a chance to impress than a 29 year old journeyman.


utter bollox - the standard in the spfl has been excellent this year

there were 4 Irish players on the pitch

 
Bullsh*t Tony.
 
The calibre of player plying their trade in Scotland is at an all time low, how you can ignore that is madness.
 
Take a look at how Scottish teams faired in Europe this season.


Tony, you are delusional if ye think the standard is good in the spl. It's nearly on par with the loi at this stage with the exception of Celtic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Green Devil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 2014 at 3:31pm
Originally posted by tonyjaa tonyjaa wrote:

Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Tis all just pure speculation anyway. Still intriguing the way it got into media.

 
Not really, Keane was there to watch Stokes who didn't play well and Flood played well for Aberdeen who won the game.
 
Plus there wasn't exactly a huge number of Irish players in either side.


Ah.

 
The standard in the SPL is as bad as it ever was, Aberdeen to their credit are doing well this season but let's call a spade a spade, he will never be the answer nor judging by his club career will be good enough for international football.
 
I'd rather give Samir, Murray, Hoban etc a chance to impress than a 29 year old journeyman.


utter bollox - the standard in the spfl has been excellent this year

there were 4 Irish players on the pitch
 
Bullsh*t Tony.
 
The calibre of player plying their trade in Scotland is at an all time low, how you can ignore that is madness.
 
Take a look at how Scottish teams faired in Europe this season.
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Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Tis all just pure speculation anyway. Still intriguing the way it got into media.

 
Not really, Keane was there to watch Stokes who didn't play well and Flood played well for Aberdeen who won the game.
 
Plus there wasn't exactly a huge number of Irish players in either side.


Ah.

 
The standard in the SPL is as bad as it ever was, Aberdeen to their credit are doing well this season but let's call a spade a spade, he will never be the answer nor judging by his club career will be good enough for international football.
 
I'd rather give Samir, Murray, Hoban etc a chance to impress than a 29 year old journeyman.


utter bollox - the standard in the spfl has been excellent this year

there were 4 Irish players on the pitch
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Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Tis all just pure speculation anyway. Still intriguing the way it got into media.

 
Not really, Keane was there to watch Stokes who didn't play well and Flood played well for Aberdeen who won the game.
 
Plus there wasn't exactly a huge number of Irish players in either side.


Ah.
 
The standard in the SPL is as bad as it ever was, Aberdeen to their credit are doing well this season but let's call a spade a spade, he will never be the answer nor judging by his club career will be good enough for international football.
 
I'd rather give Samir, Murray, Hoban etc a chance to impress than a 29 year old journeyman.
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Originally posted by Green Devil Green Devil wrote:

Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Tis all just pure speculation anyway. Still intriguing the way it got into media.

 
Not really, Keane was there to watch Stokes who didn't play well and Flood played well for Aberdeen who won the game.
 
Plus there wasn't exactly a huge number of Irish players in either side.


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Originally posted by Trapcandoit Trapcandoit wrote:

Tis all just pure speculation anyway. Still intriguing the way it got into media.
 
Not really, Keane was there to watch Stokes who didn't play well and Flood played well for Aberdeen who won the game.
 
Plus there wasn't exactly a huge number of Irish players in either side.
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Tis all just pure speculation anyway. Still intriguing the way it got into media.
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Flood just isn't good enough for the national side. Honest hardworking pro but that's about it. We should be trying out players 8-10 years younger than him in friendlies.
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Doesn't sound like the worst midfielder we've ever had in our engine room. Consistent form, good feet, personality..

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/mcinnes-believes-flood-can-step-up-30007706.html

I don't know. Might these be traits MON would value/develop?

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he didnt look like a footballer was very skinny i recalled,  will be 29 soon, dont know, he was quick but Eire needs to open the playing pool, would do better on the right hand side than keogh or cox , but i am open to it,  some irish guys are really into the brit games  from premier league more than the ones involving your countrymen,  who the fcuk cares where the guy plays as long as he performs for the national team,  football is all about confidence and the built of your own momentum,



he is not a right midfielder. His success at Aberdeen has been from playing a holding midfielder role.

From what I've seen he is a tidy player these days - retains possession well and does alright winning it back. I've watched a few of his games since he played against UCD in a pre season friendly before this current season. Is he good enough for Ireland? To be honest I'm not sure. If he has impressed Roy I'm sure he will watch him again and get a better look. It might be worth calling him up and seeing what he can offer us
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Horse give it up..I know where he plays..it was a joke statement...give it a rest you are a bore now..the amount of times you try to pull up posters here is pathetic..you have no creadability and will never be a moderator on the forum.


It wasn't a joke though.

Why bother comment on a player you know nothing about.




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he didnt look like a footballer was very skinny i recalled,  will be 29 soon, dont know, he was quick but Eire needs to open the playing pool, would do better on the right hand side than keogh or cox , but i am open to it,  some irish guys are really into the brit games  from premier league more than the ones involving your countrymen,  who the fcuk cares where the guy plays as long as he performs for the national team,  football is all about confidence and the built of your own momentum,

Some irish lads, please, you  still believe the negativity left by Trapattoni, a guy I think he was an ok to average manager for the national team, but not successful for ireland at all,  he wasnt better than Brian Kerr, to put it in words, in my opinion.  He left a few positives like order, and shape and mentality, but I could have done that and he was getting too much from big fat old good money

Ireland national team, should fear no one, check what Juan Pizzi is doing for Valencia, they won at Nou-Camp the other day, and they kicked , pressed high,  counter attacked, attacked, blocked, they respected Barcelona by not respecting them at all, that's rule number 1 in the beautiful game, anything can happen during 90 + minutes, this old game aint NBA , TENNIS , or RUGBY sh*t


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