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Originally posted by Linzark Linzark wrote:

Bazunu

Ebosele
Omobamidele
Collins
Manning

Knight
Cullen
McGrath

Ogbene
Ferguson
Johnston


The midfield 3 is the real killer.   I am hopeful Merann may be the player to plug that hole.   Sick of these sideways and backward pass merchants.
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Originally posted by Linzark Linzark wrote:

Bazunu

Ebosele
Omobamidele
Collins
Manning

Knight
Cullen
McGrath

Ogbene
Ferguson
Johnston


The midfield 3 is the real killer.   I am hopeful Merann may be the player to plug that hole.   Sick of these sideways and backward pass merchants.

Agree. I noticed on Saturday they rarely showed for the ball - bit of a killer if you want to play possession football
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Don't think Hodge, McAteer or Taylor have done anything just yet to merit their inclusion. If McAteer continues with the form he was in before the injury it will be different. Same with O'Brien if he kicks on with Lyon. I'd have McGuinness in before O'Brien at the this current time. Unfortunately, I don't think Hodge is going to progress like we hoped he would.
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Thr new manager should go all.out to get Szmodics bqck involved even if he is a plastic. Would be a great addition for us.  This lad scores goals through the middle. 
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Originally posted by Linzark Linzark wrote:

This is what I hope our rough squad will look like for the Nations League next September

Gavin Bazunu
Caoimhin Kelleher
Mark Travers

Festy Ebosele
Matt Doherty
Andrew Omobamidele
Nathan Collins
Dara O'Shea
Liam Scales
Jake O'Brien
Ryan Manning

Josh Cullen
Jason Knight
Joe Hodge
Jack Taylor
Jamie McGrath
Andrew Moran
Will Smallbone
Finn Azaz
Kasey McAteer

Sammie Szmodics
Evan Ferguson
Mikey Johnston
Chiedozie Ogbene
Michael Obafemi

No Parrott, Connolly, Idah, or Armstrong in there shows the depth of our options in attack.
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          Bazunu
    Collins Mcguinness O'Shea 
Doherty        Manning
               Cullen  Smallbone
                    Moran
            Ogbene  Ferguson

There's your World Cup winning team right there. 


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'd cull Young Doherty.  Been attrocious so he has.
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How is Moran in our best 11?

He's played less than 20 senior games.

Omobamidele has done very little too. Manning hasn't been great at all.
Smallbone hasn't set the world alright either.
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

How is Moran in our best 11?

He's played less than 20 senior games.

Omobamidele has done very little too. Manning hasn't been great at all.
Smallbone hasn't set the world alright either.

The usual getting carried away on here 
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A bleak state of affairs when Doherty is being included in a best eleven. The fella should be bombed from the squad as quickly as possible. An atrocious attitude.
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                                     Bazunu/Kelleher

Ebosele           O'Shea         Collins            Egan              Manning
    
                              Merann         Cullen
                                     
                                      Szmodics

Ogbene                                               Ferguson
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Why does everyone have keep raving on about Collins? He makes a mistake in almost every game, often leading to goals conceded. Yes he can pass and run with the ball, but that's not his core function. It's like keeping Duffy in the team because he can score the odd goal. It's not worth it.
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

How is Moran in our best 11?

He's played less than 20 senior games.

Omobamidele has done very little too. Manning hasn't been great at all.
Smallbone hasn't set the world alright either.


For me Moran is in there because we need a midfielder like him. Someone that's gonna play forward passes and able to link up with Ferguson.

Can't have three workhorses in midfield and then wonder why Ferguson is underperforming when we've no one that can provide him with service. New manager
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Wasn't that Smallbones role?

Not doubting Moran's potential, it's just that the expectations on his shoulders is probably unrealistic, just like when Smallbone wasn't in the team. 


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Wonder did Doherty get the captaincy because of this public shows of affection for SK? Can't think of any other reason, not really captain material is he.
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Wasn't that Smallbones role?

Not doubting Moran's potential, it's just that the expectations on his shoulders is probably unrealistic, just like when Smallbone wasn't in the team. 



Folk probably hoped that Smallbone would be that link between midfield and forwards but I don't rate him much as a no.10.

His best game in an Ireland shirt was playing as a box to box midfielder for the U21s. Looking at his assists for Szmodics and there's no one on our team that can pick out a pass like Moran did in their last game.

That's an issue we've seen with the young lads coming through with too much expectations being put on them. But it's one of those things lads will have to just get on with.

We've a young team and no older players worth talking about who'll put their hand up and lead by example. Ogbene is probably the only one I'd say whereas someone like Scotland have a handful of lads around the age of 28 who fit this mold.
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Originally posted by TooOldForThis TooOldForThis wrote:

Wonder did Doherty get the captaincy because of this public shows of affection for SK? Can't think of any other reason, not really captain material is he.


Only reason he got it is because he's the oldest player in the squad that was playing. Would be one of the last players I'd make captain.
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Originally posted by Luder Luder wrote:

Why does everyone have keep raving on about Collins? He makes a mistake in almost every game, often leading to goals conceded. Yes he can pass and run with the ball, but that's not his core function. It's like keeping Duffy in the team because he can score the odd goal. It's not worth it.

He is performing well in the Premier League in the Brentford system the past month. One of their better performers. He has been a bit rash into some of his decision making but he still young. He is technically the best defender we have.
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