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Republic of Ireland Team Talk/News/Rumours

Discussion in 'International Football' started by Dub13, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. edcarroll02

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    I'd agree with you to a degree but your point about not producing a midfielder since Keane tells me everything. As a country we've been brought up to expect long periods of pressure, lump the ball from the back, don't get fancy in the middle and try work set pieces as well as you can. As soon as the English clubs opened the door to foreign players in the early to mid 90's we had no real way to develop players and relied on finding scraps from the English setup (admittedly we'd look a different prospect now had we nabbed Declan Rice and Grealish but we should be trying to develop guys like this) and no ambition at an international level to do anything except keep trying the boom bust of making a tournament whatever way we can to make the thing look successful and the FAI can get all the nice photo ops at the big tournies.

    I don't accept that strategy was ever going to be successful long term and I don't think it's what we should do going forward. Let's build an identity from the top that we want to play football and get the development systems fitting in with the way we expect them to play later on. So yes we definitely need a bit more pragmatism from our manager, there's nothing to be gained from just consistently losing but we can't go back to just accepting that we're crap at football and hoping that good footballers might arrive at some point, we need to create these new footballers and the whole thing needs to work together.
     
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    Not getting beaten by Luxembourg would be a start.
     
  3. Dub13

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    Lee Carsley turns it down.
     
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    This really is a bad auld day for the football news!
     
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    2 hour klopp special on SSN now
     
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    He looks great for 100!
     
  8. Dub13

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    Someone would want to tell the FAI we have a game soon enough.
     
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    My post was nearly 3 months ago, looking fairly likely now.
     
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    When we were successful under Jack, the comments by the players in that era mainly commented on how much they enjoyed hooking up with the Ireland squad. It was a break from the pressures of club football and a chance to enjoy yourself with International team mates.
    An international manager doesn't need to worry about developing players in the senior team or increasing their fitness levels. He just has to select the best players he has available to fit into the system he wants to play, create that atmosphere were players enjoy and look forward to playing in the international team. Not trying to downplay the job but it is quite a bit different to a club manager. A good club manager is not necessarily a requirement for the international job.
     
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    Chris Coleman seems to be the latest front runner
     
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    I see Coleman's young fella is gone out to bat for the old man on X defending his record as a manager. I'm sure he means well but it never comes across well when the fam get involved in things like this.
     
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    Coleman now ruled out.

    Dream Team of Stan and Roddy Collins
     
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    Its the strangest manager hunt of all time. I remember looking at the betting months ago and thinking that I couldn't see any of the favorites suiting or taking it. O'Shea the latest favorite.
    Clutching at straws but Ralph Hasenhuttl at 50/1 was the best I could come up with!
     
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    Just when you thought things couldn't get much worse, remarkably they somehow manage to keep getting worse.
     
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    I see the FAI are in bother again with the government. They used 1m in covid payments to pay down debits which is against the rules.
     
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    They could be in a different form of lockdown shortly.
     
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    Anyone see the redacted email about Hills holidays? An absolute piss take of the highest order.

    There's nothing even in the story he took money in lieu of time off when he wasn't allowed and repaid it when informed but they've made a mess of it so much that he's probably untenable. Canham has butchered the manager search for the women first, got Eileen to take it then made a mess of her salary. Now he can't get anyone in the door for the men.

    Still no sponsor, abusing government funds, no support for the league. Maybe less corruption than before but the incompetence remains.

    CEO won't even move over ffs. Wonder where he's paying his taxes....
     
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    Some shitshow. How have not got a sponsor for the national team. An absolute joke of an organisation
     

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