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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Fourth ex-Cork City player to appear in the Premier League this season, Must be some sort of record?
    Matches 2014/15 when Shane Long, Damien Delaney, Kevin Doyle and David Meyler all appeared in the Premier League

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    Starts for Burnley again today away to Bournemouth. Stephen Ward and Jeff Hendrick also start. Robbie Brady on the bench.

    Arter is in midfield for Bournemouth.

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    'Kevin Long poised to miss his brother's wedding after getting first Ireland call-up': http://www.the42.ie/kevin-long-irela...92560-May2017/

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    Long was delighted to get the nod, just over a week after making his first start for Burnley, but the timing of the matches will mean he won’t be able to fulfil his groomsman duties for his brother Daniel if he makes O’Neill’s final travelling party.

    “I think I will miss it. He won’t be too happy, but if I play a game he’ll be all right,” Long told Burnley’s website. “I was also supposed to be going to Marbella with the family, but I’m sure they won’t mind if I get a cap. I spoke to my parents and all my brothers and everyone is buzzing.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyInvincible View Post
    'Kevin Long poised to miss his brother's wedding after getting first Ireland call-up': http://www.the42.ie/kevin-long-irela...92560-May2017/
    So much better than supposedly attending your grandmother's funeral!

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    Long's call up is a bit silly - it doesn't need to be explained why.

    If I was Sheridan, or Manning, I would be getting a bit irritated by this.

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    Why would a striker or midfielder be irritated by a defender getting called up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Why would a striker or midfielder be irritated by a defender getting called up?
    The random nature of it in my opinion. Andy Boyle and John Egan just made their debuts in March and we have several other players in those positions. Manning can cover three different positions. Not to mention the fact that he has impressed over a longer period of time.

    We have a severe shortage of strikers. Long is injured and God forbid Murphy, McGoldrick and Walters will be forced to drop out; they have all had injury problems this year alone.

    There has been a call for Sheridan and Maguire to get a call up for 6 months now. MON must surely know there will be a backlash if someone like Kevin Long gets called up on the back of one performance.

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    Why would there be a backlash and by whom? Again, why would Maguire and Sheridan be irritated by a defender being called up as Tets asked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastric View Post
    Why would there be a backlash and by whom? Again, why would Maguire and Sheridan be irritated by a defender being called up as Tets asked?
    I think it's quite obvious why there would be a backlash. There is - by International standards - a lengthy gathering. There are several matches. Even if Maguire or Sheridan weren't in the reckoning to feature against Austria, they could conceivably get match time in America. Even if they weren't to feature in any of the games, MON could invite them to train with the squad.

    We are not blessed with strikers. And the ones we do have (Walters, Murphy and Doyle) could all be retired by the next campaign and (McGoldrick and Rooney) aren't favored by MON, and are aging regardless.

    Long is injured. What happens if Walters or Murphy get struck down? Is he going to stick to his guns again like he did when we were playing Iceland and had Doyle and Long as the only strikers in the squad?

    As for the whom, there are plenty of articles and plenty of journalists questioning their exclusions online. Several pundits and managers in the domestic game have questioned it; Mick Cooke the latest.

    It's been a talking point for over 6 months now.

    Why would they be irritated? Maybe because there is a dearth of strikers available to us and their continued exclusions show a distinct lack of confidence in their ability. I've mentioned it before but we have Keogh, Clark, Duffy, O'Shea, Pearce, Boyle, Egan and McShane off the top of my head before bringing Long into consideration.

    And I appreciate the fact that Long is going to miss his brother's wedding, it shows dedication to the cause that others lack, but it's not him I'm having a go at.

    When the Austria game concludes we have four games left and will be approaching the end of the campaign. If Maguire and Sheridan don't get call ups now, they could conceivably be waiting a minimum of 6 months to get another opportunity, and the odds will be against them breaking into the squad in the event we do qualify for Russia.

    The lack of forward planning is quite annoying. If Murphy, Doyle and Walters retire (touch wood) we are essentially left with Long and two strikers (McGoldrick and Rooney) who have about 5 caps between them.

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    The42.ie has an in-depth look at Kevin Long's career to date and the seemingly-relentless injury troubles he has overcome: http://www.the42.ie/kevin-long-25-ju...56612-Jun2017/

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    Opportunity for Long to cement his place in the first-team squad at Burnley? Michael Keane on his way to Everton: http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40447200

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    New deal from Burnley, a three year one. he had a year remaining on the old one. No big money signing that I can see to replace Keane there so maybe he is about to get his shot.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...eal-at-burnley

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyToePoke View Post
    New deal from Burnley, a three year one. he had a year remaining on the old one. No big money signing that I can see to replace Keane there so maybe he is about to get his shot.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...eal-at-burnley
    Fair play to him hopefully sets him up for life. What kind of money would he likely be on would he now make 20 grand a week?

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    Long doesn't get the start for the first game of the season against Chelsea. Walters is on the bench with him.

    Brady, Hendrick and Ward all start though for the Clarets.

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    I think Long will get his chance. I thought tarkowski was poor today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    I think Long will get his chance. I thought tarkowski was poor today
    Agree with this. Mee was okay. Tarkowski looks to be shy of PL level.

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