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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbert Report View Post
    I honestly don't think that Whelan is a very good player. If I were the manager of a Premiership team, I would totally pick Andy Reid over him in central midfield.
    That's not a very fair comparison. You're not comparing like with like there, it's like comparing Scholes to Hargreaves, or Elano to Hamann. Andy Reid and Glenn Whelan have very different roles, just in the same position on the pitch. Trapattoni clearly thinks that controlling the center of the park with Steven Reid and Whelan offers more to the team than the creativity offered by Andy Reid + AN Other.
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    You need to read my entire post. I completely agree with you and posted my reasons why. I wrote that while Reid is a far superior player, Whelan fits better into the system we are playing under Trapattoni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbert Report View Post
    Ah but he will again in the future. If Roy came back then Stephen Ireland will be back.
    Amazing logic. However, i really think that Whelan will prove to be a big player for us in the Holland-Kinsella type mold that we need at the moment. Andy Reid can come in as cover.

    it is nice to have a central midfield that receive the ball, and pass it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbert Report View Post
    You need to read my entire post. I completely agree with you and posted my reasons why. I wrote that while Reid is a far superior player, Whelan fits better into the system we are playing under Trapattoni.
    read it again, I got the wrong end of the stick.
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    I see he scored in the penalty shoot out last night. Not sure though whether he started. Probably did as he got booked in the first half.
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    Remeber how we all praised Paul McShane as the new shining light potential after a couple of good performances. i have to say i have been really impressed with Glenn and absolutely delighted with the strength of our cetral midfield over the first two games. however if Stephen Reid hadnt played out of his skin Whelan may have been more exposed. i will reserve judgement for the time being but i hope and pray he can continue to do a job for us in the midfield. we sorely need the stability in that area of the park which we showed in the last two games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    That's not a very fair comparison. You're not comparing like with like there, it's like comparing Scholes to Hargreaves, or Elano to Hamann. Andy Reid and Glenn Whelan have very different roles, just in the same position on the pitch. Trapattoni clearly thinks that controlling the center of the park with Steven Reid and Whelan offers more to the team than the creativity offered by Andy Reid + AN Other.
    ironically enough its elano who now occuppies Hamman's position as DM. Apparently he plays there for Brazil, when he plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishultra View Post
    ironically enough its elano who now occuppies Hamman's position as DM. Apparently he plays there for Brazil, when he plays.
    Off topic, but Kompany now fills the Hamann Role with Ireland and Elano either side of him, Robinho, W-Phillips and Joe up front, similiar to Chelsea.

    We could try this formation but it would require dropping either Keane or Doyle, playing Duff and McGeady up front, Whelan holding, with Reid and Reid either side of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    Off topic, but Kompany now fills the Hamann Role with Ireland and Elano either side of him, Robinho, W-Phillips and Joe up front, similiar to Chelsea.

    We could try this formation but it would require dropping either Keane or Doyle, playing Duff and McGeady up front, Whelan holding, with Reid and Reid either side of him.
    Or you could have Doyle on one side Duff/McGeady on the other and Keane through the middle

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    on the bench again.

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    From the BBc site
    2006: GOAL Stoke 1-0 Rotherham
    The Premier League side take the lead in simple fashion, with Glenn Whelan curling home a free-kick with his cultured left foot into the top corner from 25 yards.

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    I don't think anyone really has a problem with Glenn Whelan playing, he does a job in a position we aren't exactly blessed in. The problem is that with S. Reid out, he's getting inadequate partners in central midfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelys Guitar View Post
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    2006: GOAL Stoke 1-0 Rotherham
    The Premier League side take the lead in simple fashion, with Glenn Whelan curling home a free-kick with his cultured left foot into the top corner from 25 yards.
    Goal here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KHELHMCS
    looks like he took the free with his right
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    Only against Rotherham but apparently MOM as well

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    Salif Diao got injured on 21 mins and Whelan came on as a sub. Hope he performs well. I don't like wishing injuries on players but it wouldn't be a bad thing if Diao had to miss a few games and it gave Glenn his chance to play his way into the team

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    Glenn played in the ball for the equaliser, seemed to do alright judging by the report on bbc at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elroy View Post
    Glenn played in the ball for the equaliser, seemed to do alright judging by the report on bbc at least.
    I only saw muted highlights and I thought it was Glenn alright. Hopefully he gets a run now, and that Stoke don't implode! I like the lad I have to say, he plays short little passes and keeps things ticking over for us, and his aggression in the tackle increases with every game. Here's hoping he gets a bit of a run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Praha View Post
    Salif Diao got injured on 21 mins and Whelan came on as a sub. Hope he performs well. I don't like wishing injuries on players but it wouldn't be a bad thing if Diao had to miss a few games and it gave Glenn his chance to play his way into the team
    He's still getting his game. Does anyone know if he playing due to decent performances or is Salif Diao still injured? Hope Stoke don't bring in another CMF player in the tranfer window.

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