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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirambler View Post
    Kioso I think previously mentioned a preference for DR Congo. However, and I'm not meaning to be unduly disrespectful to that country here, from what I know of the place it's not somewhere that is a particularly accessible place to build an international career. Potentially more hassle than it's worth is probably what I'm trying to say. So I wouldn't be surprised if he took an Irish call up if offered one. However he's overage for the 21s now so it would have to be a senior call up and I don't think he has shown enough at a high enough level to get one of those so far. Unless there are an absolute raft of calloffs for the June games.
    Far from unprecedented, though - sixteen players called up to their senior squad in the last year were born in Europe - most in France with a couple each in England and Switzerland. Although they would have faced much more competition for places in their birth countries' national teams than Kioso does, so hopefully he will come on board - with Coleman likely in his last campaign, it'd be good to have a talented young full-back coming through

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    Quote Originally Posted by samhaydenjr View Post
    Far from unprecedented, though - sixteen players called up to their senior squad in the last year were born in Europe - most in France with a couple each in England and Switzerland. Although they would have faced much more competition for places in their birth countries' national teams than Kioso does, so hopefully he will come on board - with Coleman likely in his last campaign, it'd be good to have a talented young full-back coming through
    There’s really not a lot of right backs at all eligible for our underage sides. Ebosele who might be a winger or a right back and Lee O’Connor who might end up a centre midfielder. Andy Lyons at Bohs. Gavin Liam O’Brien also at Bohs. That’s pretty much all I can think of. I’d say it’s the weakest underage position we have overall.

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    Obviously no longer underage, but a similar age to Kioso - McNamara is an Irish right back who has had a great year.

    Other than the potential interest in capping Kioso because of his dual eligibility McNamara should be ahead of him for a call up. Which is a bit mad because McNamara was behind O'Connor at Under 21 level less than a year ago.
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    wouldnt worry about a right back when we need a playmaker.

    Anyone could play right back/left back with a bit of grit!!!! It is better to have specialists as fullbacks like Irwin, Beglin, Stevens, Carr, Phelan, etc etc

    we still got seamus young doherty the Cyrus, browne can play there and Horgan could play there if teached when to go when to stop

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    I could try Molumby there, he has some engine and he is very combative, acts and reacts like an uruguayan player. Maybe he was born in Montevideo and his real name is Walter Ostolaza (typicial uruguayan name and surname ...it is a joke)

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    I don't know a lot about him but apparently Cameron McGeehan of Oostende in Belgium, a 26-year-old midfielder who has previously played at underage level for the North, qualifies to play for us. He's played 21 matches, scoring 3 goals, in a season that was curtailed by injury.

    'My full focus is now on club. I will look at a possible international career later. I played for the national youth of Northern Ireland (through the connection with his grandmother, ed.), But I feel too little connected with the country. Through my (grand) parents I can play for the national teams of England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland, but that is not a priority now.'

    https://www.hln.be/oostende/cameron-...pens~a87882cb/
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    Two goals for Kieran Dowell for Norwich today. Has played underage for England - but Wikipedia page states he is eligible for us. As an attacking midfielder he would face a lot competition to get near the English side. It may be possible to poach him. Apparently his full name is Kieran O’Neill Dowell. We’re unlikely to have many attacking players in Premier League next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyowen1 View Post
    Two goals for Kieran Dowell for Norwich today. Has played underage for England - but Wikipedia page states he is eligible for us. As an attacking midfielder he would face a lot competition to get near the English side. It may be possible to poach him. Apparently his full name is Kieran O’Neill Dowell. We’re unlikely to have many attacking players in Premier League next year.
    He played for England U21 at the Euros in June 2019 when he was 21 years old. Pretty sure that rules him out with the new rules.

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    I think Kenny has already confirmed that Dowell wasnt qualified anyway

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    I'm fairly sure there was a further change to the rules a few months ago which advised that the capped after 21st birthday rule would only apply to appearances from September 2020 onwards, as players who were affected by the rule who had been capped earlier would be unfairly discriminated against, having had no way of knowing at the time the impact that underage or senior cap would have on their future international career options. This was after the ruling was challenged by a would be Moroccan international who had been capped by Spain I think.

    Kenny said previously that Dowell didn't qualify for us, but didn't elaborate. Now possibly it's as simple as him not having an Irish grandparent and if so, he obviously can't play for us.

    But possibly Kenny was referring to him having been capped by England underage after his 21st birthday. Initially it seemed that ruled him ineligible for us but that is no longer the case. If that was the issue Kenny was referring to he is now eligible for us again.

    Hope that makes sense...

    Edit: Here is the article about the Moroccan player:

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/africa/55947563
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyowen1 View Post
    Two goals for Kieran Dowell for Norwich today. Has played underage for England - but Wikipedia page states he is eligible for us. As an attacking midfielder he would face a lot competition to get near the English side. It may be possible to poach him. Apparently his full name is Kieran O’Neill Dowell. We’re unlikely to have many attacking players in Premier League next year.
    They'll all have to up their game a little bit to get regular game time but it's entirely possible we'll see four young attackers playing and scoring for Premier League Teams next season - Connolly, Idah, Obafemi and Odubeko. There's even an outside chance that Troy Parrott and Evan Ferguson could line out before the end of the season but they would have to really impress in the Autumn and Winter at whatever level they're at

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    Christy Pym is back from injury to start for Peterborough today.

    With Keiren Westwood's Sheffield Wednesday getting relegated, he's potentially the goalkeeper available to us who'll be playing regularly at the highest level next season - assuming he definitely qualifies, which he seems to.

    Given his 3 England U20 caps would the transfer of association necessarily have to go through a lengthy arbitration process?
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    Will probably need to get FIFA clearance - although under 20 is non competitive which might make it easier. As long as he has an Irish parent or grandparent the Under 20 caps certainly won't stop him declaring for us if he wants to.

    Only thing I'd say against him is that he's a bit small for an international keeper.
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    Ryan Johansson finally eligible -> will join up with U21 squad.

    Report via Éire Guide
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    Independent reporting it and the 42. Dan McDonnell in the Indo: https://www.independent.ie/sport/soc...-40417713.html

    No direct quotes but I like this line, particularly since it is coming from his Swedish father: Johansson's father Thomas this morning told Independent.ie that correspondence with FIFA had confirmed that his son could now pursue his wish to play for Ireland.

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    Yes, looks like Johansson is an Ireland player. I really hope it works out well for him with us because he has had to go through more hoops than most to play for us. Also once he plays for us it's final, no going back, so I really hope he makes the grade.
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    Hes 20 now, has he been anywhere near the Sevilla 1st team since he moved there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razors left peg View Post
    Hes 20 now, has he been anywhere near the Sevilla 1st team since he moved there?
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    I think he's been out injured for much of the season.

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    Seville have him on a 6 year contract, which sounds good but may not actually equate to a 6 year contract in the strict meaning of the term. I thought he had been photographed almost kissing the badge of Sweden or was it just 'over the moon' at the opportunity to declare for Sweden? It's a curious situation now that Luxembourg have overtaken Ireland. Maybe he thinks he has a better chance to get into the Irish team than Luxembourg. As it stands now he's a long shot, 5000/1, currently Dunphy has a better chance of getting the Ireland job than Ryan has of coming close to cementing his place in the team.

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