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    Anybody know if this Calum Scanlon lad has an Irish link? Highly rated 15 year old who Liverpool are buying from Birmingham.

    https://www.transfermarkt.com/calum-...spieler/796298

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    AllyJohnston young irish right midfielder / right wingback, irish mother, canadian father, called up by the canadian nat team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bielsa´s irish View Post
    AllyJohnston young irish right midfielder / right wingback, irish mother, canadian father, called up by the canadian nat team
    Wikipedia reckons the mother is from Newtownards. And the father is Canadian so the first name "Allistair" could well have been selected by the mother. Wouldn't say he's on our end.

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    Anyone familiar with Anthony Gordon, a midfielder who started for Everton this weekend? According to wikipedia, he's eligible for us.

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    Bamford has made his position on an England call up clear. Unless there's any evidence of a change in mindset from him, do not discuss him in this thread

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    Sorry if already discussed. But lewis o Brien of huddersfield ? Anyone know if he qualifies?

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    Peter Kioso recalled from his Bolton loan today by Luton. Linked to League 1 Northampton Town, so would be a division higher than he was playing at Bolton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirambler View Post
    Peter Kioso recalled from his Bolton loan today by Luton. Linked to League 1 Northampton Town, so would be a division higher than he was playing at Bolton.
    His international allegiance is still unclear, he did say a few years ago he wanted to play for the Democratic Republic of Congo: https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/08/0...ungster-peter/
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    His international allegiance is still unclear, he did say a few years ago he wanted to play for the Democratic Republic of Congo: https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2016/08/0...ungster-peter/
    There was a newspaper interview with Kioso a few months ago where he suggested both Ireland and Congo were still options so I wouldn't rule him out just yet.

    However he's a few months overage for the next under 21 campaign unfortunately so it would have to be a senior call up and he's nowhere near that at the moment.

    Without knowing much about them I suspect the DR Congo senior squad is easier to get into than ours.
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    Roberto Lynch Sánchez? Having a great game so far, eligible??...his father name is Gabriel, his dad really looks like Elvis Costello.

    https://www.brightonandhovealbion.co...Maria%20Isabel.

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    Louie Barry posted a nice photo of himself wearing an irish jersey with his grandfather after an u15 or 16 game to mark the anniversary of the passing of his grandfather, who he described as “the greatest man in his life” and hoping he was doing him proud. I’d previously seen him describe his grandfather as the proudest grandfather ever when he played for ireland. Obviously huge likelihood that he ends up at England but maybe just 95% rather than 100%

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    I think the invisible hand of FA and the english flag wont let any hot prospect to declare for the nat team, when they are rejected then, if they are secnd hand youngsters, then you have a chance. Agents and suits are denting the irish national team from these dual nationality player.

    What happened with Grealish Rice has been a tremendous situation for the progress of the irish football. Its like a boomerang.

    Anyway I support what MON said about it ...if a player wants to play for the Republic they have the means of communication to let FAI know about it.

    Ditto this there is a huge pressure on irish players born in England

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    I notice a 17 year old named Ryan Finnigan is on the bench for Southampton in the FA Cup today. Very little info about him online, but identified as English. Any idea on Irish links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elatedscum View Post
    Louie Barry posted a nice photo of himself wearing an irish jersey with his grandfather after an u15 or 16 game to mark the anniversary of the passing of his grandfather, who he described as “the greatest man in his life” and hoping he was doing him proud. I’d previously seen him describe his grandfather as the proudest grandfather ever when he played for ireland. Obviously huge likelihood that he ends up at England but maybe just 95% rather than 100%
    Turning in his grave now

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishfan86 View Post
    I notice a 17 year old named Ryan Finnigan is on the bench for Southampton in the FA Cup today. Very little info about him online, but identified as English. Any idea on Irish links?
    https://www.southamptonfc.com/news/2...list-2020-2021
    This says he's a midfielder and has been at Southampton since he was 9.

    https://www.southamptonfc.com/news/2...cademy-2020-21
    This says he's a central midfielder under contract until 2023.

    It all reads like it was written by PR drones who've never met any of the people involved.

    https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2020/12/1...e-saints-star/
    This calls him a "deep-lying midfielder" but doesn't seem to have any source other than the article above.

    I can't see anything to say one way or another. Big ginger head on him: he looks Irish, if I'm allowed say that. Not that there haven't been a load of Irish-qualifying lads opting for England in this generation anyway, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

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