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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom View Post
    Ah come on, for the love of god, do you truly believe that? You're allowed to be critical of the manager every once in a while JB, you won't have to go to mass to seek absolution.
    i will never be critical just for the sake of it. we havent even kicked a ball under mick yet.
    id say mick was previously aware of crowley to an extent since he took over but more likely just to the back of his mind. understandable given crowley has only confirmed his commitment to us last week.

    if micks last time in charge is anything to go by he has a proven record of finding players. the squad needed a massive overhaul the last time and he unearthed a load of players not on anyones radar at the end of Jacks time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom View Post
    I just would have expected him to know Dan Crowley, considering he was pretty high profile at Arsenal while playing for Ireland underage and also playing for Mick's hometown team.
    I with you on this one for this very reason. He absolutely should know Crowley and I'd have expected him to have least watched him on TV by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Garcia View Post
    Exactly - the size of the player pool does not excuse such a degree of detachment
    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    I with you on this one for this very reason. He absolutely should know Crowley and I'd have expected him to have least watched him on TV by now.
    Lads, come on... he says in there that he does know Crowley but hasn't seen him play yet. I think you're being fierce harsh. He cant be/see everywhere all the time for every Tom, Dick and Harry or even know every single player that might be eligible for us - that is not his job. That's why he has his team around him. As I said to Kingdom above, I think this shows that he has a system working where his team bring him recommendations and then Mick goes and figures it out. Now, you'd hope that he would make it his business to check out Crowley sooner rather than later and evaluate whether he thinks he can use him but this all seems a little dramatic.

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    I'd normally agree I just think Crowley is high profile enough that Mick would be a bit more clued in, especially after Crowley making noises about wanting a call up last September. We don't have many Tom, Dick and Harry's playing on the continent so that'd make him stand out more too, or at least I would've thought so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    I with you on this one for this very reason. He absolutely should know Crowley and I'd have expected him to have least watched him on TV by now.
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    Think some on here are being a little harsh on Mick and maybe equally guilty of talking Daniel Crowley into something he may not be. McCarthy could very well be playing the whole thing down and not making Crowley into the next big thing. It is great that Daniel Crowley has declared for us, As soon as the paperwork is finalised -McCarthy will include him and see what he is made of. Think Mick McCarthy is a breath of fresh air who tells it as it is, His response to Rice was first class, while Bamford is very much in the last chance saloon.

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    Interesting look back from RTE, at McCarthy's team from his first match last time (a 2-0 friendly defeat against Russia in March 96): https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019...st-ireland-xi/
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    I think Mick could well be on the first plane to Holland after he sees us in action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post
    I think Mick could well be on the first plane to Holland after he sees us in action.
    Think he’s gotten half price tickets off the Dutch FA before

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    I thought the Tony O'Donoghue post match interview with Mick was hilarious with Tony trying to set off on a nice, even obsequious, tone and Mick instead lambasting the performance which was really Tony's role in the past. Gift Grub had a laugh at it this am.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    The pre game Gift Grub, this season's first episode Radio Roy was also good fun.
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    Yes I heard that one. Brilliant how he thinks up these quips so speedily.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Good piece here by Brian O’Connor in the Irish Times. I think many of us do really appreciate Mick but obviously there are still a lot of detractors. Honestly he has done wonders with very limited resources during this campaign. Kenny looks like a promising coach but if we do qualify and perform well at the Euros, it will feel wrong to make that transition (maybe though that rare thing for a manager to leave on a positive note): https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soc...all-1.4041888?

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