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    Quote Originally Posted by mark12345 View Post
    I haven't seen too much of O'Brien but have heard good things about him. If he's a future left back then great. At this point however, if I had to bet my life savings on it, I would say James McLean is our left back of the future. He has all the attributes to do the job long terms.

    I got the impression Mark O'Brien is an out-and-out centre half, who can fill in on a very temp measure at full-back.

    I'm convinced on McClean btw. Converting him to left-back and you've attacking talent on the flanks from deep that I've not seen in a long-time.
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    I've never seen anything to suggest he's anything other than a centre-half, and a very promising one at that. If he's adding more strings to his bow, all the better for his chances of making it at Derby.

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    For some reason, thought he has played at left back for Derby, but is a centre back by trade. Happy to be told I'm wrong on this, but does anyone know if he has played there for Derby? Also, in looking to find out more about him, I discovered he is Cliff Byrne's cousin.

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    He's only ever been selected centre back for Derby as far as I'm aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastric View Post
    Also, in looking to find out more about him, I discovered he is Cliff Byrne's cousin.
    That's crazy. "Chinny" was the classiest centre half when I was a schoolboy. He was far from physical and his Tolka team weren't particularly good, but he stood out a mile (they had another decent player, Hempenstall I think, and the winger Lancaster who moved to the production farm later).

    Cliff was always going to be a pro footballer, and it was a little surprising that his career never went higher than Scunthorpe. Didn't realise he was back in the LOI

    I'm also pretty sure he would have played on the Irish Under 16's that won in Scotland, only he got badly injured just after Xmas. I think!
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    Thanks for your help Lads. For some unknown reason, I thought he had played there on occasion.

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    I see Stuart McCall has resigned as Motherwell manager. Hopefully the new guy's an OB fan.

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    Mark O'Brien was back in the Motherwell side for their 1-0 win over lead leaders Dundee United. He picked up a yellow card. Judging from the highlights, Motherwell rode their luck, particularly in the first half. Great win for them though. The poor lineswoman was lucky Andy Gray wasn't commentating, she's no Sian Massey!

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    Caretaker boss Kenny Black's first selection showed two changes from McCall's last, with Craig Reid and Mark O'Brien coming into defence in place of the dropped Zaine Francis-Angol and the injured Stevie Hammell.

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    http://www.motherwelltimes.co.uk/spo...mark-1-3626212

    O'Brien acknowledges that his time at Derby is coming to an end; hopes for extended stay at Motherwell.

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    In the wars again at the weekend as Motherwell grind out a 1-0 win against ten man St. Mirren.

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    St Mirren's cause appeared to sail further off course when Thompson was dismissed eight minutes later. The former Scotland striker appeared to be unlucky as he tried to connect with a loose ball only to catch Mark O'Brien's shin as the Motherwell defender flew in from behind.



    Even finding themselves with a man advantage failed to breath life into Motherwell and it was St Mirren who came close to creating anything that could fairly be described as a chance in the first half.


    A powerful Marc McAusland header was deflected clear from in front of goal and it was not until five before the break that Josh Law's half-volley warmed the fingers of goalkeeper Mark Ridgers with Motherwell's first effort on target.


    Baraclough replaced the hobbling O'Brien and fellow defender David Ferguson with Fraser Kerr and striker Lee Erwin during the break as he attempted to introduce a goal threat.

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    extended his loan at Motherwell until the end of the season: http://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/2015/0...ends-his-loan/
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    I know there has been more recent comments on another, separate, thread for O'Brien, but I am going to post in this thread because it has more pages.

    http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Burton-A...ail/story.html

    Linked with a move to newly promoted L1 team Burton Albion.

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    signed for Luton Town on a two year deal: http://www.lutontown.co.uk/news/arti...r-2536398.aspx
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

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    What happened here this lad was tipped for greatness.
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    The article covers it pretty well.

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    Great performance tonight by O'Brien - really impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Garcia View Post
    Great performance tonight by O'Brien - really impressive.
    Good to see - at 26, there's still the chance that such an eye-catching performance could lead to a bigger club taking a punt on him - if there's been no extension that I'm unaware of, his contract expires in May and will be available for free - so not much to lose for a frugal Championship club, say. He's had a tough time with injuries, so I'm sure nobody would begrudge him leveraging today's game to get a good contract in the Summer

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    Agree - did a better job at shutting out the City attack than some Premier defences.

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    Two years after scoring the goal that kept Newport in the Football League, he scores the opening goal in a victory that puts them into the play-off positions: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48018491

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