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    Cool Will Keane (F Wigan b.1993)

    Ha ha nice misleading title!!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...Cup-final.html

    Manchester United 3 Chelsea 0: Keane and Morrison send Reds into Youth Cup final

    Will Keane scored a hat-trick to see Manchester United through to the FA Youth Cup final.
    But it was Ravel Morrison, Unitedís 18-year-old striker, who showed why he is being talked about as the most naturally talented footballer to come through the Old Trafford ranks since Paul Scholes.


    http://www.douban.com/group/topic/15619475/

    Oh and for the Irish amongst us wondering about his second name (considering we have had Roy and Robbie Keane play for Ireland in the last couple of years) yes he is eligible to play for Ireland but he has represented England at youth level. His twin brother Michael who also plays for Uniteds academy has declared himself for Ireland though!

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    Can't you just see the headlines now in 2022... Keane has the Will to lead Ireland.
    20 years after Saipan another World Cup has come to Asia and Ireland's captain believes...
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    Michael seems to have improved well this year and Himself and Mcginty are first choice in utd s defence now. You would have to think that William would be up for switching. That Morrison is crazily overrated by the way

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    is Brady overage for the youth cup?
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    Damn, I thought this was going to be news that he'd switched to us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    Can't you just see the headlines now in 2022... Keane has the Will to lead Ireland.
    20 years after Saipan another World Cup has come to Asia and Ireland's captain believes...
    With the fuel elements of the media extract from this forum's rumour mill, I can just see the headlines tomorrow:

    Will he or won't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyInvincible View Post
    With the fuel elements of the media extract from this forum's rumour mill, I can just see the headlines tomorrow:

    Will he or won't he?
    One of may favourite past-times is looking at "news" that I saw here first.

    The James McCarthy story wwas one of foot's finer moments.

    Anyway, is there any movement on this lad's decision or is it a done deal that he's tanning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    Anyway, is there any movement on this lad's decision?
    I have followed the progress of many of our young players at Manchester United over the years, and hoped that Michael Keane's decision to represent us would spur something similar on the part of his more talented twin, William. However, no such decision has been forthcoming and I don't think that there has ever been any speculation regarding a switch.

    He has been highly rated at United for quite some time, and his style of play has drawn comparisons with Teddy Sheringham. So.....definitely a player we could do with.
    Last edited by The Fly; 21/04/2011 at 6:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    One of may favourite past-times is looking at "news" that I saw here first.

    The James McCarthy story wwas one of foot's finer moments.
    Of course, Shane Ferguson remains a work in progress.

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    can't we make him play for us against his will like we did with all our Northern-born players?

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    I find this one quite odd as their father is a Dub and with Michael already committed to us, well, I know if it was my house my father wouldn't be in the slightest bit pleased if England was chosen ahead of Ireland. That's probably a gross understatement actually. I do realise they were both born and raised in England but I couldn't think of anything much better than representing my father's country (who also happen to actually be, y'know, good) alongside my twin brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yard of Pace View Post
    I find this one quite odd as their father is a Dub and with Michael already committed to us, well, I know if it was my house my father wouldn't be in the slightest bit pleased if England was chosen ahead of Ireland. That's probably a gross understatement actually. I do realise they were both born and raised in England but I couldn't think of anything much better than representing my father's country (who also happen to actually be, y'know, good) alongside my twin brother.

    Would be interesting if they played against each other in an Ireland v England match!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yard of Pace View Post
    I find this one quite odd as their father is a Dub and with Michael already committed to us, well, I know if it was my house my father wouldn't be in the slightest bit pleased if England was chosen ahead of Ireland. That's probably a gross understatement actually. I do realise they were both born and raised in England but I couldn't think of anything much better than representing my father's country (who also happen to actually be, y'know, good) alongside my twin brother.
    I think everyone's different. I know Martin Keown said his Irish-born parents were happy he represented England because they wanted to give back to the country that had provided them with a good life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    I think everyone's different. I know Martin Keown said his Irish-born parents were happy he represented England because they wanted to give back to the country that had provided them with a good life.
    Quite right. You also would have to take into consideration the generational difference here. Will's dad is unlikely to have been under the financial pressure that Martin Keown's parents were. Pure speculation mind you but just hazarding a guess.

    Also should we read anything that he's called Will rather than Liam? Maybe the mother is Ingerlish?

    We could have our own Boateng sitchyashun if they were ever to play each other!
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    their mother is English i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    I think everyone's different. I know Martin Keown said his Irish-born parents were happy he represented England because they wanted to give back to the country that had provided them with a good life.
    Ah they were only saying that. What would you expect them to say after the fact? They were gutted and felt like disowning him?

    And I'd imagine if his father wasn't seething with rage then many of his relations were!

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    they both played Gaelic football underage as well in manchester

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yard of Pace View Post
    Ah they were only saying that. What would you expect them to say after the fact? They were gutted and felt like disowning him?

    And I'd imagine if his father wasn't seething with rage then many of his relations were!
    He had no chance of getting into the Irish team (& looks should not account for everything) - no problem accommodating him within the English set up at the time.

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    Not that it matters to us, but he has been shown the door at United. He played for QPR for the second half of last season and well, I cant say I'm surprised

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...er-United.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckydee View Post
    Not that it matters to us, but he has been shown the door at United. He played for QPR for the second half of last season and well, I cant say I'm surprised

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...er-United.html
    I think it will often be the case that a player we think we have lost out on turns out to be not that good anyway,
    so when a young player does elect not to play for us I am never too disappointed the odds of them, making it big
    are always stacked against them anyway.
    However I am being a bit premature in writing them off at such young age, plenty of good players have been let go by
    clubs in the past, and of course Arsenal didn't think Gareth Bale had a future at Arsenal.


    Also have a surname like Keane is a bit of a double edged sword, it is sure to attract attention
    but it is going to be hard to live up to the expectations, as Roy proved (lol joke).

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