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    Republic of Ireland V Croatia - Wednesday, 10th August 2011 - Friendly

    Trap is naming the squad Friday, quite early isn't it? I suppose it gives the lads ample chance to pull out properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theworm2345 View Post
    Trap is naming the squad Friday, quite early isn't it? I suppose it gives the lads ample chance to pull out properly.
    There's a rhythm to Trap's method. However, will he be coy to us or interruptus with his thoughts on McCarthy and co.? I confidently predict a total abstinence from Anthony Stokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullivinho View Post
    I confidently predict a total abstinence from Anthony Stokes.
    Shouldn't be hard. Don't think there's 12 steps for that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theworm2345 View Post
    Trap is naming the squad Friday, quite early isn't it? I suppose it gives the lads ample chance to pull out properly.
    I think Trap's squad announcements for lesser games sometimes occur whenever he's handily in the country. FAI AGM this Saturday, so two birds with one stone.

    Plus, as you say, plenty of time so players can get their stories straight. Imagine there could be a lot of withdrawals due to pre-season/imminent EPL kick-off.
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    Yeah it will be funny to see who tries to get out of this one and what the "reason" is.

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    He named his squad for Argentina (11/8/10) on the 27/7/10, so he's naming it a good 11 days earlier this year if theworm is correct(probably is).

    The danger is, is that it gives managers and players plenty of opportunity to get a way out of it.
    Its not ideal for either, for players to miss at least two full days training on the week before the league starts. Especially with the number of our players likely to be at new clubs by then, and trying to get into the starting eleven.

    He named a 28 man squad last year. Probably a similiar number Friday.

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    Will any new faces get a call up for this match I wonder? Anthony Gerrard seems to have done well in defence for Hull last season was apparently voted their player of the season by the fans, maybe even Barry Maguire? doubt hes been cleared to play for Ireland yet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitudeRed View Post
    Will any new faces get a call up for this match I wonder? Anthony Gerrard seems to have done well in defence for Hull last season was apparently voted their player of the season by the fans, maybe even Barry Maguire? doubt hes been cleared to play for Ireland yet though.
    Or maybe that Chambers lad at Forest, but I have a feeling we could be dealing more with who hasnt been included after the no shows last time. A few new faces would make it interesting though.

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    From Ciaran O'Raghallaigh on Twitter:

    "Expect a pleasant surprise from today's Ireland squad announcement.... #fai"

    Hmmm. Player or something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwanVsDalton View Post
    From Ciaran O'Raghallaigh on Twitter:

    "Expect a pleasant surprise from today's Ireland squad announcement.... #fai"

    Hmmm. Player or something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwanVsDalton View Post
    From Ciaran O'Raghallaigh on Twitter:

    "Expect a pleasant surprise from today's Ireland squad announcement.... #fai"

    Hmmm. Player or something else?
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    My money's on Messi discovering his granny's maiden name is O'Shaughnessy and he wants to invoke a recent FIFA ruling that states "Messi can do whatever the hell he wants"
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    My money's on Messi discovering his granny's maiden name is O'Shaughnessy and he wants to invoke a recent FIFA ruling that states "Messi can do whatever the hell he wants"
    No way man, that's crazy.

    It's obviously about UEFA deciding the Hand Of Henry should be evened up by granting Ireland automatic passage to next year's Euro's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwanVsDalton View Post
    From Ciaran O'Raghallaigh on Twitter:

    "Expect a pleasant surprise from today's Ireland squad announcement.... #fai"

    Hmmm. Player or something else?
    Andy Reid would be certainly a pleasant surprise.

    Ireland wouldn't.

    Connolly would be an unbelievable surprise.

    So out, of those three I think Reid is most likely.
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    Follow up from O'Raghallaigh

    "1PM embargo (of sorts) on squad news. Let's say Trap is being quite the catholic. *might be more interesting to journos than fans..."

    Think that's forgiveness for the last squad's no shows then?
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    Yup. From Dan McDonnell:

    "James McCarthy, Marc Wilson, Darron Gibson included in Ireland squad for Croatia game. No place for Anthony Stokes."

    "Leon Best/Caleb Folan also excluded. Keane/Doyle/Walters/Long/Cox/Keogh are the strikers."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwanVsDalton View Post
    From Ciaran O'Raghallaigh on Twitter:

    "Expect a pleasant surprise from today's Ireland squad announcement.... #fai"

    Hmmm. Player or something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwanVsDalton View Post
    Yup. From Dan McDonnell:

    "James McCarthy, Marc Wilson, Darron Gibson included in Ireland squad for Croatia game. No place for Anthony Stokes."
    Over to you lads.

    I doubt we'll ever see Stokes named in another Trap squad.

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    Feel a tiny bit sorry for Stokes. At least he was more honest htan the others and didn't invent some phony injury
    I mean I don't feel too sorry for him but it seems he's been punished for pulling out and other lads haven't been
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