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Thread: James McClean (M Stoke b.1989)

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    Seems to have been shown the door by Michael O'Neill:

    'Adam Davies and Joe Allen will meet up with the squad after leave following their Euros campaign with Wales but James McClean, Tom Ince, Lee Gregory and Sam Vokes have not travelled as they search for a new start away from the club.'

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    I'm sure another Championship side would snap him up but would be interesting to see if he fancied a change. I'm thinking Celtic, for obvious reasons, or the MLS because he was close to a move there before.

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    He was last seen posting pictures of himself on social media wearing the full Germany kit prior to England's clash with the Germans in the last 16 of the Euros.

    Unlike seemingly most people nowadays, I absolutely believe in his right to cause maximum offence online without the accompanying abuse, cancellation and death threats, if that's his thing. But it's not terribly helpful in terms of career progression and avoiding the online verbal attacks he so often complains about. And I can't blame his club manager if he's finally had enough of the distractions and negative publicity McClean's actions so often bring about.

    For this reason amongst others I'd prefer to see him move away from England to pastures new as well. The MLS may indeed be a good move, if that option is still available to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trequartista20 View Post
    He was last seen posting pictures of himself on social media wearing the full Germany kit prior to England's clash with the Germans in the last 16 of the Euros.

    Unlike seemingly most people nowadays, I absolutely believe in his right to cause maximum offence online without the accompanying abuse, cancellation and death threats, if that's his thing. But it's not terribly helpful in terms of career progression and avoiding the online verbal attacks he so often complains about. And I can't blame his club manager if he's finally had enough of the distractions and negative publicity McClean's actions so often bring about.

    For this reason amongst others I'd prefer to see him move away from England to pastures new as well. The MLS may indeed be a good move, if that option is still available to him.
    Perhaps he fancies a go in Germany ! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trequartista20 View Post
    He was last seen posting pictures of himself on social media wearing the full Germany kit prior to England's clash with the Germans in the last 16 of the Euros.

    Unlike seemingly most people nowadays, I absolutely believe in his right to cause maximum offence online without the accompanying abuse, cancellation and death threats, if that's his thing. But it's not terribly helpful in terms of career progression and avoiding the online verbal attacks he so often complains about. And I can't blame his club manager if he's finally had enough of the distractions and negative publicity McClean's actions so often bring about.

    For this reason amongst others I'd prefer to see him move away from England to pastures new as well. The MLS may indeed be a good move, if that option is still available to him.
    Him and his boy were wearing the full Italian kit yesterday on instagram too. I get what you're saying (might become untouchable, despite performances which have been decent for Stoke etc) but i also admire him for it. The English fans have proven themselves time and again to be septic (as a broad collective - including last night and the 12 stabbings and racist abuse of those poor young players) and if he wants to antagonize them into continuing to shame themselves based on some juvenile trolling, then i have no problem with it.

    I dont think Celtic would be a healthy move for anyone involved. If he could get a move to MLS he'd be far enough away to cash in for a few years but i also wouldnt be surprised to see him move home sooner than later.

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    The only thing about a move home would be that he might not keep his place in the Ireland squad. And we know that country comes before club for him. Would he move back to Derry and keep his place? I doubt it.

    I would envisage that move taking place in a couple of years, particularly if he gets dropped at international level.

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    MLS would be a great move for him but I can't see where he'd wind up if he wants a Designated Player contract.

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    The problem with his latest activities is that it hasnt just offended the racists it will also have offended decent fans and people who work and play for his club. Been said many times but he doesn't make things easy for himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiffRaff View Post
    The problem with his latest activities is that it hasnt just offended the racists it will also have offended decent fans and people who work and play for his club. Been said many times but he doesn't make things easy for himself.
    people are too easily offended so...... anyone offended by mcclean and his kids wearing the italy tops needs a reality check

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbyrne View Post
    people are too easily offended so...... anyone offended by mcclean and his kids wearing the italy tops needs a reality check
    100% correct
    Balaclava disgraceful
    Italian jerseys is a bit of craic

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiffRaff View Post
    The problem with his latest activities is that it hasnt just offended the racists it will also have offended decent fans and people who work and play for his club. Been said many times but he doesn't make things easy for himself.
    If I'd had death threats for declining to wear the poppy, I suspect I'd be disinclined to give a **** what any of those people think too. If he'd received more support in those instances from the same people wringing their hands over racial abuse being dished out to their own players after the penalty misses, he might not be quite so quick to wind them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbyrne View Post
    people are too easily offended so...... anyone offended by mcclean and his kids wearing the italy tops needs a reality check
    Offended may not have been the right word but people I work with were gutted on monday morning. I'm not sure they would have seen the funny side if I wore an Italy top into work

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiffRaff View Post
    Offended may not have been the right word but people I work with were gutted on monday morning. I'm not sure they would have seen the funny side if I wore an Italy top into work
    You could have worn the Italian top and the balaclava and they wouldn't have known it was you and it would have been funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    You could have worn the Italian top and the balaclava and they wouldn't have known it was you and it would have been funny.
    It could have been deadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    You could have worn the Italian top and the balaclava and they wouldn't have known it was you and it would have been funny.
    I concur!
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