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    Eunan O'Kane

    He's been one of ours for long enough and doesn't seem to have his own thread, so...

    Scored to put League One Bournemouth 1-0 up at Wigan in the FA Cup. His U21 teammate Rob Kiernan is on the Wigan bench.

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    Like poor Séamie "Shoulder-Barge" Coleman, it appears young Eunan still has to shake off some of his lingering GAA instincts: http://thescore.thejournal.ie/video-...aign=from_page

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    DERRY NATIVE EUNAN O’Kane conceded a bizarre penalty in Bournemouth’s defeat against Walsall — when he chipped the ball up into his own hands and caught it.

    Bournemouth were trailing 2-1 on Saturday when O’Kane, who scored against Wigan in the FA Cup third round this month, thought he heard the referee whistle for a free-kick.

    To try and get the game moving again, the Republic of Ireland U21 international flicked the ball up and caught it before realising that the whistle was all in his head.

    Will Grigg scored the resulting penalty, killing off any chance of a comeback, and O’Kane took to Twitter later that evening to apologise to the fans.

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    Clip starts at 1:03:20

    Insane match.

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    O'Kane is on the senior squad's stand-by list for the upcoming Latvia and Poland friendly: http://www.goal.com/en-ie/news/3942/...-ireland-place

    The Derry native is on stand-by for the forthcoming friendly encounters and is hopeful that he can push on and earn a full call-up to the senior squad

    Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O'Kane is hoping to stake his claim for a place in the Republic of Ireland squad after being placed "on stand-by" for the upcoming friendlies against Latvia and Poland.

    The 23-year-old Derry native, who has previously been capped at under-21 level for the Boys in Green, admitted that it was "good" to be in the thoughts of the new managerial team of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.

    "It was good to be put on stand-by and was better than not being involved at all," O'Kane told the Bournemouth Daily Echo. "I hope to get capped sometime in the future and it is nice to know I am in their thoughts.

    "If I can keep putting in performances and playing well at this level, hopefully, my chance will come."

    The former Coleraine and Torquay United midfielder believes that the appointment of O'Neill and Keane "will be great for the country as a whole" and paid particular attention to the influence of the new assistant manager.

    "Once Martin O'Neill's name had been mentioned for the position, I don't think there was any surprise when he got the job," added O'Kane.

    "I think the biggest shock was Roy Keane going with him because everyone had seen him as a possible candidate. I think it will be great for the country as a whole and Roy Keane's influence will raise everyone's spirits.

    "There will be a feelgood factor in the country and I don't think anyone can question Martin O’Neill's credentials as a manager.

    "Everywhere he has been, he has done well and, hopefully, he will be able to recreate that in international games."

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    That's a bit unexpected. He's hardly turning up trees for Bournemouth, is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    That's a bit unexpected. He's hardly turning up trees for Bournemouth, is he?
    Interesting indeed. I wasn't aware that he was, but maybe they have seen something in him, his club are overachieving a bit so far, hopefully he is having a big part in that.

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    He's been on the bench a fair bit from what I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    He's been on the bench a fair bit from what I've seen.
    Very strange in that case. Has Arter been more involved there than him ?

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    I haven't been following Arter really but soccerbase says O'Kane has started 10 and Arter 11 of Bournemouth's 17 games, so not much to tell between. Ian Harte has started 8 games so if O'Kane makes the step up you can be sure Harte will be exploding on the twitter and claiming Roy Keane doesn't even know he's Irish.

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    http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/spo...tactical_nous/

    O'Kane gaining plaudits at Bournemouth.

    With Hoolahan and Reid turning 32 next summer, perhaps O'Kane could emerge as a viable option?

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    Just put Bournemouth 3-0 up against Shane Duffy's Yeovil.

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    http://www1.skysports.com/football/n...ers-in-january

    On form O'Kane coveted by other clubs.

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    We are hearing a host of Premier League and Championship clubs are set to cast an eye over highly-rated Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O'Kane during Saturday's FA Cup clash with Liverpool. Scouts are expected to flock to Dean Court to watch O'Kane as they weigh up moves for the former Everton youngster. O'Kane has been a standout performer for Bournemouth this season and his classy performances have not gone unnoticed higher up the football pyramid. Bournemouth are bracing themselves for bids for O'Kane from his suitors before the close of the transfer window next week.

    http://www1.skysports.com/transfer-centre/

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    http://www.independent.ie/sport/socc...-29945668.html

    Howe's philosophy suits a technically assured passer who is now at home in a role just in front of the back four. Size doesn't matter; keeping the ball does.


    O'Kane admits that he frequently encounters opponents with a direct style of play that he would struggle to implement, with Sheffield Wednesday a recent example.


    "I'm not being critical of them," he explains, "I just feel in that kind of set-up, for what their midfielders are expected to do, you can get people to do it better than me.


    "Here at Bournemouth we have a manager who wants to play football, and trusts me to do jobs that bring out the best in me. He sticks to those principles at all times; if we stray away from them – even if we win – he reminds us of that."

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    Big weekend for the lad, he just hit the crossbar on soccer am!

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    Man of the match against Liverpool today. Was very influential as they more than held their own in terms of possession and territory for most of the game. Liverpool were just more clinical with their chances.
    http://thescore.thejournal.ie/victor...82696-Jan2014/

    Tallaght Stadium Regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by passinginterest View Post
    Man of the match against Liverpool today. Was very influential as they more than held their own in terms of possession and territory for most of the game. Liverpool were just more clinical with their chances.
    http://thescore.thejournal.ie/victor...82696-Jan2014/
    Roy Keane in attendance too.

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    I thought he was fairly average to be honest. Arter impressed me more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    I thought he was fairly average to be honest. Arter impressed me more.
    Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Scott Parker, Rio Ferdinand....

    Do John Terry or Frank Lampard have any less talented family members playing professional football that might be interested in playing for us? Might be worth looking into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneWhoKnocks View Post
    Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Scott Parker, Rio Ferdinand....

    Do John Terry or Frank Lampard have any less talented family members playing professional football that might be interested in playing for us? Might be worth looking into.
    John Terry's brother plays football as well

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    never mind, he's retired - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Te...8footballer%29
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