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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathalsmart View Post
    I was in my fcuk breaking rules. Reported for false accusations and abuse of power.
    Are you Maria Bailey coz ya sound full of the Baileys !

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    Are you Maria Bailey coz ya sound full of the Baileys !
    Atleast I donít make false accusations... just because I canít find one in the comment of the person I want to accuse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathalsmart View Post
    I was in my fcuk breaking rules. Reported for false accusations and abuse of power.
    There's that wonderful attitude again.

    Now, Conor Hourihane is a great player isn't he? Good to see him in Premiership next year.
    Folding my way into the big money!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    Now, Conor Hourihane is a great player isn't he? Good to see him in Premiership next year.
    John McGinn too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    John McGinn too.
    He plays for that flop nation right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Grise View Post
    Definitely good news for Ireland and Hourihane, and as for Whelan - the comeback kid? Always thought he did a better unobserved job in midfield than a lot of his detractors did - 'marking' space, cutting off runs, the kind of unrewarding stuff that allows team mates to do their jobs. Not sure Hogan will make it into either club's 25 man squad, but we live in hope.
    From what I saw, he was playing a lot deeper, almost in the Whelan role. Worth thinking about as an option there as Whelan wont be around for ever, and we may want to accommodate Connell or Crowley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third policeman View Post
    From what I saw, he was playing a lot deeper, almost in the Whelan role.
    Yes he was and played well there too. Dean Smith was asked if it was a difficult choice between the two afterwards. He complimented both players but said Hourihane's influence in turning the semi final in Villa's direction swung it for him.

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    I was watching the other playoff final and Josh Cullen seemed to be doing a good deep/central role too. Nothing flash, but keeping the ball moving always. I’d say he might look better suited to that position than Hourihane. Hourihane looked lost when played deep by O’Neill and I think he has something more positive to offer in the opponent’s half.

    Hourihane definitely played deeper yesterday and did nothing wrong but he was less obviously impressive than in the semi-final and at other times this season when he played higher up the pitch. A UK paper (The Times?) did a tactical analysis of Smith’s management at the weekend and they showed a picture of 6 players ahead of the ball as an example of their commitment to positive football. I’d say Smith thought being more conservative yesterday was a better approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Yes he was and played well there too. Dean Smith was asked if it was a difficult choice between the two afterwards. He complimented both players but said Hourihane's influence in turning the semi final in Villa's direction swung it for him.
    Thought of Hourihane as an average to slightly above avearage player. But I have to say he played wonderfully well for Villa at Wembley yesterday. He broke up more than a couple of Derby attacks and distributed the ball brilliantly. Top marks to him.

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