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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneWhoKnocks View Post
    Any wonder!

    England wouldn't bring a Championship player to an Intl tournament unless they were a third choice keeper.
    Nobody cares about players who aren't in the England squad
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneWhoKnocks View Post
    Any wonder!

    England wouldn't bring a Championship player to an Intl tournament unless they were a third choice keeper.
    Maybe he'll play at PL level some day. Do you not rate him?

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    Interesting read...

    http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepage/sport/irishfootball/7170527/Callum-ODowda-aimed-for-Ireland-squad-despite-playing-in-League-Two-and-has-delivered-on-his-promise.html


    WHEN Callum O’Dowda was asked his ambitions at the start of the season, he thought big and was met with laughter.

    Despite having had to cancel a dream holiday with his girlfriend, O’Dowda is the one smiling now.

    Already, he has helped Oxford United to promotion, scored a goal at Wembley — albeit in a defeat — and, in theory at least, is in with a chance of gatecrashing Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad.

    Not bad for a 21-year-old who has never played higher than League Two.

    O’Dowda said: “It’s a bit weird because I spoke to one of the Press officers at Oxford and they said ‘What are your aims and ambitions this year, not only with Oxford, but with Ireland?’

    “I did say I wanted to see if I could try to push into the senior team in Ireland and he laughed at me and said, ‘Are you serious?’

    “And I said, ‘Yeah, I’m deadly serious’. I didn’t make a bet with him, I should have.

    “That was my aim, I wanted ten goals as well and, spookily, I have got ten goals. I could say 12 because I’ve scored two for the Under-21s.”

    It was his performance against Italy for Noel King’s side which caught the eye of Martin O’Neill, who had already seen him score in the Johnstone’s Paints Trophy final defeat to Barnsley.

    O’Dowda revealed: “He said that I had a really good game and that he would be keeping tabs on me. I was waiting for the squad to be released and it was a big moment for me.

    “I had a holiday booked in Aruba with my girlfriend Isabelle. That got cancelled straight away.

    “I don’t know if she liked that and I didn’t have insurance so I lost out on all of it. But I’d take this any day.

    “I’m glad to be here and hopefully I can catch the manager’s eye. I want to show people what I can do.

    “And if I can get on the plane, then fantastic. If not, I will be working hard next season.”

    Grandson of the late tenor Brendan O’Dowda who settled in England, Callum claims not to have inherited any of his musical ability and had not decided what song he would perform for his squad initiation.

    He said: “He passed away years ago but I’ll always remember him, going to the house in Fareham.

    He had a strong Irish accent. Hopefully I’m doing him proud.”

    Younger sister Jade is a talented pentathlete while father Brendan now helps to look after his affairs following his retirement from the police force.

    O’Dowdy was linked with a move to Derby County in January but said: “There’s been speculation all-year round with me.

    “If there’s stuff on social media I try not to look at it. But it’s in your face sometimes and you do read it.

    “I’ve still got a couple of years left on my contract so we’ll see what happens.”

    He is honest enough to admit that, while being an ardent Oxford fan growing up, Ireland attracted less of his attention.

    But he added: “As soon as the opportunity came I grabbed it with both hands. I would like to thank Noel King for bringing me into the Under-21s in March 2015.

    “He has been good for my development. I am delighted to be here and I want to put my mark down.”
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    Callum O'Dowda 2015/2016 season highlights promotional video:


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    There's something a bit special about him eh? I know it's Lg2 and it's a highlights package but he has a great maturity and composure about him with a range of tricks, passing, shooting and defensive work. Reminds me of a faster Duffer tbh.

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    He has a great surname too. 'O'Dowda'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    There's something a bit special about him eh? I know it's Lg2 and it's a highlights package but he has a great maturity and composure about him with a range of tricks, passing, shooting and defensive work. Reminds me of a faster Duffer tbh.
    It's a highlughts package that shows him doing monkey work as well. Very nice.

    It takes a lot to knock him down and he's always looking for the inside pass or a switch to someone. Is nice.

    Have to say I enjoyed the little bit we got to see of him and Eunan tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneWhoKnocks View Post
    He has a great surname too. 'O'Dowda'.

    No Dowda bout it.

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    Shame he is not on the plane, I'd take him, him and Padraig Amond, indeed I'd fly them there myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricky_colour View Post
    Shame he is not on the plane, I'd take him, him and Padraig Amond, indeed I'd fly them there myself.
    He'd probably be as good as Murphy currently is - 22 caps and no goals. I am sure Padraig could easily match that statistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Maybe he'll play at PL level some day. Do you not rate him?
    He was bright last night. I think he'll play PL some day. Especially when you compare his to other debuts and wingers. He looks to have the lot. Every time he got the ball he looked really positive and if something he was going to create something.

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    He was born in April 1995, making him the first player born after USA '94 to play for the senior team
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    His playing style reminds me more of Gareth Bale than Aiden McGeady, without going overboard.

    Callum agrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post

    I agree too, I though he looked rather Bale-esque he is certainly not a McGeady clone.


    Hence it is a real pity he is not going, just a question of who to leave out, Murphy springs to mind.

    He has done nothing in an Irish shirt.

    He does even look a bit like Bale.

    Mind you he could still go if there is an injury, I am thinking maybe Keane might break Murphy's jaw in training.

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    Funny that, I really do get the feeling someone will drop out before the Sweden game and a call up will be required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Funny that, I really do get the feeling someone will drop out before the Sweden game and a call up will be required.
    And is a call-up permitted then, yeah? I don't know the rules on that one but a few are suggesting it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    And is a call-up permitted then, yeah? I don't know the rules on that one but a few are suggesting it is.
    44.03
    Should a listed player become seriously injured or ill before his team’s first match
    in the final tournament, he may only be substituted if a doctor from the UEFA
    Medical Committee and the team doctor concerned both confirm that the injury
    or illness is sufficiently serious to prevent the player from taking part in the final
    tournament. Subject to the final approval of the UEFA administration, this injured
    or ill player may be replaced on the list of 23 players registered for participation in
    the final tournament.

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    Yes if Murphy was to fall from Keane's hotel window and break both his legs we could call up a replacement.

    Alternative we could play Murphy up front as usual, I doubt it would make much difference to his strike rate of 0%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricky_colour View Post
    Yes if Murphy was to fall from Keane's hotel window and break both his legs we could call up a replacement.

    Alternative we could play Murphy up front as usual, I doubt it would make much difference to his strike rate of 0%.

    Here's Murphy preparing to go onto the pitch v Sweden after Tricky's push from Keane's Hotel window.
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    Never seen him so mobile before!

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