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    I'm surprised that nugget of intel evaded our resident expert from Buenos Finglas.
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    I wouldn’t normally do this, but it came as a big surprise to hear that Kevin Moran is now officially a pensioner. There’s a photo of him in my home office, from ’85 – if you have to ask what game, you’re a whippersnapper – and he’s always been frozen in my mind as that young player I idolised since he was half the age I am now. And I was staring at the photo, with a choice between routine work or doing this so … this won out and work can wait, and happy birthday, Kevin Moran.

    Hearing that Kevin Moran is Sixty-five

    It’s a shock
    to hear a boyhood hero
    received his free bus pass today

    when you recall
    the colossus he was
    a bus parked against speeding forwards

    not quick or agile
    but solid – a Routemaster
    tipping bumpers on Porsches, or wing mirrors –

    because you know
    you know you’ll never see again the age
    his engine cooled and livery passed to legend


    (A nod to Pineapple Stu's greatest kits threads creeping in there, too!)
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    Kevin Moran is the best center back Ireland had produced alongside McGrath both were massive players. I think of him better than Dunne, O'Leary Oshea and Staunton Breen and Kenny Cunningham

    In fact If you ask me best Ireland 11 from retired players I would choose the best that Ive seen,
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    -----------Given-------------
    2---- 5-------4--------3
    Irwin McGrath Moran Beglin
    8-------6------10-----11
    Ronnie Roy Brady Duff
    9----------------- 7
    Stapleton Robbie
    Last edited by Bielsa´s irish; 30/04/2021 at 8:16 AM.

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    Does kevin Moran qualify for us? The Argentine not the pensioner

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    Sorry I thought he was playing in the Bundesliga. He isnt even a pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Grise View Post
    I wouldn’t normally do this, but it came as a big surprise to hear that Kevin Moran is now officially a pensioner. There’s a photo of him in my home office, from ’85 – if you have to ask what game, you’re a whippersnapper – and he’s always been frozen in my mind as that young player I idolised since he was half the age I am now. And I was staring at the photo, with a choice between routine work or doing this so … this won out and work can wait, and happy birthday, Kevin Moran.

    Hearing that Kevin Moran is Sixty-five

    It’s a shock
    to hear a boyhood hero
    received his free bus pass today

    when you recall
    the colossus he was
    a bus parked against speeding forwards

    not quick or agile
    but solid – a Routemaster
    tipping bumpers on Porsches, or wing mirrors –

    because you know
    you know you’ll never see again the age
    his engine cooled and livery passed to legend


    (A nod to Pineapple Stu's greatest kits threads creeping in there, too!)
    Met Moran going into the Sweden game at the Euros. Was queuing up at the turnstiles in front of us. The nicest fella, happy to take photos with anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bielsa´s irish View Post
    Kevin Moran is the best center back Ireland had produced alongside McGrath both were massive players. I think of him better than Dunne, O'Leary Oshea and Staunton Breen and Kenny Cunningham

    In fact If you ask me best Ireland 11 from retired players I would choose the best that Ive seen,
    -------------1---------------
    -----------Given-------------
    2---- 5-------4--------3
    Irwin McGrath Moran Beglin
    8-------6------10-----11
    Ronnie Roy Brady Duff
    9----------------- 7
    Stapleton Robbie
    Lawrenson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bielsa´s irish View Post
    Kevin Moran is the best center back Ireland had produced alongside McGrath both were massive players. I think of him better than Dunne, O'Leary Oshea and Staunton Breen and Kenny Cunningham

    In fact If you ask me best Ireland 11 from retired players I would choose the best that Ive seen,
    -------------1---------------
    -----------Given-------------
    2---- 5-------4--------3
    Irwin McGrath Moran Beglin
    8-------6------10-----11
    Ronnie Roy Brady Duff
    9----------------- 7
    Stapleton Robbie
    David O’Leary and Paul McGrath

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bielsa´s irish View Post
    Kevin Moran is the best center back Ireland had produced alongside McGrath both were massive players. I think of him better than Dunne, O'Leary Oshea and Staunton Breen and Kenny Cunningham

    In fact If you ask me best Ireland 11 from retired players I would choose the best that Ive seen,
    -------------1---------------
    -----------Given-------------
    2---- 5-------4--------3
    Irwin McGrath Moran Beglin
    8-------6------10-----11
    Ronnie Roy Brady Duff
    9----------------- 7
    Stapleton Robbie
    I'd put Lawrenson alongside Moran, drop Keane and put McGrath in midfield.

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