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    Dean Byrne has signed for Longford from one of the AUL clubs. Apparently hes been scoring for fun at that level. Hopefully hes the next Sully.

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    In relation to the Kenny interview, it is going to be difficult/impossible even for a LoI club to able to match the financial terms lower league English clubs can offer our best players anytime soon. What Aberdeen achieved under Alex Ferguson was unique and I suppose the North sea oil was a factor. Also this was pre Bosman times. One thing that could change this situation would be an All-Ireland league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    What Kenny said may never happen. Year after year we lose some of our brightest talents to clubs at the bottom of the food chain in England. The utterly harsh reality is, that there's hardly ever two red pennies to rub together here and as long as that continues, players will select Oldham Athletic instead of Dundalk , Tranmere instead of Shamrock Rovers and Barnet instead of Bohemians.
    No player has chosen Tranmere over Rovers but I get your point

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    Chris Kenny had signed for Wexford from Sligo and Aaron Dobbs has signed on loan from Rovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by RathfarnhamHoop View Post
    No player has chosen Tranmere over Rovers but I get your point
    Ah, my mistake. I thought James Doona had gone to them

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    Ah, my mistake. I thought James Doona had gone to them
    Reportedly expected to sign for Tranmere for free but signed with Pats instead
    Last edited by sulywaterfordfc; 11/01/2018 at 10:07 PM.

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    He wasn't offered a contract by Rovers so even if he had gone to Tranmere it would have been irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    He wasn't offered a contract by Rovers so even if he had gone to Tranmere it would have been irrelevant.
    The reality is that 99% of all League of Ireland players would bite your hand off for a chance to play with Tranmere. You and other Rovers posters here seem to be implying, for no apparent reason, that Rovers players are the exception. I would doubt that very much.

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    Tranmere Rovers play in the National League, if a player has anything about him surely he could find a move to a better club. If you are in your 30s or 40s then you could be forgiven for thinking Tranmere are a big club but its been a long time since they were relevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-Pietro View Post
    Tranmere Rovers play in the National League, if a player has anything about him surely he could find a move to a better club. If you are in your 30s or 40s then you could be forgiven for thinking Tranmere are a big club but its been a long time since they were relevant.
    Tranmere are not a big club, and they are a club in decline, they are already looking at scrapping their academy to cut costs. If they dont get promoted back to the football league this season they will be in serious danger financially.

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    Pick any measure you like.

    Tranmere Rovers are a much bigger club than any club in the LoI.

    If the money was right why wouldn't a fella move there from an Irish club?

    Still at least we've moved on from the days when fellas were on here with a straight face trying to convince us there were clubs in ireland who were as big as some of the top clubs in Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lim till i die View Post
    Pick any measure you like.

    Tranmere Rovers are a much bigger club than any club in the LoI.
    OK -

    What about measuring European participation?

    Or how do they measure on the number of players who have graduated to play international football?

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    Apples and oranges.

    By that logic FC Vaduz dwarf any league of Ireland club.

    But, point taken, if you want to use a stupid measure you could argue a Dundalk are bigger than a Tranmere.

    You'd be wrong. But you could argue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lim till i die View Post
    Apples and oranges.

    By that logic FC Vaduz dwarf any league of Ireland club.

    But, point taken, if you want to use a stupid measure you could argue a Dundalk are bigger than a Tranmere.

    You'd be wrong. But you could argue.

    I'm not arguing anything, simply responding to your invitation to "pick any measure you like"

    BTW, your use of the word 'stupid' is unnecessary, provocative and not conducive to a reasonable debate.

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    The graphic on average income comparing LoI with SPL, English Championship, League 1 and League 2 is interesting

    National League Conference (5th tier) side Torquay Utd had average wages of 375 according to their manager in 2015 - over 52 weeks that about 18,500 or about 65% of the figure quoted for LoI in the graphic
    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/32018669
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    We've signed goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan from Huddersfield http://galwayunitedfc.ie/tadhg-ryan-signs-united/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalymountrower View Post
    The reality is that 99% of all League of Ireland players would bite your hand off for a chance to play with Tranmere. You and other Rovers posters here seem to be implying, for no apparent reason, that Rovers players are the exception. I would doubt that very much.
    I didn't see anyone implying that. Plenty of our players have left to play at that level before.

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    Harps sign Sam Todd on loan from Derry City, while Shane Blaney completes his move to Doncaster.

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    Galway United In:
    Carlton Ubaezuono (Dundalk) loan deal until end of June http://galwayunitedfc.ie/ubaezuono-p...n-deal-united/

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    Rovers have signed 22 year old winger Joel Coustrain, a winger previously with Sheffield United and Raith Rovers, former underage International. Other than that don't know much about him.

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