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    Has to be in the squad now, who would've Plunkett?
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    Some Pearse-ing wit on show here, but I do think we need a serious proclamation of commitment now from Obafemi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastric View Post
    And with the supposed interest from Nigeria and the Saxons,which is possibly just conjecture, we might need to become very proactive with these young multi qualified players or they will be Maude Gonne.
    If Nigeria came calling, they might be difficult to turn down. They are looking forward to a World Cup this summer, after all.

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    Tricky one on this lad. The closest comparison I can think of is Olamide Shodipo who was born to Nigerian parents in Ireland and moved to England. I think Shodipo verified his commitment to us stating that he still has family and close ties to Ireland. I'm not sure if the same ties exist for Obafemi.

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    https://www.independent.ie/sport/soc...-36519623.html

    This article is fairly thin. An article for the sake of it.

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    http://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=26281

    Would be a shame to lose him but hope he makes a career for himself whether it be with Nigeria or ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    http://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=26281

    Would be a shame to lose him but hope he makes a career for himself whether it be with Nigeria or ourselves.
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that article is as credible as an email from a long lost Nigerian uncle who wants to share his lottery winnings with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyInvincible View Post
    If Nigeria came calling, they might be difficult to turn down. They are looking forward to a World Cup this summer, after all.
    I would be surprised if he makes their squad, they seem to have 6 or 7 strikers already who at the moment ae ahead of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    You wash your mouth out, Constant was one of the finest men this country ever produced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsMiseSean View Post
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that article is as credible as an email from a long lost Nigerian uncle who wants to share his lottery winnings with you.
    Man I’d love to have a long lost uncle or some prince who trusted me to look after their financial affairs and handsomely rewarded me for my services. But typical of my luck, I don’t...

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    http://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=26281

    Would be a shame to lose him but hope he makes a career for himself whether it be with Nigeria or ourselves.
    there's a lot of mentions of him on the Team Nigeria UK twitter page over the last few days: https://twitter.com/Team_NigeriaUK
    Seems the game mentioned in the allnigeriasoccer page was when he was 14, and he's played for Ireland since then:

    FWIW there's no mention of him on the FAI's social media, and he changed his twitter profile pic from his Irish jersey to him in his Southampton jersey since he made his debut

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    http://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=26281

    Would be a shame to lose him but hope he makes a career for himself whether it be with Nigeria or ourselves.
    FWIW there's no mention of him on the FAI's social media, and he changed his twitter profile pic from his Irish jersey to him in his Southampton jersey since he made his debut

    there's a lot of mentions of him on the Team Nigeria UK twitter page over the last few days: https://twitter.com/Team_NigeriaUK
    Seems the game mentioned in the allnigeriasoccer page was when he was 14, and he's played for Ireland since then

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    Obviously you'd hope he would stay with us without any need for us to do anything. But would be nice if FAI or even better the management team reaching out to say we are monitoring your progress closely. I think a short phone call with Keane or O'Neill would do wonders for his confidence -- would just make me rest easier should the Nigerians come in with an approach.
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    http://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/eng...019295/page-45 The brits have their eyes on obafemi and rice(poor Cullen must be sickened they don't want him!) . That bigsoccer is a great forum

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    Despite the Brugha there isn't much we can do here. We Mellows well face it. He'll have a Stack of offers. We Kent do a thing to stop that. The Sands of time will slip away and things could well go South for us
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    I've Breen thinking the same. But we do have to Collins some replacements for what we have. We're in a Constance state of flux - hyperBoland aside
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    I've Breen thinking the same. But we do have to Collins some replacements for what we have. We're in a Constance state of flux - hyperBoland aside
    I went out for a pint earlier. I was sitting there over McGuinness thinking the same. Not sure if a change in Tone could save things with Obafemi, Orr if it's too late. We'll be Kickham ourselves if we miss out.

    In all seriousness though. I know we're all Larkin about here but he could be an important players for us.
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    Make them stop!

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    I Markievicz it...or something

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    ok, puns are done.
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