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    I see Southampton have bought carillo from Monaco to play up top with obafemi

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    Some pictures from Southampton's first team training session on Tuesday: https://southamptonfc.com/news/2018-...p-fourth-round - Obafemi features in a few but picture 5 is also of interest - if I'm not terribly mistaken, that's Jonathan Afolabi - is he close to a first team call-up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samhaydenjr View Post
    Some pictures from Southampton's first team training session on Tuesday: https://southamptonfc.com/news/2018-...p-fourth-round - Obafemi features in a few but picture 5 is also of interest - if I'm not terribly mistaken, that's Jonathan Afolabi - is he close to a first team call-up?
    Am I right in saying Afolabi was born and raised in Dublin?

    One thing I must wonder about Obafemi is how did anyone become aware he was born in Dublin to call him up?

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    I think someone at the FAI heard the name and thought he was O'Bafemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samhaydenjr View Post
    Some pictures from Southampton's first team training session on Tuesday: https://southamptonfc.com/news/2018-...p-fourth-round - Obafemi features in a few but picture 5 is also of interest - if I'm not terribly mistaken, that's Jonathan Afolabi - is he close to a first team call-up?
    it is him, but he's lining out for the Southampton U18's today, alongside Will Smallbone and Sean Brennan

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    it is him, but he's lining out for the Southampton U18's today, alongside Will Smallbone and Sean Brennan
    Nice to see ledwidge involved aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Am I right in saying Afolabi was born and raised in Dublin?

    One thing I must wonder about Obafemi is how did anyone become aware he was born in Dublin to call him up?
    Dublin born and raised - Played schoolboy football for Shamrock Rovers and St Joseph's Boys before Southampton came calling: http://www.extratime.ie/player/11126...athan_afolabi/ Entirely possible that Afolabi could have been the one to bring Obafemi into the fold - ie Obafemi to Afolabi: "you know, I was actually born in Dublin too"; Afolabi to Obafemi "Really? How interesting"

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyInvincible View Post
    I think someone at the FAI heard the name and thought he was O'Bafemy.
    "I'm Barack Obama of the Moneygall Obamas - I've come to get my apostrophe back." Yes, we'll be having variations on that joke more regularly now.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    it is him, but he's lining out for the Southampton U18's today, alongside Will Smallbone and Sean Brennan
    Got two goals for them: https://www.premierleague.com/match/...-v-southampton

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    Quote Originally Posted by samhaydenjr View Post
    Dublin born and raised - Played schoolboy football for Shamrock Rovers and St Joseph's Boys before Southampton came calling: http://www.extratime.ie/player/11126...athan_afolabi/ Entirely possible that Afolabi could have been the one to bring Obafemi into the fold - ie Obafemi to Afolabi: "you know, I was actually born in Dublin too"; Afolabi to Obafemi "Really? How interesting"



    "I'm Barack Obama of the Moneygall Obamas - I've come to get my apostrophe back." Yes, we'll be having variations on that joke more regularly now.



    Got two goals for them: https://www.premierleague.com/match/...-v-southampton
    Very true. Very likely.

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    Trained with the first team this week, and expected to feature against man City later today

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Trained with the first team this week, and expected to feature against man City later today
    Great call tets. Makes bench gabbidini maybe injured. Cap him and Coventry against Denmark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Trained with the first team this week, and expected to feature against man City later today
    Quote Originally Posted by liamoo11 View Post
    Great call tets. Makes bench gabbidini maybe injured. Cap him and Coventry against Denmark?
    Came on for the last 17 minutes - unfortunately they were already facing a drubbing by then: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46007194 - but it's a terrific breakthrough anyway. Hopefully he can cement his place in the first-team squad this time. Don't know about playing against Denmark (Robinson and Maguire need the minutes, although I guess bringing him on at the end couldn't hurt) but definitely time to have a chat about his future - I think I hear ears pointing upwards in FA HQ already
    Last edited by samhaydenjr; 04/11/2018 at 4:51 PM. Reason: Got censored - bit of a George Carlin moment there

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    Strange that Afolabi is rated higher than him by the Irish setup but Southampton rate Obafemi higher...
    "We lost because we didn't win"- Ronaldo

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapAPony View Post
    Strange that Afolabi is rated higher than him by the Irish setup but Southampton rate Obafemi higher...
    What are you basing this on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    What are you basing this on?
    Afolabi usually starts for Ireland underage ahead of Obafemi but Obafemi starts for Southampton U23's ahead of Afolabi.
    "We lost because we didn't win"- Ronaldo

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapAPony View Post
    Afolabi usually starts for Ireland underage ahead of Obafemi but Obafemi starts for Southampton U23's ahead of Afolabi.
    Obafemi's erratic attendance of the Ireland camps might impact this, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Obafemi's erratic attendance of the Ireland camps might impact this, no?
    If he is already acting the maggot, and has trained with the English youth setup. He isnt interested i fear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    If he is already acting the maggot, and has trained with the English youth setup. He isnt interested i fear.
    he may not be. He trained with Nigeria at maybe under 17s but I wasn't aware he trained with brits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamoo11 View Post
    he may not be. He trained with Nigeria at maybe under 17s but I wasn't aware he trained with brits?
    https://amp.independent.ie/sport/soc...-36519623.html

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    thank you.

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    The only thing that makes me think he might be staying with us is that he was free to switch to England 19s this season but has not been in their squads so far. There 19s will likely win the euros so if you were half interested wouldn't you switch?

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