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    He is an inspiration to all I think. couldn't make our under 17s 18 months ago for the euros even when mccaley pulled out after throwing his toys out of the pram . An impressive 18 months

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    When we were told about him initially I thought of him as a smaller speedster that would be effective in counterattacking situations. Maybe he does have that to his game but against United his real strength was his back to goal play. His body positional and shielding play, and ability to receive the ball in tight spaces under pressure give me confidence that he can make a real go of it for club and country. Hopefully injury isnít anything significant.

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    Southampton sack Mark Hughes. Hopefully the new guy shows as much faith in Obafemi.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46091577

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    Martin O'Neill?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Martin O'Neill?!
    Didn't even think of that, possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Didn't even think of that, possible!
    If he does get it. I bet a grand he doesn't take Keane

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Southampton sack Mark Hughes. Hopefully the new guy shows as much faith in Obafemi.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46091577
    Balls.

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    the other side of Hughes getting sacked is that there's a few Irish lads in their U23 side - Aaron O'Driscoll, William Ferry, Thomas O'Connor, Will Smallbone, Jonathan Afolabi - and some of these might get a chance under a new boss
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    Ralph Hassenhuttl apparently, ex-RB Leipzig. Bold move. Well regarded by all accounts. I have rarely disliked a manager as much as I dislike Hughes. I hope he and his ilk are on the way out.

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    With you on that one Stutts,Hughes has never been the most encouraging to the Irish lads to play for their country.Heís a big pal of Stephen Ireland.Seem to remember he was the one who initiated the talk about the Ďdecisioní that Obafemi had to make during one of his press conferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Ralph Hassenhuttl apparently, ex-RB Leipzig. Bold move.
    Southampton had a string of progressive looking 'bold' moves with a lot of success. I seem to remember them getting a lot of criticism when they (harshly) sacked Nigel Adkins and brought in some Pochettino fella instead!

    Koeman & Puel also did very well for them before they eventually got it wrong with Pellegrino. That must have scared them into a more bland appointment in Hughes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Ralph Hassenhuttl apparently, ex-RB Leipzig. Bold move. Well regarded by all accounts. I have rarely disliked a manager as much as I dislike Hughes. I hope he and his ilk are on the way out.
    I had previously name checked Hassehuttl for the Irish Job, I think he will do a good and actually save Southampton
    He is renowned for his counter attacking speed, so that will suit Michael O"B and Shane long

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    If anyone can get Shane Long playing and scoring again it would be a massive plus for us
    Bring Back Belfast Celtic F.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backstothewall View Post
    If anyone can get Shane Long playing and scoring again it would be a massive plus for us
    Sadly i meant stretching defences, for others to score

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