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    Turkey V Republic of Ireland - Antalya - 23rd March 2018 - Friendly

    The squad for the friendly will be announced on Thursday and, according to today's Independent, Declan Rice and Josh Cullen will be included: https://www.independent.ie/sport/soc...-36666200.html

    The same article includes this about Scannell possibly changing allegiances
    Meanwhile, Huddersfield winger Sean Scannell is set to declare for Northern Ireland after failing to secure a regular place under O'Neill. The 27-year-old, who has been struggling with a groin problem during his loan at Burton Albion this season, was called up by Giovanni Trapattoni in the Italian's first and final Ireland squads.
    Leaves out that he's returned to, and appeared for, Huddersfield and is not expected to recover from a shoulder injury until the end of the month - after the friendlies.

    (is there an existing thread for this game? If so, bump it and I'll merge them)
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    exciting. I would like to see Kelly, rice, Browne, Cunningham , o Kane and Doherty get at least a full half in the Turkey game. I hope they don't take Coleman off to turkey for the actual game be much better for him to continue rehab back at everton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamoo11 View Post
    exciting.
    Tis in a way. It'll be interesting as much for who's left out of the squad as who's in it. O'Neill was very conservative - too conservative, I think - in that regard after the last campaign.

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    There is enough young talent coming through to give us hope, the key will be who replaces Robbie Keane for the goal threat. Maguire could become a decent replacement hopefully.....It's the hope that kills you though. plus surely long can't continue his barren spell forever.

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    Squad announced at 12 according to the FAI's twitter
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    They're late.

    12.30pm now but Seamus Coleman is in.

    Maybe there's a last minute IFA/FA defection (Bamford?) or vice versa or maybe nobody had told O'Neill Maguire is back fit and scoring.
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    was thinking there might be a call up that noone is expecting, a player that nobody - fans, media, etc - even knows is eligible, like Cyrus Christie
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    I wonder if we can assume the likes of O'Shea, Walters & Whelan are going to be in there, seeing as they haven't officially retired. O'Shea probably a bit pointless at this stage but I can't really see O'Neill discarding the other two (possibly with good reason).

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    <mod edit - converted to embedded tweet>
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    Republic of Ireland Squad

    Goalkeepers: Rob Elliot (Newcastle United), Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Kieran O'Hara (Manchester United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)

    Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Declan Rice (West Ham United), John Egan (Brentford), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Alex Pearce (Derby County), Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers), Greg Cunningham (Preston North End), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)

    Midfielders: Alan Judge (Brentford), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), David Meyler (Hull City), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United), Liam Kelly (Reading), Alan Browne, Daryl Horgan (Preston North End), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion)

    Forwards: Shane Long (Southampton), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Sean Maguire (Preston North End)

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    Derick Williams is a bit of a surprise, but in a good way. Similar with Enda Stevens.
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    Rice, O'Hara, Stevens, Williams and Lenihan getting their first call ups. Nice to see an eye has been kept on Williams and Lenihan. Although they're playing in League One they're well young enough to progress back up the ladder, will likely be in the Championship next season and have experience there under their belts already.

    Heavy stack of left backs though. Stevens, Cunningham and Williams. I would hope Cunningham is afforded the game time as he has the most realistic chance of breaking in I would say.

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    Is Westwood fit?

    Can't argue with that squad really. I think we all wanted a re-boot and this looks just like that. Refreshing.

    Quibbles: Jack Byrne maybe.

    No Whelan, Randolph, Ward, Walters, O'Shea, Keogh, McGeady.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Is Westwood fit?
    I don't think so. Wednesday have had a young guy in goals lately I think.

    Is Alex Pearce ahead of Richard Keogh a mistake by the publishers??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Rice, O'Hara, Stevens, Williams and Lenihan getting their first call ups. Nice to see an eye has been kept on Williams and Lenihan. Although they're playing in League One they're well young enough to progress back up the ladder, will likely be in the Championship next season and have experience there under their belts already.

    Heavy stack of left backs though. Stevens, Cunningham and Williams. I would hope Cunningham is afforded the game time as he has the most realistic chance of breaking in I would say.
    I wonder if the likes of Williams and Lenihan are considered for their versatility? Williams has played centre back in a trad 2, left of a 3 man centre back, and also left back.
    Lenihan has the centre back role, the stopper role, and then the defensive midfielder role in a 3 man.

    With the full-back options that we have, we nearly have to consider going three man and wing-backs.

    Westwood is not fit.

    -----------------------------Gk---------------------------------

    ------------Rice-----------Duffy-----------Clark---------------

    Coleman----------------------------------------- Cunningham

    ---------------------------Browne------------------------------
    ---------- Hourihane-------------------Kelly-------------------

    ----------------------------Hendrick---------------------------
    ----------------------------Maguire----------------------------
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    happy enough with that, if you had to pick omissions, Jack Byrne, Josh Cullen and maybe Cillian Sheridan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom View Post
    I wonder if the likes of Williams and Lenihan are considered for their versatility? Williams has played centre back in a trad 2, left of a 3 man centre back, and also left back.
    Lenihan has the centre back role, the stopper role, and then the defensive midfielder role in a 3 man.

    With the full-back options that we have, we nearly have to consider going three man and wing-backs.

    Westwood is not fit.

    -----------------------------Gk---------------------------------

    ------------Rice-----------Duffy-----------Clark---------------

    Coleman----------------------------------------- Cunningham

    ---------------------------Browne------------------------------
    ---------- Hourihane-------------------Kelly-------------------

    ----------------------------Hendrick---------------------------
    ----------------------------Maguire----------------------------
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    It would seem some of the lessons of the Grealish situation have been learned.

    No Josh Cullen though.

    Great squad otherwise though. Exactly what is needed imho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    No Whelan, Randolph, Ward, Walters, O'Shea, Keogh, McGeady.....
    Any clarification as to whether they're injured/not being considered for this one/retired?

    Certainly an interesting squad. Main concern is that we only have three forwards in an expanded squad of 30, and two of them have one sub appearance between them. Really highlights how in trouble we are up front.

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    Is Randolph injured , having a rest , giving someone else a chance , missing in action ?

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