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    Wales V Republic of Ireland - Cardiff - 6th September 2018 - UEFA Nations League

    Republic of Ireland Provisional Squad

    Goalkeepers:
    Colin Doyle (Hearts),
    Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK),
    Kieran O'Hara (Macclesfield Town*),
    Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough)

    Defenders:
    Seamus Coleman (Everton),
    Cyrus Christie (Fulham),
    Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers),
    Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion),
    Richard Keogh (Derby County),
    Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United),
    Kevin Long (Burnley),
    Stephen Ward (Burnley),
    John Egan (Sheffield United),
    Enda Stevens (Sheffield United),
    Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers),
    Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)

    Midfielders:
    Alan Judge (Brentford),
    Jeff Hendrick (Burnley),
    Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa),
    Alan Browne (Preston North End),
    Shaun Williams (Millwall),
    David Meyler (Reading),
    Harry Arter (Cardiff City*),
    Daryl Horgan (Hibernian),
    Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City),
    James McClean (Stoke City)

    Forwards:
    Jonathan Walters (Burnley),
    Shane Long (Southampton),
    Graham Burke (Preston North End),
    Callum Robinson (Preston North End),
    Aiden O'Brien (Millwall)

    *Indicates player is on loan
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    Jayzus it’s hard reading....

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    Republic of Ireland Provisional Squad
    Goalkeepers: Colin Doyle (Hearts), Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK), Kieran O'Hara (Macclesfield Town*), Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough)
    Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Kevin Long, Stephen Ward (Burnley), John Egan, Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)
    Midfielders: Alan Judge (Brentford), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Shaun Williams (Millwall), David Meyler (Reading), Harry Arter (Cardiff City*), Daryl Horgan (Hibernian), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City)
    Forwards: Jonathan Walters (Burnley), Shane Long (Southampton), Graham Burke, Callum Robinson (Preston North End), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall)

    *Indicates player is on loan
    No Rice with that ; Gallows humour .

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    Looking at Wales' squad combined with a new manager I think we could not ask for a better start tbh as because its away we wont be expected to go out and win, the one area we are strong and if they are all on song we can keep them at bay. At the moment I think this almost has a 0-0 written all over it unless someone can create something out of nothing. People must remember that Giggs hasnt had enough time with the entire squad since the China Cup so there is no way they will be up to speed so part of me thinks Giggs would be happy enough with a draw as I dont think Wales will fear coming to Dublin and by then they will probably be more up to speed.

    My prediction right now is a 0-0 draw as both teams I feel will want to avoid defeat more than anything.

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    Probably the worst squad I have seen in years. Very poor goalkeepers aside from Randolph, the defence is just about passable, no quality in midfield, no goalscorers of note and our style of football is like watching paint dry.
    "We lost because we didn't win"- Ronaldo

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    McDermott has kind of come out of nowhere? Handful of underage caps, but don't think he was really mentioned here anyway.

    First signatory of the Proclamation of Independence to play for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    McDermott has kind of come out of nowhere? Handful of underage caps, but don't think he was really mentioned here anyway.

    First signatory of the Proclamation of Independence to play for us?
    hopefully We cap him against wales so We dont have the bitch fest when the norweigans call him up

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapAPony View Post
    Probably the worst squad I have seen in years. Very poor goalkeepers aside from Randolph, the defence is just about passable, no quality in midfield, no goalscorers of note and our style of football is like watching paint dry.
    To be fair there are alot of injuires plus the whole Rice saga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathalsmart View Post
    To be fair there are alot of injuires plus the whole Rice saga.
    Who's missing through injury?
    Off the top of my head I can only think off Brady & McCarthy as certain starters. Then Maguire, Hogan, Williams & Westwood as squad players.

    Has Westwood retired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsMiseSean View Post
    Has Westwood retired?
    Westwood is essentially frozen out at Sheffield Wednesday. He had a bad injury last year and it seems he's lost the starting job. There was speculation he was going to be sold in the transfer window but that didn't happen.

    I saw something about Man City potentially trying to get special dispensation to sign him as a backup given Bravo's injury even though the transfer window has closed. Normally I'd write that off but it seems too obscure to be simply made up? Who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsMiseSean View Post
    Who's missing through injury?
    Off the top of my head I can only think off Brady & McCarthy as certain starters. Then Maguire, Hogan, Williams & Westwood as squad players.

    Has Westwood retired?
    Wiki has a list of recent call-ups here. Elliott, Rice and Brady are the only Premiership players there.

    Are Whelan and McGeady injured or dropped? James McCarthy hasn't actually played a game for us in two years, amazingly.

    I don't think we're particularly hit by injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Wiki has a list of recent call-ups here. Elliott, Rice and Brady are the only Premiership players there.

    Are Whelan and McGeady injured or dropped? James McCarthy hasn't actually played a game for us in two years, amazingly.

    I don't think we're particularly hit by injuries.
    McGeady is injured but based on recent comments by MON i don't think he would have been considered anyway. Whelan has been dropped.

    We're terribly light on goals in the squad so the 3-5-2 / keep it tight / long balls / set pieces will be the way to go I suppose.

    I'd go with something like:

    Randolph
    Coleman Long Duffy Clark Ward
    Hendrick Arter McClean
    Walters? Long?

    Neither front player has played much / at all this season...
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    This is the team I would start with

    Randolph
    Coleman Long Duffy Ward
    Matt Doherty Hendrick Arter McClean
    Robinson
    Walters

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    I'd be a bit more radical.

    I think we'll stick with 3 CBs and - although it was only against an experimental USA team - I think Stevens, Horgan and Lenihan did really well off the bench in the last game, and Williams looked decent in Paris. I think MO'N likes O'Dowda too.

    But I'm not sticking my neck on the line and predicting or even proposing a team

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    Grim reading that squad.

    We really need Parrott to make the step up and go onto big things. At least we’ve got some PL defenders who are getting game time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker1982 View Post
    We really need Parrott to make the step up and go onto big things.
    It'll be interesting to see who makes the break through first out of Parrott, Idah & Connolly.

    Idah seems to be scoring for fun at the moment.

    Anyway the team I'd pick: 4-3-3

    Randolph
    Coleman, Duffy, Clark, Ward
    Arter, Meyler, Hendrick
    O'Dowda, Long, McClean

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    McDermott has kind of come out of nowhere? Handful of underage caps, but don't think he was really mentioned here anyway.

    First signatory of the Proclamation of Independence to play for us?
    Au contraire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_...y_(footballer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker1982 View Post
    Grim reading that squad.

    We really need Parrott to make the step up and go onto big things.
    Surely he can't shoulder all the responsibility
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    Surely he can't shoulder all the responsibility
    that one took me a while!

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    http://www.the42.ie/wales-ireland-na...07681-Aug2018/

    Shock horror FA do nothing to try stop Ampadu playing for Wales... help west England out when ever they can, who'd have guess...

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