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    As a bohs fan I'm worried, Long wants try managing fulltime and if offered he would go I'm sure without a doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
    So looks like Kenny is taking the ireland u-21s job. Can't see dundalk collapsing like Rovers did when MON left no matter who takes over with the rich owners etc and most if not all of the current squad signed up for next year?
    dont forget nearly 20 years ago when stephen managed us he was irish under 20 manager or something like that. brian kerr was manager with st pats ath and then went to irish underage team. I like to think if Stephen takes it he will make a huge difference to the irish underage structure.
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    Have to say I’m gutted. If he’d left for the main gig then fair enough, but the u21s? What if he’s a disaster with them, does he still get the main job. If he’d stayed with Dundalk and continued his success he’d have been a shoe in next time anyway.

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    This is all very strange.
    If McCarthy does really well, we send him packing.
    If Kenny has a nightmare with the U21s, we give him the senior job.
    I don't get why this decision has been made.

    However, from a purely Derry City point of view, happy days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidcon View Post
    As a bohs fan I'm worried, Long wants try managing fulltime and if offered he would go I'm sure without a doubt
    I'd say he will be top of the list.

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    It's not that strange really, if anything it's the first bit of forward thinking the FAI have shown in an age.

    The only slight potential for confusion is if McCarthy completely overachieves, but I think that's a relatively safe bet.

    The point is that this is (reported as being as, anyway) with a VIEW to taking over the senior team, ie this affords both Kenny a good opportunity to acclimitise to an international set-up before jumping straight into the big one, and also the suits an opportunity to weigh up his performance at a lower level.

    It's not as if it's set in stone that Kenny gets it regardless of whether he completely bombs or not.

    It's been proven over the years that planning ahead in international football tends to bear fruit. I don't trust the FAI to actually pull anything off and the McCarthy appointment in isolation couldn't be duller, but credit where it's due I think this is actually a smart move all round.

    And it'll probably even things up a bit in the LOI and all. Grand job.

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    Seems there is a Santa Claus after all

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    Its a PR stunt by the FAI.

    The reaction to McCarthy being appointed shocked them and this is their response.

    I can understand Kenny being tempted by the opportunity. I hope, for his sake, that they don't screw him.

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    Ding dong the witch is dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-Pietro View Post
    Ding dong the witch is dead.
    Classy as ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Horse View Post
    Classy as ever.
    What do you expect. I'm delighted. Wait til you hear who has been approached for the Dundalk job already!!!

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    Rovers should issue a statement backing Keith long for the dundalk job

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-Pietro View Post
    Wait til you hear who has been approached for the Dundalk job already!!!
    Please be Caulfield
    Please be Caulfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Please be Caulfield
    Please be Caulfield
    Obviously I don't want to lose JC, but I would absolutely die laughing if he's been approached for it. Just imagine their fans reactions

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Please be Caulfield
    Please be Caulfield
    I'm saying nattin

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    Double post

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    Bradser spotted in Dundalk this evening - he looked lost

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    I wonder if bradser did get the DFC job would it be possible for EZ to post more often about him

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidcon View Post
    As a bohs fan I'm worried, Long wants try managing fulltime and if offered he would go I'm sure without a doubt
    Does Long not already have a day career?

    If it's not Long approached for the job I can't see many other suitable candidates around the league, Kenny Shiels may actually be the best of a bad bunch available...
    The Leinster Senior League needs a strong Bohemians

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    I wonder if bradser did get the DFC job would it be possible for EZ to post more often about him
    Neither of those things are possible

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