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    Scott Hogan starts upfront today with McGoldrick.

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    Mcgoldrick and Hogan up top today for Sheffield utd could that be a partnership for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liamoo11 View Post
    Mcgoldrick and Hogan up top today for Sheffield utd could that be a partnership for us?
    Just beat you to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gally View Post
    Just beat you to it.
    I was badly beaten for pace! They are a nice compo. I have always thought mcgoldrick's has been lazy for us especially that night when we beat Austria away when he cam on and lunged into a lazy tackle on halfway which lead to that last minute chance for ?janko who should have definitely scored.

    If mcgoldrick is prepared to drop in and sit on the opposition's deep lying midfielder out of possession and press he does offer us definite variety and a bit of guile going forward

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    https://www.fai.ie/ireland/news/scou...o-make-headway

    These scouting reports seem really quaint I love them! These weren't on the fai site in Martin o neills time were they? Seems good news on long and Coleman. No mention of bamford this week strangely. Delighted judge been mentioned hope he makes squad having him as option off bench for creativity in the next 2 games wood be great

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    Yeah, those reports remind me of old school Football Manager the way they are written. I love em.

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    Alan Browne taken off after 22 minutes for Preston so can only assume he was injured. Not great timing for him

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    https://www.fai.ie/ireland/news/mcca...-georgia-games

    McCarthy finalises squad for Gibraltar & Georgia games

    Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has selected a 23-man squad for the EURO 2020 Qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.

    Having initially named a provisional panel, McCarthy has whittled down the roster ahead of the players meeting up on Sunday, March 17 for the '3' FAI International Awards - which will be broadcast live on RTE2 from 20:30.
    The squad will begin preparations for their opening Group D games on Monday, March 18 at FAI National Training Centre.
    Tickets are still on sale for Mick McCarthy's first home game in his second spell as Ireland manager as Georgia come to visit on March 26.

    Republic of Ireland Squad
    Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Mark Travers (Bournemouth)

    Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Richard Keogh (Derby County), John Egan (Sheffield United), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)

    Midfielders: Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Harry Arter (Cardiff City*), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City)

    Forwards: Shane Long (Southampton), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), James Collins (Luton Town)*Indicates player is on loan

    EURO 2020 Qualifiers
    March 23: Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland
    March 26: Republic of Ireland v Georgia
    June 7: Denmark v Republic of Ireland
    June 10: Republic of Ireland v Gibraltar
    September 5: Republic of Ireland v Switzerland
    October 12: Georgia v Republic of Ireland
    October 15: Switzerland v Republic of Ireland
    November 18: Republic of Ireland v Denmark

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    Mick saying Browne & Curtis are likely to be replaced.

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    am surprised that mcgeady has been left out. his club form has been very good and has the attributes required to create chances against the likes of our first two opponents.

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    Kevin Long surprising on the face of it until you realise he hasn't been on a football pitch this year. Odd to announce the squad now if it's likely 2 of them will need to be replaced.

    Only 6 defenders. Does that indicate Brady at left back?

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    Mark Travers included to give us an extra attacking option from set pieces:

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    Surprised at McGeady, Christie and Shaun Williams missing out.
    Folding my way into the big money!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    Surprised at McGeady, Christie and Shaun Williams missing out.
    Yeah, surprising enough but who would you pick them ahead of in terms of the defenders and midfielders there? Why have Christie in there as third choice right back to take a spot?

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    Kevin Long and Josh Cullen have been called in to replace Ronan Curtis and Alan Browne

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    Kevin Long and Josh Cullen have been called in to replace Ronan Curtis and Alan Browne
    A centre half and a midfielder for a striker and an attacking midfielder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    A centre half and a midfielder for a striker and an attacking midfielder.
    I think we needed another CB in the squad and it's good to see Cullen get some experience in and around the camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    Kevin Long and Josh Cullen have been called in to replace Ronan Curtis and Alan Browne
    One of my gripes with the extended original squad was Cullen not being there. Not going to change our fortunes greatly, I realise, whichever of these lads plays but him Connell & maybe Coventry in a squad that size for their improvement potential, I would like to have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyToePoke View Post
    One of my gripes with the extended original squad was Cullen not being there. Not going to change our fortunes greatly, I realise, whichever of these lads plays but him Connell & maybe Coventry in a squad that size for their improvement potential, I would like to have seen.
    Josh Cullen is a good player and we should be happy to have a good player involved

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Mark Travers (Bournemouth)

    Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Richard Keogh (Derby County), John Egan (Sheffield United), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)

    Midfielders: Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Harry Arter (Cardiff City*), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City)

    Forwards: Shane Long (Southampton), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), James Collins (Luton Town)*Indicates player is on loan

    EURO 2020 Qualifiers
    March 23: Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland
    March 26: Republic of Ireland v Georgia
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    I've got to be honest, I'm unimpressed. I think not having Shaun Williams in there is wrong.

    I don't understand the Travers selection over Kelleher. It's a small thing, and I wouldn't put either of them in the match-day squad, but for me Kelleher's a monster.
    If I was to pick 3 defenders in a squad, I wouldn't pick Richard Keogh as one of the 3. If I was only picking 3 defenders then I'd have Shaun Williams in the squad as a person who can cover both positions.
    I think he's going to look at getting goals from midfield, and with Browne out I reckon he'll look at Hourihane.

    Based on his preference for 4 at the back, and unlikely to go 2 up top, I'd say he's going to go with
    Randolph, Coleman, Duffy, Egan, Stevens, Hourihane, Arter, Brady, Hendrick, McGoldrick, and a toss-up between O'Dowda and McClean.
    That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age

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