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    Nice one. Beat Bahrain and we are in the semi finals.

    (that's right isn't it? We'd be on 7pts and either top the group or be the only 2nd place team with 7pts)

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    0-0 ,Good result for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_denilson View Post
    Nice one. Beat Bahrain and we are in the semi finals.

    (that's right isn't it? We'd be on 7pts and either top the group or be the only 2nd place team with 7pts)
    Also hadn't realised there was only three groups...

    So yeah, I think you're right, and a draw (or a win of course) was not just nice, but required.

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    China will give Mexico a good game............I hope.

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    Been delighted to see Masterson look so dominant hopefully this exposure will help him get club . He has so much physical development left which can only benefit him

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    Very composed performance. Kelleher was very good. A hugely improved performance from him.

    Masterson and O'Shea were dominant at centre half.

    A very good Mexican side that too. Pressed them hard and gave them no time or space on the ball.

    Very impressed.

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    Big preseason coming up for so many of the side. None of them playing at first team level for their clubs apart from leahy. Even o shea who has the most appearances at senior level in league 2 and conference will have big step up to be first choice at west brom

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    They're a pleasure to watch, very confident.
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    I'd expect Connolly and Molumby to get a shot this season under Potter at Brighton. Otherwise either could do well on loan in the Championship or in Scotland.

    Kelleher and Coventry should go on loan next season as they won't be getting games in the Premier League. Same for Idah and O'Connor, although Idah's younger so another season in PL2 might be OK for him.

    Ronan seems like the kind of player that doesn't suit lower league football, could see him going to somewhere like the Eredivisie like Crowley as it will be hard for him to get a look in at Wolves.

    O'Shea and Knight should have a decent shot at breaking into their club first elevens as they're both in the championship.

    Masterson needs games badly as well, but he seems like too much of a footballing centre back to go to somewhere like League 1. Maybe a championship team will pick him up but it would be good if the exposure he's getting in this tournament won him a move to continental Europe - that could be the making of him.

    Those 10 all have a decent shot of making it as full time pros. Chances are half of them won't in the end but its definitely one of the most talented Irish underage squads I've seen, even going back to the Brian Kerr days at under 16 and under 18 level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liamoo11 View Post
    Big preseason coming up for so many of the side. None of them playing at first team level for their clubs apart from leahy. Even o shea who has the most appearances at senior level in league 2 and conference will have big step up to be first choice at west brom
    Elbouzedi is first choice at Waterford too.

    Simon Power also has first team football under his belt, as does Connor Ronan.

    It is a big pre-season ahead for the foreign based lads though. The likes of Masterson should pick up a League One or Championship side handy enough if he chooses to stay in England. Otherwise, the rest of the season at someone like Shamrock Rovers or Dundalk would do him no harm.

    Kelleher could look to a League One loan move too.

    If Norwich didn't get promoted, we could have seen Idah getting a few Championship appearances this season, but they might not rush him through in the Premier League.

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    Yeah, I think I've mentioned in this thread or another that Connolly and Molumby could benefit from Potter being the new manager there. They certainly look good enough to make it at top tier football in the future, as far as I'm concerned.

    Great squad. Exciting times. This is the first exciting year of many at club level for our underage sides.

    Off The Ball AM referenced some story today linking Nathan Collins with Borussia Dortmund, as well as Manchester United. Let the good times roll.

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    Kenny interviews after the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Kenny interviews after the game
    Not that it's in any way relevant... but he is no Roberto Martinez on the interview front

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    Not that it's in any way relevant... but he is no Roberto Martinez on the interview front
    Hopefully he is no Martinez on the defensive side of football as well .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Very composed performance. Kelleher was very good. A hugely improved performance from him.
    He misjudged that free kick that hit the crossbar pretty badly I thought, should have been able to easily touch it over. He held that cross at the end very well though as it was coming at pace. Over the two games I'd have to say I was disappointed with him as he didn't have much to do but still had three or four errors.

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    So it looks odds-on to be Japan, Brazil, Ireland & Mexico making up the semi finals. We would be the only non-U22 team to make it through.

    Brazil's results have been impressive but it should be noted that it was the France U18's they beat 4-0. The commentator pointed out yesterday that they have eight different goalscorers from their two 4-0 wins.

    The scoreline of the tournament was Japan beating Chile 6-1 (Chile beat Portugal who beat England). I'm not sure if it's h2h or GD that determine the placings of teams level on points. If it's the former, Portugal would still have a decent chance of making the semi finals instead of Japan. We'll know this evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    He misjudged that free kick that hit the crossbar pretty badly I thought, should have been able to easily touch it over. He held that cross at the end very well though as it was coming at pace. Over the two games I'd have to say I was disappointed with him as he didn't have much to do but still had three or four errors.
    Hard to know there. That was a wicked strike of the ball. Could have easily caught out some of the most experienced goalkeepers out there.

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    Portugal beat Japan 1-0 with a late goal. However, if the commentator was correct, Japan stay top of the group on goal difference and will win the group.
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    Team out: kelleher, o’connor, leahy, o’shea, scales, Knight, elbouzedi, Molumby, Ronan, Barrett, Connolly.

    Hopefully means connolly in more advanced position with Idah not starting

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    He seems to be fairly central so far, but not in the box

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