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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirambler View Post
    The guy that runs that page tends to overhype Irish players a bit. Actually, Collins' defensive stats don't look that great there.

    Typical Irish centre back presumably means a Shane Duffy, Richard Dunne type.
    Once upon a time it might have meant a Paul McGrath, Mark Lawrenson, David O?Leary type. Bizarre to think that Jack had those three snd more often than not opted for Moran and McCarthy who probably personify ?typical Irish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third policeman View Post
    Once upon a time it might have meant a Paul McGrath, Mark Lawrenson, David O?Leary type. Bizarre to think that Jack had those three snd more often than not opted for Moran and McCarthy who probably personify ?typical Irish?
    Lawrenson probably gone past his best ( injuries reduced him as a player as time went on as it does for a lot of of players ) for a lot of Jack’s time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    Lawrenson probably gone past his best ( injuries reduced him as a player as time went on as it does for a lot of of players ) for a lot of Jack’s time.

    He played in midfield during the qualifiers for Euro 88 as did McGrath (who also turned out at fullback). O'Leary didn't figure much under Charlton excepting the penalty against Romania in Italia 90. Moran and MCCarthy were pretty much his preferred combo from the get-go. No-nonsense stoppers pretty much in Charlton's own mould.

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    O’Leary’s situation was somewhat self-inflicted. Did he Not turn up ( was it in Iceland ) for some match early in Big Jack’s reign and Big Jack never seemed to forget that. O’Leary may have refused the call up rather than just Not turned up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    O?Leary?s situation was somewhat self-inflicted. Did he Not turn up ( was it in Iceland ) for some match early in Big Jack?s reign and Big Jack never seemed to forget that. O?Leary may have refused the call up rather than just Not turned up.
    Dave had his family holiday booked and the dates clashed with the tournament in Iceland.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/ple...es-go-1.158218

    I just finished reading a book called This Is How it Feels, about Oldham Athletic 1982-1994 and when they play Arsenal in 1989, O'Leary and Tony Adams are referred to by the author as being "widely regarded as the best centre-back pairing in the game".

    (It's an absolutely fantastic book by the way and details the exploits of Mike Milligan and Denis Irwin)

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    All in the Game: Wolves fans dust off a quite wonderful Nathan Collins ditty – The Irish Times

    To the air of ‘My old man’s a dustman’:

    “Bruno said to Jeff Shi,
    I need a number four,
    So Jeff Shi got the credit card,
    and headed to Turf Moor.
    He didn’t want Tarkowski,
    He didn’t want Ben Mee,
    He said he wants the Irish lad,
    who plays like Maldini.”

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