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    A Championship loan might be no harm next season for some game time at centre half. Or even a loan on the continent. Bilic kept him around as cover, as he has stated, so if he makes a couple of signings at the back for next season then O'Shea will struggle to get game time behind him.

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    Great to see O'Shea heading for the premier league with West Brom. I think it will be a tough season for them next year and they are likely to want to strengthen during the summer. However, given O'Shea's ability to cover right across the back four (albeit he's definitely not a natural left back), I'd expect him to see a reasonable amount of game time next season.

    Will be a good back up option for our defence in the next 12 months as well, longer term I can definitely see him pushing to be a starter in the centre of our defence.

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    https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2020...remier-league/

    Nice article on Dara, highlighting his maturity and insight. Very true on the “comfort zone” at the big club in the U23s. One season enough then gotta mix it with the big boys

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    He comes across as someone with his head really screwed on, I'm delighted to see him doing so well.

    He's spot on about the under 23s as well. One season at under 18, one season at under 23 and then out on loan after that. If that means going to league 2 or the National League or whatever to get game time, so be it. A lot of big clubs prefer to just leave their young players in under 23s but there's only so far you can go in those non competitive games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirambler View Post
    He's spot on about the under 23s as well. One season at under 18, one season at under 23 and then out on loan after that. If that means going to league 2 or the National League or whatever to get game time, so be it. A lot of big clubs prefer to just leave their young players in under 23s but there's only so far you can go in those non competitive games.
    Kian Flanagan is a good example of what can go wrong staying U23 too long. He's 21 in August looking for a club in this climate with no first team apps to bring to the table & as good as he was U23 he has it all to do now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyToePoke View Post
    Kian Flanagan is a good example of what can go wrong staying U23 too long. He's 21 in August looking for a club in this climate with no first team apps to bring to the table & as good as he was U23 he has it all to do now.
    Albeit somewhat unfortunately. He was trying to go out on loan for 2 years but Palace never let him

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    Huge show of faith from Bilic. Dara starts today. Looks like they are playing 3-5-2 or 3-4-3. Sky Sports have Darnell Furlong as part of the back three and Dara wing back. I think it will be the other way around.

    Callum Robinson appears to be starting up top.

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    Great to see him get the start. Hopefully it goes well and he can nail down a first team place.

    Some rise for him from playing for Exeter less than 18 months ago to not getting picked for West Brom in the Championship for most of the first half of last season to finishing it in a promotion winning team and now starting in the Premier League today at 21.

    Delighted for him.

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    Wasn't sure how he would cope with the step up but O'Shea looks great thus far. Very comfortable on the ball. Willing to take the ball with him and has played some great long and short passes.

    Let's see how he copes if Leicester can start to figure West Brom out a bit more.

    Robinson making hay so far too. Ndidi struggling with his movement and you can tell Ndidi isn't a centre half by trade.

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    You're watching a different game to me.
    I'm a bloke,I'm an ocker
    And I really love your knockers,I'm a labourer by day,
    I **** up all me pay,Watching footy on TV,
    Just feed me more VB,Just pour my beer,And get my smokes, And go away

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_oshea View Post
    You're watching a different game to me.
    I clearly made that post after 15 minutes. Dara continues to look very good in the ball, although he was almost caught out defensively once. Robinson is quieter now.

    What's your view?

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    Albion will struggle this season on the basis of this display. Pretty impotent in attack. Need another signing or two. O’Shea did well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    I clearly made that post after 15 minutes. Dara continues to look very good in the ball, although he was almost caught out defensively once. Robinson is quieter now.

    What's your view?
    Robinson cant play this system up top by himself. He needs to be getting involved behind a striker or comijg in off the right.

    O'Shea has got caught a few times and letting players get goal side or missed the runner and then sprinting to get back. He's been fine on the ball. It's all about experience hopefully. He probably didn't have to think about this in the championship , hopefully that's it. It's been a tough day for him but hopefully a very good learning experience for him and bilic goes through all this with him and still trusts him for the premier League.

    West Brom are very limited alright, difficult to see them staying up the players aren't good enough for th system.

    O'Shea just gives away a poor peno.
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    Ole the fact you said it after 15 mins and then pointed it out yourself
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    Yeah just gave peno away, lacked awareness. Should come with experience

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    Just conceded a penalty. But it was dreadfully unlucky. He was on the half turn going to clear the ball and was off balance. James Justin came in from his blind side, nicked the ball and O'Shea kicked Justin instead of the ball.

    I think he has had a good game overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_oshea View Post
    Ole the fact you said it after 15 mins and then pointed it out yourself
    I wasnt watching a different game though. You came in at half time and stated I was. I made the point on O'Shea early because it was his first 15 minutes of PL football and I was commenting on how composed he looked on the ball.

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    I think it's obvious O'Shea had a difficult day.

    All part of the learning experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Just conceded a penalty. But it was dreadfully unlucky. He was on the half turn going to clear the ball and was off balance. James Justin came in from his blind side, nicked the ball and O'Shea kicked Justin instead of the ball.

    I think he has had a good game overall.
    Jesus wept. A good game overall after a 3-0 drubbing in which he gave away a penalty for one goal with a reckless challenge (it wasn't unlucky) and was beaten in the air by the fullback for another of the goals?

    You're not just watching a different game than Paul. You're watching a different game to the Sky Sports pundits, the associated press and the majority of the West Brom fans themselves, judging from a quick scouring of their message boards.

    What would qualify as a bad game? A 6-0 loss and being at fault for 4 or more of the goals? I can see why you think Enda Stevens is so much better than Max Lowe.
    Last edited by youngirish; 13/09/2020 at 3:54 PM.

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    Take your pills, YI.

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