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    Squad for Netherlands and New Zealand.

    Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth).

    Defenders: Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Festy Ebosele (Udinese), Ryan Manning (Southampton), Liam Scales (Celtic), Shane Duffy (Norwich City), Nathan Collins (Brentford), Dara O’Shea (Burnley), Andrew Omobamidele (Nottingham Forest).

    Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Will Smallbone (Southampton), Jason Knight (Bristol City), Jamie McGrath (Aberdeen), Mark Sykes (Bristol City).

    Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Callum Robinson (Cardiff City), Chiedozie Ogbene (Luton Town), Mikey Johnston (Celtic), Troy Parrott (Excelsior, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur).

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    Also to add James McClean will link up with the squad for the NZ game.

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    What does Szmodicz have to do to get called up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    What does Szmodicz have to do to get called up?
    My guess is he is the issue. I fear ( with no proof) Hungary are sniffing around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    What does Szmodicz have to do to get called up?
    He dropped out of the last squad. If he's not 100% committed then let him run on.
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    Squad stats
    Last edited by tetsujin1979; 09/11/2023 at 1:20 PM.
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    Anyway else get word from the clowns in the fai stating no tickets available ? Seems unbelievable to me
    I bought 4 tickets on a reseller site 5 mins later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    My guess is he is the issue. I fear ( with no proof) Hungary are sniffing around.
    Callum Styles starts for Hungary in midfield and he was playing in a Barnsley team heading towards relegation to League One when he made his Hungary debut. Fact they've never sounded out Szmodics is interesting as he joined Blackburn a couple of months after Style's debut.

    No squad named so far for this month but in last months squad three of their four forwards named play in Hungary (x2) and South Korea. Now that he's joint top scorer in the championship wonder will it change their minds on approaching him.

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    Top of their group already automatic qualification in the bag

    Again worth noting where their players are playing. Although I'm sure they having a couple of Stars

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    Incidentally, if we lose to the Netherlands, it'll be the first time we've lost six games in a qualifying series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Incidentally, if we lose to the Netherlands, it'll be the first time we've lost six games in a qualifying series.
    I don't want to be a d**k as hes a decent guy, but unfortunately Stephen has had lots of "firsts" none very good.

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    Kenny says the personal reasons surrounding Szmodics leaving the last cap hasn't changed. That he wasn't considered for call up as Szmodics can't be away from home for ten days due to those personal reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
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    It's a very young squad, and the 4 eldest are probably borderline at this stage. Doherty is the most important but seems to be at a really difficult stage in his career and you'd wonder about his love for the game when you see him play. Duffy is back but under pressure to keep his squad place, Browne is always little more than a utility player and Robison is another that's pretty much expendable. That's still going to be very challenging for whoever takes the team into the next campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR89 View Post
    Kenny says the personal reasons surrounding Szmodics leaving the last cap hasn't changed. That he wasn't considered for call up as Szmodics can't be away from home for ten days due to those personal reasons.
    One would assume, if everyone is being straight, that it’s either a family illness or else anxiety/homesickness issues

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    what happened to the new mcateer? second thoughts perhaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    what happened to the new mcateer? second thoughts perhaps.
    Kenny said last time that there was a player that was close to being over the line. He never said it was McAteer, that came from journalists. The paperwork might still be pending, and also McAteer has pretty much been injured since. Doesnt surprise me that hes not called up, but I am annoyed Moran or Azaz wasnt.

    This squad is the manager going out with a whimper, hes gone against his principals of "if you're good enough you're old enough" that he had coming into the job. He had one last opportunity to be brave and he bottled it again. Jake O'Brien for Duffy or Omobamidele should have happened. Azaz or Moran instead of McGrath. The squad is just disappointing much like his whole tenure.

    Next competitive games will not be until next September and they are NL games. Its gonna be a long feckin year full of shyte talk. If we pick a manager that we collectively groan at it could be very hard to win back the enthusiasm of the fans.
    Its really not that complicated!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razors left peg View Post
    Kenny said last time that there was a player that was close to being over the line. He never said it was McAteer, that came from journalists. The paperwork might still be pending, and also McAteer has pretty much been injured since. Doesnt surprise me that hes not called up, but I am annoyed Moran or Azaz wasnt.

    This squad is the manager going out with a whimper, hes gone against his principals of "if you're good enough you're old enough" that he had coming into the job. He had one last opportunity to be brave and he bottled it again. Jake O'Brien for Duffy or Omobamidele should have happened. Azaz or Moran instead of McGrath. The squad is just disappointing much like his whole tenure.

    Next competitive games will not be until next September and they are NL games. Its gonna be a long feckin year full of shyte talk. If we pick a manager that we collectively groan at it could be very hard to win back the enthusiasm of the fans.
    There's certainly an argument that Andy Moran is better playing in this camp for the 21s. You might think that Kenny would selfishly like to be the manager to give him his debut, but the 21s have two crucial games against Norway and Italy and are currently sitting top of their group. We play the Netherlands in a game that has no real competitive implications and a friendly against New Zealand...

    I would have included Azaz or Connor Ronan and either McNamara or Gallagher

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    Quote Originally Posted by elatedscum View Post
    There's certainly an argument that Andy Moran is better playing in this camp for the 21s. You might think that Kenny would selfishly like to be the manager to give him his debut, but the 21s have two crucial games against Norway and Italy and are currently sitting top of their group. We play the Netherlands in a game that has no real competitive implications and a friendly against New Zealand...

    I would have included Azaz or Connor Ronan and either McNamara or Gallagher
    I can absolutely see the reasoning for Moran with the 21s, but also the 21s are just supposed to be there as a feeder to the seniors. Its like holding someone back in their job and not giving them the promotion they deserve because they are too good at the their current one. Senior team is most important, and the under squads are just a bonus
    Its really not that complicated!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    My guess is he is the issue. I fear ( with no proof) Hungary are sniffing around.
    That sounds plausible, sadly... Especially with similar after happening with Cannon. If it is the case, it'd kind of indicate we're a bit of a last resort internationally. Not good to be continually losing out on these players.

    Parrott back in place of Keane; both a bit meh at this stage, even if Parrott has scored a couple of goals in Holland. But one for the other won't change things, much and all as I'd like to see Keane given a proper run at it; he's bene unlucky with injuries.

    Omobamidele has no place in the squad for me though. He's barely played since March and we have legit options at centre-back. Lenihan/Dunne the obvious ones. Egan still out unfortunately.

    But no silk purse not included for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    what happened to the new mcateer? second thoughts perhaps.
    Injured I think; only played seven minutes in the past month. Unused sub at the weekend, so maybe this window too soon for him (assuming he's interested, etc)

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