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    Aiden McGeady

    Now I not 100% sure if he's Injured cause can't find anythin on the net.

    But does anyone else think Gordon Strachan is freezing out McGeady because he choose Ireland? He doesnt seem to be figuring at all under strachan since the start of the season he was making the squad at least but doesnt seem to be any more, as Strachan never hid the fact of his dipleasure in McGeady Choosing Ireland over Scotland.

    On Skysports.com it shows McGeadys stats for this season and they dont look good if he's to try and break into the Irish Senior Squad.

    Whats anybody else think?

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    He's not freezing him out. He just hasn't showed a whole load of progress since early last season.

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    everybody built him up to be some kind of savioue.

    Kevin Doyle is more worthy of a place in the Ireland squad than him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry crumb
    Kevin Doyle is more worthy of a place in the Ireland squad than him.
    Yeah, Scots Premis a sh1t league. If McGeady was good enough he'd at least be in Division 2 in England as in the Championship I mean, like Doyle & Morrison.
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    totally agree about Mac gready. everyone said he was god because he did a few flicks and tricks. That wont win you any games at the top level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejollyrodger
    totally agree about Mac gready. everyone said he was god because he did a few flicks and tricks. That wont win you any games at the top level.
    He played well against AC Milan in the Champions League.

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    he isnt crap, im not saying that. But he has it all to prove.

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    Hasn't been playing well since Christmas. Hopefully its just confidence.

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    You're all right to a degree. He needs to develop further.

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    I think he lacks pace. That's what is going to stop him being world class.
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    I seem to remember Strachan was full of praise for McGeady when he took over and he started in the champs league match where Celtic were embarrassed. Don't think he's played since.

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    He played every pre-season game, the first champions league game and the first SPL game. Got dropped after the SPL game.

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    Very poor player from what I've seen. Great ball control, but no end product. Total show pony who's proved absolutely nothing. Wait til he actually does something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Éanna
    Very poor player from what I've seen. Great ball control, but no end product. Total show pony who's proved absolutely nothing. Wait til he actually does something.
    I wouldn't say no end product. 5 goals and 11 assists in 25 starts last season. 1 assist from 1 league start this season. 1 assist from 1 reserve match this season.

    When he's on form he could win you a match single handedly. If this was someone else posting there'd be a completely different tone to my post but I seen how bias has f*cked up your head. If you can make a mockery of the Milan defence single handedly you have something special. Nesta went up to McGeady after that game and gave him his shirt (without McGeady asking) and just praised his performace. Maldini went into the Celtic dressing room to talk to him after the match.

    He's one of the few players in the world that has no preferred foot. He takes corners with either foot. At the moment he's going through a bad patch but when he's on form he's a joy to watch.
    Last edited by eirebhoy; 20/09/2005 at 9:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murtybyrne
    But does anyone else think Gordon Strachan is freezing out McGeady because he choose Ireland?
    Lack of form is the only reason.

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    i can remember strachan and i think it was alan hanson also saying that it was a disgrace that he was playing for ireland and 2 that it was a disgrace that the scottish FA let him slip thru their fingers

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    since when did hansen know anything about football (apart from the fact that "you wont win anything with kids")??

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    Quote Originally Posted by eirebhoy
    I wouldn't say no end product. 5 goals and 11 assists in 25 starts last season. 1 assist from 1 league start this season. 1 assist from 1 reserve match this season.

    When he's on form he could win you a match single handedly. If this was someone else posting there'd be a completely different tone to my post but I seen how bias has f*cked up your head. If you can make a mockery of the Milan defence single handedly you have something special. Nesta went up to McGeady after that game and gave him his shirt (without McGeady asking) and just praised his performace. Maldini went into the Celtic dressing room to talk to him after the match.

    He's one of the few players in the world that has no preferred foot. He takes corners with either foot. At the moment he's going through a bad patch but when he's on form he's a joy to watch.

    Have to agree with that. Fantastic on his day but hasn't showed much this season. He's still young so he can hopefully find his feet again. Worrying though...

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    I suppose he knows a good bit as he won so many championships and he was captain of a very successful winning side and know what it takes to win lots of major trophies. I think that comment will hang around his neck for a long time but there are lots of pundits that have said far worse things. I always think one of the most stupid comments was by Gabby Yorath who said that if Milan can score 3 goals in the 1st half why cant LIverpool do it the 2nd. The 2nd half proved her to be right but it was still and ill informed and stupid comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eirebhoy
    He's one of the few players in the world that has no preferred foot. He takes corners with either foot.
    Like Lubo Moravcik used to do. What a joy to watch him too. Does anyone remember a goal he scored against Hibs from 35 yards (against Nick Colgan I think) with his left? The ball didn't even twitch in the air. Spectacular. Add in his headed goals in an Old Firm game & you really had the complete set of skills.

    For all McGeady's skills his final ball needs to be worked on.

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