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    And "everything we need to know" about McGoldrick: http://www.independent.ie/sport/socc...-30732828.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac Byrne
    Name: David McGoldrick

    Club: Ipswich Town

    Age: 26 (Born November 29, 1987)

    Weight: 11st 9lb (73.92kg)

    Height: 6ft (1.83m)

    In 2014, McGoldrick – who is adopted – discovered that he was eligible to play for Ireland after researching his family tree and finding his birth grandmother was born in Ireland.

    He turned down an approach from Gordon Strachan to play for Scotland.

    The striker has five championship goals to his credit this season, five fewer than Ireland and Ipswich team mate Daryl Murphy.

    McGoldrick began his football career as a trainee with Notts County and made his senior debut in 2004.

    He was signed by Southampton a year later for an undisclosed fee but his first team opportunities were scarce and he was loaned out to Notts county, Bournemouth and Port Vale before being sold to Nottingham Forest in £1m in 2009.

    He joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan in September 2011, and was loaned out to Coventry City in August 2012. After a successful spell at Coventry he was then loaned to Ipswich Town during the 2013 January transfer window with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.

    He has formed a very strong partnership with Daryl Murphy with the Tractor Boys.

    He was also the subject of a £5m bid from Leicester City during the summer but Ipswich wanted £8m and the deal fell through.

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    'He turned down an approach from Gordon Strachan to play for Scotland.'

    i suppose Strachan's approach did leave him a bit puzzled, "I’m not really worried if you declare for us or not. We’re okay without you".

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    The Daily Record guy might see it as turning down Scotland in favour of an inferior option, as many footballers do.

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    FAI TV interview with McGoldrick:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    The Daily Record guy might see it as turning down Scotland in favour of an inferior option, as many footballers do.
    And no doubt will be subject to an all mighty chorus of boos on Friday.
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    McGoldrick says in the interview above there that he's wanted to play for Ireland since he's been a kid, but he says something like, "at the back of all the programmes, I've always had the Irish sign"... Am I picking that up correctly and, if so, what does he mean exactly?

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    Think he means he always went to the Irish players to sign his programme at games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyInvincible View Post
    McGoldrick says in the interview above there that he's wanted to play for Ireland since he's been a kid, but he says something like, "at the back of all the programmes, I've always had the Irish sign"... Am I picking that up correctly and, if so, what does he mean exactly?
    i think he means the irish flag???
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyInvincible View Post
    McGoldrick says in the interview above there that he's wanted to play for Ireland since he's been a kid, but he says something like, "at the back of all the programmes, I've always had the Irish sign"... Am I picking that up correctly and, if so, what does he mean exactly?
    Hold on a second. I thought he only discovered that he was eligible for Ireland/had any links to Ireland through his birth mother a year or two ago? I find what he's saying incredibly hard to believe in fairness unless something was lost in translation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneWhoKnocks View Post
    Hold on a second. I thought he only discovered that he was eligible for Ireland/had any links to Ireland through his birth mother a year or two ago? I find what he's saying incredibly hard to believe in fairness unless something was lost in translation.
    From my understanding, he grew up in an Irish family but, being adopted, didn't think he qualified. He recently looked into his birth parents and found out one of them had Irish nationality.

    geysir might know better than me on this score, but I believe - like Cascarino - McGoldrick would have been eligible anyway as he would be eligible through his adoptive parents.

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    Ah I see. Fair enough.

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    Is he not saying he is from an Irish family but did not know he was eligible because of the adoption thing?

    You're a tough nut. One Irish grandparent but no faffing about once the call came. Not good enough. Dual Irish / English but unsure. Not good enough. Very obviously 1G Irish but you don't like as a player. No comment when he says how Irish he is. English born but says he only ever wanted to play for Ireland. Sceptical.

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    White Irish family, black kid. I can understand where he is coming from. Dave Chapelle.


    But if he is adopted and its an Irish family surely he could play once he had been legally adopted - assuming they were an Irish family and they had actually passports or could apply for them.

    Has anyone any of his programmes available there handy to see if fixer and stutts are right and cd is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    Think he means he always went to the Irish players to sign his programme at games.
    He talks in short phrases which may or may not be connected.
    "Ive, wanted to be playing for ireland since I was a kid ... on the back of the program.... i've always had the irish sign .... but to actually get the confirmation ... I'm delighted etc"
    Means he always had the irish sign, the sign is in the mudra from St Patrick.
    it's a calling, a vocation. David had visions of the sign.


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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_oshea View Post
    White Irish family, black kid. I can understand where he is coming from. Dave Chapelle.


    But if he is adopted and its an Irish family surely he could play once he had been legally adopted - assuming they were an Irish family and they had actually passports or could apply for them.

    Has anyone any of his programmes available there handy to see if fixer and stutts are right and cd is wrong.
    you love proving someone right or wrong! I can't even remember what I might be right about. Was it sign meaning flag? I'm not even convinced myself. Still, always happy to be shown to be right, especially when it shows CD wrong.

    My guess is that once legally adopted the adopted parents'lineage can count. In Cas's case there was controversy over the FBR though, if I recall right ( a post from Geysir).

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    A child that is legally adopted has the exact same rights as a birth child. Just think about it for a minute.

    There is no way legally that a child can be treated differently in any shape or form, once legally adopted.
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    I like his attitude in that video.
    Humble and confident and hard-working it seems.
    Wish him all the best and welcome him to the fold.

    Seems to be in a similar mould to Leon Best (whatever happened to him? He was doing well at Newcastle a while back)
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    Best is at Blackburn I think. Never really liked Best, a schoolmate of Tricky's. He always looked narky at something, as if the world owed him something. He was very unlucky with injury. In a parallel universe he could have 60 caps and 15 or more goals for us.

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    Surely he's still young?
    Is he scoring?
    a simple google of course would answer my questions but, alas, laziness has descended upon me
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    Isn't McGoldrick double eligible? his birth mother is also Irish?
    I could be thinking of another player or just have yet another false memory.

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