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    If Nick Barmby played in their weakest position (goalkeeper) you can be sure as hell they would be considering it.

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    Reading some great things about the lad on both a Cardiff and Leicester forum after the playoff game the other night. Apparently went over to console the opposition player who missed the penalty and sent them out after he himself scored his to put Cardiff into the Final. Apparently a cool head coming to the finish and Man of the Match in some peoples book, would love to see him back in the premiership. Said it before but he really is the best left back option we have still, maybe if him and Kilbane swap divisions Trap will start to take note?

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    I'd agree but hasn't Kennedy said that he's not fussed about Ireland, it's all behind him now? A bit like Alan Lee (who isn't good enough).

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    Good god, Mark Kennedy - shouldn't he be about 102 at this stage? Ok, the internet says 33 but it feels like he has been around forever, never quite fulfilling the potential he showed all those moons ago for Millwall.

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    I said the same thing during the playoff on Wednesday - it seems like he should have retired years ago. According to wikipedia, he was 15 when he made his Milwall debut.

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    Don't think Kennedy ever said he wasn't fussed about a call up. I remember during Stan's reign he said he was unhappy and disappointed that Stan never sent a scout to monitor his progress or even inquired to crystal palace about him so he clearly wanted a call up.

    I suppose the reality is this. If he winds up playing a key role for a team that gets promoted to the premiership in a position where we're criminally lacking in quality and numbers then in my view he simply cannot be overlooked.
    He's 33. big deal, the best fullback in the world at the moment Javier Zanetti is 36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfinator View Post
    Don't think Kennedy ever said he wasn't fussed about a call up. I remember during Stan's reign he said he was unhappy and disappointed that Stan never sent a scout to monitor his progress or even inquired to crystal palace about him so he clearly wanted a call up.

    I suppose the reality is this. If he winds up playing a key role for a team that gets promoted to the premiership in a position where we're criminally lacking in quality and numbers then in my view he simply cannot be overlooked.
    He's 33. big deal, the best fullback in the world at the moment Javier Zanetti is 36.
    I know you're a big younger Murfinator but some of us who lived through Kennedy's meteoric rise from Millwall to Liverpool in the 90s have some bad memories that we mightn't want revived. He was probably one of the most talented players we have ever produced and I remember seeing him playing an U-21 game at Dalymount where he was simply outstanding. Unfortunately the move to spice-boy era Liverpool (as the most expensive teenager in the Premiership) seemed to affect his attitude very badly. He promised so much but consistently failed to deliver. He's older now and hopefully a bit wiser (it was good to see him commiserating with the Leicester players the other night) but I think Ireland need to look to the future. If we were to look backwards then I think Carr would actually be an even better option at right or left back but I'm not advocating that either.
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    I dunno, look at David James on Saturday - still easily the best keeper England have got, and he's 40. If Kennedy can come in and do a job for 2 years, he'd be well worth a go.

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    There is absolutely no point in bringing Mark Kennedy back a this stage IMO. Much rather see us blood Greg Cunningham or whoever instead.
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    Always though he was vastly over rated to be honest. Probably the fault of the Sunday World, which described him as a cross between Kenny Dalglish, John Barnes and Ian Rush whilst he was on Liverpools radar at Millwall. Some doing if he goes up with Cardiff, given he went up with City and Wolves previously also.
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    weren't both those teams relegated the following season?
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    Ha!! Yes.. The Championship's about his level it seems..
    I pity the fool!.... But suggest ways that he might improve himself.

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    There should be a button on the forum you can click to bring up "The Championship's about his level." It would save an awful lot of typing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Darwin View Post
    I dunno, look at David James on Saturday - still easily the best keeper England have got, and he's 40. If Kennedy can come in and do a job for 2 years, he'd be well worth a go.

    You can't compare the two as the keepers position is a whole different ball game so to speak. Kennedy was way over-rated and hyped up by his agent to get an inflated price for him.

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    In your haste you appear to have missed the point. If Mark Kennedy is our best performing left-back, he should be considered for selection. If he's not, it's a moot point. In either case, we're not so blessed with talent that we can afford to discount players based on age.

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    Ask yourself the question is MK at least as good an option for left back as KK??

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    Quote Originally Posted by elroy View Post
    Ask yourself the question is MK at least as good an option for left back as KK??
    Let's put it this way -- if there was an injury to Kilbane and the choices for left back were a very raw Greg Cunningham or an experienced player like Kennedy for a crunch Euro qualifier, who would you go with?

    I see no harm bringing him into the squad. As we've seen with Carr at Birmingham this season, players well into their 30s can make big contributions to a team.

    Not saying Cunningham is no good, but he has only played 1 or 2 first team matches in his life. I think it's too early for him to be involved in the senior squad personally...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapAPony View Post
    There is absolutely no point in bringing Mark Kennedy back a this stage IMO. Much rather see us blood Greg Cunningham or whoever instead.
    I'd much rather see us field our strongest XI and qualify for the European Championships, I've had enough of this "building for the future" garbage over the last few seasons. Let the clubs do that, International sides should be picking the best available players in the here and now. And right now Mark Kennedy is the best left back we have playing consistently well and regularly at a high level. Cunningham is just some guy on a reserve team who might be good some day.

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    Mark Kennedy is signing for Ipswich for a fee believed to be 75,000 - he is 34 years old now.

    Good signing for Ipswich and will help shore their defense as Damien Delaney is out injured for the next 3 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnySweeney View Post
    Mark Kennedy is signing for Ipswich for a fee believed to be 75,000 - he is 34 years old now.

    Good signing for Ipswich and will help shore their defense as Damien Delaney is out injured for the next 3 months.
    Keane and Kennedy always seemed to have a decent relationship in the Irish squad but it was always quite surprising because, in his International days, Kennedy's attitude was invariably terrible. One of the most disappointing players of my time as he had so much ability but didn't bother his arse most of the time. He has played better as a defender in recent years but can't help thinking this will be another Irish signing for Ipswich who will be on his way again in January.
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