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    one of the first problems Trapattoni identified was that our two central midfielders often left the centre halves exposed, which is why he played two defensive players in the middle of the park.
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    Starting today:
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    as we say in castellano, he broke the 9's drought , today

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    Great to see Long score. Hope it results in a run. He loves a good run.

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    Great to see him break the 9's drought so early in his loan spell.

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    Here in some other quasi-exotic location (we'll say Bucharest) we call it 'The Famine of the 9' instead. Local commentators were well known for talking about it at great length in their frequent discussions about John Byrne and, later, Connor Salmon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadloserkid View Post
    Here in some other quasi-exotic location (we'll say Bucharest) we call it 'The Famine of the 9' instead. Local commentators were well known for talking about it at great length in their frequent discussions about John Byrne and, later, Connor Salmon.
    But never Frank Stapleton?
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John83 View Post
    But never Frank Stapleton?
    In Bucharest we call Francis Stapleton 'The Sandcastle' in our frequent discussions about his short stint at Ajax. Because it fell apart so badly. Noi radem foarte mult!

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    Personally I'm reserving judgement until he puts in a shift in Dara O'Shea's holding midfield role.
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    what a great great complete modern 9 Frank Stapleton was at his prime, unplayable! Different class! I remember as a kid 8 or 9 years old they broadcasted Diego's all matches from Barça, at some stage they played vs Man U, it was 84 or 85, Diego wasnt playing for Argentina he asked for a hiatus and our coach Bilardo accepted that petition, so the AFA and the president Alfonsin social democratic government decided to put on tv Diego's games on the public tv, dont remember if the matches were taped or live, (when he went to Nápoles it was the private channel owned by a gallego from Galicia, Romay).

    I remember Frank Stapleton was the best player on the pitch vs Barça, scored too.

    Then later on he had a hip injury and lost his pace, he was a pacey 9. Jack Charlton talked about it, and I still think he could have played vs Egypt or Italy coming from the bench

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Grise View Post
    Personally I'm reserving judgement until he puts in a shift in Dara O'Shea's holding midfield role.
    Will be fantastic as a holding mid. We were there before, remember Paul McGrath and Lawrenson, a cutting edge tactic

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    As I said before, we have to play our best players, the defenders, they have to be the more composed on the ball. A commanding midfield with a bit a bite and control a number 10, and two nuissance attackers.

    My team is
    1-Randolph/Westwood or young Kelleher
    2-Coleman
    3-Stevens
    4-"young" Doherty
    5-Egan
    6-Dara O'Shea
    7-Cullen
    8-McCarthy
    9-Long
    10-Connor Ronan or Callum O'Hare
    11-Connolly

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    Egan won't be in the squad, unless you have evidence that he will recover in time, don't discuss him
    Callum O'Hare isn't likely to be in the squad, unless you have evidence that the player is in the process of declaring, don't mention him again
    Ronan has only completed 90 minutes twice since the start of the year, and he's only played 86 minutes in Grasshopper's last three games combined - and that's in the Swiss second division. I doubt he's ready for his international debut in an away qualifier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Egan won't be in the squad, unless you have evidence that he will recover in time, don't discuss him
    Callum O'Hare isn't likely to be in the squad, unless you have evidence that the player is in the process of declaring, don't mention him again
    Ronan has only completed 90 minutes twice since the start of the year, and he's only played 86 minutes in Grasshopper's last three games combined - and that's in the Swiss second division. I doubt he's ready for his international debut in an away qualifier.
    that's my ideal team, compañero!

    I would go with Kevin Long or Clark next to Doherty, If kevin plays Doherty would be left center back. On the number 10 role yes I would have capped Ronan after Slovakia for sure, I dont care he's on loan Grasshopper are a big european team after all even when they are coming back!
    O'hare someone said his sister is an irish champion? is that accurate?

    if so, the kid wont be far, he showed balls for rejecting a bench role at villa on forcing himself a carrer

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    Long on the bench today. Rob Elliot, as it happens, on the Watford bench too.
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