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    i was impressed with mcgeady he skiined bonera a few times, and played with alot of urgency and desire, something we never see do duffer do.

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    [QUOTE=kingdom hoop;638934]maybe the cameramen dont pick him out, he's probably not in the VIP area

    probably dosen't get into them cos he's too embarassed to say he's a manager when he's not recognised
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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenerased View Post
    something we never see do duffer do.
    Anymore!!

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    He did look impressive last night. Good build for a central defender. Personally i fell he is much better than McManus and will soon knock him out of the starting 11. I felt McManus was a to blame for Kaka's goal. He should have closed him down instead of forcing him onto his left

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    Could not blame Mc Manus for the goal He just was not fast or nimble enough for Kaka. If he closed him down he would have just nicked it way from him and left him on his arse. What he did was what they tell you to do as a defender but Kaka is top class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMcD View Post
    Could not blame Mc Manus for the goal He just was not fast or nimble enough for Kaka. If he closed him down he would have just nicked it way from him and left him on his arse. What he did was what they tell you to do as a defender but Kaka is top class.
    no doubting kaka's class,but...
    in the first half o'dea, leaving inzaghi free, made the committed decision to chase down jankulovski and got a great block in.
    in defending its also good to at least force your opponent into doing something , force them into making a pass, trick whatever. more can go awry that way. mcmanus left kaka run at him for twenty yards putting no pressure, not even away from goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdom hoop View Post
    i enjoyed o'deas performance last night. dont think he would have left kaka go past him as lamely as mcmanus did for the goal.
    It was a brilliant goal. O'Dea wasn't near it. However it's a mark of O'Dea's quality, that if he was, you would think he would have shackled a flying Kaka.

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    watch the goal here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEhev8Ym3Gk
    O'Dea was never going to get close to Kaka and it's clearly McManus who has to close him down. I agree with NeilMcD, what McManus did is what any defender would have done, try to force him out wide, away from the goal. Kaka is a different class though, so it made no difference.
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    The only player who could have done better in the lead up was Lennon.
    If McManus had another 1/2" on his boot or if he had got closer earlier, $64kQ's.
    I feel a good bit more secure for our back line after seeing O'Dea's performance.

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    O Dea is a really good prospect. I'm heading over to the old firm on Sunday and would love to see him playing and nailing down his place in the defence. He is better than McManus and just as good as Caldwell

    McGeady on the other hand, I'm not so sure about. He is positive and a good attacking option but he is too light and is easily outmuscled and dispossessed. I think it was about time he beefed up a little. He'll need that extra strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torn-Ado View Post
    O Dea is a really good prospect. I'm heading over to the old firm on Sunday and would love to see him playing and nailing down his place in the defence. He is better than McManus and just as good as Caldwell

    McGeady on the other hand, I'm not so sure about. He is positive and a good attacking option but he is too light and is easily outmuscled and dispossessed. I think it was about time he beefed up a little. He'll need that extra strength.
    I think he's actually looked a lot stronger this season than last season. He won't really start to build muscle until he stops growing anyway. Besides, he took on renowned hard man Alex Rae 2 seasons ago and wiped the floor with him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    I think he's actually looked a lot stronger this season than last season. He won't really start to build muscle until he stops growing anyway. Besides, he took on renowned hard man Alex Rae 2 seasons ago and wiped the floor with him!
    He has got stronger but he is still easily outmuscled at the higher level. Especially in the champions league where he didn't shine at all.
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    I haven't seen O'Dea play yet but his performances sound promising for the future. However, I don't know what everyone else thinks, but i personally don't think he'll start against wales or slovakia. In fact, I doubt he'll even come on. I'd say he'll probably get his chance in the tournnament in America this summer instead. Staunton wouldn't have the balls to play him for the first time in an important competitive game unless there was an injury crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    I think he's actually looked a lot stronger this season than last season. He won't really start to build muscle until he stops growing anyway. Besides, he took on renowned hard man Alex Rae 2 seasons ago and wiped the floor with him!
    McGeady's 21 next month, I think he stopped growing at the age of 13.

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    lads that defending was terrible, he kept backing back, and not even in a straight line, he kept running back to the right....he should have stuck closer and pushed him out before he got near the 18 yard line.....he had acres of space. terrible defending.
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    My point exactly. O'Dea would have got across if Kaka had rounded him but back tracking for 20 yards seemed the wrong choice for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by eirebhoy View Post
    Someone said that Stan asked Strachan about him and Strachan said he wasn't ready. That wouldn't suprise me at all but he can't keep that excuse up for long.
    And on the other I asked was Terry Dixon ready? Who was the other underage player brought to Portugal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom View Post
    And on the other I asked was Terry Dixon ready? Who was the other underage player brought to Portugal?
    No other underage player, Liam Lawrence was the only other uncapped player brought in.

    from http://www.rte.ie/sport/2006/0508/ireland.html:
    IRELAND SQUAD (v Chile and training camp in Portugal):

    Shay Given Newcastle United
    Paddy Kenny Sheffield United
    Wayne Henderson Brighton & Hove Albion
    Gary Breen Sunderland
    Andy O'Brien Portsmouth
    Richard Dunne Manchester City
    Joey O'Brien Bolton Wanderers
    Ian Harte Levante
    Steve Finnan Liverpool
    Liam Lawrence Sunderland
    Stephen Kelly Tottenham Hotspur
    John O'Shea Manchester United
    Steven Reid Blackburn Rovers
    Andy Reid Tottenham Hotspur
    Graham Kavanagh Wigan Athletic
    Jonathan Douglas Leeds United
    Alan Lee Cardiff City
    Alan Quinn Sheffield United
    Michael Doyle Coventry City
    Liam Miller Leeds United
    Kevin Kilbane Everton
    Damien Duff Chelsea
    Stephen Elliott Sunderland
    Kevin Doyle Reading
    Aiden McGeady Celtic
    Terry Dixon Tottenham Hotspur
    Jason Byrne Shelbourne
    Robbie Keane Tottenham Hotspur
    Clinton Morrison Crystal Palace
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    By all means I'd bring in O'Dea. This campaign is to all intents and purposes over so lets take some chances. I'd also include everyone else who's playing in the serious stages of the champs league and that would include O'Shea. He is not a bad player. We do, however have a bad manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbySands View Post
    By all means I'd bring in O'Dea. This campaign is to all intents and purposes over so lets take some chances. I'd also include everyone else who's playing in the serious stages of the champs league and that would include O'Shea. He is not a bad player. We do, however have a bad manager.

    Staunton Out
    So Kerr must have been a bad manager as well because O'Shea was poor under him

    Didn't see the Old Firm game. How did O'Dea get on?
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