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    Weso hasn't played in this league in 2 years. Was a new thread in the EL section really necessary? We talk about how good a standard our league is now,so we are we still hung up on some English 2nd division player?

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    Hes been class act this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risteard View Post
    He could do with a move.
    Agree. Needs to be and should be playing in the Championship at least.

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    This thread should be in the National Team forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucanhoop87 View Post
    but still probably too small to make it all the way to the top
    Andy Reid did. Size doesnt matter talent does. Juninho, Romario etc. Too good for the likes of blackpool alright.

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    Saw him in the recent play off game against John Sheridan's Oldham. He was heads and shoulders (figuratively speaking) above everyone else on the field and scored a good goal. Class act.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    Saw him in the recent play off game against John Sheridan's Oldham. He was heads and shoulders (figuratively speaking) above everyone else on the field and scored a good goal. Class act.
    Saw some of that game & showed how p!ss poor League One football is. Hoolahan was playing a different style of football than the rest of them.
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    he's quality alright

    used to be worth giving ollie €15 just to see him play. the goal he scored on sunday was magic. almost a shame he's in the playoff final. would have liked to see him play in america

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    Thumbs up Wes Hoolahan

    Seen him in the League One playoff for Blackpool today. Had excellent game but more suited to higher standard. Only downside is he is small.

    Even if he does not stay at Blackpool will surely play in at least the Championship.
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    He is ALWAYS a joy to watch - the most naturally talented player I have ever seen in a Shels jersey ahead of Shero and Ndo - so happy to see him do well which I always knew he would. His size doesn't matter, the ball sticks to his feet, he is like Juninho during his first Middlesbrough spell.

    Was listening to it on the radio over here and they were raving about him too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Only downside is he is small.
    Not really a downside IMO, he's a winger and down the years there have been plenty of small, quick, well balanced and skilled wingers/attackers. I'd say a lot of defenders hate having to mark him, big lads especially.

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    its a pity that he felt the need to move abroad, as some would say, too early, to too low a standard. considering the attention the eL and its players have had recently from english clubs its a safe bet to say he could've just gone straight to the championship or even premiership a la Bennett/Doyle/O'Donovan/O'Callaghan had he stayed in Ireland.
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    One of the best players I have seen play in the Eircom League if not the best, deserves to be a successfull player. Hope to see him in the Championship or Premiership next season, think he could make it.
    Cmon County!

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    Today was the first time I've seen him play since he was at Livingston. Played very well, he should get a call up soon enough. He's 25 tomorrow.

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    You need to have a team that passes the ball. Hoolohan not your tradtional winger lumping crosses in.
    http://www.forastrust.ie/

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    some of his passing was just amazing today. if parker was on his wavelength they might have got a few more. definitely good enough to play for a good championship side
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    Quote Originally Posted by GavinZac View Post
    its a pity that he felt the need to move abroad, as some would say, too early, to too low a standard. considering the attention the eL and its players have had recently from english clubs its a safe bet to say he could've just gone straight to the championship or even premiership a la Bennett/Doyle/O'Donovan/O'Callaghan had he stayed in Ireland.
    He actually moved to the SPL with Livingston, when they were relegated he moved to Blackpool. Paul Tierney had made the same move shortly before. There are a fair few decent teams in League One btw. It's nice to see the eL get some respect but some folks here seem to think it plays second fiddle only to La Liga. I read an article on Ciaran Martyn who is on loan to a team in Norway, he says the standard of play there is far higher then the eL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwerty View Post
    He actually moved to the SPL with Livingston, when they were relegated he moved to Blackpool. Paul Tierney had made the same move shortly before. There are a fair few decent teams in League One btw. It's nice to see the eL get some respect but some folks here seem to think it plays second fiddle only to La Liga.
    If you think a team officially worse than gretna deserve respect then you have a fairly warped view on the eL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwerty View Post
    I read an article on Ciaran Martyn who is on loan to a team in Norway, he says the standard of play there is far higher then the eL.
    Not surprised to read that but in european games our top teams can give a very tough game. I think he was commenting more on the overall standard of play & facilities which would clearly be much higher.

    BTW most people were very surprised with his Livingston move & he is much too good for League One.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GavinZac View Post
    If you think a team officially worse than gretna deserve respect then you have a fairly warped view on the eL.
    Are you talking about Livingston? If so they' weren't worse than Gretna when he moved there and they were actually very ambitious, and had a decent team but it didn't work out.

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