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    Quote Originally Posted by stiofain View Post
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    [QUOTE=Theskinloyal;735622]EDDIE MCGOLDRICK!!!!!!!


    About a year ago I saw Eddie playing a charity game in Sixfields, Northampton with a crowd of lower league journeymen as part of an 'All Star XI' against a selection of local amatuers. He was the classiest performer on the park by a tidy margin!
    The dude abides....

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    I vividly remember him giving Denis Irwin an awful time at on Arsenal-Man Utd game....

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    He was excellent against N Ireland when we qualified, we may not have done so without him that night. Not sure this qualifies him for this award!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    Chris Morris crossing used to test the crowds patience as well.
    True but he was a solid player defensively. Not great but rarely made mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theskinloyal View Post
    EDDIE MCGOLDRICK!!!!!!!
    Based on which game exactly? McGoldrick actually played some good games for Ireland including an excellet game against Denmark in Copenhagen where he was the only player to actually run at them and keep the ball. An underrated player for Ireland.
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    If it is defined by who is left at home then it would have to be Morris in Italy 90, with Irwin at home watching on his sofa! At least he gave 100%.

    In recent years it's Kavanagh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergie's Son View Post
    Based on which game exactly? McGoldrick actually played some good games for Ireland including an excellet game against Denmark in Copenhagen where he was the only player to actually run at them and keep the ball. An underrated player for Ireland.
    O yeah & that game too. Actually don't think I can recall him playing poorly for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Garcia View Post
    O yeah & that game too. Actually don't think I can recall him playing poorly for us.
    He didn't as far as I remember. Seriously, not a bad player for us at all. It's lazy to say he was ****e when the facts show that he wasn't.

    Irwin was playing for Oldham in 1990 I believe and probably wasn't there yet. Morris was getting his game for Celtic and didn't hurt us in Italy. Always gave 100% and was very proud to be considered Irish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post
    At least Butler had a credible club career.

    Noel Cambell in the 70's
    He played with Fortuna Koln, some starts, some as a sub, for a season, I think they got walloped in every game he played.
    Just one of those images from Dalymount that are indelibly printed on the brain, Cambell balooning the ball from midfield, fearless but useless.
    He came on as a sub in the "Battle of Sofia" and got sent off the next minute.
    Poor Gussie. The Friday after "Battle of Sofia" I saw Noel waiting for a 54A on the Kimmage road wearing huge dark glasses to hide the shiners. Totally down to earth guy but he did have habit of hitting the ball more towards Des kellys than the goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_peepee View Post
    Did Micky Evans ever get capped at senior level?...
    Once I think! October 1997 v Romania in 1-1 draw? came on as sub?
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    Kevin Kilbane, worst Irish international ever. How he has ammased over 70 caps ill never know. Cant play football

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    for me it has be Paul Butler,
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    I'd agree on McGoldrick....actually thought he was quite a handy left-sided player in an era when we struggled in that position post-Sheedy (Staunton at left-wing anyone??)...I think he's a victim of being the fashionable player to slag from the terraces in the same way as Kernaghan/O'Shea/Kilbane and even Carsley...Just goes to show that most "fans" won't bother to form opinions for themselves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louth4sam View Post
    Kevin Kilbane, worst Irish international ever. How he has ammased over 70 caps ill never know. Cant play football
    Don't watch many Ireland games do you? Kilbane rarely lets the team down and has made telling contributions in many of those 70 caps including some vital performances in this campaign already.

    Worst Irish international? pull the other one.
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    Kilbane was absolutely terrible until Kerr took over imo. He was just constantly low in confidence. Anyway, he deservedly won player of the year a few years ago so I don't think he could be classed as the worst ever Irish international.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhoops View Post
    Once I think! October 1997 v Romania in 1-1 draw? came on as sub?
    Spot on Superhoops. Was sitting in the East Stand looking at the imposter that day. I think he played a few B games thereafter, maybe didn't get the 2nd cap. John Goodman also had a stint in our front line around that time. Some of the clowns we let play for us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeNiro View Post
    John Goodman also had a stint in our front line around that time. Some of the clowns we let play for us!
    He came on away to Macedonia (3-2 game) i think. Look at the pipeline of young forwards now , plus the incumbents, and compare it to our options back then when we really were clutching at straws.

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    I haven't waded through the three pages so apologies if he's already had an honorary mention; but Paul Butler's 45 minutes in an Ireland shirt were torture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by as_i_say View Post
    Don't watch many Ireland games do you? Kilbane rarely lets the team down and has made telling contributions in many of those 70 caps including some vital performances in this campaign already.

    Worst Irish international? pull the other one.
    Butler is being singled out for a worst specific performance (me included in singling him out).

    What contributes to this is the fact that he only got one chance.

    If you cast the mind back, Kilbane had an equally nightmarish debut against Iceland away. He was replaced at half time having made zero impact.

    I wouldn't class him as the worst Irish International - but by Kilbanes own admission later - based on that first performance, he felt he'd totally blown his chance to ever play again.

    Thought his performance, alongside Keane, against France away was his best.
    Last edited by Wolfie; 31/07/2007 at 1:15 PM.
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