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    I miss matty holland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eirebhoy View Post
    I really think the 2 Reid's would make an excellent partnership with no need for Carsley. They're both intelligent players who'll know what positions to hold on the pitch. Andy Reid got a bit angry when his fitness was questioned again recently.
    It's about context. I don't think we'd get away with it with the two Reids flanked by Duff and McGeady as mentioned in the earlier post.. Just my opinion but if we're intent on playing the two Reids together I think we'd have to sacrifice one of our more "silkier" widemen . Andy Reids better performances for Ireland are always when surrounded by more than one "water carrier" in the middle.
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    Dont think it was mentioned earlier in this thread but never realised Reid was captain (or at least stand in captain) at blackburn. Captained the team yesterday in their win over Bolton - good to see!

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    Got voted 2nd best player on the pitch in the fantasy football. His partner Dunn got motm having set up 3 of the goals. Back to the attacking midfield of Bentley, Reid, Dunn and Pedersen.

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    Reid played well..

    But Andy O'Brien got turned a bit to easily for the last goal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by harpstilidie View Post
    I miss matty holland!
    A nothing player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackannovic View Post
    A nothing player.

    Gd i hate comments like this. Matt was an excellent player for us and always did an excellent job for us. Just for his two goals away to Portugal and in the
    World Cup against Cameroon he deserves some bloody respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackannovic View Post
    A nothing player.
    Are you Eamon Dunphy?
    My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method, is love. I love you Sheriff Truman.

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    I like Stevie Reid...he's a good player and he always gives his all...if he can stay injury free i think he'll be a big part of trapattoni's plans...him and ireland together in midfield anyone???

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    Ireland and Reid alone together in midfield would get completely overrun. If that is the central midfield line up we'll have a difficult job of qualifying. I very much doubt that Trapattoni will try them together on their own.
    My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method, is love. I love you Sheriff Truman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmurphyc View Post
    Ireland and Reid alone together in midfield would get completely overrun. If that is the central midfield line up we'll have a difficult job of qualifying. I very much doubt that Trapattoni will try them together on their own.
    Reid would certainly be able to handle himself. What's the alternative Carsley will be 35 come the world cup so i'd say he'll be gone before long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seagull-4-life View Post
    Reid would certainly be able to handle himself. What's the alternative Carsley will be 35 come the world cup so i'd say he'll be gone before long
    Ireland cannot be used in a 2 man central midfield. I've said this many times before. The best place for him IMO is in an advanced role behind the striker. We used him and Carsley together in central midfield away to Slovakia and Carsley had to do the impossible job of 2 players. Whenever he's played for us so far he's offered **** all defensively.
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    True playing Ireland in a 2 man central midfield is suicidal, you either got to play him in an advanced role like you said or you could put him on the right but that would only work if you got a good RB who can overlap and allow Ireland to cut inside but with Finnans retirement that isn't really an option anymore

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    I'd be very surprised if we see the ROI playing a classic 4-4-2 in the medium term. I'd also be very surprised it Steven Reid doesn't feature very frequently if he stays fit. He could play very comfortably as one of the 2 in a 4-2-3-1 or as one of the 3 in a 4-3-3 or variation thereof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciaran View Post
    And as for the topic, I think right this minute Steven Reid is on the bench for me. A midfield of Duff, McGeady, Carsley, Andy Reid and Keane further up would do nicely.

    Ireland as first choice replacement, S.Reid as second choice.
    Sorry man, but that midfeild'd get p!ssed on....
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    You're pretty adamant on that point dr. I don't think David Dunn is any better than Andy Reid defensively and Blackburn's 2 wide players are obviously very attacking. Ciaran has even gone more defensive than that with Carsley, A.Reid and Ireland in midfield. I really can't see how that could be too attacking. A.Reid is as attacking as Andrea Pirlo. If you play him in the centre he'll sit deep and dictate the play.

    Our difference of opinion seems to be with A.Reid. You see him as an attacker, I see him as a central midfielder. I'd be pretty certain if he was playing in Italy he'd be playing as a deep lying playmaker.
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    Or as an advanced playmaker.

    I'm very much on the doctor's side on this one, that midfield would get hammered. Admittedly it's not dissimilar to the midfield that did well at home to Germany but I really think Carsley's limitations as a central midfielder were shown up against Brazil. This has nothing whatsoever to do with his age, just his ability - great at getting stuck in but he hasn't got the passing (though I hear he put in a super cross for everton's second goal tonight).

    Carsley IS in great form for Everton, but look at the system they play. He's the anchor that sets up the attacking axis of Arteta & Cahill. Carsley can definitely play a role in Ireland's first XI but given the lack of physicality of any of our other credible CM options I really doubt it'd be part of a 4-4-2, or certainly not a 4-4-2 with Duff & McGeady as the wide players (or Ireland). I thought everyone was agreed as to where the current team is at its worst - central midfield.
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    Yeh Carsley was excellent for Everton yesterday. Easily their best midfield player. He played the Gattuso role running all over the pitch with Neville holding midfield.

    Anyway, for me Reid and Reid would walk into the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eirebhoy View Post
    Our difference of opinion seems to be with A.Reid. You see him as an attacker, I see him as a central midfielder. I'd be pretty certain if he was playing in Italy he'd be playing as a deep lying playmaker.

    I see Andy Reid as an excellent midfield playmaker, that hasn't got a great engine or physique, and isn't stable defensively...That has to be compensated for, esp if we're trying to include Duff and McGeady..
    I pity the fool!.... But suggest ways that he might improve himself.

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    Two good full backs would help.

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