View Poll Results: Do you want Stephen Ireland back in the Ireland fold

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    Last chance for him should be the end of season friendlies, if he doesnt want to play in those then O'Neill should forget about him

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    Yeah. We can't let this saga protract into the Autumn when the undivided focus should be on the European Championships. He has to realise that it has got to be the summer. He should come back or else he is always going to have this black mark hanging over his career. He should let things come full circle and get this weight off his shoulders.

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    I really hope there are no lingering controversies involving anyone and that the new management get a firm grip on all the things that dogged Trap's tenure: fragile egos, dodgy injuries, miscommunications and so on. I also hope that everyone makes the USA trip to show their commitment. No b/s about weddings (you can get married in late June), needing to rest injuries or whatever. Even if I was injured Id still ask to make the trip just to bed into the new set up and show solidarity. That's just me though. Every squad member and candidate needs to be absolutely pumped about the qualification campaign, and it effectively starts in late-May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneWhoKnocks View Post
    Stephen has signed a three year deal at Stoke.

    No more excuses now.
    Mark Hughes is saying Ireland can't play against Villa due to his loan terms. Odd given that he is now signed up. I suspect the loan is still in place and his new contract begins at the end of the loan agreement.

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    Bit weird I was reading about the loan terms, and even odder if he is signed now.
    Are we going to get to the situation were a player can't play against particular clubs?
    That seems an unfair contract IMO.
    Such contracts should be banned.
    Mind you these contracts are a modern day slave trade.

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    It's obviously part of his loan agreement from AV to Stoke which expires at the end of the season, at which point his permanent deal with Stoke kicks in and he can play against whomever his manager so desires. Restrictions against playing for your "permanent" team are standard practice in loan deals, especially when the loan deals are within the same division.

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    They did alright without him!

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    Watched it and they were great. Also without Walters.

    Wilson was solid. Whelan has a great range of passing but he is runs slower than treacle!

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    Such a close encounter of the bizarre kind is run of the mill in Cork.

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    Yup. Check out this youtube of UFOs in Cork.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyqzk8eAmJk

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    So, Martin has had a chat with him? I hope Martin turned his mobile phone off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    So, Martin has had a chat with him? I hope Martin turned his mobile phone off.
    I hope Martin actually wants to have a conversation with him and isn't coerced into meeting by the FAI and I hope he shows a bit more courtesy than his predecessor but then that is a given.

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    The way this guy is talked about you would swear he was Ronaldo, Messi and Ibra rolled into one.

    I don't care about his talent or ability anymore. It should be a privilege and an honour to pull on the green shirt. His return will sully it.
    DID YOU NOTICE A SIGN OUTSIDE MY HOUSE...?

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    http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/s...ll-263759.html

    I have had more patience with Stephen than anyone else but this is getting ridiculous.

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    It shouldn't be a negotiation, it should be Stephen Ireland saying he is available for selection.

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    What does he want to discuss exactly? I can't fathom what it is he needs to talk about. If he wants to come back, why doesn't he just say he's available? If he's available for selection, Martin will select him if he sees fit.

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    Its a pity he's only 27. I wish the little ****** was nearing 35 and at the end of his wasted career and all this self indulgent crap could be taken off the pages of the irish tabloids / sports media and put in whatever rag of a biography he will no doubt launch at some point and I can then more easily ignore it.
    I thought you were off the drink Ronnie?

    "No, I drink to help me mind my own business....can I get you one? (c) Ronnie Drew

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    Yeah it's beyond ridiculous the fuss that's made over a 27 year old with 6 caps and a pretty much non-existent club career between Man City and recently. His biggest achievement to date has been racking up 202 pages on foot.ie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Yeah it's beyond ridiculous the fuss that's made over a 27 year old with 6 caps and a pretty much non-existent club career between Man City and recently. His biggest achievement to date has been racking up 202 pages on foot.ie.
    Hey, don't knock the page count, it worked out pretty well for James McCarthy's career.

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