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    Derek O Brien

    Rumours that we're bidding for him.

    Rate him highly from what Ive seen but just looking for some info.

    Can he play on the right wing? Do ye think he'd do a job for us?

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    Do ye need him? Ye had Healy and Gamble out wide when ye beat us in April, also have Kearney as well, so where do you see him fitting in?
    He is a right-footed player so he could do a job on the right for ye. I'll be sorry to see him go, even is he is infuriating at times with stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover before crossing . . . to the 'keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodquayBoy View Post
    Do ye need him? Ye had Healy and Gamble out wide when ye beat us in April, also have Kearney as well, so where do you see him fitting in?
    He is a right-footed player so he could do a job on the right for ye. I'll be sorry to see him go, even is he is infuriating at times with stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover stepover after stepover before crossing . . . to the 'keeper.
    On the right wing. Our midfield is very unbalanced, we dont have a right winger so were player 3 central midfielders and Kearney. Right wing would be our main priority in this window.

    Also Gambles probably gone to Pats so it'd be O Brien Healy George Kearney if he were to sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by micls View Post

    Also Gambles probably gone to Pats so it'd be O Brien Healy George Kearney if he were to sign
    I'd pay to watch that midfield!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Maroon View Post
    I'd pay to watch that midfield!
    You're money is welcome any time

    A UCd fan posted on our forum that Pats offered him 3k a week and 15k signing on fee. If true I cant see us matching it.

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    Well, if it does happen, we'll get mour chance to pay money in less than 2 weeks as we are due down there on July 4. I'd certainly pay to watch that midfield as well, Cork becoming my favourite 'other' team due to style of play, colourful fans and the fact it is a great city. Ye might be off the pace a little (for now) in the league but ye at least try to play football, and ye were by far the best footballing team last year
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    Im not sure he will go to any club, Derry held talks with him last November,offerd him a lot more than GUFC could ever but he stayed as he is settled in galway

    But time will tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainee View Post
    Im not sure he will go to any club, Derry held talks with him last November,offerd him a lot more than GUFC could ever but he stayed as he is settled in galway

    But time will tell
    That's what I was thinking too. He didn't want to leave then, will he want to leave now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Maroon View Post
    That's what I was thinking too. He didn't want to leave then, will he want to leave now?
    If he thought he was helping the club maybe? if they went to him and said, look we really need this money Derek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by micls View Post
    If he thought he was helping the club maybe? if they went to him and said, look we really need this money Derek.
    Yeah, he would probably go then. I'll be sad to see him leave if he does go, also we will have virtually no one to play on the left wing.... other than Shane Tracy

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    He's right footed but prefers to play on the left wing. Haven't seen him play on the right in ages, but he seems to be more effective on the left. He really is the heartbeat of the club IMO and it would be really disappointing to see him leave.
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    He is very frustrating to watch. Maybe with a bit of coaching he could be good because he certainly has the ability to beat players and is quick, but for me he runs down to many dark alleys, and his crossing and long range shooting is poor most of the time, and he offers little protection to his full backs. Having said all that he is probably our most dangerous forward player and he was in the pfai team of the year so it is only my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceirtlis View Post
    runs down to many dark alleys,
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    he offers little protection
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    dangerous

    Jeez,its not safe to be going down a dark alley with derek o'brien anyway!

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    It looks like he'll be staying unless the club force him out for the sake of €25,000

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    If he doesn't want to go the club should respect that. I'm sure Derek would want to stay an fight for the rest of the season. I hope he does stay and that himself and the rest of the squad get stuck in and keep us up.
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    we can only hope - he didnt want the money last season so hopefully he doesnt want it now - if the board have any clue they wont "force" him out
    more water!

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    I heard tonight that at least some of the transfer listed players have been taken off the list because DoB has signed for Pats.

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    Mr. Maroon you seem to run with every rumour as fact,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Maroon View Post
    I heard tonight that at least some of the transfer listed players have been taken off the list because DoB has signed for Pats.
    Six of the eight transfer listed players were taken off the transfer list because they all accepted a paycut. Nothing to do with O'Brien signing for anyone.
    Regi and Greg still listed, but the others not, though I guess all players are available for sale for the right price.
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    Mr. Maroon, dont be posting rumours as facts. Dont want to read rubbish like this again. What woodquay posted is 100% correct

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