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    Ireland Squad named

    Goalkeepers
    Shay Given (Newcastle United)
    Dean Kiely (West Brom)

    Defenders
    Alex Bruce (Ipswich Town)
    Damien Delaney (QPR)
    Richard Dunne (Manchester City)
    Steve Finnan (Liverpool)
    Stephen Kelly (Birmingham City)
    Kevin Kilbane (Wigan Athletic)
    John O'Shea (Manchester United)
    Paul McShane (Sunderland)

    Midfielders
    Joey O'Brien (Bolton Wanderers)
    Stephen Hunt (Reading)
    Aiden McGeady (Glasgow Celtic)
    Liam Miller (Sunderland)
    Andy Reid (Sunderland)
    Steven Reid (Blackburn Rovers)
    Glenn Whelan (Stoke City)

    Attackers
    Kevin Doyle (Reading)
    Robbie Keane (Liverpool)
    Andy Keogh (Wolves)
    Shane Long (Reading)
    Daryl Murphy (Sunderland)


    No Damien Duff. Big blow in my view. He's not vital but important none the less. Why no Lawrence? Perhaps he doesn't want a call up?

    Andy Keogh can't get a game for Wolves, so really somebody else should be in

    And oh my Alex Bruce.
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    With Duff out we had space for a premiership midfielder aka Liam Lawerence or even to give young Mc Carthy a bit of experience.,instead we get half injured Mc Shane who is finished at club level

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    What's Shane Long still doing there?

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    No surprises at all, Hunt will start on the left
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishultra View Post
    Why no Lawrence? Perhaps he doesn't want a call up?
    Didn't he publicly ask Trap to call him up on Soccer AM earlier this year? Maybe Trap doesn't know he's eligible.

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    I would prefer to see A.Reid on the left....in that free role....zidane-esque.. haha

    Please god we don't get injuries now.

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    I would actually prefer Mc Geady on the left where he does his best stuff and have Reid on the right and S Reid and G Whelan as the central pair. Keane and Doyle are not so good in the air so getting around your full back and whipping in balls will not be the order of the day and I think that Mc Geady always plays better on the left and A Reid can come in on his left, on the right hand side and join up the play with S Reid and Keane and Doyle.
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    Oh yeah. McGeady on the left....even more reason for Lawrence to be named.

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    I though McShane was seriously injured

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    No surprises at all
    no surprises indeed but in my mind thats a terribly disappointing and conservative squad.

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    BTW lads, JOB should probably be in the midfield part.


    I'll change it, so it looks like we didn't just call up a list of defenders.

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    its gonna be very straight forward lads... Andy will start instead of Duffer in the only change to starting lineup, Im happy enough

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    there has to be some reason why Lawrence is not there. he was a top championship player last season and has scored in the prem this season (i know it was a pen but still...)

    Given,
    Finnan - Dunne - O Shea - Delaney
    Mcgeady - S.Reid - Whelan - A.Reid
    Keane - Doyle

    that would be my team...with just Hunt and possibly Murphy the only "game changers" on the bench...

    i think we will get the win as we are facing them on neutral ground.

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    Would you not swap A Reid and Mc Geady. I think Mc Geady always does his best work on the left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    there has to be some reason why Lawrence is not there. he was a top championship player last season and has scored in the prem this season (i know it was a pen but still...)

    Given,
    Finnan - Dunne - O Shea - Delaney
    Mcgeady - S.Reid - Whelan - A.Reid
    Keane - Doyle

    that would be my team...with just Hunt and possibly Murphy the only "game changers" on the bench...

    i think we will get the win as we are facing them on neutral ground.
    I wonder would a midfield diamond work

    Whelan
    S.Reid A.Reid
    MacGeady

    Keane Doyle

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMcD View Post
    Would you not swap A Reid and Mc Geady. I think Mc Geady always does his best work on the left.
    Duff and McGeady swopped wings at times against Norway, that'll prob happen again

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    He is not going to change the system he has so we will have two central players and two players out wide, SO we know for sure it is goign to be S. Reid and G Whelan in the middle and Mc Geady on one wing. It is then up to Trap if he is going to play Hunt or A Reid on the other wing. It probably does Reid not harm that he has played out there last couple of times for Sunderland and done well too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilMcD View Post
    He is not going to change the system he has so we will have two central players and two players out wide, SO we know for sure it is goign to be S. Reid and G Whelan in the middle and Mc Geady on one wing. It is then up to Trap if he is going to play Hunt or A Reid on the other wing. It probably does Reid not harm that he has played out there last couple of times for Sunderland and done well too.
    I think a diamond could work. It would suit both mac geady and andy reid. McGeady could float and Andy Reid could dictate play from central midfield. It would also allow S.Reid to get forward more. If we had finnan and kilbane as fullbacks they would provide the width.

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    But he is not going to play a diamond.
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