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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby blockhead » March 20th, 2017, 9:08 am

Terrible news from Derry, Ryan McBride, captain of Derry City, died at his home, 27 years old. RIP
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby blockhead » October 17th, 2017, 1:17 pm

Its Denmark, away for 1st Leg. Could have been worse.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » October 17th, 2017, 3:42 pm

Yeah, I can live with that. The boys from the broadcasting region got a decent draw too.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby tomthefan » July 20th, 2018, 7:39 am

I can see why the gaa are being criticised for not allowing the pairc to be used for the liam miller testimonial.
But then it's not their fault that the FAI spends vast sums in wages to it's chief executive and national coaches while not owning a pot to piss in.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby blockhead » November 28th, 2018, 11:38 pm

Today, to little fanfare, Robbie Keane one of the all time greats of Irish sport retired.
68 International goals, that puts him 15th on the all time list. And of the players ahead of him only Ronaldo,Pele,Puskas and Klose would have played for European or South American countries.
14th highest scorer in Premiership history too!
Top 5 Irish player easily.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Peg Leg » November 29th, 2018, 8:55 am

Top top player. Hopefully his relentless enthusiasm catches amongst the squad and fans.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby fourthirtythree » November 29th, 2018, 12:14 pm

People often gave his international scoring stats stick as it wasn't always against top teams: he turned up. He travelled to whatever place it was that Ireland were playing and did his job, again and again. We used to joke that Kevin Kilbane was our Irish soccer hero: top pro, played whenever, wherever.

Robbie had a stellar career. At one stage he was the player in the world who had the most expensive set of transfers! He is the kind of player we don't really produce now (and won't if we keep our current approach to player development). I remember going to see him and Duff play a senior A game for Ireland with my old man, just so we could see their senior debuts after their underage feats, and thinking what a bright future Ireland had.

He delivered his end and I wish him well in his new role.
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Re: Random Soccer Thread

Postby Ruckedtobits » November 29th, 2018, 12:38 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Top top player. Hopefully his relentless enthusiasm catches amongst the squad and fans.


+1.

After they finished making Robbie and Duffer, they lost the mould. Let's hope they find it somewhere.
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