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Post by Wexford White » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:00 pm

dell1 wrote:I felt that he was far too easily fouled myself and found it frustrating how often he opted to hit the deck and look for a free. It built a reputation which probably swayed refereeing decisions on top of them being inept in general!
I agree with you and I really wish him well. His performance last night was great. He had a hard enough time at Dundalk, did'n't he? This is probably what prompted SK to sign him - seeing a potential that we mere mortals missed.


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Post by Ezeikial » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:14 pm

FOOTBALL | McDonald ‘Chips’ in with the winner on his New Zealand Premiership debut
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Post by dell1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:05 pm

I was recently looking at the stadium there in Dunedin where thos lads play home games and it is some spot, a 31k all seater indoor arena built under a glasshouse for €80mil, when you contrast that cost to what especially the GAA did with 120mil on PUCor 20mil on one stand in McHale park its almost criminal. I would hope that one day we wont be spending stupid money to get a bog standard basic devekopment like PuC et al.

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Post by Ezeikial » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:34 am

"Michael O'Connor is committed to Republic of Ireland, says Stephen Kenny
The Linfield striker was a second-half sub for Kenny’s home-based Under-21s in Whitehall on Wednesday"

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Post by El Paso » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:53 am

There were more football writers at that match than spectators. Imagine an U21 practice match against lads from the junior leagues getting that much attention any other time.

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Post by lilywhite66 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:15 pm

Great stuff delighted to see Kenny off to a good start all be it in a training game, bigger games to come starting next month and the young lad OConnor doing well at Linfield, no sign of falling out there according to the above report,Dundalk through and through.

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Post by GC. » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:51 pm

Jaysus. O’Connor seems as loyal as a dog in heat. Kissing the Rovers crest, declaring for NI and now The Republic.

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Post by dell1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:08 pm

Dundalk through and through??? Not even if he was just playing to the crowd, I'm sure he would have been Burnley through and through too...

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Post by lilywhite66 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:10 pm

Obviously Kenny spoke the lad, nothing wrong with declaring for the North if he qualifies don't see the problem, we have 2 dogs in heat in McElaney and Duffy who both played for the North but have decided to declare for the Rep of Ireland but thats ok were is there loyalty? Maybe it's the old saying we love to put our own down if your from the town.

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Post by dell1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:55 pm

It has nothing to do with being from the town! It has to do with celebrating in front of Dundalk fans kissing the crest when at Rovers, do you remember his closing down the ball in Oriel and following through on Rogers? I think. There is a difference between trying to make an impact at other clubs and rubbing noses in it. He has gone to Linfield and suddenly wanted to declare for NI, again playing to the crowd. He has done little to endear himself to Dundalk supporters including his conduct in public and not just the incident that was caught on cam as his brother doesnt evoke such a negative impression. He has publically derided the club probably because he was let move after demanding first team opportunity, but the decision to let him move also likely had to do with him not buying in to the professionalism of the squad in general. Rovers didnt keep him too long, Harps didnt fight retain him either. He is better suited to the amatuer nature of the Irish League and good luck to him there. Maybe he will mature and carve out a good professional career.

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Post by dundalkfc1903 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:59 pm

He's also shite. He could declare for Gibraltar, he still won't play senior international football

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Post by lilywhite66 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:49 pm

Love to see the lad go on and have a great career very anti Michael OConnor unfortunately on here but thats the way it goes can't please everyone great player imo.

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Post by dell1 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:30 pm

We all would love to see him have a great career but he has done nothing to suggest that would be the case. Not anti Michael O'Connor but anti waster - who has he pleased? Not Dundalk FC, Shamrock Rovers, Finn Harps, maybe he has found his level at Linfield in the Irish League.

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Post by lilywhite66 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:15 am

Went to the trouble of checking his career to date for you dell, He won the double, presidents and leinster sc with dundalk , he played in the champions league in poland, granted his time at rovers could have been better but played in the europa league scored in a dublin derby v bohs, cork city and against dundalk in the cup, scored vital goals for finn harps to gain a playoff postion for promotion, currently at the top of league with linfield scoring goals and in 2 cup finals, represented rep of Ireland at u18 u19 scoring goals ther also and now 21s under the manager who signed him for dundalk and SK is not a bad judge of a player, so as you say he's done nothing to date or pleased no one is wrong , but not bad for a 20 year old shite player, good lad sneers every were but thats life.

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Post by GC. » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:47 am

I wouldn’t say he’s a bad player....just had a bad attitude and knows how to rub people up the wrong way with his antics. His loyalty is very questionable when it comes to the national team. A leaf flaps as often in the wind. Changing national team is all well and good but to change back when a sniff of interest is shown isn’t right. He should stick to NI because he has a genuine chance of developing into a senior international player for them. He has no chance with the republic though.

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