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For all my slating of the competition not being taken seriously etc etc, I completely forgot about the Shamrock game! Sounds like we weren't all that far off going through too; pity. I don't think you can say that squad wouldn't get much further, I went to a couple of the home games and they definitely ended up with more first team (or thereabouts - first 15 if not first 11) players on the pitch.
'Arry's already said he'll send most of the young'uns on loan now, I wouldn't be surprised if a number of them head up north to the Boltons, Wigans, and Sunderlands of the world (what do you make of that Alan??).
As for Sunderland; could be tricky but I'll be expecting all 3 points; time to separate the men from the boys in time for Christmas (and now we're out of Europa...) and I think most will fall on the men side.
How fast things change!
Three weeks to a month ago I was looking forward to playing Sunderland and the Chavs, due to their form in comparison to our, We could have caused them some real problems.
I agree, the Sunderland game is a must win, just to keep up, with ever improving competition around us.
Jim Beglin- Maybe I was being a little unfair and on reflection he's there as the Irish representative, I just felt he was a little to quick to overstate the Shamrock case, maybe I was just being defensive of my beloved.
I think Livermore's challenge was outside the box and was more 50-50, Shamrocks CF was all over him, I thought it was more of a running hug in. Carlo's 'foul' was on an offside player and yep, the commentator went back on what he'd said, so fair enough.
I can see the benefit on some of those players going out on loan, but I'd keep Livermore and Rose. I though Rose looked a lot better at LB than he had previously and with our well documented CB issues I'd hold onto Livermore as he seems pretty comfortable there, well I'd play him over Bassong any day!
Also I'd only send Townsend out to a top end championship/EPL side, I think he at least warrants that level.
Lots of positives from the Shamrock game, shame a lot of those players will now be bit-part/bench warmers. A positive problem in many ways.
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i really like him. i thought he was right, they should have had 2 pens and we shud have had 2 reds.
i just wish we got the luck in the stoke game & the bad luck in tonights game.
we didnt deserve to go thru & would have got knocked out very quickly anyway with the team we put out.
now lets send livermore, carroll, townsend, kane etc on loan.
no point them just playing rubbish reserve team footie.