A collection of quotes taken from fans of The Republic Of Ireland on the performances of John Egan, Enda Stevens, David McGoldrick and Callum Robinson against Denmark.

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“Egan/Stevens have been massive finds”

“Egan was solid at the back until he had to come off”

“Egan lifted the mood two minutes in by charging into the middle of the park and throwing himself at a long ball to win a header and played on the front foot”

“I think defender wise we’re ok with Duffy and Egan”

“Stevens and Doherty were good”

“Stevens very good at lb”

“Stevens drove Ireland on throughout the game, and his cross for the Doherty goal was nothing short of phenomenal. His most impressive Ireland performance to date.”

“Composed and never ruffled, he looks more comfortable in a green shirt with every game.”

“Cant be fun for Enda Stevens having McClean alongside him on the left wing or for our full backs when under pressure to have no easy out ball in midfield because we are afraid to get on it in tight spaces.”

“Robinson is an upgrade on McClean”

“Robinson has plenty of room to improve”

“For a fresh pair of legs and given the amount of possession we had, he should have made an impact Robinson had an extra 15 mins on the pitch and done no more than Maguire”

“Robinson never really threatened the Danish defence”

“Robinson was excellent. Put in one beautiful cross, which couldn’t be steered home by McGoldrick.”

“McClean is not good enough. That much of an untouchable, berating other players . Stevens went back at him to be fair. Stealing caps with Hendrick and whelan. ”

“we aren’t good enough. Apart from Stevens and McGoldrick trying to combine it was all frantic stuff.”

“Doherty was excellent going forward and in a 3-5-2 system (similar to that used by both Sheffield United and Wolves) would not be required to defend as much. Such a system would also offer some much needed support in attack to McGoldrick. Stevens has done well at LB but he too would almost certainly be more comfortable playing the same wing back position he does for his club”

“McGoldrick tried to link up with Stevens, in fairness to Stevens he was only just away from playing him in and McGoldrick is our one player with a bit of composure. Stevens himself picked out an excellent ball for the goal. We didn’t need them to become any better players, but just to try and make one chance instead of hoping for a chance. “

“McGoldrick, Stevens and Doherty were our best performers.”

“I thought McGoldrick was dropping too deep to receive the ball , when he laid it off we had no options in front and it was leading us to slowing the play down.”

“Spends too much time outside the box for my liking – maybe thats why he never made it to the top given his other many attributes.”

“If he didn’t come out of the box we would never pass the ball forward in their half. He needs players willing to break past him from midfield, unfortunately we don’t have any.”

“his touch and link up play is very good. but most of the time he has to come deep and there is nobody up front which is part of our problem. not his fault though.”

“Another brilliant performance from Didzy
It’s a shame no one was there to play off him.”

“I thought he was excellent. His close control was very good but not made for a lone striker role”

“Showed some beautiful touches early on, providing the type of linkup play that was sorely lacking in the previous two competitive games. Everything good Ireland did inevitably came through McGoldrick”

“poor fella is fckin wasted with us , if he had a decent striker playing off him we’d get goals galore”

“Raging he is 31. What a player”

“He’s a very good player to be fair but McCarthy’s system demands an awful lot of him. He has to be the target man, come short, run the channels etc. Fairly flogs him and it’s no wonder we were so desperate with Collins in his place last month.”

“How much was he missed for the two matches last month? McGoldrick was excellent in this vital game, winning ball, holding it, moving it around.”

“Didzy. I’m so Didzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool it never ends
And its your goals making it spin”

By Roy

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  1. As a Blades fan I agree with all comments, didzy has been a brilliant player for the the Blades in all areas even in defence he wins so many headers at set plays . For Ireland he could do with some support from midfield and a striker to play off like he has wit the Blades

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