International Update

Republic Of Ireland Fans Views On Enda Stevens

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“Attempted to link up down the left, but was often let down by his teammates in delivering the incisive pass.”

“Enda Stevens was muck”

“Enda Stevens dropped an all-time stinker”

“Strugglkng to remember a worse performance in an Ireland shirt.”

“Never seen Stevens give the ball away so much”

“Stevens terrible but plays the 90.”

“Enda Stevens couldn’t hold onto his own balls tonight never mind a football. Shocking”

“what has happened Enda Stevens”

“ he lost the ball on a good few occasions. Like the rest of the Irish team, he looked off the pace and low on confidence. “

“Moved to the centre of a back three when McClean came onto the left wing and didn’t do much better.”

“Not overly impressed with either wing back but Stevens has actually been actively bad with his distribution and efforts to link the play. Which isn’t helpful. Kenny is on record about the importance of Egan to what he’s looking to achieve ”

Wales Fans Views On Rhys Norrington-Davies

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“Really like Rhys Norrington-Davies”

“Norrington -Davies looks a competent player”

“Norrington Davies good”

“Natural successor to Davies, defensive fullback who can slot in a left centre back in a three”

“From what little I’ve seen, Norrington-Davies is a proper wing back, not a full back, so a different player to Davies.!”

“Played well LCB”

“So far in his handful of caps though has done really well. Bit of steel about him too”

“superb young defender.”

“RND didn’t give an inch.”

“stand out performances from Cabango, RND + Smith.”

“Decent performances from Cabango, RND and Matt Smith”

“Cabango, Rodon and RND ideal back three”

“Gunter, RND & Hennessey have all stuck their hands up tonight.”

“Did OK in a makeshift backline. Lost his runner at a corner in the second half when Mexico really should have levelled.”

“Done a alright job tonight and there’s no other decent player that can play cb”

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International Update

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Republic Of Ireland Fans Views On Enda Stevens

“Stevens worked hard and helped us get up the pitch, offering width and calmness in possession”

“There was plenty of space down the left flank for Stevens to operate in and at times he presented danger to the Serbian defence, but probably not enough for the amount he had the ball in the final third.”

“Had a couple of nice overlaps and decent passes, better defensively than Doherty”

“though he didn’t put a foot wrong at the back, he may be disappointed not to have offered more going forward.”

“He wasn’t particularly effective defensively, either.”

“Not a great night for the Sheffield United man”

“Enda Stevens hang your head in shame for that 3rd goal.”

“Enda Stevens is useless”

“Enda Stevens? Rather have Cat Stevens”

“if I was a professional footballer would they constantly say my full name when I’m on the ball like Enda Stevens?”

Wales Fans Views On Ethan Ampadu

“Ampadu such a brilliant player!! So unlucky he’s always under a manager not helping him grow.”

“Had a very good game”

“He’s great player but he’s been pushed around positions needs to pick defence or midfield like Declan rice has done”

“Ampadu in a Wales shirt is a different animal, especially in midfield which I still think will end up his best position.”

“I think the fact he has been playing in that Sheffield team in general is going to make him look awful lol. But he can do CB and CM”

“I like Ampadu but he needs someone better and more experienced next to him”

“Ampadu looked much more composed/less rash than he has in recent games for Wales”

“Not mad keen on Ampadu”

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View From Wales

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A selection of view from Wales fans regarding the performances of Ethan Ampadu and Rhys Norrington-Davies during their 1-0 win over Bulgaria

“Ampadu so good at inteceptions. At Leipzig his role is to dart from CB and steal the ball”

“Ampadu dragging Davies away from an argument with the referee – future captain”

“Smith seemed more relaxed today. Because Ampadu is playing alongside him in the middle (Chris Wilder take note!)”

“Ampadu. Peerless, playmaker peacemaker.”

“never fails to impress me. Unbelievable player and only going to get better”

“Ampadu doing Ampadu things”

“Quality”

“Don’t understand the hype around Declan Rice either, bang average player. Ethan Ampadu can do exactly what he does to the exact same level.”

“One of the biggest positives”

“Outstanding”

“My MOTM has to be Ethan Ampadu. Showed such maturity when all the yellow cards were flying around. Missed very little attack and defence wise. Bravo.”

“Rodon & Ampadu.. both seriously talented”

“a solid display”

“There were plenty of promising performances tonight. Rodon, Mepham, Ampadu & Norrington-Davies did well”

“I know Ampadu has cult status for Wales but he’s massively overrated.”

“He’s about seven years old though. There’s probably an element of projection to the general view of him, in that he looks like one of those strolling midfield generals/liberos that great European teams of the past had. But he’s a kid. A promising one, too.”

“Didnt do enough imo”

“Ampadu was poor”

“Great debut from Norrington Davies.”

“Norrington-Davies MOTM.”

“Norrington-Davies was excellent”

“Rhys Norrington-Davies fantastic on debut”

“looked at ease on debut”

” First time I’ve seen Norrington-Davies play – impressive. “

“Norrington-Davies was a STUD this game”

“Absolutely brilliant debut”

“Norrington-Davies impressed a lot”

“Rhys Norrington-Davies was a big plus on his debut”

“thought the dude looked good on his debut tonight”

“Rhys Norrington-Davies like a prime Kenny Jackett out there tonight”

“Norrington-Davies looked quite good!”

“Llongyfarchiadau Rhys Norrington-Davies cap cyntaf arbennig. Aber boi done good! “

Norway Fans Views On Sander Berge

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“Very exciting starting lineup of Norway for the game now. Martin Ødegaard, Mohamed Elyonoussi, Sander Berge, Erling Braut Haaland, Kristoffer Ajer … TOP.”

“Sander Berge’s best international match? Displays Genk class today”

“Berge Man of the match”

“Sander Berge is good, but it does not go very fast with him.”

“Berge should have been substituted”

“We can talk about hype on many Norwegian players – but no one beats Berge. What do people see that we do not see?”

“What IS Sander Berge really good at?”

“Sander Berge is overrated!”

“Both Berge and Normann will drop out soon”

“victory against a weakened Northern Ireland thanks to a comic own goal by Stuart Dallas. reckons that it is good enough for the media to talk Ødegaard into the first student, as well as Haaland and Berge into Real Madrid”

Republic Of Ireland Fans Views On Enda Stevens

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“Stevens a bit unlucky with this chance”

“Enda Stevens of all people came closest to scoring for us”

“The simple joy of seeing a natural left back in a system that encourages overlapping runs and quality delivery into the box should keep the Sheffield United veteran in the manager’s plans”

“Stevens linked up well with Aaron Connolly down the left”

“A decent showing.”

“good from both full-backs in an attacking sense.

“Rock solid defensively and a useful outlet on the left. Is now Ireland’s Mr Dependable.”

“Once again, very hard to quibble with anything he did during the game and it was another assured performance from a player eager to get on the ball as often as possible.”

“Stevens didn’t have as prominent a game as he did against Wales on Sunday and conceded possession at one point that resulted in one of Finland’s clearest chances. “

“The fact Stephen Kenny gets paid money to play Matt Doherty and Enda Stevens at full back instead of wing back is why I love football”

“Stevens does something awful every game he plays for Ireland.”

Scotland Fans Views On John Fleck

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“Fleck is the only Scotland player I’d personally like to see in the Rangers current squad.”

” I would personally have fleck before McGinn.”

“John fleck>Calum McGregor”

“The way folk go on about him I’m expecting Pirlo.”

“Somebody needs to tell fleck he’s can pass forward”

“Considine, Jack, Fleck… Just not cutting it for Scotland.”

“Fleck is an empty shirt. I’m not sure hes done one notable thing in any appearance hes had for scotland.”

“Game passed him by”

“John fleck is garbage”

“A complete passenger and offered us nothing”

“Don’t see it with Fleck. Really don’t see what he offers”

“John Fleck is honking”.

“John Fleck is a wee plum and oot his depth”

“John Fleck shouldn’t be anywhere near this squad. Awful player. Starting to think an unfit Griffiths would be a good shout”

“John Fleck is the most Scottish looking guy I’ve ever seen”

Norway Fans Views On Sander Berge

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“Imagine if the players that is class today like Ødegaard, Håland, Ajer, Omar, Berge played like this against Serbia…”

“Ødegaard and Berge on a completely different level today, make some mistakes, but now dare to cross joints.”

“Haland is a goal scoring machine, there are Odegaard, Hauge and Berge on the side, this is even clearer”

“Haaland
Sørloth
Ødegaard
Hauge
Berge
Man, is that legal demais”

“What a pair Haaland and Ødegaard are with so much future and also sander Berge from Sheffield a crack”

“Hauge, Odegaard, Haaland, Sorloth, Sander Berge, Ajer. HOW MUCH THE FUCK DOES NORWAY GAS ?!”

“Very solid from Berge”

“It doesn’t take much to look good when you have Johansen and Berge next to you”

“Rice at Chelsea? Lol to do what? 60 million for this guy … Sander Berge is stronger”

“As a Chelsea fan we should go for Berge”

“Sander Berge, the 220 millionaire, you will get me cheap from me. big, heavy and everything goes in syrup. Praised”

“Sander Berge is Norway’s worst national team player. Now I may step on some toes, but I’m shitting.”

Wales Fans Views On Ethan Ampadu

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“Ethan Ampadu vs Ireland
Position played: CB
•100% tackle success
•100% aerials won
•91% pass completion
•0 times dribbled past
•1 interception
•6 clearances
Clean sheet.
What a display from the 20year old”

“A good defensive display from Amps”

“Ampadu today was great, really solid”

“A very good perfromance”

“Stuck his head on the chopping block in the two boxes. Slotted into the centre of defence seamlessly, after struggling in midfield against Jack Grealish and England on Thursday night. Produced a fine display at the back. Man of the match”

“Disappointed to see Ampadu playing CB again. Don’t get me wrong he is great there but he offers so much more than anyone else in the squad at CDM.”

“I think the direction of travel is certainly for Ampadu to be played in defence at club and international level. TB Leipzig were adamant that he’s a defender, Sheff U seem to be of the same mind and Giggs is clearly trying to give him some continuity in that position now too.”

“I can also see the benefit of providing Ampadu with some continuity if his preferred position has been decided.”

“If Giggs, Wilder and Lampard have all decided that he is a CB then I agree with the continuity. It just seems a shame and a bit of a waste of talent for Wales when he is a cut above the rest of our current CDM’s.”

“I think Ampadu is best suited to the middle of a back 3 with license to step into midfield. “

“Ampadu the most creative player today from CB, that says alot”

“Ampadu wasted in defence tho need him in the middle of the park”

“Ampadu is hugely missed in midfield”

“I think Rodon and Ampadu is the best possible pairing in central defence, but Allen and Ampadu is also the best combination at the base of midfield. I expect Ampadu may be our best striker and goalkeeper too though”

“We all dream of a team of Ampadu’s, a team of Ampadu’s . . . “

View From The Republic Of Ireland

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A collection of quotes taken from fans of The Republic Of Ireland on the performances of John Egan , Enda Stevens and David McGoldrick in the penalty shootout defeat to Slovakia

“Stevens was solid defensively”

“Stevens was offered few opportunities to make an impact going forward in the opening period but used space well in the 2nd”

“Got forward every chance he got”

“Stevens did excellent setting up Browne”

“Great ball to set up Browne’s chance.”

“Gave a great option in support when Ireland were going forward but was caught out of position on the couple of occasions that the ball was coming the other way. Two or three incisive runs had the Slovaks worried.”

“Stevens again has been dismal”

“Egan and Hourihane were our best in the 90”

“John Egan is some player”

“Solid in the air once more”

“an excellent performance from Egan”

“NEVER put a foot wrong defensively as he won tackle after tackle and made some big interceptions. Stepped into midfield when possible to push Ireland forward but his passing was erratic.”

“he already looks to be a key player”

“Distribution could have been better but his defending and covering was top notch.”

“The partnership with Duffy displayed a far better understanding, looking more solid and composed than last month. Not unduly troubled defensively as he read the game well.”

“Duffy, McGoldrick & Egan been outstanding”

“McGoldrick was unreal”

“Mcgoldrick was great! “

“What a fantastic performance from Didzy”

“Really impressed with Robinson and Mcgoldrick tonight.”

“David McGoldrick is a treasure”.

“Mcgoldrick different gravy tonight”

“McGoldrick was lights out tonight, only thing missing was a deserved goal. MOTM”

“David Mcgoldrick is our best player by miles”

“Mcgoldrick exceptional”

“I’ve never seen McGoldrick lose possession or not do something productive when he gets it”

“McGoldrick should play in midfield. Strong and makes great runs with the ball.”

“David Mcgoldrick deserves more respect from football fans.”

“A brilliant performance.”

“David McGoldrick is the bottom half Roberto Firmino. And I mean that absolutely as a compliment. Ireland’s most important attacking player”

“McGoldrick is the Irish Zlatan but better”

“McGoldrick looking like Iniesta at times with some of his touches.”

“David Mcgoldrick is playing like a hybrid Messi and Pirlo”

“Hard to believe he is 32 and he was running the show out there.”

“Seen milk turn quicker than McGoldrick”

“He is terrible and never scores”

Wales Fans Views On Ethan Ampadu

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“We were playing well with Moore as a focal point and 3 very good midfielders – Ampadu, Morrell, Joniesta”

“Ampadu 9/10”

“Ampadu played well. “

“Really like ampadu”

“I rate Ampadu as a future DM considering his age and experience”

“Man I love Ampadu”

“When Ampadu went off Grealish + co had run of midfield”

“Ampadu kicking Grealish off the park tonight. Respect: “

“Ampadu clattering grealish is absolutely brilliant viewing”

“Ampadu living out something most people can only dream of – twatting Jack Grealish”

“Ampadu flattening Grealish love to see it”

“I wish Ampadu would have given Grealish something to go down about! Diving all over the place”

“Grealish has skinned that bum Ampadu for 60 minutes straight ffs”

“Ampadu as a DM just ain’t doing it for me…”

“Ampadu who is apparently premiership class was given the run around all night!”

“Ampadu looking rather average”

“Didn’t even realise ampadu was playing ffs”

“Extremely poor tonight”

“I don’t get the hype on ampadu. Two loans now and barely played. Can’t all get wrong”

“Looks like Wales have picked Kwame Ampadu instead of Ethan tonight.”

“Ampadu is criminally overrated”

“It’s really not been his game”

“ampadu is terrible”

“Doesn’t look good at offering himself for the pass. Could be a CB”

“surely Ampadu has to start in cb instead of Mepham on sunday”