View From The Republic Of Ireland

A collection of quotes from fans of the Republic Of Ireland on the performances of Enda Stevens and John Egan against Switzerland

“Stevens turning into a fine footballer.”

“I thiught Stevens was one of the best of a bad bunch? He was involved all the time and didn’t shy from the ball unlike that cretin Hendrick”

“Agree no problems with his display”

“Started poorly playing in an unfamiliar position yet grew more solid as game passed by”

“I didnt think Stevens did too badly at all tbh.Lost the ball a lot but did well on a few occasions to recover it”

“Stuck to his task well and tried to get Ireland motoring”

“Solid defensively, but we have yet to see him sparkle in an Ireland shirt.”

“poor with the ball before moving back to left back where he looked much happier driving forward in the second half.”

“pathetic tonight”

“I thought Stevens was good in the first half and did okay in the second, far from pathetic.”

“Stevens needed to come off Lichtsteiner to experienced for him”

“Stevens was awful.”

“Stevens worries me”

“LWB is definitely his best position. There are still questions about his suitability though”

“crazy to think we have two top class wingbacks excelling in the premier league in Doherty and Stevens, and when we finally employ a system that uses wingbacks, we use neither in those positions”

“Distribution could have been better but rallied after a slow start”

“Made a few decent clearing headers but his distribution was poor as he was guilty of a few poor long balls forward.”

“Kicked about 4 long balls to nobody”

“Egan loves a stupid foul”

“I feel sorry for Randolph, Egan, Duffy and the lads up front! What we have on the wings and and in the middle of the park is absolutely useless!

“He made a number of vital interventions and put in an all-around excellent display.It’s mad to think he wasn’t in the team until the last game. He brings a new found calmness to the Ireland backline. Absolutely superb”

“John Egan was everywhere, solid performance”

“Probably our best player”

“Egan was a positive”

“Egan promising”

“Very solid display”

“Good performance”

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Loan Updates

It’s been a tough month for some of our loanees. Sam Graham has been ruled out for the rest of the season with injury, Regan Slater has lost his place at Scunthorpe and Oliver Greaves has mostly been used as a substitute at Barrow. Here I take a look at the players who have featured somewhat more regularly for their clubs:

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“Duffy might be absolutely fantastic in a number 10 but how would we know if he’s never played?”

“Duffy’s barely been given minutes but his creative output in the same position last year means he should probably play 10”

“Joe Allen is miles better than Ince, Powell or Duffy”

“I think we should put Duffy central advanced and support him.”

“Duffy is a quality player, a little past his best but should be seen as competition for Clucas rather than as a No.10”

“I would play Duffy to give us a bit more bite”

“Duffy has been ok today.”

“Duffy looked good towards the end, would like to see more of him.”

“Duffy was passing to his own players, we don’t like that down Stoke!”

“I just don’t think Jones wanted Duffy. Surely if he really rated him we’d have seen more of him on the pitch.”

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“Great to see him made captain tonight”

“has impressed in his (albeit limited) time at Spotland, providing defensive solidity in addition to genuine attacking potency, making himself one of the first names on the team sheet”

“Takes a superb free kick”

“2nd most tackles in League One”

“He;s made the biggest impact of all our summer signings”

“Am I blind or was Rhys Norrington-Davies and Ollie Rathbone the only two players that turned up today?”

“Man of the match today”

“Had a fantastic game”

“well done Rhys Norrington-Davies, what a game!!”

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“Parkhouse must be a candidate for Young Player of the Year. But it will probably go to a player from one of the Dublin clubs.”

“If a gold medal could be struck for guts ,perseverance and a willingness to die for his club Parkie you would be the only winner”

“George Kelly should be looking at Parkhouse and asking himself whether his career his best served by sitting on the bench at Dundalk.”

“Parkhouse frustrates at times but don’t forget the youngster is top scorer.”

“I’m sometimes critical of Parkie but forget his work supporting others. His pass to Junior for first goal on Friday was superb. I’ll try to be more circumspect in future.”

“Parkie has the most delicate touch to bring in others and now his Ariel work v defenders is sublime If his touch in the box comes like Junior’s has we are into clover.”

“Parky is a very average player, but works hard and gets goals at least.”

“Bit harsh on Parky. If only we played someone with him up front to take some of the burden off him,people forget his age and the fact it’s his first season playing in this league.”

“Parky’s head must be wrecked, running around mad after 4 defenders. He must come off every game exhausted”

“David Parkhouse is an awful finisher. He puts in a great shift but misses to many guilt edge chances.”

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“Smith looks head and shoulder above any of our strikers. .”

“Chased and harrassed defenders and showed one moment in the first half where he really showed what he was about other than the disappointing finish. He really should have put that chance away that he created himself but hit it weekly straight at the keeper when the net beckoned. He was unlucky on a couple of occasions and never gave up despite it not being the ideal sort of game with so much physical presence in numbers in the opposition.”

“Smith is a good additions that add something to us”

“Great finish by Smith.Great to finally have a second striker scoring some goals and Smith now has four and he hasn’t started that many games!”

“Smith took his goal well”

“I don’t get is why Smith was dropped? Plays well and scores on Tuesday night and is only rewarded with a space on the bench today.”

“Smith is very poor”

“Don’t rate Smith”

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“I think Thomas is suffering from Pressley’s coaching. He seems a pale shadow of how he started the season.”

“Another example of Pressley failing to get the best out of individuals by insisting that everyone conforms to inflexible tactics and Opta stat targets, regardless of whether they are suited to or capable of it.”

“Needs a spell out the team not good in a poor team” “it wouldn’t bother me in the slightest of Thomas was left out, couldn’t understand why people were creaming themselves over him coming back. I said last season he was a 45 minute man, may as well not exist in the second half of games, and has also been proved this season to be a one trick pony. That trick worked on the first home game but hasn’t done since.”

“Don’t get me wrong Thomas is a decent player but it was like the second coming when we re-signed him. He had a lot of very average games last season but people forgot.”

“I expect Thomas to be back firing soon enough. And then back off the boil again. And then back firing. The nature of a lower league winger.”

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View From The Republic Of Ireland

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A collection of quotes from fans of the Republic Of Ireland on the performances of Callum Robinson and John Egan against Georgia

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“I like Callum Robinson but for some reason he seems out of sorts when playing for Ireland. Maybe it’s just me. “

“The starting XI was ok but some of the players were off the boil, mcclean the king culprit but also Robinson, hourihane, Collins looks limited”

“Robinson is the worst player ever to pull on the green jersey“

“Connor Sammon?”

“it’s a tight one”

“Rather have Mary Robinson and Michael Collins out there than that other 2.”

“Callum Robinson looks lost on the wing”

“Cut a lonely figure wide on the right and was rarely involved”

“He wasn’t good”

“Very disappointing”

“He struggled big time”

“He was dire”

“Was starved of decent delivery, but showed his danger with a few teasing crosses. Probably Ireland’s biggest attacking threat on the evening, which admittedly was a sparse shortlist, but was an anonymous figure after the break.”

“he is a good player”

“He really fights hard”

“It must be said that John Egan slotted in really well at CB and was a big positive for us. Looks like he has been playing there for years”

“Rock steady on his competitive debut”

“Coped with everything that came his way, with one or two vital headers, and can reflect positively on his first competitive start.”

“Only positives from that game were that Egan came in and gave his first decent performance for us, and Connolly came on and looked bright.”

“John Egan got Man Of The Match – not surprised a centre-half got it. Sums up the rest of the team. “

“Duffy and Egan have been good. That’s the only positive”

“Duffy and Egan looks like it could be a very good partnership”

“What did work: the Duffy/Egan partnership, which looks like it has real legs”

“Egan and Duffy look to be a decent centre back pairing”

“Egan pretty decent”

“Well played John Egan”

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Scotland Fans Views On John Fleck

“If ever one players inclusion in a Scotland team confirms how low we have sunk it is John Fleck. I honestly couldn’t tell you who at least 6 of tonight’s team for at club level.”

“Playing regularly in the premier league lol probably better than half our squad”

“Playing regularly in the Premier League isn’t exactly a barometer of quality these days, some absolute dross cutting about”

“Why do Scotland managers pick dross like John fleck”

“Liam Palmer, John Fleck and Snodgrass are garbage”

“Didn’t even know John Fleck was playing”

“John Fleck for Ryan Christie is just murderous in my opinion. Why bother.”

“John Fleck is useless. If you ask for him because he played in the Championship, then you are deluded. There are better prospects in Scotland (i.e. Christie)”

“How John fleck starts before Ryan Christie is beyond me” “How has John Fleck started ahead of Stuart Armstrong started tonight?” “Rather midfielders from Scottish Premiership than see Fleck again in an Scotland kit.”

“hes pish”

Clarke out……Clarke out…..Clarke out there is no hope for us no matter who’s in charge it’s simply a lack of talent ,Wonder kid John Fleck debut at 16 for Rangers this wonder kid gets first cap 12 years later …..nuff said methinks”

“John Fleck, who was the next big thing at Rangers more than a decade ago, yet apparently only made his international debut tonight. Didn’t even realise he was playing.”

“To be fair, Fleck’s done ok tonight. Definitely played very well for an hour or so”

“Gave the jersey everything he had to show he can compete at this level”

“Wee Fleck not singing the dire flower of Scotland, good start to his debut”

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Former Players Update

In this feature I take a look at the players who were part of last seasons promotion squad but have since moved on

Paul Coutts will always have a place in the hearts of United fans and it seems he’s now endearing himself to the supporters of Fleetwood Town. Immediately made club captain by boss Joey Barton, Coutts has shone in the Cod Army’s fantastic start to the season:

“For those asking, we can confirm that Paul Coutts still doesn’t give the ball away…”

“Paul Coutts is absolutely fantastic. Passing ability unreal. 91% pass completion is unreal. Definitely is a championship player. Thank you to Sheffield for releasing him”

“He’s made more successful passes than anyone else in League One”

“Looks like he’s been playing at Highbury forever”

“A key figure in the middle of the park.” “Ran the show in the middle of the park in the opening 30 minutes but again Town need more end product from their midfield men”

Martin Cranie is another player who will always be welcomed back at Bramall Lane. Now at Luton Town, his season has unfortunately been hit by an injury that has seen him out since late August. Still, his early performances with The Hatters proved to be a hit:

“Excellent from Cranie”

“Very impressive”

“looked very assured”

“Looks class”

“Strong signing”

Kieron Dowell is once again out on loan following his spell with The Blades last season. The Everton midfielder is now at Derby County and is finding it difficult as The Rams try to rebuild following the departure of Frank Lampard:


“Kieran Dowell replacing Mason Mount is like selling grapejuice and calling it Merlot”

“He’s too lightweight”

“Can’t we send Dowell back? Absolute garbage”

“Get rid, we have better in the Academy”

“He’s another that produces one in six at best and we’ve had our fair share of those.”

“Dowell is awful. Like literally, woefully awful. I’d rather play my blue wheelie bin (which actually would beat Tom Huddlestone in a race)”

“He’s playing in a team that’s trying to establish its identity under yet another manager. He’s not Mount and I don’t think the teams helping him by playing the slow pace we did tonight. Four games into last season fans were slagging off Wilson. Give the lad a chance”

“Lets abuse Dowell until he plays better”

Marvin Johnson never made much of an impact at The Lane after his loan move from Middlesbrough but since returning to his parent club, he has managed to hold down a regular place in their starting 11:

“definitely made a big difference since returning from his loan spell at Sheffield United…”

“It’s been some about-turn in Boro fortunes for Marvin Johnson. Just when you thought he’d be on his way out, he starts the season rather impressively and bags a free kick. Maybe that player we saw ever so briefly under Monk is back, and hopefully to stay?”

“Been one of the best players so far this season”

“Different player under Woody and improving game by game”

“Neymar has posters of marvin Johnson in his room”

“There’s a player in there somewhere”

“Johnson has to be playing out of his skin every game to even stand as a mediocre championship level player”

Despite being the most controversial signing for many a year, Gary Madine turned his reputation with Blades fans around by helping the club win promotion. However, since returning to Cardiff Madine has only made one appearance and seems to be in desperate need of a move:

“Whatever happened to Gary Madine again played the first game then disappeared”

“By far our worst ever signing”

“Our worst player”

“he’s Useless”

“He’s not even listed as a squad player on the club website”

“Just when you thought it couldnt get worse, Gary Madine has just come on for the reserves”


Although he didn’t feature too much for The Blades, the attitude of Connor Washington could never be faulted and he now finds himself in the Scottish Premiership with Hearts. After a good start, his season has been interrupted by a hamstring injury that will leave him out of action until the new year:

“There goes the 20 goals he was gonna bang in this season”

“Conor Washington on form is currently our best option”

“The goals will flow when he is fit”

“Plenty of positives but Conor Washington was one of the biggest.”

“ Conor Washington was pivotal to us”

“think conor Washington will become a player.”

“I’d take 10 more Conor Washington’s”

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Republic Of Ireland Fans Views On John Egan

“Buzzing for him captaining tonight”

“Good to see John captaining Ireland tonight.”

“is it though, he goes from not been in the team atal to capt. i just don’t see the logic.”

“He is a starting premier league player who never gets a game for Ireland so perhaps Mick is trying to keep him happy?”

“The Sheffield Stranglers continue to impress with Egan”

“Egan looking like the PL centre half he is”

“Egan was outstanding”

“John Egan looks like a really classy defender, we need to see more of him in an Ireland shirt.”

“Should be a regular”

“keogh ahead of Egan is a head scratcher “

“I’d have Egan over Keogh”

“would be starting Egan over Keogh everytime”

“ Really nice to see Alan Browne and John Egan in from the start. Long overdue for both of them”

“Egan, Cullen and Browne the positives from tonight.”

“Cullen’s the highlight
That and John Egans footwork at the start “

“Stupid from Egan for the pen”

“Gave the pen away but that was down to Christie”

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Loan Updates

“looks half decent when he’s played” “some nice touches, but he doesn’t look fully fit, so more to come, I hope”

“Think he is still sulking about not being part of a Prem squad doesn’t look like he wants to be here and was signed because our key signing Powell clearly isn’t going to play many games”

“half decent stop gap, loaning was the right idea, good to have in the squad. Equally, there are better LAMs about.”

“He’s wank”

“Was really disappointed with Duffy after everything we had been told. Hope it’s just cos it’s early days.”

“Duffy didn’t come to sit on our bench instead of Sheff Utd. Of course some healthy completion is good but this doesn’t make any sense.”

“Yet another player we didn’t need”

“Duffy is currently the best midfielder we have. I pinned my hopes for him to turn our fortunes but NJ isn’t playing him!
He should definitely start.”

“The inexperience of SamGraham , and I’m sorry to point this out really made it easier for Barnet.”

“This lad looks good, yet his inexperience shows when the games become difficult”

“Good battling performance, dealt with Wrexham well.”

“Good player but he needs to clear the ball better at times.”

“Provides a bit of pace in central defence”

“Did very well sweeping up behind Turner and did the basics right”

“Distribution is ok”

“Messed up for Yeovil’s first.”

“The hope is that the young lads, Hardcastle, Greaves and Dyson, will get even better because they all have lots of ability.”

“the game bypassed Greaves a bit”

“gives us some legs in the middle”

“liked the look of Greaves”

“Greaves looked good when he came on”

“will be a big player for us this season – arguably our best signing”

“he looks like another gem from the Sheff Utd youth set up.”

“Norrington Davies is a real find at Left Back”

“He’s been our most impressive player”

“Norrington-Davies looks one of the signings of the season so far to me.”

“I told my Dad he was the best player in the world after Tranmere on the opening day. Seen nothing to convince me otherwise yet.”

“What a player we’ve got on our hands in Rhys this season. Made that LB position his own.”

“Very impressed”

“Looks a class act”

“Stole the show”

“Parkie is on fire”

“Parkhouse didn’t get much ball at all and subsequently went off the boil. He had the beating of that c back too”

“He was run into the ground trying to close them down an impossible situation”

“Anyone else find it strange that Parkie is our long throw specialist? Our Maine target man taking long throws to who?”

“His 2nd goal was one of the best strikes of the season”

“The bloke is class”

“Ran  himself into the ground but should have come off with at least one goal and probably two or three. For me he is another who is too lightweight and not the answer to our problem.”

“Terrible service to him but lacks the physicality to do the sort of holding up game he need to do for the way we play”

“Tyler-Smith very weak up front making us effectively a striker short.”

“I thought Smith did okay by the way and looks a half decent player. Saying he ‘lacks physicality’ seems a bit odd to me, we have players who certainly don’t lack that, but didn’t do any better than him. The poor bloke looked bemused as some of our Neanderthals hurled abuse at him after the game.”

“Worked hard but a  little light weight. Was he unlucky to have his “goal” disallowed in the second half? Not sure if it was penalised for offside or a  foul as from where I was stood there seemed little wrong. He does at time get out muscled and is a bit Nicholesque but he does have something about him and always seems to get in the right position and whenever a goal is scored or a save made he is not far away”

“The thing I like about young Smith is exactly what I dislike about Tom Nichols- he wants to get in the six yard box and try to score goals. His run across the keeper made the first goal and he probably should have scored from close in  during the second half but he also won and converted the penalty and generally made a nuisance of himself.”

“Couple of good runs but quiet overall”

“saw a lot of the ball in the first half in front of us but cut inside and was closed down every time but once when he went outside and got to the by line but put in a poor cross.”

“lovely cross for the first goal and was much more effective in the second half when we gave him more of the ball”

“always threatening, good ball for the first and great play for another two misses”

“mom today, his one trick worked well today.”

“Thomas was excellent, set one up and put two others on a plate for Hope/Sorensen”


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Scotland Fans Views On Oli McBurnie

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“Boos for McBurnie as his name was read out. Good, the rat.”

“hate Oli McBurnie, and scoring for Scotland won’t ever change that.”

“The only thing in the world as ridiculous as Oli McBurnie’s beard is Oli McBurnie playing up front for Scotland.”

“Dear Oli McBurnie, Please stop strutting about like you own the joint – you’ve not earned it. Ps. Pull your socks up. Love, The whole of Scotland”

“Oliver McBurnie is the type of guy who shows up to play 5’s in a pair of 400 quid boots, wearing aftershave and refuses to take his turn in goals.”

“Think there’s nobody in the world I hate more than McBurnie. Hope some big Russian breaks every bone in his body”

“£20m doesn’t get you much in football these days”

“A poor mans Steven Fletcher”

“Mcburnie getting the full 90 mins tonight is ridiculous, if he is the striker that we rely on over the next few years then we are well and truly screwed”

“Awful footballer”

“Andy Robertson in possesion looking for Salah coming short or Mane over the top. Gets Oli McBurnie”

“Oli mcburnie is one of the worst players iv ever seen”

“Mcburnie is honestly the worst player in that Scotland squad. Has zero outstanding qualities. Total pile of shite !! Leigh Griff 50% fit is twice the player !!”

“The guy can barely control the ball. His passing is shambolic & his ability of the ball is just as bad.”

“Mcburnie is the worst starting striker Scotland have had in my lifetime. His price tag doesn’t change that.”

“Oli McBurnie being an international striker pretty much gives me hope that I can still be whatever I want to be in life. Just can’t decide between rock star, great novelist or pro golfer. I reckon I’d be about as much use in any of those roles as he is playing for Scotland.”

“Mcburnie, Scottish championship player at best man” “McBurnie looks like a fan who won a competition to play for Scotland. Absolute mince.”

“McBurnie is absolutely horrific. Never want to see him play for the team again.”

“McBurnie being worth £20 million tells you a sad story about where modern football is as a sport…mercy wept”

“20 million for your man McBurnie Sheffield United got mugged off”

“Sheffield Utd fans need to ask questions of just why their club would spend that much on someone so poor. Brown bags and motorway service stations is all I can think of.”

“Sheffield Umited actually paid 20 million for mcburnie hahahahahahahahahah”

“£20m for McBurnie?? I’d be asking for £19.5m of that back!”

“Who ever sanctioned 20million for mcburnie needs to have a look at themselves waste of space”

“Going by the English football market, Sam Cosgrove must be worth £40million. He is twice the player of Ollie Mcburnie. Whoever sanctioned £20million for him needs locked up and never let out in civilisation again. He will probably score the winner now.”

“Fair play to Swansea getting 20 million for McBurnie”

“don’t see how McBurnie is to blame for our failure to defend properly”

“McBurnie is an easy target for fans, but he’s had nothing to work with tonight. We’ve done nothing since we scored, horrendous tactics, asking for Russia to come at us”

“Big Mcburnie will get slaughtered by certain people because it suits their agenda but the lad has had zero to work with.”

“McBurnie battled away well on scraps and won a few in the air but no real support.”

“McBurnie half decent.”

“The only people defending McBurnie are tinpot English championship fans and Rangers fans.”

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View From The Republic Of Ireland

A collection of quotes from fans of the Republic Of Ireland on the performances of David McGoldrick, Enda Stevens and Callum Robinson against Switzerland

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“Let me kiss his big shiny head”

“Big Bald Bearded Beautiful Man.”

“David McGoldrick > Robbie Keane”

“David McGoldrick is the best player in the world,, I’m being serious”

“Is David McGoldrick the best player ever to play for Ireland? a) Yes b) Yes”

“Pele McGoldrick”

“McGoldrick is a classy player”

“Absolutely delighted for David McGoldrick. That goal has been fully deserved since he first pulled on a green jersey.”

“Delighted for McGoldrick!! Superb again today, works his socks off every time and got his reward.”

“Another Man of The Match award for McGoldrick surely.”

“Without a whole lot of support from that midfield, McGoldrick put in one hell of a shift.”

“David McGoldrick has the most difficult job in world football. Lone striker for this Irish side really is a slog. Suberb header! Quality result!” “McGoldrick continuing to shine in the Irish shirt”

“Delighted for McGoldrick. Always works his socks off”

“Delighted for McGoldrick, deserved that for work rate alone”

“probably our best player on the night apart from the CBs”

“McGoldrick had a good second half”

“About time he scores a goal”

“McGoldrick is playing so deep but lacks the pace to get back up the top again. He runs like he’s wearing a pair of oversized Wellington boots.”

“Alright Robbie? Howya Mick, I mean boss? The lad McGoldrick, scores goals? Eh, no boss. Leads the line? No. Good first touch? No. Makes clever runs? No. Decent passer? No. Puts himself about? No. Dangerous on set pieces? No. Right so, he starts every match!”

“Our best player”

“our worst player”

“Stevens excellent after a v.dodgy first 30 mins.”

“McClean looks like a passenger in the team. Think Stevens did ok given that he’s having to carry him”

“If by ok you mean give the ball away or hoof it over the line almost all the time then ya hes done ok.
Yes he’s McClean ahead of him, so it’s basically him on his own defending, attacking doing everything, he’s running the ball out each time”

“Mcclean is trying to play in all the positions, this leaves Steven’s isolated and outnumbered. But he has made unforced errors too”

“Stevens horrendous first 30 minutes.”

“He was terrible”

“Stevens has been a disappointment”

“Jaysus stevens is fcking sh*te when he puts on a green jersey”

“The longer this game goes on the happier I am Enda Stevens is missing the next match”

“Stevens is absolute poo”

“Enda Stevens..…..……. is he a professional footballer?”

“Yet to see Robinson utilised properly in an Ireland shirt”

“Robinson certainly has a role to play for us just have to find where he fits.”

“For all the talk of Ireland’s young and overlooked forwards in the build-up, McGoldrick and Robinson put in two very solid performances.”

“Two very good players, its midfield where we struggle”

“Showed flickers”

“We wont be getting anything from games when we play Whelan and take off Robinson.”

“Why on Earth was Callum Robinson taken off?”

“Looks out of his depth”

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Boro and Everton Fans Views On Mo Besic


“He’ll be a fans favourite…thought he was superb in his first spell and his 2nd spell was more too do with pulis being so negative..hope he does well as he’s a great lad and can play as well as battle. “

“First half season we had him he was good. He wasn’t great last year but that was probably the Pulis effect rather than anything else because everyone was crap. He’s a decent player.”

“Very tidy. Hard worker. Looked limited in a Pulis team, because he hardly had an outlet. Doesn’t really lose the ball and won’t let you down, but there will be matches when you can’t even remember if he played.”

“Wouldn’t even want Besic on a free as things are. Why would we want another limited CM.”

“Limited by pulis. i saw this posted

with Besic:
PLY: 30 W:15 D:8 L:7 PTS: 53
Points per game: 1.76
Form: 81pts/4th place
Without Besic:
PLY: 16 W:5 D:5 L:6 PTS: 20
Points per game: 1.25
Form: 58pts/17th place”

“I wasn’t the biggest fan of besic. But the last thing i would call him is limited”

“Although Besic wasn’t brilliant last season, who was aside from Randolph and Wing? He was stuck in a Pulis team expecting to play forward when he hardly ever had anyone ahead of him. I don’t think he’d turn back inside every time given the opportunity. In his first half-season  with us, he was probably our best player after Traore and Bamford.”

“I wouldn’t wantBesic back unless it was on a free or very cheap. That said last season we played with no width generally whereas when he was on top of his game for us we at least had Traore as an outlet. Last season was difficult to judge a lot of our players due to the tactics and lack of width”

“Besic took too long to pass the ball in a Pulis team, absolutely didn’t suit our style of play. Good player for what he is and I think he’s capable of more than he shown last year”

“To be fair to besic he was top 5 in carrying the ball out of CM last season, so he was doing his best. “

“besic might work better in attacking team”

“Our best midfielder terms of technical ability”


“He did ok in his first loan spell at Boro, last year he was below average.”

“Besic for all his neat skills and  occasionally making driving forward runs with the ball , which until Wing came onto the scene perhaps made him stand out ,did also have two negative traits ,one was his holding onto the ball too long and running into blind alleys the other was that he often ran horizontally across centre thus cramping Clayton”

“He was good in his first 6 months for us but terrible most of this season. He holds onto the ball about 10 seconds longer than he should every single time he has it. Has a good game every 6 or 7 games. There’s a player in there somewhere though. Not good enough for a top end Championship club in my opinion”


“Maybe so but he was class in the Championship”

“1 decent game in 5”

“Not good enough for us last year so defo not good enough for The Prem.
Turning circle of a battleship and wants more touches than Jimmy Saville
He’ll get about as much game time for the Blades as Marvin Johnson did last year.”

“Oh dear… Sheff Utd in trouble already then… how much were they robbed ??”


“I think he would be better cover than Delph.”

“I think he is a championship player if I’m honest”

“He was the type of player who could man mark out top players and make their matches quite difficult. I was at the Bosnia-Argentina match and Messi was completely kept in check until a 90th minute winner (because he is Messi). Same with vs. Prime Bale with Wales.
Besic had pace, was comfortable on the ball, but he disrupted the other teams game plan. The biggest problem was he had a really serious injury and he never truly recovered.”

“I watched besic a few times for boro when they were on tv. He scored a few goals and got in the ball a lot but he didn’t set the world alight. He looked ok but nothing more. He will do a good job for somebody”

“He wasnt even a stand out player for Boro. He didnt see out the 90 mins very often and he even got dropped to the bench a couple of times.  He showed what he is about last year in preseason for me. Looked great against the crap teams early on in the schedule and then when the ante went up he looked worse and worse

“I feel like it was against Italy, but even this summer he had a match for Bosnia where he was completely amazing”

“hope he does well and they want to buy him”

“Annoying if he does really well in Prem and then leaves for nothing next season.”

“Think that’s his Everton career officially over. Shame it didn’t work out for him, has talent but scuppered by injury early doors and never really got back into the groove to stake a claim.”

“Great for him to get premiership game time!”

“He’s championship material at best.”

“He can play a bit, but he then tries to be a destroyer and he’s not resilient enough to do that (who is?). It’s cost him a lot of time out. Shame. There’s a player in there and we probably won’t get to see it now, but he’s a steal – if fit – for a newly promoted side. He’s got what it takes if he keeps his head on. “

“I think he is a very good player”

“This is what you get when you sign players from nothing clubs such as Ferencváros.”

“Proper bum this fella, and he had loads fooled with a few reckless challenges and a fist pump.
Ten touches when only two were needed every time he got the ball, and nothing to offer but workrate and the odd good tackle.”

“He’s done literally nothing since coming over here”

“He was good for a bit to be fair. At one point I thought we had a real gem on our hands, but for whatever reason it just never quite happened. He’s got a lot of ability though, his good games were as good as anything I’ve seen from an Everton midfielder.”

“Do one Mo”

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