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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSaintsno.12 View Post
    ah team budgets... where 100% speculation and 100% fact become very mixed up
    No one on here knows our budget or other teams budgets all we know is if other teams sign a player they are overspending and going bust but if we sign one we got him at a bargain price.
    And Brian Kerr is in tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rathfarnham_Saint View Post
    No one on here knows our budget or other teams budgets all we know is if other teams sign a player they are overspending and going bust but if we sign one we got him at a bargain price.
    I heard some of them are paying subs this year. I was in Tesco ballyer last night and Bermo was selling spot the balls for new kitbags
    "We've seen you come, we'll see you go"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Kelly had agreed to join Ballinamalard.

    If they go to Rovers it's pretty unbelievable how far they've fallen in 2 years
    cant see either happening IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Heard that Boccer Bayly and Dean Kelly are signing for rovers.
    Was also told this! Thought it was a joke at 1st! The offer from ballinmallard is still on the table for Kelly too.
    With Bucka to lead us sure no one could beat us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Kelly had agreed to join Ballinamalard.

    If they go to Rovers it's pretty unbelievable how far they've fallen in 2 years
    Can't see Kelly going to Ballinamallard, hes always had issues with time off from work.

    A mate was talking to Hawkins last week and Hawkins said any players signed are for the premier team. The first division team will be their U19s team + 4 players who aren't involved each week. That means Coombes, Lyons and Cornwall are all in their premier team. There must be money issues there if that's the case

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintjoey View Post
    Was also told this! Thought it was a joke at 1st! The offer from ballinmallard is still on the table for Kelly too.
    Both Bayly and Kelly are training with Rovers at the moment.

    Keppy is signed or about to sign and Bayly is looking likely to be offered something.

    two really strange signings.

    I stil lcant understand how the league will allow rovers drop and promote players at will - surely a B team must be a seperate entity and players only moving up/down in transfer windows? it makes a joke of the league and give a competitive advantage to Rovers who can keep all their players sharp/ content while other teams are trying to rotate/ dont have access to areserve league..

    The likes of Philly Hughes, Jake Kelly, Fitzpatrick etc would have gained hugely from regualr football last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Can't see Kelly going to Ballinamallard, hes always had issues with time off from work.

    A mate was talking to Hawkins last week and Hawkins said any players signed are for the premier team. The first division team will be their U19s team + 4 players who aren't involved each week. That means Coombes, Lyons and Cornwall are all in their premier team. There must be money issues there if that's the case
    Or maybe players are learning that one year mega deal up there is not worth 2/3 years in buttons trying to build their career back up
    With Bucka to lead us sure no one could beat us!

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    http://www.herald.ie/sport/soccer/by...-29949865.html

    A few interesting moves up in Derry by the sounds of it .

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    former shalke player Graham fisher playing for Dundalk tonight in there game v Wexford youths
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    Quote Originally Posted by redarmyintallaght View Post
    former shalke player Graham fisher playing for Dundalk tonight in there game v Wexford youths
    I saw that last night and looked him up a little. He didn't last long with Schalke and dropped quickly to the 4th tier in Germany.

    Was back in Canada 2 years ago

    http://chinooksoccer.blogspot.ie/201...interview.html
    http://www.fussball-talente.com/Club...-90508-10.html

    Love these sort of trialists
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    I saw that last night and looked him up a little. He didn't last long with Schalke and dropped quickly to the 4th tier in Germany.

    Was back in Canada 2 years ago

    http://chinooksoccer.blogspot.ie/201...interview.html
    http://www.fussball-talente.com/Club...-90508-10.html

    Love these sort of trialists
    I looked him up too.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...th-15-000.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleguer presas i renom View Post
    That'd be a savage signing for Dundalk

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    Gareth Coughlan and Jordan Keegan confirmed as signed for Shels

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleguer presas i renom View Post
    Him and Maxi would get along well I'm sure- I could see the headlines now!

    "Cannibal Arsonist eats Galactico, sets fire to FAI Office, Kenny's Jumper is OK!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Gareth Coughlan and Jordan Keegan confirmed as signed for Shels
    gaz Coughlan is the funniest man on twitter fwiw

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintly View Post
    gaz Coughlan is the funniest man on twitter fwiw
    i disagree .......
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    Conor Powell signed for some second division Norweigan side
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSaintsno.12 View Post
    Conor Powell signed for some second division Norweigan side
    Step up from the club he was at last year

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    Elebert from Rovers to Derry...not a good player.

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    http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff...land-1-6437938

    Its no Fahey but might not be a bad signing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crumlin saint View Post
    http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff...land-1-6437938

    Its no Fahey but might not be a bad signing.
    Hitting 34 now and been well passed his best for awhile, shame for him as he's been plagued by injuries, won't be the marquee signing Rovers will claim. I'd liken it to Colin Healy signing for Cork.

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    4 full Ireland internationals in the league now. Brings a total of 41 caps to the league, been a while since theres been that many Ireland caps at once in the league

    Fahey 16
    Healy 13
    McPhail 10
    J Byrne 2

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    When you say his surname, it certainly suits Rovers. McFail
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    Always surprised more ex internationals don't end up back here for a few years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caolan View Post
    Always surprised more ex internationals don't end up back here for a few years
    Money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkiesaint View Post
    Hitting 34 now and been well passed his best for awhile, shame for him as he's been plagued by injuries, won't be the marquee signing Rovers will claim. I'd liken it to Colin Healy signing for Cork.
    Not as good as Healy when he came back: McFails knees are F...ed that's why he is finished in England. He is/was a tidy player but I doubt he will be a success with the scum.

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    Let's be honest. Fahey has problems too and that's why he can't stay in England. However, his problems are far more manageable than McFail's and relatively speaking he has age on his side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonabateSaint View Post
    Let's be honest. Fahey has problems too and that's why he can't stay in England. However, his problems are far more manageable than McFail's and relatively speaking he has age on his side.
    Biggest difference is motivation, though. McPhail's moving as a lifestyle choice, as if he sees the LOI as some form of semi-retirement. That's fine if like Del Piero or Guardiola you're so good you have something to offer with the minimum effort. McPhail probably doesn't know what he has let himself in for. Fahey, on the other hand, knows the league inside out and still has the motivation of earning himself a return to the UK.

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    And in fairness, a huge element of Faheys decision to come home was for personal happiness, he never settled socially in the UK and anyone who knows his story appreciate he is a homebird.

    Fahey would have comfortably had a championship club offering a decent contract if it was t for injuries and timing, I think we have be excited hugely from this.

    At 34 Mcphail will I doubt be a tidy player, but will be really offer any dynamism, creativity or drive? Nowadays he is a "sit in the hole" type player, except without the defensive game most players in that position have.

    Acid test is would If i got a call on monday offering, would i have taken Mcphail to pats ?

    No is the answer, I'd prefer Fats, Bolger, Lynch, Forrester and Killer in the centre any day.


    Having said that, shams look very weak in CM and most likely he will improve them

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    the homeless have resigned Dean Kelly and Bayly...
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