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VIDEO: Brady Scores On Ireland Debut

Earlier this year, Manchester United winger Robbie Brady was named Ireland’s U-21 Player of the Year and last week became their highest ever scorer at this level.

Brady was called up to the first team for tonight’s game to make his début against Oman. He scored a good goal to put them 2-0 in their eventual 4-1 victory.

20-year-old Brady, who spent last season in Hull’s first team, has been at United since he was 16.

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  1. goatinaunitedshirt says:

    Agree with you in regards Fabio. He is being groomed to be Evras replacement. Hes still young and can do a job. I am starting to wonder whether Sir Alex is changing direction on his fullback parings. Previously hes gone with one attacking wing back and a taller central defender makeshift full back on the opposite flank. (OShea, Brown, Smalling, Jones, the neviller (not tall but a natural CD with the milkmans genes)) :)
    Now with Valencia doing a really good solid job on the flank and covering Rafaels arse alot of the time Im wondering whether we are changing from overlapping fullbacks to more defensive minded wingers with over lapping fullbacks but more interchangeable. Before it used to be tire out a fullback with a winger and then sub on a new winger or get the wingers to change wings really grinding down their fullback forcing the substitution. Making them change first then us having the tactical advantage in sub changes. Now holding onto the subs and swapping fullbacks and wingers. Is this why Bettner was brough in. Will it be a Bettner Fabio left side of the pitch. Valencia Rafael right side. Chelsea is doing the same with Cole and Bartrand in midfield.
    The new way?

  2. kanchelskis says:


    Don’t worry – I’ve seen enough posts from you to know you’re not an actual Nazi!

    Interesting thoughts re the wing combinations. Valencia and Young can both put in a good shift defensively – maybe they’re the ideal combination to be stationed in front of the twins. Where does this leave Nani though, who has – in my opinion which I’m sure will now be shredded by all and sundry – more game-changing capacity than either Ashley or Tony?

  3. DreadedRed says:

    ex TAOT:

    “Joshua King has revealed that he overcame an asthma attack to impress again for Norway after coming off the bench in the win against Slovenia.”

    All we need now is Zybrosis, for the complete A to Z of debilitating conditions.

  4. TonyBee says:

    Hey Goat… New nickname g for you…
    Gaviscon… For those with a delicate imposition …

  5. Bobby Charlton's combover says:


    Nani can change a game in a moment but of the three I think Valencia’s contribution is bigger
    with Young bringing up the rear. I’m sure someone will come in with stats and rip my ranking to
    ribbons but thats just how I see it.

    On the subject of Nani – he still touts himself as European footballer of the year. He’s miles off the in that
    respect and will have to do a lot better over a couple of seasons. He has the talent but you’ve got to show it and he doesn’t do it enough for that kind of accolade.

  6. kanchelskis says:

    @Bobby Charlton’s combover

    The Nani / Valencia debate will rage eternally.

    A fence-sitting way of settling it is to say that Valencia will always give you somewhere bewteen a 7 and an 8, but due to his one-dimensionality, is not capable of a 9 or 10.

    Nani can frustrate and deliver a 5 or 6, but is also one of the few (3) attackers on our team capable of delivering a 9 or 10.

    This thing about touting himself as FOTY. Where does that come from? I’ve seen similar allegations from others and a general feeling that he is arrogant, but this is something I’ve never really thought myself. Are there some quotes I’m not aware of. Happy to be proven wrong, but I’ve always thought of him as pretty grounded.

  7. TonyBee says:

    Nani… An enigma…

  8. DreadedRed says:

    Nani has mentioned his intention to win the ballon d’or, not recently though.

    December 23, 2010, Sir Alex responded:
    “I am not too worried about the Ballon D’Or to be honest. His aim should be to be successful here. The ability was always there. He has got a tremendous instinct for the game. He is two-footed, quick and brave. He never misses a training session and always wants to play. When we bring young players to the club, you hope maturity comes quickly. In the case of Nani, it has been a bit slower. Now we are seeing some good signs. He is improving, as players do as they go along here, and hopefully it will continue.”

  9. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    He’s said he wants to be FOTY a couple of times in interviews. I don’t mean he is arrogant, I don’t believe he is. I think he is simply ambitious but to fulfill that ambition he needs to pull out those 9/10 performances a lot more often and in Europe.

  10. goatinaunitedshirt says:

    I see Nani as 1 of three strikers.
    I see a 4-3-3 taking shape where
    we have the back 4 as is with attacking fullbacks.
    The “midfield” 3 consisting of one DM (carrick) and two wide defensive wingers. i.e. Young, Bettner?, Valencia or even Rafael pushed up?
    Then 3 strikers or better still those that can hit the net but also put in playmaking shifts. Nani, Kagawa, Rooney, Van Persie. etc
    Of course at any time you can return to a 4-5-1, 4-4-2 with few or no substitutions depending on play.

    I think we are heading away from the 4 defender, 4 midfielders (kick and runners, and two strikers relying on wingers for getting th e ball in the box to a system with 4 defenders fullbacks push forward, a defensive responsible midfield 3 with an attacking unit of 3. In the 4-4-2 using two wingers – the old united way – I always thought that the winger/flank without the ball was a waste of personell. This is probably why Sir Alex has sured up the defense with a makeshift fullback as the “lost man” on the other flank is pushed up without a job leaving us prone to counter attack by very good sides. This newer system means wing play stays but only on the side where the ball is at. It offers a balanced team (attacking fullbacks both sides) 3 in midfield at all times, extra strikers in support not found in an orthodox 4-5-1. The draw back, when cleverly (not the player) manipulated the the game turns into he who scores the most goals wins (ala Brazil) rather than contain, attack on the break, keep a clean sheet at all costs, defence first attitude.

  11. goatinaunitedshirt says:

    Better Gaviscon than bloody Rennie
    I think of that lazy eyed french cafe owner during the war.

  12. goatinaunitedshirt says:

    kanchelskis says:
    Don’t worry – I’ve seen enough posts from you to know you’re not an actual Nazi!

    lol, just a wannabee then? a pretend one lol. Goat the plastic Nazi! lol

  13. goatinaunitedshirt says:

    I’m in fucking histerics here

    Im Rennie the plastic Nazi chucking Gaviscon down the airvents of a wine cellar with celebrating jews having a drink, lol ha ha ha ha ha
    maybe its the Glazers celebrating the Cassilero del diablo deal ha ha ha ha ha

  14. DreadedRed says:

    Irish Under-21’s manager Noel King on Brady:

    “Robbie has deserved his call-up. He’s been sensational for us – as the people of Sligo will testify after his previous performances in the campaign. He sets the place alive and some of his play has been outrageous.”

    “He still has lots to learn – he’s not the full article and he’d tell you that himself. The players love playing with him. He’s a great personality. He has a good demeanour and a good manner and he’s a credit to his family. I’ve nothing but good to say about him and I hope he fulfils his potential.”

    “It’s a lot to come at such a young age for him but he has big shoulders and I think he’s going to be one of our most exciting players. Robbie has the chance to go on and play for Ireland for many years and I hope he does.”

  15. TonyBee says:

    Rennie …Ugly French cunt that had a lot totty is sussies and spenders gagging for him

  16. TonyBee says:

    Parlais vous Anglais monsewer!!

  17. Zibbie says:

    Hello much to read.

    Sounds like Kagawa and RVP just knocks.
    Love the Brady lad.

  18. Zibbie says:

    Goat the 4-3-3 for Nani as the right side striker I see as Nanis best as well.
    Evans as a big lb with Rafa bombing up the right side. John is real good on the ball. Slightly slow of foot the Buttner and Fabio upon his return. Brady in 2 years will be ready for 25 games a year.


    Rafa/Jones–Rio/Smalling–Vida/ Evans–Evra/Buttner


    Nani/Lil Pea–RVP—-Rooney


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