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Squad Review: Westwood Earned His Ireland Call

The raging debates over squad possibles and probables have ceased. Barring injury, those on standby will remain there. In the first of a four-part series, Brian Strahan takes a look at the Republic of Ireland’s chosen squad, starting with the goalkeepers. If David Forde felt hard done by, his genial manner didn’t allow it to show. Signing autographs shortly after receiving the news …

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Why Does Keiren Westwood Not Start For Ireland?

Ireland take on Scotland tonight in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier. It is simply a must-win tie for the Irish, and even the smallest mistake could prove costly. Martin O’Neill is likely to select veteran Shay Given between the sticks, despite Keiren Westwood’s impressive form throughout the season. But why is the Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper not automatically regarded as first choice …

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The Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick Against Poland

With Ireland needing a draw at the very least to keep hopes of qualification alive, there is much debate surrounding what team Martin O’Neill will select for Sunday night. Here, Brian Barry offers the XI he would start with to beat Poland. Formation 4-4-2. _____ Goalkeeper: Kieren Westwood In what has traditionally been an easy call for Ireland managers, O’Neill finds …

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Look Forward, Not Backwards – Shay Should Not Be A Given

Steve Neville slams the decision to bring Shay Given back into the Ireland squad following his retirement. Toward the end of Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as Ireland manager, there was a cloud of negativity surrounding Irish football unlike any seen before. The turnstiles turned a little less, the press slammed Il Trap and only Liam Brady seemed to have a good word to …

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