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"...a person with impeccable contacts in the soccer world said...that the Red Bulls are not interested in Ballack and instead have set their sights on the acquisition of the controversial Irish attacking midfielder Stephen Ireland, 25, who currently plays for Aston Villa in England."

Don't know much about Stephen Ireland, other than he looks a bit Chavvy, and that he's Irish. Also, we most likely wouldn't have to worry about him playing internationally, had a bit of a falling out.

Maybe MetroTard or EightyHoursAway can provide some insight for us.

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if we can have him as non DP he would make us good but i think he will be a DP. but can be a head case.

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Ah, the old dead grandmother excuse...

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Only 25 years old...

Was Man City's Player of the Year only a couple seasons ago. Interesting... never came across my mind.

I have to believe that Hans knows Stephen Ireland from his days assisting Sven at Man City.

Ireland's top 10 goals at Man City

He seems to have great control of the ball... good feet.
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Wouldn't be a bad pick up. He was City's best player when they were shit 3/4 yrs ago. Put in a decent season a couple of years ago for them and moved to Villa when City got their money. Haven't heard of anything beyond that tho.

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25 year old out of Man City I mean hard to say no but how would it be a free transfer at that age?

I still think Hleb makes most sense.
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This is one of those players that is hard to predict. He hasn't been playing well the last few seasons but he still has quality. I just feel he's the type of player that will throw a fit and complain that the guy playing next to him that makes $40,000 a year isn't as good as him and then run off to go buy himself another car with pink trim

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Not sure that last one is his but I wouldn't put it past him.
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I like this if it happens. I've liked Ireland for a long time, great player who just hasn't had the right manager. He was Man City's best player a couple of seasons ago but got shafted when they started their spending spree. Ireland is quality, wish Arsenal would sign him.

and he's young!

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if we can have him as non DP he would make us good but i think he will be a DP. but can be a head case.


.... he would be a DP

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Long story short: if RBNY can fill their last hole (CAM) with an EPL quality player like Ireland, we will be miles ahead of anyone in MLS besides Galaxy.

And we are going to have a legitimate bench too, this year.
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Long story short: if RBNY can fill their last hole (CAM) with an EPL quality player like Ireland, we will be miles ahead of anyone in MLS besides Galaxy.

And we are going to have a legitimate bench too, this year.

yes sir. i've always rated ireland. he does have attitude issues. the whole grandma thing (if you don't know, he's basically banned from playing internationally with Ireland because he said his grandma died so he can miss practice/a few friendlies). i would sign him to a DP, but non-guaranteed or at least some clauses in it to cover our asses in case we get THAT ireland.

hopefully he's good friends with keane, and keane is enjoying his stay in MLS and convinces him to sign in the summer

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logjam in the middle.

Marquez, Tainio, Lindpere.

Richards would sit or be pushed up top.

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logjam in the middle.

Marquez, Tainio, Lindpere.

Richards would sit or be pushed up top.



Inevitably there will be injuries/ suspensions. Having one really good player on the bench at any give time is a good thing.

Tainio can also play RB.
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logjam in the middle.

Marquez, Tainio, Lindpere.

Richards would sit or be pushed up top.



Ireland can play LW or centrally... but I think there's room




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