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Irish Pair to Sign?
Irish Pair to Sign?
Monday, 10th Aug 2009 22:02

Bohemians pair Gary Deegan and Brian Murphy will join the Blues at the end of the Irish season in November, according to reports in Ireland. The duo will be out of contract, although Bohs will be due compensation for Deegan as he’s under 24.

Midfielder Deegan, 21, was first linked with the Blues three weeks ago, while TWTD first broke the news of Town’s interest in Murphy a week ago.

While the players are believed to be joining the Blues in November, the duo could not officially sign until the transfer window reopens in January.

Town are understood to have been in talks with the Dublin club over the last few weeks in an attempt to land the pair during this transfer window, but the League of Ireland leaders are determined to hold on to their two best players until the end of their season.

Meanwhile, Roy Keane is ready to add Brian Kidd to his coaching staff, according to a tabloid newspaper.

Kidd, who Keane was coached by at Manchester United, has decided not to continue in his role as Paul Hart’s assistant at Portsmouth this season.

However, on Thursday Keane denied that he would be making any further changes to his backroom team: “No, that’s it in terms of the staff. I’m very happy with the staff who were at the club.

“That was a big issue for me when I came down. You always want to bring in one or two of your own staff in terms of people you can trust, but I also wanted to be fair to the staff that were here and they’ve all proved to be very, very good. We need a good team behind the first team, and I think we have that.”

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Dale added 22:24 - Aug 10
Has Deegan been offered a new contract by Bohemians?
If not I think we can get him for free.
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Cotty added 23:00 - Aug 10
Oh dear more Irish players etc etc...


Racists.
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devontractorboy added 23:25 - Aug 10
Have just looked at Bohemians web site player profiles, neither seem to have much to write home about, still I trust RK's judgement. Just hope they're good editions for the squad?????
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Daniel added 23:27 - Aug 10
Sign them up, both of them =D
Roy Keane are a great manager and we have to trust his decisions.
Up the town =D
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jamie22 added 00:14 - Aug 11
I agree with you Cotty!!
Anybody who is going to come on here and complain please go elsewhere, does it really matter? We want to go up, if they get us up, i don't care who they are!!
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bkd added 01:17 - Aug 11
i hope roy does'nt do another migilton and start buying loads of irish players all the time
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tractorboybig added 08:01 - Aug 11
bkd, whats the difference betwen Irish foreigners and other foreingers,there all foreigners?
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Praguer added 08:23 - Aug 11
Would we really have to pay compensation for Deegan, bearing in mind he's being signed from another country? I remember when Pablo first came his chairman was miffed because he thought there would be a fee and there wasn't because it was an international transfer. Maybe the system's changed since then?
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elburro3 added 09:53 - Aug 11
Top o' the mornin' to them
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lukeym18 added 10:26 - Aug 11
who are these players? & are they good players ?
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dirtydingusmagee added 10:53 - Aug 11
in the January window we may be able to sign the Bachelors, they will have finished their Christmas season on Yarmouth pier !
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motch2009 added 12:57 - Aug 11
craic, could be gems could be rubbish.... lets see, nothing to lose. look at doyle,long,garvan etc then o'callaghan erm
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CustardCream added 17:41 - Aug 11
With regard to the Irish players thing, if Keane thinks they're good enough then thats fine, plus he is something of and Irish legend so they will obviously all play their best for him.
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jas0999 added 20:36 - Aug 11
In Roy we trust! Big Jim fans - please remember that you gave him 3years and wanted to give him more! Get behind RK.
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Greektractor added 22:30 - Aug 11
i didn't realise Keane liked irish players
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Tractorog added 22:35 - Aug 11
Don't care where they are from if RK thinks they are good enough...
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kerryblue added 00:20 - Aug 12
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kerryblue added 00:25 - Aug 12
I thought buying Colin Healy was bad but I think Roy needs to steady on ,they wont make the grade and Im Irish and have seen them play,come on "The Boy ROY" dont do to us Blues what Roddy Collins did to Carlisle and cop on a small bit.
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jim5555blue added 14:12 - Aug 12
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jim5555blue added 14:16 - Aug 12
On the basis of the players signed so far, I would say trust the manager's judgement.
Colin Healy at £60k must be one of the buys of the season. He was heading to be a top player 7/8 years ago before suffering two broken legs, but by all accounts is now back near top form. If those two are anywhere near the same class for similar money, sign them.
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footyblue added 18:50 - Aug 12
no they will be due compensation
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