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Brian Murphy Has Town Medical
Brian Murphy Has Town Medical
Thursday, 13th Aug 2009 10:14

TWTD understands that Bohemians goalkeeper Brian Murphy was at Portman Road for a medical yesterday and will join the Blues when the Irish season ends in November. TWTD first revealed Town’s interest in the former Manchester City and Swansea keeper a week ago.

Murphy is set to sign a pre-contract agreement with the Blues which will see him join the squad in November when his Bohemians contract ends, formalising the deal when the transfer window reopens in January.

Both Town and Sunderland are reported to have dismissed yesterday afternoon’s claims that Black Cats striker Daryl Murphy is to join the Blues and it may well be that that story was a result of confusion regarding which Murphy has been at the club this week.

Coincidentally, Brian and Daryl Murphy are both 26-years-old and hail from Waterford.

Goalkeeper Murphy started his career in England with Manchester City, during which time he spent spells on loan at Oldham and Peterborough. While at London Road, he made his first senior appearance in his only game for the Posh.

In 2003, after three years at Eastlands, Murphy moved on to Swansea, where he made 18 appearances before returning to Ireland in 2007.

Capped by the Republic of Ireland at U19, U20 and U21 levels, the 6ft 1in tall keeper has been tipped for senior international honours. In 2008 he was named the FAI League of Ireland Player of the Year.

While Town already have two goalkeepers, the Blues may be keen to send Shane Supple out on loan to gain further first team experience, in which case cover would be required.

Town are also looking to sign Bohemians midfielder Gary Deegan, who was first linked with the Blues late last month. Deegan is also out of contract at the end of the Irish season, but compensation would be due to Bohs and to his former club Shelbourne for the 21-year-old under FIFA rules.

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BlueToad added 10:16 - Aug 13
What an auspicious signing......

sigh
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Daniel added 10:22 - Aug 13
LET SHANE HAVE A GO!! Poor kiddo =(
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Crumpet added 10:22 - Aug 13
Lets hope this is the 20 goal a season rush keeper we need.
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BlueVic added 10:24 - Aug 13
does this means the end of supple at some point?
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burnbudgiesburn added 10:25 - Aug 13
Why are people in the comments section such big girls blouses?

The lad is a back up keeper for goodness sakes, we should all be dancing in the streets that it is Brian and not Daryl !
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Daniel added 10:25 - Aug 13
I think so BlueVic =( If he cant prove anything until new year he's out..
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Praguer added 10:35 - Aug 13
"In 2003, after three years at Eastlands..."
There you go again. What was he doing, building it? Should be good at forming walls, then.
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FenboyBlue added 10:36 - Aug 13
You can never have enough Murphys. "Murphy's Mob". Laugh out loud, as they say.
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B1TFC added 10:37 - Aug 13
dont see the point of another keeper!
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bluesnightorg added 10:38 - Aug 13
I can't understand why Supple's not been given a chance. He's really good, isn't he? Not that I've seen him play for about three years...
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Ross added 10:51 - Aug 13
Bit of a weird one unless he'll be choice number 3, but that's the point of that?
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garvan7 added 10:56 - Aug 13
excelent keeper lads!!!!!! Gary Deegan done a medical aswel!
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BlueBadger added 10:57 - Aug 13
Boooooooo, Kreano only signs Irishme, booooooooo
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tractorboybig added 10:59 - Aug 13
ITFC=irish town fc.
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Back_The_Boss added 11:04 - Aug 13
We don't need another kepper, wright's decent and supple is a decent back up.
tractorboybig - thats a good one.
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Luke8644 added 11:04 - Aug 13
hoping for daryl to be honest, oh well another irish player, soon the whole ireland team when they show the players clubs will be dominated by us
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Manic_Blue added 11:22 - Aug 13
For crying out loud, get a grip. This makes perfect sense. Supple needs games to show what he can do. He won't get them here unless Wright has several shockers / gets injured or sent off - and why would you want that to happen? Therefore, he needs to go on loan. Before he can, we need someone who is capable of coming in in case something happens to Wright. Keane has found a decent player who won't cost anything and is still young for a keeper. What is so hard to understand about all that?
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OakingtonBlue added 11:31 - Aug 13
Like the Murphy's, im not bitter (shows his age)
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forensic_bloo added 11:33 - Aug 13
George and Mildred theme tune to be played when the team come out?
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dobbie73 added 11:37 - Aug 13
Manic_Blue - finally, a voice of sense and reason! I think you summed it up pretty well there.
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hucks216 added 11:38 - Aug 13
Supple can walk away for nothing at the end of this season so it makes sense to have another goalkeeper in place for that eventuality, just not sure Murphy should be the replacement.
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SouperJim added 11:44 - Aug 13
It never ceases to amaze me how many town "fans" have such a poor grasp of what is going on at the club.

Supple signed for one more year. We're going to need a new backup keeper. Yes Shane is a good keeper, but we can only play one man in goal. Do any of you really think Supple should replace Wright? Get a grip.

Also, the rampant racism on here is shameful. I don't give a flying frig what nationality our players are, so long as they're good enough. All managers stick with what they know, get used to it you bunch of small minded morons.
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rory293 added 11:48 - Aug 13
Yes, makes sense to me. Supple needs experience, we need a replacement to sit there and look pretty untill a time comes when we may need him. And I'm awfully happy this wasn't Daryl. Probably should get a chance to show his worth at Ipswich but considering the feedback from Sunderland fans I think its a huge risk given the money involved and I'd rather see us work with what we've got.
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BlueToad added 11:52 - Aug 13
More disappointed in that it appears that the razor sharp journalism regarding the Daryl Murphy coup turns out to be anything but.
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Greektractor added 11:56 - Aug 13
Crumpet, "20 a season rush keeper" - comedy genius
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