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Town Linked With Derry Defender Toal
Monday, 23rd Sep 2019 19:31

Town are reported to be watching Derry City central defender Eoin Toal.

According to the Derry Journal, the Blues have sent representatives to watch the 20-year-old on several occasions and are considering making an offer at the end of the League of Ireland season, which finishes in just over a month.

The 20-year-old moved to the Brandywell from hometown club Armagh in May 2017 and since then has impressed for the Candy Stripes, who are managed by one-time Town youth goalkeeper Declan Devine.

Toal, who is contracted to Derry for another year, says he takes little notice of claims of interest in him.

“I’m happy that I have all the support from everyone at Derry City and, to be honest, I don’t listen to anything like that. I just take each game as it comes and see where I go from there,” the Northern Ireland U21 international told the Derry Journal.

“I’m just happy to be playing every week. Decky [Devine] has put his faith in me and I couldn’t be happier to be playing beside some top players like Ally [Gilchrist], Jamie [McDonagh], Darren Cole, Peter Cherrie and Ciaran Coll alongside me. But I’m just taking one game at a time and I’ll see where things go from there.”

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WhoisJimmyJuan added 20:53 - Sep 23
For some reason we don't seem to have much success with Irish youngsters. Would be good if that would change. On the other hand, when we go Dutch.......
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positivity added 21:02 - Sep 23
...... we get pim balkenstein!
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gamezone added 21:06 - Sep 23
Is Tommy Smith coming back in January ?
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Edmundo added 21:15 - Sep 23
Tommy Smith - good shout. Saw him playing in the MLS last week on tv and he looks as good as ever, possibly even stronger.
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Linkboy13 added 21:45 - Sep 23
Don't think we need another centre half not one who's past his best and turns like a double decker bus.
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BettyBlue added 22:22 - Sep 23
Why do we bother with these Irish players. Not one has come good in the last 50 years except Alan Hunter and he came via Blackburn.
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JewellintheTown added 23:22 - Sep 23
@Bettyblue - are you meaning buying an Irish player direct from playing at an Irish club, or all Irish (including N Ireland?) players we've bought not coming good?
If it's the first, then other than Owen Garvan & Bryan Hamilton, I'd agree, however, I'd argue against the latter with the following :
Jim Magilton.
Gareth McAuley.
Daryll Murphy
Damien Delaney
Alan Lee
Alan Judge

I'm sure there are more but I'll not go on.
Besides, about time our luck changed.
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TractorViking added 06:47 - Sep 24
Plus one my heroes: Big Al(Allan Hunter)
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runningout added 07:28 - Sep 24
Well our U23’s not filling themselves with glee (Yet) Back, middle or forwards
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dirtydingusmagee added 07:44 - Sep 24
our scouts seem to be very geographically restricted, have they just got bus passes ?
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WhoisJimmyJuan added 08:44 - Sep 24
Positivity: I'll give you that. That made me laugh! Nice one.
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Radlett_blue added 08:55 - Sep 24
I think what people are fed up with is our habit of taking on youngsters (not just Irish) and then rarely giving them a chance, letting them waste in the U23s for a couple of years & then letting them go. Statistically, most of them won't make it, but we also ditched Conor Hourihane, for example.
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SouperJim added 09:30 - Sep 24
I think agents in Ireland just like to link players with us as we did take a few during the McCarthy era, so it sounds plausible and drums up interest. Do we actually have a scout out there any more?
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IpswichToon added 09:37 - Sep 24
@JewellintheTown how have you forgotten the magical Matt Holland?
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TimmyH added 10:33 - Sep 24
haha!...a few on here wanting Smith back, I was one on here saying not to let him go (against the throng of people saying he wasn't good enough at the time 2017/18).

Steer clear of the young Irish lads from their leagues, never got anywhere with them - just ask McCarthy that.
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JewellintheTown added 12:55 - Sep 24
@IpswichToon - Ah, I see why you said that. Easy to see why you mentioned him as there are a bunch of players that play/played for Ireland or NI, including Matt, that as far as I know, weren't born or raised in Ireland.
Matt, I believe, was born in Bury, England, never played for an Irish club and speaks with a very English accent. Must have an eligible relative with Irish lineage for him to have played for them.
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Bluearmy_81 added 15:02 - Sep 24
Stop shopping at poundland Evand ffs. ITFC deserve so much better.
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Linkboy13 added 15:41 - Sep 24
Matt qualifies for Ireland because he wonse had an Irish wolfhound.
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MICKEY added 19:08 - Sep 24
What about Pat Sharkey
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