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Wilson called-up by Ireland

Wilson called-up by Ireland

It has seemed like good news has been at a premium for Pompey for some time - we get the odd 'snippet' here and there, but more often than not this comes to nothing anyway.

Although, and for me this is good news - even though I am sure there will be a fair amount of negativity surrounding it, which is fair enough as we all have opinions - Marc Wilson has gained his first call-up for Ireland.

He has been named in the squad to face Brazil on March 2nd - and to be fair Giovanni Trapattoni has been around the block a few times so the Wilson cannot be all bad can he!

Yep Wilson has made mistakes, an yep he might not have always learned from them but he has been well and truly thrown in at the deep end this season and I think, assuming we do come through ok as a club and we do not look to offload him, he will gain from this. I am still not convinced he is a central defender though - I feel with his footballing ability and range of passing, which is good, he would be better suited as a defensive midfielder really.

For me, in a season full of lows, I would say the emergence of Wilson - even if it has been more out of necessity - has, overall, been one of the few high(ish) points to be honest...

PLAY UP POMPEY!


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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday February 22 2010
Time: 12:59PM

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Good to see the lad come through .. Nice one let's hope he sees some action.. First Irish International since .... ???
Chix
22/02/2010 13:05:00
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to be fair it is only ireland even pompey might beat them, can mokoena, uttaka and mullins change nationality, trapattoni might be just as desperate
Super Bock 1898
22/02/2010 13:08:00
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I'm not a big fan, but good luck to the lad, he's battled hard without complaining.
Tantona
22/02/2010 13:14:00
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Well Done Marc!
PompeyFcMad
22/02/2010 13:20:00
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Weel done indeed only surprise is how long it has taken.

In answer to Chix i would trump for Andy O'Brien.
eastneydave
22/02/2010 13:27:00
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I like him a lot (though one too many Johan Cruyff turns for my liking) and I think it's deserved. Well done Marc
UKTony
22/02/2010 13:28:00
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First since Alan McLoughlin isn't he Chix?
moley2
22/02/2010 13:29:00
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Oh yeah, think your right dave with O'Brien.
moley2
22/02/2010 13:30:00
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i think we all know i like the guy, and i know tony knows i do - i said to you at the weekend, as i did above, that overall he has been one of the few pluses - inspite of some costly errors - this season, nice one marc!
pompeyrug
22/02/2010 13:31:00
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Easy to pick on the lad. He is young, learning his trade & will get better. He has been thrown in at the deep end in the mother of all bad seasons. There are other older, more experienced players who also need their a55e5 kicking. On a cynical note, it could increase his sell on value.
storagematt
22/02/2010 13:46:00
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