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NORTHERN IRELAND ALL STARS



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COACH: Billy Bingham

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The best ever Northern Ireland players 23-man squad



GOALKEEPERS:

Harry GREGG
Pat JENNINGS



DEFENDERS:

Alf McMICHAEL
Pat RICE
Allan HUNTER
Chris NICHOLL
Mal DONAGHY
Aaron HUGHES
● Jonny EVANS



MIDFIELDERS:

Peter DOHERTY
Danny BLANCHFLOWER
Bertie PEACOCK
Jimmy McILROY
Martin O'NEILL
Sammy McILROY
● Steven DAVIS



FORWARDS:

Billy BINGHAM
Peter McPARLAND
Derek DOUGAN
George BEST
Gerry ARMSTRONG
Norman WHITESIDE
● David HEALY





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RESERVES:


GOALKEEPERS:

Elisha SCOTT
Jim PLATT
● Maik TAYLOR


DEFENDERS:

Billy McCRACKEN
● Willie CUNNINGHAM
Alex ELDER
● Terry NEILL
Sammy NELSON
Jimmy NICHOLL
John McCLELLAND
● Nigel WORTHINGTON
Alan McDONALD
● Gareth McAULEY


MIDFIELDERS:

● Val HARRIS
Bill LACEY
● Wilbur CUSH
● Jimmy NICHOLSON
Bryan HAMILTON
David McCREERY
● Jim MAGILTON
● Michael HUGHES
● Oliver NORWOOD
● Stuart DALLAS


FORWARDS:

● Olphert STANFIELD
Joe BAMBRICK
● Johnny CROSSAN
● Willie IRVINE
Billy HAMILTON
● Jimmy QUINN
● Colin CLARKE
● Iain DOWIE
● Keith GILLESPIE
● Kyle LAFFERTY





THE BEST EVER XI

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GK JENNINGS
CB HUNTER
CB NICHOLL
RB RICE
LB McMICHAEL
DMF BLANCHFLOWER ©
CMF O'NEILL
AMF J. McILROY
RWF BEST
LWF McPARLAND
CF DOUGAN

Captain: Danny Blanchflower | Martin O'Neill | Allan Hunter
Short Free Kick: Peter McParland | George Best
Long Free Kick: Peter McParland | Danny Blanchflower
Left Corner: Jimmy McIlroy | Martin O'Neill
Right Corner: Jimmy McIlroy | Martin O'Neill
Penalty: Derek Dougan | George Best | Peter McParland


Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:29 pm
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Martin O'Neill was never Northern Ireland manager so I have no idea why he's the manager here, it should be Billy Bingham (two World Cup qualifications, quarter finals in 1982, manager for 18 years). David Healy should be in first team, he is by far NI's top scorer, including a hattrick against Spain in a 3-2 win, a winning goal against England, two goals against Sweden in a 2-1 win, a record 13 goals in Euro 2008 qualifying. He can easily replace Derek Dougan here who never did anything particularly important for NI, or maybe Joe Bambrick who only ever played for the combined Ireland team...

Likewise, Peter McParland can be in first team over Patsy Gallacher who also only played in the combined Ireland team, when he was already old and with 0 goals in the 12 games he played, while McParland scored 5 goals in the 1958 World Cup (against Argentina, West Germany and Czechoslovakia, no less). Only Pele, Fontaine and Rahn scored more goals than him at that tournament, to be honest it's simply unbelievable he isn't in this team. Aaron Hughes can also replace Sammy Nelson, the team already has 3 left backs with McMichael and Elder (McMichael was one of the most important players at the 58 World Cup, and Elder was just better than Nelson). Hughes was captain for about 10 years and one of the better defenders in the Premier League for most of that time, and played in that Euro 2016 team too.

Some names for the reserves: Gareth McAuley, Jonny Evans, Kyle Lafferty, Chris Brunt, Chris Baird, Maik Taylor, Wilbur Cush, Nigel Worthington.


Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:52 pm
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StuartBannigan wrote:
Martin O'Neill was never Northern Ireland manager so I have no idea why he's the manager here

Martin O'Neill coached Ireland and has the same initial letter of Michael O'Neill who has been Nothern Ireland coach for seven years now. He probably confused them.


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Maybe, but I don’t think this team has been updated since it was created, by which point Michael O’Neill had only been in charge for just over a year, so I doubt it...


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How about Elisha Scott to the reserves?

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M Ace wrote:
How about Elisha Scott to the reserves?


He was removed last update... Apparently almost 16 years as first choice goalkeeper aren't that big of a deal when we talk about an era where National teams only played 3-4 times a year rather than 2 times a month.


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fceastfunen wrote:
M Ace wrote:
How about Elisha Scott to the reserves?


He was removed last update... Apparently almost 16 years as first choice goalkeeper aren't that big of a deal when we talk about an era where National teams only played 3-4 times a year rather than 2 times a month.


That was a strange desicion.... :shock:
I have all the respect for Maik Taylor but he wasn't even in the same league as Elisha Scott, at least we could have 3 keepers among the reserves for this team. ;)

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The link of Jimmy Quinn is wrong. The player in the link is the Celtic's legend, born in 1878. But Jimmy Quinn who played in Northern Ireland is James Martin Quinn, born in 1959.

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I think Joe Bambrick is a way too big of a player to not be included here.


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jcklein wrote:
I think Joe Bambrick is a way too big of a player to not be included here.


Northern Irish football is complicated before the 50s, after the partition of Ireland there were 2 Irish national teams, but neither were officially known as the Northern Irish or Republic of Ireland national team. So technically guys like Bambrick, Patsy Gallagher, Elisha Scott etc. never played for the Northern Irish national team. Although this team will be updated at some point and I think it makes sense to include those Northern Irish guys that played for the combined Irish teams just like you would include Beara in Croatia, Blokhin in Ukraine etc.


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jcklein wrote:
I think Joe Bambrick is a way too big of a player to not be included here.


Bambrick played for the Ireland national team in the 1930s, after the partition of Ireland. Technically, the Ireland national team was then supposed to be restricted to Northern Irish players. At the same time, Bambrick played for the Irish League XI, which was in some way a predecessor to the Northern Ireland team. Therefore, with a total of 23 matches and 21 goals, I believe he's more than eligible, much like Elisha Scott and probably many more.


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Updated.


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