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McCarthy frustrated by 'quiet' tag

05/09/2014  Comments (3)  jump
James McCarthy has responded to suggestions this week by ex-Republic of Ireland manager John Giles that he needs to be more authoritative on the pitch.

“I don’t think I’m shy to be honest. There’s a lot of people have said that in the past about being shy and quiet. Once you get labelled with something it’s with you for a bit. I don’t know when it’s going to go away."

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Shane Corcoran
1 Posted 05/09/2014 at 16:00:02
HereÂ’s the link as the one on the site isnÂ’t working

Talk about making something out of nothing. At the end of the day McCarthy says "I have 20-odd caps and I want to impose myself more on the pitch for Ireland" which is what Giles is saying he needs to do.

Andy Meighan
3 Posted 05/09/2014 at 21:32:14
I think he’s had an awful start to the season and for me seems to go missing in the bigger games – witness his performance in the Anfield derby last season and last Saturday against Chelsea. The way Hazard breezed past him was criminal.

Also, canÂ’t he strike a ball? IÂ’ve yet to see him have a go and even his solitary goal against Hull was pure luck.

No, I think we need a lot more from McCarthy given the fee we paid for him. Every side needs its defensive midfielder but weÂ’ve got 2 so surely that should give one of them license to get forward. Unfortunately they seem to be marooned between the penalty box and halfway line which is strange when you consider the amount of goals weÂ’ve already shipped.

Peter Murray
4 Posted 05/09/2014 at 22:54:10
Take no notice, James. Just keep learning your trade with one of the best young managers in the business.

As you progress you will get more of this from "pundits" and ex-whatevers.

The best response is the dignity of silence.

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