McGeady scored both goals for his country as they won 2-1 in Tbilisi and Martin O'Neill but the Everton winger had to be content with an assist against the European Championship newcomers from the Iberian Peninsula. Gibson also had a goal disallowed.
Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are, of course, missing for the Irish as they recover from injury at Finch Farm.
Steven Naismith, meanwhile, played 80 minutes for Scotland side whose turn it was to face the Georgians. The Scots narrowly lost to Germany in their qualifying group opener but they eked out a 1-0 win this time at Ibrox Park.
Chris Long scored England U20s' first goal as they beat the Netherlands 3-2.
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1 Posted 11/10/2014 at 18:07:07
2 Posted 11/10/2014 at 20:29:15
3 Posted 11/10/2014 at 22:51:33
4 Posted 12/10/2014 at 05:39:18
The worst of it is that his fortes (whatever they may be) nowhere near compensate for the above catalogue of consistent errors. If our season is to take a turn for the better, this mediocrity of a player must not start again in any competition. Deep in his heart, he must know he's rubbish. I've nothing against him Â– I just don't want him in an Everton shirt.
5 Posted 12/10/2014 at 13:00:18
My own view is that he can be frustrating at times but he scored some great goals and has suffered from a lack of first team starts. Continuity will bring the best out of him.
6 Posted 12/10/2014 at 16:12:26
7 Posted 12/10/2014 at 20:22:37
His passing is a long way off what it was before his injury. Hopefully it's just lack of games.
8 Posted 13/10/2014 at 11:34:57
Then you have two other posters who admitted they didn't even see the game having a go at him as well. A bit much really.
As I said, I'm no McGeady fan; he's just too in and out of games, but he's playing as well as he probably ever will at this moment in time and, given the start that he has had to the season, including goals for both Everton and Ireland, I think some of the criticism is over the top
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