Aiden McGeady, James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman started for the Irish but McCarthy was substituted at half time in favour of James McLean after picking up a booking in the first period.
Ross Barkley made a belated entrance mid-way through the second half and Phil Jagielka played the last quarter of an hour after coming on for Gary Cahill.
Elsewhere, Romelu Lukaku played the last half hour of Belgium's 4-3 victory over France in their friendly at the Stade de France.
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1 Posted 07/06/2015 at 13:41:07
2 Posted 07/06/2015 at 13:48:17
3 Posted 07/06/2015 at 13:47:37
ThereÂs a website with drying paint on it if youÂre interested, Colin.
4 Posted 07/06/2015 at 13:48:26
5 Posted 07/06/2015 at 13:50:36
6 Posted 07/06/2015 at 13:48:26
7 Posted 07/06/2015 at 14:00:12
I honestly donÂt know whatÂs up with this fella. HeÂs talented, he can go past people and heÂs got a good delivery. I just think heÂs got a shitty attitude towards the game thatÂs all.
8 Posted 07/06/2015 at 14:01:59
9 Posted 07/06/2015 at 14:18:59
Players like McGeady and Deulofeu (since heÂs being debated) do appear to lack the intensity and attitude needed to really make it.
10 Posted 07/06/2015 at 14:13:43
11 Posted 07/06/2015 at 14:27:50
12 Posted 07/06/2015 at 14:41:03
13 Posted 07/06/2015 at 15:44:11
Thought all the Everton players did well (enough in a friendly).
14 Posted 07/06/2015 at 15:47:07
I had to break his bubble and say most Evertonians donÂt like him as a player.
He didnÂt understand why...
I see his shortcomings but I think he comes in for way too much vitriol on TW. Two million and good squad player but many vent their spleen at the kid.
15 Posted 07/06/2015 at 15:52:56
16 Posted 07/06/2015 at 15:53:32
17 Posted 07/06/2015 at 15:54:31
That kills me because I do follow the ROI loosely (family lineage...us Americans cling to it for some unknown reason) and I so rate James. And my alter-ego loves Keano, Irish-Manc or not. And thatÂs not a wind-up because I know a ton of folks hate the man, I just for whatever reason like his steely attitude.
Dons your proverbial tin hat...
McCarthy should start every game in that side. Every one of them.
18 Posted 07/06/2015 at 16:04:35
When he shoots, he looks like a 16-year-old ready to bury the sausage for the first time Â– so excited and no composure.
Someone needs to tell him before he shoots, relax... Look up... Pick a target... He just gets so excited and whahamps the frickin ball.
Composure Ross. Relax young man and the world is your oyster.
19 Posted 07/06/2015 at 16:08:56
20 Posted 07/06/2015 at 16:29:35
In the same thread as: two so-called international teams playing what can only be called Sunday league style football. We are eons behind the top teams in the world Â– or, as headlined in the, Echo "It may go down in history as one of international football's dullest spectacles"xc I am sure there is no correlation and I would not want anyone else to draw that conclusion.
21 Posted 07/06/2015 at 18:05:10
22 Posted 07/06/2015 at 18:12:45
23 Posted 07/06/2015 at 18:34:09
If we lose Garbutt; Brady might be an option.
24 Posted 07/06/2015 at 19:21:52
If that was an advert for "looking after the ball" or "being patient" you can shove it!! Fucking useless pair of teams run by dinosaurs!!!!! Any team at the Euros will beat us.
25 Posted 07/06/2015 at 19:25:28
He uses them not too wisely at times. I donÂt know why except that he often tries the more difficult tricks in preference to the norm.
Keith #18 I know Everton had 7 Irish Internationals in their squad during 1950s but 9 in the Ireland team? DonÂt think so.
Jamie #14 Keano abu..
26 Posted 07/06/2015 at 20:04:04
(1) Alex Stevenson,
(2) Peter Farrell,
(3) Tommy Eglington,
(4) Don Donovan,
(5) Peter Corr,
(6) Tommy Clinton,
(7) Jimmy OÂNeill,
(8) George Cummins and I think
(9) Mick Meagan.
I remember being at the 1949 Goodison Park game when RoI was the first foreign side to beat England on home soil (followed by Hungary in 1953).
To be fair to you Colin I canÂt remember the exact RoI international game (Finland, Norway...) when more than 5 Everton players participated. So I need your help to get the exact game.
27 Posted 07/06/2015 at 20:35:29
I think McGeady looks half-decent for Ireland because most of his team mates are Championship level. McGeady shines for Ireland like Naismith shines for Scotland, they are surrounded by bog standard bang average players.
HeÂs got quick feet and can beat a man but his final ball is piss-poor.
28 Posted 07/06/2015 at 20:38:10
As someone above says, he lacks composure and seems to be trying way too hard all the time. HeÂs yet another player with bags of ability but a rubbish temperament.
29 Posted 07/06/2015 at 20:58:11
30 Posted 07/06/2015 at 20:54:13
Colin @ 12. Martin O'Neill is the manager NOT Roy Keane. The players on both sides are hardly going to give it 100% with a big match coming up! Especially Ireland.
31 Posted 07/06/2015 at 20:24:27
32 Posted 07/06/2015 at 21:12:00
At least we knew what to expect ..... and at least, Wiggins actually achieved something!
33 Posted 07/06/2015 at 21:29:54
34 Posted 07/06/2015 at 22:53:23
But play down the wings instead on both sides to catch out deep seated and compact defences with crosses coming in from both sides into the box, thatÂs the way to compensate for not having world class players.
37 Posted 07/06/2015 at 23:59:59
I canÂt agree with you about McGeadyÂs final ball. If I am not mistaken LukakuÂs last goal for us last season was from an inch perfect cross from McGeady.
If you sent him out with one simple instruction, "make a yard and put it in the 6 yard box" he would do it nine times out of ten.
He has not been forgiven for his howler against Newcastle. He can be frustrating but there is a player in there somewhere.
38 Posted 08/06/2015 at 00:41:24
I have been trawling the web trying to verify your 9 and the best I can find is 1952 and 1953 when Everton had seven players on their books who played at some stage for the Republic of Ireland. They could have all played in the same game plus a couple from Northern Ireland or a couple who were never capped.
The seven were: Peter Farrell, Tommy Eglington, Jimmy OÂNeill, Don Donovan, Mick Meagan, George Cummins and Tommy Clinton. Alex Stevenson and Peter Corr left the club in 1949.
39 Posted 08/06/2015 at 02:00:57
A big thank you as I only caught the game from the 50th minute on. Had no idea whatsoever McCarthy started. The kick off was at 8 am over here... Glad to know James got some time.
Oliver @ 30,
Yes, it is a great country. Ancestral home of the Crowley Clan. Not that IÂd know first hand mind you. Closest IÂve been to Ireland is Southie (South Boston). Dad was born there. Visit as much as I can. Full of lovely Irish-Americans who arenÂt "watered down" with other nationalities. About as close as you can get to Ireland this side of the pond, in a yank kinda way.
When I do finally get to the Emerald Island, youÂll know it. TheyÂll be stories in the press about some crazy American running riot, drunk in a plastic paddy kind of way on Guinness causing havoc and jailed for a plethora of misdemeanors... Hide your women and children Â– IÂll give you fair warning.
40 Posted 08/06/2015 at 03:19:15
I wonder if McGeady could play on the left wing? he is two footed.
41 Posted 08/06/2015 at 07:54:21
Barkley still plays football without a brain, head down run and looks all off balance and out of shape when it comes to eventually striking the bloody thing!
At least the way heÂs played this last 10 months reduces the chances of a Chelsea or Man City coming in for him, IÂd like one more season to have a look at him and if he still looks like a headless chicken in 12 months time, then IÂd welcome offers over 㿅 million.
42 Posted 08/06/2015 at 15:17:46
Oh and Eugene's classic. Had a cocky's hut like Stan Ogden. Superb. Younger readers, ask your parents
43 Posted 08/06/2015 at 17:29:36
Thanks for taking the trouble to dig out the facts (or me out of a hole!). I think that my reaction to the Echo was because I still thinks it's wrong stating only 5 but worse it missed the opportunity to remind their readers of GoodisonÂs place in football history with the first England foreign defeat viewed by more than 51,000 spectators.
44 Posted 08/06/2015 at 19:05:35
45 Posted 09/06/2015 at 07:40:48
Sterling is living off the back of that one great season he has when theyaalmost won the league, heÂs mainly all pace.
We are far too quick in this country to label young players as "world class" and Evertonians themselves are amongst that group.
I see the bigger picture, just because someone is under 20 doesnÂt necessarily mean they "have great potential" or a the answer to their teamÂs woes and are ready to carry a nations expectations on their own.
46 Posted 10/06/2015 at 22:06:46
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