Seamus Coleman has been ruled out of Ireland's next match with Poland.
The message was provided by FAI on Twitter, with no more information given. It is unclear if he will be fit to play for Everton against West Ham United in the Premier League clash at Goodison Park on Sunday.
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1 Posted 10/09/2018 at 16:58:19
2 Posted 10/09/2018 at 17:07:55
3 Posted 10/09/2018 at 17:41:44
Time for Jonjoe Kenny to make his mark, he's arguably in better form than Seamus at the moment.
4 Posted 10/09/2018 at 17:54:23
I was thinking exactly that. Seamus has been poor all season and if Jonjoe Kenny sniffs a chance, he will go for it. He lacks Coleman's experience but is quicker, sharper and fitter.
5 Posted 10/09/2018 at 17:58:17
6 Posted 10/09/2018 at 18:02:18
7 Posted 10/09/2018 at 18:19:47
I suffered from foot and ankle issues when I played. Theyre the worst and they never get better. I hope hes not got a recurring problem.
8 Posted 10/09/2018 at 18:51:48
A recovery period needed but I feel at the moment, Jonjoe Kenny has stepped up to the mark and will fill the role.
I always thought our back line would eventually be Kenny, Mina, Zouma and Digne, along with Holgate as rotation.
I have high hopes for Kenny, ha has a bit to learn but I always feel comfortable if we call Kenny into the team.
9 Posted 10/09/2018 at 19:23:20
We've already lost Coleman for a season and McCarthy to O'Neill and the gimp's pointless internationals – anyone else getting a bit sick of this?
10 Posted 10/09/2018 at 21:13:02
I totally agree with you that the McCarthy situation was the FAI's wrongdoing... but Colman got his leg broken by another player playing in a Euro qualifier – that can happen to anyone, nothing to do with Ireland – and Gibson did his knee in a freak accident. Or will we have to blame the pitch also... before we all lose our heads, let's see what exactly is the extent of the injury, he might actually play on Saturday... If not, we've got a fine replacement in Jonjoe Kenny.
11 Posted 10/09/2018 at 21:33:55
12 Posted 10/09/2018 at 21:43:40
Not long ago TW was full of shouts to make Seamus captain, now that he is injured TWebbers are saying it is a good thing to give Jonjoe a chance. Comical, I remember last year Kenny was being slated along with Davies and Calvert-Lewin; now he is the bright new hope.
All three are the future but were constantly being slated here last year when they were new kids with talent thrown into a disorganised rabble of a team without any leaders. I used to enjoy reading posts on TW to get the insight into what fans thought but now this is becoming such a fickle website with guys with issues having a rant.
13 Posted 10/09/2018 at 21:57:22
Holgate has also played right back if Silva prefers additional height
14 Posted 10/09/2018 at 22:00:36
15 Posted 10/09/2018 at 22:08:42
16 Posted 10/09/2018 at 22:15:19
When did he break his leg and when did he start playing again? Was all that outside of the last 18 months you refer to?
17 Posted 10/09/2018 at 22:41:47
I am a great fan of Seamus, the criticism of him is beyond belief. He needs at least half a season to come back up to speed after his dreadful injury. He is an excellent player, a tremendous character, and I would be delighted to see him appointed as Captain.
18 Posted 10/09/2018 at 22:50:19
19 Posted 10/09/2018 at 22:52:52
20 Posted 10/09/2018 at 22:58:19
21 Posted 10/09/2018 at 23:54:01
Lev, all I can say is that if there is one footballer on this entire freaking planet who has never needed a boot up the behind – metaphorical or otherwise – it's Mr Seamus Coleman of Killybegs.
22 Posted 11/09/2018 at 09:12:29
Whether or not hes carried injury or hes just genuinely lost a few yards of pace (understandable given the woeful injury) its just not really the Coleman of old, and that was very evident against Huddersfield when he collected the ball on halfway from a Pickford clearance and he had acres upon acres to run into but was quickly stopped by some Huddersfield donkey.
The Seamus we know was all about bull in a china shop running head down and on auto (never always the best crosser admittedly so) but since that dynamic running hasnt been in his game we ourselves are missing something down that right flank and I only hope he can recapture some semblance of his former self sooner rather than later.
Kenny will likely deputies against West Ham, to be fair he didnt do much wrong last season, not excellent going forward but defensively he was ok for me under Allardyce.
23 Posted 11/09/2018 at 09:38:37
24 Posted 11/09/2018 at 09:57:47
A The Irony age
25 Posted 11/09/2018 at 10:09:09
If he needs a rest, so be it, and Jonjo would welcome a run-out, but we surely just have to be patient and hope Seamus can get up to speed.
Also we need to show solidarity with one of the few players we have, who could have held his own in any of the top 4 clubs prior to his injury.
26 Posted 12/09/2018 at 00:34:19
27 Posted 12/09/2018 at 00:47:09
Be brave, Marco... or be gone!
28 Posted 12/09/2018 at 10:51:43
29 Posted 12/09/2018 at 11:54:48
Minimum 6-8 weeks I'd have thought before we see him in an Everton Shirt again.
Will be interesting to see who leads the team out on Sunday if none of Seamus, Jags or Baines start.
30 Posted 12/09/2018 at 12:06:29
The front line seems the most affected: if Calvert-Lewin and Walcott are ruled out, that means only 1 of the front 3 that started against Huddersfield will be fit.
So seems that leaves Lookman for one wing and if fit Bernard maybe for the other wing, unless he changes places with Sigurdsson. Just highlights how much Richarlison's sending off will hurt us.
31 Posted 12/09/2018 at 12:22:52
32 Posted 12/09/2018 at 12:28:27
Jeepers, four games into the new season and he's written off.
I'm completely biased to be fair, as I think the guy is a great player and ambassador for our club. I'll admit he hasn't been at his usual high standard, but 4 games in... seriously?
33 Posted 12/09/2018 at 19:33:06
I see how you got my meaning wrong. Move the last sentence to a paragraph of its own, then add 'because he's still recovering from his injury".
The part before that is not a criticism of Coleman, just a caution that like any other player he might grow complacent if he's too certain of his own inclusion in the team.
So I just meant that it would be good for Coleman to see Jonjoe (hopefully) do a very good job while he's sidelined himself. Got to keep those pesky youths in their proper (learning) place after all!
So no insult to Coleman was intended, in fact he's usually been one of the first on the team sheet for me. But as he's struggled a bit this season, I felt that alternating him and Kenny might be a good idea, just in case he needed some rest now and then.
The mind rarely accepts what the body tries to say it needs, after all...
34 Posted 12/09/2018 at 22:40:23
Avoiding International duty may extend his club career. The “rose-tinted glasses” opinions of Joonjoe Kenny's rise to fame are highly amusing. He doesn't come near to Coleman even at Seamie's present poor form.
35 Posted 12/09/2018 at 23:10:45
Why should he stop playing for Ireland? The notion that Ireland take Everton players and run them into the ground is utter nonsense. Martin O'Neill is better than that.
36 Posted 13/09/2018 at 06:18:09
37 Posted 13/09/2018 at 08:20:12
38 Posted 13/09/2018 at 09:43:42
This injury to Seamus will give him a great opportunity, though, if I'm honest, I have a sneaking suspicion that first team right-back might just be on our shopping list in 2019; hopefully either Jonjoe or Seamus (or both!) prove me wrong.
Holgate may yet be another option when Mina is fit and partnered with either Keane or Zouma. I feel like Holgate, Mina, Zouma, and Digne would be a very strong backline defensively against the better teams.
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