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It Means A Lot - Ireland

It Means A Lot - Ireland

Stephen Ireland has thanked the fans for selecting him as the Supporters' Player of the Year and vowed to do all he can in our final games to put a smile on our faces.

Speaking to the Official Site Ireland said he was pleased to have finally won fans over and although he has improved on the pitch, he knows there has to be a lot more coming from him if he's going to convince all the doubters.

Personally, like Bannan, if our forwards can work some sort of understanding on the types of balls they play and they start making the runs to match them, he'll look a hell of a lot better overnight. Weimann's shown how it's done in terms of peeling off and looking for a through ball, more of the same please!

Ireland in Stan t-shirt

'It means loads to me, at the start of the season my goal was to get an award and preferably this one. I felt like I worked hard, I am really happy I got this, I am really grateful that the fans took notice and it's something I really appreciate.'

After struggling recently with both hip and hamstring issues, Ireland believes he can play a big part in the remaining games and repay the faith fans have shown in him:

'I've been carrying a hip problem for three or four weeks now and was playing through it, last week I was suffering and had a bit of a sore hamstring. They said with two games coming so quickly it was best that I sit one of them out but I'm back now, I'm fit and ready to go.'

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday May 2 2012
Time: 4:45PM

Comments

0
Think there's even more to come from Ireland next season.... with a good manager behind him, he could really take off......
Pride of Lions
02/05/2012 17:12:00
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Yes lets hope the useless Twonk takes off to America and we buy a proper midfielder
villan57
02/05/2012 19:10:00
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I've still got faith in Ireland.
Green Villan
03/05/2012 02:37:00
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Is it April 1st? I suppose this shows just what a wretched season we've had.
Saurat
03/05/2012 07:26:00
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Don't know how he beat, say, Given to the award myself. But, if he can show us in the last 2 games by (helping) to secure enough points for survival, I'll be very pleased too.
Winsforvilla
03/05/2012 08:39:00
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Ireland has been a class above anything else we've had on the park this season. Always wanting the ball, great first touch, vision to see team mates, ability to execute a range of passes, forward runs and tracking back working his arse off
AVbornandbred
03/05/2012 09:09:00
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Big fan then 57?!
I think he has some great touches, real signs of class, but needs some more class around him.

Does anyone know how the award was chosen, I can't remember seeing the opportunity to vote or whatever? I'd have thought Given would have been a shoe in personally.
The Fear
03/05/2012 10:07:00
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Probably the same way Mclovin chooses his tactics - Write all the names down on separate pieces of paper, throw them up in the air and see how they land..... And how you can get player of the year when you ve only had one good game all season - I'll never know
Mat777
03/05/2012 11:24:00
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i really like stephen ireland, but im still not sure if i like him or not.
lerneravfc
03/05/2012 14:23:00
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Fear, not sure how it was chosen but there are some interesting facts from the actual night. The only players not to attend were Gabi and Stan (obviously). It was probably the flatest awards ceremony of the last 15 years and the atmosphere was at best, muted. No surprise really as there has not been much to celebrate. However the most interesting parts I thought were that McMuppet and his team sat seperate to the the Board and the people associated with the hierachy within the club. Most telling, for the first time that I am aware of, the Manager never even made a speech congratulating award winners, geeing up the supporters and promising better times ahead. I think that tells us all exactly what we need to know. He is no longer in charge. He is just seeing out time until we are officially safe and then he is gone.
voiceoftheholte
03/05/2012 17:34:00
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