Andrew Omobamidele

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19 year old central defender who’s looked classy as hell for Ireland. Almost got a last minute winner against Serbia with a roulette through midfield and a long range screamer clawed away from the top corner by their keeper.

Norwich fans seem to be quite excited by him too.

What do the resident youth experts think of his chances of ending up at a big club?
Any clips of this last minute attempt? Where's GifLord when you need him/her
 

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Quite brilliant to see. I remember back in the day when Phil Babb was the only black player in the team.

I was just curious to know whether there was a growing Nigerian community in Ireland that I'd not heard of.
Ireland has definitely become more multicultural since the days of Phil Babb and it certainly appears to be benefitting our football team!
 

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Quite brilliant to see. I remember back in the day when Phil Babb was the only black player in the team.

I was just curious to know whether there was a growing Nigerian community in Ireland that I'd not heard of.
There is, definitely. I moved to the Uk for 10 years between 2000 and 2010 and Ireland has got a hell of a lot more multicultural over that period. It was really noticeable. Especially with underage sporting teams. Soccer, as well as GAA.

Not to mention MMA. This tweet is doing great numbers over the last couple of days.

 

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Brilliant. Will keep an eye out for those talents - always had a soft spot for Ireland.
 

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The reason we haven't won the CL is because we don't have an Irishman in the team. So fecking get one into the first team squad. It's been too long.
Cristian O'Ronaldo is part Irish. Little known fact.

Quite brilliant to see. I remember back in the day when Phil Babb was the only black player in the team.

I was just curious to know whether there was a growing Nigerian community in Ireland that I'd not heard of.
Paul McGrath?!
 

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Paul McGrath was once asked in an interview if he knew Phil Lynott and he said he’d never spoken to him but they always used to nod at each other when they were out and about because it felt like they were the only two black men in Dublin!
:lol:
 

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Guilty as charged.

Although I was in Leixlip at the weekend. My young fella’s team soundly thrashed Omobamidele’s old club. Which basically means my son is a guaranteed future Ireland international.
Yeah, that's not bad, but my lad face planted from the stair gate into a Disney ride on toy and managed to basically smash his own face in while getting both legs caught in the steering wheel of a Mick Mouse ride on bus, so let's just say we're both the parents of high achievers and leave it at that.
 

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Thankfully one of the many benefits of multiculturalism is that you can produce great athletes that don't jump to GAA at the first given opportunity.
 

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Jesus H Christ, how did we not win that :(
 

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@Organic Potatoes just me or did this lads name immediately make you think of the Broncos TE who everyone has decided to just call “Albert O” because his last name is basically impossible?!
 

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I'm Andrew Omobamidele,
Don't you want to save me

To the tune of lazy by David Byrne
 

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Quite brilliant to see. I remember back in the day when Phil Babb was the only black player in the team.

I was just curious to know whether there was a growing Nigerian community in Ireland that I'd not heard of.
Yeah there's a Nigeriatown on the West
Side of Cootehill since the mid 90s, they moved in after the Chinese moved to Craggy Island.

Cristian O'Ronaldo is part Irish. Little known fact.


Paul McGrath?!
Paul McGrath, Terry Phelan and Phil Babb were 3 of the back 4 at USA 94.
 

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Yeah, that's not bad, but my lad face planted from the stair gate into a Disney ride on toy and managed to basically smash his own face in while getting both legs caught in the steering wheel of a Mick Mouse ride on bus, so let's just say we're both the parents of high achievers and leave it at that.
:lol:
 

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Quite brilliant to see. I remember back in the day when Phil Babb was the only black player in the team.

I was just curious to know whether there was a growing Nigerian community in Ireland that I'd not heard of.
Don't forget Chris Hughton, he made his Ireland debut back in 1979
 

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Thankfully one of the many benefits of multiculturalism is that you can produce great athletes that don't jump to GAA at the first given opportunity.
What's wrong with GAA?

Promoting Irish/celtic culture in Ireland is bad?,Is supposed to be your culture....
 

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What's wrong with GAA?

Promoting Irish/celtic culture in Ireland is bad?,Is supposed to be your culture....
I never said there was anything wrong with GAA; I'm a football fan, I would rather see us have the strongest football team possible.