John O'Shea to Retire | Or Not | Wins Sunderland POTY

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    unchanged_lineup Tarheel Tech Wizard

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    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/john-oshea-set-to-retire-from-game-in-may-f6txjzdh2

    I imagine he'll get a bit of hate here, a bit of "should have retired ages ago" etc, but I still really like him. A massive player for Ireland too even when he wasn't performing at club level.
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    Minimalist New Member

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    He’ll get hate here?

    Fs, he nutmegged Figo.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Probs for the best. His legs have really gone, and I'm not sure he'd be up to playing league one next year for Sunderland.

    Not sure why he'd get hate on here. Perhaps people can debate his quality but it'd be ridiculous to hate a man who played nearly 400 games for United and never caused us any grief.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    The guy was massive for Ireland, right up until the end.
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    unchanged_lineup Tarheel Tech Wizard

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    Yep!

    Just thinking of the general vibe of Football Forum these days.
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    GBBQ Full Member

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    Fair play to him, loyal servant to club and country and while he was never a world beater he had a few career highlights that most United fans (and some players) could only dream of



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    careca07 New Member

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    I don't think anyone who scored an injury time winner against Liverpool, nutmegged Figo and chipped a goal into the top corner at Highbury with his wrong foot to complete a rout is going to get much hate here
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    How could anybody hate him? he was a great servant to the club, has never bad mouthed us since he left and always gave it 100% his best.

    No he wasn't the best player in the squad, but you could always trust him. 1 of those players that Fergie just got every drop of talent/work out of.

    He's had some excellent moments down the years too looking back at those highlights.
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    unchanged_lineup Tarheel Tech Wizard

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    Let's see if I've underestimated the Football Forum then... :lol:
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    Can't believe I have just wasted 2 minutes of my life watching John O'Shea's goal keeping highlights, having said that I could watch the Arsenal goal and Liverpool last minute winner all day long. Cult hero. When Jono goes marching down the wing.......
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Great servant to United and to the my national team. Class player and pretty underrated as I feel in his prime, he was quite the player.
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    fergosaurus Full Member

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    Very likeable guy. I'd forgot about that time he had to do nets. :lol:
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    Rajma Full Member

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    Not to mention his nutmeg on Figo is criminal.

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    All this while being one of the best goalkeepers of his generation.
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    careca07 New Member

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    And all while being not just a thin Peter Kay lookalike, but having a name that rhymes with his too.
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    Trizy New Member

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    Johno :drool:
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    Vault Dweller Full Member

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    I love big O'Shea, consummate professional and always gave his all for us and for Ireland as well. Some brilliant career highlights too.
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    When Jonny goes marching down the wing...♪, ♩

    Love him, don't know how any United fan can say otherwise.
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    Great servant for us. Always "did a job".
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    Fantastic servant for the club.
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    King.of.Red New Member

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    one of my favorite squad player. I wont ever forget his 90th minute goal against liverfool and his goal against arse. two of best moments for me as United fan.
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    O'Shea going in goal was utterly brilliant. He was the perfect squad player for us and when called on always performed.
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    Not bad at all!
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member Scout

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    :lol:

    Certainly not from me. I agree wit hthe poster above that it's the right decision as he isn't fit for the top level any more, but what a player and servant he was for us. He gave everything to United and United gave everything to him.
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    Hephaestus Full Member

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    That goal against Arsenal was one of my favourite moments. Seemed to basically be the hammer blow to that rivalry even though we lost the Cup final a couple of months later.
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    sajeev Full Member

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    He had a fantastic break out season.

    And then played in midfield with Giggs in 2005-06.

    Absolute hero, despite disappointing in terms of what his first season pushed expectations to
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    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

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    I remember reading Ronaldo's autobiography recently where he said that John O'Shea was the best player he's trained and played with during his time at Manchester United.

    Disclaimer: I've completely made that up.
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    John Oshea is a role model. For me – and I really mean this – he's the best central midfielder I've seen in the last 15, 20 years. Xavi

    My toughest opponent? Oshea of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder. John is undoubtedly the greatest utility player of his generation. Zidane

    Good enough to play for Brazil. I love to watch Oshea, to see him pass, the boy with the black hair and the red shirt. Socrates
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    Personally, I thought he was (and is) a terrible footballer.

    One of those players who was praised for being 'versatile' - a polite of saying he's not very good in any one position.

    He used to make me so nervous when he was on the ball. His ability to make a 5 yard pass seem difficult is bettered only by Smalling.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    His goal away to Arsenal is one of my all time favorite moments. Absolutely brilliant!
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Absolutely fantastic squad player too, adaptable can-do attitude. A lot of our fans don’t appreciate squad players enough!
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    Shame he had to go out like this at Sunderland :(.
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    Exactly! This is also why I love Ashley Young. Some players just work extremely hard to make up for some stuff, and at times they play better than who they replaced because of this.

    O'Shea's goal vs Arsenal was just :drool:
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    Zen Full Member

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    Full back
    Centre back
    Your back
    Whatever the situation, Sheasy got it covered
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    Red_toad Full Member

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    Terrible footballers don’t have very long and very successful careers.
    Great appreciation you got going there!
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    It'll remain a mystery to me how O'Shea eeked out a career at United for so long.

    Anyone who was pleased to see John O'Shea in the lineup was/is lying to themselves.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    You don’t win leagues without quality squad players like O’Shea.
    I never got nervous to see him in the lineup as he never really let us down
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    Welsh Wonder A dribbling mess on the sauce

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    One of our best keepers post-Schmeichel
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    Fantastic servant to the club, always looked like a top block too. Best of luck.