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He is also one of Cristiano Ronaldo's harshest critics. He said on RTE after the Manchester United-SL Benfica UEFA Champions League game the way Ronaldo "clicks his heels", is the "most wicked thing in the game." In the same diatribe he branded Ronaldo "a simple cheat" and a "Poof ball". He also called Micahel Carrick a "nothing player". They both then proceeded to score two goals each in the match. Following the match Dunphy reluctantly praised the United performance. More recently, in an article he wrote for the Irish Daily Star, January 2008, Dunphy admitted that he "couldn't have been more wrong about Cristiano Ronaldo". He further claimed that Ronaldo "looks like the real deal", and concluded by saying: " Ronaldo is something special. I was wrong".

On Michael Carrick - " Carrick was signed for Spurs a few years back for £3m. That's the level he is at. He is a nothing player. He is one-paced. He doesn't have the personality to always get on the ball like a United player should. "

On Rio Ferdinand - " Ferdinand is a clown. He was a liability for the first goal and he is always a liability. It was Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink against Rio Ferdinand of Barclays Bank. "

On Fabio Cannavarro - "If Rio Ferdinand is worth £100,000 a week, then this guy is worth EUR100 million . . . . . a day"

On the Midfield - " United have nothing in midfield - they are a shambles.

On Samuel Eto'o - " He is a good finisher other then that he is pretty ordinary

On Barcelona - "After watching Watford against Manchester City last night that was like a bubblebath. It was beautiful."

On Roy Keane - "He's a gentleman. He's a class act. He's a rebel. And he stands up to bullies."

On Roy Keane - "He's right, he's right about everything!"

On Niall Quinn - "I'm not gonna address the Niall Quinn agenda,I think Niall Quinn is a creep" On Niall Quinn - "The man's an idiot, a Mother Theresa"

On Gary Doherty- "Doherty's head is better than his feet. If only he had three heads, one on the end of each leg."

On Liam Brady and the vacant Irish Job - "It would have to be a young, hungry fighter. that rules out everybody here."

On Harry Kewell - "Kewell should have been yanked off the pitch at half time and put in a hot bath, a boiling hot bath."

On Ireland in the 2002 World Cup - "I will be supporting Germany and Saudi Arabia in the contests ahead."
A promising footballer, he left Dublin while still a teenager to join Manchester United F.C. as an apprentice. Dunphy did not break into the first team at United and subsequently played for York City, Millwall, Charlton Athletic and Reading. It was at Millwall that Dunphy made the most impact, he was considered an intelligent and skilful player in Millwall's midfield. Dunphy played 23 times for the Republic of Ireland and remains Millwall's most capped International player. Dunphy was a member of "The Class of '71
 

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He loves having a go at the Man United players who actually did make it on the big stage unlike himself lmao He serioulsy needs a pair of glasses and needs to actually watch the game before he comments on things...how do these guys become football analysts? Never underestimate the power of stupid people my friends...
 

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sparkic said:
He loves having a go at the Man United players who actually did make it on the big stage unlike himself lmao He serioulsy needs a pair of glasses and needs to actually watch the game before he comments on things...how do these guys become football analysts? Never underestimate the power of stupid people my friends...
He has glasses..

He only sticks them on for the real important rants look uo his rant after roy keane left united.. absolute quality television!!

He hates Harry Kewell he once called him "a clown, a fat clown for all to see"

He's entertainment nothing more, I dont like his hatred of Ronaldo, he praised him all year this year until he had one bad game against Barca away (a shocking game) and he let loose on how he thinks he's nothing etc..

Great for a laugh! but too stubborn!
 

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sparkic said:
He loves having a go at the Man United players who actually did make it on the big stage unlike himself lmao He serioulsy needs a pair of glasses and needs to actually watch the game before he comments on things...how do these guys become football analysts? Never underestimate the power of stupid people my friends...
You are wrong about him....
A lot of his qoutes above are old or taken out of context or were right at
that particular point in time. Out of all the pundits I have heard on Irish and Uk
tv, he makes the most sense and is the best to watch.
Quality tv and he is usually spot n. he gives Ronaldo a hard time cos of the
type of person Ronnie is.....Looks like Dunphy was right about him all along....

people like Gray and Redknapp are muppets and puppets.......told not to
be controversial......but they come out with an awful load of tosh.....
and badly overhype lots of players.

Dunphy is the main man in my eyes.......says it how it is (most of the time)
 

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Jazz 16 said:
Dunphy is the main man in my eyes.......says it how it is (most of the time)
He comes out with an awful lot of crap sometimes though Jazz.. he took a disliking to Ronaldo and for a long time wouldnt conform to the belief that he is a special player..
He eventually came out and said he was wrong about Ronaldo (something I doubt he's ever done) then bided his time until Ronaldo had one poor game!!

I love watching him but I respect his opinions less than say Gilesy's!
 

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I like a Eamon rant........:eek:

He does say some stupid things but he does say a lot of true things.

Its fair to say, that he's not a Ronnie fan and Ronnie lovers won't like this......

Dunphy on Ronaldo
 
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He talks a lot of sense Jazz? United have nothing
in midfield? Rio Ferdinand is a clown? Wtf? :confused:
 

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He talks a lot of sense Jazz? United have nothing
in midfield? Rio Ferdinand is a clown? Wtf? :confused:
it was when Giggs and OShea were central midfielders...
About Rio, was when he was making mistakes couple years back
and messing around with his contracts and the missed drug test etc....

As I said, he makes sense...but some things were said a long time ago;)
 

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he knows nothing bout football
:rolleyes: Cmon marty, you cant say that..
He knows more than you, me and anyone on this forum........
yes, he may get it wrong sometimes......
but he definitely knows his stuff.
You should maybe start listening to him and not the Redknapp's of this
world. You might even learn something :)
 

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Dunphy does know his football but is a stubborn man.
Once he puts forward his point of veiw he rarely backs down even if proved wrong.
I was surprised even when he admitted his mistake about Ronaldo.
He has warmed somewhat to Rio over the last year but is still reluctant to give him the praise he deserves.
One other thing i will same about him though is he wrote probably the best biography ever on Sir Matt Busby.
One of the best books i ever read. Throughly researched and extremely well writen.
Only thing is its a bit dated now as it came out around 90, 91 and hasnt the years when SAF arrived. Still recomend it to any fan though.
He's also the man that was the ghost writer for Keanos autobiography.
 

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i really dont know much about him or irish pundits in general but the year when barcelona won the champions league i was watchin the matches in germany i believe and as i made some irish friends who were arsenal supporters and knew some spanish too we went and watched the games at irish pubs. Anyway some of the stuff the pundits said was more for controversy rather than intelligent. I mean they said barcelona were an average team etc and that just made me laugh...kinda cringe because even the average football fan knows that at there peak the barcelona team which won the champions league was one amazing team.

Also from the stuff posted on this forum about the comments he makes, he doesnt seem very knoweldgable at all, infact he looks like someone who is lookin to get people talking about him rather than the players by what he is sayings. Don't know the guy but if he is a critic of players like ronaldo in terms of football, he is pretty clueless because i dont know how many times this kid has to prove how great a player he is. Once again he is playing great in euro 2008 and this time with ten times more pressure on him than ever before with the whole buzz of him being possibly the best player in the world, the real/uniteed transfer saga and so on and yet he just performs brilliantly on a pitch! What a player, whether you like him or not, anyone who doubts cristiano is hating/clutchin at straws imo.

As for rio, for the last 2 season there has not been a better defender in the premiership and for all terrys hard style, he aint of the all round class of rio imo.

I prefer pundits who aint trying to cause much drama and just see things like 'we' the fans do who often, in terms of those who understand football know just as much about modern football as any pundit imo.

I think jamie redknapp is not the best pundit ever but he def is not as bad as some people make him out to be. Okay he goes on about ronaldo a little too much but in terms of his general views, he aint usually wide of the mark when he watches games as in who stands out, is playin well etc.

Anyway this is just my opinion and i really dont think british pundits overall are any major experts and from what i'm hearing about the irish ones, they dont sound to great either...BUT i could be totally wrong :)

pz
 

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Jazz 16 said:
:rolleyes: Cmon marty, you cant say that..
He knows more than you, me and anyone on this forum........
To be fair you cant knock Dunphy's knowledge.. he doesn't go out on Saturday nights cos he watches the Spanish football!! ha!!!

He's entertainment and there have been a few rants which were priceless!! the one about Roy Keane where he called Quinn a creep, and Rod/Rob Little : left his wife for a young wan!!

I read his articles every week.. I have sent him emails countering a lot of what he says but he never gets back to me.. I must see if I can dig up an email I sent him about Ronaldo, I think I put a good argument forward.. no reply of course.. but Dunphy did change his tune about Ronaldo soon after.. all down to me of course
I had a go at him about United one time on Grafton Street ... shortly after the Roma game last year, gave him hell about how much he praised 3rd placed Arsenal and put 1st place UNITED down!! both of us were pist as farts .. good craic!!

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I think jamie redknapp is not the best pundit ever but he def is not as bad as some people make him out to be. Okay he goes on about ronaldo a little too much but in terms of his general views, he aint usually wide of the mark when he watches games as in who stands out, is playin well etc.
I have never seen a worse pundit than Jamie Redknapp.. he's no. 1 in the WORLD at stating the obvious!!
 
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