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RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by Sutekh » 16 Aug 2017 09:28

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport ... 36979.html


Linfield manager David Healy laughed off suggestions that Paul Smyth might leave the club after the Blues defeated Ards 2-0 at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

Smyth provided a fine assist for Kirk Millar to score in the first half, although Ards goalkeeper Aaron Hogg denied him on three occasions. The Northern Ireland Under-21 international has been linked with a number of English Championship clubs, with a Reading scout watching from the stands in Bangor.

Healy laughed: "Paul Smyth will be a Linfield player on Saturday when we play Dungannon. He will be frustrated tonight because he was denied a few times but I've no doubt he will start taking those chances."

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by John Smith » 16 Aug 2017 10:55

Da Bells Da Bells Only a smyther of hope on this one.

Love it

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by GazzTheSpaz » 16 Aug 2017 14:13

Da Bells Da Bells Only a smyther of hope on this one.


Not sure we have the pauling power

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by Norfolk Royal » 16 Aug 2017 14:16

Not keen on players called Smyth rather than Smith. Find it a bit confusing tbh.

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by linkenholtroyal » 16 Aug 2017 15:15

Is this a bit like Mrs Bucket
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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by ayjaydee » 16 Aug 2017 16:28

linkenholtroyal Is this a bit like mrs Bucket


Nah, she's a holding player

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by JIM » 16 Aug 2017 18:16

She can handle it.

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by Victor Meldrew » 16 Aug 2017 19:06

Norfolk Royal Not keen on players called Smyth rather than Smith. Find it a bit confusing tbh.


I think it is just an Irish thing-my daughter is marrying one next month but, as far as I know, he is not related to this one.

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by muirinho » 16 Aug 2017 22:41

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Norfolk Royal Not keen on players called Smyth rather than Smith. Find it a bit confusing tbh.


I think it is just an Irish thing-my daughter is marrying one next month but, as far as I know, he is not related to this one.


Yep, Whyte rather than White, Smyth rather than Smith. No I have no idea why, it's just always been like that.


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by NewCorkSeth » 17 Aug 2017 10:09

muirinho
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Norfolk Royal Not keen on players called Smyth rather than Smith. Find it a bit confusing tbh.


I think it is just an Irish thing-my daughter is marrying one next month but, as far as I know, he is not related to this one.


Yep, Whyte rather than White, Smyth rather than Smith. No I have no idea why, it's just always been like that.

Literally know 3 Irish Smith families and 2 White families (Yes there's a joke there. Move on.) And have never met one spelled with a y.

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by Norfolk Royal » 17 Aug 2017 10:24

The Linfield manager 'laughing off' suggestions of a transfer. He's confident. Like they'd turn down a few hundred grand. :roll:

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by muirinho » 17 Aug 2017 11:37

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I think it is just an Irish thing-my daughter is marrying one next month but, as far as I know, he is not related to this one.


Yep, Whyte rather than White, Smyth rather than Smith. No I have no idea why, it's just always been like that.

Literally know 3 Irish Smith families and 2 White families (Yes there's a joke there. Move on.) And have never met one spelled with a y.


Shows the danger of using anecdotal evidence! Have never met an Irish "White". and the only Irish "Smith" I know is a Nordie who doesn't regard himself as Irish.
But I've never met an English Smyth or Whyte.

Weird, huh?

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by Snowball » 17 Aug 2017 11:39

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A lot of buzz on the Irish press about this guy and Everton/Newcastle/Sunderland/Birmingham/ Sheff Utd also said to
be interested.

Crawley offered 60K and were rejected.


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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by NewCorkSeth » 17 Aug 2017 11:59

muirinho
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Yep, Whyte rather than White, Smyth rather than Smith. No I have no idea why, it's just always been like that.

Literally know 3 Irish Smith families and 2 White families (Yes there's a joke there. Move on.) And have never met one spelled with a y.


Shows the danger of using anecdotal evidence! Have never met an Irish "White". and the only Irish "Smith" I know is a Nordie who doesn't regard himself as Irish.
But I've never met an English Smyth or Whyte.

Weird, huh?

True. I would argue that "Smith" in all its forms is an Anglo-Saxon name (presumably) and that there are very few (if any) irish names, be they Norman or Celtic, that use 'y' as a vowel.
Are we sure it's not a Welsh spelling that has transferred to parts of Ireland through immigration?

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by Sutekh » 17 Aug 2017 13:10

NewCorkSeth
muirinho
NewCorkSeth Literally know 3 Irish Smith families and 2 White families (Yes there's a joke there. Move on.) And have never met one spelled with a y.


Shows the danger of using anecdotal evidence! Have never met an Irish "White". and the only Irish "Smith" I know is a Nordie who doesn't regard himself as Irish.
But I've never met an English Smyth or Whyte.

Weird, huh?

True. I would argue that "Smith" in all its forms is an Anglo-Saxon name (presumably) and that there are very few (if any) irish names, be they Norman or Celtic, that use 'y' as a vowel.
Are we sure it's not a Welsh spelling that has transferred to parts of Ireland through immigration?


From the ancestral research I've done the name Smith is likely to primarily derive from the old anglo-saxon/germanic word "smitan" which means to strike and thus many of those who served as fighters, soldiers, warriors etc. were given the name. Secondarily it also derives as a shortened term for someone who works in metal e.g. goldsmith, blacksmith etc. (which in turn also derive from the same root).

The difference in spelling in this case is probably historical, back to the days when illiteracy was rife and before the English language was standardised and so those that could read and write would use whichever spelling suited them (or they may have just mis-read earlier printed or hand-written documents).

It is the most common surname in the UK & Northern Ireland, USA and Australia. It is the second most common surname in Canada but only the fifth most common in the Republic of Ireland. Interestingly the greatest concentration of Smith's is in Aberdeenshire

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by SpaghettiHoop » 17 Aug 2017 14:07

Are they all related?

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by Sutekh » 20 Aug 2017 09:36

ClubCall Linfield have warned Reading and Queens Park Rangers that winger Paul Smyth will only move on if their valuation is met.

The Northern Ireland Premiership champions are happy to let the teenager progress to a higher level, but so far no club has offered what they feel is a fair amount of compensation.

QPR have reportedly had two bids rejected for Smyth, while Reading reportedly sent a scout to watch him in Linfield's 2-0 win over Ards last week.

Linfield chairman Roy McGivern admits the English interest puts the club in an awkward position, but he says the club won't budge on their valuation of their asset.

"We're all very keen for Paul to progress, and I have no doubt that he will play at a higher level, but it remains to be seen whether that is this year or next year. We don't want to stand in anybody's way but the club has to be recompensed," he told the Belfast Telegraph.

"There has been a significant amount of interest in Paul, which is no surprise, but he is still very much a Linfield player and will be playing at Dungannon this weekend. We will see what happens. There is interest and if a club meets our valuation then the club will discuss it, but we're not at that stage yet. No decision has been made on Paul's future."

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by Snowball » 21 Aug 2017 23:51

Kid scored again this weekend, VG goal

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by Oilroyal » 22 Aug 2017 11:10

On his way to QPR

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Re: RUMOUR - Paul Smyth

by The Cap » 29 Aug 2017 10:10

Confimred.

QPR have signed Northern Ireland U21 international Paul Smyth from Linfield. The winger has signed a two-year deal at Loftus Road with Ian Holloway’s side. Smyth had been linked with Reading earlier in the summer.

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