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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #960 on: October 08, 2011, 05:40:16 PM »
are the playoffs seeded again,  or has UEFA got all their favourites through already??
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #961 on: October 08, 2011, 05:55:58 PM »
are the playoffs seeded again,  or has UEFA got all their favourites through already??
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« Reply #962 on: October 08, 2011, 06:48:08 PM »
A draw against Armenia and it's a playoff. Beat Armenia and it's still probably a playoff unless Andorra beat Russia :D. Lose to Armenia and it's goodnight Luke.

We're also in the running, but probably unlikely, for a best second place direct qualification.  We badly need Holland to beat Sweden in Sweden (I think).

No we're not. We can't catch whoever finishes second in Group H.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #963 on: October 08, 2011, 10:30:00 PM »
A draw against Armenia and it's a playoff. Beat Armenia and it's still probably a playoff unless Andorra beat Russia :D. Lose to Armenia and it's goodnight Luke.

We're also in the running, but probably unlikely, for a best second place direct qualification.  We badly need Holland to beat Sweden in Sweden (I think).

No we're not. We can't catch whoever finishes second in Group H.
That's right, in fact we are not in contention at all for the best runner up spot.
Those guys need to keep up with the program  ;D
But being seeded in the play-off draw is just about guaranteed should Irl beat Armenia.

That means if we get through to the play off it will be on the back of a a gammy draw.



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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #964 on: October 08, 2011, 11:29:50 PM »
A draw against Armenia and it's a playoff. Beat Armenia and it's still probably a playoff unless Andorra beat Russia :D. Lose to Armenia and it's goodnight Luke.

We're also in the running, but probably unlikely, for a best second place direct qualification.  We badly need Holland to beat Sweden in Sweden (I think).

No we're not. We can't catch whoever finishes second in Group H.
That's right, in fact we are not in contention at all for the best runner up spot.
Those guys need to keep up with the program  ;D
But being seeded in the play-off draw is just about guaranteed should Irl beat Armenia.

That means if we get through to the play off it will be on the back of a a gammy draw.
If the play offs are seeded based upon UEFA coefficients will Ireland be in the top 4? Would Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark and Turkey not all be above Ireland?

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #965 on: October 09, 2011, 03:14:58 PM »

If the play offs are seeded based upon UEFA coefficients will Ireland be in the top 4? Would Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark and Turkey not all be above Ireland?

Without getting too technical, if Ireland win they should be seeded in the play offs.
Ireland are already ahead of the Czech Rep and Turkey.

The play off seedings will be based on positions in this table.
http://www.world-results.net/uefa/ranking.html#2011

But if there is an alignment of 4 different circumstances, Ireland could win and not be seeded.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #966 on: October 10, 2011, 09:16:40 AM »

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« Reply #967 on: October 10, 2011, 09:20:33 AM »
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #968 on: October 10, 2011, 10:37:19 AM »
joe.ie...bringing english style paparazzi sh1t celebrity muck journalism to Ireland

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« Reply #969 on: October 10, 2011, 10:53:43 AM »
joe.ie...bringing english style paparazzi sh1t celebrity muck journalism to Ireland
NO more than the 'Irish'Sun/Mirror/Star muck thats on the newstands
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #970 on: October 10, 2011, 04:10:48 PM »
If Keane is missing tomorrow night, would it be a huge disaster??  Are you losing that much (bar experience) by having Long on instead?
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« Reply #971 on: October 10, 2011, 04:19:29 PM »
If Keane is missing tomorrow night, would it be a huge disaster??  Are you losing that much (bar experience) by having Long on instead?

Cox is starting is Keanes place, assume Long on bench. Kelly in for Ward with O'Shea switching to LB and Kelly at RB.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #972 on: October 10, 2011, 04:37:40 PM »
If Keane is missing tomorrow night, would it be a huge disaster??  Are you losing that much (bar experience) by having Long on instead?

Cox is starting is Keanes place, assume Long on bench. Kelly in for Ward with O'Shea switching to LB and Kelly at RB.

Oh... Cox can't get his game at West Brom because of Long's form and yet...
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #973 on: October 10, 2011, 05:26:29 PM »
If Keane is missing tomorrow night, would it be a huge disaster??  Are you losing that much (bar experience) by having Long on instead?

I'd say you're losing a lot of bar experience.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #974 on: October 10, 2011, 05:37:10 PM »
Oh... Cox can't get his game at West Brom because of Long's form and yet...

Trap is a funny man...when Long was at Reading he seemed to be ahead of Doyle, now he's 4th choice  :o