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« Reply #330 on: October 09, 2010, 04:15:58 PM »
In fact, the only complaints, are the usual self loathing Irish folk who occasionally condescend to watch an Irish international game.

What in the name of imperial hell is this supposed to mean?

People of a self flagellation nature who cannot look at an incident like this  objectively and come to a rational judgement of what happened and instead use their warped judgement of what happened as a stick to beat with . The rationality gets blinded by prejudice towards Keane, towards soccer, towards Ireland or any combination of the three.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #331 on: October 09, 2010, 04:46:28 PM »
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« Reply #332 on: October 09, 2010, 05:16:25 PM »
There was no contact any of the times he went down. He's vying with Duff as the most annoying Irish diver. Tiresome shite to watch. I know this stuff is endemic in the value-free world of professional soccer, but it's still annoying seeing overpaid millionaires purporting to represent our country carrying on like this.

Don't watch it then,quite simple really.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #333 on: October 09, 2010, 08:16:07 PM »
Can't understand how anyone would think it wasn't a penalty. Keane would never have scored in a fit from that position, but the only chance he had of doing so was prevented by a clumsy challenge. That's an infringement and therefore a penalty.

Re why Keane was on the pitch at the end, it's simple really - for the past decade, every other goal Ireland have scored has been as a result of him. He isn't the player he was and he can be infuriating to watch, but he is only Irish player who really knows where the net is. You can't have a man like that on the bench when you need a goal.

Ireland need to do a couple of things quite urgently. One is put Kilbane out to roost; he's been a great servant but his brain just doesn't work quickly enough anymore. The other us get rid of Green entirely, he's a truly awful player. Gibson or Lawrence would be a tremendous improvement in there and that's saying something.

Was very impressed with St Leger and Long, while McGeady was unusually good too.

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« Reply #334 on: October 09, 2010, 08:30:50 PM »
We must have the poorest central midfield in Irelands history. A shambolic pairing who offer nothing whatsoever beyond a lot of running around.

Dunphy's choice of words may have been OTT but his sentiment was spot on; Gibson is a very poor player. Russia could, should, have won by 5.

It's a shame that only 3 players could make all the difference. A LB and CM x 2.

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« Reply #335 on: October 09, 2010, 09:02:38 PM »
I'd have thought that the penny would have dropped by now, that Dunphy rips off what Giles says and presents in a downmarket tabloidesque manner, probably that's why it has appeal with some here. Why am I not surprised ::)
But if it were just that, then there might some saving grace, but no, Dunphy goes on and adds in his own unique analysis on top, which I recognise as the ravings of disturbed man. His own analysis comprises of  -  the player Trap/Stan/Kerr/McCarthy/Charlton/Hand  is not picking, is the best thing since sliced bread and is the missing link between abject failure and winning the world cup. That so and so, who is selected, is an absolute disgrace.
Last night he claimed that Gibson was something like horrific? and described his couple of deliveries as  "boom boom"  as if to indicate brain dead. In actual fact  for the few minutes he was on,  Gibson sprayed the ball around all right and those two boom boom balls were delivered with perfection into the box, considering the goalie was not going to come and catch them.
Dunphy pours his poison out towards every manager Ireland has ever had. Sometimes for 2 or 3 games the manager is the bees knees and just exactly what we need, then the tide turns, that's his  one issue platform. He is ably asisted in this by the second biggest clown on tv, Hokey Dokey Bill. He suckers in all the suckers every time. They all fall for his line.
I suppose the simplicity of it has an appeal, that people forget his hypocrsy, his pure stupidity and his contradictions.
His appeals on tv  are the most pathetic drivel on rte. He, with a tear welling up  in his eye, waxes with drippy sentiment on just how such and such a player must be feeling at being left out - frozen out of the squad.
Then we had his famous rant against Venables, which he claimed was from his research, but in fact was ripped off, word for word from a post on Foot.ie.
But of course it's entertainment  ::)  Yes it's entertainment but I prefer analysis, If I want entertainment I'll watch the comedy hour.


 
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« Reply #336 on: October 09, 2010, 09:29:14 PM »
In fact, the only complaints, are the usual self loathing Irish folk who occasionally condescend to watch an Irish international game.

What in the name of imperial hell is this supposed to mean?

People of a self flagellation nature who cannot look at an incident like this  objectively and come to a rational judgement of what happened and instead use their warped judgement of what happened as a stick to beat with . The rationality gets blinded by prejudice towards Keane, towards soccer, towards Ireland or any combination of the three.
Most times when Ireland get awarded a penalty it is regarded as down to luck by detractors. The last qualification campaign being also an example, Ireland were supposed to have had all the luck in order to finish 2nd, conveniently forgetting that Italy were fortunate to win in Montenegro, fortunate to get 2  incredible own goals in Georgia, a last gasp equaliser against us and a very fortunate last gasp winner against Cyprus.

 I have looked at it several times and it was a dive.

But dont let that get in the way of how most irish players couldnt trap a bag of sand.

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« Reply #337 on: October 10, 2010, 01:04:43 PM »
We must have the poorest central midfield in Irelands history. A shambolic pairing who offer nothing whatsoever beyond a lot of running around.

Dunphy's choice of words may have been OTT but his sentiment was spot on; Gibson is a very poor player. Russia could, should, have won by 5.

It's a shame that only 3 players could make all the difference. A LB and CM x 2.

Young McCarthy and anybody would be an improvement on what we have in the middle. I'd go for Lawrence who seems to be a player with a brain.

Kilbane at his galloping best was still never a left back.
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« Reply #338 on: October 10, 2010, 02:02:05 PM »
Kevin Doyle out of Tuesday's nights game
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« Reply #339 on: October 10, 2010, 02:20:31 PM »
Why are people discussing what Dunphy  said on this thread?? He's an idiot, people keep saying he's better than the bland guys on Sky,no he's not he's just as predictable as they are. He'll just slag off Utd/Liverpool/Ireland, whoever will get him the most notice at that particular time. He has nothing constructive to offer.


On Doyle being out, he's a huge loss. Our whole game is based around booting the ball up to him and seeing what happens next.

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« Reply #340 on: October 10, 2010, 02:39:20 PM »
Why are people discussing what Dunphy  said on this thread?? He's an idiot, people keep saying he's better than the bland guys on Sky,no he's not he's just as predictable as they are. He'll just slag off Utd/Liverpool/Ireland, whoever will get him the most notice at that particular time. He has nothing constructive to offer.


On Doyle being out, he's a huge loss. Our whole game is based around booting the ball up to him and seeing what happens next.

Trap has called up Aisake.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #341 on: October 10, 2010, 03:03:30 PM »
Why are people discussing what Dunphy  said on this thread?? He's an idiot, people keep saying he's better than the bland guys on Sky,no he's not he's just as predictable as they are. He'll just slag off Utd/Liverpool/Ireland, whoever will get him the most notice at that particular time. He has nothing constructive to offer.


On Doyle being out, he's a huge loss. Our whole game is based around booting the ball up to him and seeing what happens next.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #342 on: October 10, 2010, 07:58:55 PM »
Why are people discussing what Dunphy  said on this thread?? He's an idiot, people keep saying he's better than the bland guys on Sky,no he's not he's just as predictable as they are. He'll just slag off Utd/Liverpool/Ireland, whoever will get him the most notice at that particular time. He has nothing constructive to offer.


On Doyle being out, he's a huge loss. Our whole game is based around booting the ball up to him and seeing what happens next.

I bet the people who watch Dunphy are the same one's that watch Simon Cowell (lame ass entertainment)
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« Reply #343 on: October 10, 2010, 08:50:13 PM »
Sure the team may as well hoof the ball up to Shane Long. At least he got a goal at the end of it.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #344 on: October 11, 2010, 10:41:25 AM »
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But dont let that get in the way of how most irish players couldnt trap a bag of sand.

Why would anyone want to trap a bag of sand?

If your point is that, as a soccer-playing nation, that inadequate resources are put towards the perfecting of basic technical skills, then I agree wholeheartedly. 
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