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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #360 on: October 12, 2010, 06:50:53 PM »
I'd rather get the hockeying we were in line for than try and cheat and dive our way out of it. Honesty of effort goes a long way, I don't see soccer coming back from the depth's it has plunged to. It's now a "sport" that actively encourages cheating and diving and it's a much poorer game for it.

I was watching the U21 playoff between Iceland and Scotland last night - Scottish lad took a tumble (after the Iceland defender had pulled his foot back from the challenge) looking for a peno late on and got booked.  It's pitiful that it has come to this; and I don't see a way back either.

Some goal Scotland scored from the centre spot..
But sure why bother mention it when you can have a good moan instead.....
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #361 on: October 12, 2010, 06:57:02 PM »
From the BBC

Slovakia v Republic of Ireland team news
Republic of Ireland make two enforced changes to the team that lost 3-2 to Russia on Friday. Liam Lawrence has a leg muscle injury and so Keith Fahey comes into midfield, while Shane Long starts in attack because Kevin Doyle has a knee injury. Slovakia are without injured striker Robert Vittek and suspended Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel. Vladimir Weiss, currently on loan at Rangers from Manchester City, starts in midfield along with danger man Marek Hamsik.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #362 on: October 12, 2010, 07:45:58 PM »
Can I just say that I hate international football..

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« Reply #363 on: October 12, 2010, 08:04:38 PM »
Does that Green fella in midfield realise that he's playin for the green team. The clue's in his name like, i've never seen a player give the ball away so much at this level. Shocking.
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« Reply #364 on: October 12, 2010, 08:07:46 PM »
I wonder will the Republic get their first significant away win in a qualifier since Scotland in 1987?
Tradition suggests the Slovaks will equalise.

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« Reply #365 on: October 12, 2010, 08:08:55 PM »
I wonder will the Republic get their first significant away win in a qualifier since Scotland in 1987?
Tradition suggests the Slovaks will equalise.
Ah well.
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« Reply #366 on: October 12, 2010, 08:12:25 PM »
That lad green is brutal. Is Gibson on the bench?

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« Reply #367 on: October 12, 2010, 08:14:42 PM »
My question has just been answered so

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« Reply #368 on: October 12, 2010, 08:17:29 PM »
I wonder will the Republic get their first significant away win in a qualifier since Scotland in 1987?
Tradition suggests the Slovaks will equalise.

Hope you're happy George Hamilton  :)

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« Reply #369 on: October 12, 2010, 08:17:57 PM »
Green is one of the worst players to ever play for Ireland.
Don't like seeing a fella get injured but its no harm having him off the pitch.
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« Reply #370 on: October 12, 2010, 08:19:06 PM »
Hoof it into the stands and you still get a penalty! Hilarious!
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« Reply #371 on: October 12, 2010, 08:21:37 PM »
Shite penalty, not so hilarious! Guaranteed 2-1 defeat now...
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #372 on: October 12, 2010, 08:22:55 PM »
I wonder will the Republic get their first significant away win in a qualifier since Scotland in 1987?
Tradition suggests the Slovaks will equalise.

Hope you're happy George Hamilton  :)
If I was Hamilton, I'd have been lauding a great victory!  ;)
Robbie Keane's miss is just following the trend. Ireland don't do away wins!

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« Reply #373 on: October 12, 2010, 08:23:13 PM »
The words useless and **** spring to mind. If he had managed to control the ball from the poor Clearence they would not have scored. Misses a sitter and then a penalty.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #374 on: October 12, 2010, 08:23:58 PM »
Shite penalty, not so hilarious! Guaranteed 2-1 defeat now...

Did the Goalie touch him though  :D :)...Im sure someone could have a moan about it.

Actually think we are playing well and should get a win out of this
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