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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #420 on: October 13, 2010, 10:02:37 AM »
Roll on the O'Byrne Cup is right. Missed opportunity, should have sneaked the win & prob would have if Robbie brought his boots. Awful touch to bring it around the last defender, I'm surprised he didn't try to blame it on the pitch. As for the penalty, well it couldn't have been at a nicer height for the keeper. Thought Fahy & Long did well, someone needs to teach McGeady how to cross and O'Shea needs to be center mid, disaster area.

Edit: Anyone see the news last night where the fans on the trains were gushing in their praise for Floppy Delaney for forking out for the takeout on the train? It must have cost him a fair chunk out of his €430,000 salary  ::)
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #421 on: October 13, 2010, 01:00:33 PM »
Is it unreasonable to demand qualification from players who inhabit the bottom of the Premier League table and lower? Why do people expect us to make it?

It's not particularly unreasonable. Every two years several countries that inhabit our tier of world football are able to find their way into major tournaments. Despite not having playing resources significantly superior to ours, Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece and Denmark were able to find their way into this summer's World Cup finals.

We are demanding qualification up of just our lowly lot. Pointing to a few bottom feeders who have qualified out of all the bottom feeders isn't really an argument.
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« Reply #422 on: October 13, 2010, 01:42:42 PM »
Is it unreasonable to demand qualification from players who inhabit the bottom of the Premier League table and lower? Why do people expect us to make it?

It's not particularly unreasonable. Every two years several countries that inhabit our tier of world football are able to find their way into major tournaments. Despite not having playing resources significantly superior to ours, Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece and Denmark were able to find their way into this summer's World Cup finals.

We are demanding qualification up of just our lowly lot. Pointing to a few bottom feeders who have qualified out of all the bottom feeders isn't really an argument.

Qualification for every tournament is obviously asking too much of a team of Ireland's stature, but we should be pushing hard more often than not and should be making hay on occasions when we're drawn with weaker than average top seeds. The teams I mentioned are not bottom feeders. They are Pot 2 and 3, mid level teams. There is room for 4-6 of these mid level teams at every major tournament. Given this, I'd suggest that qualification for every third, or at least fourth, tournament would be about breaking even for a mid level team. It could be argued that, with a solitary qualification on the record, Ireland have been punching below their weight for the last 15 years.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #423 on: October 13, 2010, 02:04:46 PM »
Was just reminded of this and in light of recent events I thought it was quite apt...



This is the sort of mindset we need to move into after our push over
performance yesterday:

(my favourite is the Archie McShitt story)

This was actually posted on the Sheffield Wednesday Website.

"I'm feeling all angry about these modern day footballers, I know why they have gone all soft - It's because of poncy names. That's what it is. Remember in the old days, when foot players kicked a f**king ball made out of ten pound of clay stitched inside a steel-reinforced leather shell with laces made out of piano wire?

Well, in them days players could only survive the rigours of the game because they were called things like Albert, Arthur, Bert, Harry, Bill, Eddie, Bob, Jack and Tommy. F**king tough names for tough men, them was.

And what do we have now? Jason, Wayne, Dean, Ryan, Jamie, Robbie. F**king tarts' names, they are. Great big f**king puffs. No wonder the ball's like a f**king balloon and shin pads is like slices of bread. In the old days you never saw a Len Shackleton or a Billy Wright with a puffy little Sondico piece of paper down his little thin socks. F**king shinpads in them days was made out of library books, and socks was like sackcloth.

Same with the jerseys. F**king shirts with holes in now so they can breathe. Yes, so that little Jody's hairless chest can breathe and he doesn't get a chill. F**k off. Stanley Matthews used to dribble round Europe's finest wearing a f**king tent and shorts cobbled together from the jacket of his de-mob suit. Aye,he f**king did. No wonder players fall over all the time whenever an opponent comes anywhere near them.

And they never used to show their arses at one another either. Can you imagine what might have happened if Don Revie had flashed his ring at Nat Lofthouse during a City-Bolton Wanderers game? He'd have got one of them size 10 hobnail f**kers up his b**tard chuff.

F**king therapy for stress my arse! Stan Collymore slaps his missus about and he takes three seasons off with stress counselling. What the f**k is that all about? In the old days it was expected for footballers to belt the old sow about a bit, specially after a bad defeat. And the women used to
expect it, and so they should have. They was lucky to be married to footballers.

Ha! Trevor Morley got a kitchen knife in his back off his wife and was out of action for three month. Soft twat. Archie McShitt of Port Vale got run over with horse and cart one Friday night and he still turned out against Bradford the following day. And he scored two goals. That's cos his name wasn't "Trevor". Good old Archie. Broke his hip, both his legs, murdered his wife and buried her under the patio and still made the England team for the Home Internationals. Did he have any "stress counselling"? Did he bollocks!

And drugs? There was none of that in the old days. Oh, no. In them days it was a quick shot of morphine before kick-off and you was lucky if you got that. By half-time it had all but wore off so they pumped you full of laudanum. None of this cocaine sniffing and shooting up class A
narcotics.

Goal celebrations? Don't talk to me about goal celebrations. Crawling on the floor and thrusting their hips at the crowd. Huh! I'd like to have seen Cliff Bastin do that after a run down the left flank and crossing for Alex James to fire home a winner. Handshakes...and that was all you got. That and a w**k in the showers afterwards. But it was a proper w**k...all man stuff. None of these puffy w**ks between blokes that you get nowadays with players like Greame Le Saux and Stephen Gerrard. Allegedly. In them days,there was nowt wrong with it cos it didn't mean nowt. They used to say there was a "gay atmosphere" in the dressing room after the match. But it didn't mean owt mucky. Just a bit of harmless spanking the plank among healthy young sportsmen. Aye. I know. Me dad told me.

Sixty grand a f**king week! Ha! I wouldn't pay 'em tuppence. Two bob Tommy Lawton used to get...a month! And Tom Finney still worked as a plumber four days a week when he was playing for England. It's true, you know. F**king is. Players had to work them days just to make up their money. Not like today.

Stan Pearson had to clean sewers and doubled up as Old Trafford shithouse cleaner. He had to go off during one game because some c**t had built a log cabin and blocked the U-bend. And that Eddie Hapgood was a male model...though he never liked to talk about it.

So I say we start calling kids real male names again. If you're having a kid, don't even consider puffy names and shite names like what people call their kids these days. Otherwise what we gonna get in twenty years' time?

The England team full of players called Keanu, Ronan, Ashley and f**king Chesney. F**k that! Call your kids Alf, Herbert, Len, Frank, Fred and Wilf.

And let's get the puffs out of the game once and for all
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« Reply #424 on: October 13, 2010, 10:31:33 PM »
Just read the FAI laid on a train for those supporters who booked the hotel in the city where the fixture was to take place,also Delaney paid for drink for all for the train journey.
Fair play to them and him,credit where credit is due.

I'm sure someone will have a moan about it though.. 
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« Reply #425 on: October 13, 2010, 10:38:24 PM »
Just read the FAI laid on a train for those supporters who booked the hotel in the city where the fixture was to take place,also Delaney paid for drink for all for the train journey.
Fair play to them and him,credit where credit is due.

I'm sure someone will have a moan about it though..

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« Reply #426 on: October 14, 2010, 11:31:28 AM »
Lads - I am sure Delaney will get this largesse repaid by the FAI. Or maybe Ivor Callelly will reclaim the cost of the gargle on his next Senead Eireann expenses claim.



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« Reply #427 on: October 14, 2010, 12:00:32 PM »
Downsides were the fact that no beer allowed for the plebs - brother in law in the Premier said they were open but when I enquired from the young lassie I was told Uefa don't allow it!! - Gently told her that this was BS and asked to see the supervisor but no luck.


Noticed on tuesday night that all the Irish boys in Slovakia were busy supping beer whilst watching the match. I think you must be right about the BS
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« Reply #428 on: October 14, 2010, 03:49:23 PM »
Just read the FAI laid on a train for those supporters who booked the hotel in the city where the fixture was to take place,also Delaney paid for drink for all for the train journey.
Fair play to them and him,credit where credit is due.

I'm sure someone will have a moan about it though..

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« Reply #429 on: October 14, 2010, 04:49:50 PM »
Delaney paying for all the drinks on that train journey reminds me of... the Father Ted episode where Ted buys all the drinks for the Chinese community to like him
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« Reply #430 on: October 17, 2010, 02:18:25 PM »
Just watching the Everton match there and I'm thinking - how the hell is Coleman not in the Ireland team? Trapp needs to cop himself on.

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« Reply #431 on: October 17, 2010, 02:52:35 PM »
Just watching the Everton match there and I'm thinking - how the hell is Coleman not in the Ireland team? Trapp needs to cop himself on.

Just thinking the same myself - has to start against Norway
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« Reply #432 on: October 17, 2010, 03:17:07 PM »
Just watching the Everton match there and I'm thinking - how the hell is Coleman not in the Ireland team? Trapp needs to cop himself on.

Just thinking the same myself - has to start against Norway

Trappatoni said in a press conference last week that he was impressed with both Coleman and Wilson in training, and both will be tested in upcoming friendlies.

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« Reply #433 on: October 17, 2010, 03:18:16 PM »
Shame Stephen Ireland's head is screwed on wrong as he would be a decent player in the Irish midfield
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« Reply #434 on: October 17, 2010, 03:21:10 PM »
Just watching the Everton match there and I'm thinking - how the hell is Coleman not in the Ireland team? Trapp needs to cop himself on.

Just thinking the same myself - has to start against Norway

Trappatoni said in a press conference last week that he was impressed with both Coleman and Wilson in training, and both will be tested in upcoming friendlies.


Should have been in the team ages ago. Its not like the back 4 is laden with stars. 2 wild liabilities are ever presents.