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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #510 on: March 08, 2011, 11:51:16 PM »
Take him. They've taken worse mercenaries. Even some with no Irish connection whatsoever.
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #511 on: March 25, 2011, 05:49:21 PM »
IRELAND TEAM TO TAKE ON MACEDONIA

Keiren Westwood, Darren O'Dea and Kevin Foley will all make competitive debuts for the Republic of Ireland in Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia.

Coventry keeper Westwood was always going to come in for the injured Shay Given to win his sixth senior cap, while Wolves defender Foley takes over from John O'Shea at right-back.

However, O'Dea, currently on loan at Ipswich from Celtic, has been drafted in as a late replacement for central defender Sean St Ledger, who has finally had to admit defeat in his efforts to shake off a knee injury picked up in a training ground collision with Ciaran Clark on Tuesday.

Kevin Kilbane will make his 65th successive competitive start in a back four which will also include the fit again Richard Dunne, while Manchester United's Darron Gibson will partner Glenn Whelan in central midfield with Damien Duff and Aiden McGeady providing the width.

Robbie Keane, captaining his country for a record-equalling 40th time, will start alongside Kevin Doyle in attack after finally shaking off the calf injury which has sidelined him for much of the last six weeks.

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni has confirmed that Wigan midfielder James McCarthy will be involved at some point, although Jon Walters is not now due to join up with the squad until after the game following the birth of his third child.

Republic of Ireland XI: Westwood, Foley, Dunne, O'Dea, Kilbane, Duff, Gibson, Whelan, McGeady, Keane, Doyle.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #512 on: March 25, 2011, 06:13:35 PM »
Think I'd prefer Paddy Kenny to replace Shay when he's injured.  Glad to see O'Dea on.  Duff and McGeady are in good form with their clubs so should cause bother down the wings.  On current form also, Long would be my choice before Keane.  Really like Kilbane for all he's done for Ireland, but I think he's past it and could be badly exposed if the Macedonians have a nippy winger

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #513 on: March 25, 2011, 06:20:18 PM »
Think I'd prefer Paddy Kenny to replace Shay when he's injured.  Glad to see O'Dea on.  Duff and McGeady are in good form with their clubs so should cause bother down the wings.  On current form also, Long would be my choice before Keane.  Really like Kilbane for all he's done for Ireland, but I think he's past it and could be badly exposed if the Macedonians have a nippy winger

These days he would be exposed by Derek Davis.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #514 on: March 25, 2011, 06:36:17 PM »
Think I'd prefer Paddy Kenny to replace Shay when he's injured.  Glad to see O'Dea on.  Duff and McGeady are in good form with their clubs so should cause bother down the wings.  On current form also, Long would be my choice before Keane.  Really like Kilbane for all he's done for Ireland, but I think he's past it and could be badly exposed if the Macedonians have a nippy winger

Don't rate o'dea to be honest. Would prefer Clark/Wilson in the defence. Will be good to see mc carthy on at some stage.

With Best & Walters out of the squad it leaves back up strikers looking weak, especially with question marks overs keane's fitness.


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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #515 on: March 25, 2011, 06:38:56 PM »
Thats a very poor team  :(

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #516 on: March 26, 2011, 03:30:05 PM »
Watching Armenia V Russia,still 0-0 after a half an hour.
It be great if the Armenians could get a result.

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« Reply #517 on: March 26, 2011, 03:45:23 PM »
Watching Armenia V Russia,still 0-0 after a half an hour.
It be great if the Armenians could get a result.

Could you post up the table as it stands..

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« Reply #518 on: March 26, 2011, 03:59:35 PM »
   Teams   P   W   D   L   F   A   +/-   Pts
1    Russia   4   3   0   1   6   3   3   9
2    Ireland   4   2   1   1   7   5   2   7
3    Armenia   4   2   1   1   9   4   5   7
4    Slovakia   4   2   1   1   4   4   0   7
5    FYROM   4   1   1   2   4   4   0   4
6    Andorra   4   0   0   4   1   11   -10   0

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #519 on: March 26, 2011, 04:31:12 PM »
Still 0-0 after 70mins.
Dunno how Russia haven't scored though they should be 2 or 3 up.

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« Reply #520 on: March 26, 2011, 04:34:31 PM »
They are only teasing you. The Russians will probably knock one in with a couple of mins to go. unfortunately.

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« Reply #521 on: March 26, 2011, 04:44:03 PM »
Russian player clean through on goals only the goalie to beat and he mis controls it and actually hits the ball backwards..
Come on Armenia 5mins left 0-0..

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« Reply #522 on: March 26, 2011, 04:50:24 PM »
All Russia now,well it has been the whole game really dunno how they haven't scored.
0-0 3mins of injury time to go

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« Reply #523 on: March 26, 2011, 04:52:19 PM »
That would be a great result. If we won tonight we could be leading the table at the halfway stage of the competition.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #524 on: March 26, 2011, 05:02:22 PM »
All over Armenia 0 - 0 Russia  ;D