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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #585 on: March 29, 2011, 02:35:22 PM »
Fair play to Trappatoni. He is really helping Darron Gibson get more games (as he always say Darron needs) by leaving him on the bench tonight. Possibly a better team than the one that played the other night!

Maybe he realised that Gibson is useless and has to look at getting someone else in  ;)


You realise Green is playing do you? Maybe Gibson is useless but he's one of our least useless options.

BB - would really doubt such an agreement is in place. If it was surely he'd have been sent back to Manchester?

I thought my  ;) would have highlighted my jest.....we aren't blessed in midfield by any stretch of the imagination. Gibson is by far not the worse and the future i feel is along the line up tonight with McCarthy off Doyle (if fit - Robbie will never hold the ball up enough). I don't think we can play a 442 and hold to retain the ball enough to create a flurry of chances.

We should look at either a 433 or a 451.

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« Reply #586 on: March 29, 2011, 02:53:15 PM »
Suarez not in squad, "injured" at the minute.

Good use of quotation marks, the type of "injury" that will clear up the day before Liverpool's next game

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« Reply #587 on: March 29, 2011, 02:59:53 PM »
Suarez not in squad, "injured" at the minute.

Good use of quotation marks, the type of "injury" that will clear up the day before Liverpool's next game

I would hope its an international groin strain and he back in training tomorrow. He did go off injured though at end of last game and by all accounts he has been known to hire a private jet in South America to get himself back for training the morning after international matches, so there may be something to it.

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« Reply #588 on: March 29, 2011, 05:45:08 PM »
I think Suarez is genuinely injured.
As for Darren Gibson...I wouldn't have him anywhere near the starting 11.
For me Keith Fahy is a better option than either Gibson or Whelan.

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« Reply #589 on: March 29, 2011, 05:56:34 PM »
Why didn't the FAI fix one of the home nations games for today instead of pointless friendly?
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« Reply #590 on: March 29, 2011, 06:06:03 PM »
Why didn't the FAI fix one of the home nations games for today instead of pointless friendly?

The home nations games arent pointless freindlies?

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« Reply #591 on: March 29, 2011, 06:12:26 PM »
Why didn't the FAI fix one of the home nations games for today instead of pointless friendly?

The home nations games arent pointless freindlies?

Not as much
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« Reply #592 on: March 29, 2011, 07:14:08 PM »
They are completely pointess. Are the ticket prices any diffrent from competitive internationals? So many of the so-called star players seem to pick up injuries before these friendlies, no-one wants to play in them,and you can't really blame them because no-one wants to watch them, either.

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« Reply #593 on: March 29, 2011, 07:43:56 PM »
Why didn't the FAI fix one of the home nations games for today instead of pointless friendly?

What "home" are they talking about?
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« Reply #594 on: March 29, 2011, 08:14:00 PM »
 
Why didn't the FAI fix one of the home nations games for today instead of pointless friendly?

What "home" are they talking about?

Isn't played in Dublin where we play the home nations?
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« Reply #595 on: March 30, 2011, 12:09:16 AM »
Whelan was shocking tonight. Fahey needs to start with McCarthy in the middle.

Don't know if Dunne wasn't fit but was poor tonight.

3 points in Macedonia would leave Republic in good position. Seem to play better away from home.

Fahey or McCarthy coming into the midfield would improve things. Both would leave a vulnerable back four very exposed. Think Cyprus under Stan.
Fair point. Possibly with a five man midfield and 1 up front away from home they could both be accommodated There has to be a better option than Whlean (or Green). Has Wilson not been playing in midfield for Stoke this season ahead of Whelan?

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« Reply #596 on: March 30, 2011, 08:32:39 AM »
Decided to bring the young lad along last night and enjoyed the game (40 euro for both us which I reckon is still about 15 euro too dear).Thought Fahey was good and Long was excellent - definitely worth a start ahead of Keane in the next game. McCarthy was very poor but in his defence it looked as if there was no plan or idiea of how to get the ball to him and consequently the game just passed him by. Clarke at LF looked a decent player but pace wise I thought he struggled and was exposed by the way Uruguay were set up with their wide men hugging the touchlines and really stretching our defence.
All in all not a bad nights entertainment.

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« Reply #597 on: March 30, 2011, 09:37:13 AM »
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Decided to bring the young lad along last night and enjoyed the game (40 euro for both us which I reckon is still about 15 euro too dear).

They were flogging adult and child tickets in Elvery's (next door) for €30 on Sunday at the sponsored walk - did you not go?  ;)
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« Reply #598 on: March 30, 2011, 09:44:52 AM »
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did you not go?

Didn't make it and got into trouble for organising a "friendly"

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« Reply #599 on: March 30, 2011, 10:24:35 AM »
Why didn't the FAI fix one of the home nations games for today instead of pointless friendly?

What "home" are they talking about?

Isn't played in Dublin where we play the home nations?

What?
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