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Baile Brigín 2

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8205 on: February 29, 2020, 09:09:41 PM »
What did we make of the goals on Friday.

Imagine this not being the best goal in a game!

https://twitter.com/RTEsoccer/status/1233506495230304257?s=19

Look at this for a goal.

https://twitter.com/RTEsoccer/status/1233487784859578368?s=19

RTE got 3m hits in 24 hours, not a cent to the clubs.

BennyCake

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« Reply #8206 on: March 04, 2020, 04:57:17 PM »
Ireland got Finland Bulgaria and Wales (again) in the Nations League thingy.

I’m surprised Denmark wasn’t in there as well!

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« Reply #8207 on: March 04, 2020, 05:37:17 PM »
Sick to death of Wales too. Need some sort of rule to stop teams appearing in the same group regularly

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« Reply #8208 on: March 10, 2020, 12:12:21 PM »
Looking like the Slovakia play off will be behind closed doors.

Looking the same way for Bosnia and Norn Iron.

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« Reply #8209 on: March 10, 2020, 01:45:52 PM »
That's a real bonus for us. Hopefully the Bosnians beat the Billy boys as well

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« Reply #8210 on: March 10, 2020, 02:19:11 PM »
That's a real bonus for us. Hopefully the Bosnians beat the Billy boys as well

There mightn’t be a Euros to play in even if Ireland qualify

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« Reply #8211 on: March 10, 2020, 03:17:48 PM »
That's a real bonus for us. Hopefully the Bosnians beat the Billy boys as well
Absolutely. There is 4 or 5 of their squad that plays in italy, so not sure if they would have to go in to quarantine or isolation upon their return from Italy. Their captain Mark Hamsik also plays in China

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« Reply #8212 on: March 10, 2020, 03:25:53 PM »
I enjoyed the boys in green documentary last night on RTÉ, brought back some great memories of Euro 88 and the World Cup in 1990. The lads sure celebrated every result probably a little too much as I think those talented Irish squads could or should have got further into those competitions.

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« Reply #8213 on: March 10, 2020, 05:59:07 PM »
Maybe the celebrating of results helped team morale, bonding etc. Don't see enough of it nowadays in whatever form.
Great documentary though and insights from those involved

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« Reply #8214 on: March 10, 2020, 06:10:25 PM »
Maybe the celebrating of results helped team morale, bonding etc. Don't see enough of it nowadays in whatever form.
Great documentary though and insights from those involved

Those were the Pre-Premiership/Premier League days. The days before TV money and foreign investment. Players were on only a fraction of the money of today's stars. In reality they earned little more than the average Joe Soap. Most went to the local pub after matches and lived in regular housing estates. All hugely depended on Testimonials at the end of their career to help them with their future.




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« Reply #8215 on: March 16, 2020, 10:01:18 PM »
2nd episode on now

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8216 on: April 04, 2020, 05:10:49 PM »
MCCarthy is gone.

Stephen Kenny takes over.

https://twitter.com/FAIreland/status/1246461746371538944

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8217 on: April 04, 2020, 05:13:10 PM »

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« Reply #8218 on: April 04, 2020, 06:45:42 PM »
Hopefully there will be a bit of a bounce with the new manager. Great to see Kenny getting his chance.  Only time will tell if it is the correct decision

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8219 on: April 04, 2020, 07:22:13 PM »
Don’t really follow LOI, so don’t know a big pile about Kenny or his achievements. But I have a horrible feeling his appointment will be another nightmare similar to Steve Staunton.