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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8265 on: June 25, 2020, 02:43:34 PM »
30 years ago today.



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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8266 on: June 25, 2020, 04:02:44 PM »
We're there!
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8267 on: June 25, 2020, 06:26:10 PM »
...And breathe

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8268 on: June 26, 2020, 03:13:18 PM »
What's with all the recent fixation re: Italia '90? We were outplayed in most games and played crap football. Definitely an era in bad need of revisionism.

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« Reply #8269 on: June 26, 2020, 03:20:04 PM »
What's with all the recent fixation re: Italia '90? We were outplayed in most games and played crap football. Definitely an era in bad need of revisionism.

Same as England then, and they nearly got to the final.

You don’t have to play great football to go far or even win a tournament. Greece proved that in 2004. Even Spain in 2010, Christ they bored the shite out of me!

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8270 on: June 30, 2020, 01:44:04 PM »
Roy Keane in talks to be Azerbaijan national team manager.
Talk about out of the blue

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8271 on: June 30, 2020, 02:43:45 PM »
What's with all the recent fixation re: Italia '90? We were outplayed in most games and played crap football. Definitely an era in bad need of revisionism.
It was our first world cup, we had a very good first 12 or 13 players, but no more. In fact there was not a dud player on the starting team.
Neither England nor Holland outplayed us. Romania were a bit better but replace Hagi and the balance shifted. That game was played in baking afternoon heat. I thought we did quite okay v Italy on their own turf with a manic home support and a ref who was a few shillings short of being neutral. Near every neutral supporter I met at that time were up for Ireland in that game and were impressed by the performance.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8272 on: July 01, 2020, 02:03:54 PM »
What's with all the recent fixation re: Italia '90? We were outplayed in most games and played crap football. Definitely an era in bad need of revisionism.

Because it was our first WC and had an impact beyond sport.

Put em under pressure. Caveman football. The Gegenpress. Inspired tactics. Its the same thing.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8273 on: July 01, 2020, 02:16:28 PM »
Subsequent failure to qualify for the World Cup post Saipan shows what what an achievement getting to the tournament is.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8274 on: July 01, 2020, 04:03:25 PM »
Jeff Hendrick joining AC Milan on a free. A few assists for Zlatan and he'll settle in.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8275 on: July 01, 2020, 05:30:16 PM »
Jeff Hendrick joining AC Milan on a free. A few assists for Zlatan and he'll settle in.

Is this wind-up Wednesday? AC Milan must be at an all time low.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8276 on: July 01, 2020, 05:40:18 PM »
It’s seems odd. But when an English club picks up a regular starter from Serie A, the fans would generally welcome this new toy and imagine great things for him, even though they’ll (nearly all) never have seen him play.

Then of course it usually ends in disappointment.

I’m a bit surprised it’s taken so long for this to happen in the other direction.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8277 on: July 01, 2020, 06:13:34 PM »
Jeff Hendrick joining AC Milan on a free. A few assists for Zlatan and he'll settle in.

Is this wind-up Wednesday? AC Milan must be at an all time low.

Or maybe they know a bit more about football than they average Joe. He is a starter in a Premier league team who made it to Europe and played in major national tournament so he must be doing something right?

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8278 on: July 01, 2020, 06:50:58 PM »
Jeff Hendrick joining AC Milan on a free. A few assists for Zlatan and he'll settle in.

Is this wind-up Wednesday? AC Milan must be at an all time low.

Or maybe they know a bit more about football than they average Joe. He is a starter in a Premier league team who made it to Europe and played in major national tournament so he must be doing something right?

Aye and he had a very good tournament in 2016. But he’s failed to carry that form on since, for club or country.

I could understand if he had been in blinding form, but he’s not been.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8279 on: July 01, 2020, 07:00:17 PM »
His best performance for Ireland was probaly v Italy in Euro 16. Roma were also interested in Hendrick. It should get more Irish interest in Seria A.

He'd be the first player to sign for Milan asaik. Milan are 7th in the League, so their sky wouldn't be high with signings. Milan haven't played in the Champions League in 7 years.
It's no different to Hendrick joining a Everton or Newcastle, just sounds more exotic because its Milan.