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RedHand88

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8760 on: November 19, 2020, 10:22:24 AM »
The BIG had the oldest team at the 2016 Euros. There was virtually nobody coming through
Sports teams really struggle in such a scenario. Ask Kilkenny hurlers. Or Man Utd.

The goal scoring problem goes back further than Kenny as well...

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/international/ken-early-mick-mccarthy-ii-was-no-blockbuster-more-of-a-flop-1.4221441

"Through autumn and early winter, Ireland faced Switzerland, then Georgia, then Switzerland, then Denmark – each time failing to win, yet clinging on to a chance of making it thanks to the forgiving structure of the qualification process for a 24-team Euros. As Ireland’s position deteriorated with each setback, McCarthy kept insisting he’d gladly have settled for this situation at the start of the group."

If only Ireland were ever a Kilkenny hurlers or a Man United...

Baile Brigín 2

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8761 on: November 19, 2020, 11:40:31 AM »
The BIG had the oldest team at the 2016 Euros. There was virtually nobody coming through
Sports teams really struggle in such a scenario. Ask Kilkenny hurlers. Or Man Utd.

The goal scoring problem goes back further than Kenny as well...

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/international/ken-early-mick-mccarthy-ii-was-no-blockbuster-more-of-a-flop-1.4221441

"Through autumn and early winter, Ireland faced Switzerland, then Georgia, then Switzerland, then Denmark – each time failing to win, yet clinging on to a chance of making it thanks to the forgiving structure of the qualification process for a 24-team Euros. As Ireland’s position deteriorated with each setback, McCarthy kept insisting he’d gladly have settled for this situation at the start of the group."

If only Ireland were ever a Kilkenny hurlers or a Man United...

The analogy holds in that both sides came to the end of a cycle and rebuilt. And the fans dealt with it. The Best Fans in the World (tm) seem to be demanding better football, but don't have the patience for a transition. Which is an academic paper waiting to be write.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8762 on: November 19, 2020, 12:36:37 PM »
I see NI got relegated to NL C last night - while it seems a little ignominious on the face of it, surely that gives them a great chance of qualifying for the WC i.e. by winning League C? Or is that not the way it works? 

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8763 on: November 19, 2020, 01:05:54 PM »
I see NI got relegated to NL C last night - while it seems a little ignominious on the face of it, surely that gives them a great chance of qualifying for the WC i.e. by winning League C? Or is that not the way it works?

It wont affect the next wc it will be the next euros if they fail to qualify from their group then they will have a playoff with 3 from the likes of albania, georgia etc for a place in euro 2024.
So Kenny even managed to f*ck that up for the republic lol

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8764 on: November 19, 2020, 04:33:58 PM »
Pots for the World Cup qualifying draw.



Denmark, Wales, Georgia, Cyprus and Gibraltar, haven't really played them enough of late.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8765 on: November 19, 2020, 04:55:16 PM »
Unless Ireland draw Slovakia or Romania then I can't see a second place finish being realistic. Denmark are surely the best pot 1 draw - as boring as that would be.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8766 on: November 19, 2020, 05:43:33 PM »
Ireland would need to do what Lawrie Sanchez did with Norn Iron a few years ago. They hadn’t scored in 24 years or something, and he took them to the Caribbean to play the likes of Monserrat, St Kitts and Devils Island. They managed a few goals, and the odd win, and got the confidence up a bit. Over the next year or two, their performances improved.

Although it’s not a great time for that sort of travel. Tory Island and Achill will have to do.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8767 on: November 19, 2020, 05:58:24 PM »
Ireland would need to do what Lawrie Sanchez did with Norn Iron a few years ago. They hadn’t scored in 24 years or something, and he took them to the Caribbean to play the likes of Monserrat, St Kitts and Devils Island. They managed a few goals, and the odd win, and got the confidence up a bit. Over the next year or two, their performances improved.

Although it’s not a great time for that sort of travel. Tory Island and Achill will have to do.

Yes, every game we have played have been against our equals, slightly better or slightly worse. We need exactly that.




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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8771 on: November 19, 2020, 10:10:51 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/international-soccer/fai-launch-investigation-into-political-video-message-shown-to-ireland-players-ahead-of-england-clash-39767596.html

Allowing f**king FAI blazer into dressing room, mistake No 1 Stephen.

The rumour seems to be Alan Kelly is the official. Hence him not being there yesterday.

Disappointing if true. He had no issue with Charlton playimg The Wolfe Tones and thats before we get to what happens in the dressing room staying there.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8772 on: November 19, 2020, 10:17:29 PM »
Let Delaney fuvk about for years but are quick off the mark on this one....

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8773 on: November 19, 2020, 10:24:03 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/international-soccer/fai-launch-investigation-into-political-video-message-shown-to-ireland-players-ahead-of-england-clash-39767596.html

Woke brigade and Sinn Fein (in spite of video content) will be calling for Kenny's head.

Neither of them matter, but you would need to explain SF please. But its clearly someone trying to undermine him.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8774 on: November 19, 2020, 10:27:15 PM »
What a load of bollocks. If any action is taken as a result of this then f**k the whole lot of them.