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Itchy

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8790 on: March 24, 2021, 08:33:17 PM »
Good to get to half time level but I think we will need another goal to get something from this game.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8791 on: March 24, 2021, 08:44:13 PM »
The Serbian goal was well created

So was ours

The game is a lot more interesting than I expected it to be

Ireland look whatever the opposite of disjointed is, jointed I guess, it's quite encouraging

But the Serbs have a lot more class and it's going to be really difficult for our defence to hold their concentration constantly

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8792 on: March 24, 2021, 08:51:05 PM »
What a brilliant player Dragan Stojković was back in the day, think they would have won the Euros they were banned from - hope he doesn't turn out to be quite as brilliant a manager, but has them playing nice.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8793 on: March 24, 2021, 09:21:39 PM »
Jaysus, getting destroyed here now.

The Collins one could be a vital goal if we end level with Serbia and points.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8794 on: March 24, 2021, 09:43:37 PM »
Portugal could only beat Azerbaijan 1-0 with an own goal.

The second Serb goal by Mitrovic was class and deserved to win the game.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8795 on: March 24, 2021, 09:44:15 PM »
If we have 1st choice keeper we get a point today. Very hard on young travers but for me Randolph is in with a chance for goal 1 and 3 and goal 2 doesn't happen.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8796 on: March 24, 2021, 09:45:02 PM »
Portugal could only beat Azerbaijan 1-0 with an own goal.

The second Serb goal by Mitrovic was class and deserved to win the game.

It looked class but I'd score that myself, there was no one in the goals!

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8797 on: March 24, 2021, 09:46:07 PM »
We aren't going to qualify but if we could get a solid 3rd place, give a good account of ourselves and develop something to build on, I'd be happy with that

We gave a good account of ourselves tonight, some fine possession football, the defence was good, the goalkeeper was out of his depth I'm afraid

We badly need to get the win over Luxembourg to build some confidence

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8798 on: March 24, 2021, 09:52:49 PM »
We were well organised tonight. We tried to play football. We were positive. We got two goals away from home against a top team. A lot of inexperienced players played well.

Our third choice Keeper was not up to this. This killed us. Some of our players who do not play regular football got tired.

The Jury is still out. But you have to say part of being a good Manager is being a lucky manager.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8799 on: March 24, 2021, 09:54:40 PM »
I know we're only one game into the wc qualifying but yes if we can get a decent third place and work towards the next euros

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8800 on: March 24, 2021, 09:59:20 PM »
9th game under Stephen Kenny. 0 wins, 3 draws, 6 losses and 3 goals. As bad as that record is should still be beating Luxembourg, Qatar in the next two matches

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8801 on: March 24, 2021, 10:08:16 PM »
I'm happy enough with the performance. People talk about Kenny but just compare the players at the disposal of each manager. Young keeper badly exposed. Two positive results in next 2 games needed to build confidence. Thought cullen was impressive bar a poor mistake for their 3rd goal. O Shea decent but with him, Coleman and Clarke there's no height in there. Front 2 did OK too but ran out of gas as they aren't playing enough with their clubs.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8802 on: March 24, 2021, 10:14:51 PM »
Pity about the penalty decision, it was a stonewall penalty and not a corner as the defender didn't hit the ball at all

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8803 on: March 24, 2021, 10:15:22 PM »
I'm happy enough with the performance. People talk about Kenny but just compare the players at the disposal of each manager. Young keeper badly exposed. Two positive results in next 2 games needed to build confidence. Thought cullen was impressive bar a poor mistake for their 3rd goal. O Shea decent but with him, Coleman and Clarke there's no height in there. Front 2 did OK too but ran out of gas as they aren't playing enough with their clubs.

Did he need to pick the young goal keeper?

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8804 on: March 24, 2021, 10:16:36 PM »
Yeah he was the only option available