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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8130 on: November 21, 2019, 11:46:47 PM »
UEFA said it would be an open draw for 2009 play offs. Then realised France was in there, so they changed the rules and made the draw seeded.

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/given-frustrated-by-fifa-seeding-move-1.752483

/Jim.
Did Uefa say it would be an open draw for the WC 2010? I doubt it.
The WC 2006 play off draw was seeded.  What is written in their tournament procedures is that they have a meeting a day before the draw and formally decide on the format of the play off draw.
What was different  in the Euro 2000 play off draw  was that they met the day before and said it would be an open draw, but the draw came out exactly as if the  the teams had been seeded.

Yes they said it was open draw. Then when it looked for certain France would be involved, they changed it to seedings. I definitely remember that.
By the same token, I'm fairly confident the ROI will be the hot ball if they beat Slovakia!
There is no if.
The full hotball draw is tomorrow, even if the winner is unknown, home venue in the final will be decided.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8131 on: November 22, 2019, 12:21:21 PM »
so how did those hotballs go then  ::)

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8132 on: November 22, 2019, 12:23:15 PM »
as always the case, would have been a lot easier to have went for it earlier against Denmark and get the win instead of having to navigate through this sh*tshow.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8133 on: November 22, 2019, 12:50:43 PM »
so how did those hotballs go then  ::)
Technical difficulties it must be, we should ask for a redraw, if we lose out then I suppose there's always the compo route.
League A hotballs worked perfect,  with a host guaranteed to have home advantage in the  play off final .
Uefa ain't perfect. Sepp was the master, he made sure FIFA ran a tight ship when it came fixing the draw format for the best possible outcome.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8134 on: November 22, 2019, 01:24:30 PM »
Parrott’s immediate future has changed today with the new managerial appointment. He does not have a good track record of developing young players. A loan move would be ideal for him. O’Connor hasn’t broken through at Celtic yet, but maybe he will before the season is out. Thought we’d have seen more of Luca Connell at this stage too. Presume he has been injured?


Parrott needs to get out of Spurs.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8135 on: November 22, 2019, 01:37:45 PM »
From a financial point of view Spurs would be mad to sell him just as a hot prospect with no actual league game time on his cv.


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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8136 on: November 22, 2019, 04:52:55 PM »
so how did those hotballs go then  ::)
Genuinely thought they would rig it as per!  The Republic will be deserving qualifiers if they do it with 2 away wins.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2019, 05:16:23 PM by michaelg »

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8137 on: November 22, 2019, 08:55:36 PM »
so how did those hotballs go then  ::)
Genuinely thought they would rig it as per!  The Republic will be deserving qualifiers if they do it with 2 away wins.

There’s two rounds of playoffs? WTF?

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8138 on: November 22, 2019, 08:57:45 PM »
so how did those hotballs go then  ::)
Genuinely thought they would rig it as per!  The Republic will be deserving qualifiers if they do it with 2 away wins.

There’s two rounds of playoffs? WTF?

Path B

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2020_qualifying_play-offs#Path_B

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8139 on: November 22, 2019, 09:04:31 PM »
so how did those hotballs go then  ::)
Genuinely thought they would rig it as per!  The Republic will be deserving qualifiers if they do it with 2 away wins.

There’s two rounds of playoffs? WTF?

Path B

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2020_qualifying_play-offs#Path_B

What a load of balls.

If Ireland qualify, do they win the Path B trophy?

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8140 on: November 22, 2019, 09:11:45 PM »
so how did those hotballs go then  ::)
Genuinely thought they would rig it as per!  The Republic will be deserving qualifiers if they do it with 2 away wins.

There’s two rounds of playoffs? WTF?

Path B

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2020_qualifying_play-offs#Path_B

What a load of balls.

If Ireland qualify, do they win the Path B trophy?
If they don't they qualify for the Path Etic trophy
Lookit

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8141 on: November 22, 2019, 10:54:00 PM »
so how did those hotballs go then  ::)
Genuinely thought they would rig it as per!  The Republic will be deserving qualifiers if they do it with 2 away wins.

There’s two rounds of playoffs? WTF?

Path B

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2020_qualifying_play-offs#Path_B

What a load of balls.

If Ireland qualify, do they win the Path B trophy?
If they don't they qualify for the Path Etic trophy
;D

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8142 on: November 30, 2019, 05:55:46 PM »
Spain, Sweden, Poland await us should we qualify for the Euros.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8143 on: November 30, 2019, 06:22:25 PM »
Thats the  best possible outcome for Ireland should they qualify,
Home venue against Sweden and Poland and away to Spain in Bilbao
Not likely to ever have a chance against Spain  anyway.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #8144 on: November 30, 2019, 10:46:40 PM »
If NI come through do they have 2 home games in the Aviva?