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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #270 on: September 08, 2010, 12:01:06 PM »
fierce bit of over reaction from last night. We've a very limited squad of average to decent players. Trap knows this more than you or I. Whilst its not pleasant on the eye (same as during Big Jack's tenure) we are set up to maximise what resources are available. So close to qualification for the world cup and 6 points from 2 games (one on the road). Whilst we were playing only Andorra last night, why would a manager (who has very limited time to work with a team and install a belief and certain playing style) change it to appease us or those 3 clowns in the studio (who are no more than human versions of the gutter press), then attempt to revert back to a more defence, battle hardy style when playing tougher opposition.

Id love to watch the boys in green play like Spain, but it wont happen. Have we been that brainwashed we're now disappointed with 6 points from 2 games with an average, but very big hearted team..honesty of effort Giles!

McGeady is fustrating at times for sure, but magical at times also. He has to be ahead of both Hunt and Duff. As it stands, we are 2 central midfielders away from a team that could compete with anyone


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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #271 on: September 08, 2010, 12:09:30 PM »
Would it not be possible to play Duff on one wing and McGeady on the other with the two defensive midfielders doing what they do best?
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #272 on: September 08, 2010, 12:11:03 PM »
fierce bit of over reaction from last night. We've a very limited squad of average to decent players. Trap knows this more than you or I. Whilst its not pleasant on the eye (same as during Big Jack's tenure) we are set up to maximise what resources are available. So close to qualification for the world cup and 6 points from 2 games (one on the road). Whilst we were playing only Andorra last night, why would a manager (who has very limited time to work with a team and install a belief and certain playing style) change it to appease us or those 3 clowns in the studio (who are no more than human versions of the gutter press), then attempt to revert back to a more defence, battle hardy style when playing tougher opposition.

Didn't catch all the analysis, but from what I saw Brady, in particular, seemed very supportive of Trapattoni's approach.

McGeady is fustrating at times for sure, but magical at times also. He has to be ahead of both Hunt and Duff.

There's a reasonable argument that McGeady is a better option than Hunt, but he has a very long way to go to reach Duff's level in an Ireland jersey.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #273 on: October 04, 2010, 06:14:27 PM »
Now official (after some optimistic reports)  Duff is out injured and Andrews not fit enough.

 Marc Wilson called up as back up at CM. Things have been moving for Wilson this year. He has done well to get a call up ahead of McCarthy.
Treacy from Preston - like McCarthy did last May- has pulled out of the squad quoting tiredness. Bad move. When your country calls, you turn up and let the FAI medics assess the situation.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #274 on: October 04, 2010, 07:09:08 PM »
Did you hear this rigmaroll of the four nations tournament. Suprised it didn't warrant one word on here last week for such a soccer (and nationalist) mad board. Are all 6 matches to be played in Aviva?
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #275 on: October 04, 2010, 07:23:38 PM »
Bad shortage of tickets for Slovakia away next Tuesday after the home association moved the game from Bratislava to Zilina.  Hoping to get sorted out over there, and at least the FAI are putting on a train for fans from Bratislava to Zilina

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #276 on: October 04, 2010, 09:53:23 PM »
Did you hear this rigmaroll of the four nations tournament. Suprised it didn't warrant one word on here last week for such a soccer (and nationalist) mad board. Are all 6 matches to be played in Aviva?
On this board, like most Irish folk, they get more more excited by Rooney's adventures that what goes on in Ireland and more wound up by what's happening to Liverpool/ManU than with Bohemians.
I don't know much about any controversy around this 3 1/4  nations cup thing, I suspect the only ones would up by it are the OWC supporters.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #277 on: October 07, 2010, 01:41:23 PM »
So, almost definitely going to be an unchanged lineup:

Given
O'Shea - St. Ledger - Dunne - Kilbane
Lawrence - Whelan - Green - McGeady
Keane - Doyle

A good few worries in there. Given, Keane and Whelan struggling to get games at their clubs. Dunne probably not 100%. Kilbane being Kilbane. Big question marks about Green at this level.

On the plus side, Lawrence has been getting regular games for the first time since he broke into the Irish team and McGeady has made a very good start at his new club by all accounts.

Good bit about the Russians in the Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2010/oct/07/russia-ireland-euro-2012-qualifiers

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #278 on: October 07, 2010, 04:15:17 PM »
Did you hear this rigmaroll of the four nations tournament. Suprised it didn't warrant one word on here last week for such a soccer (and nationalist) mad board. Are all 6 matches to be played in Aviva?

Yes. Two games over 2 days this year and 4 over 4 next year.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #279 on: October 07, 2010, 06:32:48 PM »
It's all about McGeady....I have a feeling he'll come of age tomorrow!!  :)

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #280 on: October 07, 2010, 07:00:24 PM »
Is the Russia team up yet? a must win for qualification IMO
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« Reply #281 on: October 07, 2010, 07:12:46 PM »
Is the Russia team up yet? a must win for qualification IMO



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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #282 on: October 07, 2010, 10:14:50 PM »
Is the Russia team up yet? a must win for qualification IMO

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« Reply #283 on: October 07, 2010, 10:30:53 PM »
Cheers The Worker for the more mature answer
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #284 on: October 08, 2010, 06:23:35 PM »
Armenia 3 Slovakia 1!!


makes tonights game even more so important!!


COME ON YOU BOYS IN GREEN!!!