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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #90 on: September 11, 2007, 12:46:31 AM »
Looked pretty wet on Sky Sports for NI at their training session.
Weather forecast for Wednesday is cold, windy and with heavy rain -  turning to sleet -  ouch.
Eidur Gudjonsson is back but hasnīt played in a while. Iīd assume he was targeted for the NI game and wasnīt risked against Spain. There is another Gudjonsson, Joey, who is pretty good. Hreidarsson is the Kevin Moran type rock in the defence even if he is the LB.
NI better try and make hay down the other flank. Hreidarsson sets up the counter attacks, if Gillespie canīt tackle, yer fecked.
I saw some time ago that Iceland were not even favourites with the bookies.
If NI get a draw they will be doing well.



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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #91 on: September 11, 2007, 09:31:46 AM »
Was able to watch the Iceland v Spain match in Riga.  The rain was sideways across the pitch.  As Mark Sidebottom said I'd better pack the wooly hat and the wallet.  (Ģ8 per pint & Ģ15 for fish and chips!!)

From a football perspective Iceland rode their luck on saturday against 10 men.  Northern Ireland will need to be more direct in their play tomorrow than they were on saturday.
it's 'circle the wagons time again' here comes the cavalry!

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #92 on: September 11, 2007, 10:34:00 AM »
Not quite a "rode their luck" scenario. 
Spain couldnīt convert possesion to chances, Iceland had 3 or 4 clear cut chances to win the game. Spain were relieved at the end to gain a point.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #93 on: September 11, 2007, 12:12:38 PM »
northern Ireland and the Republic are two mediocre sides. The only chance they have of regularly qualifying for the major tournaments is merging the two teams together. The sooner this is done the better for (almost) all concerned.

What, like the Germany team's all-conquering invulnerability since the FRG and GDR were combined?  ;)

The Ireland rugby team automatically "qualifies" every year for the Six Nations, at least two or three of whom are usually worse than mediocre, and how often do they win it?

They also inevitably qualify for the Rugby World Cup [so called], a tournament where they are one of just eight or nine teams (max) who could realistically ever have any hope of winning, and they invariably choke around the Quarter Final Stage.  :o

Save combined teams for Combined Rules matches - though even there Ireland risks getting tanned by the Aussies, more often than not... ::)
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #94 on: September 11, 2007, 12:33:36 PM »
Trust you Evil Genius to pick up the wind up baton and run with it.
FFS, cop on and ignore it
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #95 on: September 11, 2007, 06:55:11 PM »
Not before time. It was rumored that our ex-colonial governer Peter Hain stalled such legislation as he had a bit of previous form himself, during Springboks matches as an anti-apartheid protester. 

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #96 on: September 12, 2007, 07:23:14 PM »
Iceland 1 - 0 N.Ireland   ooooooppppppppppsssssssss
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #97 on: September 12, 2007, 09:10:52 PM »
If only they knew that you can't kick the ball in any feckin net.


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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #98 on: September 12, 2007, 09:38:49 PM »
so is that the Euro 2008 dream over?
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #99 on: September 12, 2007, 10:12:20 PM »
Don't be on here letting on you're upset lads!
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #100 on: September 12, 2007, 10:14:18 PM »
I think tonights proof (if it was ever needed) that the two teams should merge.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #101 on: September 12, 2007, 10:16:37 PM »
Shite + Shite still = Shite.


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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #102 on: September 12, 2007, 10:30:11 PM »
I think tonights proof (if it was ever needed) that the two teams should merge.

Aye right. Perhaps France and Spain should merge as well because they have had disappointing campaigns.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #103 on: September 12, 2007, 10:33:25 PM »
I think tonights proof (if it was ever needed) that the two teams should merge.


Aye right. Perhaps France and Spain should merge as well because they have had disappointing campaigns.


France are only two points of first spot and if Spain win tonight they go top....Hardly a disapointing campaign so far

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #104 on: September 12, 2007, 10:35:56 PM »
France and Spain are 2 teams that constantly qualify for the major tournaments, and both are likely to qualify again. I dont see how this compares to two neighbouring teams both called ireland who havnt qualified for the finals of the European elite competition in the last 20 years. Without doubt a united team would have graced the European championships in this time with the talent we have on this island.
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