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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #105 on: September 12, 2007, 11:10:17 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.
And a United European team would win the world cup every time it was played. It would still be a bollix idea.

Getting back to the match. Shocking performance by Worthlesston, totally inept, mucking about with the defence, playing people out of position and then bringing on two midfielders when we need to chase the game. I hope he has the decency to resign but if not he should be sacked.

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« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2007, 11:12:46 PM »
We're having the same problem's SammyG.

I guess it's a fight to the bitter end, as to who gets Martin O'Neill ;)
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« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2007, 11:22:59 PM »
We're having the same problem's SammyG.

I guess it's a fight to the bitter end, as to who gets Martin O'Neill ;)

I don't think either association could afford to pay him, nor do I think he would have any notion of leaving club football for what is in effect a part time job.

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« Reply #108 on: September 12, 2007, 11:25:26 PM »
I know Solomon. Was just having a little giggle. If we don't giggle, we'll cry tonight.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #109 on: September 13, 2007, 09:11:46 AM »
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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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #110 on: September 13, 2007, 09:56:47 AM »
If we merged Staunton and Worthington would we have a manager who had a clue?? 

The debate about one team or two is largely irrelevant at the minute.  You have to look at the players and the coach.  Apart from Healy, Dunne, and possibly Given neither side has any great performers.  Both sets of players have great committment and heart (apart from O'Shea :-\) but the quality just isn't there.  I mean, in my day (ahem) McGeady wouldn't have got a game for Cliftonville Olympic never mind an international place.  Both managers are out of their depth and both associations are run by small minded, what-we-have-we-hold, rinky dinks (to quote the immortal Dunphy).  A recipe for mediocrity. :-[
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #111 on: September 13, 2007, 11:08:50 AM »
If we can have an All Ireland team in Rugby, why can't we have one in soccer? f**k sake, the two are completely shite without the remotest chance of success ever

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #112 on: September 13, 2007, 11:26:55 AM »
If we can have an All Ireland team in Rugby, why can't we have one in soccer? f**k sake, the two are completely shite without the remotest chance of success ever

Too many ego's and too many people interested in petty point scoring for that to happen any time soon unfortunately.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #113 on: September 13, 2007, 11:34:02 AM »
The fact that we have two teams on this island which is smaller than the entire state of Texan, illustrates the mind set that has held this country to ranson for so long with bigotry. The only reason why the two teams exist

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #114 on: September 13, 2007, 11:44:47 AM »
There will be an All Ireland team in the not too distant future. Maybe Martin O`Neill will manage them  ;)
The present teams are quite crap though, but lets be honest, neither of them qualify for the big tournaments that often so we should be used to it.

dont think a united team is the way to go i mean what difference would it be not too many of the NI players wud be seriously pushing! team with current players IMO
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #115 on: September 13, 2007, 11:51:07 AM »
i tolde you so. when the fa got rido ff lawrie thy may as well have sent a bullet through the head of the northern ireland footall tam. noegl worhthlinglton was was nay ofoog. imagine appointing the man who relegated edelias dnorwich? thats a joke. they shamed us by nt foing anythinf to stop lawrei from managing forest. as a result forest willnoew problaly bevome one of the biggesdt poweers in english football. ive been over to crvane cottgae and its busssing . healy if anyone should be player managaer but anyone knows that stupid. Who else - id ecven go for jim magilton at least hel''ll bur fire in the bellies of our heroes.

we can still qualify if we go ovber to sweden and win we can do it. i feel really sicjk when i think of nigel and him sitting threer destroying all th good work lawire did. it rereaallly hurts. well done england asnd alexes scotlad. and well on czecholsoakia.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #116 on: September 13, 2007, 11:58:55 AM »
i tolde you so. when the fa got rido ff lawrie thy may as well have sent a bullet through the head of the northern ireland footall tam. noegl worhthlinglton was was nay ofoog. imagine appointing the man who relegated edelias dnorwich? thats a joke. they shamed us by nt foing anythinf to stop lawrei from managing forest. as a result forest willnoew problaly bevome one of the biggesdt poweers in english football. ive been over to crvane cottgae and its busssing . healy if anyone should be player managaer but anyone knows that stupid. Who else - id ecven go for jim magilton at least hel''ll bur fire in the bellies of our heroes.

we can still qualify if we go ovber to sweden and win we can do it. i feel really sicjk when i think of nigel and him sitting threer destroying all th good work lawire did. it rereaallly hurts. well done england asnd alexes scotlad. and well on czecholsoakia.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #117 on: September 13, 2007, 12:04:51 PM »
i tolde you so. when the fa got rido ff lawrie thy may as well have sent a bullet through the head of the northern ireland footall tam. noegl worhthlinglton was was nay ofoog. imagine appointing the man who relegated edelias dnorwich? thats a joke. they shamed us by nt foing anythinf to stop lawrei from managing forest. as a result forest willnoew problaly bevome one of the biggesdt poweers in english football. ive been over to crvane cottgae and its busssing . healy if anyone should be player managaer but anyone knows that stupid. Who else - id ecven go for jim magilton at least hel''ll bur fire in the bellies of our heroes.

we can still qualify if we go ovber to sweden and win we can do it. i feel really sicjk when i think of nigel and him sitting threer destroying all th good work lawire did. it rereaallly hurts. well done england asnd alexes scotlad. and well on czecholsoakia.

And kids, there's the damage that drug abuse can do, perfectly illustrated.

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« Reply #118 on: September 13, 2007, 12:07:22 PM »
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #119 on: September 13, 2007, 12:08:32 PM »
i dunno about ruining Lawries good work wesay. if u ask me it looks like lawrie bottled out he took NI as far as he could having them play above their level he knew the only way was down so he hit the road!!



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