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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #750 on: November 09, 2017, 10:22:49 PM »
What he has done with ni is one of the better jobs you would see in world football irrespective of outcome here.

Iceland, playing better football and off a population less than half that of Belfast, is far more impressive. All three island teams have done well recently.

Yeah but as well as anything here has rugby, gaa, hockey etc. and not everyone in ni wants to play for Ni. Agree though iceland doing fantastic and arguably better.
Switzerland are a much better team. They are also better at cross community relations.

They’re also very friendly with big business, though, Sea. That should surely count massively against them in your viewing.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #751 on: November 09, 2017, 10:33:23 PM »
If the officials got those penalty decision correct Northern Ireland providing they scored their penalty would have won that game 1-0 putting them in a great position to win this tie. After the Henry hand ball against the Republic of Ireland you would think these officials would be more tuned in by now?

 Ireland were well  beat outplayed tonight and the writing was on the wall .

They still have a small , very small chance .

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #752 on: November 09, 2017, 10:43:52 PM »
What he has done with ni is one of the better jobs you would see in world football irrespective of outcome here.

Iceland, playing better football and off a population less than half that of Belfast, is far more impressive. All three island teams have done well recently.

Yeah but as well as anything here has rugby, gaa, hockey etc. and not everyone in ni wants to play for Ni. Agree though iceland doing fantastic and arguably better.
Switzerland are a much better team. They are also better at cross community relations.

They’re also very friendly with big business, though, Sea. That should surely count massively against them in your viewing.
I don't know if they are as neoliberal as you, Syf.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #753 on: November 09, 2017, 10:46:29 PM »
If the officials got those penalty decision correct Northern Ireland providing they scored their penalty would have won that game 1-0 putting them in a great position to win this tie. After the Henry hand ball against the Republic of Ireland you would think these officials would be more tuned in by now?

 Ireland were well  beat outplayed tonight and the writing was on the wall .

They still have a small , very small chance .
Beaten 1-0 by very dubious penalty. Any chance they had of winning this tie is more or less gone now.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #754 on: November 09, 2017, 10:53:50 PM »
Jaysus, just saw the penalty decision there. Unbelievably bad call

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #755 on: November 09, 2017, 10:56:24 PM »
Aye terrible penno decision  tho Switzerland played them off the park... be 2 or 3-0 on Sunday

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« Reply #756 on: November 09, 2017, 11:04:54 PM »
Gerry Armstrong gave the worst commentary performance I have ever witnessed.

So bad, it was comical.

On the game itself , norn iron didn’t threaten the Swiss goal and were outclassed. 1-0 was probably a fair result.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #757 on: November 09, 2017, 11:13:52 PM »
The cow bells are tolling for NI in this tie.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #758 on: November 09, 2017, 11:15:19 PM »
Swiss got really bad offside call in 2nd half too which Gerry agreed was clearly offside despite it being clearly onside.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #759 on: November 09, 2017, 11:31:05 PM »
I watched the game on an ESPN channel, the co commentator said as much that NI were crap and boring, that this a home game and they play as if they are an away team playing for a draw. He even recommenced that viewers turn over to the Croatia v Greece game but had to to turn that into a joke comment after an intervention.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #760 on: November 09, 2017, 11:34:29 PM »
Gerry Armstrong gave the worst commentary performance I have ever witnessed.

So bad, it was comical.

On the game itself , norn iron didn’t threaten the Swiss goal and were outclassed. 1-0 was probably a fair result.

Gerry was like a local radio commentator doing their home county's championship .   Utterly prejudiced and enjoyable in a funny way .

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #761 on: November 09, 2017, 11:44:37 PM »
Any poppy fascism on display? 

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #762 on: November 10, 2017, 01:57:45 AM »
The tie is not over yet. A 2-1win for the north in the away leg will be enough.

More importantly I didn't see the game as it was on sky.  Why didn't the BBC or UTV have the game on live?

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #763 on: November 10, 2017, 03:57:14 AM »
Had the Swiss backed at 5/4,and even lumped another few quid on at the 13/8 in play offer not long before they scored.I Had to sweat far too much for my money,they should have score 4 at least

Poppies emblazoned on the black armbands worn by North players,of course

Swiss are 8/15 for the second leg.With North of Ireland compelled to open up and try to score I think I'll put my (second) house on that! In fact I might put both houses on it

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #764 on: November 10, 2017, 04:06:12 AM »
I was on them too. Shouldnt have needed the ref to give them the game but they did. Would agree that looks a fairly safe 8/15 bet, though experience has taught me to be cautious.