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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #855 on: November 15, 2017, 09:49:21 AM »
The North getting put out due to a mistake by the referee is a sickener to be honest.  Switzerland didn't beat NI, the ref did.

I don't recall the ref scoring the penalty.

Seriously, NI didn't make it. Boo hoo, I won't be losing any sleep over it. Can't believe the sob stories over this.

Do you remember Henry's handball??!!

Yes I do. And I got over it 10 minutes later.

Anyway, there's reason to get annoyed at something when your own team is involved. Very few have any affiliation to Norn Iron on here, so why would you care?

I'm not talking about you in particular but the whole country/media lost its marbles at the time. Much worse than the North complained about the non handball!

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #856 on: November 15, 2017, 11:40:31 AM »
The North getting put out due to a mistake by the referee is a sickener to be honest.  Switzerland didn't beat NI, the ref did.

I don't recall the ref scoring the penalty.

Seriously, NI didn't make it. Boo hoo, I won't be losing any sleep over it. Can't believe the sob stories over this.

Do you remember Henry's handball??!!

Yes I do. And I got over it 10 minutes later.

Anyway, there's reason to get annoyed at something when your own team is involved. Very few have any affiliation to Norn Iron on here, so why would you care?

I'm not talking about you in particular but the whole country/media lost its marbles at the time. Much worse than the North complained about the non handball!

Yes I remember. What people forget is that at 1-1, Ireland still needed to score again to qualify. The Henry incident changed very little. Had Ireland scored again, they'd have qualified anyway, on away goals. They couldn't get another, so they didn't qualify. Move on.

Norn Iron couldn't score in 2 games. Even if the ref hadn't awarded that penalty, they would've needed to score to qualify. They didn't, so didn't qualify. Again, move on.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #857 on: November 15, 2017, 01:09:50 PM »
The North getting put out due to a mistake by the referee is a sickener to be honest.  Switzerland didn't beat NI, the ref did.

I don't recall the ref scoring the penalty.

Seriously, NI didn't make it. Boo hoo, I won't be losing any sleep over it. Can't believe the sob stories over this.

Do you remember Henry's handball??!!

Yes I do. And I got over it 10 minutes later.

Anyway, there's reason to get annoyed at something when your own team is involved. Very few have any affiliation to Norn Iron on here, so why would you care?

I'm not talking about you in particular but the whole country/media lost its marbles at the time. Much worse than the North complained about the non handball!

Yes I remember. What people forget is that at 1-1, Ireland still needed to score again to qualify. The Henry incident changed very little. Had Ireland scored again, they'd have qualified anyway, on away goals. They couldn't get another, so they didn't qualify. Move on.

Norn Iron couldn't score in 2 games. Even if the ref hadn't awarded that penalty, they would've needed to score to qualify. They didn't, so didn't qualify. Again, move on.

They didn't need to score, a draw would have led to penalties and they could have gone through without scoring. 
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #858 on: November 15, 2017, 02:34:09 PM »
The North getting put out due to a mistake by the referee is a sickener to be honest.  Switzerland didn't beat NI, the ref did.

I don't recall the ref scoring the penalty.

Seriously, NI didn't make it. Boo hoo, I won't be losing any sleep over it. Can't believe the sob stories over this.

Do you remember Henry's handball??!!

Yes I do. And I got over it 10 minutes later.

Anyway, there's reason to get annoyed at something when your own team is involved. Very few have any affiliation to Norn Iron on here, so why would you care?

I'm not talking about you in particular but the whole country/media lost its marbles at the time. Much worse than the North complained about the non handball!

Yes I remember. What people forget is that at 1-1, Ireland still needed to score again to qualify. The Henry incident changed very little. Had Ireland scored again, they'd have qualified anyway, on away goals. They couldn't get another, so they didn't qualify. Move on.


The Henry goal changed everything. It was scored in 104th minute of extra time and left Ireland with little time to score. Had the goal been correctly disallowed, the game would have went to penalties.

It differed from the NI penalty, in that Henry cheated. The NI penalty was a bad ref call - every team suffers bad calls. We lost out on qualification for WCs because of bad calls - the Frank Stapleton goal against Belgium for 1982, etc.


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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #859 on: November 15, 2017, 02:36:24 PM »
I'd rather get thumped like last nite than robbed... the Tierry Henry incident hurt for ages. Last nite like water off a duck's back. Northern Ireland boys pining which is great consolation  8)

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #860 on: November 15, 2017, 05:50:16 PM »
The North getting put out due to a mistake by the referee is a sickener to be honest.  Switzerland didn't beat NI, the ref did.

I don't recall the ref scoring the penalty.

Seriously, NI didn't make it. Boo hoo, I won't be losing any sleep over it. Can't believe the sob stories over this.

Do you remember Henry's handball??!!

Yes I do. And I got over it 10 minutes later.

Anyway, there's reason to get annoyed at something when your own team is involved. Very few have any affiliation to Norn Iron on here, so why would you care?

I'm not talking about you in particular but the whole country/media lost its marbles at the time. Much worse than the North complained about the non handball!

Yes I remember. What people forget is that at 1-1, Ireland still needed to score again to qualify. The Henry incident changed very little. Had Ireland scored again, they'd have qualified anyway, on away goals. They couldn't get another, so they didn't qualify. Move on.

Norn Iron couldn't score in 2 games. Even if the ref hadn't awarded that penalty, they would've needed to score to qualify. They didn't, so didn't qualify. Again, move on.

They didn't need to score, a draw would have led to penalties and they could have gone through without scoring.

Yes, but there was no guarantee they'd win the shoot out.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #861 on: November 15, 2017, 06:07:32 PM »
The North getting put out due to a mistake by the referee is a sickener to be honest.  Switzerland didn't beat NI, the ref did.

I don't recall the ref scoring the penalty.

Seriously, NI didn't make it. Boo hoo, I won't be losing any sleep over it. Can't believe the sob stories over this.

Do you remember Henry's handball??!!

Yes I do. And I got over it 10 minutes later.

Anyway, there's reason to get annoyed at something when your own team is involved. Very few have any affiliation to Norn Iron on here, so why would you care?

I'm not talking about you in particular but the whole country/media lost its marbles at the time. Much worse than the North complained about the non handball!

Yes I remember. What people forget is that at 1-1, Ireland still needed to score again to qualify. The Henry incident changed very little. Had Ireland scored again, they'd have qualified anyway, on away goals. They couldn't get another, so they didn't qualify. Move on.


The Henry goal changed everything. It was scored in 104th minute of extra time and left Ireland with little time to score. Had the goal been correctly disallowed, the game would have went to penalties.

It differed from the NI penalty, in that Henry cheated. The NI penalty was a bad ref call - every team suffers bad calls. We lost out on qualification for WCs because of bad calls - the Frank Stapleton goal against Belgium for 1982, etc.

Ireland went 1-0 up after 33 minutes, so thats nearly 90 more minutes to get another, not 16 minutes.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #862 on: November 16, 2017, 08:52:07 AM »
The North getting put out due to a mistake by the referee is a sickener to be honest.  Switzerland didn't beat NI, the ref did.

I don't recall the ref scoring the penalty.

Seriously, NI didn't make it. Boo hoo, I won't be losing any sleep over it. Can't believe the sob stories over this.

Do you remember Henry's handball??!!

Yes I do. And I got over it 10 minutes later.

Anyway, there's reason to get annoyed at something when your own team is involved. Very few have any affiliation to Norn Iron on here, so why would you care?

I'm not talking about you in particular but the whole country/media lost its marbles at the time. Much worse than the North complained about the non handball!

Yes I remember. What people forget is that at 1-1, Ireland still needed to score again to qualify. The Henry incident changed very little. Had Ireland scored again, they'd have qualified anyway, on away goals. They couldn't get another, so they didn't qualify. Move on.

Norn Iron couldn't score in 2 games. Even if the ref hadn't awarded that penalty, they would've needed to score to qualify. They didn't, so didn't qualify. Again, move on.

They didn't need to score, a draw would have led to penalties and they could have gone through without scoring.

Yes, but there was no guarantee they'd win the shoot out.

No guarantee they'd lose it either.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #863 on: November 16, 2017, 10:10:44 AM »
The North getting put out due to a mistake by the referee is a sickener to be honest.  Switzerland didn't beat NI, the ref did.

I don't recall the ref scoring the penalty.

Seriously, NI didn't make it. Boo hoo, I won't be losing any sleep over it. Can't believe the sob stories over this.

Do you remember Henry's handball??!!

Yes I do. And I got over it 10 minutes later.

Anyway, there's reason to get annoyed at something when your own team is involved. Very few have any affiliation to Norn Iron on here, so why would you care?

I'm not talking about you in particular but the whole country/media lost its marbles at the time. Much worse than the North complained about the non handball!

Yes I remember. What people forget is that at 1-1, Ireland still needed to score again to qualify. The Henry incident changed very little. Had Ireland scored again, they'd have qualified anyway, on away goals. They couldn't get another, so they didn't qualify. Move on.

Norn Iron couldn't score in 2 games. Even if the ref hadn't awarded that penalty, they would've needed to score to qualify. They didn't, so didn't qualify. Again, move on.

They didn't need to score, a draw would have led to penalties and they could have gone through without scoring.

Yes, but there was no guarantee they'd win the shoot out.

No guarantee they'd lose it either.

No guarantee they'd score in the shootout.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #864 on: November 16, 2017, 11:23:19 AM »
How is this still going. At first it was a joke but now there's actual genuine moaning about it.

I always chose to blame Paul McShane over Henry.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #865 on: November 16, 2017, 12:02:14 PM »
Michael O'Neill to Scotland?  On the face if it, it makes sense.  More money, he lives in Scotland and maybe has taken NI as far as he can?

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #866 on: November 16, 2017, 04:41:26 PM »
Ireland and Northern Ireland both didn't qualify because they are nowhere near good enough. Squads of average and below average lower league players.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #867 on: November 16, 2017, 05:36:28 PM »
Michael O'Neill to Scotland?  On the face if it, it makes sense.  More money, he lives in Scotland and maybe has taken NI as far as he can?
If he  goes, it can only really be for the money.  He will be unlikely to take Scotland any further than last 16 in a Euros or World Cup. Scotland fans also have an over-inflated belief in their team's abilities, so much more pressure too.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #868 on: November 16, 2017, 05:43:32 PM »
Michael O'Neill to Scotland?  On the face if it, it makes sense.  More money, he lives in Scotland and maybe has taken NI as far as he can?
If he  goes, it can only really be for the money.  He will be unlikely to take Scotland any further than last 16 in a Euros or World Cup. Scotland fans also have an over-inflated belief in their team's abilities, so much more pressure too.

Scotland Havnt been to a major tournament in 20 years. For o Neill to get them to the euros, this would undoubtedly add to his reputation.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #869 on: November 16, 2017, 06:00:33 PM »
Michael O'Neill to Scotland?  On the face if it, it makes sense.  More money, he lives in Scotland and maybe has taken NI as far as he can?
If he  goes, it can only really be for the money.  He will be unlikely to take Scotland any further than last 16 in a Euros or World Cup. Scotland fans also have an over-inflated belief in their team's abilities, so much more pressure too.

Scotland Havnt been to a major tournament in 20 years. For o Neill to get them to the euros, this would undoubtedly add to his reputation.
I don't think it would, particularly as it is now much easier to qualify for the Euros.  Having success at a club team would have a much bigger impact on his reputation. Going to Scotland would be a (lucrative) sideways step.