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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #9015 on: March 30, 2021, 08:35:40 PM »
Ken Early may have had a point about the Luxembourgeoisie

They may actually be a half decent side

Twice the population of Iceland, who beat England at Euro 2016 and drew with Argentina at World Cup 2018

They drew 0-0 with France in Paris not too long ago

A Dynamo Kiev striker scored the winner past a Rochdale goalkeeper the other night


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« Reply #9016 on: March 30, 2021, 08:41:23 PM »
I think its been poor enough by us, unable to beat their press at the back. A lot of sloppy play too. At least we are in front I suppose.

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« Reply #9017 on: March 30, 2021, 08:43:25 PM »
Ken Early may have had a point about the Luxembourgeoisie

They may actually be a half decent side

Twice the population of Iceland, who beat England at Euro 2016 and drew with Argentina at World Cup 2018

They drew 0-0 with France in Paris not too long ago

A Dynamo Kiev striker scored the winner past a Rochdale goalkeeper the other night
He also noted that they are a settled side. It was a 50/50 game and they took their chance. It could have gone either way but we don't have a striker who can score on demand.
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« Reply #9018 on: March 30, 2021, 08:51:06 PM »
Oh dear

Qatar equalise after a minute of the second half

Lots and lots of space and a Gerson Rodrigues like finish

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« Reply #9019 on: March 30, 2021, 08:53:50 PM »
Ken Early may have had a point about the Luxembourgeoisie

They may actually be a half decent side

Twice the population of Iceland, who beat England at Euro 2016 and drew with Argentina at World Cup 2018

They drew 0-0 with France in Paris not too long ago

A Dynamo Kiev striker scored the winner past a Rochdale goalkeeper the other night
He also noted that they are a settled side. It was a 50/50 game and they took their chance. It could have gone either way but we don't have a striker who can score on demand.
They hadn't played a competitive game on the Wednesday night which was an advantage to them

Our players' fitness looked lacking

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« Reply #9020 on: March 30, 2021, 08:55:51 PM »
We are drawing with a bunch of plumbers. We havenít the players

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #9021 on: March 30, 2021, 08:59:20 PM »
We're far more open with 3 at the back. Don't think it's the answer. James McLean doing very well on the left side, better than Stevens IMO.

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« Reply #9022 on: March 30, 2021, 09:02:55 PM »
Unbelievably open

Qatar had five or six on three there and should have made it 2-1

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« Reply #9023 on: March 30, 2021, 09:37:33 PM »
At least didn't lose again tonight and Qatar beat both Luxembourg, Azerbaijan recently.

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« Reply #9024 on: March 30, 2021, 09:39:24 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2021/0329/1206780-four-year-run-of-results-spells-out-size-of-job-ahead/

From the beginning of 2017, the senior team have won just five of their 29 competitive fixtures. When friendlies are tossed into the mix, Ireland's win tally rises to nine - but from a total of 40 games.
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #9025 on: March 30, 2021, 09:46:37 PM »
Imagine getting beat by Luxembourg and drawing with Qatar in a few days. This really is the pits!
Kenny reminds me of Oran Kearney was decent manager in domestic leagues here but just not cut out for next step up.

These players donít need an excuse not to perform and compete and heís completely lost their respect & confidence. I canít see any way he gets this team competitive again, itís just time to get rid and go a different direction.

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« Reply #9026 on: March 30, 2021, 10:09:48 PM »
Imagine getting beat by Luxembourg and drawing with Qatar in a few days. This really is the pits!
Kenny reminds me of Oran Kearney was decent manager in domestic leagues here but just not cut out for next step up.

These players donít need an excuse not to perform and compete and heís completely lost their respect & confidence. I canít see any way he gets this team competitive again, itís just time to get rid and go a different direction.

What player (or players) in the dressing room told you this?

Based on the standard of players available at the moment there's not alot Stephen Kenny can do. In the Luxembourg game last weekend only one player from both squads is playing in the Champions League and he scored the winner for Luxembourg and was unlucky not to score in the first half.

Ireland don't have anyone of his quality who can score a goal and that's a major problem. Sacking a manager won't help us score goals and it's not like Ireland were banging them in under McCarthy either.

The younger players are struggling and inexperienced and the more experienced players like Kendrick and Brady aren't standing up and showing leadership to help them

Use this campaign to blood younger players who can gain experience and hopefully can then have a shot at the Euros

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #9027 on: March 30, 2021, 10:20:31 PM »
Imagine getting beat by Luxembourg and drawing with Qatar in a few days. This really is the pits!
Kenny reminds me of Oran Kearney was decent manager in domestic leagues here but just not cut out for next step up.

These players donít need an excuse not to perform and compete and heís completely lost their respect & confidence. I canít see any way he gets this team competitive again, itís just time to get rid and go a different direction.

What player (or players) in the dressing room told you this?

Based on the standard of players available at the moment there's not alot Stephen Kenny can do. In the Luxembourg game last weekend only one player from both squads is playing in the Champions League and he scored the winner for Luxembourg and was unlucky not to score in the first half.

Ireland don't have anyone of his quality who can score a goal and that's a major problem. Sacking a manager won't help us score goals and it's not like Ireland were banging them in under McCarthy either.

The younger players are struggling and inexperienced and the more experienced players like Kendrick and Brady aren't standing up and showing leadership to help them

Use this campaign to blood younger players who can gain experience and hopefully can then have a shot at the Euros


They havenít won a game in 10 games under kenny and some of them are against shockingly bad international teams, itís  not a stretch to suggest players are low on confidence and beginning to think this gaffer hasnít a clue.
This idea the grass is always greener when talking about previous managers is coming back to bite people. Ireland canít play an attractive fluid style of football with players at their disposal but at least we were competitive in tough groups , qualified for major finals and were even competitive there. To go from that to this is just pathetic!
The guy is so far out of his depth.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #9028 on: March 30, 2021, 10:21:03 PM »
Jesus Christ.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« Reply #9029 on: March 30, 2021, 10:28:01 PM »
It's like watching a team of Freds