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    And On This Day a further year back we were building up for Saipan... I mean... the World Cup, with a routine win over Russia...

    Two decades (minimum) is a long time to wait for another World Cup qualification, granted we had waited six decades before 1990!


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    I haven't played the video but it is an interesting set up with a line of Russian defenders not in front of the goal and unmarked Irish players. My guess would be a free kick to the right which was played across ?
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Pretty much. An Ian Harte free kick from the left which was only headed as far as Steven Reid by a Russian defender. Reid buries it to the net though so at least it wasn't as anti-climatic as this still shot


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    I predict a riot. 23 years today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    And On This Day a further year back we were building up for Saipan... I mean... the World Cup, with a routine win over Russia...

    Two decades (minimum) is a long time to wait for another World Cup qualification, granted we had waited six decades before 1990!

    Had a chance to look at the video. I wonder why the commentator said that we were lucky to qualify.

    When mentioning Roy Keane, he said that Keane was the players "the Republic would be looking to in the Far East". Indeed he was.

    And a rare Robbie Keane headed goal
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    Had a chance to look at the video. I wonder why the commentator said that we were lucky to qualify.
    Had only watched it in mute myself, that's bonkers! I can't think of any reason that he would say that, at a push maybe that we rode our luck against the Netherlands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Pretty much. An Ian Harte free kick from the left which was only headed as far as Steven Reid by a Russian defender. Reid buries it to the net though so at least it wasn't as anti-climatic as this still shot

    That is football fear captured in one shot .

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    That is football fear captured in one shot .
    there's an interesting story behind that photo: https://www.theguardian.com/football...m-famous-photo
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

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    That was kind of my joke, oh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    Had a chance to look at the video. I wonder why the commentator said that we were lucky to qualify.
    He said "a touch lucky to qualify", only a touch of luck, I can live with that comment, even if it probably only refers to beating the Dutch and not all the games that went before that.

    And a rare Robbie Keane headed goal
    after which the commentator says,
    "the crowd could hardly believe what they were seeing"

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    The cheek of him, after England needing an injury time equaliser at home to Greece to qualify as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    The cheek of him, after England needing an injury time equaliser at home to Greece to qualify as well.
    They needed an injury time equaliser to avoid having to qualify via the play offs.
    Brave Beckham, "what feats he did that day"

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    1993:

    Ireland 3-0 N. Ireland.

    The 25th anniversary of the 3-0 win v NI at home. The goals are widely available. This however, is the pre game minute's silence, when they didn't happen before every game, and so resonated with more people.

    https://youtu.be/a0JhZ-qBtWI

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    15 years today since Brian Kerr's first home game as senior intentional manager, a 1-0 win against Norway.
    Also my first Ireland game

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    Happy anniversary. My first game was the Faroe Islands match (not too long after that I presume), when Robbie Keane broke the goalscoring record. It was actually my only match at the old Lansdowne Road, although I was also there for a Pixies/Kings of Leon gig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Happy anniversary. My first game was the Faroe Islands match (not too long after that I presume), when Robbie Keane broke the goalscoring record. It was actually my only match at the old Lansdowne Road,
    Your only game at the old Lansdowne ! You weren't there to see McAteer's goal against the Dutch - arguably the most important home goal ever scored and many other great results (e.g. beating the French at home) ? It took me years to accept Lansdowne as the home of Irish international football, having been brought up seeing Ireland play at Dalymount. Despite all these years of playing at Lansdowne, I still get the feeling that I am entering a rugby stadium (which of course it is) and am not 100% at home there.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    I was barely in existence for that France game! Four months old.

    I hadn't even considered going to games really before my mid-20's, wouldn't have even known how to go about getting a ticket. I did have a ticket for Slane (U2) the same day as the Dutch game, but refused it because I didn't want to miss the match. As it turned out they showed the game on the big screen there, which would have been pretty cool.

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    I so wish Dalyer was refurbed a bit like the Cardiff City stadium or that eircom Park went ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    I so wish Dalyer was refurbed a bit like the Cardiff City stadium or that eircom Park went ahead.
    Saggart is even on a Luas line as well (can't remember if it was then). Would have been great and the 45,000 seater which would have been about right in size.

    I was at around 20 internationals at Dalymount. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalymount_Park. These two results I remember with sadness. Played on sunny days if I recall, particularly the Hungarian match.

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    I never regarded the place as being the home of Bohs (well I wouldn't as a Rovers supporter) but as the home of Irish football.
    Last edited by OwlsFan; 02/05/2018 at 11:19 AM.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    Saggart is even on a Luas line as well (can't remember if it was then).
    No, it was only extended to Saggart five years ago or so.

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