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    On This Day

    new thread for important anniversaries, today is 30 years since the Euro 88 qualifiers victory over Scotland in 1987.
    Lineup: Bonner, Lawrenson, McCarthy, Moran, McGrath, Brady, Galvin, Houghton, Whelan, Aldridge, Stapleton(c)
    John Byrne came on for Brady on 60 minutes

    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

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    might move this to the Fans Forum
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

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    Any idea how that back four lined up ?

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    I know McGrath played at right back and made, I believe, wee Davy Cooper, look ordinary . The tv coverage also missed Lawrenson's goal initially as it did a replay of an earlier incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastric View Post
    I know McGrath played at right back and made, I believe, wee Davy Cooper, look ordinary . The tv coverage also missed Lawrenson's goal initially as it did a replay of an earlier incident.
    Yes, one of the most important goals in Irish history and we almost miss it. Such a pity that Lawrenson missed Euro 88 due to an injury. It must still hurt him not to have been there and he might have been the difference between us and a semi-final place. Class player.

    p.s. Wonder what Charlton and the police inspector are talking about. Is Charlton being told to sit down ?
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    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastric View Post
    I know McGrath played at right back and made, I believe, wee Davy Cooper, look ordinary . The tv coverage also missed Lawrenson's goal initially as it did a replay of an earlier incident.
    pretty sure Whelan played left back that night

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbyrne View Post
    pretty sure Whelan played left back that night
    Think so. With Lawrenson and Brady in midfield supported by Galvin and Houghton out wide.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    15 years since Ireland beat Denmark 3-0 in a friendly - Harte (with a header!!), Keane and Morrison with the goals
    Kiely (Colgan, 66); Kelly, Cunningham, Staunton, Harte; McAteer (Reid, 66), Holland, Kinsella (Healy, 64), Duff (Dunne, 85); Morrison, Keane (Connolly,77).
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

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    One of only 10 caps for Colgan. Didn't realise he got that many https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Colgan Could any of the Drogs supporters fill in the missing appearances for that club?
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    Ten tears on since Ireland beat Slovakia with an early Kevin Doyle header

    Starting XI: Given (c), O’Shea, Finnan, McShane, Dunne, Carsley, Ireland(Hunt 70), McGeady(Quinn 87), Kilbane, Duff, Doyle(Long 74)
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    40 years since Ireland beat France 1-0 with this goal from Brady

    Starting XI: Kearns, Mulligan, O'Leary, Holmes, Brady, Daly, Giles(c), Heighway, Martin, Givens, Treacy
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    15 years ago to this

    Lying in a hospital bed in Merlin Park with my 2nd of many knee surgeries. Rang the nurses bell when Mattie scored, got in trouble.

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    The most healing in an Irish goal award goes to Matty Holland. It was medicinal, it was more than a goal, it stopped the country from bleeding out

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    15 years since we beat Saudi Arabia 3-0 in Japan

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    22 years to the day since we lost 3-1 to Austria at home:



    Hopefully, history will not be repeating itself today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyInvincible View Post
    22 years to the day since we lost 3-1 to Austria at home:

    [video=youtube;gFnxlT4K7Mk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFnxlT4K7Mk[video]

    Hopefully, history will not be repeating itself today!
    How bloody dare you.
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    Yesterday was 29 years since Ray put the ball in the English net.

    Adn 5 years since I imbibed a lot of vodka with some Croatians in Poznan. Well... that's what Bookface said anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    Adn 5 years since I imbibed a lot of vodka with some Croatians in Poznan. Well... that's what Bookface said anyway.
    Five years on Saturday it seems - http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/18180105

    Same as that, kind of, I ended up swapping jerseys with one of them. Mine was a brand new, swanky looking training top. His was a well worn unofficial away jersey, about two sizes too big for me and soaked in b.o. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time though.
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    Five years yesterday since this...



    And Roy Keane's comments are still taken out of context - http://pogmogoal.com/video-just-hold...st-hour/24954/

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    On this day in '88...
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