Page 27 of 27 FirstFirst ... 17252627
Results 521 to 531 of 531

Thread: 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championships

  1. #521
    Capped Player DeLorean's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hill Valley
    Posts
    10,197
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    3,828
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,927
    Thanked in
    1,875 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by elatedscum View Post
    Meanwhile, one-time prospect Kevin Toner has signed for a LSL side. Hard to fathom. Think he was first choice for most of the season for Pat's. I saw him play one game at home against Bohs during the summer and himself and Ciaran Kelly were excellent together.
    Was pretty shocked at that one too. Is there more to it than meets the eye, I wonder?

  2. #522
    Capped Player
    Joined
    May 2004
    Posts
    17,060
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    5,738
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,748
    Thanked in
    2,136 Posts
    Given the choice - Seniors qualify for Euros or U21s qualify for theirs, which would people here pick?

    Despite flying home for the Danish game my gut (yes, him again) told me on the Tuesday that I had more invested in the U21s for some reason.

  3. Thanks From:


  4. #523
    Seasoned Pro jbyrne's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Baile Átha Cliath
    Posts
    3,047
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    507
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    672
    Thanked in
    413 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Given the choice - Seniors qualify for Euros or U21s qualify for theirs, which would people here pick?

    Despite flying home for the Danish game my gut (yes, him again) told me on the Tuesday that I had more invested in the U21s for some reason.
    why not both?
    think of this scenario over the next 12 months...

    1. seniors qualify
    2. u21s qualify and..
    3. the FAI board is completely overhauled with good people.

    we might have turned a serious corner, on the international front anyway, then...

  5. #524
    Capped Player
    Joined
    May 2004
    Posts
    17,060
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    5,738
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,748
    Thanked in
    2,136 Posts
    It's no fun to add "both" as an option. The fun is in an "either / or" option!

  6. Thanks From:


  7. #525
    Capped Player SkStu's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    11,696
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2,313
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,565
    Thanked in
    1,900 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Given the choice - Seniors qualify for Euros or U21s qualify for theirs, which would people here pick?

    Despite flying home for the Danish game my gut (yes, him again) told me on the Tuesday that I had more invested in the U21s for some reason.
    The u21's are, in every way, the future. Its not a surprise that your gut was rumbling again. Great question.

    Despite our disagreement on whether the senior squad should be calling up more promising U21's as injury replacements instead of the never-will-be's that we usually call up (my thinking at the time being that senior success was far more important than underage), I think I would lean towards the u21's and more big tournament exposure for them. But i am sure i will be in the minority (dont @ me).

  8. Thanks From:


  9. #526
    Coach tetsujin1979's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Dublin, originally from Limerick
    Posts
    18,105
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    886
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,467
    Thanked in
    2,217 Posts
    I think the U21s qualifying would lift the football fans, but the seniors qualifying would lift the entire country.

  10. #527
    Capped Player DeLorean's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hill Valley
    Posts
    10,197
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    3,828
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,927
    Thanked in
    1,875 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Given the choice - Seniors qualify for Euros or U21s qualify for theirs, which would people here pick?
    I'd say a lot of us are more invested in the U21's but their progress won't stall too much as a result of not qualifying. We'll probably never have a major tournament in our own country again so the seniors is a no brainer for me. And even if we didn't have some games in Dublin I would still say the seniors.

    I see the U21 Euros will be in Hungary & Slovenia though, never been to either so could be a good opportunity!
    Last edited by DeLorean; 28/11/2019 at 1:40 PM.

  11. #528
    Biased against YOUR club pineapple stu's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2002
    Location
    In the long grass
    Posts
    30,424
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,375
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,699
    Thanked in
    1,677 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    Given the choice - Seniors qualify for Euros or U21s qualify for theirs, which would people here pick?

    Despite flying home for the Danish game my gut (yes, him again) told me on the Tuesday that I had more invested in the U21s for some reason.
    Seniors, no question.

    Choosing the 21s to succeed over the seniors reminds me of the England team maybe 10/15 years ago, where they were always looking to a future which never really arrived, and pillorying their senior players into an early retirement.

  12. Thanks From:


  13. #529
    Youth Team
    Joined
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    235
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    4
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    122
    Thanked in
    65 Posts
    I'd take the seniors qualifying. I think you'd have to. As good as a successful tournament at underage level is, and as much as i like the management and players, memories are made at major tournaments and kids become life-long fans...

    You could argue it's really important for the group of players and that in the long run it might be better for Ireland but I think that would be overstating it slightly.

    It obviously depends how it goes, if the choice was winning the U21 championships, I would probably flip my vote.

    Equally if it was a horror show akin to Euro 2012, I think I'd take the U21s.

  14. Thanks From:


  15. #530
    Reserves
    Joined
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    490
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    22
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    78
    Thanked in
    48 Posts
    Seniors for me, the problem with the 21s is that the finals aren't until June 2021. By then a lot of our under 21 players (and of course the manager) will be in the middle of a World Cup qualifying campaign with the seniors and probably would end up not travelling to the Under 21 finals anyway.

    We'll end up with Tom Mohan coaching a team missing a dozen of its best players, similar to the Under 19 championships a few months ago. Which is a shame, but that's the way of it, underage championships are always stacked in favour of the bigger nations.
    Keane O'Shea Given Best Long Cox

  16. Thanks From:


  17. #531
    First Team
    Joined
    May 2008
    Location
    N/A
    Posts
    1,077
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    135
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    189
    Thanked in
    154 Posts
    Interestingly, Kilkenny on the bench today for Bournemouth. Outside chance of him making his premier league debut. Molumby starts for millwall, Knight returns to Derby bench. No Collins or Masterson in match day squad. Ronan not starting for FC DAC who are about to win 1-0

Page 27 of 27 FirstFirst ... 17252627

Similar Threads

  1. European U21 Championships
    By Ceirtlis in forum Entertainment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26/06/2009, 1:52 PM
  2. European Championships 08
    By sligoman in forum Entertainment
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24/11/2007, 12:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •