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Thread: Republic of Ireland V Gibraltar - 10th June 2019 - Euro 2020 Qualifier

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    We certainly play to the standard of the opposition.

    It's a cunning ploy to lull the bigger teams into a false sense of security I tell ya!

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    Good quote from the RTE rolling report -

    This game feels like a two minute spell of play that's repeating endlessly and always ends with a poor cross leads to a corner which comes to nothing.

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    It looked a very nice 2nd goal but I suspect the goalie flapped at the cross.

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    Less said the better. 3 points, move on.


    Only one point to make. Professional footballers should be able to pass a ball five yards to their team-mate.

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    Garbage from the first minute to the 93rd. No positives to take from it really.
    Last edited by osarusan; 10/06/2019 at 10:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post
    It looked a very nice 2nd goal but I suspect the goalie flapped at the cross.
    I think that's harsh on flapping tbh

    He jumped up under the highest trajectory of the cross. Terrible

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    Thank god that’s over.Not far off San Marino again other than Gibraltar were wrecked after Georgia.Stevens,McLean and Hogan were dreadful.At least Coleman and Hourihane tried.I really like Hendrick but he went from awful to actually downing tools with 20 minutes to go, he’d want to take a look at himself.Maguire is not good enough, running away from goal and into Duffy like that when that’s exactly where you’d expect Duffy to be attacking....I dunno.At least there’s Obafemi to come back in.Maybe we do need to have a look at this Crowley fella after all.

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    Even considering the absolute 'direness' of our approach play I don't think this game changes anything, cráp winning games against minnows don't matter in the scheme of a qualification campaign.

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    Do the Irish lads have a bet on how many times they can get "10 points from 4 games" into the post match interviews or something?
    Keane O'Shea Given Best Long Cox

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    Hendrick must be absolutely shot with confidence. Rarely have I seen a greater difference between natural ability and performance. Comparing him to the player we saw in the lead up to Euro 2016, it’s appalling. Can’t come up with any other explanation...

    The faster McCarthy, Arter, Browne and Connell are back in the squad, the better. Seeing what Cullen could do would have been a good idea. Ditto regarding Crowley, Byrne and Ronan.

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    I love mick, but he was poor today. Starting Hogan who was unfit and over weight. No game time for Josh Cullen and for not executing Jeff.

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    Switzerland at home next dont see any possibility mick changes anything if everyone is fit the side that played against Denmark will start with maybe Robinson in for Brady. Whelan will still start ahead of McCarthy even if he is back playing. Crowley likely wont be in the squad even if his transfer has come through. We will need to find a way to beat Georgia and win one of those 3 games against the swiss and Danes and get another draw somewhere to see us through. Tough ask and no way mick is going to experiment rightly or wrongly

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    If james McCarthy is playing and whelo is still unemployed. McCarthy will start. Our problem is the 2 guys beside him. Jeff and Conor they are the Houdinis of our international team. Not the magic part but the disappearing part

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    Comical ratings from RTE.ie:

    https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019...shining-light/

    In case they are deleted:

    Randolph 7

    Coleman 8
    Keogh 7
    Duffy 7
    Stevens 7

    Hourihane 8.5
    Hendrick 7

    Robinson 9
    McGoldrick 8.5
    McClean 7

    Hogan 7

    Maguire 7
    Brady 7.5

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    Watched how lateral our midfielders played even in the opposition half and couldn't help but think that Jack Byrne could be an answer to our problems. His goal the other night against Derry was an example of his ability to get forward momentum even in tight scenarios. Whether or not he can do it against the Danes and the Swiss, I don't know. But he could definitely have done it last night. It will be interesting to see what it takes for him to get into the reckoning (probably proving himself at a higher club level).

    Dan Crowley in the meantime would make sense too. I don't know what's going on there or if his transfer has gone through yet. That didn't preclude Mick from calling Max O'Leary in for training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elatedscum View Post
    Comical ratings from RTE.ie:

    https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019...shining-light/

    In case they are deleted:

    Randolph 7

    Coleman 8
    Keogh 7
    Duffy 7
    Stevens 7

    Hourihane 8.5
    Hendrick 7

    Robinson 9
    McGoldrick 8.5
    McClean 7

    Hogan 7

    Maguire 7
    Brady 7.5
    They forgot the zero and the decimal point in front of those lunatic asylum ratings

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    Wouldn't surprise me if Crowley ends up at PSV, puts in a couple of food Champions League performances and gets called up to the England squad

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    Quote Originally Posted by brine3 View Post
    Wouldn't surprise me if Crowley ends up at PSV, puts in a couple of food Champions League performances and gets called up to the England squad
    He wants to play with us though. Unless Mick pulls off qualification too by the time all of the above could have taken place then Kenny is likely to be in situ. And if he's playing that well then I would be shocked if he doesn't get a call-up. I think he should have been called up by now but it's hardly been a grave travesty that he hasn't given that he may not even be eligible with too long. Doherty gathering splinters given his PL form and not being found any place could be considered a greater travesty.

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    It's Mick. Once he settles on his mates he stays very loyal to them. See also McAteer starting against Cameroon in 2002 even though he wasn't even fit enough to be in the squad.

    Also left John O'Shea at home in 2002, even though he was in the form of his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brine3 View Post
    Wouldn't surprise me if Crowley ends up at PSV, puts in a couple of food Champions League performances and gets called up to the England squad
    Once fifa accept his application he is gone. Basically england have missed the boat on this one

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