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    You look at sides going out in the 2nd round tonight who would expect to at least get to PO rounds Of CL and you see what a lottery Europe is. Even more so this year with one legged ties. Celtic & Legia beaten at home. Cluj too. The odds are so stacked now to get to the Group Stages. The safety net of the EL Groups will be diluted even further with the proposed UC. If these clubs with their budgets and resources can’t get through 2 rounds, it doesn’t bode well for our clubs.

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    You could argue that with teams like that going out if dundalk had won their match the route for them becomes easier.
    It will always need an loi team to overperform to make group stages currently ,(hence it's only h happened twice) the new EL2 from next season means the Irish champion only needs to win 2 rounds to be guaranteed group stage football and will probably be seeded for the first round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger121 View Post
    You look at sides going out in the 2nd round tonight who would expect to at least get to PO rounds Of CL and you see what a lottery Europe is. Even more so this year with one legged ties. Celtic & Legia beaten at home. Cluj too. The odds are so stacked now to get to the Group Stages. The safety net of the EL Groups will be diluted even further with the proposed UC. If these clubs with their budgets and resources can’t get through 2 rounds, it doesn’t bode well for our clubs.
    Or alternatively look at the clubs doing well, beating the seed.
    Brest beat Astana stealing their seed and are carrying their flag well. (was it simply a bad year for Astana; with such a high seed, they can afford it, I suppose).
    Omonia had what would have been an away 0-0, 2nd leg might have been different; extra time scored a penalty and changed the outcome. Luck?
    Ferencváros, is more interesting in that it cant really be down to luck. Took the lead early, responded well it seems to an equaliser scoring in the 75th minute. Similarly last year beating Ludogorets, usually a solid EL group stages kinda team.

    How is it that these clubs/leagues seem to be able to pull it off? Its one thing to speak of Norway or Sweden with good infrastructures etc but other leagues/countries have a lot of problems going on... is it down to dodgy money and corruption?
    Obviously we havent been keeping up. Such a pity given Dundalk's efforts to be seeded in the first round thrown away so easily. Pity about Derry, hopes are on the Dubs to represent the league well I guess and keep things ticking over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesta99 View Post
    100% this! For the important goals that McMillan and Kilduff scored for example, they missed as many if not more (Kilduff v Rosenborg eg). There is a lack of a ruthless streak and is probably to do with overall quality. Kelly was a great signing for Pats but clincal enough for Europe. Hoban is doing a lot more link up play than being a striker. We can go back to was it Fitzpatrick missing a sitter for Shels v Deportivo, (Drogs v Kiev too?) and many before that too.
    Probably not helped by the fact that any half decent striker is snapped up for a pittance by UK clubs as soon as they show form. Players like Denis Behan, Graham Cummins, Connor Sammon, Roy O'Donovan and I'm sure half a dozen more were never really good enough to play at a high level in the UK but managed to get moves..

    I know Sammon played for Ireland but that says more about the quality available to Ireland than it does about him.

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    Is there anyway to buy these streams without signing up, dont like the idea of signing up and getting harassed in the future which inevitably happens.

    Ill have to go with rovers tonight given they have the better chance of going through. Still if you were to have purchased all streams this week its é25, wouldnt it have been fairer to bandy the clubs together and agree a package for those who would like to see more than just one club? Lack of foresight, forward thinking. id happily have paid 15 euro for all streams, each club then gets a bit.
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    It wouldn't be possible unless all LOI teams were playing at home. Otherwise the teams playing away are at the mercy of foreign broadcasters. There's no way to do a deal for all teams then.

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    Derrys was 5 quid away, so i dont see the problem, obviously one would take a hit but theres many people who just like to see games, so ya an individual might pay 10 to see rovers, but theyll miss out on all those others who would like to see both.

    Or else just rovers are a bit more greedy than bohs/derry
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    Just paid up myself.
    Looking forward to the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_oshea View Post

    Or else just rovers are a bit more greedy than bohs/derry
    No, they just took care of their support base first and foremost who get to watch the match gratis.
    Anyone else tuning in is a bonus.
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    They shouldnt have charged a fiver then for their members or was it 8 on the day?!
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    Bohs holding their own but that goal again so avoidable,awful swing and miss from Cornwall.....
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    Bohs will be lucky to make it to penalties. Decent defending but little going forward. Losin the ball instantly when the threat of an attack is on. Not that Fehervar are much better. Dominated the last 30 minutes themselves and didn't really trouble Bohs. They've done good overall, Bohs, but it's a tough ask, this next extra time period.

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    Respect to Bohs! ... Bringing them to extra time is an achievement within itself! I taught they well beaten but just shows ... If you set up properly and don't give much away ... You can hang in there ... Love to see them win on pens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    Bohs will be lucky to make it to penalties. Decent defending but little going forward. Losin the ball instantly when the threat of an attack is on. Not that Fehervar are much better. Dominated the last 30 minutes themselves and didn't really trouble Bohs. They've done good overall, Bohs, but it's a tough ask, this next extra time period.
    Jesus that's harsh. Easy from the cheap seats. They're not playing in the LOI tonight. They held their shape and frustrated the hungarians. As a part time side ET will be tough

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    Is there any way you can get a discount price to watch a stream just for the penalties at the end ?

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    €10 feels a bit high for a neutral to pay to watch a team they'd like to see do well, but fundamentally aren't that arsed.

    If it was €5 I'd have signed up for both. Chances are I'll be watching neither now.

    I did sign up for Derry's match for a fiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wexfordned View Post
    Jesus that's harsh. Easy from the cheap seats. They're not playing in the LOI tonight. They held their shape and frustrated the hungarians. As a part time side ET will be tough
    Obviously I hope they win! They've done well so far.

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    According to rte ... Bohs better chances so far in extra time! ... Are they bias?

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    Any link to either game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osarusan View Post
    Any link to either game?

    http://cdn.freesport.me/live/stream....am-3.php&num=1

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