Page 1 of 11 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 203

Thread: Ireland V Finland - Sunday, September 6th - 2020 - UEFA Nations League

  1. #1
    Seasoned Pro CraftyToePoke's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    3,976
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,002
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    741
    Thanked in
    493 Posts

    Ireland V Finland - Sunday, September 6th - 2020 - UEFA Nations League

    Off we go, game two of the SK years.

    A narrow win, decent possession stats and a little more fluidity in the attacking third becoming apparent would do me grand. Clean sheet would be nice as part of that or indeed failing that.

  2. Thanks From:


  3. #2
    Biased against YOUR club pineapple stu's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2002
    Location
    In the long grass
    Posts
    31,427
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,527
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,070
    Thanked in
    1,888 Posts
    A narrow win would be nice, but Finland are a step up from Bulgaria at the moment. Hopefully Kenny will have had more time to get ideas across, but this match could put the Bulgaria result into some context. Think Finland only conceded late on against Wales last night, and the Leverkusen keeper won't fear a trio of teenagers.

    If we can create a few more chances than last night, I'll be broadly happy I think

  4. #3
    Capped Player
    Joined
    May 2004
    Posts
    17,305
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    6,007
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,953
    Thanked in
    2,240 Posts
    Anyone see the open goal Finland missed yesterday?

  5. #4
    Coach tetsujin1979's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Dublin, originally from Limerick
    Posts
    18,758
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    911
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,687
    Thanked in
    2,378 Posts
    yeah, was a loose ball on the far post completely missed by one of their defenders
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

  6. #5
    Reserves
    Joined
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    303
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    16
    Thanked in
    15 Posts
    i just think we need mcclean in the team and coleman.

    ------------------------------randolph----------------------------------

    coleman-----------duffy---------------egan--------------------stevens

    -------doherty--------------mccarthy---------------arter

    connolly------------------------long--------------------mcclean

  7. #6
    Reserves
    Joined
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    303
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    16
    Thanked in
    15 Posts
    hendrick and hourihane cant play together

  8. Thanks From:


  9. #7
    First Team
    Joined
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,479
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    3,108
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    392
    Thanked in
    276 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    yeah, was a loose ball on the far post completely missed by one of their defenders
    An attempted one two with a post. Easy enough to miss it when you add in that degree of difficulty !

  10. Thanks From:


  11. #8
    Capped Player
    Joined
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    14,856
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,645
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    2,661
    Thanked in
    1,815 Posts
    I watched Finland at home v Italy in the qualifiers, they lined up with a 541, Pukki up front.
    What I found a bit strange was that they actually kept a straight chalk line of 5 right across the back, when having to defend something.

  12. #9
    Seasoned Pro
    Joined
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,830
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    562
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,103
    Thanked in
    746 Posts
    Randolph
    Coleman Egan Duffy Stevens
    Molumby McCarthy Hendrick
    Brady Didsy Connolly

    That would be my team but it doesn't fix our conundrum from the other night in terms of a lock picking midfielder.

    I also would not be writing off Doherty. There's a case for McClean too.

    I think the team I set about is right but I think Molumby won't start. I reckon Brady will come in for Hourihane, McClean for O'Dowda, McGoldrick for Idah and Coleman for Doherty from the last night.

  13. #10
    Biased against YOUR club pineapple stu's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2002
    Location
    In the long grass
    Posts
    31,427
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,527
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,070
    Thanked in
    1,888 Posts
    I think it's asking a lot to throw Molumby in for his debut from the start here.

  14. #11
    First Team
    Joined
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    1,268
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    21
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    301
    Thanked in
    227 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Randolph
    Coleman Egan Duffy Stevens
    Molumby McCarthy Hendrick
    Brady Didsy Connolly

    That would be my team but it doesn't fix our conundrum from the other night in terms of a lock picking midfielder.

    I also would not be writing off Doherty. There's a case for McClean too.

    I think the team I set about is right but I think Molumby won't start. I reckon Brady will come in for Hourihane, McClean for O'Dowda, McGoldrick for Idah and Coleman for Doherty from the last night.
    Great team. It can switch to a 451 if needs be

  15. #12
    Seasoned Pro
    Joined
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,830
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    562
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,103
    Thanked in
    746 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    I think it's asking a lot to throw Molumby in for his debut from the start here.
    Could have said the same for Idah. Finland don't have any world beaters midfield and it's not a qualifier.

  16. #13
    Biased against YOUR club pineapple stu's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2002
    Location
    In the long grass
    Posts
    31,427
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,527
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3,070
    Thanked in
    1,888 Posts
    True I guess.

    I don't know if we want to get relegated here as it is a sort of qualifier.

    We do need players coming through, but I think a win or two is also important. We've had feck all of them in the past while. Arguably Wales away is our only half-decent win of the past four years

  17. #14
    Seasoned Pro CraftyToePoke's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    3,976
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,002
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    741
    Thanked in
    493 Posts
    Easier to introduce these lads to a team running on a bit of confidence with a result or three achieved if possible rather than expecting them to be the solution to a generation old puzzle. I expect them to see NL game time but phased, particularly after Idah last night, he will have learned but he'll also know he has a lot still to learn too.

  18. Thanks From:


  19. #15
    Seasoned Pro
    Joined
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,830
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    562
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,103
    Thanked in
    746 Posts
    The funny thing about Idah is that I don't think clubs were queueing up for him when he was 16. He's 19 now and he's obviously developed so much but he has such an amount of development to do. The beauty of it is that he didn't look out of his depth. He just looked like a 19 year old making his international debut and doing quite well, all things considered. It is so obvious that he could be a really, really top quality number 9 within a few years if he maintains this trajectory. And the evidence shows that he has maintained an upward trajectory and has the ability to maintain that trajectory. There were so many instances last night when he showed awareness and touch. We are all looking forward to Didsy replacing him. Didsy is 13 years older.

  20. Thanks From:


  21. #16
    First Team
    Joined
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,479
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    3,108
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    392
    Thanked in
    276 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    The funny thing about Idah is that I don't think clubs were queueing up for him when he was 16. He's 19 now and he's obviously developed so much but he has such an amount of development to do. The beauty of it is that he didn't look out of his depth. He just looked like a 19 year old making his international debut and doing quite well, all things considered. It is so obvious that he could be a really, really top quality number 9 within a few years if he maintains this trajectory. And the evidence shows that he has maintained an upward trajectory and has the ability to maintain that trajectory. There were so many instances last night when he showed awareness and touch. We are all looking forward to Didsy replacing him. Didsy is 13 years older.
    Idah looked a lot better option than Hogan or Collins to name just two of the top of my head.

  22. Thanks From:


  23. #17
    Seasoned Pro Razors left peg's Avatar
    Joined
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Just Another Emigrant
    Posts
    3,051
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    474
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    419
    Thanked in
    266 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    Idah looked a lot better option than Hogan or Collins to name just two of the top of my head.
    I would start Idah again to be honest. His ceiling is much higher than McGoldrick who just a decent journeyman. Idah could be anything and we should use these games to develop him

  24. #18
    First Team
    Joined
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,479
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    3,108
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    392
    Thanked in
    276 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Razors left peg View Post
    I would start Idah again to be honest. His ceiling is much higher than McGoldrick who just a decent journeyman. Idah could be anything and we should use these games to develop him
    Certainly he has potential and physical potential as well and mobile physicality at that.

  25. #19
    Reserves
    Joined
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    303
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    16
    Thanked in
    15 Posts
    ------------------------------------randolph-----------------------------------------

    coleman---------------------duffy----------------egan---------stevens (dont touch what is not broken).

    ----------------------------------browne ----------------------molumby
    ------------------------------------------james McCarthy ---------------------------------------

    connolly-------------------------------long-------------------------------------mcclean

    we need little bit of biting in midfield if we play 4-3-3

  26. #20
    Seasoned Pro
    Joined
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,830
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    562
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,103
    Thanked in
    746 Posts
    I see the match is at 5pm on Monday. Whilst I would much rather be clocking off work early to get a couple of jars en route to the Aviva, the commute from the swivel chair to the couch at home will be a much more pleasant one than the normal rush home for this.

Page 1 of 11 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 440
    Last Post: 10/09/2020, 1:45 AM
  2. 2020-21 UEFA Nations League
    By DeLorean in forum Ireland
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 27/08/2020, 3:30 PM
  3. UEFA: UEFA EURO 2020 draw: New experience for Finland
    By Foot.ie in forum Football Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29/11/2019, 8:50 PM
  4. UEFA: How the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League will line up
    By Foot.ie in forum Football Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21/11/2018, 7:20 AM
  5. Replies: 250
    Last Post: 08/10/2018, 12:57 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
  •