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    Republic of Ireland V Wales - Sunday, 11th October 2020 - UEFA Nations League


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    They really do have a very average squad aside from the few big name players. Just shows what a difference having even just a couple of absolute top level players can make at international level in that they've qualified for two successive Euros and made the semi final in 2016 with that squad.

    I think it's something like 17 v 5 in terms of our Premier League players so far this season compared to theirs but they'll still be favourites over the two games against us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirambler View Post
    They really do have a very average squad aside from the few big name players. Just shows what a difference having even just a couple of absolute top level players can make at international level in that they've qualified for two successive Euros and made the semi final in 2016 with that squad.

    I think it's something like 17 v 5 in terms of our Premier League players so far this season compared to theirs but they'll still be favourites over the two games against us.
    They have a couple of other players playing in top European leagues though.

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    Wales's squad makes interesting reading. Bale and Lockyer (Luton) aside, that's their strongest available selection. The biggest thing I take from the way Wales go about things is their willingness to give their young players a chance, even if it's at the expense of 'proven' older heads.

    No James Chester, Neil Taylor or Ashley Williams.

    But he has involved inexperienced young players like Johnson, Levitt, Norrington-Davies, Woodburn etc, who have very limited first-team experience.

    Morrell, for example, has become a relatively regular feature in their side off the back of a loan spell at Lincoln, despite hardly having played for parent-club Bristol City. Levitt has been a regular in their squad for about a year despite making only one senior appearance for United in a Europa League dead-rubber against Astana. He's now on loan at League One Charlton.

    And yet it doesn't appear to have done the Welsh any harm - indeed they've thriven. There's probably a lot we can learn from this approach, and it has been a long term strategy going back to Toshack's time.

    I keep hearing that Obafemi, Smallbone, Parrot, Dunne, and so on, 'aren't ready'. Wales wouldn't blink.

    And what has our far more conservative attitude brought us exactly ?

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    The Wales match is live (in Welsh) on S4C for those without Sky.

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    And for those without S4C?
    Folding my way into the big money!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    And for those without S4C?
    They can watch something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    And for those without S4C?
    It's on SKY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    It's on SKY
    Ha ha thanks a million. Usually I’d go to the pub to watch games on Sky. I guess that’s out of the picture right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post
    They can watch something else.
    😂😂😂 😉 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    Ha ha thanks a million. Usually I’d go to the pub to watch games on Sky. I guess that’s out of the picture right now
    NowTV SkySports day pass is a tenner with a weeks pass which will cover all three games fifteen quid. Might be a UK only thing, don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyToePoke View Post
    NowTV SkySports day pass is a tenner with a weeks pass which will cover all three games fifteen quid. Might be a UK only thing, don't know.
    Month pass is €15 at the moment. I availed of it myself.

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    Are we lower to make changes to the squad for this game?

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    Getting quite worried about this one now, little interest generally(not me), players who are going to be down too, but we have to win, another scoreless draw or worse a defeat and things are going to start changing quickly for Kenny.

    I don't want to see anymore experimenting, we should have a fairly settled 11 now(bar the enforced absences of coleman and lesser connolly). And no more talk of performances. Results matters, that's what we now need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_oshea View Post
    Getting quite worried about this one now, little interest generally(not me), players who are going to be down too, but we have to win, another scoreless draw or worse a defeat and things are going to start changing quickly for Kenny.

    I don't want to see anymore experimenting, we should have a fairly settled 11 now(bar the enforced absences of coleman and lesser connolly). And no more talk of performances. Results matters, that's what we now need.
    Thursday - Sunday after 120 mins played, there’ll be wholesale changes. It’s inevitable and unavoidable... Hendrick, Hourihane and McGoldrick look the obvious candidates who would struggle with such a quick turnaround. McCarthy and Doherty might both have injuries.

    My guess is:

    Randolph

    Doherty/Christie
    Duffy
    Egan
    Stevens

    Cullen
    Molumby

    O’Dowda
    Browne
    McClean

    Robinson

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    Connolly and Idah out for the two Nations League matches. Expected I suppose. Gotta feel for the players and really not ideal for Kenny as I know he sees these guys as key to what he wants to build.

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    Horgan and Maguire called up

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    We still have a shout of making it into Pot 2 for the World Cup Qualifiers so these 4 Nations league games are still important.

    We currently have a 33% chance of making it into Pot 2 - more likely to be in Pot 3 - but a win Sunday and more of the same footballing wise would be a boost.

    http://www.football-rankings.info/20...mulations.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by elatedscum View Post
    Horgan and Maguire called up
    Oh ffs. Nothing more than jobs for the LoI boys. This is a chance to experiment and it's being wasted.
    Bring Back Belfast Celtic F.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elatedscum View Post
    Horgan and Maguire called up
    What a joke.

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