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    At Wembley November 12th. In discussions for a possible friendly match

    Its being said since the All whites cancelled, the english f.a wants Éire as rivals for that date, plus we are the favorites from the tv money and broadcasters for this derby match, which is good for tv ratings and can get worldwide broadcasting and exposure.. Rumours in England, Ireland, Spain and Italy.

    Many newspapers here in Southamerica have published this possible classic match to be played without attendance behind closed doors..

    What are your thoughts about it?

    Go for the money,and this big football nation....... or go for the uefa points in Sarajevo ? Bosnia or the 3 lions?

    Or maybe play a home game against another team, maybe a minnow,,,, if possible, just to get points for pot 2 in uefa draw of qualifiers next December

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    Is this a genuine possibility? I wouldn't be keen on the idea at all.

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    I'm still too raw from the Grealish and Rice exits, particularly the Rice one as it appears as though there was a strategic plan in place to draw him.

    It would be sickening to see either or both play against us in a friendly for me. Maybe I'm biased (I definitely am) but I feel as though both behaved fairly classlessly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bielsa´s irish View Post
    Its being said since the All whites cancelled, the english f.a wants Éire as rivals for that date,

    What are your thoughts about it?
    Éire, is it? All 4,954,266 of us? (Well, 4,954,265 - there's still no way Cillian Sheridan is being called up. It's an outrage, I say!!). Sure we'd never all fit on the one pitch.
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    The use of the word Éire when speaking in English really annoys me.

    I think I associate it with ignorant English people not wanting to use the term "Ireland", which hints at one country. So they'll use things like Éire or Southern Ireland to get around that issue.

    You wouldn't say England were lining up a friendly against Deutschland or Shqiperia, so why would you say Éire?

    Dá mba mhaith leat caint faoin cluiche i nGaeilge, ansin bhéadh "Éire" ceart go leor.

    Anyway, do we really need a third game in November? We saw how much trouble three games in October was. I think in the era of covid, there's no point arranging a friendly in a month we already have two matches in.

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    I'd not be in favour of this at all. It'll be throwing our players, particularly our nothern players, into the middle of a thing about poppies.
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    Oh Christ, yeah.

    Pass.

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    Would still enjoy watching it though. We always up our game against the Sasanach.
    Don't think they've beaten us since 1985 or so?
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    Norway need a game. All things being equal i'd rather play them, either in Dublin or Oslo.

    If things had gone according to play we would have been playing Bosnia, while they would have been playing Israel. Geographic proximity during a pandemic would suggest the doing the old switcheroo.

    Ireland v Norway
    Bosnia v Israel.

    Makes sense for everyone. In fact given that how many of both squads are based in Britain why not have a game against them there? Duffy, Ajer and Elyounoussi all play for Celtic, so to me Celtic park seems a perfectly sensible venue under the circumstances.
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    Can't see us getting a result against England at the moment, and we're holding on to that 20th position, and second seed status, by our fingertips as it is. Anything that jeopardises that should be given short shrift.
    And the team name is republic of Ireland, or Ireland if it's clear from the context that you're talking about the Republic side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Can't see us getting a result against England at the moment, and we're holding on to that 20th position, and second seed status, by our fingertips as it is. Anything that jeopardises that should be given short shrift.
    And the team name is republic of Ireland, or Ireland if it's clear from the context that you're talking about the Republic side.
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    Sports and politics never mix- that can't be the case for the old enemy. In a time when Boris is enjoying a bit of brinkmanship and playing roulette with a large slide of our economy, it would be disappointing to think we would happily play England in a football match...

    I think I believe that. Reading it back, I'm not sure if I do.

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    I think if there's the opportunity to play a 3rd game we should take it, but probably not England. The more game time kenny has the better I feel.

    Ideally a game at home to limit covid issues.

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    I honestly think this would be a major gamble to play England. Especially with the poorish start to Kenny's reign. If we failed to beat Wales and Bulgaria and then got walloped by England, I feel Kenny would be under serious pressure. On the other hand, if we beat Wales or Bulgaria, get second seeds for the World Cup draw and then batter England, Kenny would already reach legendary status. Do we roll the dice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    I think if there's the opportunity to play a 3rd game we should take it, but probably not England. The more game time kenny has the better I feel.

    Ideally a game at home to limit covid issues.
    Given that almost all our players are based in the UK, having a game at Wembley would probably be the ideal scenario to to limit Covid issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColourfulPeanut View Post
    Given that almost all our players are based in the UK, having a game at Wembley would probably be the ideal scenario to to limit Covid issues.
    True, I just meant if not England... maybe the lack of fans negates the poppy rubbish somewhat and it might be no harm to see how we fare against a top tier side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    I'm still too raw from the Grealish and Rice exits, particularly the Rice one as it appears as though there was a strategic plan in place to draw him.

    It would be sickening to see either or both play against us in a friendly for me. Maybe I'm biased (I definitely am) but I feel as though both behaved fairly classlessly.
    of course rice and grealish are scapegoats the english FA dont want to do us any favors, at all.

    Of course there was a plan executed by Southgate and all others, their main goal is winning the World Cup.

    Of course the kids were born in England, but ireland developed them, invested money for flights etc.

    They will get rid of rice and grealish later on.

    The same thing when Scholes and Gascoigne, i remembered good old Tony Galvin was mobbed and insulted by players because they said he could be England's #11 and Tony was Ireland's 11

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    I would love to play Norway at home, but isnt it sensible about the points for pot 2. Igot to say last 3 refs werent helping Ireland's Kenny. Duffy was fouled vs Wales by Henenssey, was a penalty.

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    i would love Ireland to play home matches at Celtic Park., as an alternative venue

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