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Thread: Luxembourg v Republic of Ireland - Sunday, 14th November 2021 - 2022 World Cup Qualif

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    Orange kit tonight, apparently. SK can’t catch a break…
    Hmm, ominous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamo kerry View Post
    It must be great to be a naysayer. So few managers depart on their own terms.

    I had to laugh when I heard someone say we were going backwards under Kenny. Perhaps in results last year. The response recently from the players has been pretty good. The trick now is to solve the goalscoring problem but you cant expect him to solve every problem at the same time.

    So far he has
    - being decisive on goalkeeping
    - blooded many new players
    - installed a style of playing out from defence
    - backed a few players to take on responsibility (Robinson for example)
    - established a core midfield (though he seems to think they have another level with the same players)
    - encouraged playing in tight spaces generally
    Steady on. We all want the manager to succeed, but there is quite a ways to go yet. Even if we beat Lux tonight there is still plenty of work to do. Dominating them and beating them convincingly would be a major boost for Kenny's future. Anything less than that will keep the naysayers around.

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    0-0 or 0-3
    Slaughter or disaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    Orange kit tonight, apparently. SK can’t catch a break…
    Ha, was just gonna say that the ghastly orange kit surely exonerates any manager from any blame!

    Is that 4 different colours in consecutive matches? Azerbaijan, Qatar, Portugal, Lux - white, blue, green, orange.

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    Luxembourg head coach Luc Holtz believes Ireland's return to a "more British style" has played a key part in their recent upturn in results as the sides prepare to meet on Sunday.

    The Republic have only lost only once in the nine matches they have played since the first meeting between the sides, a shock 1-0 win in Dublin for Luxembourg, and that in unfortunate circumstances in Portugal.
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    Feck it, 4-0 win orange shirt curse and all. Wouldn't mind seeing Omobamidele back in for Coleman and possibly Knight for McGrath and Idah for Ogbene. No harm to freshen it up a bit. McClean might start ahead of Stephens too.

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    McClean for Stevens and Idah for McGrath. Tony O'Donoghue on RTE news confirmed. I'll take those changes.

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    And the acronym for tonight's front 3? ROI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    McClean for Stevens and Idah for McGrath. Tony O'Donoghue on RTE news confirmed. I'll take those changes.
    I dont agree with mcgrath. His absence may well be felt.

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    He seems more like a creative and/or run-at-players than Idah I guess? Which would be more useful than a hold-the-ball up guy.


    But I think team selection is fine tuning. Either today's team or Thursday's team should probably be good enough to win. In theory.

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    People expecting an easy win are going to be dissapointed I think. A scrappy victory much more likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    I dont agree with mcgrath. His absence may well be felt.
    I agree . We have a 2 now in midfield up against their 3 so I'd worry we might struggle for good possesion. Ogbene will have to contribute alot more than last day when he just stayed wide or Robinson will need to drop into a 10 position and help out centrally in.midfield . I'm sad to see us revert to this 2 wingers and a front man for.ation when we seemed to be moving to the 3421 formation in the previous 2 international windows

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    Good god that jersey is horrendous.

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    As it's Remembrance Sunday I fully expect McClean to score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    Orange kit tonight, apparently. SK can’t catch a break…

    I think he could just break his duck a l'orange.
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    Good tempo to this start anyway

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    Entertaining game. Ogbene has had some great moments. Hopefully make one of them count. Surely it was a shove on Idah and a pen too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Good tempo to this start anyway
    Ogbene is scaring the life out of them. We’ve been a bit slow to get going overall, but look like we’re starting to get on top now.
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

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    Ogbene is playing like a man very eager to save Stephen Kenny's job.

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    Maybe he is just playing well for himself & his country.

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