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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    When "headers" was mentioned, it was the Cyprus game that came to mind for me as well
    He actually scored a header in the reverse fixture too, a tap in though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart88 View Post
    I certainly am.
    The only miss which haunts me is Houghton's against England in Wembley when the JC team was at the top of its game and missed out on the 1992 Euros as a consequence. I am not saying that there are not loads of others over the years but this one stands out above all the rest.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Even though it didn't really work out for him (3 goals in 14 games), I feel that Keane doesn't get enough credit for moving to Internazionale on the eve of his 20th birthday. That is unparalleled for an Irish player (Brady was 24 and a First Div regular, Paddy Sloan was way back) and from my research he is one of only 3 to play in one of the most challenging leagues in the world. Because it wasn't a blazing success it doesn't get mentioned often but its quite the achievement and it says a lot about his courage, character and self-belief. We were very lucky to have him. Once in a lifetime Irish goalscoring talent and thanks for the memories Robbie. Legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    The only miss which haunts me is Houghton's against England in Wembley when the JC team was at the top of its game and missed out on the 1992 Euros as a consequence. I am not saying that there are not loads of others over the years but this one stands out above all the rest.
    Haunted by it too. It gets worse on every viewing. I was watching the Ireland v England 95 game on the link that Del posted on the relevant thread here and one of the clips in the opening montage is that miss. Almost put me off my dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    Haunted by it too. It gets worse on every viewing. I was watching the Ireland v England 95 game on the link that Del posted on the relevant thread here and one of the clips in the opening montage is that miss. Almost put me off my dinner.
    Can anyone remember the game where Whelo had a one on one with the keeper and he played the ball backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs246 View Post
    Can anyone remember the game where Whelo had a one on one with the keeper and he played the ball backwards?
    I remember the incident, can't place the game itself! It was a mad moment but if I remember correctly he just didn't back himself pace-wise, and he might have been right.

    Maybe Georgia (h) during the Euro campaign? I'm pretty definite it was at Lansdowne anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    Haunted by it too. It gets worse on every viewing. I was watching the Ireland v England 95 game on the link that Del posted on the relevant thread here and one of the clips in the opening montage is that miss. Almost put me off my dinner.
    Yeah, that and the Macedonia equaliser haven't softened over time. I don't think there are any others for me really, that I would have seen live. Wim Kieft was before I actually cared, but it had to have been the heartbreaker of all heartbreakers.

    Alaba in Dublin was a stomach sinker too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    I remember the incident, can't place the game itself! It was a mad moment but if I remember correctly he just didn't back himself pace-wise, and he might have been right.

    Maybe Georgia (h) during the Euro campaign? I'm pretty definite it was at Lansdowne anyway.
    Thanks, if anyway has a link, please post it. I remember nearly fainting at the time. then I just laughed

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    I wonder did Robbie get told off after the draw for opening the container below eye level on occasion ?
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    Didn't Robbie miss a header against Brazil that would've won it for us. Near the death? The game where Kavanagh and Kilbane both simultaneously creamed Eduardo (I think) who was playing for Arsenal at the time
    Folding my way into the big money!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    Didn't Robbie miss a header against Brazil that would've won it for us. Near the death? The game where Kavanagh and Kilbane both simultaneously creamed Eduardo (I think) who was playing for Arsenal at the time
    Gilberto, wasn't it? Went off after about 15 minutes.

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    Yep i think you're right.
    Folding my way into the big money!!!

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