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Probably won't happen but of course you never know but what impact on the rankings would an Ireland win or a draw have on our ranking? 
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Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Originally posted by sausy sausy wrote:

Ignoring the ranking points I'm looking forward to this. Nothing else to look forward to during lockdown.


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I don't understand how training against Engand is different to training against anybody else, apart from the rankings. It's absolutely stupid that FIFA expect training matches to take place, even by their standards.
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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

yeah don’t get the pessimism you would swear England were Spain 2008 to 2012.   Most likely result is they win by one or a draw in my view.  

Looking forward to it but rankings are a concern I suppose but money probably overrides that concern.  Don’t fancy the Swiss in pot 2 or Germany if they drop into it. 


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We haven't lost to them since 1985. Lucky Steo will soon put an end to that record..
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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Probably won't happen but of course you never know but what impact on the rankings would an Ireland win or a draw have on our ranking? 
From world ranking thread 

Great Confused a win is worth 6.84, a draw 1.84 and a loss -3.16
To put that into perspective, a win against Luxembourg would have given us 3
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I dont care how we play, even if we have 1 percent possession as long as we dont lose. 35 years, better not be broken here.
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Ah the Rovers fans sharpening their knives already I see. 
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Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Ah the Rovers fans sharpening their knives already I see. 

Yeah it’s so obvious.  They really are some
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Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

We haven't lost to them since 1985. Lucky Steo will soon put an end to that record..


Unlucky Stephen won't be looking forward tot his game.

Knowing my luck the whole team will come down with scabies.
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Sounds good : a chance to test ourselves under Kenny. We've mostly played average second / third tier teams recently, it will be good to come up against a stronger opponent for a change.
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Dropping to pot3 will probably better reflect where we are at the moment.

The longer term strategy sees us wanting to play thr best teams, not just New Zealand and Oman.

A desperate attempt to cling on to pot2 is not a strategy.

Playing England will be a massive test and highlight key areas for improvement against top teams. Likely we'll lose but its all part of the learning curve for some of the new players coming through.

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Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

yeah don’t get the pessimism you would swear England were Spain 2008 to 2012.   Most likely result is they win by one or a draw in my view.  

Looking forward to it but rankings are a concern I suppose but money probably overrides that concern.  Don’t fancy the Swiss in pot 2 or Germany if they drop into it. 
You don't honestly think u can get a draw against England.  We battered wales with our second string team. 
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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by sausy sausy wrote:

Ignoring the ranking points I'm looking forward to this. Nothing else to look forward to during lockdown.



Will you be saying that after a 4-0 loss and the anti Kenny brigade out in force? Then we have pot 3 to look forward to in December.
 
I don't think it's possible to look forward to something after it's happened.
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Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

I dont care how we play, even if we have 1 percent possession as long as we dont lose. 35 years, better not be broken here.

Let's not play a team so we can maintain 35 year old bragging rights Clap
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

It's absolutely stupid that FIFA expect training matches to take place, even by their standards.
This isn't FIFA, it's UEFA.

And as I've tried to tell you, UEFA want as many internationals as possible - it's a huge part of their revenue and influence, as well as (generally) pleasing their Member Associations.

Personally I think Friendlies during a pandemic are ridiculous, but from ROI's pov, England is an obvious choice, since the ROI players all play there (or in Scotland), Wembley is suitable for "bubble" purposes, and it's handy then for the Wales game.
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Can't for the life of me understand how still nobody in the FAI considers how the games we play impact on our rankings. We should be playing a beatable team at home to try and improve our ranking - The game against England is just stupid. 
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Originally posted by sausy sausy wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by sausy sausy wrote:

Ignoring the ranking points I'm looking forward to this. Nothing else to look forward to during lockdown.



Will you be saying that after a 4-0 loss and the anti Kenny brigade out in force? Then we have pot 3 to look forward to in December.
 
I don't think it's possible to look forward to something after it's happened.


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