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Poll Question: Will we qualify for the Euros?
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Well waking up this morning and checking the table and remaining fixtures and there is reason to be optimistic.
If my calculations are correct, we could actually draw our way to these championships. I wouldn’t have much hope for getting a big win out of this group, but I would back us to draw against anyone!
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Originally posted by rolo rolo wrote:

If we beat Georgia and Switzerland take a point at least against Denmark, a point against Switzerland is almost useless, we need a draw against Denmark.

However a win in Switzerland would see us qualify with a game to spare.

Really in that scenario we should be set up to go for it in Switzerland from the off. We saw what can happen when we actually have a go at them.

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If we beat Georgia and Switzerland take a point at least against Denmark, a point against Switzerland is almost useless, we need a draw against Denmark.

However a win in Switzerland would see us qualify with a game to spare.

Really in that scenario we should be set up to go for it in Switzerland from the off. We saw what can happen when we actually have a go at them.

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Originally posted by RogerMilla RogerMilla wrote:

i still believe we should have gone hammer and tongs at the Swiss from the start like we did after we scored , they didn't like it up em. 

but we are where we are now , unbeaten and with a chance to split the two favourites , hopefully swiss beat danes now and then settle for a draw with us. 

no way will we lay down like we did in the Erickson game at home the next time , no way 
Agree with this. It’s been one of our downfalls not going for games that are there for the taking enough at home especially. It was our downfall in the World Cup campaign. 2 points against the top 3 seeds let us down. It’s going to be a tough doubleheader in October but our tails are up and the squad is improving every game under Mick. 
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i still believe we should have gone hammer and tongs at the Swiss from the start like we did after we scored , they didn't like it up em. 

but we are where we are now , unbeaten and with a chance to split the two favourites , hopefully swiss beat danes now and then settle for a draw with us. 

no way will we lay down like we did in the Erickson game at home the next time , no way 
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This group was so tight up until yesterday and was going to remain so until someone blinked first - delighted it was Denmark.

We still have to go out there and win in Tbilisi. But i'm feeling a lot better today than yesterday.
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Originally posted by kearney304 kearney304 wrote:

Without lads jumping on this comment - we actually have a decent chance of winning the group. 

If we are serious about qualifying we have to grind out a win in Tbilisi. We are more than capable of getting a draw in Geneva and then a home game v the Danes to achieve 1st or 2nd. 

Like it is a winnable group. I know we are cat but we the other teams in the group aren't playing well (or as some eluded to are having a world cup and nations league hangover respectively). We won't have a better chance. 

I caught the last 30 mins of the game today and the Danes were all over the place. Like giving away silly fouls and were unable to string passes together. They rattled the bar alright but so did the Georgians albeit called for offside then.

I would rather shut up shop and try and play safe for 2nd than go balls out to win the group and end up costing ourselves a top 2 spot
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Originally posted by Terzino Terzino wrote:

Accused of being on drugs or living in a dream for predicting a Danish World Cup hangover, and yet here we are.

Said we needed a favour after the Swiss game and the Georgians have delivered.

The team is positioned perfectly for qualification now. Only a spectacular collapse can stop us.
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It's incredibly hard to call. Obviously a very good result for us today but traditionally we struggle with the favourites tag and I can see the game over in Georgia being very tough. Having said that, if you offered us this situation 6 months ago we definitely would have taken it and if we want to be qualifying for tournaments you would want to be beating Georgia home and away. I think they struggle against our style of play more than they do against possession based teams, hopefully we will grab a 1-0 win and set us up in a really good position going into the final two games.
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I'm confident everyone will turn up next month. Even flash 'arry.
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Without lads jumping on this comment - we actually have a decent chance of winning the group. 

If we are serious about qualifying we have to grind out a win in Tbilisi. We are more than capable of getting a draw in Geneva and then a home game v the Danes to achieve 1st or 2nd. 

Like it is a winnable group. I know we are cat but we the other teams in the group aren't playing well (or as some eluded to are having a world cup and nations league hangover respectively). We won't have a better chance. 

I caught the last 30 mins of the game today and the Danes were all over the place. Like giving away silly fouls and were unable to string passes together. They rattled the bar alright but so did the Georgians albeit called for offside then.
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Denmark will come to Dublin in the last game needing to win the game. A draw will put us through. 

(I expect us to beat Georgia. They are a tricky opponent but our type of game doesn't suit them. And Switzerland won't lose in Copenhagen.)

So, to lose out on automatic qualification for the Euros to a struggling Danish side, in a home game, would be brutal.

I was wrong to state that it would be a spectacular collapse. That is too strong, but we'd definitely be kicking ourselves for years to come if we were to blow it in such a fashion.
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Originally posted by Paul Andrew White Paul Andrew White wrote:

We need a victory in georgia

Need to beat Georgia or at least one of Swiss / Danes depending on the result between the two games 
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We need a victory in georgia
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Denmark will win it vs the Swiss, lads mark my words!
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by Hans Moleman Hans Moleman wrote:

If we don't qualify from the group, it most probably will be anything but a spectacular collapse. We have to beat Georgia, and then it will come down to needing some sort of result against Denmark in Dublin. On the level of our performances so far, I'm not sure how anyone would be hugely confident of us winning any match. We are brilliant at getting draws though. Who knows, like was said all along, maybe we can draw ourselves to qualification. That is a possibility if the Danes don't beat the Swiss.

Well at least we’ve put ourselves in the position to have a “spectacular collapse” 
Did you think we’d be in as good a position as this after 5 games? 

It won't be a spectacular collapse if we don't qualify from here though. It will be anything but.

Beat Georgia and we'll have shot in a 1 off home match to qualify. That result today has given us a shot. At some stage we are going to have to stop trying to not lose matches though, and actually start trying to win games.

We'll we were playing Gibraltar twice, and Georgia at home in our first 5 matches. We were always going to be in a decent position. If those who think that we are in a position where only a collapse will stop us, I'd look at the table without the Gibraltar results for a dose of reality.
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Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

Doom doom doom, no matter how often the predictions of downfall go awry the doom merchants continue unabated. If you continually expect the worst, eventually you'll get your wish I suppose.

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I'm not sure what the doom merchant part of what I said is. We are going to have to win games at some point in this group. If by some holy chance we can get through by not beating the Danes or the Swiss over the 4 games, of course this represents our best chance - I just don't see how we can beat those sides. We generally aren't trying to win matches, we are trying not to lose them. 

Beat Georgia and if the maths go our way, we might just need a draw against the Danes to qualify. That would be an incredible position to be in considering our performances in this group.
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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Probably 3rd but I think we have a decent chance of getting 2nd.  If we have 9 or 10 points after 4 games which we should have then momentum is gathering on our side and it will go down to the wire between us and the Swiss or Denmark.

I think we are capapble of getting 2nd.  Our squad is sh*te but if we are well set up with a good happy camp under Mick then we will be respectable against anyone.

MON had morale rock bottom and played anti-football and was able to get draws against the Danes.  I can't see why a better set up EIRE with better tactics and team spirit can't at least match that.


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