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How confident are you about this campaign?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pre Madonna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 5:51pm
Edit: we would probably nick a draw off ourselves!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LO SCIENZIATO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 6:15pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Edit: we would probably nick a draw off ourselves!

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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by darmack darmack wrote:

Are Switzerland or Denmark better then Germany when we beat them in 2015? Don't think so.
We're probably the same standard as we were back then.
Stranger things have happened. 
We are nowhere near where we were then! Even if it was an average enough Irish side.

Agree. We have miles off where we were then. We have regressed at an unbelievable rate of knots. It's why I find so much of the talk of finishing top 2 strange. Is it just that our Mick is back? Is that what everything is based on?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Greenlad11 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2019 at 6:44pm
Originally posted by Hans Moleman Hans Moleman wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by darmack darmack wrote:

Are Switzerland or Denmark better then Germany when we beat them in 2015? Don't think so.
We're probably the same standard as we were back then.
Stranger things have happened. 
We are nowhere near where we were then! Even if it was an average enough Irish side.

Agree. We have miles off where we were then. We have regressed at an unbelievable rate of knots. It's why I find so much of the talk of finishing top 2 strange. Is it just that our Mick is back? Is that what everything is based on?

Look at the group we’re in. Bang average to poor would be the group rating.
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Originally posted by Greenlad11 Greenlad11 wrote:

Originally posted by Hans Moleman Hans Moleman wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by darmack darmack wrote:

Are Switzerland or Denmark better then Germany when we beat them in 2015? Don't think so.
We're probably the same standard as we were back then.
Stranger things have happened. 
We are nowhere near where we were then! Even if it was an average enough Irish side.

Agree. We have miles off where we were then. We have regressed at an unbelievable rate of knots. It's why I find so much of the talk of finishing top 2 strange. Is it just that our Mick is back? Is that what everything is based on?

Look at the group we’re in. Bang average to poor would be the group rating.

LOL LOL

If we are average as plenty think (imo we are muck btw), are you saying that Switzerland and Denmark are average also? As in we are more or less at the same standard as the Swiss and Danes? F*ckin hell LOL
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Originally posted by OnTheOneRoad OnTheOneRoad wrote:

Both teams are significantly better than us. Would think it would take something special for us to get something out of the Swiss away game, home games probably two draws.

What does work in our favour is our consistency, we have to be one of the most consistent non-elite teams in Europe at staying in or around the same level, barring the result in the second leg against Denmark two years ago. It's why we've meandered through groups beating the lower teams, drawing against the bigger teams and 'hoping results elsewhere go our way' which they almost always do, because one team either plays out of their skin (Armenia suddenly becoming the best team in the world back in 2011) or another team sh*ts the bed entirely (Scotland, Austria, Wales the list goes on). If we stay at the level we have done for years, we have a chance of one of those teams having an off day, such as Denmark in the first 84 minutes against the Swiss, or the Swiss in the last 6 minutes of the same game.

You don't actually have to be that good to succeed in international football. Organisation and discipline will take you very far. We lost that in the end under MON - or probably more accurately, our neglect of it eventually showed under MON.

We will be in with a shout in the last game at home to Denmark. It'll probably be needing a win. But beating Georgia away (provided we do it) will put us almost in that position already. Denmark failing to beat us at home is a big opportunity lost for them, and them and the Swiss still have to play each other again.

Having said all that, i still think the likeliest scenario is we go into Denmark at home needing a win, which we ultimately fail to get.

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As Rolo pointed out before the draw Denmark got in Switzerland was a terrible result for us. It has been mitigated somewhat by our fortunate point in Copenhagen. Ultimately, we will probably still need to beat one of these teams at home to go through. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skylarking Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 2019 at 10:23am
Highly confident about inventing new swear words whilst watching Ireland play this campaign. Gickwipe was something I coined during one of the Macedonia games years ago
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Originally posted by skylarking skylarking wrote:

Highly confident about inventing new swear words whilst watching Ireland play this campaign. Gickwipe was something I coined during one of the Macedonia games years ago

Award award award award for this chap.........Embarrassed
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