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Topic: Ireland v Latvia match thread
Posted By: Double Maxim
Subject: Ireland v Latvia match thread
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2023 at 5:49pm
This Wednesday also on viaplay.

How's the ticket sales going for this ?

Ireland v Latvia

RTE 2
Ireland v Latvia (Kick-off 7.45pm). All the action from the match at Aviva Stadium. The hosts will be looking for a morale boosting result ahead of their opening Euro 2024 qualifier on Monday here against World Cup runners-up France. 

The sides last met in 2013, when the Republic claimed a dominant 3-0 win thanks to goals by Robbie Keane, Aiden McGeady and Shane Long. Latvia will go into the match with confidence this time around after earning promotion from Group D of the UEFA Nations League, but Stephen Kenny's men should provide a considerably sterner test for them than Moldova, Andorra and Liechtenstein did.




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Posted By: Het-field
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2023 at 5:54pm
Another in a line of minnows for friendly opposition. Nothing really to be gained from this other than giving the likes of Ferguson, Smallbone, and Johnson so game time. A win would be unremarkable, anything less is just another headache for Kenny.


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2023 at 6:00pm
Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Another in a line of minnows for friendly opposition. Nothing really to be gained from this other than giving the likes of Ferguson, Smallbone, and Johnson so game time. A win would be unremarkable, anything less is just another headache for Kenny.

Typical FAI decision.


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Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2023 at 6:03pm
State of Mitrovic embarrassing.

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Posted By: BrendanD88
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2023 at 6:21pm
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

State of Mitrovic embarrassing.

LOL


Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2023 at 6:23pm
Originally posted by BrendanD88 BrendanD88 wrote:

Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

State of Mitrovic embarrassing.

LOL

Whoops what a feck up !

I'm sure it made you're day for two reasons.Big smile


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Posted By: Bandwagon
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2023 at 6:24pm
Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Another in a line of minnows for friendly opposition. Nothing really to be gained from this other than giving the likes of Ferguson, Smallbone, and Johnson so game time. A win would be unremarkable, anything less is just another headache for Kenny.

Typical FAI decision.


To be fair there was only 6 possible opponents for us to face due to the 5 team groups.

Georgia, Ukraine, Albania, Estonia, Hungary or Latvia were the teams.

Georgia and Ukraine we played recently and Estonia had already arranged a friendly with Hungary so it really only left Albania or Latvia.

..and it was a fixture that was required to be fulfilled by UEFA.




Posted By: Double Maxim
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2023 at 6:31pm
Originally posted by Bandwagon Bandwagon wrote:

Originally posted by Double Maxim Double Maxim wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Another in a line of minnows for friendly opposition. Nothing really to be gained from this other than giving the likes of Ferguson, Smallbone, and Johnson so game time. A win would be unremarkable, anything less is just another headache for Kenny.

Typical FAI decision.


To be fair there was only 6 possible opponents for us to face due to the 5 team groups.

Georgia, Ukraine, Albania, Estonia, Hungary or Latvia were the teams.

Georgia and Ukraine we played recently and Estonia had already arranged a friendly with Hungary so it really only left Albania or Latvia.

..and it was a fixture that was required to be fulfilled by UEFA.



 
Fair enough I hadn't realised that good point.


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Posted By: Bandwagon
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 6:36pm
Team announced 3-5-2

----------------------Kelleher---------------------
--------Collins--Omobamidele--O'Shea-------
Doherty----Browne---Molumby------O'Dowda
--------------------Smallbone---------------------
-------------Ferguson---Obafemi------------------


Posted By: SC92
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 6:41pm
Don't mind that line up. Glad Cullen is having a rest we need him against France. Hopefully Smallbone will be able to get forward to link with Ferguson and Obafemi and the WBs high as otherwise a 352 can be negative against an objectively poorer opposition when we struggle to break such teams down.


Posted By: gally
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 6:44pm
Originally posted by Bandwagon Bandwagon wrote:

Team announced 3-5-2

----------------------Kelleher---------------------
--------Collins--Omobamidele--O'Shea-------
Doherty----Browne---Molumby------O'Dowda
--------------------Smallbone---------------------
-------------Ferguson---Obafemi------------------





Don't think Omobamidele will play central CB.


Posted By: xRedmanLFCx
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:25pm
Big nights for Smallbone and Ferguson. Best of luck to them! 🤞

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Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:40pm
Hopefully a 2-0 win and some good football.


Posted By: Healy52003
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:42pm
good too see a few new faces in the team 

RTE saying Kenny knows his 11 for Monday and some of tonights team might not be in it 


Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:46pm
Interesting rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann.


Posted By: Nialler
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:47pm
Originally posted by Banana_RepublicFC Banana_RepublicFC wrote:

Interesting rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann.
Interesting is a word alright


Posted By: gongman
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:48pm
anyone know a stream for this?

Watching from Australia, not on the usual sports channels 


Posted By: Fitz
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:49pm
Originally posted by Banana_RepublicFC Banana_RepublicFC wrote:

Interesting rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann.

Hate when they do that, kills the atmosphere. 


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Posted By: Jimmy Raggatip
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:54pm
good goal. that should settle us down


Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:55pm
Lovely work by Doc and Smallbone

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Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:55pm
Good ball in from Smallbone. 

Ferguson overhit that pass to Doherty, but it worked out. KDB-esque positioning from Smallbone.


Posted By: Het-field
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:55pm
Brilliant start. No messing about, and a very good goal. We're already improved from Malta.


Posted By: tonyjaa
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:56pm
Happy days


Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:57pm
Brilliant ball from Smallbone. A bit lucky, that loose pass from Collins would have been punished by a better side.


Posted By: Baldrick
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:57pm
I see nvidic is the Latvian manager 

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Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 7:59pm
Originally posted by Baldrick Baldrick wrote:

I see nvidic is the Latvian manager 

Far from a compliment anyway

looks like Peter Griffin 


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Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:00pm
Smallbone looking a class above in the early stages here.

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Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:02pm
Molumby's aggression is his biggest strength. He's always very quick in the tackle.


Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:05pm
Ferguson > Haaland confirmed.


Posted By: GaretFarellysNutSack
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:05pm
Boner looks like he can actually pass the ball forward wtf


Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:07pm
Doc and Boner Clap

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Posted By: Het-field
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:08pm
Good man EF!


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:09pm
Smallbone Cullen and  Moulmby for France please

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Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:10pm
Originally posted by doherty doherty wrote:

Smallbone Cullen and  Moulmby for France please

Hendricks.... for Smallbone


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Posted By: tonyjaa
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:10pm
Big Evan


Posted By: Jimmy Raggatip
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:11pm
poor decision making/poor finish from Browne there


Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:12pm
Anybody else thing Ferguson looks a bit like SK?


Posted By: Heimatklange
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:14pm
is this a bit of a shop window for ferguson to impress southgate?

am i doing this right? LOL


Posted By: GaretFarellysNutSack
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:15pm
Originally posted by Heimatklange Heimatklange wrote:

is this a bit of a shop window for ferguson to impress southgate?

am i doing this right? LOL

shop window for Boner too


Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:16pm
Hate to be a pessimist, but.. what are we learning from this? This lot might the worst side I've seen us play since Oman. They run Gibraltar very close.


Posted By: Jimmy Raggatip
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:18pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Hate to be a pessimist, but.. what are we learning from this? This lot might the worst side I've seen us play since Oman. They run Gibraltar very close.

a confidence boost is always welcome


Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:18pm
Originally posted by Jimmy Raggatip Jimmy Raggatip wrote:

Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Hate to be a pessimist, but.. what are we learning from this? This lot might the worst side I've seen us play since Oman. They run Gibraltar very close.

a confidence boost is always welcome
Absolutely but when the other team is so uncompetitive it can only count for so much 


Posted By: Jimmy Raggatip
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:18pm
Doherty looks fecked after 20 mins Thumbs Down


Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:19pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Hate to be a pessimist, but.. what are we learning from this? This lot might the worst side I've seen us play since Oman. They run Gibraltar very close.

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Posted By: mully_85
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:19pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Anybody else thing Ferguson looks a bit like SK?

£££👏🏻👏🏻£


Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:21pm
Screamer

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Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:21pm
Doherty's fault. Savage strike tho

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Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:21pm
Couldn’t have asked for a better start. Smallbone looking lively and Ferguson getting his goal. Now get him off t’f*ck and rest him up for Monday.

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Posted By: J89
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:22pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Hate to be a pessimist, but.. what are we learning from this? This lot might the worst side I've seen us play since Oman. They run Gibraltar very close.


Who else was there to play? Georgia and Hungary wouldn't travel to Dublin as they would have wanted home friendlies since they play their first qualifiers at home. Georgia are actually playing Mongolia at home in a friendly.


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:22pm
How do we keep conceding these worldies

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We're decent enough..


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:22pm
Sorta game we shud be winning 5 or 6 nil. Is it goin to turn into a bit of hard work.

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Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:23pm
Let's be honest, Bazunu catches that goal.


Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:23pm
Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Hate to be a pessimist, but.. what are we learning from this? This lot might the worst side I've seen us play since Oman. They run Gibraltar very close.

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f**k off yourself, loser.


Posted By: Maccatacca
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:23pm
Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

How do we keep conceding these worldies

We leave massive holes in front of our 18 yard box.


Posted By: Heimatklange
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:24pm
Originally posted by doherty doherty wrote:

Doherty's fault. Savage strike tho
at least you're honest Clap


Posted By: GaretFarellysNutSack
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:24pm
Originally posted by Banana_RepublicFC Banana_RepublicFC wrote:

Let's be honest, Bazunu catches that goal.

what even tense are you speaking in? oh if he was playing. he's made plenty of mistakes this season himself. 



Posted By: 84ccfc84
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:24pm
Brutal from Doherty


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:25pm
Originally posted by Maccatacca Maccatacca wrote:

Originally posted by The O'Shea The O'Shea wrote:

How do we keep conceding these worldies

We leave massive holes in front of our 18 yard box.

The strikes are other worldly whatever about anything else, that was insane, no one in the world saving it.


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Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:25pm
Originally posted by Heimatklange Heimatklange wrote:

Originally posted by doherty doherty wrote:

Doherty's fault. Savage strike tho
at least you're honest Clap

Sorry guys i left my gloves in Madrid im cold. I switched off with the frost bit


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Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:28pm
Originally posted by GaretFarellysNutSack GaretFarellysNutSack wrote:

Originally posted by Banana_RepublicFC Banana_RepublicFC wrote:

Let's be honest, Bazunu catches that goal.

what even tense are you speaking in? oh if he was playing. he's made plenty of mistakes this season himself. 


It's a joke.


Posted By: Dunne23
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:29pm
Great strike tbf. Am I right in thinking we've conceded quite a few similar goals in Kenny's reign?


Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:33pm
For a brief moment i thought we were world beaters. We lose a goal and we look nervy again. France on the breakaway could kill us.

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Posted By: doherty
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:33pm
Not again ffs

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Posted By: irish_major
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:34pm
Very good performance. 

Baz
Coleman
Egan
Cullen
Knight in against France.

Jesus Christ kelleher


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Posted By: E2016
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:34pm
We are an absolute shambles defensively. Kenny has removed every ounce of defensive stability we had under Mick. Shocking.


Posted By: GaretFarellysNutSack
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:34pm
lol, turns out we're as bad as ever, i can't remember i've seen a visiting team this bad


Posted By: Jimmy Raggatip
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:35pm
deflection or not that is a howler

and we've got to clear that, had plenty of chances


Posted By: PaulYK
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:35pm
You're kidding me! How do we do this to ourselves.


Posted By: King_Kenny
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:35pm
Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

We are an absolute shambles defensively. Kenny has removed every ounce of defensive stability we had under Mick. Shocking.
Back 3 very poor. Casual and can’t do the defensive basics.


Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:36pm
Looked shaky at the back since the first whistle. Loose passes and touches from Collins and Andy. Did not see that coming, however..


Posted By: gazurtoids
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:36pm
Load of ol bollox tbf


Posted By: E2016
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:36pm
Originally posted by King_Kenny King_Kenny wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

We are an absolute shambles defensively. Kenny has removed every ounce of defensive stability we had under Mick. Shocking.
Back 3 very poor. Casual and can’t do the defensive basics.

France are going to run absolutely riot. We've conceeded 2 at home against Latvia. That's as bad as it gets.


Posted By: Howdo
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:37pm
Jaysus


Posted By: Strazdas
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:37pm
Kelleher has been beaten a lot of times for us since he made his debut - too many for my liking.


Posted By: thebronze14
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:37pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Anybody else thing Ferguson looks a bit like SK?
No. He's a spit of the singer for Fontaine's DC though


Posted By: djhegzy
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:37pm
Conflicted, played some lovely football but we have conceded 2 to one of the worst teams in europe Ouch


Posted By: GaretFarellysNutSack
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:37pm
i'm not sure you can blame doherty's defensive howler on SK  


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:38pm
Originally posted by Strazdas Strazdas wrote:

Kelleher has been beaten a lot of times for us since he made his debut - too many for my liking.

Zero he could do about the first. 2nd a big deflection, bad luck tbh.


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Posted By: Fitz
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:38pm
Started positively, two well worked goals. Latvia coming into it a bit since that cracker of a goal. Browne had been poor-ish; Collins, for me, is questionable for inclusion against France. O’ Dowda, Obafemi and Smallbone have been our best players. 


Edit* more poor defending, CK a bit unfortunate, perhaps. We need to up the tempo now and not balls this up. 


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Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:39pm
The 3 at the back all seem a bit too nice as a trio. Need a **** in there for diversity.

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Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:39pm
Are we a bit cursed? That's 4/5 goals we've conceded under SK that would be very very low percentage chances.


Posted By: Het-field
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:39pm
Originally posted by djhegzy djhegzy wrote:

Conflicted, played some lovely football but we have conceded 2 to one of the worst teams in europe Ouch

This is an interesting summation. Playing 'open' football has its perks, but like Armenia and Scotland last year it has its obvious downsides, and we simply dont have the stuff to outscore the teams we need to beat to be in with a hope of qualifying.

Also, I fear this will convince Kenny to put the same lads from last year on the pitch, and hope for the best against France.


Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:40pm
Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

The 3 at the back all seem a bit too nice as a trio. Need a **** in there for diversity.

Exactly. All 3 very young too. Expect 1 to drop out for Egan on Monday 


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Posted By: zizu Kilbane
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:41pm
Last seasons Rovers team would spank this lot

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Posted By: Strazdas
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Are we a bit cursed? That's 4/5 goals we've conceded under SK that would be very very low percentage chances.

A good team just wouldn't concede them. You'd have to be a bit worried about how we always seem to look defensively brittle at home.


Posted By: 10 Box
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:42pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Are we a bit cursed? That's 4/5 goals we've conceded under SK that would be very very low percentage chances.

Conceded a fair few from outside the box alright 


Posted By: Deane
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:42pm
First goal for Latvia was class. We tend to concede screamers against sh*te teams


Posted By: Banana_RepublicFC
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:43pm
Who's the guy on here who used to hammer Bazunu for not keeping clean sheets?

Your boy has conceded two vs Latvia. 


Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:43pm
Originally posted by Strazdas Strazdas wrote:

Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Are we a bit cursed? That's 4/5 goals we've conceded under SK that would be very very low percentage chances.

A good team just wouldn't concede them. You'd have to be a bit worried about how we always seem to look defensively brittle at home.
Thats my logic, it can't just be a coincidence. There's serious concerns at the back.


Posted By: MayoMark
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:44pm
Smallbone looks excellent 

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Posted By: E2016
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:44pm
Originally posted by Deane Deane wrote:

First goal for Latvia was class. We tend to concede screamers against sh*te teams

And just concede normal goals against everyone else.

Our defensive record is a joke, and we have some of the most dangerous attackers in world football rolling into town in a few days to fill their boots.


Posted By: The Ham
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:45pm
2 nil up against one of the worst sides in Europe and we go in at 2-2. There's no real organisation, no structure and passing is poor in their half. We're playing 3 in midfield but smallbone and browne are way too wide when we're in possession. Usual laziness from Doherty, bit of naivety amongst the back 3 and an overly rash molumby. Needs to finish 5-2 for Kenny to come out of this with anything other than a hammering. 


Posted By: Deane
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:45pm
Originally posted by MayoMark MayoMark wrote:

Smallbone looks excellent 

Have to agree. Best player on the pitch perhaps


Posted By: Banjaxed
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:47pm
Old habits Die Hard...

Same mistakes and same issues remain. This performance would end in a massacre on Monday.

Something just isn't clicking regarding certain, crucial aspects of our game. 


Posted By: The O'Shea
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:47pm
Smallbone and Doherty have linked up very well. O'Dowda has played well. Molumby has initiated both both and been generally good. Ferguson and Obafemi look a good pairing. Lots of positives but they need to go out and win this second half well.

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Posted By: xRedmanLFCx
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:47pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Originally posted by Jimmy Raggatip Jimmy Raggatip wrote:

Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Hate to be a pessimist, but.. what are we learning from this? This lot might the worst side I've seen us play since Oman. They run Gibraltar very close.

a confidence boost is always welcome
Absolutely but when the other team is so uncompetitive it can only count for so much 
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Posted By: Wheelo
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:48pm
Bar the 2 goals we let in (which I’d read nothing into as kelleher wont be playing Monday), there are positives.

Ferguson and smallbone should’ve cemented places into team on Monday. O’Dowda very good too. Bazunu will be back also, etc,

Won’t read anything into result tonight, conceding 2 goals like we did might give us a much needed kick up the hole for Monday. I’m positive for Monday 👍


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Posted By: Fozz
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:48pm
Originally posted by Deane Deane wrote:

Originally posted by MayoMark MayoMark wrote:

Smallbone looks excellent 

Have to agree. Best player on the pitch perhaps

Yep, on this performace so far, should start Monday.
Maybe instead of Obafemi and then have Cullen and Knight also in the team.
Browne needs to go.


Posted By: Strazdas
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:48pm
Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Originally posted by Strazdas Strazdas wrote:

Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Are we a bit cursed? That's 4/5 goals we've conceded under SK that would be very very low percentage chances.

A good team just wouldn't concede them. You'd have to be a bit worried about how we always seem to look defensively brittle at home.
Thats my logic, it can't just be a coincidence. There's serious concerns at the back.

Yes, we conceded six goals in our last four games before tonight - we can't keep putting this down to bad luck (and strangely, we look more dodgy at the Aviva than away from home).


Posted By: SeaSharp
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 8:48pm
Originally posted by xRedmanLFCx xRedmanLFCx wrote:

Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Originally posted by Jimmy Raggatip Jimmy Raggatip wrote:

Originally posted by SeaSharp SeaSharp wrote:

Hate to be a pessimist, but.. what are we learning from this? This lot might the worst side I've seen us play since Oman. They run Gibraltar very close.

a confidence boost is always welcome
Absolutely but when the other team is so uncompetitive it can only count for so much 
ConfusedEmbarrassed
Typical Ireland eh.. this lot are absolutely abysmal and we've let them back into it.



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