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    Posted: 25 Jan 2023 at 5:05pm
See UEFA have announced that after these qualifiers the ones for 2028 will be 12 groups of 4 and 5.

Which also leads to the changes they've made for the Nations League which now includes quarter finals League A along with promotion/relegation play offs. There'll be no promotion/relegation playoff between League C and D.

https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/027d-1727b3b1e199-61019185e2c8-1000--new-formats-for-uefa-men-s-national-team-competitions-app/
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Originally posted by doherty doherty wrote:

Right so as of today this is the team i would go 

                           Bazunu
          Collins    Egan    O'Shea
Doherty                                       O'Dowda

             Browne Cullen Molumby

               Ogbene       Ferguson

Depending on gametime you could replace Doherty for Coleman. I went with O'Dowda instead of James as i think hes probably a better passer and offers a bit more going forward. Im not a hige fan of Browne but he does pop up with goals and we might need some physicality against France so hes in there instead of Knight. Ogbene up top for me. Has goals in him and is an all round good player. We will have to see how Obafemi gets on in the transfer window. Is that enough to beat France? Almost certainly not. Even scraping a draw would be a monumental achievement i think. We may be able to get at Holland and Greece and get points from them and see where we go.


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    McGrath Cullen Molumby Ogbene                                 
 Doherty O'Shea Egan Collins Coleman
                       Bazunu  

541/3421 but it can easily switch to 352 just by pushing Ogbene up along side the other striker.
Ferguson or Idah up top.
I'd go with Ogbene over Obafemi as Ogbene gives more versatility (winger/striker) & more physicality (Obafemi won't get into duels or challenge for headers, etc). Obafemi could pull a goal out of nothing or he could be marked out of a game like this and be anonymous.

McGrath (more technical) over Browne or Knight , based on both his performances vs Portugal. Browne would be first off the bench.
I don't think Knight is ready for this level, at least while playing in League 1, was poor in the 2 games in September, needs to get out of Derby.

Doherty & Coleman as wingbacks, best 2 we have by a wide margin. McClean shouldn't be anywhere near this game.
Consideration could be given to Festy if he starts playing regularly between now and then.


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Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Indo reporting we'll be in Anatlaya for a week ahead of the Greece game for a camp to acclimatise to the heat
Probably a good idea. Pretty sure you mean Antalya right? 
Thinking back to the Cyprus games and Turkey game in the past where we looked dead on our feet. 
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Indo reporting we'll be in Antalaya for a week ahead of the Greece game for a camp to acclimatise to the heat

Edited by Denis Irwin - 23 Jan 2023 at 12:25am
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I'd have the same team other than I'd have Knight over Browne because he's just a far better player in my view. If Obafemi showed some form by March he could come in for Ogbene, otherwise no change up front. LWB has loads of options but none are particularly great, I'd agree with the O'Dowda shout there.


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Right so as of today this is the team i would go 

                           Bazunu
          Collins    Egan    O'Shea
Doherty                                       O'Dowda

             Browne Cullen Molumby

               Ogbene       Ferguson

Depending on gametime you could replace Doherty for Coleman. I went with O'Dowda instead of James as i think hes probably a better passer and offers a bit more going forward. Im not a hige fan of Browne but he does pop up with goals and we might need some physicality against France so hes in there instead of Knight. Ogbene up top for me. Has goals in him and is an all round good player. We will have to see how Obafemi gets on in the transfer window. Is that enough to beat France? Almost certainly not. Even scraping a draw would be a monumental achievement i think. We may be able to get at Holland and Greece and get points from them and see where we go.
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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Originally posted by ThrowInDelap ThrowInDelap wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

thought zidane was lined up 

PSA- was looking for tickets for non hardcore fans like ourselves and the good people in the FAI ticket office told me tickets for the dirty public will be on sale w/b 23rd Jan. So keep a lookout. 

That definite ? general sale w/c 23 Jan for France at home 

Isn't there normally a pre-sale for exiting season ticket holders first? Doesn't leave much time for this. 
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Originally posted by ThrowInDelap ThrowInDelap wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

thought zidane was lined up 

PSA- was looking for tickets for non hardcore fans like ourselves and the good people in the FAI ticket office told me tickets for the dirty public will be on sale w/b 23rd Jan. So keep a lookout. 

That definite ? general sale w/c 23 Jan for France at home 
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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

thought zidane was lined up 

PSA- was looking for tickets for non hardcore fans like ourselves and the good people in the FAI ticket office told me tickets for the dirty public will be on sale w/b 23rd Jan. So keep a lookout. 
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thought zidane was lined up 
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Cheers. Realistically finishing 3rd would be our aim and hope of a playoff. Although finishing bottom and qualifying via a playoff would be glorious.
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Originally posted by Roberto_Carlow Roberto_Carlow wrote:

To save me reading back through this, what do we need to happen for us to get a playoff?

Could we finish 4th and still end up in a playoff?

We could finish bottom and still get a playoff. Or come third and not get one. Basically nothing we do in 2023 actually matters once it's accepted that we're not finishing in the top 2 in this group.
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Originally posted by Bandwagon Bandwagon wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto_Carlow Roberto_Carlow wrote:

To save me reading back through this, what do we need to happen for us to get a playoff?

Could we finish 4th and still end up in a playoff?


Yes. The playoff spots are handed out via the Nations League. Doesnt matter where you finish in your regular qualifying group.

As for what we need to happen? We need as many teams as posible that have already earned a playoff spot in the Nations League to qualify automatically in these qualifiers and thus, their playoff spot gets handed down to us.

Thanks for this - i’d been wondering the same myself! Thought it was that way. Great to have it clarified
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