Ireland's Euro 2012 Journey

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    FortBoyard Full Member

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    As an Ireland fan I am now starting to get excited by the sight of my team in a major tournament again. Of course it is the worst Ireland squad in years, and yes we play negative football, but at least we are there eh! This thread is a preliminary discussion thread about Ireland's chances, potential squad selections etc..


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    Getting a point would be an achievement.
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    I hope they do well, they look like they're going to get fecked though.
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    I actually think they could do better than some expect them to. Trappatoni is a fantastic manager, and while his football is bland, he knows what he's doing. He'll keep games tight and make them hard to beat, which is always a good ingredient to have in tournament football to be honest.

    I'm looking at the Spain game and I may be crazy, but I could see that being one of the shocks of the tournament. I have a funny feeling that Ireland will do similar to what Switzerland did against them back in 2010.

    I think they'll do better than a lot think they will.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    5 points for us. I have foreseen it.
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    Brophs The one and only

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    We'll get nine points somehow without getting a shot on goal.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    We must be the only country in the world to get to the 1/4 finals of a world cup without winning a game and only scoring twice
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    I'm still very excited about it though even if those feckin songs on the radio try their best to piss me off
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    That rocky road to Poland song does my head in.

    But loads of people seem to love it


    But yeah I can't wait for our games
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    Whelan will score against Spain
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    Rocky road to Poland is terrible.

    Team spirit can count for a lot in tournaments so we might pull off a result or two but I'd be amazed if we get out of the group
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    FortBoyard Full Member

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    Those Chelsea performances have given me hope that this summer Ireland will be European champions.

    Hope for all terrible teams the world over.
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    I'm tremendously excited. We will surpass expectations. We know what we are. England should be so lucky.
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    Whelan/Gibson Vs. Xavi/Alonso
    Whelan/Gibson Vs. Modric/Rakitic
    Whelan/Gibson Vs. De Rossi/Pirlo

    :lol:
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    The last laugh, as ever Leroy, will be on you.
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    Leroy The Red Full Member

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    I bet it wont though. I'm gonna put 1k on Ireland not making it through the group, an easy 200 quid to be made with odds of 1/5.
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    Do it, Leroy. I dare you. And it'll be Andrews, not Gibbo in the middle. Does that help you make up your mind?
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    Leroy The Red Full Member

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    Yes, I'll now be putting 2 grand on it. Denmark and Ireland to not qualify. 2 grand wins me 800 that's easy money.
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    I will be passing your posts on to Trap, Leroy. I will be shocked if they are not pinned to the dressing room wall before the Croatian game. Do not be surprised to see Keith Andrews mention your name in his jubilant post-match interview.
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    The Don Metrosexual Candy Shagger

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    Pics or it didn't happen. You haven't got the balls to bet that much money against the Irish.
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    Leroy The Red Full Member

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    Wanna bet?
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    The Don Metrosexual Candy Shagger

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    Leroy, you're the one that needs to make the bet sunshine. Go to the bookies, lay 2 grand on Ireland to go out at the group stages and post a pic of you holding your confirmed betting slip. You do that and I'll forever remember you as the man with balls of steel.

    Do I think you'll do it, it's not likely tbh.
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    Big-Red Killed CurveFever.

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    Glenn Whelan gonna feck Spain up
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    Irwinwastheking Gimpier than Alex and Feeky

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    4 points and qualify so long as Spain get 9.
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    2 draws against Italy and Croatia and a moral victory against Spain.
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    Rooney24 Full Member

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    We always spring a shock. spain or italy are in for it.
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    iSparky Likes Dags. but not as much as his Dad

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    I would say we will draw with Croatia, possibly draw with Italy and not a hope against Spain, that would be a decent set of results given the group we have.
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    Lets just hope there's no hand balls.


    Although with isparky involved there will be plenty hand and mouth to balls
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    De Selby Likes them tattooed and bald

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    A loss to Croatia then a draw with Italy and Spain.

    Although I wouldn't be that surprised if we fluked a win against Spain- a la Switzerland in the last World Cup.
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    cold-zebra Clare Baldings Daughter

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    Spain beat everyone.

    Ireland, Italy and Croatia all draw against eachother. Team to go through is that which concedes the least amount to Spain. This will happen.
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    Thats how it will go.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Although I do see Spain beating us, I have a feeling they will not be too good in this tournament. I can Croatia upsetting them
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    Irwinwastheking Gimpier than Alex and Feeky

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    Negative Nelly.

    I think we'll get the 4 points we need to go through. we always do well at these tournaments and always punch above our weight. The only time we didn't qualify was at the 88 euros and that was really close.
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Eyepopper isn't negative. If you want negative, look at me, I'm dreading the goonery that will ensue if we succeed!
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    I don't wanna be negative or anything, but it has to be a major surprise if they make it past the group stages..

    Eyepopper's prediction looks the most reasonable one to me to be honest.
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    I'm sure Katherine Thomas will end up interviewing them in Phoenix Park

    "So, Robbie, tell us about that corner you won during the Spain game."
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    Ah feck off you. Random person who I have never seen on here before :confused:
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    The Don Metrosexual Candy Shagger

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    You're Irish? :eek:

    I always thought the 'i' in your username was to do with apple. Now I'm leaning towards i(rish)Sparky

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