Official unofficial Republic Of Ireland thread

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  1. Aug 17, 2016
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    Red Ryan Starter of Rubbish Threads

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    Apologies if a thread like this exists already I did a search and nothing came up.

    Anyway I thought it might be worth having a thread for all things Ireland?

    First item on the agenda, when does our contract with Umbro run out? Our kits are brutal recently. In the Euros we may as well have rocked up in Primark or O'Neill's emblazoned on our kits.

    They look like they were made of shiny tinfoil spray painted green.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Bring back Stephen Ireland!
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    Red Ryan Starter of Rubbish Threads

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    Can't be as bad as some in the squad.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Shane Duffy having a good start to the season

    3 own goals in two games
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    thegregster Harbinger of new information

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    Get Michael Keane to switch back ASAP!
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    What a bloody player!!!
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    And now Duffy gets a red card to go with his two own goals
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    Carolina Red Full Member

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    Position change to striker imminent
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    Red Ryan Starter of Rubbish Threads

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    And a red card in the same game where he scored two own goals!
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Really looking forward to the return to competitive football albeit the small pool of players means we won't have any real refreshing of the squad after a tournament. Looking through the squad ages wouldn't fill you with confidence.

    It'll be good to get Duffy back for the next one and Hoban should get games on loan at Blackburn. If Wilson gets games at Bournemouth it'd be a real boost for us, particularly as he might build up a bit of an understanding with Arter and Hendrick ahead of him. We look really light up front, though. Long getting injured, or falling out of form and we have barely and goals up there, unless we push Walters further on. Other than that the U21s don't look to have too many that are likely to come through at this moment in time. Pretty worrying, tbh.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    The amount of make up on Dunphy is ridiculous tonight.
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    Is that Artur guy still injured?
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    Dunphy's obsession with McClean is hilarious.

    He's a decent player, nothing more.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    No
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    kidbob Full Member

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    Also is this on the radio anywhere?
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    kidbob Full Member

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    Is he in the squad? Haven't seen much of him. Any better than what we have?
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    WhoDaGOAT Full Member

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    He might as well be, as that little prick Wilshere will probably keep him out of the Bournemouth team.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Good player Hendrick.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    He's in the squad, yeah. As for how good he is, I think he's a tidy player and probably a more inventive passer than some of our other options. He runs the ball down well and he looks to have decent discipline in terms of positioning, so he has the attributes of a half decent international player. BUT, he doesn't have a massive amount of high level experience for us, he's probably not a natural fit at the base of midfield if you were dropping Whelan, for example. Hendrick was always going to play. I think he might be a victim of O'Neill wanting McClean in the team for his work rate and protection down the left and liking Brady more tucked in. His time will come, albeit in time I'd like to see us play McCarthy deepest of the three, with Hendrick and Arter ahead of him and Brady playing wide.

    EDIT: Hendrick didn't join Bournemouth, you massive tit, Brophs
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    Brophs The one and only

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    I'm not sure that'll happen. They have Fraser, who's no great shakes in there alongside Surman, Arter and Cook, so I think he'll get plenty of games.
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    There's nothing worse than when Ireland start to panic.

    Much more composure is needed. Brady has been far too quiet. Walters too.

    The midfield three need to keep the ball for a 5 minute spell. Dictate.

    The crowd will turn on Serbia if they don't score soon. They're a more technical side, but their goalkeeper looks dodgy and Ivanović is terrified of Long.

    A draw would be good, a win would be fantastic.
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    Would bring on Arter now myself and shift Brady to the left and cart the useless McClean off. The fact he gets paid to play football is one of lifes great mysteries. 3 points here would be a brilliant result regardless of how we get it.
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    WhoDaGOAT Full Member

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    McClean is doing a good defensive job and won the free kick that lead to the goal.

    I'd hook Walters over him.
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    Really poor goal to concede, that. Only one winner from here, you'd think.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Actually thought Serbia were looking bad enough not to score even with all their possession

    I was wrong

    It would have been such a great 3 points
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    Scandalous decision
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    *sigh*
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    Quinn on ahead of Wes/Arter jesus christ
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    Kinsella New Member

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    It's like watching a pub team. No composure at all.
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    Never really thought we had a chance to get out of this group. Nothing tonight has made me any more positive.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Been so poor today. Can't expect to get results if we fall to pieces every time we take the lead.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    The subs have worked

    Fair play

    I won't deny I was cursing when Quinn was brought on and pretty irate with Murphys introduction
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    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    Score?
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    KiD MoYeS Good Craig got his c'nuppins

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    2-2, hold on and get the f*ck outta town.
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    WhoDaGOAT Full Member

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    Two very disjointed sides. Mixed bags.
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    I doubt a striker has ever received worse service than Long today.
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    Good result in the end.