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I have a feeling we'll lose to Switzerland but beat Denmark at home with a heroic performance.
 

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Feels like the last campaign. Good start but come up short.

Awful performance, compounded by being happy with a draw. Gone from qualifying being in our own hands with wiggle room to now needing a win.
 

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We're the third best team in the group. If we finish third it would be completely normal. Obviously would be great if we had beat Georgia today but they were better than us on the day and they got a result against Denmark as well.
Is a playoff for third possible?
 

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We're the third best team in the group. If we finish third it would be completely normal. Obviously would be great if we had beat Georgia today but they were better than us on the day and they got a result against Denmark as well.
Is a playoff for third possible?
We're almost certainly going to get a play off place anyway because of the results in the Nations League (I know that's weird because ours were terrible) and in the qualifying, if we end up third currently we would play Wales for the chance to play Bosnia or Northern Ireland in a final play off game. However our actual opponents (if we need a play off) would obviously change depending on results in the last couple of rounds of fixtures.
 

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McCarthy doing what McCarthy does. Bore opponents to sleep and then try to nick it in the last 10 minutes, assuming the tactic hasn't backfired and you're already 3-0 down.

It's not an easy place to go and win though, especially when you're not blessed with the most talented pool of players. But I think the closing stages show Ireland could and should have been bolder for longer.
I agree. It's not an easy place to go and win. But when your obvious intention is to get a draw, it makes winning less likely !
 

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Cannot understand why Connolly wasn't introduced much earlier. He could have won the game for us. But then it's mCarthy's way.
 

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What's fair is to actually play for a win instead of going out to draw 0.0 every game
We have 6 goals from 6 games after playing Gibraltar and Georgia twice. Conceivably we will end up with less goals than games.
 

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Gonna lose 3 or 4 nil tonight given the gulf between the teams so far.
 

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The Swiss really don't look like scoring that many.

On another note that Lichsteiner's a prick
They don't have to though, Ireland are just so off it tonight its weird. At the back they look very unfocused which is one thing you rarely see.
 

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The three at the back definitely wasn't working. They look a bit better now.

The aimless long balls are feckin tedious.
Yeah, certainly a bit better with the 4. No hope going foward, zero creativity in the middle, hoping for a set piece or long ball for Connoly.
 

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Hope to see Hourihane in the second half, still think there’s goals in it for Ireland.
 

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Seriously McClean is one of the worst footballers i have ever seen
 

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Does anyone know what that small marked area to the left of the technical area is on the side of the pitch?
 

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Once again we are depending on a late header from a set piece
 

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So Embolo can kick Coleman when he's down but Duffy can't challenge for the ball? We seriously need to start acting like pansies like the rest of the teams.