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Offline Brazilian Villain

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Re: International Football
« Reply #510 on: December 07, 2020, 09:04:31 PM »
ROI should make it this time but it will be fairly tough for Wales and NOI to qualify.

Not sure if we should make it but very happy with the group.

Serbia didn't look anything special against Scotland and having Wolves as top seeded team isn't the worst outcome. Ronaldo's isn't getting any younger and if he's absent for whatever reason then we might get a result against them. Haven't been to Lisbon or and on an Irish away trip for almost 20 years so might be time to visit RCF. :)

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Re: International Football
« Reply #511 on: December 07, 2020, 11:10:43 PM »
I think this is the weakest Ireland side for a good few years. On the basis of how they played against Scotland though, Serbia are nothing to worry about. So one of Ireland or Serbia will make the playoffs but would need to be very lucky with draws to make it through two knockout games.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #512 on: December 07, 2020, 11:22:59 PM »
We're probably better than our recent results suggest but definitely in transition and unusually the young talent coming through seems to be in the attacking positions. Would be happy to get the playoffs and see who we draw. Looking at the second seeds I'd really only put only Sweden, Switzerland and Poland in the 'no chance' category over 2 legs and who knows it might be Scotland. :)

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Re: International Football
« Reply #513 on: December 07, 2020, 11:23:38 PM »
I know it's never going to happen, but is there anybody else who'd like to see a World Cup being every single country with a football association in the pot for a straight, unseeded knockout?

It would never work and would take ages, but I'd happily watch that. Brazil against Germany in the first round, while Laos go on a flukey run to the SF. Great fun.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #514 on: December 07, 2020, 11:26:00 PM »
They should do that for the Centenary one in 2030. Can't wait to cheer while Scotland avoid Brazil then moan like fuck when they get knocked out by Tuvalu as Ollie McBurnie earns his 163rd cap without a goal.

"Once he gets one, he'll be unstoppable", swoons cryogenically-unfrozen boss Alex McLeish, enjoying his ninth spell as boss.
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Re: International Football
« Reply #515 on: December 07, 2020, 11:29:46 PM »
They should do that for the Centenary one in 2030. Can't wait to cheer while Scotland avoid Brazil then moan like fuck when they get knocked out by Tuvalu as Ollie McBurnie earns his 163rd cap without a goal.

"Once he gets one, he'll be unstoppable", swoons cryogenically-unfrozen boss Alex McLeish, enjoying his ninth spell as boss.

Haha, sounds brilliant.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #516 on: December 07, 2020, 11:40:40 PM »
They should do that for the Centenary one in 2030. Can't wait to cheer while Scotland avoid Brazil then moan like fuck when they get knocked out by Tuvalu as Ollie McBurnie earns his 163rd cap without a goal.

"Once he gets one, he'll be unstoppable", swoons cryogenically-unfrozen boss Alex McLeish, enjoying his ninth spell as boss.

Almost right.

As (hopefully) it will be in Argentina (and Uruguay etc.) it's only fitting that it will be the cryogenically-unfrozen Ally MacLeod as boss. The bit about losing to Tuvalu was correct though.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #517 on: December 08, 2020, 01:01:56 PM »
ROI should make it this time but it will be fairly tough for Wales and NOI to qualify.

Not sure if we should make it but very happy with the group.

Serbia didn't look anything special against Scotland and having Wolves as top seeded team isn't the worst outcome. Ronaldo's isn't getting any younger and if he's absent for whatever reason then we might get a result against them. Haven't been to Lisbon or and on an Irish away trip for almost 20 years so might be time to visit RCF. :)
If you do do that let me know I might be wandering around the Bairro Alto as well :)

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Re: International Football
« Reply #518 on: January 06, 2021, 04:41:20 PM »
Small Heath legend 'Stern John in the last minute' has taken over the Anguilla national side who are ranked as the second worst football nation in the world.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #519 on: February 03, 2021, 08:53:49 AM »
Bigger than Jamaica in five years.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #520 on: February 12, 2021, 10:19:28 PM »
May find himself frequently giving his players a stern talking to.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #521 on: February 21, 2021, 12:50:26 PM »
Iíve only just twigged that for the Womenís Euro 2022, there isnít a venue in the entire midlands and nothing north of Manchester. Thatís a bit shit.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #522 on: February 21, 2021, 01:18:24 PM »
Iíve only just twigged that for the Womenís Euro 2022, there isnít a venue in the entire midlands and nothing north of Manchester. Thatís a bit shit.
Quickly looking at the map, you've got the pairs of  Leigh & Manchester and Rotherham and Sheffield, each the proverbial 5 minutes from the other.

Get rid of Leigh & Rotherham (Jesus, if you're holding an elite sporting event in Rotherham then it's self-evidently not an elite international sporting event) and, from the map, move one to Brum and one to Newcastle.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #523 on: March 03, 2021, 03:20:42 PM »
So it looks like GB & Ireland may put in a bid for 2030 World Cup. I presume Villa Park would be a venue (also talking about an expanded  format). With new and other expanded stadiums around in the UK and Ireland, VP would certainly need an upgrade in capacity & facilities? Otherwise, the 2nd city could miss out.

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Re: International Football
« Reply #524 on: April 01, 2021, 01:06:19 PM »
Possibility of bigger squads for the Euros in case of covid outbreaks.

Could be good news for the likes of Ollie and Konsa.

 


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