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The Irish Football Team Thread

Discussion in 'World Football' started by Conor1994, Nov 22, 2010.

Discuss The Irish Football Team Thread in the World Football area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. NakamuraTastic

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    Tis true! I don't think we'll be qualifying for awhile!
     
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    Feel bad for Stephen Kenny and the team...been by far the better team tonight and ended up with no win.

    They’ve generally played well in most of the games since he’s been in. Just lacking something up top there in what can be said is a team mostly full of young rookies.
     
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    True..but how long do you keep going down this route and keep losing? The other option is go back to hoofing and up at em... and try to play to the strengths we currently have. We're playing pretty but we're still losing. Ah I don't know. All i know is, we won't be qualifying for the next two campaigns with this current squad. At least the North is in decline too :)
     
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  4. Padmill It's been a while...

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    What cooncil crack have you been smoking?

    :97:
     
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    Think you’d know it well :88:
     
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    Kenny trying to get THAT group of players to play a passing game is an absolute mug's game. core problem is the neanderthal approach the youth teams in Ireland have had for decades now......pun and grunt was a long time ago. There has to be a new footballing identity instilled in the youth teams both at club level and at national team level for this garbage to change. I will admit that it doesn't help when their most artistic players in recent years in Grealish and Rice are poached, but that's the price to be paid when guys like that, with that quality aren't born in Ireland. Sounds cutting but it's true.
     
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    Agreed. I would just add total lack of any creativity in midfield as well. We have nothing up top right now but also we have nothing in midfield creativity wise.
     
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    We are reaping the results of the FAI mismanagement under Delaney when they utterly failed to set up the proper infrastructure and pathways to make sure we can bring through and develop our most talented youngers. We totally ignored this aspect and said well all the clubs across the water will do it for us. But since the big TV money came in our players got pushed further and further down the ladder across the water and the fact that our players were technically behind their counterparts in other countries as they turned 16 meant our players struggled as others passed us by. Facts are we so long ignored what needed to be done that we are in the state we are where our national team is an utter embarrassment. Easily the worst talent pool we have had since at least the mid 1970's. Think about that over 50 years ago since you can even make an argument that we had squads as bad as this from a talent standpoint. That is how badly things have been mismanaged. Focusing on winning games with the senior team should not be the priority now or anytime soon. What we need is from top to bottom a commitment to putting in place the proper structures and pathways and playing at all levels a game that is possession based with players comfortable on the ball especially under pressure. Yes that will mean we will lose in the short term at senior level and have no chance at qualifying for the next World Cup Finals. So be it. We ignored how to create the right pathways and ignored how the game has developed for so long there is no quick fix and we have to be in this for the long term.
     
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  11. Cena Never Give Up Gold Member

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    Wonder if we'll score tonight
     
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    Is that James Collins the * that Hibs had years ago?


    Fucksake I thought our options up top were bad :giggle1:
     
  13. Cena Never Give Up Gold Member

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    * sake duffy
     
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    Oof so bad....
     
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    We are * shocking
     
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  16. Cena Never Give Up Gold Member

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    I can't see us not conceding so we need to score
     
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    Two words: not good enough
     
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    Zzzz!
     
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  19. Cena Never Give Up Gold Member

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    They should show this as a form of torture in jails
     
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    Lol, it's so bad it'll be banned by the Geneva convention
     
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