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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Germany will win the group. Form may be temporary but class is permanent
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    Score Prediction v Rep of Ireland

    1-1. Neither side is in form
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    Team Formation v RoI

    I'd like to see this lineup Peacock-Farrell Smith Cathcart J.Evans Lewis Davis McNair Saville McGinn Boyce Jones I wouldn't put Lafferty straight back into the starting lineup. I'd like to see McNair play in midfield rather than at right back.
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    Line up/match thread

    Yeah, defensive errors are killing us. Lewis' mistake for the first goal was really unfortunate. But actually I think Davis' sloppiness (that led to the free kick goal that was disallowed) was worse. An extremely experienced player making a schoolboy error. Still think there's lots of positive elements though. Just need to cut out the errors at both ends!
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    Line up/match thread

    Decision making goes a long way to determining whether goalkeepers are any good. Peacock-Farrell is very young and looks prone to making the occasional error. I think he'll do well for us but we need to recognise that he's nowhere near the finished article
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    Post Mortem

    A strange game. Could easily have nicked a win if we had taken our chances. The goal we conceded was a comedy of errors. Looked like two midfielders fell over exposing our defence, then both fullbacks made poor decisions. Some positives though: - Bailey Peacock-Farrell made a couple of nice saves and will have benefited from the experience - Jamal Lewis looks a great find and his partnership with Dallas looks promising - Will Grigg looked sharp when he came on. Deserves a start against Bosnia
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    Team Formation v Austria

    I think he'll stick with our tried and tested formation. Team could be something like this: Peacock-Farrell McNair Cathcart J.Evans Lewis Magennis Davis Norwood Saville Dallas Grigg With McGinn and Ward out, I think he'll opt for the experience and power of Magennis rather than young Whyte. And I think he should keep Dallas in his more familiar left wing position. Bit worried though at Grigg being on his own at centre forward. Great goalscorer but perhaps lacks the athleticism to play that sole striker role?
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    Squad v Bosnia (and Israel)

    Team now confirmed by the BBC website. Interesting to see that Peacock-Farrell and McGinn are starting Northern Ireland 1Peacock-Farrell 2McLaughlin 5Evans 20Cathcart 3Lewis 16Norwood 8Davis 6Saville 7McGinn 10Lafferty 14Dallas
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    Squad v Bosnia (and Israel)

    With McAuley and Hughes not there, we're quite short of centre backs. I guess McNair will be the cover in case Cathcart or J.Evans get injured
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    Squad v Bosnia (and Israel)

    Looks like the expectation is that he will stick with 3 in midfield and 1 up front supported by 2 wingers. Think that would be a good call
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    Bosnia. And Herzegovina too. What are they like?

    I think both of them should start on merit, which is a much better reason to cap them
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    Bosnia. And Herzegovina too. What are they like?

    Quite an interesting squad. Good to see that they're without 2 of their highest profile players: Asmir Begovic - 61 caps, usual 1st choice keeper Sead Kolasinac - Arsenal defender
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    Squad v Bosnia (and Israel)

    Donnelly played in Motherwell's 1st game but I don't think he's featured since then. Mot sure if he's injured or if Robinson has decided that he has better defenders at the club - he brought a centre back in on loan
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    Score Prediction v Panama

    1-1. It's a winnable game but they're at home and we're a bit under-power. Haven't seen any posts on predicting our starting 11. However, with the players available, I wonder if he might try playing 3 centre backs in this game? Would be a way of getting as many experienced high quality players onto the park as possible and also experiment with a different shape Possibly a starting line up along these lines G) Carson CD) Cathcart CD) McAuley CD) J.Evans RWB) C.McLaughlin M) C.Evans M) McNair M) Dallas LWB) Ferguson S) Boyce S) Magennis
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    Central America tour

    Regarding McGovern, I wonder if his priority over the summer is finding a new club. Going on tour, with the potential of getting injured, might not be in his (or our) best interests right now
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    South Korea

    Our one
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    South Korea

    On the radio they said that Davis had played the last 28 games before today's match. Which means the last match he missed was the 1-1 draw against Qatar that was played at Gresty Road in May 2015. Working back from that, I make 28th March 2009 the last time we won without Davis. It was a 3-2 win against Poland in a World Cup qualifier. Team was Taylor. McAuley, Hughes, Craigan. J.Evans, Johnson, Clingan, McCann, Brunt, Healy, Feeney. Subs: Baird and Little. Manager: Worthington. Goals by Feeney, Evans and an o.g.
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    South Korea

    Listened to the radio commentary and I think they said it was offside.
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    Starting XI v South Korea

    I think he'll go with this line up McGovern McLaughlin McAuley Evans Lewis Ward Davis Norwood Saville Jones Lafferty Think he'll pick a pretty strong team and will want to win the game. Cathcart's only just back from a lengthy injury so would be surprised if he starts him. McAuley deserves to start and hopefully can get his 10th goal Brunt's absence opens the door for Lewis and seeing the link up between him and Jordan Jones would be exciting. Lafferty vs Washington is probably a close call but Lafferty's been scoring freely for Hearts and his height may be useful against South Korea. Ward vs Magennis is another tough call. Might fancy Magennis for his power and height but Ward played extremely well for us against Switzerland so maybe has the edge Think he'll introduce more fringe players in the summer games
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    UEFA considering international leagues

    I think the only way they could create such a league structure would be if they abolished the Euro qualifying groups. I could see them saying that the top x ranked sides automatically qualify for the European Championships, with the remaining sides being determined by playoffs with league placings used to determine who is seeded for the playoffs. That would then leave them with c. 2 years worth of international fixtures to play the league matches. However, can't see it happening and it would be a shame if the smaller nations lost the opportunity to regularly take on the bigger sides.