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  1. Big Phil

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    As I was saying... 😀
  2. Big Phil

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    You're right. I hadn't noticed that and had wrongly assumed, Pot 1 (Spain) would equate to E1 and so forth. All eyes on Saturday night then. Suppose they have to do something on Sat given that the majority of the draw is already fixed in place.
  3. Big Phil

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    Seen that. I had a look and given that UEFA has released these documents ….. https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/EURO/02/62/53/02/2625302_DOWNLOAD.pdf https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/General/02/60/14/63/2601463_DOWNLOAD.pdf If we qualify, I believe this will be our summer schedule: Tuesday 15th June @ Dublin v ‘France/Poland/Switzerland/Croatia’ Friday 19th June @ Dublin v ‘Portugal/Turkey/Austria/Sweden/Czech Republic’ Wednesday 24th June @ Bilbao v Spain
  4. Big Phil

    Other groups

    Romania
  5. Big Phil

    Other groups

    Would result in us in Path B and facing Bosnia away.
  6. Big Phil

    Other groups

    Unless Slovakia mess up against Azerbaijan, only a Hungary win will give us a chance of going up to A in a draw. Any other result and we stay in Path B.
  7. Big Phil

    Other groups

    Makes no odds to the path we are in. That will only change with a Hungary win tomorrow night. What it does mean that if we end up in Path B and qualify we are placed as a replacement for RoI in the tournament and thus get two games in the Aviva with the other in Bilbao. At least I think that's how it's done.
  8. Big Phil

    Billy Bingham Lounge ticket

    😂
  9. Big Phil

    Other groups

    The Path A final would likely be Iceland. I would take the home semi against a path C team then Iceland home/away all day long.
  10. Big Phil

    Other groups

    Yes. I can't add an attachment, but it's in a briefing from UEFA on how the draw works. Link here
  11. Big Phil

    Other groups

    No. If Hungary and Switzerland qualify it means we will be one of 5 Path B teams and will go into a draw with Wales & Slovakia to move to Path A and a home semi against a Path C team. Bosnia as Nation League winners and ROI as a host nation would not be placed in the draw to move to Path A.
  12. Big Phil

    Looking two tickets

    I'll take it Jonny
  13. Big Phil

    Other groups

    To be fair I like the element of having a vested interest in the other groups and games, which has been a by-product of this playoff method. Also in the years where one 3rd place team his missed out on a playoff we probably would have been that team this year with the makeup of our group. (although I think only happens for the World Cup not Euros)
  14. Big Phil

    Other groups

    As far as we are concerned I believe its irrelevant. If they finish 3rd they are guaranteed (due to being a Nations League Group Winner) a playoff spot but in Path D.
  15. Big Phil

    Other groups

    How I see things at the moment. Whilst there are a good few fixtures remaining I think we can start to pick out which groups and teams within them we need to be cheering on. At the start of working this out I was confident, by the time I had went through each group I’m a little concerned, although one or two results can change a group very quickly. With 8 playoff spots available… Group A – Possibly 1 spot. England (+) will qualify. It’s between Kosovo (-) and Czech Rep (+) for 2nd spot. We want the Czechs’ to get it. If Kosovo do, that’s 1 playoff spot gone. Group B – 0 spots. Ukraine look a shoe in and Portugal should have enough quality to see them through too. Group C – 0 spots Netherlands and Germany, otherwise this exercise is pointless. Group D – 1 spot Two of ROI, Denmark and Switzerland will qualify. The other will take a playoff spot. Group E – Possibly 2 spots Hungary are the worry here. If they get a top two place, it will leave Croatia, Wales and Slovakia for the other qualifying berth. The unlucky two will then go into the playoffs. Group F – Possibly 1 spot Spain are as good as through. We want Sweden to follow them. Romania and Norway are the worries. Group G – Possibly 1 spot Tight group. Poland on top and hopefully will see it out. Austria, Slovenia and Israel for the other place. We want Austria to qualify. Group H– 1 spot France, Turkey and Iceland. Pick any two from that, the other will take a playoff spot. Group I – 0 spots Belgium and Russia should both qualify from this group. Group J – 1 spot Italy are as good as through. Bosnia are looking very unlikely to get 2nd place. And yes I am trying to occupy my mind until this afternoon......
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