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richboy

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  1. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    I was fearing we might get the South in a play aff
  2. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Considering one team from League C and one from League D will make the finals, leaving 22 places, you'd think that could actually be possible. That's brightened my day a bit.
  3. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Yes. Unfortunately for us Germany also got relegated. That would have worked out well if we hadn't.
  4. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    No playoffs. Just straight qualifying for 1st and 2nd.
  5. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Yes, it sure did. As for the RoI getting group C. Are you pulling my leg or is this true?
  6. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    What do your mean The Dowie? I got back from my wee girls swimming lesson just before Belarus were drawn (I was peering at the wee flegs in the background, hoping my eyesight wasn't as good as it was. Unfortunately I had it spot on.) so I missed most of it. i still can't believe Robbie Keane was allowed to be involved in it.
  7. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    GPJim: That was probably the wrong way of putting it, but it was clear from what Michael said a few times he wasn't that worried about the NL compared to the qualifiers. I'm not sure we could have done a lot different and but for luck, or lack thereof, we could have ended up winning our group I suppose... I'm just clinging to some hope that the Dutch (and Bellarussians) might not have their eye(s) on the ball. shamrock rover: Me too, although to be fair I'll probably end up missing it as it'll be midweek (impossible for me) or something...
  8. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    So Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, England, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Finland, Georgia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus are already in the playoffs. Group A: England, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo. Group B: Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia, Lithuania, Luxembourg. Group 😄Netherlands, Germany, Northern Ireland, Estonia, Belarus. Group 😧Switzerland, Denmark, Republic of Ireland, Georgia, Gibraltar. Group E: Croatia, Wales, Slovakia, Hungary, Azerbaijan. Group F: Spain, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands, Malta. Group G: Poland, Austria, Israel, Slovenia, Macedonia, Latvia. Group H: France, Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Moldova, Andorra. Group I: Belgium, Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, San Marino. Group J: Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Finland, Greece, Armenia, Liechtenstein you'd reckon about 8 of these will qualify directly without then needing their play off place which will be passed down the line. I haven't looked into it but I can't see that that will benefit us. However, some teams (another 7?!?) who are ahead of us in the queue will not need these play off places to be passed to them due to also qualifying directly. Does anybody know what number we are in the line for a playoff? Otherwise we just have to hope Netherlands (and Belarus) put all their eggs in one basket in the fashion we did in the Nations League and look to qualify via playoffs instead of this group.
  9. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    According to the BBC, "Former Republic of Ireland duo Robbie Keane and Ronnie Whelan and Portuguese pair Vitor Baia and Nuno Gomes are assisting with the draw." Is Robbie Keane not (one of) Mick McCarthy's assistant(s)? Am I being over the top or is that not a bit dodgy? Why is Austin McPhee not assisting?
  10. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Ok. That makes sense in terms of match schedules for the NL finalists. Don't know if we're better off in a 5 team group or 6? As for Gibraltar, thanks Hughes18. Have they now sorted their stadium or is it in the process? I thought there was something about its location which UEFA / FIFA didn't like on top of the state of it?!? Maybe I dreamt that.
  11. richboy

    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    I'd only be happy with England from a travel perspective. Other than that I'm just happy I can still say "the last time we played them we bate them", which won't be the case if we get them in the next qualifiers. From the pots as they stand (according to wiki) I'd go 1. Switzerland - being petty, but I now just want them to lose every game now and I would love them to lose twice to us. 2. Wales - easier for me to get to Cardiff than Belfast. I'd also like to bate them (for once) 3. NI 4. Cyprus? - Not sure about pot 4 as there are some teams that could be difficult enough. I've never been to Cyprus although to be fair though there's a few of the countries in this pot I've not been to.. 5. Gibraltar - again, not been although I assume they are playing in the Algarve again (which I have been to). Surely a walkover... (6). Andorra - not been and I don't recall playing them before.
  12. richboy

    Line up/Match Thread

    This all sounds pretty grim. I was a bit miffed that the bloke beside me and his wee girl missed the first 10 mins and then the first 8 of the second half, coming in chewin a big dorty gravy chip. It sounds like that was only the tip of the iceberg (or nose of the turtle head if you like).
  13. richboy

    Line up/Match Thread

    Lafferty was effective for about 30 seconds after he came on (when he won the throwin) and then knocked on one decent header. Apart from that I don't remember any other positive contributions from the subs.
  14. richboy

    Austria at home.

    I assume that was the u16s who did a lap of honour but I couldn't hear the PA so not sure .. Ah, that's what the bang was eightball.
  15. richboy

    Line up/Match Thread

    BBC has NI 43%, Austria 57% They also have Austria with 10 shats
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