Jump to content
OUR WEE COUNTRY

gspain

2019 Season ticket
  • Content Count

    2,248
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    Northern Ireland OWC

Recent Profile Visitors

2,135 profile views
  1. gspain

    2020/21 UEFA Nations League

    3-5 & 6-8 September 8-10 & 11-13 October 12-14 & 15-17 November
  2. gspain

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    There was a post recently on uefa.com that seemed to imply the 10K figure. 20K for fans of competing teams in Dublin. Now you could interpret it to be 20K divided over 3 games. I say that because the original allocation I understood was to be less than 7K per country per game. Most people would have interpreted it as 10K per team per game. The published England allocations here imply a much lower allocation. I got the <7K figure from a very reliable source about a month ago. Now it could have been increased. Suffice to say demand will be off the charts for a potential Northern Ireland v Poland game in Dublin. Sweden would have high demand but nothing like Poland. There is a general public ballot on uefa.com until December 18th. If you think you might be outside the IFA allocation it is well worth applying for the Poland game at a minimum. You would not be stuck with tickets for Poland v Slovakia/Bosnia in Dublin. Sweden v Slovakia/Bosnia might be a bit trickier to offload however the stadium would be pretty full if such a game happens.
  3. gspain

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    Not bad apart from the Russia mistake. I have probably spent far more time than is healthy looking at this stuff. We will know our potential opponents by tomorrow evening. Anybody other than Poland could mean a lot of empty seats in Dublin if Slovakia or Bosnia win the playoff.
  4. gspain

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    except Russia cannot play in Dublin.
  5. gspain

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    Bilbao dates are Monday 15/6 , Saturday 20/6 & Wednesday 24/6. Spain will meet the other Group E sides on these dates.
  6. gspain

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    The second bullet in section 4 explains that each team will be drawn into a position. So Spain are not E1. they will be drawn into E1,E2,E3 or E4. So no way to tell yet which game will be in Bilbao.
  7. gspain

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    I am pretty sure the normal away allocations apply for the final and semi finals. I doubt Slovakia would need 925 for Windsor but the Republic.......
  8. gspain

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    It is 2 in Dublin and Spain in Bilbao for whoever qualifies. Only Denmark/Russia of the hosts both qualified for the ame group. they draw today for home advantage.
  9. gspain

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    The group games are Mon 15/6 Dublin or Bilbao Fri 19/6 Dublin or Sat 20/6 Bilbao Wed 24/6 Dublin or Bilbao.
  10. gspain

    Other groups

    errrr yah right good luck with that. You won't get lost but finding a place to drink..... Zenica is a lot more Muslim than Sarajevo. The country is pretty secular but alcohol was not as obvious. In 2015 I stayed in Pansion fontana Zenica. It served beer. Basic enough but great value and would go back. It was about a 15 minute walk to the stadium. I don't recall any bars as such. The team will most likely stay in the hotel near the stadium whose names escapes me. I think you could get beer there but not certain. I only recall drinking coffee anywhere except my hotel.
  11. gspain

    Other groups

    Heart says we can do it but head says we will lose 1-0. We need to keep it scoreless for as long as possible and have a go late on. We are 5/2 with Paddy Power which seems about right. Will be keeing a nervous eye on the Swiss game. A draw as you say is a total disaster. Georgia are no mugs but the Swiss should win. Georgia could well come through the playoffs. A Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland penalty shoot-out after 120 scoreless minutes for a place in Dublin/Bilbao at Euro2020 is already written in the stars. You read it here first. 😀
  12. gspain

    Other groups

    I like Turkey as well. They do go a bit nuts at football. great as a neutral but not so pleasant in the away end. I've been there 5 times for football and would go back gladly. I'm not a fan of connecting flights in Istanbul but no doubt will continue to do it. Glad they are through because Turkey away in a playoff would be very tough.
  13. gspain

    Other groups

    Draws for Turkey and Austria will suffice. Note Turkey's group does not impact playoff chances but assume you think Iceland are a softer option. As of now 6 countries qualified and ten more required for a playoff. 8 of these are guaranteed as Netherlands and Germany must qualify otherwise no need for a playoff. So the Czechs (and England needed) would add another if they win tonight. Unlikely to have any others before Saturday. Austria avoiding defeat on Saturday would mathematically ensure a playoff. My logic above includes groups where the finalists are not decided but will all be higher ranked countries.
  14. gspain

    Other groups

    I think he is right although reckon it will be Slovakia v Rep of Ireland in the other one. Austria, Sweden and the Czechs have work to do but should be ok to qualify directly. Ni & RoI are likely to need a playoff now. The interesting group is Group E. Croatia will surely get the point they need v Slovakia. Wales need to beat Azerbaijan (A) and Hungary (H) then to qualify. Hungary need a win in Cardiff an Slovakia need them to draw. Tough to call and without a lot of conviction I'd tip Wales to just about do it. If Hungary qualify then with 5 teams from B one of Wales, Slovakia or NI will be drawn to go up to A. This will mean a home semi final. If either Wales or Slovakia qualify and assuming everything else goes as expected then it will be Bosnia v NI on March 26th and either a home or away final v Slovakia/Wales/RoI. Definitely worth checking out options to Sarajevo/Zenica for March 26th.
  15. Although UEFA can and do what they want when they want (eg Germany not being relegated) they are unlikely to change these pots now.
×