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hughes18

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  1. Only two months away now, may as well have a thread of its own. I realise there's a lot of apathy about this fixture but some ticket/travel news would be welcome in the next couple of weeks for those of us intending to go. Flight from Manchester to Dublin on the Thursday lunchtime was only £13 so can't complain.
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    Israel (H) friendly - Sept 11

    Washington's effort I think - blocked by a defender about a yard off the line and then deflected away off the keeper after.
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    Israel (H) friendly - Sept 11

    I came home thinking McNair had a poor game. Certainly wasn't as assured on the ball in defensive positions as Lewis on the other side. However, watching the highlights, he fizzed in a few great balls. I wouldn't play him at RB unless it was a real emergency though. At the minute, he's still behind Davis, Norwood and Saville in the midfield pecking order.
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    Post mortem

    Cathcart and BPF both to blame, Cathcart slightly moreso. He should just be heading it away down the line there instead of trying to be cute. At the same time, given Cathcart headed it, BPF should go for the ball with his hands. I appreciate he doesn't want to foul the attacker and concede a penalty, but I still feel he could have reached it with his hands - it's not like it was a backpass.
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    Starting XI v Israel

    One of the papers today said McGovern had gone back to Norwich.
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    Post mortem

    FFS I wouldn't be giving him that as a nickname any time soon.
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    Match predictions v. Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Hughes, Magennis and McAuley all not in the squad according to PA.
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    Bosnia. And Herzegovina too. What are they like?

    There will be a minute's silence for Jimmy McIlroy before KO tomorrow and banner passed around the Kop.
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    Match predictions v. Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Have to say, people I know and our supporters club are well up for it, but there doesn't seem to much buzz online. Early KO won't help atmosphere either but here's hoping for a decent afternoon.
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    Bosnia. And Herzegovina too. What are they like?

    I wonder how many of the big bad Bosnian Muslims will travel? IFA were charging them £40/50 a ticket, which is at least consistent with the prices for home fans. Some quotes from their manager, Robert Prosinečki. Seems they have some defensive injury problems - they only have four fit defenders and couldn't add any late call-ups because of visa problems. Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has been dropped too. "Our medical service has examined players who have problems with injuries, and Nastić, Vranješ and Bičakčić will not be in competition for matches with Northern Ireland and Austria. Civic's injury can be repaired by counting on him. There will be no subsequent calls for Northern Ireland, and for Austria we will see. " "This is an interesting competition because there are no friendly matches, and it also has the possibility of placing the European Championship. LN is even more meaningful for smaller teams that are now more likely to find themselves in a big competition. "We are in a group with good teams. Northern Ireland was a bit short of going to the World Cup, while Austria is a serious team with several extra-class players playing in big clubs. It will be good tests for us, even though we will be in deficit for three injured defenders. I expect great games that are tailor-made for us and we will do everything in these three days to get better prepared. " GK Ibrahim Šehić BB Erzurumspor GK Kenan Pirić Maribor GK Vedran Kjosevski Željezničar DF Toni Šunjić Dynamo Moscow DF Ervin Zukanović Genoa DF Darko Todorović Red Bull Salzburg DF Eldar Ćivić Sparta Prague MF Miralem Pjanić Juventus MF Edin Višća İstanbul Başakşehir MF Muhamed Bešić Middlesbrough MF Haris Duljević Dynamo Dresden MF Gojko Cimirot Standard Liège MF Sanjin Prcić Levante MF Elvis Sarić Suwon Bluewings MF Goran Zakarić Partizan Belgrade MF Rade Krunić Empoli MF Deni Milošević Konyaspor FW Edin Džeko Roma FW Kenan Kodro FC Copenhagen FW Riad Bajić İstanbul Başakşehir
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    Bosnia. And Herzegovina too. What are they like?

    Still looks to be about 800-1,000 tickets left on TM for the Bosnia home game. Slightly disingenuous email from the IFA this afternoon advertising tickets for the Bosnia and Israel games "from just £22 for adults", which will be slightly disappointing for anyone who clicks through to find the Bosnia tickets are more than double that price.
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    Squad v Bosnia (and Israel)

    4-5-1/4-3-3 Carson McLaughlin, Cathcart, J Evans, Lewis Norwood, Davis, Saville Magennis, Jones Lafferty I think Dallas will start ahead of Jones though as it offers the inexperienced Lewis more defensive protection. Cant see Boyce or Grigg starting. Maybe v Israel.
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    Squad v Bosnia (and Israel)

    Yeah it was the night before. He'd have to do the reverse this time, play v Bosnia then fly to Spain. Spain U21 V NI U21 is the same night as the Israel friendly. Given we've already two spare players (25-man squad) I can't see that happen without a plethora of injuries.
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    Squad v Bosnia (and Israel)

    Not the sort of thing they normally announce in advance. Usually see a mix of tweets from the players themselves and their clubs. Smyth is on stand-by for the senior squad according to one journalist on Twitter.
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    Squad v Bosnia (and Israel)

    Currently not making the bench on loan at Notts County in League Two, although apparently he has a groin strain.
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