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hughes18

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  1. hughes18

    2020/21 UEFA Nations League

    Agreed, not much new in League B for us. I was quite happy we'd been relegated...
  2. I know you're all just dying to know that UEFA has now confirmed the pots for the 2020/21 Nations League. Draw on March 3 next year. Despite finishing dead last (24th) last time, we're still in League B thanks to the change of group sizes, which also means 6 games instead of 4 (double headers in Sept/Oct/Nov 2020). Pot 1 - Russia, Austria, Wales, Czech Republic Pot 2 - Scotland, Norway, Serbia, Finland Pot 3 - Slovakia, Turkey, ROI, NI Pot 4 - Bulgaria, Israel, Hungary, Romania https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/competitions/General/02/63/57/88/2635788_DOWNLOAD.pdf?iv=true Can't draw the Beggars at least. I'd like Austria, Serbia, and Bulgaria please.
  3. hughes18

    UEFA considering international leagues

    Not content with bastardising the senior process, UEFA is now introducing a barely comprehensible Nations League-style qualifying process for U19 Euros (and possibly the U17 Euros if they deem this a success). https://www.uefa.com/under19/news/0257-0debe6d21fe9-def6d9192acc-1000--new-nations-league-format-for-u19-euro-how-it-works/?referrer=/under19/news/newsid=2625646 NI will start in League C and, if my reading is correct, will therefore be unable to qualify for the next finals (in Slovakia in 2022). EDIT - we can qualify, but we'd have to be promoted from our League C group in Round 1, and then be promoted from our League B group in Round 2 or 3, so that we're in League A for Round 4 to have a chance. Easy. We start in Group C2, hosts to be confirmed: Belarus, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, San Marino - games to be played by November 2020.
  4. hughes18

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    EDIT - Those dates aren't guaranteed. There's actually a draw to determine which number (E1 E2 E3 E4) we could be. Just because we would be the lowest ranked/seeded team in Group E if we qualify doesn't meant we'd be E4 in the draw. Draw is this Saturday from 5pm. It's definitely two games in Dublin and one in Bilbao though.
  5. hughes18

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    The Amalgamation has posted: "Should Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2020, it's likely that our first two games will be played in Dublin on Monday 15th and Friday 19th June, followed by a game against Spain in Bilbao on Wednesday 24th June."
  6. hughes18

    Euro 2020 Finals Draw

    Isn't that the point of the home draw? I'd be stunned if it deviated from 5%.
  7. hughes18

    Other groups

    "As we couldn’t find any pubs online our only advice would be to walk around the city. It’s fairly compact so there’s no real danger of getting lost, and you should be able to find somewhere to drink within 5-10 minutes max." Great.
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    Other groups

    Basically it hasn't been confirmed yet but it's still very likely. 5% of the Zenica stadium is 764. You can always knock a few off for VIPs/segregation too so it'll be around 700. Looking at the prohibitive cost and the possibility of another away game 5 days later, I'd be surprised if we took 1000 to Bosnia.
  9. hughes18

    Other groups

    Was just about to say the same! Only Bosnian fans sites have said the game will be in Zenica, their FA hasn't confirmed it (yet).
  10. hughes18

    Other groups

    Haha that didn't even occur to me. Difference is I won't be missing any games! Priorities and all that.
  11. hughes18

    Other groups

    I think what Richboy is saying is either: a) that Conor will hopefully be fit and available after his hamstring injury should we have a play-off in March. b) why didn't he take one/both of those chances in the first half against Germany!
  12. hughes18

    Other groups

    I'll be bankrupt after the tournament of we get there. And wedding venues are much more expensive in July than April. Anyway, nothing further off-topic: the date is fixed!
  13. hughes18

    Other groups

    It's far from a mistake, quite the opposite. Could hardly have it in the summer during the Euros could I? It's the finances rather than the timing that's the issue. Wales or Slovakia would do me nicely. Bosnia would be touch and go.
  14. hughes18

    Other groups

    Need to be prepped and ready to pull the trigger the moment the groups conclude, assuming the final standings throw up a definite game like Bosnia away (would obviously have to hold out longer if we can be re-drawn into another path). Have I mentioned the play-offs are three weeks before I get married and 10 days after my stag do? Say a prayer, folks.
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    Other groups

    Presumably that price is either one-way or a 4-day trip though? There's no Wizz Air flights from Sarajevo to Budapest the day after the (potential) game. Looking like at least £280 return from Manchester.
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