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hughes18

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  1. hughes18

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    The draw to determine who is home/away for the play-off final is on November 22, three days after the Germany away game. Play-off semi-final is March 26, play-off final is March 31. I really hope the IFA is already planning how they're going to allocate and distribute tickets (home or, god forbid, away) at 5 days' notice. There are 73 days between the play-off final and the tournament starting. Flights to Sarajevo are looking like £250-300 return already.
  2. hughes18

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    Yup. Almost guaranteed to be away no matter who we play in the play-off semi-final. Bosnia could still qualify automatically but they probably need to win their remaining three games and hope Finland (favourites to come 2nd) and/or Armenia slip-up. Finland-Armenia draw tonight with Bosnia beating Licky would be nice.
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    If you're enjoying all the permutation bollocks, this guy is worth a follow: https://twitter.com/DaleJohnsonESPN Personally, and I'm as big a football nerd as you'll find, the whole process of involving the Nations League is pretty joyless imo, especially with added nonsense like needing at least one (of the 12!) host nations in each path. I'll obviously not be complaining if we qualify via the play-offs but it's just so convoluted.
  4. Lavery and Brown have left the senior squad to join the U21s for their qualifier in Romania.
  5. hughes18

    Starting line up v Holland

    It was verging on dangerous. I was right at the front and missed 15 mins of the game. Was also bad in Vienna last year and Hannover before that.
  6. hughes18

    Score Prediction v Holland

    My head would f**king explode if that happened.
  7. I would roundly ignore the 12th man guide squad lists. There are errors every time. It has Callum Morris included (he's not) and says Hazard plays for Motherwell (it should say Carson).
  8. Think they may have just been travelling via Holland as they're both in an U21 training video the IFA has posted on Facebook from Denmark.
  9. It really has a lot going on doesn't it? Full IFA story will probably be online later today but hard to see how the tweet was defamatory or anything. That wedding video is quite something btw.
  10. Front page of Sunday Life says Carroll and Feeney are gonna sue the IFA over it! Haven't seen the full article so not sure on the detail.
  11. hughes18

    Score Prediction v Holland

    Yeah I'm just being overly pessimistic. If Dallas plays RB and Lewis is fit then 4 of our 5 best players are in defence, which you'd hope would prevent a proper humping. No McAuley, Norwood and Brunt means our very real former threat from set pieces is all but gone.
  12. hughes18

    Score Prediction v Holland

    We will get humped.
  13. hughes18

    Starting line up v Holland

    Squad announcement is tomorrow (according to Beacom).
  14. hughes18

    Looking two tickets

    To sell or for people to collect? It would be a new low if they were selling surplus tickets rather than offering them to people whose initial applications were unsuccessful due to it being oversubscribed.
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    UEFA considering international leagues

    Yep, that's how it reads to me too.
  16. hughes18

    UEFA considering international leagues

    Ah ok, that's what I based my preferences on (from the horizontal rows on the graphic here) but wasn't 100% sure.
  17. hughes18

    UEFA considering international leagues

    I don't think you can tell what the pots will be at this stage but I'd take Austria, Serbia and Bulgaria. Would love to see more of Vienna and never been to the other two.
  18. hughes18

    UEFA considering international leagues

    Think it'll be seeded by your ranking the month before the draw but 4 pots instead of 3 like last time. Haven't looked that up though. EDIT: Last time teams were "seeded for the league phase draws based on the UEFA national team coefficient rankings". So I don't think it's as simple as looking at that graphic and eyeing up who we want because we don't know who will be ranked where when the draw is made in March 2020. I don't think the regulations have been published for the 2020/21 Nations League yet.
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    UEFA considering international leagues

    Yup. Finished bottom of League B but we remain in League B. O'Neill must stay! https://www.uefa.com/uefanationsleague/news/newsid=2581669.html Shame really because League C has all the more interesting away trips.
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    I am aware of him and several others who know the rules, but they don't have tens of thousands of social media followers sadly.
  21. hughes18

    Post Mortem

    There are play-offs, and we have a good chance of getting one, but our final position in this group is irrelevant (unless of course we finish in the top two, in which case we obviously qualify automatically).
  22. hughes18

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    The IFA or AONISC or someone with a decent following needs to post the actual qualification rules on social media. It'll stop 101 arguments.
  23. hughes18

    Post Mortem

    Washington's second chance is a tap-in, simple as that. Absolutely has to score. For the first chance, his poor first touch made it much harder and it's a smart save. BPF was excellent. Made 3/4 really good saves, although I think he'll be disappointed with their second. That said, the game was effectively over. I'd have given Lavery slightly longer. He barely got a touch. All in all, can't fault the players. Went toe to toe for 90 minutes and their first goal is an incredible strike, although Dallas got sucked in badly (he was otherwise outstanding I thought). Whyte's pace to set up Dallas' chance was frightening. Good atmosphere, really enjoyed the march down Tates Avenue. Think we'll finish third in all likelihood but we can give Holland a scare at Windsor. Let's get praying for a play-off.
  24. hughes18

    Tickets

    Tickets for the home game v Germany seem to have gone on sale today to official members. £62.50 in the 'grandstand', £52 elsewhere, £18 for kids.
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