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Rod

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  1. Aye no idea on what grounds they'd be suing. Strange
  2. Thought it was mainly cringey but I did smile at a few points during the video. Weren't happy with the feedback or someone higher up wasn't impressed obviously!
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    Post Mortem

    Murley silver band (Fivemiletown) and Dungannon Silver band used to do pre match music and the anthems regularly back in the day!
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    Post Mortem

    Haven't seen Washington's second chance yet on TV, sounds like it'll just annoy me! Hard to be anything but proud of the team after last night, ran themselves into the ground and had a go at the Germans. Chances missed are incredibly frustrating but the Germans had plenty more near misses. Never seen a team play from the back quite as much as the Germans. Was convinced we'd catch them out at some point but never quite happened. Jamal Lewis was a great find for us, so good in possession. Whyte did well when he came on. Don't think it was the right game for big Josh, we needed more mobile quick players to live with the Germans. Proud as usual to be a NI Supporter. March to the stadium was very good. Hopefully the Police don't try to clamp down on the marches in the future - made the walk to the ground enjoyable. Atmosphere excellent in the stadium. Read plenty of praise of us online from people watching. Sounds like there's a chance we could sneak a play off place but wont get my hopes up.
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    Sea of Green and more...

    I notice one of the NI Facebook Pages is trying to drum up support for a Fans march at 6.30pm from the top of Tate's Avenue. Good luck to them for trying to create a buzz.
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    Luxembourg

    I accept we are on a good run which will obviously have a big impact on demand but the NI national team has a following / the goodwill in the country the IFA could only dream of 20 years ago. And while this may wane when we become rubbish again I'd confidently say it'll never go back to the 90s when I was near enough considered an oddball for running about in a NI top by people. The team is now a big part of a lot of people's identity. People are so desperate for tickets for some of our matches that they're signing up to the IFA money racket of that Priority Scheme so that they can get in front of the queue. I've a cousin who was busting to get 2 Campaign Cards for the Family Stand for him and his son but that stand in particular sold out straight away as it was reasonably priced. I don't think anyone is suggesting we need a 35,000 stadium but a 25,000 stadium would have been filled regularly and if there's 14,000 in it for a rubbish friendly or 20,000 in it for a non-glamour competitive match I don't see the issue. Following NI to away matches over the years we seem to be one of the few international teams who play in a full stadium. Anyway its all academic as its clear the capacity wont be changing. I accept the hardcore fans will be fine for tickets with our capacity but there thousands of more casual fans who will continue to miss out regularly on tickets, particularly on the big games.
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    Luxembourg

    Agree, I wasn't being sarcastic with the last comment! Getting 14K for a friendly against a low profile opposition on a Thursday night shows that in hindsight we should have went for a 25K stadium. Would easily fill it for competitive matches if priced reasonably.
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    Luxembourg

    14,108 is the attendance. IFA will be pleased you'd imagine. Further proof we should have added a few thousand to the capacity if we can get that crowd for a rubbish Thursday night friendly!
  9. With Rangers in the Europa Cup and Gerrard liking to use his squad Jones will still get a decent amount of football if his form is ok.
  10. Not confirmed but being reported from "Sky Sports Sources". Have read speculation it could be bad enough so I'd settle for him being back for the Dutch games at this point.
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    Germany or Holland

    I'm sure this has been covered 100 times but if we do end of coming 3rd in this group is there still some scenarios that'll mean we can qualify for the Euros? We'll have a decent points total.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    I'm leaving it to closer the time but that's the only way I'll head, buy a few tickets for the North/South Stand if I can get someone else to go. Get a good view of the game for once. Be lucky to get over 10K at this game I'd say. Had to smile at the IFA spin e-mail!
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    Post Mortem

    😂😂
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    Post Mortem

    Still smiling about last night 🙂 Jones seems to be a player who's going to split opinions. Half the people commenting online seem to think he was one of the best players last night and half think he was terrible. I know he's clearly a handful for defenders but I found him frustrating for large spells last night and was glad when Ferguson came on. Wasn't convinced beforehand about BPF, but he's justified his selection in the last 2 matches. Some big saves in both games. I've always liked big Kyle but if he doesn't regain his form at club level I don't think he should start again. Hasn't been good the last 2 games. Big Josh did brilliantly for the winner. Pleased for him as he's clearly a great bloke. Hopefully he doesn't mind us singing the new version of his song. Jamal Lewis was excellent I thought. Atmosphere was good last night. No complaints about it. We've a good chance of beating Estonia out there. Belarus away will be difficult.
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    Post Mortem

    It wasn't terrible and improved when the goals started going in... but it wasn't great. Might have been nervousness/frustration about if we were going to score but it seemed more like people were just apathetic. With a bit more drink on board and it not being a school night I'm hoping Sunday will be better.
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    Minutes Silence

    It was very strange. Had the IFA been turned down or forgot to ask UEFAs approval to hold it properly when the teams had come out on the pitch? The only thing I can think off.
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    Post Mortem

    I'm not quite sure what to make of him either. He's clearly an exciting player, not afraid to take defenders on or shoot but he does have a headless chicken feel about him too at times - alot of mis-controlled balls etc. He's the sort of player you play against weaker opposition, not sure if you play him against the stronger teams at this stage. Overall can't be too disappointed by a 2-0 win. Peacock-Farrell again caused us a few nervous moments but more than made up for it with the big save. Lafferty busted himself but largely had a frustrating night, but made an impact by setting up McGinn for the goal. Delighted for McGinn - his 1st goal at Windsor I think - great to see how much he clearly loves playing for NI. Davis was OK. Atmosphere was average. It's a good bit off the amazing atmospheres we've enjoyed in the past. Maybe it'll be abit better on Sunday with people having had time for a few extra pre-match drinks! First time I've ever experienced a minutes silence being held before the teams came out. Seemed strange.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    I see the IFA are going to have a billboard campaign across NI ahead of the start of the Euro Qualifiers. Its going to feature NI fans and be titled 'Green and White'. Not meaning to be miserable here (in a way I suppose it'll be nice to see them as you drive about) but I still don't quite understand the point of them? I don't get the impression they're being done to sell a few unsold tickets for the Belarus match.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Zero glamour. Mid week friendly. £15 would be plenty.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Rubbish friendly. Tickets would need to be cheap and freebies handed out to youth groups to get a half respectable crowd.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    How many qualify from the group? How screwed are we?
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    Line up/Match Thread

    Slightly disheartened after yesterdays game. Disappointed with the atmosphere from not far off a full house. It was poor. The South Korea friendly had a better atmosphere. Missed Jamal Lewis which is abit ridiculous since he's only been with us 5 minutes. Jones is perhaps more suited to coming in off the bench. Boyce had some nice bits of play in the 1st half but the centre back had the beating of him with the big hoofs up to him and he got zero joy as the game went on. Lafferty should have come on earlier. Last 10 minutes we began to struggle badly. Fatigue from big players not playing week in week out? Worrying if the team are going to be like that in future qualifiers. The players are clearly doing their best but we're in a non-winning rut with little cutting edge up front. Hopefully the break (to March?) will help us and everyone will come back with positive mentality.
  23. I'd be hopeful that forum isn't representative of their support / Irish society because that forum is full of horrible c**ts. I assume it's the SF supporters / armchair republican section of their support making themselves heard as our existence clearly winds them up.
  24. I'm still not sure I understand the repeated "he's one of our own" McClean chants. Not against it, just not sure what to think about it!! Irony I suppose. ybig forum quite amusing reading. We're scum for doing the bouncy apparently. If a boy waving a flag of a British Army Regiment and the bouncy is all they have on us the IFA Community Relation people can rest easy. Apparently plenty of IRA stuff in their end but other than the embarrassing Icelandic clap I didn't hear them all game. Good day out even if no bar in Dublin would let us in. Carry out it was. we were good. They were rubbish. We just can't score 😕
  25. He's a big Celtic man who doesn't hide the fact he hates Rangers so Rangers fans obviously hate him. Also doesn't "rise above it" and gives it back to the fans. The sort of person you love him if he's playing for you but rival fans hate him. From a purely NI POV he has said some dodgy things which would mean I'd be wary of him but overall he doesn't deserve our hatred/abuse.
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