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  1. EalingGreen

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    The oul memory's not so good these days, and drink is too frequently involved, but I can't entirely rule out the possibility that I might have missed getting married to attend a game. A couple of times.
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    End of July then: after tournament finals finish, but before club seasons start. "I know it's peak season, darling, but I do so want to see you looking your best in beautiful weather..."
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    I'll start it off with a round 50 then. How's the Vietnamese Dong doing these days?
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    Dear oh dear, elementary mistake. Reporter: "Is it true you once took your wife to see Doncaster Rovers play on your wedding anniversary, Mr. Shankly?" Bill Shankly: "No, not true, sonny, not true at all. For one thing, it wasnae Doncaster Rovers, it was Doncaster Rovers Reserves. And for anither, it wasn't oor anniversary, it was her burthday. You don't think I'd get married during the fitba season, do ye?"
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    Is it gofundme.com you're thinking of? I'm thinking more gofcukyourself.com (A subsidiary of nofcukerpaysmybillsforme.com)
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    Yeah, S.E. Asia in March - the very definition of "having it bad" #prayforrowley
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    It is a bugger to get to (worse if it's Zenica). I wouldn't mind if it was eg May or September, a few days sightseeing in Sarajevo and beyond could be very pleasant, but March is liable to be horrible, weather-wise.
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    If we did get a path C team, and progressed, how is it decided which of us or Iceland would be at home in the Final?
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    Aye but well worth it when you get there. Cheap, too.
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    The Finns have just won 3-0. Meanwhile, tonight's Switzerland v ROI game in Geneva, which was in doubt due to a waterlogged pitch, has just been given the go-ahead after a late inspection: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49954232 Typical - just the surface to suit a team of bog-trotters...
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    Ronald Koeman - Spud-faced git.

    This Dutch blogger seems to "get" who we are, and what we do, far more realistically than Spudface: Weak Oranje bullied by Northern Irish "I would like to start by saying that Northern Ireland is completely entitled to play the way they do. They cheat for seconds, they don’t play to score but they play to destroy. And why wouldn’t they. They play Klopp-Liverpool style football but without the amazing forwards. It’s annoying, it’s negative, it’s anti-football but…it’s their prerogative to do this and it’s up to us to break them down. In these type of matches, you need to pass and move. At pace. One or two touches. Don’t play backheels or funny shimmies or don’t try and dribble. They won most one on one duels and most second balls. Stay out of the duels and pass the fricking ball! You also need to keep the pitch wide, and use the half spaces to reach the byline and cross the ball in low and hard (like Malen did!). Northern Ireland wanted to suck the oxygen out of the game and sadly, our playmaker Frenkie de Jong helped them but taking so many touches of the ball. Trying to dribble, trying to turn, left, back to right, back to left again. And all to no avail. There wasn’t enough movement up front, yes, I’ll give him that, but when you are being man-marked (as he was) you know another player gets some freedom. Pass the fricking ball! Second half, it all started to get a bit better. Northern Ireland was getting more fatigues and there was more pace and more grit in our team in the second half. When Van de Beek was introduced he received a thundering ovation. But for the first time in 19 years, Oranje faced a 0-1 score line in De Kuip, when the first and only attempt on goal by the Northern Irish got promoted to a goal thanks to the 3 Stooges: De Ligt, Blind, Cillesen. But lets not kid ourselves. Koeman made mistakes but the eleven on the pitch simply were terrible. Touches, passing, understanding, pace, moving without the ball, it was all sub par. " He went on to characterise De Jong's goal as "a freak"; also considering this to have been "the critical game" for them in the group. http://dutchsoccersite.org/weak-oranje-bullied-by-northern-irish/ Some of the guys commenting "get" it, too: "Some credit to NI. They played their game, and they have given other teams difficulty." or "We had LUCK again on our side but it is bound to run out at some point. Koeman can be much better. And kudos to NI, they played with what they had and to their strengths. Smart coach set them up the way which with little luck they could have caused a major upset." and "Do not fool yourself by thinking that the whole team did bad because Northern Ireland played anti-football! How many teams have done that in the past? The real question is what you did as a coach to prepare your team as best as possible for this type of opponents." Finally, some "news" from the Dutch Beacom: "Strong rumour from Dutch newspaper Telegraaf. Ronald Koeman signed deal with Barca for job post Euro2020. Koeman to take Memphis along as replacement for Suarez / Messi." Can't decide whether that needs a , a , or a .
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    Moving away from the implications for us, here is what some of their fans seemed to think of it: Puke football It's bloody soul destroying to watch Don’t worry lads Gazza is on his way with a fishing rod and a snack box Imagine travelling to Georgia to watch this. Holy lord brutal fuking stuff, defies all logic fuking poison from Mick Absolute fckin garbage. Blew it big time. f**k off. A sh1t show. A truly embarrassing performance. One player we might have heard of comes in for particular attention: Mcclean is f**king sh*t and needs to be dropped I wonder what James McClean does in training to warrant being picked, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind there are 100 better wingers in this country than that fella That should be the last game McClean plays in a green Jersey Why was McCLean giving out bollockings for missed passes when he's the biggest culprit. I esp liked this one: Just read that McClean lost possesion 26 times. He is the main reason our attacks break down. He's so poor on the ball that the best you can hope for is for it to hit off the defender's foot and out for an Irish corner. The most depressing thing is that the useless f**ker is probably the first name on the team sheet...... "26 times"? I'm sure he was aiming for 32... Anyhow, there's more where that came from: https://forum.ybig.ie/georgia-v-ireland-12-oct_topic57166_page43.html
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    Ronald Koeman - Spud-faced git.

    Google translation of his post-match comments: Koeman On Northern Ireland: "Scandalous Football" Although Koeman, after the hard-fought victory of the Orange over the Northern Irish, complimented the islanders for the way in which they had carried out their plan, he was horrified by the conception of the game of O'Neill in De Kuip. "I thought they were doing perfectly within their abilities. But it is also scandalous football that they play. They did everything to disrupt the game, with time racking and making offenses. I thought the referee was too late against that. They get the most out of their qualities, I respect that, but it's terrible to watch. Koeman was not very enthusiastic about his own team either, certainly not about the game that the Dutch team put on the mat before half time. "We were a bit too sloppy. It all went too slow, then it becomes very difficult and you play such a game. We often had the ball in a place where you could do very little. Because of the slow pace they could. Although it wasn't great, we put things right in the final phase, which is also a quality. But of course we prefer to do that earlier. It is not the first time that we have done this. We are fit and fresh ", says national coach Koeman.
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    Starting line up v Holland

    Gutted? Their equaliser was like getting flicked - hard - on the right testicle. Their second goal was like getting flicked even harder on the left one. And just as I was thinking: "Still 3 mins left for us to get an equaliser", I had the unprecedented sensation of someone reaching high up into my scrotum, pulling down the undescended third testicle I never knew I had and stamping on it, hardest of all, when Depay scored their third.
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    Looking two tickets

    I have a spare ticket in Section H (next to NI Away Section G) if anyone's looking, face value €36. Can hand over in R'dam, pm me if interested.
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