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    Sunday train service

    There's three scheduled Belfast Coleraine services after the game on Sunday, although one is a bit tight. That's more than the two you would get even with an extra service put on for a midweek 1945 kick off.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Decent performance, good in possession, positive in possession. Just need a bit more quality in the final third and stop messing about on corners. Good wee day out too.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Mellow, quite alcoholic...
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Just been, no queue, collected in two minutes. Collection is in a tent in the lay by the roundabout shown in the 12th man directions, less than €20 and half an hour out and back into the centre. Painless. Don't remember this from any P4 school trip.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Pity they didn't catch on a bit earlier or limit the ticket numbers in the first place. And those tickets will need refunded. Chaos guaranteed. People will turn up without vouchers, without ID, no campaign card, name doesn't match the booking, etc.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Aye, from west Belfast.
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    Score Prediction v Rep of Ireland

    A goal would be unlikely based on our recent record, could do with ending that run asap.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    There's a lay-by beside the roundabout, not many other areas to setup a ticket collection point. There'll have to be a post it note or something noticeable giving clear directions.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    I was thinking the same when I read it, we've been given directions to a roundabout.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    "A 12th Man guide will be available today with further information including directions."
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    https://twitter.com/NorthernIreland/status/1060523077317070848
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Mark McIntosh says it will be announced tomorrow.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Does O'Neill not sometimes use Dublin as a base for NI training camps?
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    I'd hope they will be emailed or available to download from your IFA account.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Known for a fortnight that tickets would have to be collected in Dublin, why is the announcement of a (bit vague) location the final straw?
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    Seedings for December draw for Euro 2020

    Couple of bits on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018–19_UEFA_Nations_League#Overall_ranking We're currently ranked 24th so would be in pot 3. Don't think the RoI result has any bearing on the seedings as they're based on Nations League ranking.
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    Best and worst - Sarajevo

    We left some amount of drink behind in that place, the locals kept buying us beers even though we hadn't finished the last round they bought us.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    It's on Sky Sports.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    So they know where the tickets are going?
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Tottenham fans have to collect tickets and wristbands in Eindhoven for the PSV game tomorrow.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    That should apply randomly to a small percentage of tickets for every away game in my opinion.
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    Post mortem

    Having watched it again, Whyte's header on the initial cross before he knocks the rebound against the post is also a decent chance, he doesn't seem to get any power or direction on it.
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    Best and worst - Sarajevo

    Best - thought Sarajevo was a very nice place. Big sprawl but didn't feel like a big city, not hemmed in by high rise buildings, traffic wasn't crazy, city centre was small but very pleasant. - Bosnian people were very helpful and welcoming. - Woman on the tram who said "Thank you so much for travelling so far to visit our country. My favourite actor is James Nesbitt" - did a Funky Tours tour. War Tunnel, Sniper Alley, Jewish Cemetery, White Fort, Yellow Bastion, Goat's Bridge, etc all very interesting and the guide was brilliant. - City Pub on the Sunday night, as EG says on another thread, Sarajevo Brewery - the cable car, looked like most of the support made that trip. Abandoned bobsleigh track was a bit surreal. - much improved positive performance on the pitch. - the atmosphere in the ground - going to a bar by the ground after the game thinking we'll just have a couple of quiet ones. Didn't turn out so quiet and the bar was shut down by the police a couple of hours later... - security taking the piss at the airport. "Were you here for the match?". "Yes". "Who won?" Worst - that stadium was a bit of a kip. - Bosnia's recent history. Yes it's interesting and you have to do a bit of it but it's grim. Doing the Srebrenica Gallery followed by the Museum of Atrocities and Genocide was just too much.
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    Best and worst - Vienna

    I thought I was going to get smacked on the way in. Got near the front after about 45 minutes of queuing and two guys accused me of cutting in, thought I was getting hit then. Then a guy behind me starts singing anti Glenavon songs, the same two guys beside thought I must be a Glenavon fan and started getting aggressive towards me over that too (I said "Ballymoney" when they asked me what part of Lurgan I was from, possibly didn't help). Honestly thought I was getting pinged. Best - Nice one day/night stopover in Budapest, always a pleasure. Roman Aquincum was a bit disappointing though. - didn't plan to do much in Vienna as I had a good hike around the place in 2005, now regret that a bit but I did see enough new things to be ok about it. Nice city. - The Military museum was very impressive, loads of interesting stuff without being overloaded. - nice food and drink, not expenive either, Beer Street was a good spot, had a cracking falafel feed on the Thursday night. - drinking in a bowling alley post match. - an Austrian guy miming along to Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus" in another bar after the game, he was giving it loads and he wasn't being ironic. Worst - The match\result, the lacklustre first half performance especially. - the access to the stadium.
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    Post Mortem

    Shots on goal is a misleading stat, big difference between shots and chances. We had ~25 attempts at home to Bosnia but only a handful of chances.
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