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Clint

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  1. A bit of info here, https://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/uefaorg/General/02/57/32/05/2573205_DOWNLOAD.pdf Are the winter venue and excessive travel restrictions new?
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    I've been waiting for years to draw the Dutch. I just didn't want to draw Germany at the same time. Still, you can't beat these teams if you don't play them.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    sh*temare. No way I'm going there.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    You can't reason with stupidity.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Here? http://www.stadiumguide.com/algarve/ A few days on the Algarve would do nicely, though 3/4000 people (at a guess) rattling about that stadium wouldn't make for much of an atmosphere.
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    Line up/Match Thread

    No it shouldn't, and I wouldn't be defending Norwood if it wasn't for the fact that he's playing (very well by all accounts) week in week out. It has translated into performances for Northern Ireland, on a very regular basis. To be fair he has been played in a variety of positions, and the attributes you've listed are probably correct. I don't think they're sufficient to get him in ahead of Norwood though. Not for me. IMHO he's currently fifth choice for centre midfield (after Davis, Saville, Norwood and C.Evans). As for other positions. Well, he's not a right back. Right midfield perhaps? I'd like to have seen him given 90 minutes there.
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    Line up/Match Thread

    I thought that too, but then he didn't take the opportunity (Norwood's absence) to do it. The three in central midfield played well, but we definitely missed Olly. So we drop the guy who was ever present in two of our most successful campaigns ever, and is currently earning rave reviews for Sheffield United, in favour of the guy who has done precious little in 20 odd caps and can't get a game for Middlesbrough? Well, it's a thought I suppose. Currently undroppable IMHO.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Italy - A wee bit of glam. Iceland - Starting to fade? The main thing here is dodging ze Germans. OWC Lithuania - Avoiding Hungary, Romania, Greece and Albania would be desirable. Gibraltar Andorra
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    Line up/Match Thread

    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/aston-villa-transfer-window-smith-15430788
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    Line up/Match Thread

    Do not drop Olly Norwood. Thank you.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Not us hopefully. I hear the atmosphere is non existent.
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    Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

    Pfffft, that's nothing. I'll be on the moon.
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    Line up/Match Thread

    It's not easy being green (and white) at the minute. I thought it was a reasonably even game for 80 minutes. It started to get a bit worrying in the last 10, culminating in their winner. As for the players themselves. Carson had nothing to do, apart from pick the ball out of the net. Smith looked good. McAuley looked a bit rusty, but did OK. Evans was good. Dallas did rightly coming forward, but isn't a full back. The midfield three looked decent. Jones tried hard, but was well marshalled. McGinn didn't do much, free kick aside. Boyce was a bit isolated. The subs didn't really do much. Keep the faith. Roll on the draw, and bring on the first qualifier.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Whupped them 0-0. Played them off the park, but just couldn't stick it in the net. Thought the entire ream played well. The 'keeper and the defenders probably didn't even need a shower. The midfield, as has been the case recently, were dominant. Unfortunately the strikers didn't get into the match as much as we'd have liked, and a couple of chances went begging. Bring on the Austria!
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    Team Formation v RoI

    Very, although I'm having doubts about playing Whyte there. Could he play wing back?
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    Team Formation v RoI

    No Lewis to keep his manager sweet (he's probably back in against Austria though). Boyce's performance against Bosnia was the best from one of our strikers in a while so he stays in. Peacock-Farrell J. Evans McAuley Cathcart Whyte McNair Davis Saville Dallas Boyce Lafferty
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    No idea Chopper, but he certainly isn't troubling the top of the scoring charts. Then again, our history isn't exactly littered with prolific goal scorers. It didn't mean they weren't great servants.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    I'm not sure we've seen enough of Vassell to form a proper opinion. Give the lad a chance.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    He doesn't seem to react to heightened atmospheres very well. In less stressful situations (interviews or punditry) he comes across OK. When the stress levels go up (big matches) he seems to crack and react badly.
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    Republic of Ireland (A) - Nov 15

    Are they bringing back the Carling Nations Cup?
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    Best and worst - Vienna

    Best Lovely city. Had a bit of a dander around it. Liked it. Want to go back for a proper look. Great weather. It was a hell of a contrast to the infamous Prague trip (same time of year, basically the same place). The apartment. It was huge, and reasonably classy. The Bermuda Bar. It was basically what you'd expect (rammed with GAWA, and a few locals, drinking beer) but it was all good natured. The Lamee Rooftop Bar. Nice classy spot. I fitted in perfectly. The rest of the boys, not so much. Naschmarkt. A outdoor market, with a lot of eateries. Had a wiener schnitzel. They're average enough, but I felt I should. Worst It's all about the match. The fiasco getting in. I know they're only plastic Germans, but are they not supposed to be efficient too? The stadium. I've been in worse, but it was a bit of a dump. The performance/result. We didn't click, and the result was about right. Observation I've never asked 'Why are you all here? so often before. Odd.
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    Line up/match thread

    That pretty much sums it up for me. Yip. There's a lot of negativity about here. I get that, we're on a losing streak, but some of the comments are a bit over the top. Peacock-Farrell and Lewis are the future. They're both good players. We're lucky to have them. Boyce had a good game, especially in the first half. Vassell, I don't know but I wouldn't write him off just yet. There was good and bad in the game, in terms of both luck and play. I've seen enough poor NI teams to be fairly sure this isn't one. Keep the faith, it'll be OK.
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    Post Mortem

    Not an unfair point. Totally agree. Totally agree with that too. We are in the middle of a minor transition. Thankfully it doesn't seem to be akin to the post '86 transition, where everybody retired en masse and there was nobody to replace them. There might be a bump or two, but I think we'll be fine. Yeah, me too. Having said that, I'd be tempted to play McNair in that position.
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    Post Mortem

    He had 10/15 minutes on the pitch, during which he managed to clip the post was a header. A very different opponent.
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    Post Mortem

    Does Grigg not play up front on his own for Wigan? He has a lot more mobility than big Josh and, with the right type of service, I don't see why he couldn't do it. Anybody 'hammering' Magennis needs to wise up, but I wouldn't pick him as a lone striker again (unless absolutely necessary).
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