Ireland v Estonia (R)

Discussion in 'Ireland' started by pmannion, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    Leon Best was out; then he was in; now he's out again; but he might be in on Tuesday, unless it's decided that he remains out.

    Leon Best, good at the ol' in-out, it appears.......
     
  2. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    My guess at the team:

    Given
    Kelly-Dunne-StLedger-Ward
    Duff-Whelan-Andrews-McGeady
    Keane-Cox

    Although maybe Walters might get the nod over Cox.
     
  3. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    I believe Joel Lindpere from NY Red Bulls has been added, he's a handy player.
     
  4. Shamrock Rovers

    Oct 4, 2007
    Lima, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Country:
    United States
    So anyone want to make a prediction for the away leg since that is what we are anticipating? Will a negative result be overcomable in Dublin? I guess I will start by predicting 0-0. I guess I think that it has a good pontential to be a bannana skin.
     
  5. LuckyDay

    LuckyDay New Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I think that that is not far off. You're right most of the pundits are giving Walters to start.
     
  6. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    Everyone trained this morning. The squad flew out to Tallinn this afternoon.

    As for a prediction, I think we will score. 1-1 would be a decent result to bring back to Dublin on Tuesday. 0-0 would make me extremely nervous, as Estonia are more than capable of getting a goal at the Aviva.
     
  7. paddywhack

    paddywhack Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    2-0 win for us Friday. Duff and Walters to score.

    Hopefully Andrews twists his ankle getting off the plane in Estonia...wishful thinking:)
     
  8. sporting-celtic

    Jun 22, 1999
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    Taking both days off work to watch the games. Got the flags out to match my Portuguese neighbors who are in a similar position.

    Jesus, if we can't get by Estonia to qualify we should bring back the "ban."
     
  9. CanStriker

    CanStriker Member

    Oct 6, 2010
    Slovenia and Serbia both had this line of thinking going on. But this is not your grandfather's Estonian squad we're talking about. Trapa is right to say that they cannot be underestimated.
     
  10. LuckyDay

    LuckyDay New Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Is this the same Estonia that got beat by the Faroe Islands in June ?

    Ireland will never get a better opportunity to get to a major finals.
     
  11. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    No, I think that might have been, "if we can defend this corner, the final whistle will blow, we've beaten Macedonia and we've qualified for Euro 2000."

    Estonia may have lost to the Faroes, but they beat Serbia and Slovenia away from home and finished ahead of both of them in the group. They're far from world beaters and were the weakest team in the playoffs based on FIFA rankings, but they're going to be up for this too.

    And despite results, Trappatoni has Ireland playing in a fashion that contains teams, not whumping them 4-0.

    On paper Ireland has too much for them. On paper. Still, something of the order of 2-1, 3-1 on aggregate, would be about what's expected.
     
  12. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    On the other hand, they failed to keep a clean sheet in any qualifying match. And the Faroes beat them...
     
  13. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    True, true.

    But finishing ahead of Serbia and Slovenia is a decent showing. A good thing that Estonia have failed to keep a clean sheet as Ireland aren't exactly known for goal-scoring abandon.
     
  14. malby

    malby Member+

    Liverpool FC
    Republic of Ireland
    May 11, 2004
    Rep of Ireland
    Club:
    Drogheda United
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    0-1 tonight, please God!
     
  15. LuckyDay

    LuckyDay New Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    That would be great as I could'nt see Estonia scoring 2 in Dublin especially with Trap as manager. A 1-1 draw would be OK as well.
     
  16. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    I would be happy enough with a 1-1 draw. Think we really need to score tonight. 0-0 would be a disaster.
     
  17. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    Think 0-0 would be much better than a loss.
     
  18. ZeekLTK

    ZeekLTK Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Michigan
    Country:
    Norway
    It's also the same Estonia who beat Serbia 3-1 in Belgrade...

    Should be a good aggregate!
     
  19. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    Is this game online or being shown in the States?
     
  20. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    Walters picked up front alongside Keane.
     
  21. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    Opening minutes. Ireland on top.
     
  22. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    Estonia seem to be playing with only one up front, but fast breaking midfielders.
     
  23. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    Honey Monster marshaling things at the back.
     
  24. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    All Estonia attacks breaking down due to poor passing. They're marking McGeady and pushing him wide.
     
  25. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    Estonia with a free just inside the Irish half.
     

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