Ireland v Estonia (R)

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

  1. joma05

    joma05 Member

    May 7, 2009
    Go for a win maybe just 1-0 or 2-1 as this will give us more co-effieicent points and may help bump us up from pot 4 to pot 3. Not very likely but it could happen.
     
  2. LuckyDay

    LuckyDay New Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Re: Ireland 4-0 Estonia

    To me McGeady was the difference between the teams. Whenever Ireland got the ball to him it looked as if something might happen, without him it was the just hopeful punts up to Walters - who played really well considering the amount of work he was asked to do.
     
  3. davegaasports

    davegaasports New Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    Club:
    --other--
    Would anyone like to hazzard a guess as to what the score will be tomorrow evening.
     
  4. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    I doubt there was pundit anywhere who called 4-0 to Ireland for the Tallinn game. In light of that, it would be very difficult predict for the return leg.

    Another 4-0? Maybe, but will Estonia have their 2 center halves sent off? And how good are the replacements? How will the yellow cards affect those Irish players one card away from a suspension? Have Estonia given up the ghost? Or do they want to go down fighting? Are they good enough to match up? Will Trappatoni let Ireland off the leash or will he name 5 defenders? Way too many imponderables. Estonia didn't impress me so much on Friday with their attacking nous, so a goal does look beyond them.

    4-0? 1-1? 5-3? Who knows. Other than predicting that there will be at least one goal, anything else is a mug's game.
     
  5. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    Starting XI for tomorrow: Given, O'Shea, Dunne, St. Ledger, Ward, Duff, Whelan, Andrews, Hunt, Keane, Doyle.

    Why Hunt over McGeady? Is Aiden rested, or is it to give the side some additional defensive qualities? Or is it simply to give Hunt the chance to impress?
     
  6. B Rock

    B Rock Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    Must be the defensive qualities aspect, which is a bit disapointing tbh given the opposition and scoreline from the first leg.

    Certainly we all know who / what Stephen Hunt is at this point; it's not like a 21 year old being broken in so I don't think Trap's going to learn anything he didn't already know about his style of play.

    Also must admit I'm a little surprised Walters didn't retain his spot alongside Keane up front. He was very tidy in the first leg and I certainly don't think there's much between the players at this point.

    Glad to see Ward making the LB spot his own.
     
  7. LuckyDay

    LuckyDay New Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I can't understand that either. As I said previously McGeady was the major difference between the sides on Friday.

    Just symptomatic of Traps thinking - 4-0 up and wants to protect the lead. I suppose this is not really the week to criticise him though.
     
  8. 2keane

    2keane New Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    California
    would any of you guys know where i could watch the game today? maybe a live stream? thank you
     
  9. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    espn 3
     
  10. SebastianK

    SebastianK Member

    Apr 12, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    And we're through. Now let's see who we get on Dec 2nd
     
  11. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    France, England, Russia. :)
     
  12. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Country:
    Ireland Republic
    Match was an anti-climax, but does anyone really care? We've qualified!
     
  13. Bucky-O'Hare

    Bucky-O'Hare Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Ireland
    Club:
    Derry City
    Over the moon! No group deserves it more than those lads!
     
  14. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    Seedings:

    Pot 1: Poland, Spain, Holland, Ukraine.

    Pot 2: Germany, Italy, England, Russia.

    Pot 3: Croatia, Greece, Sweden, Portugal.

    Pot 4: Denmark, France, Czech Republic, Republic Of Ireland.



    Easiest possible group:
    Poland
    Russia
    Greece

    Toughest possible group:
    Spain
    Germany
    Portugal

    Average:
    Holland
    England
    Sweden
     
  15. Borussia

    Borussia Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Country:
    Germany
    Congrats on making it to Poland/Ukraine! :) Ireland simply deserved this after the unforgotten tough luck & cheating in Paris.
     
  16. Nani_17

    Nani_17 Member+

    Nov 3, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Congrats Ireland, I was pulling for you guys from the start of the Euro qualifiers as was so many after you guys were robbed during the WC qualifiers.
     

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