U-21's England v Ireland (R)

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  1. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    UEFA Under-21 European Championship qualifier
    England v Republic of Ireland
    St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
    Tuesday, February 5th
    Kick-off: 7.45pm

    Republic of Ireland Squad:

    Darren Randolph - Charlton Athletic
    Shane Supple - Ipswich Town
    Eddie Nolan - Blackburn Rovers
    Richard Keogh - Bristol City
    Joe O’Cearuill - Barnet
    Darren O’Dea - Celtic
    Stephen O’Halloran – Aston Villa (On loan to Southampton)
    Darren Dennehy - Everton
    Stephen Quinn - Sheffield United
    Darron Gibson – Manchester United (On loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
    Owen Garvan - Ipswich Town
    Jim O’Brien - Celtic
    John-Joe O’Toole - Watford
    Anthony Stokes - Sunderland
    Keith Treacy - Blackburn Rovers
    Adam Rooney - Stoke City (On loan to Chesterfield)
    Andy Keogh - Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Billy Clarke - Ipswich Town.

    Strong squad. No Chris McCann, but that's not surprising. We are pretty much out of this competition, but it's a good opportunity for the lads to test themselves against what will be a strong English side.
     
  2. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Chris McCann has been called up!

    Treacy out injured.
     
  3. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    McCann out injured...

    Ian Morris called up.
     
  4. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Gibson is also out due to a family berevement.

    I'm hoping to watch on a Star Sports stream.

    Remember, match is live on Sky and on Fox Soccer Channel.
     
  5. ToonUSA

    ToonUSA New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Watching it live now. Field is in crap condition. English are going down easy as well, ref is playing right to it.
     
  6. ToonUSA

    ToonUSA New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    English applying some good pressure, but the Irish defense has been very well organized. We've had some decent play in their end but nothing too dangerous.
     
  7. ToonUSA

    ToonUSA New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Randolph makes a good save off a rocket fired from 16 yds by Milner.
     
  8. ToonUSA

    ToonUSA New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    0-0 at the half. Great organization at the back. The conditions might be hindering the English a bit, but I'm not complaining.
     
  9. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Yep, good half. We look a well organized midfield, but if England revert to 4 in midfield they could pose some more problems.

    Watching on a grainy stream, so I'm having a bit of trouble picking out individual players, but I'm quite impressed with O'Toole. Quinn, too, has been everywhere.

    One brilliant piece of skill by Garvan to create a shooting opportunity was the highlight of the first half.
     
  10. ToonUSA

    ToonUSA New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Yea, the Garvan turn was sheer class.

    And another English appeal for handball. Is that the new tactic? Lump the ball into the box and appeal for a handball everytime?
     
  11. ToonUSA

    ToonUSA New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    O'Dea with an amazing block on the line.

    And there it is, we held out for about an hour but Milner slots home from just inside the box. Class finish. I don't see us getting a way back into this one.
     
  12. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    3-0 loss in the end. The scoreline badly flatters England. Like at Turner's Cross, it was a very good performance by Ireland. The Sky commentators were full of praise for our lads.

    They did tire badly near the end, though.
     
  13. ToonUSA

    ToonUSA New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Keogh had 2 real good chances in front of net. He needs to do better with those, but to be fair he looked dog tired on his run off the counter.
     
  14. NY Hoop

    NY Hoop Member

    Shamrock Rovers
    Jun 3, 2003
    Washington D.C.
    Club:
    Shamrock Rovers
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Was at the game and probably first time I've felt encouraged leaving a ground after losing 3-0.

    What let us down was our lack of finishing. Felt Garvan was our MOTM with O'Toole, Nolan good as well. The whole team were pleasing to watch confidently passing and probing but with little in the final third.

    The heads went down when the second went in.

    Great facilities at Southampton. But some old english traits still around especially when the PA announced us as the "Republic of Northern Ireland"......

    KOH
     
  15. Ash II

    Ash II New Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    In a madhouse
    PLEASE tell me you're kidding.:rolleyes:
     
  16. NY Hoop

    NY Hoop Member

    Shamrock Rovers
    Jun 3, 2003
    Washington D.C.
    Club:
    Shamrock Rovers
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    I wish. Ask anyone who was there. They also had to ring the Irish Embassy to get our national anthem........


    KOH
     
  17. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member+

    May 28, 2001
    Wow! That must be against the rules or something.

    Going to England to spend money on football there, watching a group of Irish players who abandoned Ireland for teams in England who don't play for Eircom League teams.

    Definitely against the rules.
     
  18. NY Hoop

    NY Hoop Member

    Shamrock Rovers
    Jun 3, 2003
    Washington D.C.
    Club:
    Shamrock Rovers
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    That makes absolutely no sense. What on earth are you talking about? Try sticking to the topic.

    KOH
     
  19. Ash II

    Ash II New Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    In a madhouse
    Ooooh er, handbags.
     

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