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  1. Iheanacho

    The 2017 main signings have been of benefit except iheanacho. Ndidi , iborra and maguire have all been reasonable with maguire prone to an error or 2. On average at least 1 signing was bound to be a disappointment. Nobody expected nacho to take over from vardy but you'd have expected at least 1 league goal from a £25 million fee by now.
  2. Iheanacho

    He hasnt really had much of a start yet but the omens are not good. He has already been spoken of as one of the biggest disappointments of the league. With Slim on the way out there'll be more chances but something tells me we've got a bit of a dud signing here.
  3. Man City Post Match Thread 0-2

    Missed today. Unavoidable. Sensed it was one I wouldnt regret. 2-0 defeat to what is the in-form team in World football. No surprise De Bruyne was to the fore. Expected him or Jesus to be the difference.Lo and behold.. Was never bothered about this all that much as I expected a loss. Next! The games until Man Utd will be ones we can expect something from.
  4. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Interesting stat on sky sports Ireland. After 13 games for Southampton this season pellgrino has the exact same wins, draws, losses and goals scored/conceded as puel did after 13 games last season.
  5. Man City Match Thread

    Won't be able to watch this today. Could be a blessing. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong like last year but today just looks too big an ask. Nothing expected of us so no need for an over reaction unless it goes very badly. Come on you foxes.
  6. West Ham Away

    Interested in going myself. Longshot here but would tickets normally be handy enough to pick up outside the ground on the day does anyone know?
  7. Adrien Silva

    If only silva was an English international. Would have played about 7/8 games for us by now.
  8. Has there been a retro of the 1997 league cup winning season? The baggiest shirt ever made.
  9. 2018 Russia World Cup Qualifying

    England Denmark Nigeria Japan The Leicester group!
  10. 2018 Russia World Cup Qualifying

    England have drawn Sweden more than anyone else since Italia 90 I'd say. Could happen again
  11. The "do they mean us?" thread

    He can grate a fair bit alright. I'd always associate him with ITV's cack handed approach to football coverage in the 00s. That said his commentary for Vardys goal in Seville was actually quite good. Was an extraordinary moment given what went on in Swansea and Millwall leading up to the game,.
  12. Football and Greggs - A Religon

    Was it broadcast on 'Ham' Radio?
  13. Not so sure we have. Our style has always been 'Rough and Ready'. Thats well before MON. If someone like him cant get the best out of them I'd have little faith in anyone else. There has been not much Irish prospects at youth level and hasn't been for some time. This generation has been the one that has fallen off the premier league radar. MON will rightly get flak for last night but if he hadnt stepped in we would have fallen further behind. There has been some good work by coaches at underage level. One that I know of noticed how kids were playing on full length pitches and had existed for years The first thing he did when he got involved was cut the pitch length for players that they could get more ballwork instead of looking on up the pitch and the ball never coming their way. A parent I know also told me once that it was a reason why his son who was good at Gaelic Football walked away from the game. As a central defender he was just standing around and was frustrated with the lack of action in training and shoddy development structures compared to Gaelic. Something tells me that he wasnt the only one lost to the game over the last 10-15 years because of issues like this. Looking at how uncomfortable we were on the ball at times last night its easy to link it to matters at underage.
  14. Given the amount of playoff games that ended 0-0 the Danes might have been anticapting a similar outcome too. They needed the goal when we got in front. You have a point though about how we got punished for our attack minded approach. I would say though that ye were always going to be more comfortable in having a go than we were. Ye scored 20 goals in the group stages to our 12. When the game opened up it was always gonna suit Denmark. Ye also have won a European Championship in the past and put up a great show in France 98. Other than when we played Saudi Arabia in 2002 we have played never scored more than 1 goal in 22 games at a major finals. There is no comparison really.
  15. We were but scoring early forced Denmark out of their shell and when they scored we had to go for it forcing us to deviate from our defensive game. With a team of championship/bottom half premier league plodders we were hopelessly exposed. O'Neill made a right hash of it but to be fair he had nothing to lose by going for it in the second half. Bringing on Mcgeady was just baffling though. We've been paperning over the cracks for a long time. Euro 2012 was the wake up call but we just bumbled along until tonight. Something like tonight might be of benefit down the line. It's going to require a serious root and branch review of the game.
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