Soccer – World Cup qualifiers

England 5-1 Croatia
Scotland 0-1 Netherlands
Northern Ireland 0-2 Slovakia
Wales 1-3 Russia

Just got home from Millenium and I swear we got robbed blind….not a good night for any of us.

  • DoctorWho

    Dewi, we have two other football threads running all ready, fuck me Slugger´s becoming like an Ulsterbus.

  • Dewi

    Sorry – I just looked up latest comments – shall I delete?

  • JohnJoe

    Was down in Limerick to see Darren Gibson from Derry playing for Ireland, had a good game. Laughed myself silly tonight looking at the Makey Uppey country knocked out. I think its time for David Healy to play for his country and start preparing for South Africa.

  • DoctorWho

    Well it was a good night for Brit. Nah don´t delete, the poster circles is on the rampage and he should be posting here soon.

  • Pete Baker

    Dewi

    “Sorry – I just looked up latest comments – shall I delete?”

    Yes.

    Just add an update on one of the previous posts.

  • DoctorWho

    JohnJoe

    Why lie? you where no where near Limerick. BTW as it was the Mexicans who seperated from us, I take it they are the “makey uppey” country.

  • Dewi

    I’m no expert Dr Who but we should have beaten Russia home and away…Toshack a wonderful manager with terrible luck…

  • DoctorWho

    Dewi

    What was the atmosphere at the match like?

  • Dewi

    Strange in Soccer at Millenium – only 14,000 of us and me and mates trying to find Russians to talk to for the “Craic” – had a pint with a Serbian from London with a Russian Mam after….but again very odd.

  • DoctorWho

    It´s such a shame, because when the millenium first opened it looked like it was going to re-ignite Welsh football. I was there when we drew 2.2 with you and it was a fantastic stadium, but how are the fans meant to stoke up an atmosphere when it´s not even a quarter full.

  • Dewi

    It’s structrual Dr Who – it takes 5 hours from North Wales to Cardiff on the train – that’s longer than from Palermo to Berlin…ridiculous transport infrastructure that messes everything up.

  • DC

    Palermo. Ah Palermo, I remember Palermo in ’90 and a certain Jackie.

  • JohnJoe

    Doctor Who :

    I was in the north terrace when Liam Lawrence scored, right in front of me. Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan were to my right in the bottom corner of the west stand doing commentary. Brenda Donoghue from RTÉ did the running commentary at half-time for the goal scoring competition.
    Roll-on South Africa and this All-Ireland soccer team.

  • DoctorWho

    JohnJoe, there is an old saying about counting chickens before they hatch. Perhaps you should refrain from gloating until such time as you do qualify.

    Furthermore “this all ireland soccer team” you talk of, surely the nature of the republics side over the years it would be more appropriate to call it an all British Isles side.

  • JohnJoe

    Anyone who came to Ireland from the British Isles well welcome to play on it.

  • USA

    I see this thread is fecked up already.
    JohnJoe post 3, should have been sent off for a deliberate dive in the box.

    n Ireland looked very flat tonight. Poor defending and nothing up front. The midfield unit worked hard. Slovakia were no great shakes themselves. ROI would do well to get either Slovakia or Slovenia in the play offs as neither of them are particularly good.

    JohnJoe, I would have to agree with DoctorWho, don’t count your chickens. You MUST (and should) beat Montenegro in Dublin for the second place spot. There is no way you are going to win the group. As I understand it the other playoff teams you may face include: France, Sweden or Portugal, Greece, Germany or Russia. Don’t go booking those tickets just yet. I hope you do make it but do yourself a favor and don’t be such a dick when you get there.

  • Brian MacAodh

    The yanks are gonna shock the world next year and take the Cup back to the States.