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Eucrid
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:35 pm

Not the worst half of football. Very little possession but we created more chances than they did. Seriously need a few goal scorers though.

billysexcrime
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:00 pm

Myler will be a huge loss in the first leg going by the last couple of performances.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:27 am

yeah he has been outstanding. was such a silly booking as well at the death

still sick that they seed the poxy playoffs. we were already 4th seeds in the group, give us a break ffs. we could kiss it goodbye with italy

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:13 am

Yeah it's bullshit. The seeded teams had their chance, should be just an open draw.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:49 am

i've been watching the goal on loop this morning

strangely satisfying set to titanic music

as well as this hero

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:14 am

billysexcrime wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:13 am
Yeah it's bullshit. The seeded teams had their chance, should be just an open draw.
Thankfully it at least means RoI and NI can't be drawn against one another

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:22 am

Also, the responses under this. Very sad.

https://twitter.com/laffk10/status/917490682377490432

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:33 am

jaysis. that's a depressing lot of knuckle dragers

this is my personal fav
i don't even want to know what that means

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:34 am

enemies/friends wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:14 am
billysexcrime wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:13 am
Yeah it's bullshit. The seeded teams had their chance, should be just an open draw.
Thankfully it at least means RoI and NI can't be drawn against one another
Would have been a pretty amazing draw though.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:43 am

Fuck it, give us Italy. They'd hate the sight of us.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:19 am

Yeah, if you take Italy we'll take Denmark and leave Portugal to someone else

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:40 am

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:43 am
Fuck it, give us Italy. They'd hate the sight of us.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:20 am

haven't been paying much attention to italy, but hearing that they were muck in general this campaign

i think someone shared it here at the time, but this is what i remember from after that game in euro 2016:

Distance (km) covered in the group stage of Euro 2016
Position Team - Game 1 - Game 2 - Game 3 - Total Average
1 Italia - ---------- 119,70 - 113,60 - 103,90 - 337,20 - 112,40
24 Irlanda -------- 101,80 - 103,20 - 103,10 - 308,10 - 102,70

huge drop off in intensity from italy once they qualified, and allowed us to get the win
nowhere near as confident of us taking them over 2 legs

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:38 am

Syria less than 10 minutes from taking Australia to extra time in the Asia playoff qualifier, 1-1 after drawing the first leg 1-1

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:45 am

They'd have another playoff to go through after that i think. Is it against S. American team, not sure?

Argentina could be fucked though. Need a win at altitude v Ecuador.

A world cup without Messi.

Surely FIFA would move heaven and earth to avoid that happening.
Or bribe a ref, whichever is more cost effective.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:01 am

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:45 am
They'd have another playoff to go through after that i think. Is it against S. American team, not sure?

Argentina could be fucked though. Need a win at altitude v Ecuador.

A world cup without Messi.

Surely FIFA would move heaven and earth to avoid that happening.
Or bribe a ref, whichever is more cost effective.
Syria/Oz would play N American 4th place (Honduras/Panama)

S America 5th place vs NZ. A proper gimme
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:11 am

Argentina sat in 6th, need to get a better result in Ecuador than Peru get at home to Colombia.

It'll probably happen for them.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:14 am

Were NZ not at the last WC?

Didn't realise there was another qualifier for Syria, that's a shame. Into the 2nd half of extra time now and still 1-1, but they're down to 10 men. Would be a sickner for Australia to lose out there

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:21 am

enemies/friends wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:14 am
Were NZ not at the last WC?

Didn't realise there was another qualifier for Syria, that's a shame. Into the 2nd half of extra time now and still 1-1, but they're down to 10 men. Would be a sickner for Australia to lose out there
they were at 2010. Seems the playoffs between the 4 confederations change each time. The time they qualified, they were up against Bahrain. Last time they were hockeyed by Mexico. This time South America

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:27 am

Booooo Cahill

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