Category Archives: Football 10/11

Football 10/11: vs Italy

An impressive result, but with the usual caveats that friendlies come with. A back and forth game. Ireland were lucky to snatch the first goal after a fairly lackluster opening 45 minutes, but they had improved immeasurably by the conclusion, especially … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs FYR Macedonia (Euro Qualifiers, Away)

Again, not that impressive. There seems to be this growing divide among Irish national team followers. On the one hand, you have those who are delighted with how we’re doing and on the other, the ones who aren’t. I think … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs Scotland (Nations Cup) And Trapattoni’s Problems

It was the best and most contested game of the tournament, but Ireland came through with a convincing display. It’s been little more than a cakewalk overall, and I doubt that the Nations Cup will be making a return next … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs Barcelona (CPL Final)

We will never beat Barcelona. They can be beaten. But not by us. Teams like Mourinho’s Inter and his Real Madrid (if they had been a bit luckier in some departments) are capable of it. They are not invincible. But … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs Northern Ireland (Nations Cup) and vs Juventus (Gary Neville’s Testimonial

Two meaningless matches, but one of them wasn’t supposed to be. The Nations Cup has rapidly become an embarrassment. a title stapled onto a friendly match that very few people are interested in, even the players. It should be noted that … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs Blackpool (home)

  Another trophy celebration, and didn’t Michael Owen look happy? A good game to watch, the opposition going all out to win. But Blackpool have so many weaknesses on the pitch, an average midfield, an awful defence, an iffy goalkeeper, … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: Vs Blackburn (away)

Long hard scrape, but we’ve done it. Frustrating game to watch, Blackburn’s “park the bus” tactics not being very attractive to watch. Bit of an off day for the defence. Aside from some communication issues between Ferdinand and Vidic, Kuszczak has probably played his … Continue reading

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