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Cripps_orig
26-05-2011, 06:24 PM
Group B
Russia
Slovakia
Eire
Macedonia
Armenia
Andorra

4/6/11 Russia v Armenia
4/6/11 Slovakia v Andorra
4/6/11 Macedonia v Republic of Ireland

Close group. 3 teams on 10 points. Expect all 3 to go 13 after these games

Rors
04-06-2011, 07:04 PM
Macedonia - Ireland then. Staunton and a very pissed-off-looking Brian McDermott in the studio.

Rors
04-06-2011, 07:40 PM
1-0 Ireland. That's the big 5-0 for Keane (major deflection involved)

McNamara That Ghost...
04-06-2011, 08:30 PM
0-2 now, Keane again. :o

McNamara That Ghost...
04-06-2011, 09:22 PM
0-2 full time. And Russia did win against Armenia 3-1 but Slovakia only beat Andorra 1-0. :lol:

Rors
04-06-2011, 10:26 PM
The top three still deadlocked then. It's all looking a little bit too good for Ireland at the moment..they'll be sure to find a way to cock it up.

McNamara That Ghost...
04-06-2011, 11:02 PM
Somehow draw with Andorra perhaps.

Cripps_orig
04-06-2011, 11:41 PM
Pavlychenko hat trick for Russia

Arshavin played the whole game

Cripps_orig
01-09-2011, 05:42 PM
2/9/11 Republic of Ireland v Slovakia

2/9/11 Andorra v Armenia

2/9/11 Russia v Macedonia

6/9/11 Russia v Republic of Ireland

6/9/11 Slovakia v Armenia

6/9/11 Macedonia v Andorra


3 teams Ireland, Russia and Slovakia on 13 points.

As close as it gets

McNamara That Ghost...
01-09-2011, 06:51 PM
Russia vs Ireland would be on Sky I imagine. :popcorn:

McNamara That Ghost...
02-09-2011, 05:32 PM
Russia 1-0 Macedonia currently, Semshov with the goal.

Cripps_orig
02-09-2011, 05:43 PM
0-2 Armenia in the big game

Arshavin started for Russia

Cripps_orig
02-09-2011, 05:58 PM
Russia wins 1-0

Cripps_orig
02-09-2011, 06:30 PM
Rep of Ireland: Given, O'Shea, St. Ledger, Dunne, Ward, McGeady, Whelan, Andrews, Duff, Doyle, Keane. Subs: Westwood, Foley, O'Dea, Lawrence, Hunt, Keogh, Cox.
Slovakia: Mucha, Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica, Cech, Weiss, Karhan, Stoch, Hamsik, Kucka, Holosko. Subs: Putnocky, Jez, Sestak, Vittek, Michalik, Jendrisek, Guede.
Referee: Pedro Proenca (Portugal)

Cripps_orig
02-09-2011, 08:14 PM
Weiss :doh:

Through on goal and should shoot but passes to no one

Cripps_orig
02-09-2011, 08:18 PM
Something weird just happened here.

Given has the ball, goes to throw it out to a team mate, completely fucks it up but the ball doesnt go that far so he just goes and picks it up again and the ref gives the free kick :unsure:

Why?

Cripps_orig
02-09-2011, 08:20 PM
Keane misses an absolute sitter

Free header, 6 yards out and goes over

Niall_Quinn
02-09-2011, 08:39 PM
Keane misses an absolute sitter

Free header, 6 yards out and goes over

It was always his dream to miss an absolute sitter from 6 yards.

Cripps_orig
02-09-2011, 08:40 PM
Must be Dunnes as well cos hes done likewise in the last min

0-0 FT

They go to Moscow needing to win

McNamara That Ghost...
02-09-2011, 08:40 PM
0-0 full time.

Keane. :lol:

Niall_Quinn
02-09-2011, 08:43 PM
Must be Dunnes as well cos hes done likewise in the last min

0-0 FT

They go to Moscow needing to win

Dream pairing.

McNamara That Ghost...
05-09-2011, 04:18 PM
Russia vs Ireland is on at 4 our time tomorrow on SS2.

:popcorn:

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 02:40 PM
Arshavin starts

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 02:52 PM
Russia: Malafeev, Aniukov, Vasili Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Alexei Berezutsky, Zhirkov, Semshov, Shirokov, Zyryanov, Kerzhakov, Arshavin.
Subs: Shunin, Pogrebniak, Torbinsky, Pavlyuchenko, Bilyaletdinov, Glushakov, Shishkin.

Rep of Ireland: Given, Kelly, Dunne, O'Dea, Ward, McGeady, Whelan, Andrews, Duff, Doyle, Keane.
Subs: Westwood, Foley, Delaney, Lawrence, Hunt, McCarthy, Cox.

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 03:05 PM
1601: Not sure why, but there's a slight delay to kick off in the Luzhniki Stadium - neither team in any particular Russia (ahem) - but we're moments away from the start now...


Good to see they decided to delay the start so i could finish watching Raw

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 03:11 PM
Arshavin shot from distance, Given saves well.

Arshavin hasn't completely lost his shooting abilities. :bow: Though granted he was in a very central position for that one.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 03:11 PM
Good to see they decided to delay the start so i could finish watching Raw

You probably could've guessed the finish tbf.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 03:17 PM
Arshavin nearly assisted the assister. Semshov decided to blast it across goal for some reason.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 03:24 PM
Given saves from Semshov, Hollywood save?

Ireland are getting pummeled at the moment.

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 03:33 PM
Looked a hollywood save to me. Expect a top quality keeper to grab hold of that

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 03:36 PM
Yeah it didn't look like he would particularly need to stretch for it.

Arshavin has been fairly good incidentally; operating in and around a central role though, of course.

Dunne clears off the line! Why Semshov didn't just blast it through the middle I have no idea.

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 03:37 PM
That was some block on the line by Dunne

Long range shot from the resulting corner just wide.

All Russia atm regardless of what the commentator says

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 03:43 PM
Arshavin blasts one over.

Zhirkov went straight for goal from the corner. Hit the post in fact. :lol:

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 03:44 PM
Win this and Ireland are at Euro 2012

Cant see them not winning their last 2 games

Draw this and a play off place at least

Lose and they have to hope Russia take something in Slovakia

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 03:48 PM
0-0 half time. Surely only a matter of time before Russia score.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:11 PM
Dunne blocked another great opportunity for Russia.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:14 PM
Arshavin shoots, thought it was in. :lol: Way wide in the end.

Kerzhakov off, Diaz on.

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 04:14 PM
Pavlyuchenko on for Kerzhakov

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:16 PM
WTF Semshov? Shoot! Arshavin with the through ball after picking it up, in a central area. :bow:

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:18 PM
Doyle off, Cox on.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:21 PM
This is approaching Arsenal 0-0 CSKA Moscow levels here.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:22 PM
Dreadful cross from Ward.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:23 PM
And now Ward just puts a simple pass out of play. :haha:

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 04:23 PM
Pissing down with rain here and ruining the Sky reception

I missed the chance Russia had

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:26 PM
Someone from the host broadcaster has left the stats screen filling the screen. :doh:

Duff off, Hunt on.

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 04:27 PM
How long are they going to keep the stats up? :doh:

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:33 PM
Dunne GHELled Zhirkov then Dunne's face hit the draining around the running track. :sick:

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 04:34 PM
Dunne booked

Misses the next game

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:36 PM
Zhirkov off, Billy on.

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 04:36 PM
The ref telling Ireland to sub Dunne off :lol:

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:37 PM
They're drawing a number on Dunne's new shirt.

:haha:

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 04:38 PM
:lol:

That number 5 looked pretty decent tbh considering it was done in a rush

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Arshavin. :bow:

Hunt booked.

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Hunt booked for a challenge on Arshavin

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Billy completely skies one. :doh:

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:45 PM
What the hell is Billy doing?

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:46 PM
Arshavin's freekick just headed wide.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:49 PM
Zyryanov heads straight at Given. Shocker of a miss.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Three added minutes.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 04:54 PM
0-0 full time. How it ended like that I don't really know.

Arshavin was Russia's best player by a mile.

Joker
06-09-2011, 05:01 PM
Pat Bonner said Ireland were excellent. From where I was sitting, I thought they were pretty poor, and lucky to come away with a draw. They defended well, granted, but they needed to put in last ditch tackles because they were so sloppy in possession.

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 05:07 PM
Pat Bonner said Ireland were excellent. From where I was sitting, I thought they were pretty poor, and lucky to come away with a draw. They defended well, granted, but they needed to put in last ditch tackles because they were so sloppy in possession.

Yeah it's the kind of performance we have come to expect from a opposing team at the Emirates. Just with barely any quality.

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 07:27 PM
1-0 Macedonia

Still 0-0 in Slovakia in the 2nd half there now

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 07:45 PM
0-1 Armenia

Slovakia :doh:

Dont count Armenia out for a play off place

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 08:02 PM
0-3 Armenia :blink:

They'll only be a point behind Ireland

McNamara That Ghost...
06-09-2011, 08:05 PM
:haha:

Should be a pretty good final round of games next month then. :popcorn:

Cripps_orig
06-09-2011, 08:10 PM
0-4 FT

WTF?

Armenia before these qualifiers were San Marinoesque

I hope they do it tbh

Come on Armenia

Cripps_orig
02-10-2011, 07:57 PM
7/10/11 Armenia v Macedonia

7/10/11 Andorra v Republic of Ireland

7/10/11 Slovakia v Russia

11/10/11 Republic of Ireland v Armenia

11/10/11 Russia v Andorra

11/10/11 Macedonia v Slovakia

3 points seperate the top 4 of Russia on 17, Ireland on 15 and Armenia and Slovakia on 14

Come on Armenia

McNamara That Ghost...
07-10-2011, 06:00 PM
Armenia 4-1 Macedonia full time.

:popcorn:

McNamara That Ghost...
07-10-2011, 07:22 PM
Andorra: Josep Anton Gomez, Bernaus, Gutierrez, Emili Garcia, Lima, Christian Martinez, Pujol, Ayala, Vieira, Silva, Moreno.
Subs: Perianes Meca, Sonejee, Sanchez, Sebastian Gomez, Lorenzo, Marc Garcia, Peppe.

Rep of Ireland: Given, St. Ledger, O'Shea, O'Dea, Ward, McGeady, Whelan, Andrews, Duff, Doyle, Keane.
Subs: Forde, Kelly, Long, Fahey, Hunt, Cox, Lawrence.

Referee: Libor Kovarik (Czech Rep)

Cripps_orig
07-10-2011, 07:24 PM
Armenia :bow:

They have to beat Ireland

McNamara That Ghost...
07-10-2011, 07:34 PM
It's still Slovakia 0-0 Russia. :popcorn:

McNamara That Ghost...
07-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Andorra 0-1 Ireland, Doyle.

:dance:

Cripps_orig
07-10-2011, 07:44 PM
Not good news for Armenia that

Ireland top as it stands

McNamara That Ghost...
07-10-2011, 07:50 PM
Slovakia 0-1 Russia, Dzagoev.

Sign him up, Arsene.

McNamara That Ghost...
07-10-2011, 07:53 PM
Andorra 0-2 Ireland, McGeady.

Cripps_orig
07-10-2011, 07:59 PM
All Irish eyes are probably looking at the game in Slovakia

If Slovakia equalise then Ireland are top with one game to go.

If it stays as it is, Russia are top and a game with Andorra at home

Cripps_orig
07-10-2011, 08:09 PM
Russia win

Think we can safely say they will be there next summer barring a massive shock

Ireland v Armenia for the play off spot

Come on Armenia

McNamara That Ghost...
07-10-2011, 08:10 PM
We might see a happy Arshavin.

Cripps_orig
10-10-2011, 04:20 PM
Keane is out of the game tomorrow

McNamara That Ghost...
10-10-2011, 04:42 PM
Ireland have a good chance then.

Cripps_orig
10-10-2011, 05:22 PM
Not sure what to watch.

Either this or Scotlands slaughter by Spain

Might just watch GSS or whatever its called on Tuesdays

McNamara That Ghost...
10-10-2011, 06:26 PM
I'll watch the Scotland game, probably.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 03:31 PM
ARSENAL'S Russia ace Andrey Arshavin has used a £15,000 win bonus to buy hundreds of tickets for kids to see tonight's Euro 2012 qualifier with Andorra.

Arshavin :bow:

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 04:36 PM
Ireland vs Armenia is on at 18:45.

As for Arshavin, he needs to get some goals against Andorra tbf.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 05:31 PM
Coverage just started on SS1

Will watch the first half of this and then over to Spain unless Armenia look like pulling off a shock

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 05:35 PM
I think Pat Bonner has mistaken Ireland for a team full of possession-keeping merchants. "This isn't the Netherlands, this isn't Germany, this is Armenia. We should be dominating the game here in Dublin".

Rep of Ireland: Given, St. Ledger, Dunne, O'Shea, Kelly, McGeady, Whelan, Andrews, Duff, Doyle, Cox.
Subs: Westwood, Coleman, Walters, Long, Hunt, Fahey, O'Dea.

Armenia: Berezovsky, Hovsepyan, Mkrtchyan, Pizelli, Malakyan, Ghazaryan, Movsisyan, Mkoyan, Aleksanyan, Mkhitaryan, Hayrapetyan.
Subs: Petrosyan, Yuspashyan, Artur Edigaryan, Sarkisov, Artak Edigaryan, Badoyan, Manucharyan.

Referee: Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez (Spain)

Eduardo the ref. :bow:

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 05:45 PM
Just checked Armenias recent qualification attempts for 2010, 2008 etc

Not quite San Marinoesque in that they lose heavily every game but for 2010, they lost 8 of 10 games, winning just the one.

The improvement has been remarkable

Come on Armenia

Nothing against the Irish bar Hornswoggle but want Armenia to do it

Rors
11-10-2011, 05:45 PM
Bonner :lol:

"This isn't a dipping swerver, this isn't a blast into the top corner. This is an air-drifter straight at you. You should be saving this with ease here in the US"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBQr8C2kjI0 (1min33 in)

Rors
11-10-2011, 05:46 PM
Hornswoggle is as Irish as Tony Cascarino...

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 05:48 PM
Bonner :lol:

"This isn't a dipping swerver, this isn't a blast into the top corner. This is an air-drifter straight at you. You should be saving this with ease here in the US"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBQr8C2kjI0 (1min33 in)

Bonner. :haha:

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 05:53 PM
Five minutes in and Ireland have barely had the ball.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 05:55 PM
1-0 Russia

Dzagoev

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 05:55 PM
Russia 1-0 Andorra, Dzagoev.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 05:59 PM
Doyle shoots straight at the keeper

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:00 PM
Great chance for Doyle, straight at Berezovsky.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:00 PM
Stephen Kelly booked

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Ray Houghton might be a little bit biased.

Stephen Kelly booked.

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:01 PM
WTF was Given doing?

:wacko:

Rors
11-10-2011, 06:02 PM
WTF was Given doing?

:wacko:

Called a "big decision" by Ray 'Guinness and leprechauns' Houghton

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:04 PM
:lol:

Nothing from Ray about the fact he went charging out like a lunatic in the first place.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Ireland goal disallowed

Rors
11-10-2011, 06:13 PM
There goes the keeper.

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:13 PM
Berezovsky sent off.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:13 PM
Armenian keeper sent off for handball outside the box

Not sure if it was

Need to see the replay

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Not a handball in the slightest! Will Ireland offer a replay? :whistle:

Rors
11-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Even Ray 'Michael Collins' Houghton doesn't think he handled it.

Rors
11-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Not a handball in the slightest! Will Ireland offer a replay? :whistle:

"We were rabbbed...rabbbed!!"

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:15 PM
Didnt look it

How long before the Henry handball is mentioned and roundabout etc?

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:15 PM
Cox handballed it just before. Bit of a shocker from Eduardo.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:15 PM
Cox handballed it before hand

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:16 PM
2-0 Russia

Ignashevich

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:16 PM
Russia 2-0 Andorra, Ignashevich.

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:17 PM
McGeady puts the resultant freekick over.

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:20 PM
Russia 3-0 Andorra, Diaz.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:20 PM
3-0 Russia

Pavlyuchenko

ANd theres Henry mentioned

Rors
11-10-2011, 06:24 PM
Ireland are predictably making heavy weather of this....

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:29 PM
1-0 Ireland, what a dreadful own goal. :doh:

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:30 PM
1-0 Ireland

OG

Doyle :haha:

Then the defender :doh:

Wtf

Xhaka Canít
11-10-2011, 06:35 PM
Yay...I suppose.

Not watching and can't be arsed finding a stream.

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 06:36 PM
Russia 4-0 Andorra, Dzagoev with his second.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:36 PM
4-0 Russia

Dzagoev again

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 06:36 PM
Half time in both games now

On to Spain v Scotland

Xhaka Canít
11-10-2011, 06:39 PM
I hope Scotland GHEL the bastards.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 07:03 PM
0-1 Slovakia

Piroska

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 07:05 PM
2-0 Ireland

Dunne

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 07:08 PM
Aremenia get one back

Game on

There goes Irelands clean sheet record

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 07:09 PM
Armenia. :bow:

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 07:09 PM
5-0 Russia

Glushakov

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 07:09 PM
Russia 5-0 Andorra, Giushakov.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 07:27 PM
Macedonia equalise

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 07:28 PM
Doyle sent off.

:doh:

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 07:29 PM
:lol:

Hes shit anyway

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 07:30 PM
Russia 6-0 Andorra, Billy.

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 07:30 PM
6-0 Russia

Bilyaletdinov

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 07:36 PM
Given makes a good save

In to injury time there

Looks like Ireland will do it

But Armenia :bow: Hope they kick on for the WC qualifiers although they have Italy, Denmark and the Czechs there

McNamara That Ghost...
11-10-2011, 07:38 PM
2-1 full time Ireland win. :popcorn:

Cripps_orig
11-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Armenias keeper, the sub who came on is inconsolable. Feel for the guy

Anyway fulltimes in all 3 games

Russia win 6-0

1-1 in Macedonia

Olivier's xmas twist
12-10-2011, 05:14 PM
don't see the Irish making a fuss of the Handball last night