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View Poll Results: The 2 sides to qualify
Russia 48 78.69%
Slovakia 29 47.54%
Ireland 32 52.46%
Macedonia 2 3.28%
Armenia 9 14.75%
Andorra 2 3.28%
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post #1 of 88 (permalink) Old September 1st, 2010, 17:47 Thread Starter
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03/09/2010 Armenia - Republic of Ireland
Referee: Zsolt Szabo (HUN)
Stadium: Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM)

03/09/2010 Andorra - Russia
Referee: Marco Borg (MLT)
Stadium: Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella (AND)

03/09/2010 Slovakia - FYR Macedonia
Referee: Claudio Circhetta (SUI)
Stadium: Štadión Pasienky, Bratislava (SVK)

07/09/2010 Russia - Slovakia
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
Stadium: Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow (RUS)

07/09/2010 FYRO Macedonia - Armenia
Referee: Espen Berntsen (NOR)
Stadium: National Arena Filip II Macedonian, Skopje (MKD)

07/09/2010 Republic of Ireland - Andorra
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP)
Stadium: Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL)


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post #2 of 88 (permalink) Old September 1st, 2010, 17:51 Thread Starter
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Russia obviously the big favourites

but

in Ireland - they face a decent foe. Robbie´s last hurrah?

Slovakia - much improved. Seem to be the main team in central Eastern Europe.

and to a lesser extent Macedonia. Will pick some points off others before probably collapsing against Andorra

Armenia - always working hard as a team but not so great in football.

Andorra - only know them for Ruuds friend.

Have to be boring and go for Russia and Slovakia. Wouldn´t mind Ireland taking one of their places though


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dont see macedonia making a step forward in this group but who knows with a good start things can change.

expect ireland to top this group

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I'd say Russia & Slovakia. Russia because I think they have the best team and Slovakia because they showed some good things in the recent World Cup. Hope the Irish forgive me but maybe this is good news for them because we have a tendency of underestimating them (see WC 2002 qualifiers).

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post #5 of 88 (permalink) Old September 2nd, 2010, 19:55
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IMO Russia will top this group. I dont think they will allow two times in a row not to qualify for a major tournament. for the 2nd place its Ireland or Slovakia. as for Macedonia, I hope we can end 2nd, but its just not real. Armenia can take some points, but nothing more than the 5th place, while Andorra, well, they r nice ppl too
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Voted for Russia and Slovakia. The Russians to top the group and Slovakia edging in a tight fight with Ireland for second place. Macedonia could bring some trouble and take points of the qualifing contenders.
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Slovakia and Ireland go through, Russia is going to fail.
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post #8 of 88 (permalink) Old September 3rd, 2010, 16:26
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Russia and Slovakia to go through. I don't think Russia will have an easy time on this grp, both Ireland and Slovakia can beat them.
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Meh, lucky Irish p

Armenia weren't doing badly at all in the second half and Shay Given seemed to have difficulty taking the ball first time but alas, Fahey 0-1 and the points seem in the bag


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Ireland and Slovakia, no question.
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post #11 of 88 (permalink) Old September 4th, 2010, 02:33
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This one will go down to the wire.

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Ireland and Slovakia, no question.
Really? Do you think Russia won`t even reach the playoffs?
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This one will go down to the wire.
Agree. We should have a very interesting game in Moscow next week when Russia hosts Slovakia.
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Russia almost got a gift but Slovakia won it with a minute to play. Russia's looked quite poor lately and I have a very strong feeling that we don't take three points in the upcoming match with Slovakia.

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Mother Russia about to kick-off against Slovakia.

Holovsko starting ahead of Vittek while Probregnyak does so over Pav.


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First big shock tonight

Russia actually put me to sleep with their play.


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Russia´s next game will be against Ireland in Dublin, where they should adleast get a point.

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surprise, suprise. this group can be the most interesting of all
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From I remember talking to Macedonian guys in previous times they seemed very optimistic, just like us Every campiagn we come and say "this is it, the time has come".

What are expectations in Macedonia for this campaign?
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No expecatations. We have a amateur coach, who really shouldnt be a manager anywhere to be frank. Probably 4th spot like usual, or even 5th.
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