Who do u guys think you are? Look you aint gonna beat Ireland. Don't even put us in the same league as Austrailia. Ireland have world class players like Keane, Keane and Harte. We'll whip you boys...............if you happen to beat UAE.
Eh nope.................there's nothing too special about Portugal. We drew with them and they drew with us. Can you be lucky twice and beat Holland with ten men. Or have Ireland been really unlucky not to be already be in the world cup. Ireland are the best second place team from Europe. It's a crime to see Poland and Sweden go thru and Ireland not there yet. But we'll only have to wait a few more times. If Iran had to play the USA, Canada, Austrailia or New Zealand maybe they'd get through but c'mon. Ireland are a real football nation and we won't lose to Iran or UAE. If this match goes to a one off game you may have a chance but if it stays as a two legged affair we'll simply destroy anyone that is below world class in Dublin
You guys are too over-reactive. This shows you feel the fear of being defeated by an Asian team. That will be a big humiliation for a Euro 2-class team like Ireland, which has some so-called "world-class" players.
Btw, don't tell me the Keane who failed in Serie A is a world-class guy, if that is true, you will find thousands of world-class players. Harte? nice free-kicker, but that's all he can.
If Ireland are second class the Holland must be 3rd rate!! Anyway I'd always back a second class (so called by you) Euro team to beat a first class Asian team based on stats and results over the years.
Now since Ireland are back in the World top 20 and are one of the 9 top seeds for the Euro2004 draw in January your assesment of them as a 2nd rate team is based on ignorance. I imagine the Iranian coach will not under estimate us especially since we finished above his Croatian team in the Euro2000 qualifiers.
I know I may have been a little harsh on Iran, but the fact is Ireland have a better team. They have more experience playing top class teams....like Portugal and Holland. But the odds are that Ireland will go through, given their current record. I don't think Ireland are anywhere near good enough to win the World Cup, but losing to Iran is highly unlikely
Sorry, but that's just the way it is
The season's over but we still have the Cup to be decided
Some familiar names but who the hell are Vegalta Sendai?
Important semi for the 2 sides below. Both haven't qualified for the Champions League and could do with getting the last ticket to that competition
Starts in a week and a half, so I figured I could open a thread to discuss it (and perhaps some lower level AFC competitions - AFC Cup and President's Cup, but I doubt there is much interest).
The draw has already occurred - 7 teams from lower level Asian leagues will playoff for two spots...
Katharina Gerhard, a female referee from Bonn, Germany, start her debut in Taiwan Premier Football League 2019 match between Taipei Red Lions and Taiwan Sports University today, in Taipei Municipal Stadium. The match is the second match of the day held in the same pitch with heavy torrential...
8 games played, 5 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses
Our best player of the qualification was Reza Goochnanejad
We've defeated Korea back to back already. Strong accomplishment considering this team was a nightmare in recent years.
I'd like to see this new team progress further in the Asian Cup.