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    Very dubious penalty awarded at the death
    "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

    Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

    Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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      While the assertions that last night's match was the first time a team has lost 2-0 at home in a European Cup game and gone through to the next round may or may not be true ( I have neither the time nor the inclination to trawl through the 64 years' worth of results) I do remember a match involving Ajax, which further research reveals was in the 1968-9 Quarter-finals.

      In the first leg, Ajax lost at home to Benfica 1-3. They won the away leg 3-1 and this being a year before Penalty Kicks were introduced and the Away Goals rule not being applicable, it was off to Paris ( The Stade Colombes, Racing's old ground, AKA Le Stade Olympique Yves du Manoir) for the Play-off.

      EDIT Wiki tell us that there were 63,638 there. END EDIT

      It was scoreless after 90 minutes and Ajax won in ET with goals from Cruyff and Danielsson (2).

      They went on to lose the final 1-4 to Milan but were back in 71, 72 and 73 to win out.
      Last edited by Piquet; 7th-March-2019, 15:01.

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        Unique view of the San Siro

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          Borat 3 Rab C Nesbitt 0

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            This is crazy, having had the vast majority of possession in the first half and failing to score, Ireland score shortly after Halftime and now seem to be standing back and letting Gibraltar have the ball rather than pressing on and putting the game to rest.

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              Been disappointed with the workrate of the top two for us. Too much wandering around not enough getting stuck in and holding up the ball
              I am the million man.

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                and now they take off Seanie Maguire a striker and bring on Harry Arter, a midfielder.

                WTF?

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                  Republic footballers all have the air of skangers strutting out of a Finglas pub like they are cock of the walk. Mick seeing now he has a crew of duffers.

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                    Number one on this list would probably show Mick's view.

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                        You have to admire the balls of Ireland's Kim Il Sung, John Delaney. He jacks in the job of CEO of the most professional football association in Ireland only to become the Executive Vice President of the most professional football association in Ireland. Vladimir Putin is giving him a standing ovation.
                        The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                          I wonder if he was trying to hide the 100k from someone, and just had it resting in the FAI account? Or was he genuinely trying to ease the cash flow of an organization that had a net cash inflow of 17.4 million euros at the end of 2016?
                          "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                          Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                          Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                            The FAI are reported as wanting to bring forward their appearance before the Oireachtas Committee from the 10th of April to the 3rd.

                            ​​​​​​My inner Cynic wonders what news is going to become public in the week between the two dates.

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                              Oh look....
                              https://extra.ie/2019/03/24/news/iri...n-fai-new-role
                              "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                              Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                              Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                                Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                                The FAI are reported as wanting to bring forward their appearance before the Oireachtas Committee from the 10th of April to the 3rd.

                                ​​​​​​My inner Cynic wonders what news is going to become public in the week between the two dates.
                                There isn’t anything cynical about questioning a situation that someone sought to quash by injunction and then all
                                of a sudden move from their role. There is shenanigans going on.

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