Irish Teams in Europe 2017

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Draw made today.

In the CL Dundalk got a brutal draw in Rosenberg. Not the force they once we're but the worst possible draw. Linfield should get past San Marino's La Fiorita and get Celtic, with a 50/50 of the home leg on the 12th... Fun fun fun.

In the EL, Rovers got Stjarnan of Iceland. Winnable but no walkover. Winners get Mlada Boleslav of the Czech Republic. Great trip, tough tie.

Cork should have enough for Levadia Tallinn, and assuming AEL Larnica beat a Gibraltar side, that's winnable too.

Derry got a poxy draw against Danish side Midtjylland who beat Southampton 2 years ago. They won't have enough there. Ferencváros (Hungary) or FK Jelgava (Latvia) await the winners.

Crusaders were paired with Latvia's Liepaja, while Ballymena United and Coleraine are away first to Norway's Odd and Haugesund respectively. Odd beat Rovers 2 years ago, a decent side with some solid international players. Expectation is very different up there but they are tough draws.

My crystal balls say Dundalk and Derry will get hammered, Rovers will get beat by the Czechs and Cork will probably get past the Cypriots. The nordies will be lucky to get a goal, bar Linfield v San Marino. Even they can't lose that one.... Can they?
 


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Might this thread be about ice hockey?
 

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Cork are best set up to. They are probably a better side than Dundalk were last year.
Dundalk of the last few years were among the best in the history of Irish football, one of the few to manage to reach the group stages and even come with a whisker of a chance from progressing from a group stage of a major European tournament, Cork while having the league all but wrapped up even at this fairly early stage, will struggle to match Dundalk's overall achievements.
 

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Rosenborg are nowhere near their level of the last decade. Even then, just looking at the stats they have lost more games than won in Europe. Apoel did a job on them last year and the conceeded in every game. It won't be easy for Dundalk but I'd take a bunch of jolly Norweigans over a trip to Kiev, Minsk, Belgrade, Tiblisi any day
 

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No. Why would you think it was?
Why wouldn't I? Your thread title merely referred to "Irish Teams" so for all I knew it was the Mullinahone Cialis Chewers' Team who, as you probably know, are hotly tipped to retain their European Over 60's Gangbang Trophy in Split next month.

Next time that you open a thread about association football, why not include the word "Soccer" in your thread title? That way, I'll know what to expect when I drop in!
 

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Why wouldn't I? Your thread title merely referred to "Irish Teams" so for all I knew it was the Mullinahone Cialis Chewers' Team who, as you probably know, are hotly tipped to retain their European Over 60's Gangbang Trophy in Split next month.

Next time that you open a thread about association football, why not include the word "Soccer" in your thread title? That way, I'll know what to expect when I drop in!
It's called football :)
 

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Why wouldn't I? Your thread title merely referred to "Irish Teams" so for all I knew it was the Mullinahone Cialis Chewers' Team who, as you probably know, are hotly tipped to retain their European Over 60's Gangbang Trophy in Split next month.

Next time that you open a thread about association football, why not include the word "Soccer" in your thread title? That way, I'll know what to expect when I drop in!
The game internationally is known as football.
 

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Why wouldn't I? Your thread title merely referred to "Irish Teams" so for all I knew it was the Mullinahone Cialis Chewers' Team who, as you probably know, are hotly tipped to retain their European Over 60's Gangbang Trophy in Split next month.

Next time that you open a thread about association football, why not include the word "Soccer" in your thread title? That way, I'll know what to expect when I drop in!
What other sport has a European draw? Does rugby? So you had a choice of 2.

And ill use football on the basis I'm not a yank
 

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The game internationally is known as football.
So that's what the eff in "FAI" stands for - well I never!

I really don't care whether he had entitled his thread "Irish Soccer Teams in Europe 2017" or "Irish Football Teams in Europe 2017" or even "SSE Airtricity Teams in Europe 2017" - my objection was to the fact that the thread title lacks any clarification as to what sport was involved.
 

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What other sport has a European draw? Does rugby? So you had a choice of 2.

And ill use football on the basis I'm not a yank

Yes rugby. Also hockey and basketball to name but 2 more.

But I'm far too hot to get into a silly row with you about it, so I'll settle for gently asking you to go and sit on a large cactus, if that's OK?
 

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Dundalk of the last few years were among the best in the history of Irish football, one of the few to manage to reach the group stages and even come with a whisker of a chance from progressing from a group stage of a major European tournament, Cork while having the league all but wrapped up even at this fairly early stage, will struggle to match Dundalk's overall achievements.
And Cork dismembered them and are dancing on their corpse. Maguire leaving will slow them but this Cork side is far stronger and this is just the draw to prove it.
 

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Cork are best set up to. They are probably a better side than Dundalk were last year.
Yeah but that's because of the striker they have, Maguire is his name. He's leaving for Preston in the summer I believe.

Hopefully Martin will give him a call up like he did Horgan and Boyle.
 

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Any reason why Dundalk drew Rosenborg? Did they not get a bye into the second round, and thus due to play someone from the first preliminary round?
 

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I'm wondering why a team from Gibralter have a higher co-efficient than any of the Irish clubs allowing them enter the competition at the 2nd round stage. Anyone?
 


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