UEFA Nations League/Euro 2020 Qualification


#41

That was a terrible night for the young lads. The referee was an absolute disgrace. Poor young lad must be distraught…


#42

I wonder were the players and goalkeepers, especially, addressed on this before the shoot-out. I think I read somewhere that there is a new FIFA/UEFA directive to clamp down on goalkeepers moving off their line before penalty kicks being taken.


#43

The yellow card rule was brought in last year.


#44

And there’s been plenty of penos with movement from the goalie since then and not once did I ever see the keeper get booked


#45

I agree, thats why I said earlier that technically the ref was right, but the problem lies in the fact that more times than not refs dont call for a retake, but once he did he had no choice but to give the card


#46

But I think I heard that there is a new push from FIFA to introduce this rigorously.


#47

What in the name of jaysus is Shay wearing


#48

The Netherlands knocked England out last night in the semi-final - again in a penalty shoot-out.


#49

Good to see consistency…

And I’m not talking about England being knocked out on penos :wink:


#50

And the Netherlands win the final, on penalties. X


#51

Roy :+1:


#52

I’d say Gold just didn’t know, the craythur. Leave him off.


#53

Well , this is all we need …


#54

He can prob earn more as an England international and has more chance of qualifying for tournaments and getting knocked out in the quarters - than sticking with us


#55

Hard to disagree with that . It’s just hard to stomach after his interview after the last game .
The honour of playing for ireland seems to be long gone if there’s a chance of playing for england


#56

#57

bit harsh from kev as the lad is 19.


#58

Id say his head has been turned by an agent .
If he was genuinely dedicated in the first place to playing for ireland there wouldn’t even be a choice . There must have always been a glimmer of doubt .


#59

Whatever happened that Grealish guy?


#60

Jack WHO … :rofl: :rofl: