Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ireland Preview - Sunday 5 p.m.

This game is going to be fun. Means nothing for either team for quarterfinals security and not much in terms of favourable crossover potential either. Group D looms, and whichever teams finish first or second will be formidable opponents.

The question I was asked probably 20 times on Saturday night is - Will Norway try against Ireland? Every time I answered the same thing: of course we will, why wouldn't we? We're 4-0, they're 4-0. They're a good team, we're a good team. They don't like us, we don't like them.

Ireland can score goals, there's no denying that fact. But Norway's entire strategy has always been about defense first. If we let Ireland score early then it will turn into an embarrassment, and I HATE being part of those games. The one thing to watch for will be whether or not it gets chippy. Even one bad challenge could set this game off. Nobody wants to let a meaningless game get dictated by the other team and if anyone decides to take liberties then I expect immediate retribution.

This will be a fun game to watch: 4-4 tie.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahahhahaha 4 4 tie? We will see about that.

Ireland 9 1.

Anonymous said...

Ya I dunno if your still drunk or just stupid, 4-4? 5-0 ROI

Anonymous said...

You have the right amount of goals but the wrong score; 8-0.
And I can see your post tomorrow stating that Norway didnt put in a full effort when in fact they did! Good luck because you need it.

Anonymous said...

8 2 ROI. Was close to your prediction!! Haha ur team is a joke. Out classes, out played. Let's see your excuses.

Anonymous said...

Classed**

Anonymous said...

a little bit off there buddy, see ya next year Norway.

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for the real easy teams in your pool, you probably would not have made it through to the next round. You are also lucky that you get to play Poland, but I think Poland will still win.

Anonymous said...

Norway blows. Ha ha 4-4 Tie. You got to be kiding me. Lucky it wasn't 10-0. Although 8-2 is pretty embarassing.