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Slovakia heading oot

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Tonight's results mean they need a miracle from Gibraltar.

If they'd hung on for a point last Thursday they'd be safely in the play-offs.

Us, Slovakia and Slovenia managed to slit each others' throats this week...

 

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Good.

The 3rd on goal difference is a bit of a sickner if not that lack lustre preformance on Sunday.

And it's good to know that if we had a suprior goal difference, we were simply not good enough.

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14 hours ago, weekevie04 said:

Good.

The 3rd on goal difference is a bit of a sickner if not that lack lustre preformance on Sunday.

And it's good to know that if we had a suprior goal difference, we were simply not good enough.

Having said that, no other team with 2 losses or less is heading anywhere other than Russia or the playoffs.

 

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2 minutes ago, biffer said:

Having said that, no other team with 2 losses or less is heading anywhere other than Russia or the playoffs.

 

Wales lost one game and are out. Draws killed them, same as us really.

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6 hours ago, Lion Rampant said:

Wales lost one game and are out. Draws killed them, same as us really.

Three points for a win, as I said. ;)

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9 minutes ago, Toepoke said:

I imagine Robert Mak is public enemy #1 with the Slovak fans right now...

 

I was sitting next to a Slovakia fan on Friday on flight to Gatwick, they were far from happy with him to say the least, used some rather colourful language!!

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7 minutes ago, Barney Rubble said:

Are they seriously the worst runner-up?

Oooo maybe not just yet,  Bosnia have taken the lead in Estonia, if Gibraltar can equalise against Greece somehow Slovakia will be in the play offs...

 

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They're the worst runners up.  And Scotland the next best - can't see anybody else that didn't finish second with 18 points. 

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3 minutes ago, Tartan Chris said:

A very average national team.

Scotland have been in the worst runners up group before, wasn't the 2010 world cup also the same?

Yeah it was, Norway and us both had 10 points, Norway pipped us on goal difference. Norway missed out similiar in that had we beat Norway at home we would have got a playoff then as I think there was another group on 11 points.

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Yes group was Holland, Scotland, Norway, Macedonia and Iceland.

Iceland were nowhere near as good then as now and 6 points were taken.

Norway home game was Iwelumo missing an open goal. :ph34r:

As ever there was a rubbish result that killed qualification, 1-0 defeat in Macedonia. They were easily beaten at Hampden.

If you look back last 15 years that was arguably the easiest group to get a play off spot from but Burley just wasn't good enough.

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1 hour ago, Tartan Chris said:

Yes group was Holland, Scotland, Norway, Macedonia and Iceland.

Iceland were nowhere near as good then as now and 6 points were taken.

Norway home game was Iwelumo missing an open goal. :ph34r:

As ever there was a rubbish result that killed qualification, 1-0 defeat in Macedonia. They were easily beaten at Hampden.

If you look back last 15 years that was arguably the easiest group to get a play off spot from but Burley just wasn't good enough.

That campaign was a shambles even from the fixture meeting, for some reason Gordon Smith thought it was a good idea to play in Macedonia on a summer's afternoon. 

Worse still everybody in the room somehow thought the play-offs were in October instead of November and therefore arranged the final group games in September 2009, meaning the group was complete a month before the others and everybody else knew what to do to beat the runner up in our group (Norway).

 

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8 hours ago, Tartan Chris said:

Yes group was Holland, Scotland, Norway, Macedonia and Iceland.

Iceland were nowhere near as good then as now and 6 points were taken.

Norway home game was Iwelumo missing an open goal. :ph34r:

As ever there was a rubbish result that killed qualification, 1-0 defeat in Macedonia. They were easily beaten at Hampden.

If you look back last 15 years that was arguably the easiest group to get a play off spot from but Burley just wasn't good enough.

Macedonia missed about 4 good chances that night, Gordon was excellent. 

Cracking Faddy goal to win it. 

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8 hours ago, Tartan Chris said:

Yes group was Holland, Scotland, Norway, Macedonia and Iceland.

Iceland were nowhere near as good then as now and 6 points were taken.

Norway home game was Iwelumo missing an open goal. :ph34r:

As ever there was a rubbish result that killed qualification, 1-0 defeat in Macedonia. They were easily beaten at Hampden.

If you look back last 15 years that was arguably the easiest group to get a play off spot from but Burley just wasn't good enough.

Didn't Broadfoot score that campaign as well?

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50 minutes ago, in5omniac said:

Didn't Broadfoot score that campaign as well?

Was it a rebound from a mcfadden penalty?

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Switzerland win 9 and lose 1 and are not yet guaranteed a place at the Finals.  That is unreal.

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26 minutes ago, girvanTA said:

Was it a rebound from a mcfadden penalty?

Think it was from a corner kick or free kick set play in Reykjavik

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