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    Default If FF was a soccer team...

    a. Would they win the world cup?
    b. What politician would they buy on the transfer market?
    c. What positions would the cabinet play?
    d. any and all variations on the above.

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    ehhh?

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    Default Re: If FF was a soccer team...

    Quote Originally Posted by cleareyed
    a. Would they win the world cup?
    b. What politician would they buy on the transfer market?
    c. What positions would the cabinet play?
    d. any and all variations on the above.

    (a) yeah 3 times in a row!
    (b) they would borrow some "PD players"
    (c) i. Captain: Bertie Ahern,
    ii Strikers: Biffo, Martin, Ahern & McDowell (on loan)
    iii Midfield: Hanafin, O'Dea, Dempsey
    iv Defenders: Coughlan, Roche, Cullen
    v In Goal: Harney (on loan)

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    Default Re: If FF was a soccer team...

    ii Strikers: Biffo, Martin, Ahern & McDowell (on loan)
    iii Midfield: Hanafin, O'Dea, Demplsey
    iv Defenders: Coughlan, Roche, Cullen
    v In Goal: Harney (on loan)
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    Surely after the amount of times they've wheeled O'Dea out to defend the indefensible on telly, he'd have to play at the back.....
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    You'd think that, but the best defense is to attack

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    Hanafin's their best goal keeper.

    O'Dea's more of an attack dog.

    Dempsey & Cullen would be at the back scoring own-goals.

    Coughlan would be a solid, consistent performer in the mid-field.

    Harney & McDowell would be on the side-line making all the real decisions as per usual.

    They'd win because their opposition was so divided and the Greens insisted on playing the exact opposite direction as the blues and reds, and because Rory O'Hanlon was referee.

    They'd need to buy some young players, maybe Brian Hayes?

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    ????????????Has St. Patrick's day gone to some people's heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutral
    Hanafin's their best goal keeper.

    O'Dea's more of an attack dog.

    Dempsey & Cullen would be at the back scoring own-goals.

    Coughlan would be a solid, consistent performer in the mid-field.

    Harney & McDowell would be on the side-line making all the real decisions as per usual.

    They'd win because their opposition was so divided and the Greens insisted on playing the exact opposite direction as the blues and reds, and because Rory O'Hanlon was referee.

    They'd need to buy some young players, maybe Brian Hayes?
    For what, to be a mascot ? face it neutral poor Brian couldn't make it in the big leagues when he had the chance.
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    If FF where a soccer team they would have to be 'Glasgow Rangers'.

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    Manager: has to be Bertie - less Arsene Wenger, more Sam Allardyce. Would now have perfect excuse for wearing an anorak, cursing and chewing gum like a knacker.

    Left Back: Seamus Brennan could be one of those short but speedy left-back in the style of Roberto Carlos or Ashley Cole. Alternatively, he may be left-back in the dressingroom after annoying the SIPTU ultras. Needs to improve his distribution skills.

    Central Defence: Biffo Cowen. A resolute defender of all things Fianna Fáil. Intelligent reader of the game with knowledge of such things as the offside rule and party handbook. Could be the Tony Adams of the side, so long as he avoids hitting the bar.

    Central Defence: Martin Mansergh. Import from the English game but has adapted well to conditions underfoot. Another intelligent player with good literacy and basic cogent argument skills, a rarity in the side. Often sent out to defend the indefensible.

    Right-back: Martin Cullen. Having avoided a (free) transfer to minnow side PDFC, Cullen has proven has somehow held onto his place despite off-the-field antics and a reputation for extravagant spending.

    Left-midfield: Noel Dempsey. Prone to solo runs and dropping deep when challenged. Not a great communicator but very evasive when necessary.

    Centre-midfield: Mary Coughlan. Swears like Keano and has demonstrated ability to tackle the vulnerable. Great cutback ability and good at tracking back.

    Centre-midfield: John O'Donoghue. Reknowned for his dragbacks and u-turns, O'Donoghue has zero tolerance for the opposition. Weaknesses include running out of breath and exasperation.

    Right-midfield: position vacant after departure of famed right-winger Charlie McCreevy to FC Bruge.

    Forward: Willie O'Dea. Despite some recent experience in Defence, O'Dea's best position remains as an attacker. No stranger to bylines, the Limerick man is an expert at playing the man and not the ball.

    Forward: Michael McDowell. On loan from a smaller club, McDowell has a ferocious shot but doesn't like being shot at. Enjoys open goals. Bit of a headtheball.

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