I’m pumped for this game tomorrow night.
I’m wearing my Derry top today in support of the Derry Brigade.
When was the last time we had a game of this magnitude in Ireland?
Bosnia at home wasn’t as much in the balance because we had an away win already and that was for the Euros. Estonia at home was in the bag.
We weren’t close to qualifying for WC 2014. The France home game was big obviously in 2009 but that was a home leg first so the Dublin leg wasn’t decisive.
We weren’t close in 2006 either. Obviously the home game against the Dutch for 2002 was a massive game but even still we had to go to Iran subsequently.
We qualified for 1994 in Ireland but the game wasn’t in Dublin and we also had dependencies on other results. Italia 90 qualification was sealed away from home.
In short, has there ever been a bigger winner-takes-all game in Dublin?