Georgia beat Scotland with 1:0 and that gives Ireland a golden opportunity to push closer to the coveted qualification spot against Georgia tonight. But football is never really about the talking that goes on beforehand. Ireland could out talk every Georgia player and pundit ten to one before tonight’s game, but when the game starts, the talking ends. Do Ireland have what it takes to beat Georgia? Yes, without doubt? Were Scotland a better team on the night against Georgia and still lost? Yes, but football doesn’t do many favours or ‘IOUs’. The ball does the talking and let’s hope Shay and the Irish team get the prep right for tonight, as future qualification games are not exactly going to get any easier?