Not too bad tbh. We both could have had worse draws. Should be between Scotland and Norway for the playoff spot in their group and I'd back the Scots.
Should be between us and Ukraine for our group's playoff spot. Other Eastern European teams unfortunately, but they are teams we should be beating if we deserve to qualify. It will be a very similar story to the Euro qualifying, only it's Ukraine instead of Russia. The away match there is a banker defeat so the home match means everything. If we lose at home to Ukraine, we're out, in fact probably also if we draw it. The rest won't matter. So assuming both matches go to the home side, as happened in the Euro, it will go down to who drops less points against the 3 poxy teams, again as it did in the Euro. Whatever happens, it will go right to the last 10 minutes of the last match as it always does. And there will be a goal that decides it either way.
Still, you never know. Maybe we won't lose twice to Croatia as assumed!
Wales have no chance, but Ireland have got a good chance of making the playoffs. As have Northern Ireland.
There's a couple of easy groups. What a poxy one group 2 is! Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Luxembourg. It would be nice to see Israel make it for once. They usually seem to just miss out and they won't have a better chance than this to get there.