Faroe Islands 2 Lithunia 1
Well done Brian Kerr. Please come back and make Keane and Co. play proper football. We'll even get them to promise to sit still and watch analysis videos.
I blame John O Shea if he had not missed that sitter in france Kerr would still be here there would have been no staunton and Stephen Ireland and Stephen Reid would be playing all John O Shea's fault.
Stephen Ireland fell out with Kerr during his under-age days. He wouldn't have been playing for him either.I'd imagine Stephen Reid would still have the dodgy legs.
Kerr is an Irish Trappatoni. We played boring but effective football, I think our record under him was 5 defeats in 33 games, way better than muppet Staunton and about the same as Trap percentage wise.
The media are never happy with any manager, Trapp is even getting constantly attacked today as was every single other Irish manager. You can't win with our media, unless I guess you win every match playing exciting football and that isn't going to happen.yeh he was hounded over Roy Keane and he never got the respect of either the media who never watch domestic football and perhaps the more senior players didn't really respect him either for the same reason.
Basically if you don't make it in English soccer, either as a player or manager, there is no chance at the Irish job.
But we were sh1t against the Swiss that time. Utter sh1t. Better than Stan alright but not as good as McCarthy, Trap or Charlton
A few years ago I was at a function which he spoke at it and I ended up in a group having a few pints (us and not him). He's a really good down to earth genuine fellow who loves his soccer. He showed no bitterness over what had happened with the FAI (although IMO he had every right to be bitter). He was home grown and cheap and a combination of these 2 things meant he was doomed from the start.
Our English bloody premiership obsessed media didn't warm to him. He hadn't plyed his trade over there and therefore how could he be any good? He had only won world honours at youth level but that didn'tcount it seems. Delaney's role in the whole affair was shocking and how he survived both this and the subsequent Stan debacle is beyond me.
We now have the trendy Italian manager but the reality is that we are no better off. We have 16 points tonight in our group - no one will tell me that we wouldn't have at least that if Brian was in charge.