Republic of Ireland

Spud Watch: The Irish Abroad 05.10.10

IT LOOKS like Giovanni Trapattoni has been reading Spud Watch (I really hope someone is) and has heeded our advice. Young Coleman was drafted into the Irish squad and was once again a starter for Everton on Saturday, bombing up and down the right wing throughout their side’s impressive 2- 0 win away to Birmingham.
He plays like a man thoroughly enjoying his football. Whether it be on the right wing or at full-back, over the 90 minutes Coleman gets up and down more times than a porn star’s penis on a good night.

Passage of Play: Nigel Worthington

“Northern Ireland is a different country to the Republic of Ireland. You have your own team, you have your own nation. It’s as simple as that.”

Spud Watch – The Irish Abroad 20.9.10

IN THE weekend’s big fixture, Man Utd v Liverpool, John O’Shea played the full 90 (just about) and Darren Gibson got 2 mins.
Glenn Whelan got 10 mins while Marc Wilson was an unused sub for Stoke City.
Richard Dunne came off injured at half time and is a doubt for the upcoming internationals.

Spud Watch – The Irish Abroad 13.9.10

THERE were games for: John O’Shea, Liam Lawrence (with his new club Portsmouth), Robbie Keane (20 mins), James McCarthy, Stephen Kelly 90, and for the Wolves contingent – Ward, Foley, and Doyle, with their former teammate Andy Keogh getting the full 90 at Cardiff.