A regional newspaper in Stoke-on Trent has come to the defence of Glenn Whelan after Eamon Dunphy launched a stinging broadside at the Ireland midfielder. The Sentinel took exception to remarks made by one of RTE’s wise men in the aftermath of last week’s home loss to Sweden.
It fell to David Alaba to put Ireland’s World Cup qualification chances to “leaba” on Tuesday night and with it the Green Army’s Polish lager-inspired hangover from Euro 2012 finally wore off. Dan Mellett asks, ‘What now?’
A double defeat ended Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as Ireland boss this week. The killer blow was dealt by the classy David Alaba, the type of player Irish fans could only dream of having in the Irish ranks. Host of the YBIG Football Show Dave O’Grady looks at the aftermath and says, for once, this was a dignified break-up.