After all the traumatic build-up to the World Cup, Ireland took to the field without their best player and influential captain. How would the team react and who would step up to the plate?
Galvin Klein “At least Matt Holland managed to wear a shirt at a major tournament. Joey Barton supposedly ‘leaks’ the kit England will be wearing when they crash out of the Euro 2012 quarter-finals at the hands of Ireland.”
It’s ironic that on the night Thierry Henry makes a comeback for Arsenal, Joey Barton becomes public enemy Number 1 in Ireland for an extraordinary outburst at former international Matt Holland. Irish tweeters went into meltdown and Barton has done a runner.
… in Table Football. Matt Holland relives his stunning strike against Cameroon at World Cup 2002. Sticking rigidly to a four-four-two formation, the former Ireland midfielder recalls the moment he struck to level our first game the last time we graced a major finals. Despite losing teak-tough captain Roy Keane, replacement Holland, in an uncanny resemblance to our current wooden midfield, had the ball laid to him on a plate and he stabbed it home like a hot knife through butter.
Ever wondered what it’s like to live the life of Alan O’Brien, that really fast lad Stan kept picking? Or Keith Andrews? Or Jon Walters? Now you can. Póg Mo Goal and We R Interactive have teamed up to introduce you to IAMPLAYR, the first interactive game to let you experience the life of a footballer, through the eyes of the player. And Matty Holland is a fan.