Sean St. Ledger, Stephen Kelly, and Conor Sammon face a grilling (#fishpun) from a press conference of 7-10 year olds.”What’s a W.A.G.? Why are they orange?”
The fall-out continues from Ireland’s draw with Austria and while the knives are once more out for Giovanni Trapattoni, the Green Army are still weighing up our chances of snatching the play-off spot. Amid all the recriminations and questions about Ireland’s retreat in the second half, we should take a minute to remember that David Alaba’s strike in the 93rd minute actually took a deflection off Sean St. Ledger. Meanwhile Germany took another massive step towards Brazil with a 4-1 win at home to Kazakhstan,.
After a great team performance against Sweden in Stockholm, Irish Internationals Simon Cox, Sean St.Ledger and Darren Randolph look ahead positively to the Ireland v Austria game at the Aviva Stadium.
The Germans are coming and the Boys in Green mean business. The new home kit will be worn for the first time for the visit of Joachim Loew’s men to Lansdowne Road. Shane Long, Sean St. Ledger, Keiren Westwood, and Simon Cox got suited and booted to launch the jersey.
In the final part of our look at the state of the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of Euro 2012, Spud Watch finds a new role for Kevin Kilbane and ponders the unthinkable; Stephen Ireland should phone home.
Happy New Year or Omman Pad Ooooome, Harree Kriisshna, Agnus Dei, Hosana in the Highest. I don’t know what Jewish people chant, probably anything by Carole King. A wise avuncular man I once met on the bus to the nut-house once told me that true happiness is achieved through acceptance. Does he mean I should remain passive? Or as Henry Miller suggests that we are all anchored, then how can we be going anywhere? Whether you’re a Muslim, a Protestant, a Jew, a Catholic, a Hindu; we are all just particles colliding off other particles like the ball in Super Cup Football.
Exclusive: Spud Watch goes undercover in Dublin the night Ireland qualified for Euro 2012. Paul Williams ain’t got sh*t on us.
As the song goes, poor old Dicey Riley, she has taken to the sup and the Irish football team and fans did likewise on Harcourt Street on Tuesday before an impromptu street party took over outside. Sean St Ledger joined in.
“These two, they complete each other, they work very well together. And they can sense the ball.”
Belated Happy Valentines to all the Spud Watch readers and I hope your night was more enjoyable than mine when me and I my trusty sock spent the evening watching montages of Tony Galvin on YouTube and my Cagney and Lacey box set.
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