The Football Pools have created a good luck message to the England football team with a little help from a World Cup legend Gordon Banks. He created a piece of Banksy artwork to commemorate ‘That Save’ against Pele in 1970.
Roy Keane described Glenn Whelan’s performance in Stoke’s win over Arsenal last weekend as ‘outstanding,’ and he would know. The player who came in for a lot of criticism during Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign could be set for a new lease of life under the guidance of Ireland’s former midfield general
It’s a big year ahead for Irish players looking to impress a new management team. Martin O’Neill has spoken of unearthing a hidden gem while some more established names will be hoping to make a bigger impact than they did with Giovanni Trapattoni. We could also see some new faces in the Irish set-up with a big second half to the season coming up ahead of the beginning of Euro 2016 qualifying in September.
His team-mate John O’Shea has called him an ‘unsung hero’ and while his partners in the Irish midfield have fallen in and out of favour, Glenn Whelan remains at the heart of Giovanni Trapattoni’s quest to reach the World Cup next summer. The Dubliner earns his 50th cap in Wales tonight.
It was a very good night for the Irish in the League Cup with goals for Shane Long, James McClean, Jon Walters, Wes Hoolahan, Kevin Kilbane and a screamer from Nott’s Forest’s new Cox in the Box.
Spud Watch returns after spending the last two months in a Maharishi retreat to combat the night horrors afflicted by the thoughts of Glenn Whelan getting an FA Cup medal. Life really isn’t fair is it?
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.
Here’s this week’s Spud Watch…