Alastair Watt

Georgia View: “Next Step is to Beat the Irish”

After a turbulent few days for Irish football, quite apart from a scarcely-inspiring win against minnows Gibraltar, Georgia arrive in Dublin offering a stern examination of Mick McCarthy’s side. Alastair Watt gives us the inside view on Tuesday’s visitors – already guaranteed a Euro 2020 play-off thanks to their Nations League efforts – to Dublin.

Georgian View: Time To Take Something Off Ireland

Georgia haven’t made things easy in their recent games against Ireland and having derailed Scotland’s Euro 2016 hopes, Saturday’s opponent’s feel they’re due something against the Boys in Green. Alastair Watt answers some of our questions from Tbilisi as the Republic’s World Cup bid hits crunch time.

Georgian View: “We play better football than they do”

For Georgia, football’s place as the number one sport in the country has come under threat as other sports, namely rugby and basketball, bring the country’s patriotic fans considerably more joy than the cycle of false dawns and disappointments in which Georgian football has long been mired, writes Alastair Watt.