Saturday 7 July 2012

Don't look back in anger

So now its all over there is no escaping the brutal facts. Ireland's record at Euro 2012 does not read very well. We played three and lost three, with a goal difference of minus eight. All in all, a bit of a let-down, even though two of the teams we lost to ultimately got to the final and all three of them were ranked in the world's top 10. In fairness though given the scant resources at our disposal, should we really be surprised?

Monday 2 July 2012

There's no doubt about it, they are the greatest...

Simply the greatest
Straight after the European and World Champions reclaimed trophy last night, all football supporters around the world were debating whether Spain could now be considered as the greatest footballing side of all time. The first international side ever to claim three major titles in a row while playing the best football seen since the 1970 Brazil team.

Thursday 28 June 2012

The Boys in Green left their mark alright

You'll never beat the singing anyway!
If ever proof was needed that the 30,000 Paddies who descended on Poznan for Ireland's Euro 2012 group fixtures with Croatia and Spain, left a major impression on the locals then here it is... The video clip below shows a bunch of Poles singing the now infamous chant of "Stand up/Sit down for the Boys in Green". Yet this clip was recorded not while the Green Army were still in Poland, but in the lead up to last night's dour semi final between Spain and Portugal, some 10 days after we got knocked out by Italy.

Monday 25 June 2012

John Delaney 'Hard at Work'

John Delaney keeping things in check in Poznan

John Delaney has been on the defensive these last few days. In Poland the fans chanted "he used to be a w*nker.... but he's alright now" at him. But were they right? Is he alright? Or is he a w*nker?

There's nought wrong with having a few beers and heaven forbid being photographed having a few beers but given the current state of the League of Ireland and Irish football at the grassroots level, is it appropriate for the head man of the FAI to be caught langered and making a show of himself? Or does it show that he's an ordinary grounded bloke who is just really a fan at heart?

Here's an article of him defending his recent behaviour with Dion Fanning from the Irish Independent. One thing's for sure and that is he seems to like more than just the 'odd night out' judging by all the photos and videos on the web.