A quick note on the state of Irish soccer.
Watching last nights debacle against Cyprus (Ireland got a last minute goal to draw 1-1 against a team they should be stuffing 4-0) I couldn't help but think back to a story my friend Paul told me about when he was a barman at a posh bar in Dublin and now Irish manager Steve Staunton was hassling the female staff, asking one straight out 'Do you f***?'.
So not only is he stubborn, he is ignorant too.
With excellent, talented midfielder Liam Miller watching from the bench Staunton played a defender in centre midfield. Poor Joey O'Brien looked like a fish out of water. Ireland were without any shape or sense. This has to stop, Staunton is completely and utterly ruining Irish football.
How can you, Joe Punter, help? Check out the petition to have Steve Staunton sacked. Sign it, then sit back and relax knowing you just did your good deed for the day.
In the meantime, if you are an Irish soccer fan, and you are depressed at the state of the team and that sordid effort last night, well, comfort yourself with this little gem of a blast from the past. Ladies and gentlemen, Ireland's finest footballing talent ever. The great Liam Brady.
Only goal of the 1987 game between Ireland and Brazil
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