On Saturday night the Irish soccer team takes on Italy in a crucial World Cup 2010 qualifier. We do so without the services of one of the most talented midfield players available, Sunderland's Andy Reid.
Reid has been drawing praise from all corners of the football community for his excellent performances for Sunderland this season. He is at the top of his game, both scoring and creating goals, and tracking back for defensive duties also.
Steve Bruce/Sunderland manager; ''He has arguably been our best player for a month''
Niall Quinn/Irish legend; "Andy's statistics are frightening in terms of the ground he is covering and that work rate allied to his quality makes him a key player,"
John O'Shea/Manchester United and Ireland; ''I was trying to get him to stay out wide a bit more often and he kept disappearing on me and creating goals and stuff.''
Now is your chance to put pressure on the Irish football association to in turn put pressure on the Irish manager to get Reid back where he belongs, in the Irish squad.
By simply signing this petition you can perhaps help get Andy Reid slinging in pin-point crosses for the Irish strikers, providing cross field passes our current 'grafters' in midfield could only dream about.
If you were disgusted with our abysmal performance in Cyprus, and yearn for some creativity out of the Irish midfield, sign this petition now, and then pass it on to every Irish soccer fan you know to do same
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