UK time is: 07:45:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

City Stars Throw A Paddy


Lando78 sent Vital Manchester City the following article.

Manchester City's Irish stars Steven Ireland and Shay Given have both been getting things of their chest this weekend.

First of all, Superman has gone on the offensive for the first time in two years over his international career.

There has been much debate from fans and pundits alike, with even Roy 'Scumbag' Keane quoted as saying he'd camp outside his house if Ireland returned to the international arena.

Whilst his last offering informed us that his team-mates tried to pull out his hair implants in the changing room was sensational to say the least. This week's offering is less sensational, more aggressive.

The Super-Hero is quoted in a Mirror 'Exclusive' as saying...

I'll NEVER play for arrogant Trappotoni, even if Ireland qualify for the 2010 World Cup.'

Clearly upset by his dialogue with the Republic of Ireland boss, Superman talks of a meeting in which Trappatoni insults him by continually leaving the room to answer his mobile.

But the most interesting comments he saves for last, with his revelation that he doesn't miss playing for Ireland and that he sees it as a chore. He goes onto say that he won't even miss playing in the World Cup next summer and that he believes international football has had its day.

He claims there is a plethora of young Premier League footballers who will retire from playing international football after the World Cup and blames the bulging Premier League calendar, a lack of patriotism and meaningless friendlies for its demise.

As a new father I fully understand the want and need to be close to one's own family, and Ireland after the way he's been treated by manager and players alike is well within his right to not want to play.

His 'International football to die a death' comments are a little more difficult to agree with. Now most diehard club fans at any level will probably tell you that they feel 10 times more passion for their team than when their International eleven lines up. But in this case Ireland is probably underestimating the Patriotic bandwagon that rolls up just before a major championships and the Hysteria that follows. I know I'm not the only one!

The Blues custodian Shay Given meanwhile has been quoted in many newspapers, sites and blogs as being surprised at the abuse Ex Villa captain Gareth Barry received on his return to Villa Park.

The Independent quotes him as saying...

'He was at Villa for so many years and did great service, got them 12 million after Villa hardly paid a penny for him as well, so I thought it was a bit unfair.'

Given added...

'Fans up and down the country are perhaps a bit jealous of Man City in the sense that they have new owners and what they can bring to the club. But they should respect Gareth for what he did beforehand.'

He also goes on to commend the reaction of the City faithful towards their long time hero and captain Richard Dunne, who was cheered throughout Monday night's game.

Just to cement their place as the best fans in all the world, they could be heard cheering 'Dunney Monster' on after his goal against us. The Irishman returned the favour, and showed his class, by not celebrating and making some complimentary comments about us after the game.

Arsenal fans I can understand booing Adebayor and getting incensed at his goal celebration. But Villa fans hurling abuse at Barry after over a decade of 110 % commitment to the badge is going a bit too far, don't you think?

Bookmark and Share






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Lando78  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 7 2009

Time: 5:46PM

Your Comments

first off both trapp and ireland are as bad as each other,just look at trapps deallings with dean kiely and and reid. shay was also on irish radio today,blasting fifa over their shambolic decision to make the play off games seeded.....nice one fifa.....idiots.
mcfcirish
Shame the Irish Football Fed can't get it all together. They're almost as bad as the Dutch when it comes to infighting during major Championships... or maybe not!
lando78
true but at least the dutch are qualified for the world cup!
mcfcirish
Not sure if SI will ever play for Ireland again.
Thaibluefan
Those comments sound pretty final from SI. You can't help but wonder if he would be singing the same tune if they were already qualified for the Cup.
bluesnozza
well said bluesnozza something tells me he would be the first man on the plane if we had sailed through the qualifiers.
mcfcirish
Not to sound selfish, if ireland continues his international exile then he can concentrate on city and risk no injuries. Thats all i care about.
enzo city
enzo city - Spot on, City is the important thing not internationals.
Kevinho
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

The Ped Report City 2-2 Sunderland (Thursday April 17 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Citizens versus The Black Cats (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Ped Report Liverpool 3-2 City (Sunday April 13 2014)

The Reds versus The Citizens (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 288
2. Skoorb 172
3. Buzz Lightyear 145
4. PhillyBlueMoon 127
5. fifthcolumnblue 124
6. rojo2010 109
7. Bluedub 108
8. Spooks 106
9. kennyclementstache 103
10. citizhun 102

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 3 - 1 WBA
Man City 2 - 2 Sunderland
Liverpool 3 - 2 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Southampton
Arsenal 1 - 1 Man City
Man Utd 0 - 3 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 35 25 5 5 +52 80
2. Chelsea 35 23 6 6 +41 75
3. Man City 34 23 5 6 +56 74
4. Arsenal 35 21 7 7 +21 70
5. Everton 35 20 9 6 +23 69
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 +2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 +16 57

Breaking League News

Cole Interesting Real
Chelsea : 23/04/2014 07:42:00
Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0
Chelsea : 23/04/2014 07:33:00
Liverpool: Sterling Labelled Best In Europe
Liverpool : 22/04/2014 19:24:00
Summer transfer activity.
Chelsea : 22/04/2014 16:42:00
Liverpool: Four Reds In MNF Dream Team
Liverpool : 22/04/2014 14:45:00
Cattermole Ready For The Hard Work To Come
Sunderland : 22/04/2014 14:39:00
Moyes Sacked By United
Norwich : 22/04/2014 14:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Yaya Injured - Who Should Partner Fernandinho In Midfield?
Suggested By:  Gerry Gow
Javi Garcia 31%
Jimmy Milner 69%