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Trapattoni And Ireland Call For Superman

Trapattoni And Ireland Call For Superman



Cometh the World Cup D-Day hour cometh the quicksilver MCFC defence unlocker with the superhero undercrackers? The Republic of Ireland manager hopes so...

Anyone watching Ireland's efforts against Italy at Croke Park the other week will know their side is crying out for a playmaker to link up their attack and defence. The type of player capable of helping secure Eire's passage to the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa by negotiating the French aristocrats next month is desperately needed.

Stephen 'Superman' Ireland certainly fits the bill but to this moment remains in self imposed international exile.

Trapattoni clearly still hopes that City's number seven will have a change of heart:

'If a player does not want to play for his country, there is nothing I can do. I believe he will regret this decision when he is older because there is a chance he could have helped his country to make the World Cup finals.

'I have had conversations with him, but he says he is happy not to play. My door is always open to him and some of the best champions of the past have enjoyed successful comebacks. He can be like them if he wishes.'


This correspondent would love to see Ireland make that comeback. His sublime talents would certainly grace the Stade de France and beyond that, the footballers holy grail of representing your country in a World Cup tournament.

Give it a crack, Stevie.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday October 22 2009
Time: 9:48PM

Comments

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Ireland doesn't need him, he's tosh! They've got Mr. Utility in John O'Shea; he'll EASILY fill Ireland's place if need be.
ForeverUnited
22/10/2009 22:31:00
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Yep I can see O 'Shea unlocking the French back-doors Forever United! It would be great for Stevie and Ireland if he played and won the tie for them. Reading his comments about Trappatoni the other week though means there's zero chance of it happening. Seems like he's lost his appetite national glory which is a shame but his decision. He must have been disrespected royally to never want to play for them ever again though. The fact he went to the meeting with Trappatoni shows there is still a ray of light though.
Lando78
22/10/2009 22:58:00
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FU, are you Nobby Allcock in disguise? O'Shea?! The assist he gave Italy underlined the fact that he wouldn't get a sniff of a cap if he didn't play for the rags.
Johnny Baguette
23/10/2009 00:53:00
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John O'Shea don't make me laugh, he's just another Paul McShane!
Kevinho
23/10/2009 11:35:00
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