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Sunday, October 8

How long has this man got?

5-2 to Cyprus Stunning result which left the Burke household sick of football yesterday, especially as England were poor against Macedonia. Thank God I didn't have to spend 20 dollars on that. Then we have Wales who were murdered at home by Slovakia. Yet somehow Scotland won and a gracious Thierry Henry said they didn't deserve it (which is true based on the highlights I saw). The English media here have DESTROYED Rooney today, luckily he cant read so probably isn't aware of it though i didn't think he was that bad yesterday, his touches were poor at times, he isnt match fit i feel but yet he nearly scored the winning goal and was everywhere. They painted him as washed up and Beckhamlike today. Crazy. Well that's the international round up.

6 Comments:

  • Staunton is toast but I do feel a bit sorry for him. Was always in over his head at International level considering he has never been a manager and the FAI's "masterplan" relied on Bobby Robson staying healthy - and even then it was a dodgy appointment. The latest rumour is that Kenny Dalglish will be drafted in to hold Stans hand. Hey, it worked great with him and John Barnes at Celtic so what could go wrong?
    Yesterday just highlighted how long we hve been riding Shay Given who is consistently unbelievable for Ireland. Cyprus killed last year too but Given was unbeatable and we snuck the win.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 12:16 PM  

  • Aye, i have read about Kenny too - but in truth they need to get Jack back and his long family trees so they can dig up some talent from foreign countries. Ireland is lacking talent right now, a thin squad is killing them as their first 11 is alright but as you say no Shay is really hurting. Kenny was terrible yesterday and I have seen him play really well but not yesterday. Shay however in the green shirt is as good a keeper as you could ever have. Staunton was a foolish appointment. A win needed now against.. the Czechs or this one is gone.

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 12:27 PM  

  • The sad truth is that the glorious summer of 1998 that saw Ireland win two Euro junior championships never panned out properly. Given is, indeed, brilliant but the majority of the others either never made it to top clubs or have let their egos get in the way. Disgusting results all the way around yesterday, but good for the Scots!

    By Blogger George Cuddy, at 3:01 PM  

  • I actually watched the France - Scotland match. It's a regular football story - Scotland were under the cosh for large stretches of the match; Henry hit the woodwork; two goals for France ruled offside; and then Abidal marks poorly on a corner and the ball is in the back of the France net. Fair enough but I'm sure that muppet Fletcher started raving what a good side Team Mullet are.

    By Blogger Chris P, at 9:36 AM  

  • The France-Scotland result is exactly why I am coming to the conclusion that, although I know nothing about NFL, it is a much better sport to bet on than football. You don't see many cases in the NFL where a team gets pummelled for most of the game but holds on, sneaks a Field Goal and hangs onto it for the rest of the game. The spread can be tricky but you can do outright betting and for each of the last 3 weeks, again without knowing anything about NFL, I have landed a treble. I don't think I could ever pull off 3 trebles in a row in football. (as you can see from my prediction form this season)

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 11:01 AM  

  • I just picked ALL 13 NFL results this week and won the office pool for the first time ever - damn easy this NFL I tell you. Then again they dont have ties which is what kills you in footy. I cant stand pints spead betting though, that just does my head in as it comes down to will teams rest players near the end and not make the 20 point victory you bet on - hate that stuff.

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 6:21 AM  

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