Kerr The Chancer caught short?

Straws He’s running out of straws for which to grasp, and running out of time to make things right. Brian Kerr’s tenure as Irish manager is on the verge of ending with a whimper, the natural conclusion to a series of disappointing qualifying results. Points dropped in two games against Israel and an essentially moribund […]

Group of Death Part 390548

Fickle Football brings out the fickleness in us all. All it can take is a few poor performances from our favourite player or some strange tactical decisions from the incumbant manager to persuade us that perhaps our instincts about the individual were wrong. Forced out When Mick McCarthy was forced out of his job as […]

Get Real!

Doldrums You would be hard pressed to justify the opinion that Jack Charlton’s success with the Irish team was a double-edged sword. For all the glorious years we spent near the top of world football, the relative doldrums we have experienced since 1995 have been a real come down for the fans. Only for those […]

A hero could save us

Old men I’m baffled by what I’ve just witnessed on TV. Former Irish internationals and regular television pundits, Eamonn Dunphy and Johnny Giles, have just poured scorn on the appointment of Brian Kerr as the new Ireland manager. Am I being naive to believe so strongly that Kerr is the best appointment? Or are Dunphy […]