Episode 1263: Roy’s Regression, O’Neill’s 80’s Culture, Blameless Ward, Liam Brady’s Call, US Murph On Aaron Rodgers
Ireland may not currently be among world football’s most thrilling spectacles on the field, but off the field they continue to captivate.
“If you’re asking about Roy’s criticism of players, let me tell you, this is my responsibility. Totally my responsibility.”
We’ll be airing much more of today’s Martin O’Neill press conference and discussing the Ireland camp during our #NationsLeague coverage from 7pm!#VMSport pic.twitter.com/Oa3k07x8AY
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) September 10, 2018
After Stephen Ward’s Whatsapp account of Harry Arter and Jon Walters’ rows with Roy Keane went viral, Martin O’Neill’s press conference in Wroclaw was a lot more interesting than the usual pre-September friendly international media chit-chat.
The Ireland manager seemed to want to create the impression that what happened was really no big deal. If it really had been no big deal, you wonder why it became such a viral sensation. We analyse what the story says about where Ireland are at right now.
Piece on Keane, O’Neill, Ireland and yesterday’s whatsapp revelations https://t.co/BppAqFemmP
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 11, 2018
At least nobody can say Roy Keane’s managerial style took them by surprise pic.twitter.com/LI68KKnhCR
— Dion Fanning (@dionfanning) September 10, 2018
Then we talk to US Murph about the weekend heroics of Aaron Rodgers, the greatest quarterback of the Tom Brady era… if Tom Brady did not exist.
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We talk to @petercrouch about his excellent new book, How To Be A Footballer, and look at some of the Jon Walters related highlights in the book
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