Episode 1849: What’s New About The New Ireland?
We were excited about Stephen Kenny’s first game as Ireland manager because it held out the prospect of something different, something new.
"We showed resilience but plenty to work on…"
Ireland manager Stephen Kenny spoke to FAI TV after the 1-1 draw against Bulgaria ????#COYBIG | #BULIRL pic.twitter.com/944JeEeZQm
— FAIreland ?????????? (@FAIreland) September 3, 2020
In the end, a defender whose name begins with D gave away a goal then redeemed himself by heading an injury-time equaliser, which was… exactly what happened in the last Ireland game (1-1 v Denmark, Doherty).
I know Shane Duffy means "this season" but I like to imagine he's mostly into cycling and only got roped into football by a mate in work who was short on numbers. pic.twitter.com/ZFlOj39i3f
— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) September 4, 2020
Celtic new-boy Shane Duffy scored a last minute equaliser for Ireland v Bulgaria in the #NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/glxA1bccge
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) September 3, 2020
But apart from the basic plot elements, there were quite a few differences, all carefully and not-at-all defensively analysed by Mick McCarthy on co-commentary. We get into Kenny’s first game with Richard Sadlier and David Sneyd.
I’m sorry but this has been awful tonight. All for young lads making their debut, but it’s about winning games of football. ????????both teams very poor
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