Thursday, October 27, 2005

If Plan A doesn't work .....

(My boyfriend still hasn't recovered from his footie depression, so time for a little more blogotherapy)

Perhaps one of the most disappointing things about the Irish soccer team's recent World Cup Campaign, was the lack of alternative attack strategies. Of course, we never had an embarrassment of choice :-

Under Jack, it was "long ball over the top"
Under Mick, it was "down the channels and whip it in"
Under Brian, it seemed to be "Kick it over midfield and watch Robbie/Clinton/Gary concede a free kick".

There never really was a Plan B. It was a clear case of 'If Plan A does'nt work, keep trying Plan A'. So why expect the suits in Merrion Square to be any different. Their Plan A seems to be wait until someone who the media tipped as a future manager says "thanks but no thanks". If that doesn't work, then try waiting until someone who the media tips as a future manager says "thanks but no thanks".

Put us both out of our misery (Tony is miserable, ergo Paige is miserable), tell us what is Plan B?

Paige & Tony


Blogger JL Pagano said...

I'm very confident that the blazer-boys at the FAI have a Plan B.

However, since I'm not sure what kind of language you will allow on your blog, I won't tell you what I reckon the B stands for.

I'm sure you can work it out. Clue - it's smelly.

10:07 a.m., October 28, 2005  
Blogger MaxiSmeg said...

The FAI are to blame for everything that is wrong with Irish soccer.

Saipan would never have happened if the idiots had done their research. "Let's send an international soccer team to an island that doesn't even have a soccer pitch to prepare for the World Cup. "

Plan B is the government disbands the FAI and lets the GAA run the organisation for a bit. People talk about the community and voluntray spirit of the GAA. There is the same dedication in other sports.

It is the executive leadership that has failed soccer fans and players.

I love playing soccer and it pains me deeply that I can't commit to my local team while I'm studying. It's hard to see any hope for the future...


11:14 p.m., November 04, 2005  

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