posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 05:27 PM
reply to post by seabhac-rua
When something of actual political import happens in Ireland, the Irish people aren't bothered. The banks have robbed the country, politicians are
still receiving ridiculous wages(like footballers), families are being thrown out of their homes, natural resources are being sold off to private
interests, financially destitute people are committing suicide...and on and on. Does anyone give a f**k??? But when the Irish football team doesn't
perform as well as expected......lord above, they're howling for blood on every street corner!
Replace Ireland with England and your post would be equally as accurate.
Seems we have more in common than many care to admit.
As for Di Canio; who cares about his political beliefs as long as he doesn't spout them publicly or let them effect his team selection, (which I
don't know why it would)?
Would there have been as much an outcry if someone with 'left-wing' beliefs was appointed?
Got to say I was a bit surprised at the timing of O'Neill's sacking.
I used to be quite a fan of O'Neill but time seems to have passed him by, he was a manager very much in the Cloughie mould and I'm not sure that's
quite what's needed in today's football.
If I was a Mackem I'd be a bit more worried about Di Canio's lack of top flight experience, which can be invaluable in a relegation dog fight, than
I would his political affiliations.
Personally I think his appointment will further dismay many English football fans, another foreign club owner appoints another foreign manager.
I'm not anti-foreigner as such but I just wonder at the lack of domestic talent coming through both as footballers and managers.
Would Bill Shankley or Brian Clough get a chance with a big club nowadays?
Where are the next Bob Paisley's or Jock Stein's?
But I guess that's a discussion for another thread.