Thursday, 13 August 2009

Can we play Ireland every day

Listened to the boys on Fox talking up the quality of the Irish team the other night.
I was thinking do they know anything about the Irish team?

Yes the Irish did a job on Italy recently getting a famous 1-1 win. I know it's a draw but in Ireland 1-1 has become a win.

But none of the Irish play outside of England, or Scotland play at a high or technical level other than maybe Robbie Keane and Aidan McGeady.

And the likes of Luke Wikshire, Mile Jedinak, Harry Kewell, Scott McDonald, Jade North, Nikita Rukavystya, Mark Schwarzer, Tim Cahill and co would match up very favourably, individually, against the Irish, and all are getting or have experience in leagues that play something other than English ping pong, or are at the top of the English game.

Even Scott McDonald gets regular European battles outside of Scotland.

And surprise surprise Australia thumped Ireland. A disciplined approach, a settle pattern and a nice bit of football to boot.

We only get to play in Asia. Well let's just say playing the second tier in Europe isn't such a challenge is it.

Most of the Irish play in England and it showed didn't it. South Korea and the Dutch to come; now those should test us.