The New Official Republic of Ireland Football Thread

Wonder Pigeon

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They're also well up for it when internationals come around, as I say the Irish lads have been treating calls ups like jury data as far back as the Walters vs Keane days. It's hard to blame them but honestly I don't see JOS as having a personality strong enough to build a happy camp, nice guy or not.
 

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I think this is all you need to know about him

In the summer of 2016, he cared for a player who had a tooth knocked out at a local women's game he was attending, going on the pitch while the player was knocked unconscious and putting the tooth back in place, and then personally making the necessary tooth repair at a nearby dental office.
 

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Heimir Hallgrímsson was a crucial part in the Icelandic coaching setup during Lagerbacks era for Iceland. He became the head coach after Lars left. He is a very very good motivator and a brilliant reader of the game. He could do a great job with Ireland his work with Iceland was top notch.
 

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Heimir Hallgrímsson was a crucial part in the Icelandic coaching setup during Lagerbacks era for Iceland. He became the head coach after Lars left. He is a very very good motivator and a brilliant reader of the game. He could do a great job with Ireland his work with Iceland was top notch.
This is encouraging. I guess.
 

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I just want someone who goes back to using the granny rule and caps a load of Ray Houghton/John Aldridge/Mick McCarthy types. Hell, I’d even accept some Clinton Morrison/Lee Carsley/Matt Holland types. Anything that might improve the viewing we’ve had to endure these last number of years. It hasn’t even resembled professional football at times.
 

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I have no idea either, yet.
Maybe he will change our fortunes and we will win a plaque!


edit - that's such an odd word. Are there still such things as plaques? They were the third trophy at underage level for us, like the League Cup, or Charity Shield. It feels like I made it up.
 

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Never heard of him. I’m just going to enjoy the Schrodinger’s manager bit now before he manages a game where he might be shit or he might be great.
 

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I can honestly say he’s been my first choice for the job ever since I first heard his name 3 minutes ago.
 

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After all of the chat that we were waiting for the Euros to end to get an out of work manager, we hire the guy who most recently worked as Jamaica manager and a fecking dentist.

Marc Canham is making a late play for entry into the pantheon of great Irish sporting whoppers.
 

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"We are thrilled to announce Heimir as our new head coach. Earlier this year, we identified Heimir as our number one candidate whose capabilities and experience aligned with our criteria.”
 

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I mean even by our standards, this is a day of days. It took my son 5 minutes to convince me he wasn't taking the piss. You couldn't make this shit up.