James Lawton: Memories of Henry's cheating hand means moral force is firmly with Irish
Published 11/11/2011 | 05:00
Ireland may need something as basic as an extremely hard word from their coach Giovanni Trapattoni in Tallinn tonight. In the meantime, however, they may want to take a charge from something that only a handful of national teams ever experience.
This is a vast swell of support beyond their borders and scattered fans.
In this case it comes from a deeply entrenched and widespread belief in the justice of their cause. It is about the righting of an outrageous wrong -- one that even two years on sticks deeply in the craw of some of the game's most experienced observers.