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Vincent Hogan: Henry hand still colours future

Published 18/11/2010 | 05:00

Ireland's Greg Cunningham tackles Petter Vaagan Moen during their defeat to Norway at the Aviva Stadium last night.
Ireland's Greg Cunningham tackles Petter Vaagan Moen during their defeat to Norway at the Aviva Stadium last night.

The memory fell like a breath on our necks last night. Could it really be a year since we tumbled out into the remote blackness of St Denis, reeling from French sleight of hand? Thierry Henry's thievery coloured our immediate futures.

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Today we have a glorious new stadium, but just the rumour of a team to fill it. Our two most senior players seem so superfluous to their clubs, they might as well spend Saturdays strolling the aisles of PC World or throwing their sleepy eyes over garden furniture.

Maybe half the team that took the fight so thrillingly to their hosts in Stade de France is, for one reason or another, currently incapacitated.

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