Published 26/08/2013 | 11:04
JAMES MCCARTHY: McCarthy’s international career looked like it would never take off under Trap with the player's unavailability for certain internationals made worse by public lashings from the boss, especially when the Glaswegian did not reply to a text message from an FAI staff member in the summer of 2011. After the debacle of Euro 2012, McCarthy has lined out repeatedly at central midfield and is a guaranteed starter now.
SHAY GIVEN: Trapattoni and Given seemingly at odds over the treatment of the player's ongoing injury problems in the lead-up to Euro 2012. After the manager said Given would be an idiot to play against Bosnia, while adding he would be an idiot to pick him, the player left the camp to see his own specialist. After Euro 2012 Trap claimed he was confident Given would stay on for another campaign but 24 hours later the Donegal man announced his retirement. Given had stated that he would return if called upon but that scenario never materialised
LEON BEST: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew vented his fury when Trapattoni justified leaving Best out of the concluding Euro qualifiers with Armenia and Andorra by saying that the player was lazy and needed to work harder for the team. "Perhaps he should come up here and see him play," raged Pardew. "How many times has he been up here to see him play? Never."
SHANE LONG: Trapattoni brandished Long as an idiot following Ireland’s friendly draw with Serbia in 2012. The Tipperary man had been named in the side for the game, but complained of pain 24 hours beforehand. Trap left him out, while the player felt he was fit, and told reporters afterwards. It has been attributed to a communication mix-up, but the public manner in which the Irish boss scolded the player had many questioning his man-management skills
KEVIN KILBANE/LIAM LAWRENCE: Both stalwarts of the World Cup 2010 qualification campaign and were two of Trap’s most reliable lieutenants. Both learned of their first exclusion from a squad by text message, and the courtesy of a phone call only came at a time when their fate was already apparent.
KEVIN FOLEY: In the build-up to Euro 2012, Foley was recovering from a hamstring problem but made the final 23-man squad and was assured that once he proved his fitness, he was going to Poland. H is Euro place was cruelly taken from him at the eleventh hour by Paul McShane. Foley accused Trapattoni of betrayal and has refused subsequent call-ups.
DARRON GIBSON: Gibson was not impressed when Trapattoni said he should leave Manchester United for regular football and equally so when Trap was sceptical of a groin injury that kept him from a summer gathering.
Since his January 2012 move to Everton Gibson has been in imperious form but he didn't see a minute's action at Euro 2012, and his disillusionment with Trapattoni has led him to step away and hasn’t returned.
STEVEN REID: Reid had been boosted by the fact that Trapattoni had named him in squads before he was fully ready. With Reid nearing full-fitness the Irish boss said in a press conference that the midfielder would never recover from knee problems and cast him from his plans. His then employers, Blackburn, were furious, and Reid's international came to an end. He is now back at full health and a regular at West Brom and playing Premier League football.
ANDY REID: Trapattoni clashed with Reid i a Wiesbaden hotel bar after a 2010 World Cup qualifier with Georgia because he felt that Reid was the ringleader in a group that had one drink too many and their relationship was irrevocably damaged. The Italian refused to recall the Dubliner despite the media and public calling for the creative midfielder to be reinstated.
MARC WILSON: After Wilson failed to show for the Carling Nations Cup tie with Northern Ireland their relationship began to deteriorate, but their relationship took a strange twist at the beginning of 2012 when Trap said that Wilson had behaved poorly on another occasion but it was later revealed to be a case of mistaken identity. Wilson started against the Faroe Islands last year, scoring a stunning goal, and he has been Trap's first choice left-back ever since.
Republic of Ireland and Millwall striker Andy Keogh has revealed that he is "gutted" to have been left out of Giovanni Trapattoni's 29-man provisional squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria.
Keogh, who was on target from the penalty spot in the Championship over the weekend to help Millwall to a 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, was clearly disappointed at his omission for the crunch ties.
"Not even in the provisional squad, gutted, oh well might get called in last minute! #noloyalty," he wrote on Twitter.
He later added: "Not moaning bout bein left out jus gutted, lot of quality in the squad,maybe after Oman and NY a txt or phone call wud of been courteous !!."
Keogh did not make the inital squad for this month's 0-0 friendly with Wales in Cardiff but was called up alongside Paddy Madden from the standby list as cover.
Madden has been preferred to Keogh in the squad for next month's games while Wolves striker Kevin Doyle is also overlooked.
Keogh scored the opening goal of the Giovanni Trapattoni era in the 1-1 draw with Serbia and has been used on many occasions as a substitute including when he scored a consolation in the 6-1 defeat to Germany last year at the Aviva.
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