Tuesday 24 October 2017

Graveyard whistlers stare into the abyss

We forget that there are people out there who confuse football with mere entertainment, writes Declan Lynch

According to the official version, the best thing about Ireland's campaign in Poland was the performance of the fans.

With their singing of The Fields of Athenry, long after the team had ceased to be competitive, it was even suggested by FAI chief bottle-washer John Delaney that they be recognised in some way by UEFA for all that they had brought to the tournament.

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