Thursday 22 February 2018

Ireland needs new game plan just like Trap's Boys in Green

David McWilliams

David McWilliams

When we were kids playing football, one manager always insisted on the pass. The pass was everything and it was not played to the players' feet but a yard ahead of him to keep the tempo of the game. The pass was the game, nothing else mattered. Sure it was great to meet the ball on the half volley and burst the net, but when the passing game was being played at its best, teams would open up in front of you so that the ball could ultimately be rolled into empty nets.

This was how the game was supposed to be played and one or two of the lads actually had the skill, technique and fitness to execute this passing game.

We played with and against fellas who were so talented that everyone thought they might be good enough to make it. But they weren't.

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