John Drennan: Build a defensive wall against the begrudgers
Ireland is on the cusp of footie 'glory', so from the dugout, John Drennan reveals his plan for tackling resentful fans
That wretched creature, the great Irish begrudger, has had a rough time of it recently. The reason for this is simple: the begrudger only thrives in conditions where we are experiencing prosperity or great national outpourings of joy.
As the Euro 2012 tournament prepares to provide us with as much of a great national outpouring of joy as three nil-all draws (and then back with dignity and honour on the open-top bus parade) can, the begrudger is poised to make a swift return.
In case your enjoyment of the event is in any way compromised by the poison that our begrudger will be spreading, we have put together a number of distinctive opinions our begrudger will use.