Paul Allen: Ireland 1 v Spain 0? That might not be the score tonight, but in the battle for economical survival we have the decisive edge
WE used to laugh at the English. Every European Championship they qualified for they believed they would win it.
But while England fans took a more sober approach regarding their chances at Euro 2012, Ireland’s cheerleading brigade managed to convince themselves we would crush Croatia, spank Spain and lash Italy.
Even Grumpy Dunphy was getting caught up in the hyperbole surrounding Trapattoni’s chances of leading Ireland to the promised land and out of the group of death.