A question of leadership
Madam –The recent sacking of Giovanni Trapattoni was regarded widely by the soccer-supporting public as being the right move.
Some argued that it was the 11 players on the pitch who led to his downfall – that they just weren't good enough. Others said that Trap's lack of proper English was a barrier to communicating tactics on the field. More said his style was seen as too 'stale', too 'safe' – hoof the ball up the middle and hope for the best!
Whatever the reason, he had to go. The Republic of Ireland team have missed out on a chance to perform on the world stage in Rio next year. It's a massive blow to any passionate Irish soccer fan.