Time for the FAI to take some Spanish lessons
• Making mistakes is part and parcel of life. The trick is to learn from them. Irish football must learn from its mistakes and follow the example set by Spain.
Lesson No 1: As Dougal might say: "Ted, you have to start at the start."
The Spanish side we marvel at is only the tip of the iceberg: Spain boasts an impressive network of youth academies and nurseries where young players can flourish.