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Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny shows his frustration as Finland score the only goal of the game

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny shows his frustration as Finland score the only goal of the game

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Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny shows his frustration as Finland score the only goal of the game

Rome wasn't built in day and transforming the Irish team into a side that can play effective football on the ground is another grandiose job that won't be completed in such a prohibitive time-frame.

Stephen Kenny may have made a less than auspicious start to his tenure as boss of the Republic of Ireland senior side, but those already sharpening the knives really need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

In the modern attention-seeking world of social media, everybody wants instant gratification and there's an over-reaction to pretty much everything, whether good or bad. Indifferent doesn't seem to exist anymore.