Thursday 26 April 2018

'I don’t respect the person it came from' - Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley takes aim at RTE pundit Alan Cawley

Alan Cawley (inset) feels the goalkeeping situation at Rovers could cost Stephen Bradley his job
Alan Cawley (inset) feels the goalkeeping situation at Rovers could cost Stephen Bradley his job
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Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley has dismissed the opinion of RTE pundit Alan Cawley who feels that the goalkeeping situation at the club is a 'shambles'.

Cawley highlighted his views on the situation at the Hoops on Monday's 'Soccer Republic' show on RTE and claims that Bradley is mishandling the selection of his netminders.

He said: "The Shamrock Rovers goalkeeping situation is a shambles. You look at the games so far that Shamrock Rovers have lost. They have played 10 games. Horgan has played seven; Chencinski three.

" Any time that they have made a mistake, they get dropped straight away. I think that is unfair on the goalkeepers. Every game they have lost has been a goalkeeping error. If you are conceding as goals as sloppy as they are against the top teams, you have no chance.

"Ultimately I blame the manager. It’s going to cost the team and it could cost him his job."

Speaking to the Irish Sun ahead of tonight's Dublin derby with Bohemians at Tallaght Stadium, Bradley said he wasn't interested in commenting on Cawley's assertions because he doesn't respect his views.

"I don’t respect the person it came from, I don’t respect their opinion, so it doesn’t interest or bother me," he said.

Rovers are fourth in the table and have 16 points from the opening 10 games of the season.

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