Monday 22 January 2018

The best of 'trappish'

Giovanni Trapattoni came out with some memorable lines in press conferences during his time as Irish manager
Giovanni Trapattoni came out with some memorable lines in press conferences during his time as Irish manager
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

"The cat is in the sack, but the sack is not closed. The cat is in it, but it's open – and it's a wild cat." – After beating Estonia in the first leg of the Euro 2012 play-off.

"I love (Kevin) Doyle. As a player, not a man. I love women ... without doubt." – Clearing up his feelings for a certain striker.

"Before the game we made a tactical (formation) with Shane Long, with (Jon) Walters, with (Aiden) McGeady. Ask Shane Long what he said, after this, 'I have pain'. The doctor, worry, and so in hospital. They took him for a scan. And now he says he is fit, that is idiotic. Is idiot. No, (he) is no baby." – Speaking about Shane Long after the striker complained he had been fit to play against Serbia.

"When I heard the crowd I thought Messi or Pele or Maradona was coming on."

– On the crowd's response to bringing Seamus Coleman on for his debut.

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