Trapattoni's at it again

bigquinn772

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Why does he keep harping on about it? Or is this all just a rehash of what's been said before?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...hen-Ireland-makes-international-comeback.html

Ireland calling Ireland! Giovanni Trapattoni hoping Manchester City star Stephen makes international comeback

Giovanni Trapattoni has urged Stephen Ireland to come out of international retirement and help fire his country to next summer's World Cup finals.

The Republic of Ireland boss has not given up hope of the Manchester City star lining up in the two-leg play-off against France next month.

Ireland has not played since leaving the squad before a match against the Czech Republic in September 2007, using the fabricated death of his grandmother as a reason.

It later transpired that his girlfriend had suffered a miscarriage and Ireland had a perfectly good reason to return home, but he has not overcome the episode.

Trapattoni told World Soccer magazine: 'If a player does not want to play for his country, there is nothing I can do.

'I believe he will regret this decision when he is older because there is a chance he could have helped his country to make the World Cup finals.

'I have had conversations with him, but he says he is happy not to play.

'My door is always open to him and some of the best champions of the past have enjoyed successful comebacks. He can be like them if he wishes.'
 

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Can you imagine if Ireland did come back and play I know it wont happen but it would be a great boost to the team. He will come back in a couple of years time I think when there is a new manager at Ireland until then sadly it wont happen.
 

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No he wont, he wont come back when there's a change of manager, that's not why he's not playing, it's about him not wanting to, not being bothered. He'd rather be at home or working out in the gym then on the international stage competing in the biggest football competition there is against the best players in the world. And he's said that, so no point in making something that it's not.
Ireland will regret his decision if we qualify, when he's older. And when he is older, say, 33/34 years old and Ireland qualify for the WC, and he's on poor form and at the end of his career, he'll turn around and tell us that he wants to come back. But by then it'll be too late, and he'll be told what Best was told all those years ago when he wanted to play for NI in the World Cup, he'll simply be told no thank you. That they don't need him.

And if Ireland came back, it would piss of a lot of people.
You get what's coming to you in the end Ireland will too. He'll regret his decision not to play for Ireland, when we needed him most, and when that finally hits home for him, well..by then it'll be too late, and if he decides to change his mind then, we wont need him.

..To think how many people would rip your arm off to ever get the chance to play in the WC. Pity what's football's becomming these days. Nothing like it used be.
 

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It's no the manager - its Stephen himself. He apparently just does not enjoy international football, resents the travel, is not comfortable with the setup etc. I think its his choice and he is right to do as he see's best - certainly if some of the rumours about foolishness and the behaviour of some of the international players towards him are true, I would have no interest myself either.

Trappatoni's system seems content with two deep lying midfielders shielding the defence - but realistically, a creative midfielder of stephens calibre would be a great boost.

All that said, I doubt the players would be happy with someone coming back in to the team now that the campaign is almost over - and I doubt stephen himself is interested

See here for his last interview on the matter from October 7th

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IrishMacca said:
No he wont, he wont come back when there's a change of manager, that's not why he's not playing, it's about him not wanting to, not being bothered. He'd rather be at home or working out in the gym then on the international stage competing in the biggest football competition there is against the best players in the world. And he's said that, so no point in making something that it's not.
Ireland will regret his decision if we qualify, when he's older. And when he is older, say, 33/34 years old and Ireland qualify for the WC, and he's on poor form and at the end of his career, he'll turn around and tell us that he wants to come back. But by then it'll be too late, and he'll be told what Best was told all those years ago when he wanted to play for NI in the World Cup, he'll simply be told no thank you. That they don't need him.

And if Ireland came back, it would piss of a lot of people.
You get what's coming to you in the end Ireland will too. He'll regret his decision not to play for Ireland, when we needed him most, and when that finally hits home for him, well..by then it'll be too late, and if he decides to change his mind then, we wont need him.

..To think how many people would rip your arm off to ever get the chance to play in the WC. Pity what's football's becomming these days. Nothing like it used be.


Oh boo fucking hoo, get over it. I'm sure Stevie has.
 

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'I believe he will regret this decision when he is older because there is a chance he could have helped his country to make the World Cup finals.
And what will Stephen say?
This will come back to haunt Stephen.All the little Stephen Irelands that flow from his Bollocks will ask.Where were you Dad when we needed you?Can you imagine what his family are going through over there?Maybe young relatives going to school. Not many footballers in History have turned their back on their Country.Hes got this one wrong IMO.
 

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jamiegrimble said:
'I believe he will regret this decision when he is older because there is a chance he could have helped his country to make the World Cup finals.
And what will Stephen say?
This will come back to haunt Stephen.All the little Stephen Irelands that flow from his Bollocks will ask.Where were you Dad when we needed you?Can you imagine what his family are going through over there?Maybe young relatives going to school. Not many footballers in History have turned their back on their Country.Hes got this one wrong IMO.

At home looking after you and your mum!
 

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Doubt it's the travel and him just not being bothered, think at least part of it is that he's been...maybe not bullied but felt that there wasn't any going back after his dead grandmothers and whatever. Best thing for us is if he's as fit as possible of course, but if the republic makes it to the world cup I'd love to see Stephen there.
 

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Who would like to play alongside Stephen Hunt? Enough said.
 

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From an Irish perspective I think it's awfull that he doesn't want to play for his country!I know the main of the people on this forum are English. Imagine Rooney,Terry,Lamps or Stevie G wouldn't play for their country? The whole nation would turn their back on them and they would become public enemy number 1,fact!!!We only have onE top quality outfield player in our squad,Stevie. He needs to stop acting like this and come back into the Irish set-up. All the people of Ireland want him to play,all we will welcome him back with open arms!
Cmon Stevie!!!!
 

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