Time to go Stan September 13, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in Sports.
OK, so I’ve never been a fan of Staunton the manager …. Staunton the player was one of the best to ever don our shirt.
It’s not insignificant that the three Gods of Irish football punditry – Messers Giles, Dunphy, and Brady – all called for Staunton to be replaced. May I add my voice to the ever increasing tumult calling for change in the F.A.I. – both at managerial and officer level.
We don’t want Staunton’s head on a platter – no, he’s been too good a servant for that – he came, he tried, he didn’t conquer. He is not good enough. To quote John Giles, “We’re not making the best use of our playing resources” and to quote Dunphy, “We have some very good players coming through – these kids deserve a decent manager to organise and motivate them properly !”
So resign Stan – lest you become the biggest laughing stock in world football and a figure of derision from your once loyal public. Be able to go on the Late Late and hold your head relatively high with Pat Kenny singing your prases and watching clips of you in that silly cap in the New York sun … now is the time to save face.
And if there are any “real” football men in the F.A.I., realise you got it wrong and admit it. There’s no shame in making a mistake. Appoint someone better – with the relevant qualifications – and pay them a lot of money. Maybe then will we not have to support Scotland or England in the 2010 World Cup.