Monday, March 26, 2007
Northern Ireland showed the Republic how to finish off easy opposition with a 4-1 win away to Liechtenstein on Saturday, David Healy scoring a hat-trick to bring his international haul to an impressive 27 goals. Former Sligo Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers boss Lawrie Sanchez has shaken Norn Iron up and made them qualification contenders for the first time since the heyday of Billy Bingham. Rumours floating around at the weekend suggested that Merrion Square have pencilled in Sanchez as a possible replacement for Steve Staunton, something that Seanachie thinks unlikely, given the inevitable bad feeling that would ensue, especially as Neal Lennon had his life threatened for doing far less. But Sanchez was on the verge of quitting last September, being fed up with the petty sniping of the Belfast media.