Saturday, March 17, 2007

Roy Speaks Out

St. Patrick's Day greetings too from Sunderland manager Roy Keane, who has slammed the omission of two of his charges - David Connolly and Liam Miller - from Steven Staunton's squad for the games against Wales and Slovakia. I have always been fond of Connolly, one of the most underrated Irish players ever and his name would be much better known had his goal attempt in Suwon in 2002 rolled the right side of the post, and he probably still has a lot to bring to the Irish set-up. Miller's career has been unfortunate; he's now probably regretting leaving Celtic, never having settled in at Man U. Roy is not wrong in claiming that politics determine much of the selection process but Liam Miller being from Cork as a reason for his omission? Come on Roy, I had just started warming to you and this chip-shaped thing suddenly appears on your shoulder...