Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Stan's the man - Just ask him!
What the hell was that about?
While he conducted himself well when questioned, did anyone else feel like myself that he was a bit too focused on getting across that he was the guy in charge?
I felt pretty bad for Bobby Robson to be honest!
"I’m the boss. I’m the gaffer. At the end of the day what I say goes, the buck stops with me," said Staunton.
"I will use Bobby in whatever role I see fit. He has a huge role to play, he’s there for me all the time. I’ve got a very good coach alongside me (Kevin MacDonald) and I will put my trust and faith in him and that is why I got this team together."
Damn! Did he wake up on the wrong side of the bed or what?
Respect my authoritah!
As I've already stated, I'm a bit sceptical about this whole arrangement and I really hope it doesn't end in disaster a couple of months down the line.
There was an interesting story in yesterday's Irish Independent that when Bobby Robson asked Staunton if he should call him Stephen, Steve or Stan - he replied: "Gaffer".
I don't know if that's true or not, all I know is that there could be some really tough years ahead for the Irish team as we try to build a side worthy of reaching the major tournaments.
I wish Stan and Bobby all the best though and I hope things work out well for Ireland in the future. Come on you boys in green!
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