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# fai - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

From The Score Lack of top-class leaders killing Trap’s transition, says McAteer COYBIG

Lack of top-class leaders killing Trap’s transition, says McAteer

Former international Jason McAteer says the current crop of players is “as weak a squad as Ireland have had for many years.”

# fai - Sunday 21 October, 2012

From The Score 15 reasons to be cheerful about Trap staying on as Ireland manager Optimism This post contains videos

15 reasons to be cheerful about Trap staying on as Ireland manager

The Italian coach is here to stay, whether Irish fans like it or not.

# fai - Saturday 20 October, 2012

From The Score Brazil 2014: German defenders are over-rated, says Matthaeus COYBIG

Brazil 2014: German defenders are over-rated, says Matthaeus

Today, Germany coach Joachim Loew cancelled an appointment to appear on German television this evening, because of a fever.

From The Score John Delaney backs Trap again and insists he wasn’t FAI newspaper source FAI

John Delaney backs Trap again and insists he wasn’t FAI newspaper source

The Italian will be in East Anglia today to run the rule over the Irish in action for Norwich against Arsenal.

# fai - Friday 19 October, 2012

From The Score Delaney and Trap hold talks in Dublin COYBIG

Delaney and Trap hold talks in Dublin

The FAI’s chief executive and the Ireland manager met today to reaffirm their positions.

From The Score The Morning Score: Friday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Hang on in there… it’s almost the weekend.

# fai - Thursday 18 October, 2012

From The Score Trapattoni decision: A look at John Delaney’s text messages today* (*may not be real) Awkward
From The Score Eamon Dunphy: Irish football bosses made a mistake on Trap decision Italian Job

Eamon Dunphy: Irish football bosses made a mistake on Trap decision

The FAI announced last night that the Italian manager had their backing.

From The Score The Morning Score: Thursday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Thursday

Trap avoids the sack, Punchestown to go ahead and the day of reckoning for Lance Armstrong.

From The Score 5 changes Giovanni Trapattoni must now make as Ireland manager Conjecture

5 changes Giovanni Trapattoni must now make as Ireland manager

Trapattoni must interpret last night’s events a warning that he must deviate from his stubborn ways, writes Paul Fennessy.

# fai - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

From The Score Here’s how Twitter reacted to Giovanni Trapattoni staying on as Ireland boss Twittersphere This post contains images

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Giovanni Trapattoni staying on as Ireland boss

Trapattoni survives for now, and many of the Twitterati were far from impressed.

From The Score Poll: Have the FAI made the right decision in keeping Trap as manager? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have the FAI made the right decision in keeping Trap as manager?

It has been confirmed that Trapattoni will stay on as Ireland manager. What do you think of this development?

From The Score Update: FAI give Trapattoni vote of confidence Development

Update: FAI give Trapattoni vote of confidence

The Ireland manager has come under pressure since the team’s 6-1 loss to Germany at the weekend.

From The Score World Cup qualifiers: Robbie Keane still confident of booking ticket to Brazil COYBIG

World Cup qualifiers: Robbie Keane still confident of booking ticket to Brazil

“Our aim now is to kick on and to beat the teams around us, Sweden and Austria. Our main objective is to finish second,” the skipper said.

From The Score AUDIO: Commentator loses his mind when Sweden score fourth goal against Germany Stockholm Syndrome

AUDIO: Commentator loses his mind when Sweden score fourth goal against Germany

It was bad news for Ireland’s World Cup hopes though.

From The Score It’s strange the FAI haven’t publicly backed Trapattoni, says Brian Kerr Reaction

It’s strange the FAI haven’t publicly backed Trapattoni, says Brian Kerr

The former Ireland boss reckons the German game was the ‘end of the line’ for Trap.

From The Score The Morning Score: Wednesday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Letting slip a four-goal lead, Jogi? What’s the German for schadenfreude?

From The Score Open thread: After last night’s win, should Giovanni Trapattoni be given more time? Political Football

Open thread: After last night’s win, should Giovanni Trapattoni be given more time?

Two out of three ain’t bad but is the Trap era over for Ireland?

# fai - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

From The Score Robbie Keane: I can’t see Trapattoni going anywhere Brazil 2014

Robbie Keane: I can’t see Trapattoni going anywhere

“I think he was the manager after Friday’s game and after getting a great result tonight I can’t see him not being the manager to be honest with you.”

From The Score Trapattoni pleased with young players and confident Ireland are back on track Clap Trap

Trapattoni pleased with young players and confident Ireland are back on track

The Italian dismissed further speculation on his coaching future and proclaimed ‘a golden goal’ for Marc Wilson.

From The Score Faroes v Ireland: That one’s for Trap, says James McCarthy COYBIG

Faroes v Ireland: That one’s for Trap, says James McCarthy

The Wigan midfielder was the stand-out performer as Ireland got the job done in Torshavn.

From The Score Speculation mounts as Trap cancels Dublin press conference Time's Up?

Speculation mounts as Trap cancels Dublin press conference

The Italian will depart Torshavn for his homeland tomorrow morning.

From The Score As it happened: Faroe Islands v Ireland, World Cup qualifier COYBIG

As it happened: Faroe Islands v Ireland, World Cup qualifier

Ireland expected three points in Torshavn… could Trap deliver and save his job?

From The Score Infographic: here’s how Trap’s record compares with past Ireland managers’ COYBIG

Infographic: here’s how Trap’s record compares with past Ireland managers’

The Boys in Green face the Faroe Islands with some reports suggesting the Italian will be sacked whatever the result in Torshavn.

# fai - Monday 15 October, 2012

From The Score Faroes boss expecting Irish backlash WCQ

Faroes boss expecting Irish backlash

“I am sure we will have a very tough game tomorrow,” Lars Olsen added. Don’t patronise us, Faroe Islands.

From The Score Germany more unified than at Euro 2012, says Lahm IreGer

Germany more unified than at Euro 2012, says Lahm

The trip to Dublin seems to have a galvanising effect for the Germans.

From The Score Eamon Dunphy: Trapattoni is ‘taking us for a ride’ YBIG

Eamon Dunphy: Trapattoni is ‘taking us for a ride’

“The FAI have a big decision to make and if they don’t make the right decision — which is to pay him off and get a better manager — the consequences will be dire”

From The Score Stephen Kelly persuaded to board Faroes flight after management bust-up – reports Brazil 2014

Stephen Kelly persuaded to board Faroes flight after management bust-up – reports

The Fulham defender was ultimately persuaded to leave for Vagar ahead of tomorrow night’s game.

From The Score Opinion: It’s Trap, and not the players, who is to blame for Ireland’s problems Conjecture

Opinion: It’s Trap, and not the players, who is to blame for Ireland’s problems

There was a sense of deja vu about recent criticisms leveled at Giovanni Trapattoni, writes Paul Fennessy.

# fai - Sunday 14 October, 2012

From The Score Germany’s Reus aims to tame Swedes, Lahm says the Ireland match was ‘fun’ Ready To Go

Germany’s Reus aims to tame Swedes, Lahm says the Ireland match was ‘fun’

Meanwhile, Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff has admitted the Ireland game was easier than expected.

From The Score ‘Ah here, leave it out’ – spoof video of Ireland-Germany game created LOL This post contains videos

‘Ah here, leave it out’ – spoof video of Ireland-Germany game created

Irish football fans at last have a reason to be cheerful, thanks to this hilarious parody.

From The Score Robbie Keane declared fit to travel to Faroes, Keogh ruled out COYBIG

Robbie Keane declared fit to travel to Faroes, Keogh ruled out

Keane seems to have recovered from a knock that kept him out of the Germany game.

# fai - Saturday 13 October, 2012

From The Score ‘Our aim is not Germany, our aim is Sweden and Austria’ declares Trapattoni 6-1

‘Our aim is not Germany, our aim is Sweden and Austria’ declares Trapattoni

“Every player loses many, many games,” trumpeted the Irish manager.

From The Score ‘Trapattoni has to do the right thing and step away’ – Cunningham Criticism

‘Trapattoni has to do the right thing and step away’ – Cunningham

Meanwhile, Kevin Kilbane, who played under Trap, also believes he should resign.

From The Score Low pleased by German presence Reaction

Low pleased by German presence

“As far as the Sweden game is concerned, I expect they will be working altogether unlike the Irish team,” the German coach said after last night’s 6-1 win.

From The Score Here’s what Roy Keane thought of last night’s Ireland-Germany game Reaction

Here’s what Roy Keane thought of last night’s Ireland-Germany game

Keane was less than pleased, as Ireland were taught a harsh footballing lesson by their German counterparts.

From The Score ‘I am proud of these players’ – Trap insists he has no intention of leaving Resilient

‘I am proud of these players’ – Trap insists he has no intention of leaving

The Irish boss believes his side will recover from the 6-1 defeat last night.

# fai - Friday 12 October, 2012

From The Score Poll: Is it time for Giovanni Trapattoni to step down as Ireland manager? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time for Giovanni Trapattoni to step down as Ireland manager?

It was an embarrassing night for Irish football. Should the Italian coach now resign?

From The Score House of horrors: 5 things we learned from Ireland v Germany Post-mortem

House of horrors: 5 things we learned from Ireland v Germany

Doomed tactics, German efficiency and a thankless task: here are some of the talking points from Ireland’s night of pain.

From The Score ‘That wasn’t the way to lose a game,’ admits crestfallen O’Shea Interview

‘That wasn’t the way to lose a game,’ admits crestfallen O’Shea

The Ireland player also described tonight’s match as “a massive humiliation”.