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# trap - Friday 15 May, 2020

From The42 20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 5: 'Trap was like the Pope, I know because I worked with both' Little Details

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 5: 'Trap was like the Pope, I know because I worked with both'

We open the dressing room door to find out exactly what life was like for Ireland’s players under Giovanni Trapattoni.

# trap - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

From The42 Giovanni Trapattoni praises Roy Keane impact with Ireland Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni praises Roy Keane impact with Ireland

The former Boys in Green boss says that Martin O’Neill’s team can do well at Euro 2016 if they “fight a lot” against technically superior opposition.

# trap - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Journalist who was held hostage by Isis says airstrikes "are a trap"

Nicolas Hénin says being with IS is “like leaving the Matrix”.

# trap - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From The42 'Blatter said to me 'let’s find a way we could forget'. But I am not someone with two faces' - Trapattoni Fall-out

'Blatter said to me 'let’s find a way we could forget'. But I am not someone with two faces' - Trapattoni

The former Ireland manager has made the claim about Fifa’s outgoing president.

# trap - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From The42 Giovanni Trapattoni in talks to become next Ivory Coast manager Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni in talks to become next Ivory Coast manager

The former Ireland boss claims he could also have taken the Morocco job.

# trap - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From The42 Trapattoni not interested in Lazio job as he eyes World Cup role No Dice

Trapattoni not interested in Lazio job as he eyes World Cup role

The former Ireland boss does not fancy punching in from 9 to 5 each day and working weekends to boot.

# trap - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: Topless protesters disrupt Trap's reunion with Strunz Happy Out

VIDEO: Topless protesters disrupt Trap's reunion with Strunz

The former Ireland boss took it all in his stride.

# trap - Sunday 13 October, 2013

From The42 Trapattoni: 'In a nation that doesn’t have its own football League, I think I did a good job' Trap

Trapattoni: 'In a nation that doesn’t have its own football League, I think I did a good job'

‘I got to know an exceptional country, humble and also proud,’ said the Italian.

# trap - Thursday 12 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Someone made a JobBridge ad for the new Ireland football manager Trap

Someone made a JobBridge ad for the new Ireland football manager

“On completion, the intern will have gained experience in the planning and acquisition of nil-all draws.”

# trap - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From The42 Here's how Twitter reacted to the end of Trap Walking Away This post contains images

Here's how Twitter reacted to the end of Trap

There’s been a lot of enthusiasmus to tweet about Trap.

From The42 Cats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap's Ireland reign End Of An Era

Cats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap's Ireland reign

The Italian’s eventful reign in charge of the Boys in Green is over.

From The42 Giovanni Trapattoni and Marco Tardelli leave Ireland by ‘mutual consent’ Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni and Marco Tardelli leave Ireland by ‘mutual consent’

Trap’s five-year reign as Ireland boss comes to an end following 1-0 defeat in Austria.

# trap - Friday 6 September, 2013

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Sweden, World Cup qualifier Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Sweden, World Cup qualifier

We were perched high in the Aviva Stadium to bring you minute-by-minute updates of tonight’s crucial clash.

# trap - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

From The42 Trapattoni’s delight as young Irish stars answer London calling ENGIRE

Trapattoni’s delight as young Irish stars answer London calling

The Ireland manager praised Coleman, McCarthy and Long after the draw at Wembley.

# trap - Saturday 11 May, 2013

From The42 'Never say never': Trapattoni open to Serie A return -- reports Call Me Maybe

'Never say never': Trapattoni open to Serie A return -- reports

The Republic of Ireland boss, 74, says he could rekindle his love affair with Italian football.

# trap - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From The42 ‘I said, are you sure?’ – Trap throws doubt over Brady ‘psychological’ fitness COYBIG

‘I said, are you sure?’ – Trap throws doubt over Brady ‘psychological’ fitness

The Italian suggested placing ‘TBC’ on the team-sheet is an effort to motivate the midfielder.

# trap - Monday 18 March, 2013

From The42 Open Thread: Who would you pick for Sweden v Ireland? Sweden V Ireland

Open Thread: Who would you pick for Sweden v Ireland?

With no Kevin Doyle in the squad to face either Sweden or Austria, we want to know what your starting XI would be on Friday…

# trap - Friday 8 March, 2013

From The42 Stephen Kelly returns to Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers, no Darron Gibson COYBIG

Stephen Kelly returns to Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers, no Darron Gibson

Giovanni Trapatoni’s side face Sweden and Austria this month.

# trap - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

From The42 Hey Pep, here's how to give a Bayern Munich press conference in 7 easy Trapattoni steps Pep This post contains videos

# trap - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

From The42 Ireland's soccer year told through 10 Giovanni Trapattoni facial expressions Il Trap

Ireland's soccer year told through 10 Giovanni Trapattoni facial expressions

There was a range of emotions; from very frustrated to incredibly annoyed.

# trap - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

From The42 Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day Photobomb This post contains images

Your 'Oh, you're at Dublin Airport too' pic of the day

Fionnuala looks delighted to see the Sports Minister.

# trap - Sunday 5 August, 2012

From The42 As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day nine Liveblog

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day nine

Join us as we bring you all the action from the Olympics today, including the highly anticipated 100m final in athletics.

# trap - Monday 4 June, 2012

From The42 Must do better: here's how the Trap's Ireland players rated Marks Out Of 10

Must do better: here's how the Trap's Ireland players rated

Ireland delivered what was widely perceived to be a below-par team performance, but how did each individual fare?

# trap - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

From The42 'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up Empathy

'Football is a cruel sport sometimes' says grateful McShane after call-up

The Hull City defender was conscious that his fortune meant disappointment for his friend, Kevin Foley.

# trap - Thursday 3 May, 2012

From The42 Ten years on: Keane still has 'no regrets' over Saipan Looking Back

Ten years on: Keane still has 'no regrets' over Saipan

The ex-Ireland international also advocated the selection of James McClean for Trap’s Euro 2012 squad.

# trap - Monday 16 April, 2012

From The42 Irish Eye: Bad day for Ireland's Aston Villa contingent Boys In Green

Irish Eye: Bad day for Ireland's Aston Villa contingent

Ciarán Clark was not a happy man after Ashley Young’s theatrics, while Anthony Stokes missed out on a Scottish Cup final place. Andy Keogh, at least, is flying for Millwall…

# trap - Thursday 12 April, 2012

From The42 Lampard had a go at me for playing for Ireland - Cascarino Criticism

Lampard had a go at me for playing for Ireland - Cascarino

The Ireland legend also says James McLean must go to the Euros.

# trap - Sunday 11 March, 2012

From The42 Rafa Benitez: 'You need to trust Trapattoni on McClean decision' Rafa In Dublin

Rafa Benitez: 'You need to trust Trapattoni on McClean decision'

The former Liverpool boss also believes that Ireland’s opening Euro 2012 clash with Croatia in Poland will be crucial to their hopes of progressing.

# trap - Friday 13 January, 2012

From The42 If it ain't broke... Trap says he'll stick with same squad for Euros Euro 2012

If it ain't broke... Trap says he'll stick with same squad for Euros

James McClean and Ireland’s other Euro 2012 hopefuls will find it hard to break into Giovanni Trapattoni’s plans for this summer.

# trap - Saturday 31 December, 2011

From The42 The casting couch: here's who would play who in ‘2011 - The Sports Movie' The Reel Deal This post contains images

The casting couch: here's who would play who in ‘2011 - The Sports Movie'

This year’s line-up features the good, the bad and the predictable.

# trap - Friday 30 December, 2011

From The42 The sporting year in review: October Looking Back This post contains videos

The sporting year in review: October

The Rugby World Cup came to a close, Ireland qualified for the Euro 2012 playoffs and the GAA All Stars were announced. How was it for you?

# trap - Thursday 1 December, 2011

From The42 Counting chickens: here's all you need to know about Ireland's 12 potential Euro 2012 opponents Luck Of The Draw

Counting chickens: here's all you need to know about Ireland's 12 potential Euro 2012 opponents

Who can Ireland get in tomorrow’s draw? How will they fare if they do get them? Find out in our brief review of each team that we may or may not face.

# trap - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

From The42 Saving face: how the Estonian media reported Ireland's qualification Reaction

Saving face: how the Estonian media reported Ireland's qualification

Ireland’s opponents’ journalists were impressed by their side’s performance and horrified by the price of Irish beer.

From The42 Euros here we come: here’s everything you need to know about Poland and Ukraine Happy Days

Euros here we come: here’s everything you need to know about Poland and Ukraine

Find out all you need to know regarding the tournament’s format, group seedings and interesting facts about our destination next summer.

# trap - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: the latest from the UK as the violence spreads, Apple is now the most valuable business in the world, graffiti and poop on the streets of the country, and Ireland’s favourite movies…

# trap - Friday 15 July, 2011

CIA criticised for using fake vaccinations to trap Bin Laden

Medecins Sans Frontieres has said setting up a fake vaccination programme threatened life-saving immunisation work around the world.

# trap - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

From The42 Keane's form worries Trap Euro 2012

Keane's form worries Trap

Keane’s lack of match practice worries Trap after captain misses two key chances in Zilina.