Goodbye Stan.

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Ice cream man has stuck his oar in
A Millwall legend too
All we need now is Johnny Giles
Telling us who to choose.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Chippy Brady’s in the frame
And the other joke O’Leary
The FAI have washed their hands
And a decent bloke is history.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “We’ll head-hunt” that’s the favoured call
On the news just out of Dublin
The job I thought was for one in football
And all this new age speak is troubling.



Cascarino, Dunphy, Giles from the warmth and comfort of the media circus tent, decide to have a right old go at Steve (Stan) Staunton, prior to and during his getting the tin tack yesterday.

I know when you take on the national team job you set yourself up for this kind of abuse, but ex team mates having a pop, to me still stinks to high heaven of a once loyal friendship betrayed. For the sake of what? A newspaper headline or the topic on some radio programme. Those who seem to do a great job of international team management without ever having set foot in the hot bed of the arena. Give me the right hump. The low-lifes.



Editor’s note :
Kev :
in fairness – each of those mentioned above – have quite categorically prefaced every comment, in public, with the phrase ‘Stan is a friend’ / ‘I like Stan but ..’ then put their professional concern ahead of their personal feelings – if only John Delaney had done the same …


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