Ireland 2, Italy 0…

In case you missed it, here it is from an Italian perspective… Trappitone keeps it low key… H/T Broadsheet.ie

  • iluvni

    Ireland?

  • Lionel Hutz

    Yep

  • Hopping The Border

    Recruits players from entire island of Ireland?

    Yes.

    Own association calls itself Ireland?

    Yes.

    All players are Irish passport holders/eligible under Fifa rules?

    Yes.

    Fairly sure it is Ireland then. 😀

  • I suppose the obvious answer is Italy are not what they were, which imo is a good thing for more than one reason.

  • between the bridges

    FAI football apartheid in Ireland. A sectarian team supported by republican thugs chanting IRA songs. Until displays of republic symbols, sectarian anthem and the nasty shade of green shirt are removed how can any British person play or support this soccerball team?

    Having said that, good result, I think the rep has only lost one away game under trap impressive record.

  • between the bridges

    re that link..perhaps the Italian’s know more than they let on..

    ‘Gli azzurri di Prandelli si inchinano al vecchio maestro. A Liegi finisce con un netto 2-0 per i britannici. I gol nel primo tempo di Andrews, poi nel finale Cox’

    The Azzurri’s Prandelli bow to the old master. In Liège ends with a clear 2-0 for the British. The goals in the first half of Andrews, then in the final Cox

    .

  • Mick Fealty

    Great spot BTB!! LOL!!! (at what point in the video so we can all hear for ourselves?)

  • between the bridges

    mi scusi mick my Italian not that good!!! Lol, I followed the broadsheet.ie link and from there a link a poster that on his comments

    http://www.repubblica.it/sport/calcio/nazionale/2011/06/07/news/italia_eire-17356468/

  • JR

    Great result, two good goals. BTB, that comment on the shade of green is a little harsh.

  • Dec

    The journalist seems to switch between irlandesi and britannici throughout the piece. Aside from being an idiot, he reminds me of Ian Paisley talking about cows during the foot and mouth crisis.

    Brilliant result for what was essentially an Irish B team.

  • Mick Fealty

    test

  • keano10

    A bit disengenuous there Pippakin. Its been a fantastic couple of weeks for Ireland. Four straight wins, no goals conceded. Winning the Carling Nations Cup at a canter having beaten every other team in it. Defeating Macedonia to remain joint top of our qualifying group and rounding it off by vanqueshing Italy 2-0. By the way Italy are currently 5 point clear at the top of their qualifying group…

  • Republic of Connaught

    When and if the Trap gets us to the Euros I will revise my opinion of him. As of yet, I think his negative tactics aren’t doing us any favours. Slovakia are very average and Russia are a good team dropping silly points. We should get first if the Trap is all his CV would suggest he is.

    If we fail to reach the Euros, then I want the great Derryman Martin O’Neill as our manager.

  • Mick Fealty

    Ballymenaman, I think..

  • Keano

    I didn’t intend to be! I remember an Italy who were almost unbeatable and also one of the most boring teams I have ever had to watch…I’m very pleased Ireland won. I’m almost as pleased I didn’t have to watch. It will take a lot more than an Ireland win to make me want to watch Italy…Mind if it was the world cup final or even the semis….

  • Pόl Mac Niocail

    For Italian reaction of this fantastic result, check out this great article from La Gazzetta dello Sport at http://english.gazzetta.it/Football/07-06-2011/trap-stuns-prandelli-801517244134.shtml

  • keano10

    Fair enough Pippakin lol. I probably share your frustration with the Italians over the years…!

  • ayeYerMa

    Between The Bridges, no one should be surprised at the Italian view of the British Isles. Irish Nationalists who go and live in England continuously tell us all about how “they see us all as Irish”. Yet that is, in fact, a mainland British perspective. Having lived in continental Europe myself, the perspective from the continent is that they pretty much also see everyone in the British Isles as British and can’t really tell much difference between those in the Republic and any other part of the isles.

    The irony is that people like Mick and Hopping The Border here make it difficult to have the former Irish identity. Apparently to be from Ireland we need permission from Dublin to issue us a 26 county passport and should be supporters of a 26 county partitionist Football Apartheid in Ireland team.

  • Dec

    ‘Having lived in continental Europe myself, the perspective from the continent is that they pretty much also see everyone in the British Isles as British and can’t really tell much difference between those in the Republic and any other part of the isles.’

    Pretty standard made-up nonsense there. Otherwise we would have several thousand italians scratching their heads last night and muttering ‘L’Irlanda, che sono?’

  • Mick Fealty

    AYM:

    “The irony is that people like Mick and Hopping The Border here make it difficult to have the former Irish identity. Apparently to be from Ireland we need permission from Dublin to issue us a 26 county passport and should be supporters of a 26 county partitionist Football Apartheid in Ireland team.”

    Eh?

  • JohnM

    Mick, if your Ballymenaman comment was about Martin O’Neill, he’s from Kilrea in South Derry – I think he might even have been on the Derry minor panel at some point.

  • Hopping The Border

    AYM

    I was addressing the Irish football team, not being Irish?

    What on earth are you referring to?

  • between the bridges

    HTB..’I was addressing the Irish football team, not being Irish?’
    that was covered in another topic re the northernbritish soccerballteam!

  • Tochais Síoraí

    Great result but surpassed on the night by the Faroes though.

    Looks like the NI v FI match in August will decide who finishes bottom of that group!

  • between the bridges

    A possibility Nigel will no doubt endeavor to provide! One does have to watch these small island teams…ala Cyprus etc.

  • nightrider

    FIFA have Ireland listed as a ‘neighbouring country’ to ‘Nothern Ireland’ *missing r here methinks*

    http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=nir/countryInfo.html

  • between the bridges

    NR..shocking! yet more black propaganda from the apartheid forces!! Never knew that i was paddling in ‘The Sea of the Hebrides’

  • Brian

    “Having lived in continental Europe myself, the perspective from the continent is that they pretty much also see everyone in the British Isles as British and can’t really tell much difference between those in the Republic and any other part of the isles.”

    Not my experience at all.

  • ayeYerMa

    Let me explain v_e_r_y s_l_o_w_l_y Mick and HTB.

    Calling either the Lost 26 football team or the Lost 26 state “Ireland” is an irredentist insult. To be a player for their football team requires a Lost 26 passport, and hence approval from the Lost 26 HQ in Dublin.

    Last time I checked, none of us northerners required approval from the Lost 26 HQ to consider ourselves part of Ireland. The more that this Lost 26 separatist “nation” is referred to as “Ireland”, the more that many Unionists reject the term “Ireland” or as applying to themselves and the farther apart we become.

  • JR

    Aye yer ma,
    A bit of a bug bearer of mint too. I went to College in Dublin and used to hate when people asked in a very friendly way “So, why did you come to University in Ireland?”

    On the soccer team though I personnally would would see the ROI as the Ireland team and always call them so. I remember my surprise when I found out towards the end of primary school that there was a second team in Ireland called Northern Ireland.