Tag: Mick McCarthy
When Holland came to Lansdowne Road on September 1st, 2001, they brought with them a mighty squad full of world-class talent; a master tactician and Champions League winning manager; a reputation as one of international football’s greatest forces; and the overbearing weight of expectation of a nation on their shoulders. The Dutch left that day with nothing. So how did a team featuring Ruud van Nistelrooy, Patrick Kluivert, Marc Overmars, Jaap Stam, Mark van Bommel and Edwin van der Sar fail to get a result against the Irish? How exactly was it possible that a nation that could leave Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Giovanni van Bronckhorst on the bench, couldn’t beat a ten-man Ireland? Ste McGovern, Colm Boohig and special guest Brian Wyse sit down to discuss how Ireland’s famous 1-0 victory over Netherlands happened. We also talk about the Declan Rice situation, whether he will play for Ireland again, and our favourite Granny Rule players.