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Video: So Eamon Dunphy has just had his 'Egypt' moment of Euro 2012
It has only taken five days for Eamon Dunphy to lose his cool, calling Giovanni Trapttoni’s comments on the Spain game ‘self-serving bullshit’.
We all know the feeling. There’s at least one day a week when you really don’t feel like going into work. You might have to attend a stupid meeting, or, even worse, be faced with some health and safety training.
For soccer analysts, having to do Czech Republic v Greece is the same thing. The game may turn out to be a cracker, and the half-time and post-match stuff could be very easy, but beforehand it’s not the easiest game to talk about.
We suspect that at least played a part in what Eamon Dunphy got up to on RTE this afternoon. Before the lads got into discussing the merits of two teams that most of the viewing public had no real interest in they, of course, spoke about the upcoming crunch match between Ireland and Spain.
It was put to Eamo by Bill O'Herlihy that Trap had said that the Irish players were ‘seeking redemption’ against the world champions on Thursday. The Dunph wasn’t having it. “I think it's bullshit, self serving bullshit,” said the man on the end of the RTE panel.
Didi Hamann and Kenny Cunningham stayed quiet and Bill more or less agreed with him. Whatever you might think of Dunphy – and his final opinion on today’s game ‘Greece won’t get beat, or they might’ was far from insightful - but we wouldn’t change him for the world, right?
Okay, maybe some of you would.