The Football Spin on the real problem with Ireland and Declan Rice, while John Wick provides a clue for Steven Gerrard
Who is to blame if Ireland lose Declan Rice?
It is beginning to seem inevitable that Declan Rice will choose England over Ireland. Rice will brace himself for the abuse he will receive if he makes that decision, but is the abuse helpful and are bigger issues with Irish football a contributory factor?
On The Football Spin, Paddy McKenna and Dion Fanning discuss Rice's likely departure and whether it should herald a change in Irish football. Dion wants a manager who believes in players while Paddy is still holding on to the Rice dream.
Meanwhile Nooruddean Choudry discusses Steven Gerrard's approach to management and explains why Gerrard and Roy Keane are on the John Wick spectrum. They also reflect on the now bullet-proof self-confidence of Dejan Lovren and wonder if it might be asking for trouble.
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