Video: Eamon Dunphy somehow managed to put a downer on Ireland’s famous draw with Germany last night
He did know we just scored a last-gasp equaliser to draw with the World Champions in their own backyard, right?
Few who watched Ireland’s performance in the 1-1 draw with Germany last night will have described it as perfect, but the vast majority of us were willing to forget about the finer details and just appreciate the magnitude of John O’Shea’s late equaliser and one of the most famous results in the modern era of Irish football.
Sure, Germany mightn’t have been on top of their game and were missing a few important players, but Ireland were without James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman and while it was unbelievably nervy at times, the spirit shown by the Boys in Green was brilliant to behold.
Although the spirit of the team was eventually hailed by the RTE panel, almost immediately after the game, Eamon Dunphy launched into a rant about players like Aiden McGeady and Jon Walters playing out of position, saying it was ‘wrong’ and that it was a ‘joke’.
It should be said that, at times, John Giles and Liam Brady weren’t much better, but, typically, Dunphy led the charge and later, he had another cut off O’Neill saying that the current era was like the Trapattoni era 'with a Derry accent' and cited the misuse of Wes Hoolahan (Dunphy’s latest cause celebre) as what was wrong with the set-up under O'Neill.
Surely this could have waited for another night Eamon, no?
Video via YouTube/RDinHD
Hat-tip: 101 Great Goals