Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Staunton's Gone!

Thank god! I can't blame the guy for taking the job but he should have resigned months ago as he clearly wasn't up to the task. I wonder if his reputation has been damaged long term by the whole charade? Certainly the FAI compounded their carefully nurtured image of being complete buffoons both in the delay in ridding us of Staunton and the James Bond'esk cat and mouse games with the press last evening. They've also announced they are outsourcing the appointment of a new manager which seems to have been widely welcomed in the press but I'm not sure this is a good thing as they'll be able to deflect all blame away should it all go wrong. They've clearly been learning at the feet of our government masters (ref HSE).

Now if only the IRFU would get their long knives sharpened I would feel a little bit more optimistic about the future of Irish sport.