O'Brien's investment in Trapattoni pays off

Denis O'Brien may be struggling for good PR at the moment, but his seven-figure investment in the Italian manager has paid off handsomely, writes Jonathan O'Brien.

12th November, 2011
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Denis O’Brien, who is struggling for good PR at the moment, saw his reported seven-figure investment in Giovanni Trapattoni eventually pay off last night as Ireland swept Estonia aside at the A Le Coq Arena. For good measure, it was the 24th anniversary of Gary Mackay’s late goal in Sofia that sent us to Euro 88.

Despite the innumerable misplaced passes and far too many pointless long balls up to Jonathan Walters,...

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