O'Neill's reappointment all about filling stadiums

The FAI has showed admirable restraint in keeping their toys in the pram

25th January, 2018
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Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill. Photo: Getty Images

For an intelligent man, criticism has always been Martin O'Neill's blind spot. Even before his last campaign with the national side, he'd told some British media that their Irish counterparts were the most critical he'd ever come across, and this from a man who had been willing to argue his own legal points in newspaper coverage when based in Britain.

Rightly or wrongly, you'd think it was a reflex part of the job for managers...

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