Wales stars in call for Coleman to stay at helm

James Mc Clean hits the winner for Ireland. But now what

James Mc Clean hits the winner for Ireland. But now what

Last night he faced Hal Robson-Kanu, a player with one goal in his last eight games for club and country.

He was true to his word. Their finish to the group was less than inspiring following a draw at home to Macedonia and then struggling to take care of Albania on their travels. It's just what they do.

Many have asked why Ireland were not able to deliver the same performance against Georgia in Tbilisi, once O'Neill had decided not to run with Wes Hoolahan for that game?

"I've never doubted the character of the players and their courage was never in doubt".

Italy, Croatia and Portugal (should they lose to Switzerland) will all be in the draw.

Something tells us Robbie Savage might regret what he said during his recent visit to Ireland.


However Wales have not featured in a World Cup since 1958 and given the volatile nature of football managing, Toshack is not sure Coleman will be able to stay. Meyler captained Ireland to a historic victory in Cardiff.

Elsewhere, the Danish under-21 team continued with their dominance in their Euro 2019 qualification campaign.

Proud Irishman Conor McGregor has taken to Instagram to congratulate the Republic of Ireland for securing a World Cup play-off spot on Monday night.

Anyway, the less said about that, the better. "Blackrock have been down for a while but that's sport. I always fear them - and then we go out and beat them". It's safe to say he enjoyed the moment. "I was delighted with the result".

John Toshack thinks it is the right time for Chris Coleman to leave the Wales job.

As a Catholic, Irish nationalist brought up on the Creggan, McClean absorbed the city's modern history even if its worst days were coming to an end when he was born in 1989.

So here's to you, David Meyler.

As well as the players, Dragons fans and FAW board members want Coleman to stay for the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Kevin Doyle had been recalled from the international wilderness and was handed his first Ireland start in 18 months.

Daryl Murphy too. On Friday night he admitted to being "absolutely knackered" after playing 79 minutes against Moldova.

"We play for each other, there's no individuals on this team".

The Republic, meanwhile, will be hoping to exorcise the trauma of their last World Cup play-off appearance in 2009, when Thierry Henry's infamous handball led to defeat against France. This is Irish football's new frontier: a teenage goalkeeper is the latest to have played for Northern Ireland and been encouraged to join the Republic.

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