Craic & Codology


Mick McCarthy

Republic of Ireland gaffer Mick McCarthy says he is confident that his players know exactly what they have to do as he approaches the opening Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.

With no room for friendlies and training limited to just a few sessions, many fans feared the squad would struggle to take on board the new manager’s message.

“Nay, mo accen’ assen bin a problum ferdy lads adawl,” reassured the former Barnsley defender yesterday. “Dayno waddeye wandfrumdem. Um ‘andy wi’ me ‘and signals, me. Ah lurned dat frum Roy longtimeago.”

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