Ireland soccer fans have hailed Mick McCarthy’s second managerial reign following the recent games against Denmark and Gibraltar, unanimously agreeing that the playing style is much easier on the eye.
“Under O’Neill we’d play it long up field and lose the knockdown to let our opponents attack us in waves,” said one hungover supporter. “Now we play the ball out into midfield before losing it again to let our opponents attack us in waves. It’s great to watch!”
RTÉ soccer correspondent Tony O’Donoghue also expressed delight that he no longer has to wear his brown trousers when interviewing the gaffer after games.