Officially, the Irish attendance in the Antalya Stadium this evening will be 236 but we can expect the welcome from the little green army to far exceed that number in sheer delight when Seamus Coleman leads the Irish team onto the field of play, just one day short of the first anniversary of the sickening leg break which he suffered against Wales at the Aviva Stadium on March 24 last year.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2018
Martin O’Neill had told us to keep the faith and events last night, in Dublin, Vienna, and elsewhere besides, will have secured no small number of converts as the Republic of Ireland push for Russia’s promised land.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
On the day Ireland captain Seamus Coleman was in Liverpool breaking his silence about his injury nightmare, former skipper Robbie Keane was in Dublin offering words of advice to the Donegal man as he begins the long road to recovery at Everton.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2017
Jamie Carragher believes "99 per cent of footballers" have made horrific tackles in the same category as the one Neil Taylor made on Seamus Coleman during last weekend's World Cup qualifier in Dublin.
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
Ronald Koeman’s allegation that Martin O’Neill’s decision to select James McCarthy for the game against Wales went against the advice of his own medical staff has been angrily dismissed as “absolutely and categorically wrong” by sources in the Irish camp.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
Ronald Koeman has described Seamus Coleman as “one of the best professionals I’ve ever worked with” and said the player’s “strength of character” will help him make a complete recovery from his broken leg.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2017
Martin O’Neill has praised referee Nicola Rizzoli’s handling of the game against Wales and insisted that, while he still feels Gareth Bale’s challenge on John O’Shea merited a sending-off, the official’s decision to award only a yellow card for that incident cannot be linked in any way to the subsequent Neil Taylor tackle which broke Seamus Coleman’s leg.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2017
Although Martin O’Neill has described the surgery on Seamus Coleman’s broken leg as “successful”, the Ireland manager said it’s too soon to put a timeframe on the player’s recovery.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017
How Garry Monk must wish he could turn the clock back three months. Swansea’s manager ended August with a victory over Manchester United that lifted his team into the Premier League’s top four. He ends November barely clinging to his job.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015