OUR football correspondent LIAM MACKEY is back in top form and full of energy.
He casts his eye over your comments and gives his own critical analysis of the goings on throughout the world of football. You may agrewith him or then again you may not. This week Robbie Keane was paid £80,000 a week to keep West Ham up; Lord Tiresman’s accusations; Barcelona are not squeaky clean as they would have us believe; Delighted that the King is back; Flying planes over enemy territory is banter; What do we make of these injunctions; It’s time Celtic sought pastures new; If Utd win double it will be the most impressive yet; Mancini the real hero.
The Letter of the Week goes to Melvyn Brown, Bandon. Get in touch with your postal address and our prize will be winging its way to you before you know it.
Robbie Keane was paid €£80k a week to help keep West Ham up. He doesn't seem to have done that, so his future is in the balance again for next season. I have a suggestion for Robbie: get another deal, even go down a division, you're a good pro. You're good for another couple of seasons in the top flight or Championship and one more International campaign. Then join Shamrock Rovers. You would cement your legendary status, give Rovers and the whole Airtricity League a very welcome shot in the arm. Sure you might have to take a bit of a wage cut but I reckon it would seriously be a great deal for you, the league and most of all the Irish soccer public.
Seamus Cleary, Newcastle West, Co Limerick
OUR SHOUT: “A bit of a wage cut”? That’s one way of putting it alright. Anyway, I think Robbie has some big decisions to make long before he’d ever contemplate becoming a Hoo, (alongside Duffer and Richard Dunne, of course).
The rest of today’s column appears in the Irish Examiner and will appear here tomorrow.
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