Keep it behind closed doors

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni. Niall Carson/PA Wire

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni. Niall Carson/PA Wire

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There is an unwritten, yet much observed, rule in football that rows and disputes stay behind the dressing room door.

But Republic of Ireland manager, Giovanni Trapattoni isn’t someone who buys into this established custom if his actions are anything to go by.

He’s made his “spats” with players like Darron Gibson, James McCarthy and Stephen Ireland very public and he was at it last week again.

Trapattoni, at a Press Conference, branded striker Shane Long an ‘idiot’ and his behaviour as ‘idiotic.’

Long himself didn’t keep the dispute with hismanager in house as he announced to the Press that he was fit to play against Serbia and in doing so totally contradicting his boss.

Maybe both of them should retire behind the dressing room door and sort things out and then present a united face.

Public rows do absolutely nothing for team morale!