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The Republic of Ireland legend has stated that "hypocritical" Ireland didn't deserve to reach the World Cup.
The former Irish skipper Keane pointed out that controversial decisions also went Ireland's way in the qualifying campaign, not least a harsh penalty award against Georgia which helped them to claim a 2-1 qualifying win in February.
He added: 'Ireland had their chances in the two games (against France), and they never took them. But it's the usual FAI reaction - "we've been robbed, the honesty of the game..."
'There was one match against Georgia where Ireland got a penalty and it was one of the worst decisions I've ever seen which changed the whole course of the game.
'I don't remember the FAI after the game saying we should give them a replay.'
Talking specifically about France's winner, Keane laid the blame on Ireland's defence rather than Henry, who handled the ball before crossing for William Gallas to head in.
'I'd focus on why they didn't clear it,' he said. 'I'd be more annoyed with my defenders and my goalkeeper than Thierry Henry. How can you let the ball bounce in your six-yard box? How can you let Thierry Henry get goal-side of you?
'If the ball goes into the six-yard box, where the hell is my goalkeeper?'
HOPEFULLY, these sensible comments by Keano will bring people into their senses and STOP the public crying into their beers en-masse for the so-called 'wronged' party Ireland. Time to MOVE ON.......
Swings and roundabouts and all that, ey!
Roy who? Did't he walk out on Ireland and cry all the way home. Come to think didnt the cowardly bighead walked out on every team and will do the same again at the end of the season. Who cares what he thinks,
- 2 Replies to Mutley.
I agree Dan,
Keane's comments say more about him that about the Irish match. He is a petulant brat who was taught to be so by that master of the mega-strop, SAF. He demonstrated a total lack of loyalty when he walked out on the Irish, and his latest rant just reminds us all what a nasty little sh1t he really is.
I for one was pleased when he blew it at Sunderland, and it's good to see that his tenure at Ipswich is also turning out to be a disaster. Just goes to prove, being a thug is not enough.
One way to look at it is that.. shit happens..
Look at LFC with that beachball incident.. even though the goal shouldn't have stood as it was caused by a foreign object..
They'll be injustices until FIFA/ UEFA get around to making video evidence manditory.. even then you're relying on ref's being honest when they review the evidence.. They could easily delete the file.. although no doubt the FA will have stiff penalties should it get abused.
It's quite obvious football for sometime lags in the dark ages regarding technology and relying solely on the human etes to pick up incidents.. look at tennis they've Hawkeye which shows when the ball has crossed the line.. time they had that with football on the goal line..
So on the video evidence in games it's a matter of when not if.. cos clubs / nations lose money and placings on the basis of ref's..