Ep 252: Ireland hit the wall

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss the 1-0 defeat to Wales at the Aviva Stadium. There's some robust discussion about the efficacy of the Ireland wall; how much, if any, attention is paid to set-pieces during trainin;, and lots more, before Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Spain on the latest developments in the ongoing Cristiano Ronaldo story.

Published: 17/10/2018

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John Giles

John Giles is a former football player and manager best remembered for his time as a midfielder with Leeds United in the 1960s and 1970s, and as player-manager of the Irish national team. John served as the senior analyst on RTÉ Sport's football coverage from 1986 until 2016.

Liam Brady

Liam was one of the greatest midfield players in the history of the modern game. An Arsenal legend, he spent seven seasons in Serie A winning two Championships with Juventus. For the past 20 years he has been an analyst for RTE’s soccer coverage.

Richard Fitzpatrick

Richard Fitzpatrick is a print and radio journalist. He works for news organisations around the world, including BBC, Bleacher Report, Irish Times and talkSPORT, as well as making radio documentaries for RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster. He lives in Barcelona and is the author of El Clásico: Barcelona v Real Madrid, Football’s Greatest Rivalry (Bloomsbury).