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Old 21-12-2009, 02:15 PM
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Delaney brands Blatter 'an embarrassment'
watch Monday, 21 December 2009 10:37

FAI Chief Executive John Delaney has branded Sepp Blatter an embarrassment for his behaviour after the Republic of Ireland were controversially beaten by France in their World Cup Qualifying Play-off.

Blatter stung Irish pride by laughing when he revealed Ireland had sought to be included in the World Cup as a 33rd team in the wake of the 'hand of Henry' incident.

Speaking to Des Cahill at the RTÉ Sport Awards on Sunday night, Delaney said: 'I think the way the president of FIFA behaved was an embarrassment to himself and an embarrassment to FIFA.'

Delaney also revealed that the FAI had turned down the chance to receive an award from FIFA, but had accepted an offer to play Brazil.

He said: 'Tomorrow night there is an awards ceremony and they have offered us a Fair Play award. We've respectfully declined.'

In an effort to give Ireland partial redress for the controversial exit, Ireland will play Brazil in March in either Dublin or the UK.

The Emirates Stadium and Old Trafford are among the venues being considered, with the FAI set to try to maximise revenues from the game after losing out on the cash windfall that would have resulted from World Cup qualification.

Croke Park is available for the fixture, which is expected to be played on 3 March. However, with Six Nations rugby on at the same time, playing the fixture could create problems at the Hill 16 end, which is seated for soccer but usually a terrace for rugby matches.

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Delaney calling other people an embarrassment......


"Sepp, I know we didn't qualify but can we go to South Africa too, please because we are Irish"...

"No Delaney - I laugh at you, you ugly man"

"Okay, thanks Sepp"
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Old 21-12-2009, 02:30 PM
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Oh the Irony of it all
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Old 21-12-2009, 02:37 PM
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pot. kettle. black.
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Old 21-12-2009, 02:51 PM
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Reeks of Delaney trying to rescue some credibility.

Typical F.A.I. we wont take the award but give us a few bob and eveything will be grand like.
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Old 21-12-2009, 02:51 PM
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pot. kettle. black.
Exactly. Delaney is the one of the biggest embarrassments this country has ever produced.
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Old 21-12-2009, 02:54 PM
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instead of coming up with this nonsense delaney should have used the wee bit of leverage we have after the henry handball to try and get the c.l. final here in the next few years (at croker, lansdowne would be too small i reckon)

yes, i\'m aware c.l. is run by uefa but with platini in charge and constantly harping on about fair play and looking after the smaller nations then it'd have been a good opportunity to cash in
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Old 21-12-2009, 02:56 PM
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instead of coming up with this nonsense delaney should have used the wee bit of leverage we have after the henry handball to try and get the c.l. final here in the next few years (at croker, lansdowne would be too small i reckon)
Yeah, definitely. That would have been intelligent though.
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Old 21-12-2009, 02:56 PM
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Heh heh heh.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_De...ministrator%29

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Old 21-12-2009, 03:28 PM
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As disgusting as the retrospective decision to seed the qualifiers was, to ensure France and Portugal qualifed , Delaney made us an international laughing stock.

Dope.

Roy was right about 'that man'.
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Old 21-12-2009, 03:57 PM
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Does the FAI publish annual reports?

How much is Delaney earning for his unique management style?
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