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I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here with Keano, Haaland and McCarthy: it's comments of the week

We trawl through what you the reader has said over the past seven days and pick out our favourites.

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THIS WEEK’S SPORTS pages were filled with the Ireland and Scotland match ticket debacle, Aidan Walsh’s big decision, midweek League Cup action from across the pond, and the shocking shooting of South African captain Senzo Meyiwa…

Surprise, surprise there was also more Roy Keane headlines this week as he revealed on Thursday that he’d been approached to appear in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. The dream line up for the TV reality show was then provided by Phil.

Keane, Fergie, Alf-Inge Håland, Mick Mc Carthy, Patrick Veria all in the Jungle together…….

The Irish squad for the next European qualifier with Scotland was announced, with no Jack Grealish in it once more. The kid’s reputation grows and grows with ever squad he doesn’t make, and like a lot of hopeful fans Shane Kearney has yet to see him play;

I’ve never seen this lad play, but I would presume that he is a cross between Pele, Lionel Messi and Gary Breen.

As the FAI got stuck into the Scottish FA over their away ticket allocation Charles J. Ahern had some wise words;

Throwing the SFA under the bus here. Typical of the FAI and they’ll provide the SFA with whatever number they need next year.

The fact of the matter is that the away ticketing system is flawed. There are some people who’ve gone to the away matches for the past number of years including far flung places like Kazakhstan, Moscow, Faroe Islands and most recently Georgia and they haven’t received a ticket.

They’re the away fans who go to these places and do the country proud with their exceptional support and exemplary behaviour despite dour football and poor results (in recent years). There season ticket holders should also receive a priority as they’re the ones who stump up the money for home matches many months in advance and keep the FAI coffers loaded.

I know for a fact that there have been “official” supporters clubs set up just for this game and the England games, yet they receive tickets ahead of the most loyal fans? Disgrace. It’s not hard to set up and fair system that rewards those who follow through thick and thin. Seriously, the FAI would f*ck up a sandwich.

Meanwhile in Germany a scarf-wielding supporter slapped Munich’s Frank Ribery and Laura Walsh had a very plausible explanation;

It was probably Michel Platini.

Real Madrid’s plans to be the best at everything in the world and upgrade the Bernabeu into the world’s greatest stadium didn’t impress Johnny Greene;

Looks like a deflating lilo


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Back on Merseyside Peter had a pretty good explanation of Mario Balotelli’s stuttering start to his Liverpool career, the Italian’s doppelganger was spotted in the House of Commons on Thursday. 

Maybe it was balotelli!! And the dancer is training with Liverpool !!!!! Could explain his form!!!!!!!!!!

Sepp Blatter’s ‘unconditional support’ for the World Cup in Russia certainly got Frankie‘s blood boiling.

Hey Sepp. You keep on keeping ooon. I can just imagine you and Vlad Putin embracing warmly a la Jose and LVG yesterday. Could we hire that imp of satan Geoff Shreeves to facilitate this manly love in? Sepp and Vlad; just a couple of crazy kids with a dream. Fighting for the underdog. Fighting for football to unite us all. Except the enemies of mother Russia. You will be crushed like a fly..

Gennara Gattusto seems to have a very similar managerial philosophy to Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino, he walked out on his third job in 18 months this week and Willie Harper put two and two together.

Leeds United is surely next for him. For a month.

And then there was Johnny who said what we were all thinking when Liam Miller is on the agenda – the once prodigal son of Irish soccer was released by Brisbane Roar this week.

Ah always depressing to hear how far Liam Miller has fallen. Looked like an absolute superstar at Celtic…..

Henshaw taking centre stage as Kearney feels his way back to fitness

Rory Gallagher could be named Donegal’s new manager tonight

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