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#Giovanni Trapattoni

# giovanni-trapattoni - Friday 15 May, 2020

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 5: 'Trap was like the Pope, I know because I worked with both'
# Little Details
# Little Details

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 5: 'Trap was like the Pope, I know because I worked with both'

May 15th 2020, 8:00 AM 15,771 Views 10 Comments

We open the dressing room door to find out exactly what life was like for Ireland’s players under Giovanni Trapattoni.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'The best players in the world get criticised, and if you took it to heart you wouldn’t be in this game'
# Ever Green
# Ever Green

'The best players in the world get criticised, and if you took it to heart you wouldn’t be in this game'

Aug 4th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,346 Views 4 Comments

Former Irish international Paul Green speaks to The42 about dealing with criticism, Euro 2012 and his ongoing club career.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Sunday 23 September, 2018

'It's frustrating, actually. You're off the radar. You're playing in a so-called lesser league, in their eyes'
# I'm Still Here
# I'm Still Here

'It's frustrating, actually. You're off the radar. You're playing in a so-called lesser league, in their eyes'

Sep 23rd 2018, 11:55 AM 30,033 Views 24 Comments

Andy Keogh has been a consistent goalscorer in Australia for the last four years but isn’t expecting a call anytime soon from the Republic of Ireland.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

A brief history of Irish players falling out with the national team's management
# Difference Of Opinion
# Difference Of Opinion

A brief history of Irish players falling out with the national team's management

Sep 4th 2018, 6:40 PM 13,232 Views 14 Comments

Harry Arter is not the first Ireland player to step away from international football.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Irish football loved and shunned Wes Hoolahan for what he represented
# Opinion
# Opinion

Irish football loved and shunned Wes Hoolahan for what he represented

Feb 11th 2018, 9:00 AM 5,976 Views 4 Comments

The Norwich star announced his international retirement at the age of 35 during the week.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Saturday 19 August, 2017

"People say: 'Bloody hell, what happened you after that? It ruined you'"
# Interview
# Interview

"People say: 'Bloody hell, what happened you after that? It ruined you'"

Aug 19th 2017, 10:02 AM 38,338 Views 7 Comments

Ex-Ireland international and current Billericay Town star Kevin Foley on Euro 2012 heartache and a career full of highs and lows.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been overlooked for the South Africa job
# Bafana Bafana
# Bafana Bafana

Former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been overlooked for the South Africa job

May 4th 2017, 8:03 PM 5,417 Views 3 Comments

Roberto Mancini and Lothar Matthaus were also said to have applied for the role, but all have been snubbed.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Friday 17 February, 2017

Ex-Ireland boss Trapattoni aiming to make international football return
# Cat Might Be In Sack
# Cat Might Be In Sack

Ex-Ireland boss Trapattoni aiming to make international football return

Feb 17th 2017, 1:46 PM 9,329 Views 12 Comments

The South African Football Association say the veteran Italian manager is among the applicants for the vacant national team post.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

James McClean: I felt a bit insulted by Trapattoni
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

James McClean: I felt a bit insulted by Trapattoni

Nov 30th 2016, 4:18 PM 8,888 Views 19 Comments

The Boys in Green winger contrasted his relationship with the Italian coach to the more positive one enjoyed with Martin O’Neill.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Friday 21 October, 2016

Trap favourite Andy Keogh nets hat-trick for Perth Glory in the A-League
# Glory Days
# Glory Days

Trap favourite Andy Keogh nets hat-trick for Perth Glory in the A-League

Oct 21st 2016, 1:48 PM 3,503 Views 3 Comments

It was the Dubliner’s second treble down under.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Happy Richard Dunne Day! It's 5 years since one of Irish football's greatest performances
# The Iron Curtain
# The Iron Curtain

Happy Richard Dunne Day! It's 5 years since one of Irish football's greatest performances

Sep 6th 2016, 10:04 AM 7,942 Views 8 Comments

Never forget.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

It's been a long time since Ireland bounced back from competitive defeat with a victory
# Three Points Needed
# Three Points Needed

It's been a long time since Ireland bounced back from competitive defeat with a victory

Jun 21st 2016, 2:50 PM 4,930 Views 6 Comments

History is against us as we face into a must-win Euro 2016 clash with Italy.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Monday 23 May, 2016

5 things we can learn from Ireland's Euro 2012 campaign
# Leetle Deetails
# Leetle Deetails

5 things we can learn from Ireland's Euro 2012 campaign

May 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 6,990 Views 9 Comments

Ireland scored just one goal and lost all three games in Poland.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Trap criticises Pep's approach: 'Tick, tack, tick, tack... tuck, tuck, tuck... Too little revenue'
# Enthusiasmus
# Enthusiasmus

Trap criticises Pep's approach: 'Tick, tack, tick, tack... tuck, tuck, tuck... Too little revenue'

Apr 7th 2016, 5:15 PM 7,033 Views 15 Comments

The ex-Ireland boss favours a more direct style of play.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Giovanni Trapattoni praises Roy Keane impact with Ireland
# Trap
# Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni praises Roy Keane impact with Ireland

Feb 24th 2016, 1:04 PM 5,979 Views 2 Comments

The former Boys in Green boss says that Martin O’Neill’s team can do well at Euro 2016 if they “fight a lot” against technically superior opposition.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Perennially underappreciated, Trapattoni made Ireland a competitive force again
# Analysis
# Analysis

Perennially underappreciated, Trapattoni made Ireland a competitive force again

Feb 11th 2016, 7:00 AM 5,062 Views 16 Comments

It’s eight years today since the Italian coach was confirmed as the new Irish manager.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Monday 12 October, 2015

Ireland's recent play-off history not great but there are still reasons to be hopeful
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

Ireland's recent play-off history not great but there are still reasons to be hopeful

Oct 12th 2015, 1:34 PM 4,988 Views 5 Comments

Over the last two decades, we’ve faced into this situation six times.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Which Irish international football manager are you?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Which Irish international football manager are you?

Oct 7th 2015, 9:30 PM 9,503 Views 16 Comments

Are you more of a Jack Charlton or a Martin O’Neill?

# giovanni-trapattoni - Monday 7 September, 2015

Here are 6 other times when Ireland met Georgia
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Here are 6 other times when Ireland met Georgia

Sep 7th 2015, 7:15 AM 6,488 Views 8 Comments

The Boys in Green’s opponents tonight are familiar foes.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Friday 4 September, 2015

'Not every donut will have a hole': Trap was co-commentator on Italian TV & everyone loved it
# Caught In A Trap
# Caught In A Trap

'Not every donut will have a hole': Trap was co-commentator on Italian TV & everyone loved it

Sep 4th 2015, 3:07 PM 6,354 Views 4 Comments

The former Republic of Ireland boss was a breath of fresh air.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Saturday 20 June, 2015

A former Ireland manager is among 59 applicants for the Ivory Coast job
# Chance
# Chance

A former Ireland manager is among 59 applicants for the Ivory Coast job

Jun 20th 2015, 10:41 AM 5,268 Views 6 Comments

Ex-France coach Raymond Domenech is also in the running for the coveted position.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Saturday 6 June, 2015

'Blatter said to me 'let’s find a way we could forget'. But I am not someone with two faces' - Trapattoni
# Fall-out
# Fall-out

'Blatter said to me 'let’s find a way we could forget'. But I am not someone with two faces' - Trapattoni

Jun 6th 2015, 4:50 PM 5,645 Views 5 Comments

The former Ireland manager has made the claim about Fifa’s outgoing president.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Thursday 30 April, 2015

9 other infamous football manager interviews
# Interviews
# Interviews

9 other infamous football manager interviews

Apr 30th 2015, 8:17 PM 5,435 Views 6 Comments

Following Nigel Pearson’s bizarre rant, we recall more notorious managerial moments.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Familiarity with Trap methods bred, if not contempt, maybe boredom -- Stephen Hunt
# Idle Hands
# Idle Hands

Familiarity with Trap methods bred, if not contempt, maybe boredom -- Stephen Hunt

Dec 28th 2014, 10:51 AM 5,293 Views 11 Comments

The international winger also gave an entertaining insight into his rivalry with James McClean (and Bobby Convey).

# giovanni-trapattoni - Friday 12 December, 2014

Former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni claims Mario Balotelli will have career regrets
# Il Trap
# Il Trap

Former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni claims Mario Balotelli will have career regrets

Dec 12th 2014, 8:05 AM 3,425 Views 4 Comments

Some straight talking from the 75-year-old.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Trapattoni's legacy and the trauma of Cyprus still hampering the Irish team
# Problems
# Problems

Opinion: Trapattoni's legacy and the trauma of Cyprus still hampering the Irish team

Nov 15th 2014, 8:15 AM 3,088 Views 9 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side suffered a setback last night following an uninspired display.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Sunday 26 October, 2014

‘By and large, the Irish played the way we expected them to’
# Interview
# Interview

‘By and large, the Irish played the way we expected them to’

Oct 26th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,442 Views 2 Comments

A little less than two weeks on from Ireland’s shock Euro 2016 result, journalist Uli Hesse tells us why German football has gone backwards of late.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Dunphy 'baffled' by O'Neill's Ireland team
# Shooting From The Hip
# Shooting From The Hip

Dunphy 'baffled' by O'Neill's Ireland team

Sep 4th 2014, 1:06 PM 12,050 Views 24 Comments

The controversial pundit has suggested last night’s Oman friendly was a “completely meaningless exercise”.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Giovanni Trapattoni in talks to become next Ivory Coast manager
# Trap
# Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni in talks to become next Ivory Coast manager

Jul 1st 2014, 6:52 PM 2,983 Views 12 Comments

The former Ireland boss claims he could also have taken the Morocco job.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Friday 9 May, 2014

Trapattoni claims Irish people more passionate about rugby than soccer
# Controversial
# Controversial

Trapattoni claims Irish people more passionate about rugby than soccer

May 9th 2014, 6:55 PM 29,792 Views 238 Comments

The former Ireland manager expressed his views in a column for Gazzetto dello Sport.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Friday 25 April, 2014

Clockwork Orange: Barry Maguire still hopeful of representing Ireland
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Clockwork Orange: Barry Maguire still hopeful of representing Ireland

Apr 25th 2014, 8:32 AM 7,730 Views 12 Comments

After seven years of tentative flirting by the FAI, it was actually Giovanni Trapattoni who arranged the first formal meeting with the then Utrecht midfielder in 2011.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Analysis: Why are Ireland so prone to fading out of games?
# Problems
# Problems

Analysis: Why are Ireland so prone to fading out of games?

Mar 6th 2014, 12:00 PM 11,505 Views 42 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side produced an uneven display against a superior Serbian side last night.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Flashback: Kennedy stunner earns Ireland vital World Cup qualifying victory over Yugoslavia
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Flashback: Kennedy stunner earns Ireland vital World Cup qualifying victory over Yugoslavia

Mar 5th 2014, 3:13 PM 3,955 Views 5 Comments

Ireland have met Yugoslavia/Serbia six times over the course of their history.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

5 talking points ahead of Ireland v Serbia
# Analysis
# Analysis

5 talking points ahead of Ireland v Serbia

Mar 4th 2014, 9:33 PM 15,104 Views 25 Comments

What formation will the team play? Is Darren Randoph going to be given a chance?

# giovanni-trapattoni - Friday 21 February, 2014

Trapattoni in talks to take over as Ivory Coast manager after World Cup - reports
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Trapattoni in talks to take over as Ivory Coast manager after World Cup - reports

Feb 21st 2014, 10:29 AM 2,177 Views 9 Comments

The Italian isn’t ready to retire just yet.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Trapattoni applied for Hannover job, says chairman
# Rejection
# Rejection

Trapattoni applied for Hannover job, says chairman

Jan 2nd 2014, 5:19 PM 3,414 Views 6 Comments

Former Turkey international Tayfun Korkut was eventually appointed.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Monday 30 December, 2013

How Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill restored our faith in Irish football in 2013
# Year In Review
# Year In Review

How Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill restored our faith in Irish football in 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 12:00 PM 7,615 Views 31 Comments

The duo had a positive impact on supporter morale when they took over the national side earlier this year.

A sporting history of 2013 in 10 objects
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

A sporting history of 2013 in 10 objects

Dec 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 3,119 Views 0 Comments

From Davy’s Mi Wadi to Robert Heffernan’s gold.

# giovanni-trapattoni - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Christmas report card: how Ireland's football stars fared this year
# Opinion
# Opinion

Christmas report card: how Ireland's football stars fared this year

Dec 28th 2013, 9:00 PM 23,148 Views 43 Comments

We rate every member of the Irish team based on the past 12 months and determine how likely each individual is to become key to Martin O’Neill’s plans.

Trapattoni not interested in Lazio job as he eyes World Cup role
# No Dice
# No Dice

Trapattoni not interested in Lazio job as he eyes World Cup role

Dec 28th 2013, 7:31 PM 3,711 Views 8 Comments

The former Ireland boss does not fancy punching in from 9 to 5 each day and working weekends to boot.

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