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Ireland's soccer year told through 10 Giovanni Trapattoni facial expressions

There was a range of emotions; from very frustrated to incredibly annoyed.

1. First we drew with the Czech Republic in Februry and Trap was all like: unimpressed

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2. Then in May – weeks out from the Euros — we beat Bosnia in Dublin in another draw and he was all: we’re back, baby

3. A couple of days later Ireland drew in Budapest in the final friendly: serious

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4. Then came the Euros, and a first defeat to Croatia: if you’re up there, please help me Superman

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5. And then Spain done a tika-taka on us and Trap felt: stunned by his players’ incompetence

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6. And we rounded off with defeat to Trap’s native Italy. The boss was all: nothing to do with me

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7. Our first competitive game after the Euros disaster was skin-of-our-teeth win in Kazakhstan

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8. But a month later we were hammered by Germany in Dublin. Facial expression: ‘WTF?’

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9. Trap came out fighting for his job with a win in the Faroes and gave two fingers to the critics

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10. And then we lost to Greece. Trap was pretty much:

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