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Open thread: What would you like to see from Ireland v Greece?
Giovanni Trapattoni’s side play their final game of 2012 this evening.

WHILE SOME WILL find faults in the team Giovanni Trapattoni has named for tonight’s visit of Greece to the Aviva Stadium, it is hard to argue that there aren’t a number of promising selections.

Four years on from his debut, the man who has been filling in for Richard Dunne at club level this season - Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark – will earn his third senior international cap tonight.

James McClean and Robbie Brady should add an element of flair from wide positions, while Trap has backed his talk about James McCarthy becoming an influential player for Ireland by starting him alongside Glenn Whelan in midfield.

Sure, most would have been keen to see Wes Hoolahan from the start but he has been promised half a game… let’s just hope the Norwich City man grabs his rare opportunity to impress in a green jersey.

With Simon Cox starting just off Shane Long up front, Ireland’s team looks a reasonably good one.

Despite that fact, it is being branded as a particularly low-key friendly against less than attractive opposition and there could be as little as 15,000 present at Lansdowne Road this evening.

So, what would you like to see from Ireland’s last fixture of 2012? Are you planning to head along? Or will you even bother watching?

Let us know in the comments section below

Caption time: what’s going on with Trap and his phone at training this afternoon?

Trap names Clark in starting XI, Hoolahan on the bench

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