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Poll: Is Roy Keane right, do we need a change of mentality?

The ex-international wants to change the attitude towards Irish supporters, do we have to?

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FORMER IRELAND CAPTAIN Roy Keane spent last night giving out about the Irish approach to success and failure.

“Listen,” Keane said during his post-match analysis on ITV, “the supporters want to see the team doing a lot better and not giving daft goals away like that.

“I’m not too happy with all that nonsense. To praise the supporters for sake of it … Let’s change that attitude towards Irish supporters.

“They want to see the team winning – let’s not kid ourselves, we’re a small country, we’re up against it, but let’s not just go along for the sing-song every now and again.”

Keano clearly isn’t a fan of Rudyard Kipling who says we should meet triumph and disaster with the same response.

So, do you agree with Roy?

Poll Results:

Yes, I'm sick of all this 'brave defeat' nonsense. Good losers. (500)
No, I'm with Rudyard on this. The Irish team did all they could against the best team in the world. (439)
Roy, Rudyard, It's all good. (159)

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