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Our Non-Biased, Level-Headed Irish Player Ratings For An Historic Irish Win

Our Non-Biased, Level-Headed Irish Player Ratings For An Historic Irish Win
By Balls Team
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With the highlights of the game being shown on RTÉ tonight, we felt it was time to bring back our completely unbiased player ratings from the night Shane Long did the Germans in 2015.

What a night!

The crowd were absolutely bouncing from start to finish, and when Shane Long thumped home past Neuer we've never heard a roar like it.

We got over the line in the end, and after settling down a bit, here are our ratings for the Irish players tonight:

Darren Randolph - 10

A new hero of Irish football. We know he didn't start, but he played the majority of the game. It's always tough to come on as a keeper, but he did what he had to do in front of goal and got a fecking assist as well.

Cyrus Christie - 10


The performance of a lifetime. So many were worried about him, but he's heading back to Derby County with Marco Reus in his back pocket.

John O'Shea - 10

A behemoth of a man. O'Shea was everywhere and put his face in front of everything. A leader of men.


Richard Keogh - 10

Solid as a rock. Another Derby lad who put in the shift to end all shifts. You could tell he was right up for it from the national anthem.

Stephen Ward - 10


Not a bother on him. Except the injury.

Jeff Hendrick - 10

Composed, got stuck in, showed off a fantastic ability to waste time with the ball in the corner that we didn't know he had.


James McCarthy - 10

Without any shadow of a doubt his best performance in an Ireland shirt. Well done James.

Robbie Brady - 10

Has turned into such a fine player since joining Norwich, another cracking effort tonight and made some crucial tackles when shifted to left back.


Wes Hoolahan - 11

Wes. You absolute prince. If Bayern Munich don't make a January move for him after that performance then there's no justice in the World.

Jon Walters - 10


MASTER of the art of holding the ball in the corner, every German defender will go home tonight thinking that big Jon Walters is a right bastard. Nobody works harder for the cause.

Shane Long - 11

Thank you, Shane.


The Subs:

Fair play to all. We know Shay Given started, but with Randolph playing the majority and essentially winning us the game. Murphy did his best but had nothing to play with, and David Meyler got stuck into the Germans and did his job well.

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