Giovanni Trapattoni has opened his sack once more with a column in today's Gazzetta dello Sport to mark the Giro D'Italia coming to these shores. Italy's go to Irish correspondent has talked fondly about his former adopted home, in the first few sentences, he then goes on to describe his feelings on our sporting profile
Although their passion is seen more in rugby than in football. When I lived there, I was taken to see two or three games of? Ireland, let's call it, oval, and I was impressed by the civilization and the competence of the public, and the sense of belonging to that world and those 15 players who wear the shirt green. Then, when the Ireland played against? England, it is as if the players and the audience went to war
Later he talks about the difficulty he had understanding us and of course there is are mentions of Guinness and the weather.
So is he right?