Cathal Dervanby Cathal Dervan
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SWANSEA won the Capitol One Cup final against Bradford at Wembley on Sunday, but winger Nathan Dyer came across as a complete idiot when he threw a strop because he wasn’t let take a penalty kick to complete his hat-trick. Dyer just proved that some Premier League footballers are spoilt brats with his petulant behavior. He also took the gloss off a great story.
(Cathal Dervan is sports editor of the Irish Sun newspaper in Dublin)
There's a rumor doing the rounds in Dublin at the minute that the Irish government is about to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sports events and teams.
Expectation can be a manager or coach’s best friend and biggest enemy as events in Dublin and Glasgow in recent days have served to prove.
By the time you read this, Glasgow Celtic will have played Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League knock-out clash, potentially the biggest game of any of their lives.
You can make a beef burger from horse meat as we are now discovering in Ireland, but you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
That’s something to consider as the nation reflects on last weekend’s glorious but hard earned win over Wales in Cardiff and looks forward to this week’s visit of England to Dublin.