Reid Not Right For Trap

Giovanni Trapattoni has denied his feud with Andy Reid has ended the Republic of Ireland player’s international career.

Despite an outcry from the Irish public, and Reid’s recent good form, Trapattoni has consistently overlooked the tubby Dubliner.

Trapattoni said, “Of course I am aware that Andy Reid is playing well – I have read it in the papers – but currently there are people ahead of him in my plans”.

Despite losing Andrews, Gibson, Stephen Reid and Aiden McGeady, the Italian coach has turned to Liam Lawrence and the 30 year old QPR player Martin Rowlands as replacements. Asked if Reid would be next in line should there be more withdrawals, Trapattoni merely shook his head,”No – not next – but nearly next…after Liam Brady and Don Givens obviously …and maybe Graham Norton – certainly after Mrs Doyle from Father Ted – Roy Walker deserves a chance too…and Shane MacGowan…and what about Shergar?…..and Val Doonican has done nothing wrong to be left out – but of course, if all of these were injured, and it was impossible to cancel the game, we might consider Andy Reid – possibly”.