Angry Delaney tells Keane to mind his own businessRoy Keane Roy Maurice Keane (born 10 August, 1971 in Mayfield, Cork City, Ireland) is an Irish former professional footballer and the current manager of English Premier League club Sunderland. has been handed a dose of his own medicine via a stinging rebuke from the Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney John Adrian Delaney (born June 29, 1956) is an American politician of the Republican Party. He was the mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, serving two consecutive terms from 1995 to 2003. . Keane has often been critical of the FAI and its methods, and in particular recently slated the Association for doing "everything backwards".
Delaney, however, feels that by attracting Giovanni Trapattoni Giovanni Trapattoni (born March 17, 1939) is an Italian football coach and former player. He is a former coach of the Italian national team, currently in charge with Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. as Republic manager last week, Sunderland's boss Keane can have no grounds to now point an accusing finger. And Delaney has decided to snap back (Football) to roll the ball back with the foot; - done only by the center rush, who thus delivers the ball to the quarter back on his own side when both sides are ranged in line.
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"The only criticism I'd have of Sunderland would be their manager giving his weekly report about Irish football, cork hurling hurling, outdoor ball and stick game similar to field hockey (see hockey, field). The national pastime of Ireland, it was played for many centuries before the Gaelic Athletic Association standardized the rules in 1884. and all that he does," said Delaney. "We don't comment on the players he's bought or where they are in the league. So I think he should get on with managing Sunderland and stop commenting on a regular basis about the FAI.
"He looks very good on deflecting from his own issues. I think what he should do is concentrate on what he has to do. If anything we have been supportive of what they [Sunderland] are doing with the Irish connection in that regard. From my point of view he should get on with his job."
Delaney, speaking in the Irish Sunday Mirror, added: "The inaccuracies that come out from him are what bothers me, like last week he said we cut corners. But Liam Miller Liam William Peter Miller (born February 13, 1981 in Cork) is an Irish football player, currently playing for Sunderland. His favoured position is in central midfield, although he can also play on the right-wing. was injured [in the friendly defeat] against Brazil, and he should remember that only two or three countries insure their players, and we're one of them. So we do our business properly in that regard. It's the constant looking to the past and not understanding what we're about today. That's one simple example of where he gets it wrong."