He wails and walls but sometimes he is right. The notion that you can ‘qualify’ to play for a country by dint of living there for three years - not even taking citizenship, mind - is ludicrous. Come to a country, for money, then get to play for the international team. It puts our Charlton-era shenanigans in the ha’penny place.
Even the soccer lads wouldn’t go for that. Imagine an English national team based on that criteria? Our Spanish. It’s a joke, and surely it’s damaging to Irish players who miss out at both club and then international level.