To whom it may concern,

As a loyal follower of the Eircom League and supporter of Cork City FC, I am writing to you in disgust of our so called manager/coach of my nations underage team! Mr Don Givens is his name! A true Irish International legend, 19 goals in 56 games, his hat-trick against the Soviet Union in 1974 will live long in the memories of Irish fans. His following game this man broke the Irish record held by the great Noel Cantwell. This guy made his International debut at 27. This man had the world at his feet.

Appointed in 1998 as Irish under 21 manager Mr Givens has yet qualified for a major tournament. Yet this man has been praised for maturing players such as Colin Healy, Gary Doherty, Steven Reid, Clinton Morrison, Andy O'Brien and John O'Shea. Has he? I mean what does Alex Ferguson, Martin O'Neill or Bobby Robson think of this? Did they not nurture and help these players progress?

This man is a bluffer! Over the past 15 years I have travelled up and down the country following my beloved Cork City, trips to Sweden, France and Lithuania have left massive holes in my pockets. I support Cork City because they are my own, my local team, my representitives, my identity! Whilst Cork City must work from day to day hoping some day an investor might come in and take the club to a higher platform, Idiots like Don Givens puts our league down daily.

This guy taps our players up at every oppertunity trying his hardest to sell them off to foreign clubs at a pittance. Kevin Doyle is the perfect example. Why in gods name was he putting idiotic ideas in the lads head that he cant make it unless he plays in England or Scotland?

To quote the man

"Hopefully, they are only coming home for a short while and they will eventually return to England where the standard is higher."

"The flip side is if these boys are to progress to full international level, which is what I am all about, then to be ready for that they need to be playing in a higher league."

What is he trying to do? Destroy the Eircom League? In Scandanavia 90\% of the underage teams are made up of domestic players! Obviously we havent qualified for a tournament in 10-15 years so why not cut his losses and give experience to Domestic Players. Is their any reason why Brian Kerr cant call up 3 or 4 Eircom League players for every International sqaud just to train and gain experience with the squad?

The FAI is a shambles and a total disgrace. Yes we are currentlyu doing well for a country our size but why cant we do better? Is it because the Eircom League is rubbish you say? When was the last time top officials or scouts came to Turners Cross? Yes Brian Kerr came down to watch Cork City v Bohemians (Only because he had to attend a summer soccer school) and when he was interviwed here he thought we were playing an Icelandic team in Europe! My god I had bought tickets to Lithuania thinking we were playing FK EKRANAS!

Sort it out before its too late!

A disgusted Eircom League fan!

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