This old photo shows that Eamon Dunphy and Wes Hoolahan go way back
Way back when.
Everyone knows Eamon Dunphy is a big fan of Wes Hoolahan so spare a thought for him and all of Wes' fans on the day of his international retirement.
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) February 8, 2018
The RTE pundit has been calling for Hoolahan's inclusion in the Republic of Ireland team since Giovanni Trapattoni's time in charge, and wasn't happy any time Martin O'Neill omitted the Norwich playmaker from his starting XI.
Even when it was revealed that Hoolahan wasn't fully fit to start the game against Poland back in the Euro qualifiers, Dunphy was still angry that the Dubliner was on the bench.
It appears Dunphy has been a fan of Hoolahan for a long, long time.
Irish Independent journalist Aidan O'Hara tweeted this brilliant photo earlier this evening, featuring a very young Wes, and a younger Eamon.
Even back then Hoolahan was the RTE pundit's favourite player.
When Eamon met Weso. What a pic via @buzzer_rowe10 pic.twitter.com/QXbL0eW82K
— aidan o'hara (@oharaa) October 12, 2015
The picture looks like it was taken in the mid-1990s, when Wes lived in St Mary's Mansions in Dublin, and played for schoolboy side Belvedere.
Back then, Eamon was a controversial RTE football pundit. How the times have changed.