The Football Spin on Declan Rice and memory lapse, FAI statements and Virgil Van Dijk's Premier League statement 5 months ago

The Football Spin on Declan Rice and memory lapse, FAI statements and Virgil Van Dijk's Premier League statement

How could he forget us so easily?

One minute Declan Rice was happy and carefree, the next minute he was serious as the conversation turned to Ireland. But he failed to mention his three senior appearances and how can something that mattered so much now matter so little?

Will we ever be free of this pain and will Declan Rice ever not have to answer questions on the same topic?

On The Football Spin, Paddy McKenna and Dion Fanning reflect on the latest blow that was Rice's interview, while the pain of watching him train with England brings back tough memories for Paddy in particular.

Ireland begin a new era under Mick McCarthy without Rice and while there may not be the excitement there was under previous new managers, maybe that is for the best.

Has the football been overshadowed by the FAI again? Dion and Paddy discuss this week's statements from the Football Association of Ireland and the need for answers.

Virgil Van Dijk, meanwhile, has bounced back from his mistake at Craven Cottage on Sunday and is his self-confidence essential for Liverpool in the Premier League title race?

Paddy and Dion also consider David Moyes on the People's Club and why he can never escape Manchester United.

There's also time to look at he question of quotas in the Premier League and why they're not a good idea.

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