Welcome to the Republic of Ireland thread, which started back when Trapattoni was just about to be appointed. His stint in charge has gone very well so far and we are confident of reaching the finals. All discussion regarding Ireland, players, fixtures, results and the main man Trap himself go into this thread. All matches/results/fixtures: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/europe/matches/group=250479/index.html Put em under pressure: According to bbcsport.co.uk Trapattoni set for Republic post Giovanni Trapattoni is in line to be the new Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni is reported to have agreed to become Republic of Ireland manager once his contract with Salzburg ends in May. The former Italy coach is understood to have agreed in principle to a deal but his current club, Red Bull Salzburg, told BBC Sport they would not comment. Liam Brady is expected to be part of Trapattoni's backroom team. FAI chief executive John Daleney said the name of the new manager would be announced on Wednesday. Trapattoni is reported to have met the three-man panel set up to find a new manager in Austria on Sunday. Delaney confirmed on Monday that a board of management meeting would take place to approve an appointment. He said one name has been endorsed by the selection panel and that a news conference would be staged on Wednesday. Trapattoni won six Serie A titles with Juventus and one with Inter Milan, while he also won league titles with Bayern Munich, Benfica and Salzburg last season. The appointment would be a blow for former England coach Terry Venables, who had been hoping to be Steve Staunton's successor. http://soccerrepublic.eircom.net/ Nice little site here.