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Linfield manager David Healy blew up the cynics of domestic football in Northern Ireland and scrutinized the game’s powerful, saying professionalism should start from the top.
Before that Today’s Europa Conference League clash with Luxembourg’s Fola Esch in Windsor Park, Healy also hit what he calls “Irish League Behavior c ***” in reference to a popular social media hashtag that is crazy, controversial and often associates embarrassing events that he feels are degrading the ever-improving product on the pitch.
In a passionate interview before his team’s third qualifying first leg, Northern Ireland’s top scorer insisted: “I hate it when the people of the Irish League are negative because the level has improved.
“There are too many cynics, especially people who don’t see Irish League clubs. It frustrates me when I hear people criticizing from a distance who don’t come to see the Irish League.
“Everyone wants to see the glamor clubs in England and Scotland, but come and see your local team and see how the product has improved and it will continue to improve with the investment clubs. “
However, he added that as the clubs move the game forward, others in positions of power must take a lead and avoid the embarrassing problems that have hampered Irish League football over the years.
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“Sometimes we leave ourselves open as a league, that’s disappointing. I hate that, even though clubs and managers have successfully tried to improve the league in recent years,” said Healy.
“It should be There is a certain degree of professionalism in the clubs, but that too has to be promoted from above, and with time I am sure that with the right people on the governance side there is a product here we can all be proud .
“I cannot bother myself with the Irish League Behavior‘ c ***. At Linfield, we pride ourselves on our professionalism.
“People don’t see how much work a club has to do and people should be respectful instead of sitting and laughing at our league.”
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Linfield’s run in the Europa Conference League continues tonight as they begin their third qualifying round against Fola Esch at Windsor Park.
Shay McCartan has stated that he would like to take Glentoran to the “next level” after his record transfer in the Irish League from Ballymena United.
David Healy wants more. It’s as simple as that. The Linfield manager appreciated the reckless treatment of his players with the Bosnian champions in the last round of the Europa Conference League and does not see himself at the end of the competition for a long time.
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