17 Oct 2018 12:27:51
So the IFA have invoked a rule that means Lafferty won't be able to play this weekend even if fit. Would be great of other countries followed suit. I'm not the greatest fan of international football, but it is an honour to play for your country, and to feign an injury to not play is an insult.

1.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 13:28:21
Lafferty has carried Northern Ireland since Healy retired. always available no Matter what was going on in his life to ban him for pulling out of squad is an absolute disgrace. If I was him I wouldn’t play again for O’Neil, players have pulled out dozens of times and we’re not banned why do it with Lafferty.

2.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 17:19:12
I think we know the answer to that 36th.

3.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 17:19:42
Big decisions for Lafferty now. His gaffer is obviously miffed but that decision is not going to heal the situation in my opinion. I’d expect some form of statement from Lafferty soon. The big man has been through a lot this year and I think that the fact he has just had a child with his missus means he’s pretty content right now and will look forward to having international breaks with his family. It’s becoming more and more common with older players from these shores there’s just not as much patriotism as on the continent.

4.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 17:22:57
My issue is that it is Rangers that suffers. Not Laff.

5.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 17:31:33
Does anyone think the sfa will use the 5 day rule against the ugly we reptile from the piggery.

6.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 18:08:53
How does this rule work?
Everyone keeps calling it the 5 day rule.
Northern Ireland played Monday, we play Sunday.
Surely that’s 6 days.
Someone enlighten me please.

7.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 19:47:55
It's 5 days from the end of the international week not from when your team plays. Internationals ended wWednesday night our games Sunday so 5 days. Wonder if sfa will follow suit with the thumb, highly doubt it.

8.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 19:50:15
The five day rule applies from the last day of the international break which was last night, not when Ireland last played.

9.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 19:59:13
I read a thing today and I think it's just an international break as a whole not just when his country has played. So the last games were last night meaning Sunday would be day 5, that's just what I read though.

10.) 17 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 20:48:49
Regarding big Laff he will always give 100% But I've heard rumour about why he pulled out. Don't like to spread it but hope it's not true as he's had enough problems in his private life. Need the big man back. Like I say rumours but from few different sources one close to his family here in northern Ireland.

11.) 18 Oct 2018
18 Oct 2018 08:04:13
Thanks for clearing that up.

12.) 18 Oct 2018
18 Oct 2018 15:46:08
Kurgan loyal. U can't say I heard rumour and not expand, story here he fell off the wagon, which makes it worse what that wee drunk done to him.