Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to arrive just in time for the Monday night session in Kilkenny City if one local pub is to be believed.
Publishing a full running order of events today’s Group E clash between Ireland and Sweden, Cleere’s look set to welcome Ligue 1’s top goalscorer just after 10 tonight – after Ireland seal an emphatic 4-0 victory.
Granted it may be tongue-in-cheek, but we can dream!
4.30pm: You spin the boss some morriah story and finish early.
4.45pm: You settle into a Cleere’s Hot Beef Sandwich and Creamy dreamy Pint of Smithwicks.
5.00pm: match kicks off
5.28pm: Glenn Whelan is on a hat-trick.
5.29pm: Nice Pint of Smithicks.
5.45pm: Half time, Ibrahimovich is taken off because he’s rubbish.
6.00pm: Second Half kicks off.
6.02pm: Nice Pint of Smithwicks
6.16pm: Anders Limparr and Stephan Edberg come out of retirement and off the bench for Sweden.
6.30pm: Nice pint of Smithwicks
6.33pm: ABBA are togging out, the swedes really are clutching at straws now. The two lads were never any good and the girls are well past there best when it comes to playing with balls.
6.42pm: John Walters scores a Diving header.
6.47pm: Final whistle blows Ireland win 4-0.
6.47pm: Two nice pints of Smithwicks, lads can’t contain themselves. There’s much rejoicing and waving flags for the night.
7.28pm: Nice Pint of Smithwicks
8.01pm: rumours emerge on twitter that after been taken off Ibrahimovich is flying into Ireland, he smelled a session in Kilkenny.
8.15pm: nice Pint of Smithwicks
9.00pm: Nice Pint of Smithicks
9.32pm: Mick Walsh and the lads start up the tunes
9.45pm: Nice Pint of Smithwicks
10.05pm: Zlatan arrives and it emerges he has a penchant for Smithwicks
10.08pm: Zlatan buys a round for the house.
11.25pm: Willie Meighan sings Danny boy accompanied by Zlatan, Fr. Jim Murphy and Mick Walsh.
11.45pm: Nice pint of Smithwicks
If you’re stuck in the office and you can’t get to the match until you’re home, Ken will keep you up to date this afternoon on everything happening in Paris up to and beyond kick-off at 5pm Irish time.
In our previous 8 matches against Sweden, Ireland have come out on top twice, we’ve drawn twice, but Sweden have gotten the better of us on four occasions. Those eight games produced eighteen goals, eleven for Sweden and seven for the Boys In Green.
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