"Ireland had chances at Croke Park and in Paris but didn't take them," he said. "France were there for the taking but Ireland never grabbed it–."
"They were afraid of that next step and were."
"They can complain all they want. That is not going to change anything. France are going to the World Cup–. They want sympathy as usual. It is the usual carry on and it is boring. "
"-' ' but there was one of the group matches [Georgia] when Ireland got a penalty for a handball and no one had appealed for it."
"It was one of the worst decisions I have ever seen and it changed the game and the group. Robbie Keane scored the penalty and Ireland went on to win but I don't remember the FAI sayingIt is the same principle."
"It [Henry's handball to set up William Gallas's decisive goal] was instinct for Henry. Would I call him a cheat? No I wouldn't think so. Did he bend the rule a little? Maybe. You see cheating going on all the time. Nobody wants a cheat. I wouldn't agree that Henry is a cheat. He is a top, top player who took advantage of the situation."
"I don't feel the game has been damaged one bit. Ireland had the chances. They never took the chance in the first game. They never performed. I heard an interview after the first game when the manager said none of the players got booked–because they stood off France. In the second game we had opportunities and didn't take them."
"He talks about the honesty and integrity of the game but I would not take any notice of that man," Keane said.
"People forget what went on in the World Cup in 2002 and that man talks about honesty. I have been involved with Ireland since I was 15 years but he didn't have the decency to even make a phone call–and he goes on about the honesty of the game."
"It's just a side-show."
"We've all moved on from Saipan-Niall Quinn, Mick McCarthy, the FAI and all the players- but it seems to me that he (Keane) hasn't."
"It's time for him now, in my opinion, to learn from the past-not live with it."
"I really thought the images shown around the world on Friday were very sad-it's sad to see a great former player reflected in the manner as he did."
"It's time to forget about Saipan and move on-because everyone else has."
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