Ahoy lads, Been a while but as of the past few weeks the issue has been heating up again. Following the crushing disappointment of the dying minutes in Portugal, the embarrassment with Luxembourg earlier this year, the other embarrassment of tying Azerbaijan at home, and the acting as if an accidental Serbian own goal was akin to Ireland winning the World Cup - the discussion has to be had: Should Kenny get the axe after one win (a non-competitive one at that) in sixteen games?. Since I began the thread, I'll chime in first - YES. There has been a lot of good will and sympathy directed toward Kenny because many people (myself included) want to see an LOI manager have success at the helm of the boys in green. In fairness to the man, I also acknowledge the dearth of talent at the moment, though there are some promising youngsters, as well as the FAI's issue of being strapped for cash. However, it cannot be ignored that he has the worst record of any manager in Irish history after 16 games, and the regression that we have seen under his management is far too dramatic. Beyond just the failure to win games is that under McCarthy, the team may not have been the most technically skilled but there was still a toughness and grit to the squad that has evaporated under Kenny. He's also not an inspiring man at all, and comes off as easily intimidated, coming across like someone who was scolded by a school teacher for misbehaving around the age of 8 and at 50, is still traumatized by it all. Worse off was following the last debacle with Serbia when he told the media that his goal was to build something for Germany 2024 and not the World Cup. I'm disappointed that no media have called him out for clearly lying. Why would his focus be on a tournament that takes place after his contract is set to expire? It's a BS answer that sounds good, and evokes sympathy but has zero application to reality. Furthermore, if one is a manager of Ireland (or any national side for that matter) and their goal is not to qualify for the World Cup, then they have no business being at the job. In summary, my own analysis is that Kenny is out of his depth at the international level. Success with the youth side doesn't equate to success on the big job. Brian Kerr took our U20's to third in the world but couldn't qualify for a major tournament with the seniors, and that was at a time when Ireland had enough talent to make both the Euros and the World Cup. Our hearts may be with him, but it's time for someone with a tougher attitude and higher standards, lest we be cast out to sea in minnow territory. I fear that the "In Kenny we trust" sign at the last home stand may better be phrased as "In time we waste". What say you lads? have at it!