A back four of Chambers, Webster, Smith and Knudsen would be a fine defensive line-up for me. Smith back on his natural side would be far more comfortable and could link well with Knudsen on the left, while Chambers could flourish with Webster as a natural right footed covering defender.
Even though Republic were 1-0 up with their first 11, they looked stronger as a unit with their substitutions. McLean, Hoolahan, Gibson all looked very sharp. Sadly not the best game for Didz. He did create a couple of corner kicks and should have been given a free kick on him at one stage in the game. Really want to see Murphy and Didz play at Euros so a bit gutted.
Kelvin Davies has been released by Southampton. We should get him in on a player/coach deal and oust Gherken and Malcolm Webster. Malcolm Webster has proved from Richard Wright onwards he his unable to train a keeper to confidently catch a cross and Davies would be a brilliant addition to the ITFC set up.