THE BACK PAGE PUB ON PHIBSBOROUGH ROAD – THIS FELLA RONALDO IS A COD
A female friend of mine, from Vietnam. once asked me what was a cod and when I told her that it was a fish she became very upset but did not explain why. A few weeks I saw the graffiti on the wall of the Back Page pub on Phibsborough Road which was across the road from where my friend lived. Knowing that she was a fan of Ronaldo I then understood why she had been upset.
According to Eamon Dunphy: “Ronaldo is a disgrace to the game. His petulance, temperament, throwing himself on the ground. It was a disgrace to professional football. This fella Ronaldo is a cod.”
In case you don’t know – Éamon Dunphy (born 3 August 1945) is an Irish media personality, journalist, broadcaster, author, sports pundit and former professional footballer. He grew up playing football for several youth teams including Stella Maris. Since retiring from the sport, he has become recognisable to Irish television audiences as a football analyst during coverage of the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and international football on RTÉ.