I find the growing intervention by the football authorities in strictly footballing matters a rather worrying trend.
I enjoyed seven years at Wimbledon and there were high and low points.
It will be difficult to let go but it is going to happen sooner rather than later in my case.
I never felt I would get to the stage where I would to have to actively think about retiring from international football as I always thought it would pass me by.
Looking back I find it hard to believe that I could forge a career in anything other than football but I didn't do too badly in my final exams and there were a few business-related courses that interested me.
I wouldn't even mention myself in the same breath as someone like big Paul.
Arsenal's defence will be a worry going forward
That kind of natural understanding doesn't develop naturally
I never felt I would be part of the international scene for 50 caps in my wildest dreams.
I am hugely proud to have played for Ireland.
A difficult decision for the referee's assistant. I wouldn't beat him up over it.
I became more confident within myself and matured as a person and become a little bit more opinionated - maybe the lads might say a little bit too opinionated for their liking but that is just a natural progression for a player.
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