There is an article on the BBC site with Aiden McGeady talking about opting for Ireland stating: "The main thing that makes me think I don't regret it is that I got to play at a major finals at the Euros, even if we did not cover ourselves in glory."
McGeady, who came through the ranks at Celtic before joining Spartak Moscow thenheading to Goodison Park in January,says the Scottish Football Association acted too late in trying to persuade him to play for the country of his birth.
"It was probably too far past the point where I had been playing for like three years - 15s, 16s, 17s and then they did - but by that point my mind was already made up," he recalled.
"I knew the players, I knew the set-up, I was comfortable with it."
Very odd. Basically, he says he doesn't think he regrets his decision because Ireland made the Euros (and am presuming he is getting at the fact we haven't in that time). Surely, though it is not about what you can achieve but playing for the country you really want to. To add to that he says the SFA were too late in trying to persuade him. Odd again. If his heart was already in playing with Ireland surely he wouldn't give a stuff if the SFA left it too late?
Sorry for going over old ground here by the way but this just highlights McGeady as a mercenary.