Muratti is No 1 target for Culkin

THREE months ahead of leading Jersey’s footballers into the next stage of the Uefa Regions’ Cup in San Marino, Island manager Craig Culkin says the Muratti is still the big one he wants to win.

Island manager Craig Culkin
Island manager Craig Culkin

THREE months ahead of leading Jersey’s footballers into the next stage of the Uefa Regions’ Cup in San Marino, Island manager Craig Culkin says the Muratti is still the big one he wants to win.

Culkin, who has coached Jersey in two Muratti Vase finals, says he is desperate to regain the Vase having lost it to Guernsey in May at Springfield.

Culkin said: ‘The Muratti is the big one to win. Our players have proved themselves in tournament football in recent seasons but they’ve left themselves wanting in one-off games against Guernsey.

‘We stole the Vase two years ago when we won in Guernsey while last May we let ourselves down badly in our defeat at Springfield.’

Comments for: "Muratti is No 1 target for Culkin"

Tregarrd

His one ambition to win the Muratti Varse? How exciting. I wonder what the ambition of Guernsey FC is? Something a little more exciting I am sure

Gary

What a joke! I'm embarrassed by how football is run in Jersey

In 5 years time, Guernsey will be using reserve teams for the Muratti, as they have more important fixtures to worry about

Meanwhile, the JFA will be trying to generate excitement for forthcoming triangular tournaments against Gibralter and IOW

The only people in Jersey who don't want to follow Guernsey's path, are the people who will be personally losing something from the transition.

I'm afraid this sums up Jersey as a whole - too many conflicts of interest from decision makers. They are not interested in what the people of Jersey want, they are only interested in themselves

I refuse to ever watch Jersey play football again, until they follow Guernsey into the leagues

Richard P

I'm with Gary here, I've also decided to make a stance against the JFA and never pay money to watch Jersey play again. If we all done the same, we'd be able to back them into a corner and force them to make the right decision