What a shame for Paul Green and for Leeds United Football Club. It's not often, these days, that any player associated with the club gets the opportunity to play at Wembley, so the hamstring injury that has ruled Green out of Ireland's game with England, and subsequent games against the Faroe Isles and Spain, is a huge blow.
Still, it will give Green a longer summer break and, from a selfish Leeds perspective, that may be good news in the longer run.
Playing for your country has not always been a huge deal for Leeds players anyway. Those with long enough memories will recall Paul Madeley telling Ramsay where to stick the World Cup when he was offered the opportunity to replace Reaney in the 1970 squad for Mexico. Madeley had already made plans for the summer you see, so going to the World Cup just seemed like a terrible chore.
You had to love the players in that Revie squad!