This will be my first time watching the team this year and I`m really looking forward to the match, should be a decent test against what will be our closest challengers for the season ahead.
Others may disagree about the match, but I would think they are probably in the minority, next Friday v Bray has 3 points on offer and is a more important match, no question, but tomorrow's match shouldn't be dismissed, I can't think of a better opposition to end the pre season build up than Cork.
The Liam Miller applause should and will be respected, RIP, what a player he was, I watched him a fair bit when he was with Celtic early 00's.
As for Shepherd, he sought out to sign for us, he changed his mind, could he have done a job, probably could have, but there is better out there. As for his tomorrow, I'd personally leave it, but I can't see him not getting anything less than a hot reception. I'd be more interested in a good performance, no injuries and a win would be nice.