Before during and after Ireland's grim 1-1 draw in Georgia the other day, all the talk was of the omission of regular creative spark Wes Hoolahan.
RTÉ's Eamon Dunphy has been among the most vocal advocates of the Dubliner but the general feeling around the country is that Ireland are a better team with the 35-year-old in it.
Well, it seems the nation has got its wish as Martin O'Neill has included 'Weso' in the team for tonight's crucial World Cup qualifier against Serbia at the Aviva Stadium.
— FAIreland ⚽️???????? (@FAIreland) September 5, 2017
Hoolahan and David Meyler come in for Glenn Whelan and Hary Arter with Jon Walters captaining the team.
It's fair to say people are happy with the decision.
A certain someone sees that Wesley Hoolahan is starting... pic.twitter.com/w47ul9Qdo1
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 5, 2017
Glenn Whelan and Harry Arter dropped by O'Neill - David Meyler and Wes Hoolahan come in. No Aiden McGeady on the bench
— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) September 5, 2017
The Irish Messi Wes Hoolahan starts tonight!! Dunphy will be happy.
— Mo'sLeftFoot (@PacinoKid) September 5, 2017
WES STARTS! David Meyler also in, Glenn Whelan and Harry Arter drop out.
— Nathan Murphy (@nathanmurf) September 5, 2017
The match gets underway at 7.45pm and will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2.