norm the jedi wrote:
I would have thought there was powerful evidence on which to construct the case against without resorting to revisionist fiction
'high risk friendliest' lmao
Did we not have an upright Muamba and Pratley in Jan? Are they not defensive mid types? Personally
I don't much care for Pratley but he was here! Or were they pretending to be injured with the others, feck me Muamba must get a bafta cos until I read that I was sure he'd been dead for 78 minutes..? But now... And how did Mears manage to break his own leg?
I've never seen that much bollocks crammed into so few paragraphs, unless you're Richard littlejohn ?
Pratley was purchased as an attacking midfielder, mainly for his goal-scoring record, as far as I can ascertain. The friendly against Newport County would certainly be high risk in my opinion, as would friendlies against other non-league opposition such as Chorley or Radcliffe. Why risk one or both of our best players in such a meaningless game - previous managers have played reserves/youth against such sides with good reason.
Muamba would certainly have been classed as a defensive midfielder so I deliberately didn't mention him as one of Coyle's crazy strategic decisions although we all know he wasn't exactly favoured with an automatic starting place before he had his terrible problem. Mears had his leg broken on the training ground by that big useless fanny Knight, according to the club PR people. Again, there was not much point in pointing to a peripheral right back who did have plenty of cover as one of Clueless' more hilarious decisions.
No, you are right to say there is evidence enough to condemn Clueless already. But to say that some of my points about inconsistencies are bollocks means that you do have a prosaic approach to our current situation which only highlights your own unquestioning acceptance of an official version which may - I stress, may - be as much bollocks as you or I have ever written on the subject of BWFC.
Friendlies - we didn't get invited to the emirates cup or such - You take what you can get, football is a contact sport every challenge is potentially high risk.. five aside in cushioned zorbs won't get you fit for the season.. You can easily argue pitting top class against lower class opposition will allow for the thoroughbreds to operate at less than full on thus reducing risk? In sport as in life shit happens.. We have to play someone and as far as I recall do trot a lot of youth and fringe reserves in pre season. In sport as in life - Shit happens..
Holden went to a renowned specialist and seems to have been misdiagnosed such that an underlying injury was missed and actually aggravated by the rehab for the apparent injury.. Shit happens.. my source for that is holdens own twitter and interviews, [assuming it was him?]
Midfield - we had cover Pratley was available, attaked minded he may be, Vela seems similarly inclined but not using him on Sunday in a defensive role is held up on here as OC's lack of ability.. If Vela was the answer Sunday? Pratley was available as defensive mid.. as ever cake - eat it everyone wants it all ways and will filter it to fit an arguement
injuries - with advanced diagnostic available it's quite difficult to "feign' meaningful injury..
Prosaic? unromantic and lacking poetic beauty.?. I'll plead to pragmatic.. what will be will be..
i'll leave concocting bizarre conspiracy theories in the complete absence of scant available evidence to you..