all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian
- Oct 22, 2010
Besides, Woodward isn't a 'football man'; so his view on the brilliance (or otherwise) of football folk isn't worth that much.Have you never heard of the dreaded vote of confidence?
Now, there is a chance that Woodward genuinely thinks those responsible for our recruitment are brilliant and he thinks our squad is great and can't get enough of watching the likes of Fred and Rojo. It wouldn't surprise me too much. But IMO him suddenly mentioning how our recruitment policy actually works is an act of self-preservation in response to all the criticism he's been receiving lately for his alleged role in it.
No one really knew who the brilliant John Murtough was a couple of weeks ago and now we do and we aren't best pleased with his performance, despite the brilliance that no one else but Woodward sees.
Ed's statement, Ole's conference and interview, and even recent newspaper opinion pieces, don't seem so much like statements of intent but, instead, appeals for people to stop criticising the two of them.