- Jun 23, 2014
I am not attacking mental illness at all, I am saying there is nothing to suggest he has or is sufferign any mental illness so why that is even being raised as an issue is ridiculous.Look, I've no idea what's going on in Harry's head but your view of what constitutes pressure and who might be vulnerable to mental stress is crazy. Being in a privileged and well-paid position and suffering badly with your mental health are not mutually exclusive. They never were but this issue has been widely discussed in recent times and I find it a bit mental that anyone could still think they are.
Most losses of form are either caused by or contribute to mental stress. He's struggling, I haven't heard him make excuses himself. He's one of ours and I certainly will be getting behind as I'm sure his teammates, friends and family will. I don't think that's an unreasonable attitude.
He is suffering a loss of form and playing badly its that simple. Yes the abuse of press and social media isnt good at all and I am not saying he shouldnt have stress as he is in a well paid position. What I said is that the stress he is under should be viewed as a privelige, how many people get to play and captain one of the best football sides in the world, it is something to be embraced, not like the stress of if you perform adly in your job you lose it and potentially lose your home....that is not a stress to be privelidged, that is the point I was making.
The main point to summarise as dont want to keep waffling on about this. The post I responded to said Maguire as a human being is most important with the effect on his mental issue he should be taken from the limelight, not played for a good three or four games and left to get his head right. How many jobs are there when somebody is struggling to you get told "thats ok, take a month off and regroup"....let alone when the hell has that eer happened for the captain of one of the worlds top football clubs. It is either an absolute nonsense comment in my opinion and/or it simply highlights Maguire really isnt up to captaining this side or even gettign anywhere near justifying his fee is he needs to take a month off after a few weeks of bad form, its ridiculous, simple as that