- Jul 22, 2006
I don't have to trawl through threads, or stats...I'm old fashioned and just watch the games and judge from that.So by and large, when he steps on to a football field, he is shocking?
Again, I ask you to skim back through his performance threads on this very forum over the last 3 years, and see what is generally said about him after each game. Or if there is an easier way, look at the percentage of MOTM awards he wins on here in all of his games, and at the very least, how often he’s in the top 3.
You will then notice that his poor performances are massively exaggerated. Most of the people wishing him away were probably saying very different in those very threads, although I admit that many compliments were always backhanded.
I certainly sympathise with someone of his talent having to play with such medocire team mates but his body of work for us has been underwhelming and largely mediocre IMO. No stats or people continually telling me how great he's been here will overcome what I've seen...I genuinely don't know how people could have watched him for 3+ years and deem his transfer as a success.
There are certainly factors outside his control that have contributed to it that I can get on board with but when people start telling me he's been great, then I wonder who they've been watching. It's like 'The Emperor's New Clothes'...