- Jul 22, 2009
I genuinely think Rashford is a great litmus test for fans who are either positive or negative, who enjoy watching football or who just enjoy the goals and the feeling of winning and by extension find it a pretty stressful experience.Quite the opposite, it's because of his charity work that few people question as they would with another player why an injury was so severe to turn his form to garbage in the second half of the season yet never severe for him to sit out game time or indeed severe enough that even now it's not even sure if it's even bad enough to require surgery.
The charity work only gets brought up as a distraction from talking about how he's been abysmal since Christmas. His charity work may not be a distraction for him but it's a complete distraction from talking about his form and performances which has been awful in this calendar year.
"Didn't play well again, but does a lot for the kids". Maybe Marital should open up a cat's home and suddenly anyone suggesting he's not very good will also be accused of a 'witch hunt'.
Maybe that was Taibi's problem, didn't sit in a bath of beans for comic relief.
He's a footballer. His charity work is great but all those accusing others of a witch hunt hide behind it to distract from how he started playing like a raffle winner after christmas. I mean christ 20 years ago everyone was up in arms about the 'distractions' of Beckham which were - having a wife and wearing clothing. This isn't unique.
We all know the type of person who moans throughout the game. Doesn't even have to be football, could be any sport but it's constant moaning and it's normally the guy sat right behind you.
I'll admit it, I'm 100% in the 'cult', I genuinely think the lad is a phenomenal footballer who opposition teams fear. His pace, ability to beat players, goal threat and link up can cause any team across Europe issues. His record against the very best teams is fantastic and as others have said before he is incredibly productive for his age.
His form since Christmas has been poor, but here is the crux for me, by his standards, that's why it's an outlier and not excuses made for him left right and centre as a lot of people in here are suggesting. If he's provably getting better year in year out and then the productivity slows completely, that would suggest that something is hindering him, not an oppurtunity to call him overrated and a raffle winner, because that's obviously absolute nonsense.
Look around, is he Ronaldo? Nope, will he ever be? Nope. But he can absolutely be alongside, Mane, Mahrez, Coman, Sterling Etc, i.e other productive, wide forwards at top clubs (who are all 3-6 years older). My advice for a happier life when watching football, enjoy him turning Ben White inside out twice and putting the ball in the net against Brighton, rather than as quite a few said at the time, 'almost cocked it up by holding onto it for too long'... Life's too short to keep picking up negatives.