I found it sad if not unsurprising today to find Jagielka calling for the supporters to get behind them tomorrow. I imagine this is more of the same propaganda line that has seen such luminaries as Andy Gray spouting forth on the OS recently.
However, I couldn't believe the sentiments Jags espoused. Low on confidence...especially in the first 20 minutes of a game.....don't usually have a good start to the season......injuries....... Villa a good side....their fans are noisy........so we need our supporters behind us.
Flaming Hell ! Why don't you just hoist the white flag, hand Villa 3 points and we can all go the pub early.
Assuming we're allowed in after the protest, we'll be shouting you on as always. However, can I suggest, Jags, that you and the other players concentrate on your raising your games (you especially at the moment) and stop crying before the milk's even spilt.
Steve Guy, Posted 09/09/2011 at 16:08:38
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1 Posted 10/09/2011 at 00:37:07
2 Posted 10/09/2011 at 01:10:28
It was that idiot Gray and his "Bill Kenwright is not a liar" that made me lose all respect for the guy.
3 Posted 10/09/2011 at 02:47:20
Wouldn't we all like the players to have a bit of backbone and show a bit of self belief? Yes, confidence and matters off the pitch play a part but we've either good players who are talented and motivated enough or we haven't. A player with self-belief and absolute commitment should be giving 100% on the pitch regardless of any other factors.
I'm sure it's great, as a player, to hear Goodison singing, chanting and rocking but the catalyst for that is almost always what's going on on the pitch. It has to start with the players. For me, asking the fans to 'get behind the team' is pretty close to saying 'it'll be the fan's fault if we lose' and that's not acceptable.
4 Posted 10/09/2011 at 07:29:58
5 Posted 10/09/2011 at 11:15:47
6 Posted 10/09/2011 at 12:03:47
7 Posted 10/09/2011 at 12:28:04
8 Posted 10/09/2011 at 14:05:32
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