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About whitey1980

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  1. I would have thought the reasons for waiting to criticise are explained in his description of the forces leadership at the time..... Past that who knows.
  2. The finer points of South Yorkshire police today I couldn't comment on. The rest (including the comments on supporters and the culture of hooliganism) is very fair IMHO.
  3. Undoubtedly the 96 souls that perished inside that ground were unlawfully killed, and the absolutely disgraceful accounts of the police conduct, and Duckenfield in particular, court no sympathy. However it was a different time, and the behaviour of a significant minority of people who attended football matches (I hesitate to use the word 'fans') was a disgrace. I don't think (however much some would try) that you can completely disassociate the treatment of the disaster and its aftermath with the behaviour (and in fairness treatment) of supporters across Europe at this time. The police will rightly get hammered and the loved ones are rightly vindicated, but football and society as a whole has a responsibility for an entirely heartbreaking tragedy.
  4. The point that is missed by some here is that the refusal to play was entirely symptomatic of his general performances in a Latics shirt. He had no interest in challenging for the ball and made a habit of arriving 2 seconds behind where the ball had just left. Any player should have a pride in their performance that was absolutely lacking in his. I don't personally have an issue with the cup 'refusal'...... but if Swansea gave him the all clear and he refused to play, Dunn should have thanked him for his efforts and terminated the loan agreement on the above grounds. He clearly has ability as he showed in the second half of one game in which he was benched (god only knows which - we lost 2-1)....... but the pride in his performance to excel? I strongly doubt it!!
  5. Birmingham are certainly interested in JCH but are unsure what he has been doing on the bench recently at Rotherham. They also enquired about Wabara.
  6. Not remotely as good as he appeared to think he was.........as he appears to have found out as a free agent! Totally agree about the leadership comments at the back pre-Brian Wilson's return though!!
  7. It could just be a case of the penny dropping for Johnson. Whilst on loan he always had the safety blanket of being an Aston Villa player. He now represents Preston in League 1..... the only way he gets back up is playing himself out either with or without PNE. Certainly is a talented footballer, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him return up the ladder!!
  8. As an aside, the pitch in the picture above looks superb for this stage of the season! Kudos to the groundsman!!!
  9. FC United - Chorley was a massive game at that level - hence the attendance!
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