Nobby wrote: Inevitable. No chance we can compete with a four year contract, especially in the Portuguese first division.
Incredible player when he could be arsed for a few months a season. Will be interesting to see how this pans out for him.
Sorry to buck the trend but for me this is key. It is why I hold GC10 in far higher esteem. I may be in a minority of one but I value effort above all else, arsedness trumps non-arsedness every time. Even if the non-arsedness is temporary or periodic a 'mood player' is no player at all as far as I am concerned. It is why I never shared the collective semi-on over Akos Buzsaky, he switched off as many times as he shone brightly.
I concede these players could do brilliant things, but if you can't rely on them to be bothered, and bothered EVERY time, then it becomes a lottery what you're gonna get when you pay your entrance fee. Give me a Chuck Norris, a Friio, a Carey every day. Mood players just leave me cold, if you can't give heart and soul every game then the moments of genius mean nothing.
The showreel they've signed him on will undoubtedly look fantastic, what it won't show is the wilderness periods. Sofia have got a far far superior player.
For a slightly different reason, but in the same ball park, are players who think they are better than us. It is why I won't shed a tear about Ladapo leaving either. Bye then
Clear the decks, make some money and free some wages up, bring in some heart and soul players, some 100%ers. Had we had a team of them last season we wouldn't have gone down.