Tuesday, November 27, 2007

On the Hunt

Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt is a bit of a dirty player. The foul over the weekend on Gelson Fernandes of Manchester City seals it.
The new tendency for referees to keep the red in the pocket this season is going to cost someone a career. 11 v 11 for 90 minutes, but the shocker that earned him a yellow card deserved a red and a host of games suspended. Hunt went in with studs at the knee and was nowhere near the ball. Fernandes was very lucky. It was a career ending tackle.

Hunt, you may recall was the player that dropped a knee and made the collision with Petr Cech forcing him out for many months and causing him to now wear a protective helmet. Opinion was divided at the time, but not for me. Hunt lowered his knee and should have pulled out. He's reckless and plays football with no consideration for anyone's safety.
Too often these types of reckless players are given excuses that they play with tons of effort and desire, but I don't see it that way. Its more a matter of doing anything, hurting anyone to get ahead.
A couple of years back Arsene Wenger was chided for suggesting Ruud van Nistelrooy was 'a bit of a dirty player' but he was right. I saw it too. He was smart about his behavior but the pattern was there. Hunt has the same tendency.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a ridiculous article, yes the tackle deserved red on Saturday and their is no defence for it but your statement regarding the Cech incident borders on insanity. You try running at that speed and drop your knee and i shall visit you in hospital hwere you will probably have a broken leg at the least.

11/27/2007 2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree

hunt dropped the knee on cech

that guy above is nuts to suggest he had no choice

11/27/2007 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hunt did not drop his knee on cech, he was at full pace. it was just a freak accident. he should have got red on saturday though, even though he dodnt go in that hard. this is a stupid article, fucking idiot

11/27/2007 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agree with the article, Hunt needs to kerb his entusiasm, also the comments about RVN and have seen the same from Van Persie, gave Man City's Schmeichel a diliberate kick in the head during a game earlier in the season, but acted as if it was a big accident. You can see it in the eyes and the hidden smirky smile. And dare I say it Bergkamp was exactly the same.

11/27/2007 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how the city players didn`t surround the ref and hound him.
I wonder what would have happened if this was against utd or arsenal.
Also did you see the old head of hamman have a quiet word with fernandes, I wonder what he said!

11/27/2007 5:53 PM  

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