If he was mature enough to do that, I think it would work and I seriously doubt if issues would arise with the other players. He would be a talented footballer in most teams, football ability earns some respect.
We have had plenty of dysfunctional players who were treated leniently/given leeway, but they wanted to play.
In that interview of sorts with Trap on Sunday, he has kicked SI well into touch by saying more or less that 'we have McCarthy, we are preparing McCarthy we make promises of sorts to McCarthy, how can I turn around and say to McCarthy in the next campaign to go away home, for him (SI)'
I wonder if Trap spat into a spitoon when saying "for him".
I think it also means that Trap still sees McCarthy as playing a more roving advanced role for us at midfield than he does at Wigan. That James is the man for whatever role Trap would envisage for SI.
Now I know how the Koran has so many interpretations.
But unlike me, the problem there and with other texts is that they claim to have the one and true interpretation.
Honour thy father and thy mother, but not so much thy grandmother.
Anyone else in favour of putting this thread to bed,at least until after the Euros.
Just seems to go round in circles when there is more pressing issues at hand.
It's only chatter on a discussion forum. What duties should we be performing otherwise that we're currently neglecting?
Well, with only 6 weeks to go someone has to make an in depth preview of the Croatian team.
Ireland believes his award has transformed him from zero to hero in the villa supporters eyes. I wonder will that give him confidence of changing the Irish folks view of him.
Of note is the paraphrased comment "Ireland insists the support he has received from fans this season has prompted his surge in confidence." showing what a fragile psyche he has. If he were to return to Ireland, get booed and then dropped you feel that it could destroy him, which is perhaps where part of the fear comes from.
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Wanted by Mark Hughes at QPR.
Played his best ever football under him
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist thinks it will change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Typical Hughes signing, a player he's worked with before.
So far he's signed Bellamy twice (Blackburn and Liverpool) as well as working with him at Wales
Roque Santa Cruz twice (Blackburn and City)
earlier this week I read QPR had been linked with Shay Given and Andy Johnson, City and Blackburn respectively
For what it's worth, Ireland would be better off working with Lambert
Yeah, he'd be better off staying with Lambert. Sparky's teams are always rough and tumble affairs.
QPR looks like the most unstable ship imaginable, he'd be mad to leave villa when things are finally starting to look up.
Darren Bent says today that ireland is Villa's best player and must play "in the hole" consistently to get the best out of him.
I definitely think it's in his best interests to stay at Aston Villa and away from Hughes. In my mind, he's a far more talented version of Hoolahan and will thrive under Lambert.