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    When you look at his words on this and switching, it's so obvious they were written by an agent or West Ham/England's PR team: shallow, calculated, lingistically false (nobody talks like a press release is written, especially sports ones which tend to be most cliche ridden of all). He's getting bad PR advice. Maybe his advisors think he's best served by being protected like this or maybe he's just incapable of taking personal responsibility, but the best way to put this kind of thing to bed is for him to give one or two key interviews to the national media: be humble, apologise, focus on his growing maturity. But I think there are elements in the British media that will never let him forget his Oirish connections, and he could be in for a bumpy ride - he might need to put his press person on retainer! The more that comes out, the more I think we've dodged a bullet with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liamoo11 View Post
    Such a statement he only said it to show support for his team mates sure all them Irish are ra heads. This lad is incapable of taking responsibility for his actions. He will have to wear a poppy all year round to make up for this
    Or...line up for West Ham in November like this -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Grise View Post
    When you look at his words on this and switching, it's so obvious they were written by an agent or West Ham/England's PR team: shallow, calculated, lingistically false (nobody talks like a press release is written, especially sports ones which tend to be most cliche ridden of all). He's getting bad PR advice. Maybe his advisors think he's best served by being protected like this or maybe he's just incapable of taking personal responsibility, but the best way to put this kind of thing to bed is for him to give one or two key interviews to the national media: be humble, apologise, focus on his growing maturity. But I think there are elements in the British media that will never let him forget his Oirish connections, and he could be in for a bumpy ride - he might need to put his press person on retainer! The more that comes out, the more I think we've dodged a bullet with him.
    Strangely, the piece the BBC did on him yesterday, aside from being fawning to an inane degree, barely mentioned his time with Ireland, only bringing it up to praise him not "taking the easy option" by switching, and repeating the lie that he only played for Ireland underage. In the end, how the English media treats him will depend on performances; if he does badly for whatever reason, they will undoubtedly tear him to pieces.
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    Rice has now ruined watching England for me.I used to enjoy their huffing and puffing around the pitch,mystified as they inevitably failed to dispatch inferior opposition with any kind of ease.Now I just desperately want them to get battered in every match and Rice to score a record number of international og’s book-ended by two cruciate injuries (a second after a lengthy recovery period).Now he’s only on the bench! Get him on Garreth so his decline can start properly!
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