Tommy wrote:One thing that probably outs me as being every bit the knee-jerk reactionary idiot that I undoubtedly am is that I do wonder how truly terrible Ryan Edmondson must be. I absolutely believe that he's not good enough to start or even play for half an hour but can't believe given what we've seen of him at every level he's played at that he couldn't be a threat for say, six minutes of injury time for example. I've seen the ball bounce off him and go into the goal so many times for the U18s/U23s there must be something to him.
haha, well, y'know, of the 67,886,011 [ONS midyear estimate] or so people living in the UK, only, what, say about a thousand or so of them [call it 0.001%] of them are at this time good enough at football to play at the BUSINESS END* of the championship. even the guys who we routinely dismiss as no-hopers at our level have, by the standards of us mortals, an astoundingly refined skillset.
so on this basis i find it highly probable that edmundson isn't nearly good enough, if only because almost nobody is
* - an old 'Greenwhite' reference