Thursday, 13 August 2009
The Sun Criticises Green But Praises Cole
Those of you who know me well will understand that, although a fan of Robert Green as West Ham's keeper, I have always harbored doubts about his international credentials. Long term adversaries on the Mordant Org will also remember that, ahead of anybody else, I predicted that Carlton Cole would collect more England caps than Beano Ashton. My doubts about Green provoked vehement condemnation amongst the Claret and Blue Klan whilst my advocacy of Cole for England was met with near universal derision.
Well, another England game and another cap for Cole. No goals yet but The Sun were certainly impressed with Carlton's performance. I was en route from New York (seven hour delay!) so missed the game but was pleased to see Cole assessed positively.
Green, on the other hand, was deemed "too casual with his passing" and the following 'verdict' was given: "Needs to make better decisions on crosses." Now isn't that what I've been saying for the last three years whilst the Klan have been insisting Green is England's indisputable number one? Still as Grumpy dictates, "You can't believe anything you read in the press".
Posted by Hammersfan at 15:12