Sunday, 21 February 2010
When Did Diamanti Stop Being An Impact Player?
So tell me, when did Diamanti stop being an "impact player"? When I was complaining about Zola wasting this special talent by leaving him on the bench, the "Zola Can Do No Wrong" brigade kept coming on here, telling me he was an impact player!
"Impact player", I asked, "well why not let him make an impact from the first minute instead of from the 65th?"
"You don't understand", they said, "you don't know anything about football. Diamanti is the classic impact player, you bring him on when the opposition tires. Why waste that potential against fully conditioned teams?"
Well those "experts" wouldn't have had Diamanti on the pitch when Parker won that free kick against Birmingham! And, of course, Diamanti would not have been there to take that brilliant free kick yesterday in the second minute of the game!
Impact players! Bloody idiots! Diamanti has looked like a 90 minute impact player to me, not the 30 minute merchant that Zola's can't think for themselves acolytes believed! And interestingly, since Clarke has wrestled control of the tactics, Diamanti has shown that he can defend too!
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:11