Saturday, 29 December 2012
Nolan Books Off New Year's Eve - Again!
Well there's a surprise. Captain Kev is free to enjoy New Year's Eve for the second season in a row having secured the yellow card necessary to take him to five just in time. How convenient! Last season it was a foul inside the Birmingham half which merited a yellow at the very least and this time it was a foul inside the Reading half that was guaranteed to secure the requisite booking.
Was the foul necessary? Well Reading were breaking but were deep inside their own half so the answer is no. Should Nolan have been on strict orders not to make silly challenges which would put him out of a crucial six pointer against Norwich? Unquestionably yes.
With resources stretched absurdly, the absolute priority should have been for Tomkins and Nolan to avoid yellows which would buy suspensions. One more game and the cards would be wiped. But, surprise, surprise, both are now free to enjoy a New Year's Eve piss up after collecting utterly stupid yellow cards - Tomkins for dissent!
Stupid or deliberate? Carroll has probably already texted Nolan to tell him which night club they are heading for!
Posted by Hammersfan at 17:08