What is it with these modern day wimp players?

It’s an international break and I’m bored because we don’t have any proper footy to talk about.
Yes, England beat Bulgaria 4-0, but who really cares?
We all know we’ll get stuffed as soon as we meet any decent team.
It’s the way it is, as much as we’re supposed to have the “best” league in the world.


So then I’ve just been reading about Matt Targett, who’s suffered a hamstring injury, meaning he hasn’t really shown for us yet.

I’m not aiming ( I won’t say targetting) anything at him in particular, but it seems the injury wasn’t caused by a tackle or a cross, but a mere pass.

What’s going on here? How do you suffer a hamstring injury in just passing the ball?

I really don’t understand all this weight training stuff that modern players undergo, but I do remember having a conversation with a nose mate of mine, about 10 years ago, who pointed out the size of footballers upper legs.
The point being, that they were massive and overly so.

Is it the excessive training in the gym that causes these injuries, I wonder?

I only ask, because all I know is, that come rain or shine, if I fancied playing footy, I just played.
And never once got injured.

Ah, I just remembered.
I had to retrieve the ball from a roof once, meaning I had to jump down about 4 metres. (Ooh I’ve just remembered doing a similar accidental jump in the gardens in Witton Lane, too, where I thought I’d broken both legs, but that’s another story)
That one twinged my ankle a bit and in fairness, I was only about 14.
I think the pain lasted about a day.

But that wasn’t directly footy related.

When you’re in your twenties, you’re surely at your peak.
And yes, I appreciate you’re at the highest level.

But how the hell can you do yourself a major inury in just passing the ball?

There has to be something wrong somewhere.

Not the most stunning subject, but hey, I’m bored too and just wanted to write something.
It’s a polite way of saying that modern football players are just a bunch of fannies, in my opinion.


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    Bill Pearson September 16, 2019 at 4:55 pm .

    You ain’t got a neighbour with two young son’s that are hammer through and through, won’t live it down if we dont win, speak of the devil there text in me now. Come on Villa shut them up. ..

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