While I know quite few of you don’t rate Stephen Ireland, I’m sure most will agree that we didn’t see this one coming.
According to the Telegraph, Ireland has been told he “can’t be accomodated” in the 22 man squad and hence has to train with the kids.
I guess that’s a polite way of saying “you’re out” which somewhat begs the question of who has come in as his replacement.
I assume it has to be either or both of Sylla and Dawkins, which I find a bit strange, as Sylla isn’t competition for Ireland and Dawkins is only a loan signing.
The only thing I can think of is that there’s been a major fallout between the player and the manager. I wouldn’t think it’s purely down to performance, as I actually think he’s been not too bad of late.
Then again, what do I know?
I panned Delph yesterday and many of you said I was wrong.
Whatever, I think it shows exactly what will happen come the end of the season and it all points to cost cutting again, doesn’t it?