I like many others love Soccer Saturday on Sky sports but today they have stoked it up.
On the show they claimed that Darren Bent is not playing for us as he wants to ensure in with an England chance. Darren on his twitter feed has laid into them
Let me remind you what Mcleish said this week
“I don’t believe there is a chance of him playing again for Villa this season,” McLeish told the club’s official website. “The doc thinks he’s got a chance for the Euros, though, he’s talking about four or five weeks [until he’s ready to play].”
“He’s running and he’s working individually with the physios.
“I’m not sure if he’s at the level of striking a ball yet, but he can’t be far away from that now.
“The physios will still be working on him to get him back to his peak fitness again.
“We have to make sure he gets back good and proper.”
It is clear from Darren’s word’s that Mcleish will not risk him and thus any indication of the pundits that Darren is shirking it is totally wrong. there is no doubt that his tweets are all aimed at Sky and no indication AT ALL that we should presume anything to do with Mcleish.
Of course they then discussed Villa’s current plight and apparent Charlie Nicolas reckons it is all the fans fault and we got MON the sack. then of course all the nasty fans are being so unkind to poor old Alex because of his Blues links. Forget the rubbish football, the less than 20% win rate , the negative thinking.
Yes thats right, the current situations is ALL OUR FAULT.
EDIT 14:45 – The quotes above Mcleish were from the PA and I have been alerted to these from official site – LINK
“I said ‘are you ready to go on the bench at the weekend or something,” said the Villa boss.
“He said: ‘No, not quite, but I’m making good progress, so boss it might be too soon’.
This puts the whole context of my post above in a different light. I am now not sure what to make of Bent’s tweet as he is contradicting Mcleish’s comments.