Danny Wins Big
Danny Wins Big
It had to be asked, and once again the Vital members stepped up and voted heavily.
After a suggestion by one of our posters; the question was asked;
Should we forgive Danny now?
Yep, it's all forgotten 54%
No, doing it when he did is unforgivable 30%
Who cares? 7%
Nothing to forgive. 9%
I`ve no idea if our polls represent the more generally widely held views of Spurs fans, but if it does reflect general sentiment then recent comments from Danny Rose about the psychological difficulties he`s had to face dealing with the post injury trauma and his efforts to recover appear to have had some bearing on current thinking.
What I do know, is that an awful lot of posters took the trouble to vote.
The more cynical among you may well believe that his recent mutterings are contrived and intended to elicit sympathy, empathy, forgiveness (you choose which best fits your thinking) and even some who think it was a cleverly constructed general apology for his previous outburst; although I don`t.
If you have ever had to fight your way back to fitness after injury you`ll know how difficult and even how depressing it can be at times, personal recovery targets slip and doubts set in; How it must be for an athlete and player whose career and income depends on it, I`m not fully qualified to judge, but simple instinct and having gone through that trauma four times in my younger days means I believe every word he said as a genuine expression of his experience and the difficulties he faced. It can be a real lonely business getting fit again after a major injury.
Still a Smash and Grab?
Does it make me think that he`s less likely to grab the money and run if he can? Well no it doesn`t, the only way that can happen is if (and he hasn`t) he just as publicly commits to staying for the long-term and fighting for his place.
It`s crystal clear to me that he and Poch have (had?) a very close relationship, which makes all this so difficult to understand his previous ill-advised actions. But assuming the relationship is on the way to repair, all I know is that a fit Danny Rose is still the best Left back in the business in the Premier league.
Holding onto him in January might well be the final act in this drama, at least I hope so.