'Horrendous' at Spurs until Summer; expect more outbursts.
"Horrendous" Rose stays at Spurs until Summer; but expect more outbursts.
Yep, Danny has been doing it again; preparing the way for his exit.
He won`t be leaving in the January window as he`s now Cup tied for the Champions league, and I`m reliably informed by my unfriendly agent that Man United would not put themselves in the position where we demand a 'horrendous` January premium, even if we did make the highly unlikely decision that he`s now more trouble than he`s worth.
So the summer it will be then.
For a player who claimed to have a special relationship with Poch; he`s quick to let the World know what he thinks of his decisions. The Telegraph; help him lay his thoughts bare;
Asked about how he felt to be left out of the squad at the weekend, Rose said:
"My reaction was I was fuming, I was angry. But understanding at the same time. There`s been no bust-up, there`s been no argument. There`s been no falling out. The manager just explained that he thought it`d be better for me to do a hard session on Saturday, which I did. I did that."
It's not been missed that the same newspaper that broke his original tantrum, are the same one that made his private reaction so public at the weekend - it`s the 101 of how an agent will cause disruption and grief for the club`s management board to get what they want.
Rose admits (so at least there is some honesty left in him) that in the first half he was 'horrendous`.
Speaking to the Telegraph he couldn`t stop himself again, a clear sign that he`s simply building a case for him to be labelled a disruptive and malign influence on the club and the squad. It`s not hard to understand why; cause enough grief, wind up the fans and he may well be able to avoid having to formally ask for a transfer when we keep telling his suitor(s) to go do one.
My friendly agent thinks that we will demand even more from any suitor than we got for Walker (and he got the asking price for Walker absolutely spot on months before it was publicly guessed at that he wanted away) simply because he`s now undermining the team togetherness ethic, and has a longer period left on his deal.
Payback for misbehaviour at this level is a bitch, in fact it maybe 65 million of them., and no player wants to forgo a juicy slice of the fee or their loyalty bonus`s, so at the next opportunity don`t be surprised to see Rose`s angst leak from the daily redtop rag yet again. The game is afoot now. The journo's have been promised the inside scoop so they're onside and ready to leak anything and everything about what goes on in the dressing room.
Poch seems to be sucking up in the hope that he can rekindle the love;
Poch took the chance to let everyone know, but most of all Rose, what he thought of his performance in yet another example of 'management by media`, it seems both sides can play the media audience card. Poch said:
'Danny Rose was fantastic too. We must recognise that,' he said. 'In the second half, and the whole game, after ten months injured it's difficult. The performance was great.'
Speaking to BT Sport he also said;
'It is fantastic. Danny Rose was very good, I am very happy for him because I think today he showed what we expect from him. I think the decision of Saturday was very good because I think I helped him to improve and develop in terms of his fitness.'
Best in the league.
There was no stopping Rose now: "Whatever fitness I have, I still feel that I`m one of the best in the League," ...
..never let it be said that Rose isn`t going to take every media opportunity he gets now to build the picture of wanting to play for the best, which of course has nothing to do with doubling his base salary at all.
Fitness = Touch = Form.
And without any admission or understanding of the irony at his 'fuming` he had this to add:
"I don`t care how fit I am, I believe in my ability. At Tottenham, you have to have an exceptional level of fitness. I`m not there yet, because I`ve been out for a long time. I`m still catching up. As I said, I respect the manager and his coaching staff`s views. I wasn`t happy, but it`s gone now, we all have to move on. When I get the opportunity to play, like I did against Dortmund, I have to try and do as well as I can"
But it was crystal clear to everyone, (except Rose apparently) that he wasn`t looking sharp and that Poch was right to get more time into him for his conditioning; he grudgingly seems to admit Poch was right to drop him:
"Before Tuesday night, I thought I was close to being 100 per cent and then, first half, I was horrendous. I thought I was getting hooked at half-time and it gave me a bit of a reality check, maybe I`m not as close as I thought I was.
Am I being too cynical?
I`ve been a keen supporter of Rose all through his rise, when so many were slating him on the interweb and at the ground, I`m proud to say that I saw what he could be and did eventually become, but now I have to admit his media mutterings have done for me, the worm has turned and whilst I`d never want to hold back or stifle a players career ambitions, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it; he and his advisors seem determined to upset as many people as they can as fast as they can - so hold your hats, the big rattle throw is yet to happen, and when he does it, chances are it will be just as nasty and full of vitriol as I`m now feeling about him.
So, I guess their strategy to get a massive payday for both himself and his advisors is working.
I still want to keep our best, but it`s time to wake up and smell the coffee, the love is unrequited and he`s determined to do whatever, or upset whoever to get what he wants.
Someone has to get him to shut up or come the summer all I`ll be thinking is screw 'em Mr.Chairman, make sure he or his agent doesn`t get one extra penny from us.
It could have been all so different, all he and they needed was a touch of class and we wouldn`t even be discussing this, again.