tcj_jones Posted January 19, 2010 Share Posted January 19, 2010 I tried to track down an old Reidy thread, but couldn't seem to find one. Reid Considered Quiting I always liked Reidy. Before his spate of injuries, he looked a really good player with a great attitude (at a time when many were looking to move on and he was linked with United, he got his head down, kept quiet and signed a new deal with us). Physically, he was strong, with a great engine and a fair amount of pace. When you were chasing a game, he was excellent at playing the ball around high up the pitch inside the opponents half. He had most things in his locker that you would want from a midfielder, including a vicious shot. Unfortunately, he may now never get to realise his full potential. I think footballers often get too much stick for being injured and simply picking up their pay packet. Reid seems an honest guy and I know from experience how devastating injuries can be and how tough the road to recovery can be. He's obviously put in the hours and I hope he comes good because we really need somebody like him in midfield. Probably the biggest barrier he has to overcome is mental and I think we need to be patient with him. Personally, I'd see how he gets on from now until June and give him another year with the club and an option to extend this should he stay fit for the majority. Oh, and look at what Allardyce has to say at the end - it becomes quite comical, the guy's arrogance Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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