Yes, what I was trying to get across was that we probably all thought Friedel was one of the most unlikely players to walk out on us - you never got reporters asking him if he wanted to join a bigger/better/different club six times a day, as happens with some players. For that reason, he was never vilified in the same way McCarthy was. But I'm pretty sure if you went through our entire squad and asked each player would they leave for the opportunity to win medals, they'd all say yes. It doesn't mean they all want to leave.the new glen keeley wrote: Hasnt friedel already swayed,
I don't think the speculation makes much sense, though. It's like people are ignoring what's going on in the real world. I can't imagine why Allardyce would willingly sell. And if Santa Cruz is unsettled because of where we are in the league, then Man City don't look like a better option at present. Pundits were saying they don't think they'll attract the star names whilst in the relegation places. Yet still think it's realistic for Santa Cruz to escape one relegation battle by taking on another. And I wouldn't be surprised if Mark Hughes is sacked today, or soon at least. By the time we play them, we could be above them.
And incidentally, I saw Phil Brown on telly before the match on Saturday - he said he'd spoken to Allardyce and been told that a player had limped out of training on Friday, and another had called in sick that morning. I think that the injury may be genuine, otherwise why would Sam mention it in a private phone call?