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- Aug 23, 2004
Don’t get the Grounds criticism. He’s a bleddy good CB, comfortable (ish) on the ball with a pass in him and pops up with the odd goal.
And how will he improve without game time?The two premises are, that White must play and Diabate mustn't, until he's improved.
Yes he was “man handling” opponents and the Referee did have a word in his shell like. Diabate would have been carded on Saturday with a less lenient referee.I don’t think Chieck played badly on Saturday.
He was strong in the air and kept it simple on the ground.
He did seem to be ‘man handling’ his opponent quite often, but was rarely penalized, so why not.
He’s still young and inexperienced.
I think he’s doing a good job for us.
Maybe.Yes he was “man handling” opponents and the Referee did have a word in his shell like. Diabate would have been carded on Saturday with a less lenient referee.
And it may well be something that GC is encouraging him to do in order to add more steel to his game ?Maybe.
But I've heard and read people frequently say in the past that opponents have physically bullied us and that referees have let it go.
So on Saturday Check did it and got away with it, so he carried on doing it.
That's ok with me, provided he's sufficiently savvy to judge whether specific referees are lenient enough to allow it in the first place and modify his game accordingly if he gets a yellow.
Sometimes you've got to play right up to the edge of what you can get away with and I'm ok with that too.