“Toby is going to be involved in the squad and then tomorrow I will decide if he is going to play or not.”
…the gaffer told the Evening Standard.
I will decide.
Hark at her.
However if you look at what has actually gone on – in the public domain – Mauricio hasn’t put a foot wrong.
Toby was run out twice in domestic cup games and was roundly appreciated as being sub-par.
It was only then that the press (MSM 😜) hyped up the whole ‘Disaffected Belgian Crock Can’t Buy A Game’ spiel.
It was obvious as the nose on your moody looking sister in law’s face that that Tobes wasn’t truly ready to rumble, yet even I fell into the same trap as you in ‘assuming’ Poch was being a tart.
The gaffer referred to our most antiquated Belgian in a very matter of fact way.
Toby is still our player, with a two-year contract. I’m sure he’s going to play until the end of the season. He’s doing well, he’s training and he only needs to wait for his opportunity.”
Trouble is, smoke usually equates to a fire.
This all said, it’s been saddening how some of our support let upon the opportunity to deride Toby as player – indeed as a person – on the back of an injury that was evidently more complex than was first thought. Wholly unsubstantiated wage demands were being taken as rock solid evidence that the lad was seeking to exploit the goodwill of the club, bizarrely, whilst in a supposedly weakend position.
Fingers crossed we see Toby back at his very best tomorrow night.
Even if it’s for Charity Minutes.
Give us hope.
At least leave us with that…