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arrogance of modern footballers

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In this modern age of technology where peoples privacy is no longer secure because of mobile phones , cameras , facebook etc . , the stupidity and arrogance of some young footballers astounds me . A young Wolves player , as an example , is highly rated  by the pundits and is touted as a future England international great . He was in the youth World Cup winning team and has played a few games in the Premiership . In some respects , and here I'm biased , he is lucky that he has a good manager and coach , he has good team mates  and is surrounded by players of huge international experience , like Juan Moutinhou . and a captain who gives masses of encouragement on and off the pitch to young players . Being in the Europa Cup and in the top half of the Premiership  added to all  this ,  is a thing that everyone , young and old on this forum would dream about . But what does he do ?  he broadcasts to his followers about keeping safe etc. then drives off to London  and photo's are published of him at a party , with what passes today as a celebrity , passing the gas balloon around  ( to be fair there is no evidence that he inhaled from the balloon , ) What possess young players to behave like this ? Many Wolves fans have commented that he has shown little improvement in his ability since he progressed through the Wolves ranks and  reached the first team squad  , and that he has antagonised many locals by his arrogant behaviour ., round and about the city .It's a bad thing when fans turn against a local player , . Added to this Nuno the manager appears to be a nice kind humble man  , I think he is on the surface , but you do things his way  or you're on the road , and I think that this player  , that had a promising future could have thrown it all away .

 

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2 hours ago, fenman said:

In this modern age of technology where peoples privacy is no longer secure because of mobile phones , cameras , facebook etc . , the stupidity and arrogance of some young footballers astounds me . A young Wolves player , as an example , is highly rated  by the pundits and is touted as a future England international great . He was in the youth World Cup winning team and has played a few games in the Premiership . In some respects , and here I'm biased , he is lucky that he has a good manager and coach , he has good team mates  and is surrounded by players of huge international experience , like Juan Moutinhou . and a captain who gives masses of encouragement on and off the pitch to young players . Being in the Europa Cup and in the top half of the Premiership  added to all  this ,  is a thing that everyone , young and old on this forum would dream about . But what does he do ?  he broadcasts to his followers about keeping safe etc. then drives off to London  and photo's are published of him at a party , with what passes today as a celebrity , passing the gas balloon around  ( to be fair there is no evidence that he inhaled from the balloon , ) What possess young players to behave like this ? Many Wolves fans have commented that he has shown little improvement in his ability since he progressed through the Wolves ranks and  reached the first team squad  , and that he has antagonised many locals by his arrogant behaviour ., round and about the city .It's a bad thing when fans turn against a local player , . Added to this Nuno the manager appears to be a nice kind humble man  , I think he is on the surface , but you do things his way  or you're on the road , and I think that this player  , that had a promising future could have thrown it all away .

 

''Immature prat'' springs to mind fenman. Still a child mentally and now has far too much money to spend.

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2 hours ago, baldy said:

Too young, too much money. Thought the clubs were supposed to have advisors for that sort of thing. Still, you can’t fix stupid.

Probably got the advisors. If the players have to apply for help though - I guess that would put off many.  How many young people actually admit they need help. 

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Footballers have always been heroes to many people along with other top sportsmen . But as I've said before in other posts television , mainly SKY and Bt sport have created a monster. The enormous wages paid to Premiership and continental leagues equivalent  has corrupted many young players . Many have lost all sense of reality , they think they've arrived at the top but money has changed their lifestyle and blunted the  effort to achieve  what they could achieve with a bit more application and humility . Their defenders will state that they have a short career and are only young once so they have make the most of it , utter nonsense , if you want to be the best you have make sacrifices in life . How does a sportsman like Roger Federer remain in the top flight at his age ? through hard work and dedication ..One problem is that being famous at a young age makes you vulnerable to hangers on  and if you are weak willed they deflect you . He's not the only one the Chelsea lad has also blotted his copybook this week .Very sad really

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9 hours ago, fenman said:

Footballers have always been heroes to many people along with other top sportsmen . But as I've said before in other posts television , mainly SKY and Bt sport have created a monster. The enormous wages paid to Premiership and continental leagues equivalent  has corrupted many young players . Many have lost all sense of reality , they think they've arrived at the top but money has changed their lifestyle and blunted the  effort to achieve  what they could achieve with a bit more application and humility . Their defenders will state that they have a short career and are only young once so they have make the most of it , utter nonsense , if you want to be the best you have make sacrifices in life . How does a sportsman like Roger Federer remain in the top flight at his age ? through hard work and dedication ..One problem is that being famous at a young age makes you vulnerable to hangers on  and if you are weak willed they deflect you . He's not the only one the Chelsea lad has also blotted his copybook this week .Very sad really

It is sad fenman. Another thing missing from today's game is modesty. We were taught at school to be modest in victory and generous to your opponent when you have beaten him. Todays young guns seem only to seek self glorification. Sad indeed.

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How are these egotistical millionaires going to cope playing behind closed doors one wonders ? Playing to the cameras of course . . . I think I'll give it a miss.

Roll on the return to normality. Let's get behind our local teams again down here in the South West !

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