|Well Played Sammy|
|Written by Harry Brady|
|Wednesday, 04 August 2010 23:14|
In our top 10 players list for last season nuh hater Lachiemor published an excellent piece about Samaras. In this piece he commented that Samaras was by no means our worst player last term yet suffered at the hands of our loyal supporter base for being one of the chosen whipping bhoys. We all have our players who frustrate for some reason, and we all have players that we will be quick to pin the blame on when things go wrong, but I agree with Lachie Samaras is not the greatest, but also for some reason Samaras seems to be one who many are quick to criticise and so onto tonight against Braga and the decision to award him MOTM.At half time we were discussing the lack chances. Whilst my Dad criticised Samaras for not being in the box, I felt this was symptomatic of poor service and all we was doing was moving around the park to make himself available. Indeed at that stage I felt he’d been our best player. In the second half we upped the pace and tempo. If only Scott Brown could pick a pass as easily as he can pick a fight we really motor in midfield. Juarez seemed to move to a more central position and his enthusiasm and influence increased as the game went on. For me however, one man stood out as being involved in everything we did. Not everything came off, but he kept trying and kept creating. With 10 mins to go I sent a text to Eddie and Neil McCallum stating that there was only one player for MOTM – Samaras. At full time this was confirmed. At full time some booed.
As I state above, we all have our favourites and we all have our whipping bhoys, but the boo boys must have been at a different game to me. Moreover, to boo a hoop who tries his best at the first home game of the season…!
The club is better off without “supporters” like that.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 23:35|