Darlogramps wrote: ↑
Sun May 26, 2019 10:49 am
Gramps, I didn’t say Laing was a success at Hartlepool. Find me a quote where I have said that?
Eh? Where did I say you did? My point was general, and about not judging things solely on Nick Loughlin’s Twitter.
You said Laing wasn’t first choice at Blyth, therefore you’re guessing he won’t be first choice here. Yet, as stated, he played 16 from 19 games since re-signing in January - 84%, despite having a suspension to deal with. I would say that sounds pretty first choice to me, hence why AA has brought him here.
You’re being really selective with that. You’ve picked one chunk and deleted everything else. It’s much fairer to look at his spell as a whole, rather than one chunk which just fits your argument.
To me, it suggests he had injury issues and gets red cards too.
Let’s see how he performs, jury’s out for me but I can’t see AA bringing Laing in to be back-up. Obviously he needs to perform, only time will tell.
On this we’re agreed, but I’d have concerns if Laing is first choice.
So why are you asking me to find a Hartlepool fan who thought Laing was a success? I don’t understand why you would ask me do that? Again, I’m not judging things solely on Loughlin’s Twitter either? No doubt you will come back and say “I didn’t say that you were”, but I don’t understand what your point is?
Again, I have already explained Laing’s full spell at Blyth from October last year, to date. Signed for Blyth mid-October, made 4 appearances only to be hampered by injuries. Re-signed for Blyth mid-January after an international deal fell through, and went on to make 16 apps in 19 games, despite (I assume) a three game suspension for dangerous play (high-foot) in their 3-0 win at home to Boston. He also won POTM in March for his performances. Again, if we go back to the original point, sounds first choice to me despite you saying otherwise.
You also mentioned that Laing gets red cards, he only received one as I explained. It was dangerous but not intentional and another referee would have gave a yellow.
I have already said he sounded poor at Hartlepool, and the jury’s out (hopefully we can also keep him fit), however I have made a fair assessment of his time at Blyth. In your last post you are insinuating people are looking at “stuff we want to see”. I’m simply taking into account everything and making a judgement, not looking at selective evidence.