Stop being horrid.Erm, isn’t it obvious?
You've not got the hang of this keyboard warrior lark, have you? You're supposed to dehumanise and denigrate the guy,, and take his misfortune as a personal insult.I'm amazed and pleased for the guy that he's played as many games this season as has.
Not a stand out player but his contribution has been an unexpected bonus.
I still can’t decide what was more stupid. Extending Ulloa’s contract to 2019 and then shipping him out on loan, or extending James’ contract to 2021.Stop being horrid.
Ten tepid appearances in over three years is a laudable contribution. Where would we be without him?
We should be grateful that he decided to sign the extension to his contract to 2021 earlier this season. If not, we might have lost him for nothing this summer.
We could start by not extending his contract until he has had a prolonged run of games, played at a decent standard. Oh whoops, too late.If it had been obvious I wouldn’t have asked.
He has a contract and I’m sure is entitled to whatever he is being allowed/paid.
Outside of this what can we do?
With James in the team: 1.1 pts per game.He played well in the games he had this season, often putting in tireless shifts and tidying up for Ndidi really nicely but the same old folk will swear he was horse shit and always has been because it fits with their constant, nonsensical negative view of him as a player. I can see why the club wanted to hold on to him and I think it's bad news for both him and us that he is injured again.
Therefore James must be rubbish, you must be correct and football must be that simple. Disregard all other factors completely - that'll help you to a logical conclusion. Mental beyond words.With James in the team: 1.1 pts per game.
With James not in the team: 1.5 pts per game.
Yep, big loss.
At least I have come up with something factual rather than just slating other’s views as nonsensical.Therefore James must be rubbish, you must be correct and football must be that simple. Disregard all other factors completely - that'll help you to a logical conclusion. Mental beyond words.
Agreed, but he had been injury free for a year (mostly spent at Barnsley) before he picked up the Achilles problem against Chelsea - sod's law that it was only a few days after his contract was extended. I now fear for his career, Stephen Clemence (arguably with a far more injury-prone reputation when he signed for us) was finished by Achilles injuries which seemed to go on forever. James' original cruciate injury (one that Steve Walsh recovered from) may have been an indirect factor in the new injury, struggling to regaining match fitness causing him to overstretch or play through the problem - that scenario put paid to Matt Jones' career - surely the most unlucky of all our long list of crocks through the years.James did play quite well actually, I'm not a critic; the trouble is how injury prone he is and feel the contract extension was daft. Sure, there was the risk of loss of transfer value if he did remain fit and had put in good performances but overall wasn't the balance of probability - and logic - that the main risk was that he would not remain injury-free thus the best thing to do was to see if he remained injury free?