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Drinkwater headbutts teammate

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by ALP » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:34 pm

He really has got issues as this lad and he needs to grow up quickly or his career will be in serious jeopardy.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Funkydrummer » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:38 pm

Probably a bit late for that ALP I would have thought.

The guy needs help.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by NewClaret » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:39 pm

ALP wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:34 pm
He really has got issues as this lad and he needs to grow up quickly or his career will be in serious jeopardy.
It’s over. So glad we got shot.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by MRG » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:48 pm

The gift that keeps giving

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Tricky Trevor » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:02 am

No wonder they played with other things on their mind last night.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by cricketfield73 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:03 am

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Spiral » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 am

Villa beat us 2-1 at the Turf on NYD, signed Drinkwater six days later, got butchered 6-1 at home to City where Drinkwater made his debut, and have since picked up four points. We've picked up fifteen with one extra game played in that time. I'd say he's cursed, but in just the last eleven months he's been done for drink driving, got into an injury-causing scrap in a nightclub, and now this. Framed like that, he's a disgrace of a professional footballer and of no use to anyone at this point. The £10m he's still to pocket from Chelsea (contracted until 2022) might console him to some superficial extent, but people who pi$$ away their careers like this are usually pi$$ing away their life. It will hurt him in years to come if he doesn't address his attitude now. Needs help, if indeed he's willing to listen to anyone.
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by tarkys_ears » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:18 am

ALP wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:34 pm
He really has got issues as this lad and he needs to grow up quickly or his career will be in serious jeopardy.
Bit late to the party here, sunshine.

Haven't you heard, he's old, a boozer and a class ****?!

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by HunterST_BFC » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:50 am

He will be sacked by Chelsea......

Then pick up another contract in the summer :roll:

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Woodleyclaret » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:01 am

If Sean couldn't straighten him out ,Danny really has got serious issues.
Danny needs to consider counseling with someone. who has the experience at dealing with footballers
His career is over unless he gets a grip of his life quickly
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Taffy on the wing » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:54 am

cricketfield73 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:03 am
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The usual screaming ninnies!............God help us in a crisis.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by jojomk1 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:57 am

cricketfield73 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:03 am
viewtopic.php?style=2&f=2&t=44424

Interesting opinions here from some of this site's resident experts.
Do you have nothing else to do in your life other than spend hours digging up quotes just to try to have a go at other people

Just an idea - but why not try and make a constructive comment on the subject yourself

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:03 am

Spiral wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 am
Villa beat us 2-1 at the Turf on NYD, signed Drinkwater six days later, got butchered 6-1 at home to City where Drinkwater made his debut, and have since picked up four points. We've picked up fifteen with one extra game played in that time. I'd say he's cursed, but in just the last eleven months he's been done for drink driving, got into an injury-causing scrap in a nightclub, and now this. Framed like that, he's a disgrace of a professional footballer and of no use to anyone at this point. The £10m he's still to pocket from Chelsea (contracted until 2022) might console him to some superficial extent, but people who pi$$ away their careers like this are usually pi$$ing away their life. It will hurt him in years to come if he doesn't address his attitude now. Needs help, if indeed he's willing to listen to anyone.
With the money mentioned already in the pot he's set up for life with or without a footballing career, invest the money well, property portfolio ect, & just retire you can effectively do what you want & live a life of relative luxury, it'll hurt him career wise if he's got aspirations to improve within the game, he's loaded he doesn't give a flying f*** in a rolling doughnut, if that's your definition of somebody urinating their life away that's a peculiar perspective, at 30 years old effectively being a millionaire & never ever worrying about money as a problem, I reckon over 95% of the working people face.
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by jojomk1 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:10 am

I don't think I will ever buy a doughnut again :D

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:12 am

jojomk1 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:10 am
I don't think I will ever buy a doughnut again :D
It's true, most of us are looking at 65 he could put his feet up now if he really wanted to at 30 & be better off.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by jdrobbo » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:36 am

No wonder the group appear stronger and closer since Drinkwater and Gibson have been asked to leave/ stay away from the club. Results better too. Good riddance to bad apples!
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Suratclaret » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:39 am

Jakubclaret wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:03 am
With the money mentioned already in the pot he's set up for life with or without a footballing career, invest the money well, property portfolio ect, & just retire you can effectively do what you want & live a life of relative luxury, it'll hurt him career wise if he's got aspirations to improve within the game, he's loaded he doesn't give a flying f*** in a rolling doughnut.
Although he should be set up for life, it wouldn't surprise me if, in a few years time, he ends up bankrupt. He wouldn't be the first and certainly won't be the last...Matthew Etherington and David James spring to mind.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Claret32yrs » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:40 am

jdrobbo wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:36 am
No wonder the group appear stronger and closer since Drinkwater and Gibson have been asked to leave/ stay away from the club. Results better too. Good riddance to bad apples!
My better half asked why results have improved and this was the reason I gave. No coincidence our form improved since Gibson and Drinkwater left.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:45 am

Suratclaret wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:39 am
Although he should be set up for life, it wouldn't surprise me if, in a few years time, he ends up bankrupt. He wouldn't be the first and certainly won't be the last...Matthew Etherington and David James spring to mind.
True, footballers aren't renown for the IQ when it comes to money & not always money, always made me laugh reading a story in the Peter ridsdale book where Jonathon woodgate left his passport at home when at the airport thinking he didn't need it, think there was boarding a flight to turkey, long time since I read the book I think his agent or somebody advised him to keep his passport safe & it was literally in the safe at home.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Coolbreeze799 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:43 am

Championship next seasin him

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:03 am

jojomk1 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:57 am
Do you have nothing else to do in your life other than spend hours digging up quotes just to try to have a go at other people

Just an idea - but why not try and make a constructive comment on the subject yourself
Search function means it doesn't take hours to find that thread and considering some of the moronic comments made at the time it's worth reminding people that Dyche does actually know best a lot of the time.

Not that it will stop the usual suspects from having a cry anytime the club has a little blip.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:06 am

Those who were bigging him up from the moment he signed for Villa along with Dean Smith seeing something that Dyche didn't have certainly gone quiet about their little star lately.

No real shock though it is a lot harder to comment without hindsight

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by joey13 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:09 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:06 am
Those who were bigging him up from the moment he signed for Villa along with Dean Smith seeing something that Dyche didn't have certainly gone quiet about their little star lately.

No real shock though it is a lot harder to comment without hindsight
Did you big him up when Dyche signed him ?
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:14 am

joey13 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:09 am
Did you big him up when Dyche signed him ?
No stupid, what I thought was he should be a good signing who would strengthen the squad and improve our midfield, which considering he had been a member of a team winning the league and being picked for his country previously wasn't hard to imagine. Sadly he lacked effort in training, got into trouble off the field and ended up being unable to dislodge our current midfielders.

What I also didn't do was the moment he went elsewhere start making claims like "watch he play every week now" " we should have been starting him" "clearly Smith sees something in him" comments along those lines. Like I said not as easy as commenting after a fact with hindsight, something you are good at.
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:00 am

Crazy. He had the opportunity of A lifetime at Chelsea and let that slip.

He then had the opportunity to regain regular premier league football under a brilliant man manager and let that slip.

He then got saved from the scrap heap by a manager of a huge but underperforming club where he could’ve become a hero and he let that slip.

He clearly needs help. Maybe someone like Barton could help out. Problem is he will be a target wherever he goes in this country now.

He’s had a decent career, premier league winners medal and earnt lots of cash. But on the face of it seems he has some real issues that he needs to sort out of he isn’t to fk his life up in the way he has his career.

That premier league medal will seem like a long time ago.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by claptrappers_union » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:07 am

No one can help him other than himself.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by ClaretAndBlue94 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:24 am

I was pleased when we made the signing. Clearly struggling with issues within himself.

I would have thought Dyche would be an ideal man manager for him - shame it didn't work.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Blackrod » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:41 am

Sounds like a complete c*ck. Think Villa will benefit more by getting rid and getting him out of their dressing room.
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Bosscat » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:48 am

Blackrod wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:41 am
Sounds like a complete c*ck. Think Villa will benefit more by getting rid and getting him out of their dressing room.
As long as they wait until relegation bites :D .

I posted last week about the up turn in our form and downturn in Villa's since Mr Drinkwater buggered off to Villa.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by warksclaret » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:50 am

Luckily for him he was not with us when Joey Barton was around. Imagine a training group bust up with these two

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by joey13 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:58 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:14 am
No stupid, what I thought was he should be a good signing who would strengthen the squad and improve our midfield, which considering he had been a member of a team winning the league and being picked for his country previously wasn't hard to imagine. Sadly he lacked effort in training, got into trouble off the field and ended up being unable to dislodge our current midfielders.

What I also didn't do was the moment he went elsewhere start making claims like "watch he play every week now" " we should have been starting him" "clearly Smith sees something in him" comments along those lines. Like I said not as easy as commenting after a fact with hindsight, something you are good at.
Something I’m good at :roll: , I hardly post on here anymore ,anyhow thanks for confirming you did big him up and make yourself look completely stupid yet again,well done

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Lowbankclaret » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:17 am

Spiral wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 am
Villa beat us 2-1 at the Turf on NYD, signed Drinkwater six days later, got butchered 6-1 at home to City where Drinkwater made his debut, and have since picked up four points. We've picked up fifteen with one extra game played in that time. I'd say he's cursed, but in just the last eleven months he's been done for drink driving, got into an injury-causing scrap in a nightclub, and now this. Framed like that, he's a disgrace of a professional footballer and of no use to anyone at this point. The £10m he's still to pocket from Chelsea (contracted until 2022) might console him to some superficial extent, but people who pi$$ away their careers like this are usually pi$$ing away their life. It will hurt him in years to come if he doesn't address his attitude now. Needs help, if indeed he's willing to listen to anyone.
I will second those remarks!

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:20 am

claptrappers_union wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:07 am
No one can help him other than himself.
Partly true.

But I think he can get professional help / experience from others that will be more beneficial than bottling it up and battling whatever issues it is he has alone.

Look at Tyson Fury. THE prime example.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:22 am

Blackrod wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:41 am
Sounds like a complete c*ck. Think Villa will benefit more by getting rid and getting him out of their dressing room.
Glad we didnt take that approach with Keith Treacey - lots of similarities there. Luckily we helped him out even when many fans would have thought he didnt deserve it.

(Lennon Carlisle and Sordell too).

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:23 am

joey13 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:58 am
Something I’m good at :roll: , I hardly post on here anymore ,anyhow thanks for confirming you did big him up and make yourself look completely stupid yet again,well done
Many of us did. I for one thought he was an excellent calculated gamble.
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Reckoner » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 am

Coolbreeze799 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:43 am
Championship next seasin him
Dyslexic Yoda has spoken

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Bosscat » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:37 am

Reckoner wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 am
Dyslexic Yoda has spoken
Didn't you mean.

"Yoda dyslexic spoken he has"
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Goobs » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:40 am

jdrobbo wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:36 am
No wonder the group appear stronger and closer since Drinkwater and Gibson have been asked to leave/ stay away from the club. Results better too. Good riddance to bad apples!
Now I'm not trying to say Dyche is as good a manager as Fergie (yet) but isn't this exactly what Fergie used to do. No matter how big the name he wasn't afraid to get rid of those that upset the culture he wanted at the club?
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Chester Perry » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:08 am

Goobs wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:40 am
Now I'm not trying to say Dyche is as good a manager as Fergie (yet) but isn't this exactly what Fergie used to do. No matter how big the name he wasn't afraid to get rid of those that upset the culture he wanted at the club?
The difference between being a manager and a coach

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Coolbreeze799 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:14 am

Reckoner wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 am
Dyslexic Yoda has spoken
Good one

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Bosscat » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:20 am

Chester Perry wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:08 am
The difference between being a manager and a coach

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by basil6345789 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:24 am

He's a nutter.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Funkydrummer » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:27 am

Not a very stable individual. As I said before, he needs help, and quickly, before he comes
to some real harm.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Steve1956 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:30 am

Funkydrummer wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:27 am
Not a very stable individual. As I said before, he needs help, and quickly, before he comes
to some real harm.
Someone is going to really fill him in,hes not exactly a hard man is he?
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Colburn_Claret » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:33 am

cricketfield73 wrote:
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I hope the numpties go back and read what they'd written, then hold their hands up. How often has time proven that SD knows what he's doing. I've fallen foul of it myself in the past, but not on the DD issue.

SD showed with Joey that he knows how to get the best out of a player. If hed given up on Drinkwater it wouldn't have been without trying. He's past helping, feeling sorry for himself for a career that fell off a cliff. I don't think he will ever get it back.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:39 am

Despite anything that had happened previously, I was really pleased when we got him on loan and thought he'd prove to be a very good signing for us. Then came the night club incident and the long wait to see him in Premier League action. Dyche said all the right things about him and finally gave him that debut against Man City. Just a few days later we were beaten 5-0 at Spurs and Drinkwater remained on the bench for the entire game. That's when I came to the conclusion he wouldn't be staying and he never did play for us again. Dyche's comments on him were interesting but I don't think our manager has ever thrown a player under a bus in all the time he's been here and that's how I think it should be.

So, Villa for Drinkwater, and you would think he'd get his head down and play. He got his chance there and has started a few games. But if today's news is true, and there is nothing to doubt it, then he's clearly, at best, not helping himself. I don't know where he goes from here to be honest. I thought Patrick Bamford was one of the more disruptive loan players around but Drinkwater has taken it to a new level.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by IanMcL » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:41 am

The article refers to him having trouble getting fit. Months at Burnley and not fit! He must have problems!
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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Silkyskills1 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:46 am

Jota was on the radar of a few clubs before he left Brentford for Birmingham. Always looked a decent player on his day( like anyone else, I suppose) but rarely gets an appearance for his current club. Drinkwater, Jota and Lansbury are an expensive non playing midfield trio although that might change soon.

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Re: Drinkwater headbutts teammate

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:51 am

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:46 am
Jota was on the radar of a few clubs before he left Brentford for Birmingham. Always looked a decent player on his day( like anyone else, I suppose) but rarely gets an appearance for his current club. Drinkwater, Jota and Lansbury are an expensive non playing midfield trio although that might change soon.
I don’t think Lansburys a bad player at championship level, he did score a good goal (what should have been) think it was against palace but it was chalked off.

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