If he could arrive at small heath in a clown car that falls apart as he gets out, that would be great.
Just to get a baseline for future tactical development and overall team progress and improvement. Keep right on words removed, no really keep it up.
It’s been reported what he’s said -
“During a meeting with the midfielders’ unit of players, of which I was not present, MS [Sampson] used an analogy about pressing hard in midfield and getting a caution like a police caution. MS then addressed the player individually and said in relation to being cautioned by police: ‘Haven’t you been arrested before? Four times isn’t it?’”
Dave Reddin, head of performance, as part of an information-gathering exercise last year, added: “This comment about the player was made with derogatory, racial and prejudicial connotations.
“It was also a defamatory, untrue statement given that the player has never been arrested and MS’s comment indicates an assumption (subconscious or conscious) that being mixed race from London suggests a criminal record with the police.
“Although I was not present at the meeting, other players confirmed MS made this comment. Other players confirmed the comment was not received as a joke and created an awkward atmosphere in the room. I was deeply concerned about this comment and felt it was highly inappropriate for the national team coach to make such a sweeping negative generalisation about a new player in the team.”
“We were in the hotel. Everybody was excited. It was a big game. On the wall, there was a list of the family and friends who were coming to watch us and I just happened to be next to Mark. He asked me if I had anyone who would be there and I said I had family coming over from Nigeria. ‘Oh,’ he said. ‘Nigeria? Make sure they don’t bring Ebola with them”
He’s been sacked for inappropriate conduct at Bristol that became more apparent to the FA after investigating the Aluko claims anyway, so it’s totally irrelevant.