Russ is clearly bored.
Hang on, why is Daryl Murphy playing international football?
That hobby horse must be getting tired.
I think it must be because international manager and Forest legend Martin O'Neill is another person who can't see the obvious deficiencies in his game that only you can.
Or maybe because way over the hill former top flight manager Martin O'Neill is probably only two injuries away from having to name Donny to the bench. He doesn't exactly have a wealth of riches from which to choose.
Yeah, it's probably that. It's impossible that you might actually not be right about something. Murphy is fine...pretty much every player is a little bit different, has a different balance of attributes, and can offer some things and not others. It's fine to not fancy a particular type, even when other people do. Pretty much everyone in football, and good judges of the game do have these differences of opinion.It takes a special sort of a plum to just dismiss someone as rubbish*, and not have any appreciation at all of their attributes.*There are exceptions. "Who's the Dadi!" ...so that should perhaps be, when they are not rubbish.....which becomes opinion, to a degree...but still. You are wrong about Murphy.
I fully recognise the value of Murphy in the right system. Like, say, one which involved lots of crosses, and lots of hoofed balls requiring a lump to play with his back to goal and knock the ball down for a second striker......
To be fair, from your description of what you think he's good at, it seems you broadly agree with the person who you're attempting to take the piss out of.
Did you watch the Ireland - Moldova game? I'll give you a scouting report, Ireland didn't play like that. Murphy scored the only two goals of the game, a tidy close finish, and a header.Your bumblef*ck just doesn't add up.
Again, seeing as you appear to be unwilling to actually pay attention to what I write - I'm not a critic of what he does when he has the ball. He's clearly quite a good striker. I'm a critic of what he does when he doesn't have the ball, or more accurately what he doesn't do when he doesn't have the ball. Which is "anything". It's the kind of cynical veteran performance we've seen countless times before in a red shirt, but you've apparently convinced yourselves that his decent run of scoring form is going to go on forever. Because as we know, that's what happens with strikers.
Thank you for telling me what I think (even if I don't). Thank you for your certainty that he doesn't work (he does). It seems to me that you've constructed an argument in your own head, entirely with parameters designed to prove you are right.You don't have to run all over the shop to be working hard. Look at his positioning. Look at how he presents himself to the centre-halves, and how he engages them. That's work. What he doesn't do is run around like a tw@t, wearing himself out pointlessly, so that he is unable to do the above, or run the touch out of himself.If your contention is that he doesn't run around like a marlon, and you don't like that. I can understand it. He's played for a lot of decent teams, under decent managers, and has a decent record - which if you watch him isn't a surprise. He's a very decent player.Believe something else if you really want.