Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Quote, unquote

It's a habit of mine, when reading the comments of international coaches ahead of big matches, to try to read between the lines.

For example, when talking of the new talent emerging in the England squad this season, Martin Johnson is reported to have said this week:

"They're not here for the fame or the fortune, they're here because they want to be successful rugby players and play well for England."

A simple enough statement, you may think. Or, on the other hand, might the England manager really mean that there may be certain other players whose motivation he might call into question?

And, if this be the case, I wonder to which former England fly half, currently plying his trade down under, Johnno might be referring?


GazP said...

As an old teacher of mine once said "You think too much you do"

It wasn't meant as a compliment.

I suspect if Jonno wants to call Mr Brooks to the carpet it will be a lot less Machiavellian.

just as a ps, the word verification I have to type in to get this published is 'herpe'. Well it made me giggle anyway

Steve Munford said...

I think it would be a safe bet that whilst MJ is England manager, DC will not wear an England shirt again