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Karl Henry: Disgrace To The Shirt

Karl Henry: Disgrace To The Shirt

The only joy I took from today was Trevor Francis mumbling about Karl Henry, formerly known as Captain Stupid, would be suspended for three games. I hope the fool never dons the shirt again.

The bloke is a self gratifying, self styled bad boy and in the words of Joey Barton a Sunday League player.

I know where to end, but where to begin?

Okay, I shall put it on the line that during our Championship days I thought Kelvin was integral to our success. He got stuck in, could hold the ball and lo and behold find players who could actually go and do something with it. The bloke has been out of his depth since we entered the Premier League and in book book has taken one step after another in the same direction of his passing- backwards.

Today's red card would suggest his mind of cut from such similar cloth.

In the midst of a derby, with things even and tied up, the fool decides to rake his studs up someones chest when we have just won a free kick and their player is already on the floor. For me this just about sums this character up.

He has adopted the bad boy tag parts of the media cast him with and ran with it. He smacks of arrogance, and all this from one of the most miserable midfielders to grace Premiership turf. How many managers would continue to pick a midfielder who has managed one goal in 127 games or whatever the stat is?

As captain, in our hour of greatest need, against Blackburn on the last day of the season, already on a booking and with our side crumbling, 3-0 down I think, he decided to slap a player in the face and by some miracle remained on the pitch.

He is a creation of not only his own mind however. When you master the art of passing the ball sideways and backwards, put your side against the wall on now countless occasions due to your own stupidity and label manufacturing, why change when you have a manager who names YOU PLUS TEN when it comes to picking a team.

I could pick a hundred people of the top of my head who I would rather see in the team than this idiot; my nephew for one who is five years old- he might not be a great footballer yet but he knows how to run forward with a ball and has a tidy shot on him.

As for his 'combative' nature I could pick ten thugs off the Brooklyn street that could do the same. This overpaid ponce would not last five minutes if he brought that attitude to the streets here, or even the local pub back home. He would gain a rightful slap for his idiotic misplaced arrogance.

To act in such a manner on the field and then turn your back on your manager, team, and supporters by walking down the tunnel- he should never wear the shirt again. I am sick and tired of this dire excuse for a footballer wearing our beloved shirt and sick and tired of the idiot who picks him week in week out. I have no idea who would replace McClown but whoever it is will surely arrest this sorry spectacle of disturbed development that is Karl Henry and his misaplced bad boy ego. If Mick was as honest as he likes to present himself he would do the right thing and resign.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:New York City Wolf
Date:Saturday January 21 2012
Time: 5:38PM


True, he is a scumbag.
21/01/2012 17:52:00
Thanks mate. We have had to suffer this idiot for too long. Back in the day a tough tackler was a touch tackler- they did not have to prove it by trying to rake their studs up a player on the floor, they did it with tackles.
New York City Wolf
21/01/2012 17:54:00
I'm as frustrated and annoyed as anyone - I had to watch the match with a Villa mate. But let's keep things in perspective. Yes, Henry was an idiot for kicking out and got what he deserved. Yes, he needs to earn his shirt every week. Yes, he passes backwards and sideways too much. Yes, he gives the ball away too many times (ie. more than 0) But he has also been one of our most solid performers in many games this season. I've watched all but 2 of our games this season, and you may disagree with my opinion, but we could do much worse. Such as Michael Mancienne! Let's also remember that we didnt lose to Villa today. They were poor, based on most of the game, they looked the relegation contenders, not us. We lost to one man. Of course it had to be Robbie Bloody Keane, but that's a fact. Not excusing it, we should have won today, and I hate "heroic failures" as much as everyone else. I do agree that this game could well prove a turning point in McCarthy's tenure. The question has always been can he take us to the next level, or is he the overly cliche'd "Championship Manager", who can sometimes survive in the Prem? We can't afford to be scrapping with relegation every season because eventually, and I'm very worried this season may be eventually, you'll lose that scrap. In an ideal world, the Wolves of the majority of the 2nd half, and the reborn Kightly will finally get us playing the way we can, and we'll move up and survive. What happens then will be an even more difficult conversation than if our worst fears come true and we get relegated. You can buy a pretty fantastic team with the money we'll get for Hennesey, Johnson, Doyle, Fletcher, Kightly and Jarvis, but I've seen too many "rebirth" times in the last 25 years... we need to build, not rebuild. And Trevor Francis is a complete idiot. I learn more about football when I mute the TV than when he's blabbering!
21/01/2012 18:59:00
Sad how it takes a suspension to stop this negative ***** getting in the squad. ***** off karl henry, ***** off muppet mccarthy
21/01/2012 19:18:00
Dave- whilst I like part of your response I am amazed by the 'we did not lose' line. We did lose and whether stupid had been on the pitch or not we may have lost- so let's agree that he did not make things any easier for us with the latest demonstration of his stupidity. This is no time to go down and get reborn. Idiot boy in charge has a very good squad at his disposal and we are in the bottom three. It is a joke. We have more than enough to stay up but the players are being boggled with absurd team selections, tactics, organization. He needs to go.
New York City Wolf
21/01/2012 20:09:00
0 selections, tactics, organization, do you say, eh, NYCW? It seems some comments echo better coming over across the ocean than across the Channel.
21/01/2012 20:45:00
The thing is, lovesW, you've never actually shared what you believe to be our best team or the best tactics to emply them under. Here's your big chance to share your, hitherto secret, thoughts. Pray tell...
21/01/2012 23:04:00
NYCW- FYI- a player dismissed from the field of play is not allowed to take a seat on the bench to watch the remainder of the match. What you saw as:"turn your back on your manager, team, and supporters by walking down the tunnel", was in fact KH complying with the games regulations- he had no choice. Every player you've seen sent off in the past...god knows how many years, has had to remove themselves completely from the 'playing area' not just the pitch.
21/01/2012 23:10:00
FYI? FYI that's *********. Is this some very weird reasoning to get behind Karl Henry? Cos I can not really see the point of your knit picking.
New York City Wolf
22/01/2012 01:52:00
A4D: both your statements are simply incorrect. Taking them together: I need nobody's invitation to share my views on the two aspects you mention, and on more still, because I have done so on numerous occasions already. As to the aside,I have never made a 'secret' of the fact that I see the three qualities I quote NYCW on as overriding the acquisition of new players, a topic, this last, on which most on here seem to dwell...and NYCW's comment reflects my own view; not, however, let it be made clear, that I take this as validating my argument in any way, but only as supporting it with an imperativeness not shown by others. It just happens that NYCW writes from across the Atlantic, that's all.
22/01/2012 07:15:00
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