I was curious why the official website still had no news about Saha?s injury but physioroom.com had him out till July. So I sent an e-mail to the OS to see why this was.
I got a very quick reply (good for them), basically saying all the information regarding injury?s come from the manager & is based only on information he is comfortable disclosing!
I can understand this but I queried why they couldn?t put approximate information on the site, as I (and I?m sure many other supporters) would like some information, even if it was not totally accurate.
Conspiracy theories, here we go, but is this just another example of keeping us in the dark? For myself I don?t; I think it?s just Moyes being over cautious as normal, but maybe you disagree!
Ed Staunton, Posted 30/03/2011 at 13:20:10
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1 Posted 30/03/2011 at 14:31:22
I rarely look at the site as the news it shows is always late, compared to Sky Sports or the BBC.
The club should be encouraging traffic to the site by having news put up early & up-to-date injury news. Plus having good quality features & exclusives would be nice ? a quick look at the site shows me that one of the features is six facts about Tony Hibbert!
There's an easy opportunity for more income if they pull their fingers out of each other's bum holes.
2 Posted 30/03/2011 at 14:30:19
What injuriy is so bad it takes two weeks to determine what it is? If he had got injured in his Ferrari then it would have taken 24 hours before it was all over the back pages!
What can the club gain by not saying anything? I mean I would hardly think Houllier would change tactics if Louis was fit.
3 Posted 30/03/2011 at 14:49:21
4 Posted 30/03/2011 at 14:58:53
5 Posted 30/03/2011 at 15:18:21
Worrying to note that Villa will have an injury-free squad for Saturday.
6 Posted 30/03/2011 at 15:17:08
7 Posted 30/03/2011 at 15:55:04
I could only think of four.
8 Posted 30/03/2011 at 16:51:55
9 Posted 30/03/2011 at 16:53:24
10 Posted 30/03/2011 at 18:39:15
Today's post at home was funny, my third reminder to renew my season ticket... they must be shitting themselves, I've had one for years and never had this much crap through the letterbox from them before.
11 Posted 30/03/2011 at 18:46:39
Like you, Gavin, I have been inundated with emails, post, and even a personal phone call from Goodison Towers asking if I would like a season ticket.
12 Posted 30/03/2011 at 21:12:23
Doesn't make a difference what the OS do or don't say anyway. Some bellend will still be moaning on here when Saha is out till Sept that the club 'promised us July'. No doubt that will be attributed to them tricking people into season ticket renewals.
13 Posted 30/03/2011 at 21:34:41
Thankfully the points are no longer crucial and perhaps the players will be more relaxed and be able to put in a convincing performance against Villa despite King Louis being out.
I don't think it's worth losing sleep speculating how long any injured player will be out.
14 Posted 30/03/2011 at 22:25:33
Even with today's totally inadequate health care, any man in the street would have X-ray results within a couple of days, let alone a top class professional with the best medical care available.
I have a suspicion that Saha has had enough and wants to retire but that's just pure speculation on my part.
15 Posted 31/03/2011 at 04:06:14
16 Posted 31/03/2011 at 05:36:45
I see us 8 points off relegation with 8 games to go. So it's crucial we put more points on the board.
Alternatively 9 points off Europe, so again crucial we put points on the board.
And most crucially, 5 points behind the RS.
17 Posted 31/03/2011 at 08:58:52
Because, as we've clarified, the OS don't publish rumours and speculation (apart from that pointless 'what the papers say' ? although it is pretty clear that the views expressed in that section are not those of the club). So there is no reason for anybody to complain about it, is there? Instead they complain that the club don't attempt to speculate.
18 Posted 31/03/2011 at 09:31:05
Well I work in top level athletes and have done for about 5 years - and no I don't necessarily think that two weeks is too long to wait. Yes you can get an X-Ray back very quickly but that isn't necessarily what they are waiting for, is it?
19 Posted 31/03/2011 at 12:12:40
20 Posted 31/03/2011 at 13:53:10
21 Posted 31/03/2011 at 15:26:32
22 Posted 31/03/2011 at 15:44:23
23 Posted 31/03/2011 at 16:46:44
24 Posted 31/03/2011 at 21:37:25
Having identified the vast range of so-called injuries that this character has "suffered" from in his career they are obviously giving him as much time as possible to decide which one of the interminably long list he would like to choose this time.
Obviously having been through most of the injuries known to medical science he is taking his time on this occasion or perhaps the assembled parties are trying to identify one from which he has not suffered or perhaps creating one solely for the further expansion of the medical history of "King" Louis. Or perhaps he has cried wolf too often and he really is ACTUALLY incapacitated!
25 Posted 01/04/2011 at 06:15:26
26 Posted 01/04/2011 at 15:02:29
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