Looking to return against Reading
The 25-year-old has been out for well over two months after being forced to withdraw from the 2-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on 1st September. He has missed eight matches after his thigh tendon problem proved more complicated than the Blues' medical staff at first thought.
His recovery has been slow but the club have been patient with him, being careful not to rush him through rehabilitation and risk a relapse.
It's unlikely, therefore, that he will be risked in this weekend's home clash with Sunderland; more likely is the following weekend's game at the Madjeski Stadium.
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650 Posted 08/11/2012 at 16:36:03
659 Posted 08/11/2012 at 17:04:03
674 Posted 08/11/2012 at 18:53:04
And even though the Sunderland game looks a home banker we all know how football has a nasty habit of smashing everyone's fixed odds coupons to smithereens I'd settle for a scrappy 1-0 win now
677 Posted 08/11/2012 at 19:02:25
702 Posted 08/11/2012 at 20:41:31
704 Posted 08/11/2012 at 21:04:06
How does it speak for itself? I know hes been injured quite a bit, but was he injured a lot for Utd? Is it worthy of the sicknote tag?
I'm not having a go, I just don't really know if I'm honest
717 Posted 08/11/2012 at 22:02:44
Now he may of been rested for tactical reasons but i'm pretty sure he's missed most through injury.
If i'm wrong please someone let me know and as for why UTD let him go, injury or just surplus to requirements i'm not sure.
734 Posted 09/11/2012 at 01:05:15
Now that James Vaughan, he was a sick note!
743 Posted 09/11/2012 at 07:04:50
Would you call Fellaini a sicknote? Or how about Cahill, Arteta, Osman, Jags, Hibbo or Neville? I could go on! They have all spent time on the injury list in the past.
My point is that players get injured in football, it's part and parcel of the game. The lad only signed in January and you've labelled him already. The only thing that speaks for itself here, is that you're talking complete bollocks!
744 Posted 09/11/2012 at 07:28:12
If the same happens over the next 100 games we have a problem.
745 Posted 09/11/2012 at 07:20:38
749 Posted 09/11/2012 at 08:18:45
760 Posted 09/11/2012 at 08:50:28
As for what the Shite paid for Allen has got to do with Gibbo's injuries, enlighten me. No need to bring that shower across the park into it to bolster your argument when it's got fuck all to do with what were on about.
As for talking bollocks, I based my opinion on facts; he's missed a lot already. I can only base my opinion on what I've seen, I hope I'm wrong and he goes on and plays many more games. Only time will tell.
If any of the above is wrong, someone let me know, I'm man enough to apologise... Anyway must go and re-employ John from accounting who got sacked for missing half his shifts since joining the company in January before I end up at an industrial tribunal.
If only everything in life was as simple as being a footballer.
764 Posted 09/11/2012 at 10:21:01
I brought up Joe Allen as a comparison to what we paid for Gibson, as in my opinion there is not any gap in quality between them. My point about that is, even if he has had a few injuries at Man Utd (and I don't know if he did) £500k is hardly a massive gamble to take.
The reason I think you're talking bollocks is the fact that you think he should be replaced, and also the fact that you call him "sick note". Yes, he has been injured and could've played more games, but he has only been here since January. Do you not think that you are pre-judging him?
He deserves to get a hell of a lot more time than that before you start to put that kind of label on him. I'm not questioning your facts I just think you're a bit to quick to judge. Give the lad a chance to prove himself!!!!
769 Posted 09/11/2012 at 10:51:22
I shall retract the 'sick note' comment, he ain't quiet Darren Anderton yet. But the jury is still out.
He is a quality player and like I said before, please Gibbo, prove me wrong.
793 Posted 09/11/2012 at 14:49:37
795 Posted 09/11/2012 at 15:00:02
804 Posted 09/11/2012 at 15:23:27
I think we have genuinely missed him and our starting 11 has been weakened by his prolonged absence. In my opinion, our balance and our ability to defend have suffered (in his absence) and the team has lost a little momentum sadly.
Despite having been a good Club Captain, I cannot say I am happy having Phil Neville in the side in Midfield at 35 years of age, so I genuinely hope DG can put his injury problems behind him, return to the team and help it to move forward.
809 Posted 09/11/2012 at 16:09:21
How did you get your post altered or did the editorial team do it?
816 Posted 09/11/2012 at 17:42:27
Starting 2005 - League and Cup appearnces
2 years at Man Utd - 1 appearance
1 year Antwerp - 33
1 year Man Utd and Wolves - 24
4 years Man Utd - 60
2 years Everton - 14
Total in 7 years, 132 appearances, average 18 League and Cup per season
817 Posted 09/11/2012 at 17:50:41
819 Posted 09/11/2012 at 17:45:49
The editorial team must have done it.
The main thing is, that the lad is back in training now and hopefully it's behind him, because we really need him back for the festive period and the rest of the season to follow.
Fingers crossed that Moyes can get in some decent cover in January.
822 Posted 09/11/2012 at 18:21:30
842 Posted 09/11/2012 at 08:18:45
858 Posted 09/11/2012 at 22:11:06
Christopher had originally written "£500.000" which I interpreted to be continental-speak for "£500,000" (that's what they do apparently, switch the dots and the commas in long/decimal numbers) and I abbreviated it to "£500k". Sadly I wasn't fast enough to prevent you reading it as "£500.00"
860 Posted 09/11/2012 at 22:19:23
861 Posted 09/11/2012 at 22:31:48
Henderson, Allen, and downing must have cost more than nearly all the midfields in world football. With most premiership sides equal or better, even a 35 year old right back,, a £500k united reject, and a little lad from wigan.
862 Posted 09/11/2012 at 22:37:11
Sorry but the blonde one on the mature dating ad - too much!
(nice tiles though)
864 Posted 09/11/2012 at 22:45:57
866 Posted 09/11/2012 at 22:48:19
868 Posted 09/11/2012 at 23:07:31
871 Posted 09/11/2012 at 23:38:02
883 Posted 10/11/2012 at 01:42:21
Apparently that has opened his eyes and his attitude since joining us has been exemplary. Think most people will agree that he looked a lot fitter at the start of this season.
If his cavalier attitude was also evident during periods of rehabilitation then that would go someway to explaining his long periods out. I am hoping that improved fitness and improved application will help him put the apparent susceptibility to injury behind him. Not writing him off just yet, and not rushing him back may be the best thing for the long term.
884 Posted 10/11/2012 at 01:53:26
"We haven't lost a game while he has been in the team."
Sorry to piss on your chips, Ted; that was true for quite a while... But it ain't no longer. I shouldn't need to remind you when and where...
893 Posted 09/11/2012 at 08:45:17
He had a lot of niggling injuries before he signed for Everton and seems to be prone to these soft tissue injuries. We just have to accommodate him as a squad player if this continues and look at bringing in a couple of players in January that will help with the drive to the top.
I see no reason why we cant push the top 3 for their spots. It will come down to form, injuries and suspensions — and that commodity we never seem to have a great deal of... LUCK! Still, if we continue to work hard and play well, I'm sure we will get our share of luck over the course of the season.
Big game today need to keep up with the big boys. Oh for a 7-goal feast eh?
906 Posted 10/11/2012 at 09:21:40
Gibson never got many chances at Man Utd but then who would with the class players they used to continually buy for big money. Gibson was sold when he broke that pre match drink curfew whilst out with a certain Mr Rooney. Keep his recovery on hold, I say, he will be needed more in the December run than in November.
913 Posted 10/11/2012 at 09:50:54
Thanks for clearing that up for me, all petty comments aside, im sure we all agree that 500k looks like a great piece of buisness.
916 Posted 10/11/2012 at 10:07:19
919 Posted 10/11/2012 at 10:17:17
922 Posted 10/11/2012 at 10:38:39
is not used to playing 7,8,9 games in succession - he never got that
sort of run of games at Utd.
Playing every week makes a big difference lets see if once
Fit he stays injury free. If he has another muscle problem then maybe he does have issues.
929 Posted 10/11/2012 at 11:04:47
He said he likes him as a player (although a lot of Man Utd fans didn't) but because he never got a good run of games, he'd pick up muscle injuries because he wasn't really match fit.
Hopefully that'll change at Everton.
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