‘Of Course I Can Tackle, I Was Just Getting People Back’ – Guess Who?

Chris Wright

4th, October 2011


By Chris Wright

A shiny hapenny and a bag of liquorice is on offer to those who can successfully guess the identity of the recently-retired mole-eyed, ginger ankle-hacker who wants the record to state that, despite being the worst tackler in the history of organised sport, he could actually tackle all along and that he was just ‘getting people back’ by tearing off chunks of their thigh flesh with his studs on a semi-regular basis:

“Of course I can tackle. There’s plenty of evidence of me being able to tackle.

“I was just getting people back. If someone got me early in the game it was always in the back of my mind that I needed to get them back.

“I didn’t always do it on purpose, some of it was just bad timing, I suppose.”

Consider this a clue…

Go on, have a stab in the dark. It’s a toughy we know, but any guesses Pies fans?

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  1. Fredmeister says:

    The living embodiment of Pro Evo football: all screamers, pinpoint passes and slide tackles.

  2. sai says:

    an idiot and ugly face player!

  3. Tinez says:

    Should probably reconsider this given the amount of times he received reds and man u lost

  4. John says:

    He still never got booked for half of them.

  5. David says:

    So he’s not a bad tackler just an absolute c*nt. Makes sense.

  6. k9 says:

    fair play for him being honest though

  7. Montesquieu says:

    Fair play for him being honest?

    He hardly epitomes a play who believes in fair play. Now that he’s retired he still wants to stay in the spot light, something that SAF figured out years ago and will be the reason he most likely dies on the job. Otherwise, he’ll be forgotten and he’ll realise that everyone actually hates him. Including his wife, who doesn’t have to spend as much time with him since he’s mostly at work.

  8. Greg says:

    Dirty bastard who did far worse things on a football pitch than Joey Barton.

  9. Madjair says:

    @ Sai: Are you by any chance family of a certain Makoto Hasebe?

  10. Charlie Adam says:

    It’s Paul Scholes, I’d bet my house.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Absolute legend.

    haha david & greg the little girls.

  12. Redskywalker says:

    Shut up all you ponces. Paul Scholes was the best midfielder England has ever had. He never disgraced himself off the pitch like so many other great players did and was the model professional. Some of his tackles were dirty, but you show me a footballer whose never done a dirty tackle.

  13. Nick Wiper says:

    not sure about the barton comment, he snapped alonso couple of years ago, kicked etuhu’s groin and is forver leaving his foot in. at least scholes had great ability and was much better off the field

  14. McTavish says:

    Is it Nicky Butt?

  15. Bear says:

    So wait, he admits to bad tackling on purpose, then says that he didn’t always do it on purpose…hmm.

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