Guess Who Defended Nigel De Jong & Karl Henry?

Ollie Irish

8th, October 2010


By Ollie Irish

Nigel de Jong, eyes on the ball at all times

When asked this week if he felt the criticism of aggressive players like Karl Henry and Nigel De Jong was too harsh, one Premier League player said: “Yes, sometimes it is. As a player, the likes of Henry and De Jong I’m sure didn’t go out to injure another player on purpose.

“It’s part and parcel of football – they are tough-tackling central midfielders whose games are based on making tackles, winning the ball and then giving it to the ball-players. Sometimes injuries are caused.

“You have just got to accept in these times, with the ball moving so fast and the player moving so fast, sometimes you are going to mistime tackles and that is when injuries can happen.”

So, which Prem player said that?

Drum roll please

The right answer: Ryan Shawcross


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  1. The truth says:

    You’re clearly a poof, fanny and dirty foreigner all rolled into one if you think there’s something wrong with breaking legs.

  2. Jim Thornton says:

    And what, exactly, did you expect him to say in response to that question?

  3. Peter says:

    This goes with Mark van Bommel’s comments earlier on as being the biggest “pot calling kettle black” moment ever.

  4. Thomas says:

    This would be fine and all if they didn’t go into every 70/30 tackle like log trucks with no brakes. Talk about “birds of the same feather”

  5. Lalalalalala says:

    Peter, I don’t think you understand the phrase “pot calling kettle black”. It would be relevant if he was saying some one was a real dirty football not when he is defending some one. Bbb-duh!

  6. the ball is round says:

    There seems to be a meeting of the most agressive tacklers every year who always stick up for each other.
    Mark Van Bommel
    De Jong
    Karl Henry
    Kevin Davies
    You’re doing 5 a side’s so that is my 5 a side fouling team. Honourable mentions to Paul Scholes and Joey Barton

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