I think that is a very harsh Southsider, IMHO Tom although like all players he made mistakes, he was very young when he started with us . He made such a good start that it set expectation that were had for such an immature player to live up to and his relaxed style did suit many fans.
Tom matured into a far more reliable player than many we have had. His kicking was probably as good as his brothers, tacking/cover far better than little Dave (or Otto), and if you want to talk about poor/lack of passing then Neil Brew was the king in that department which cost us far more matches.
I haven't seen enough since he left us to tell how he has progressed, but there is no doubt the raw talent was there, and I'd have been happy to see him back in our squad.
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