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Re: Cipriani to Sale?
Posted by: BH Quin
Date: 17/02/2012 13:22
"I think there's an assumption the returning DC would be the same as the one who left. Not sure if it's true. He tried to play the Diva with the rebels and ended up dropped from the team and doing a few weeks on their community outreach program. Rod Macqueen did a good job of handling him"
I'm not sure that's true DOK, Cipriani seemed to have more problems in Aus, than he ever did here with his club. Whether he has fallen back into line remains to be seen. The season ran out, effectively, before he came back from his suspensions. Yet despite his public claims to have learnt his lesson, there were rumours of his people approaching UK clubs as he tried to get out of his contract and come home. Hardly the actions of someone determined "knuckle down". Since then, in the off season, he's had a relationship with Jordan. While I'm sure she's a lovely girl,and everyone is entitled to see who they want, dating her is not a sign of a professional sportsman determined to "knuckle down".
He has plenty of talent, but I've seen no evidence that he is a different person than the one who went away, so to sign him would be a risk.
If we were to sign him, it could only be as a squad player, and he would be paid accordingly, and I can't see him agreeing to that.
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