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Re: George North
Posted by: BletchleySaint
Date: 10/02/2018 19:13
I think itís pretty poor questioning commitment of any of the players. They work bloody hard and at times donít play well, itís sport it happens. Thatís generally not through lack of effort and commitment.
Do some of the England players up their game when there is a squad to be picked? Of course they do. That said international coaches donít start looking 1week before they are keeping tabs on players constantly, so am sure any perceived lack of effort would be called out pretty quickly.

Perhaps he has responded to a kick up the backside but I contend the suggestion he has not been committed previously.

As for value for money I would say thatís the Saints fault rather than the player, he has also had a pretty awful run of injuries which again is not his fault. It seems there are a block of fans who will knock him come what may. Players divide opinion and some we like some we donít. No issue with the fact your are not a fan of his but questioning effort/commitment in my opinion is poor

Walks - You say "poor comment" but the fact is that North has been missing in action for the Saints for at least a year. When he is on the pitch he looks bored and uninterested.

As you say players work hard and things sometimes dont go well or they loose form - and they should not be critised for that.

Had North been trying hard, looking like he was bothered but not playing well then I would totally agree with you.

However, I personally find that George North "turns it on" only when he gets told his welsh place in in doubt is disgracefull and disrespectful to his team mates and club and supporters.

And seriously watch the match back and his face and attitude after he wasnt subbed at 60 minutes - says it all.

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