It doesn't mean the last 8 or so weeks didn't happen however.
I agree, but it's funny how his first 8 or so weeks suddenly didn't happen when the knockers came for him.
I don't agree with you foggy, and usually I do 99% of time, but that's OK.
Everyone on here gave him massive kudos for his first few months, he was fantastic. I don't think you;d find many saying he wasn't. When he was non-existent for a few weeks people gave him some slack. But after 9-10 weeks of horror football, being embarrassed by mediocre at best taggers and barely touching the ball, then that's where the criticism came from. There's no way that's not justified. A senior leader can't go missing for 10 weeks and then everything be OK again once he has a great game. It's an indictment on him Worsfold choose a 20 year old over an established senior player. We as a club can't accept players having a stretch of 9-10 weeks of horror football, not if we want to be anything other than a bottom 4 side. Today was a great step for him, I'm not going to overboard about 40 possessions because Stokes had over 30 also and it was a loose game in general, but I was impressed by what he can do with the ball. He's genuinely damaging in ways few others in our team are and god I hope he can do that next year, imagine him, Parish, Heppell, Zerrett & Watson firing with Hocking & Myers being tough c*nts. Genuinely exciting.
I didn't see any tag on him in the first quarter which was completely baffling from Eade, and once they sent Rosa/Shaw to him it was already too late. He had his tail up and feel for the game. He was fantastic today, but what I liked most was that he harder at the ball then what he has been all year. That's why it's so frustrating, because he's capable of being harder and doing this and yet for over two months he wasn't sighted. A great performance today, he needs to back it up in the last few weeks. I hope this means he's got his confidence back and he can end the year strong.