FanCast guest columnist Glyn Hopkins wonders if Reo-Coker is finally going to get his Tottenham wish.
I am certain I wasn't the
only Hammer who looked on in amusement at reports of NRC's training
ground grapple with Martin O'Neill. Pathetic to say the least and hardly the
first time the player has shown such a blatant lack of respect.
Reo-Coker has always had
a high opinion of his abilities and he seemingly believes that he is a far
better than he actually is. As soon as he got the captain's armband at West Ham
and got called up to the England squads, he seemed to believe in his own hype
and he started to get ideas above his stations.
It is well documented
that the reason he fell out with West Ham was that he was upset that Pardew had
blocked a summer move to Tottenham. Reo-Coker stopped playing for his manager
and as captain he didn't seem to show any consideration for our plight at the
bottom of the League and the crowd finally turned on him and he was given a
great amount of stick for the rest of the season. Reo-Coker never won us back
over and nobody shed a tear when he moved to Villa.
I actually thought that
playing for a manager like O'Neill would sort him out, but according to a Villa
pal of mine, it has never been the perfect move. The rumours are that he has
never settled in Birmingham, has been pining for a return South, which has only
been exasperated by the fact that Martin O'Neill has been playing him in any
other position but his favoured one. Unlike us, it appears that the Villa
support actually have sympathy and share the player's frustration, although they
don't condone the fact that he turned on O'Neill.
Ironically it appears that
this bust up with a manager may have centred on anther turned down approach
from Tottenham, who made a last ditch bid for him in the summer.
Well according to reports in the paper this morning
there isn't going to be any olive branch held out by O'Neill here and Reo-Coker
is likely to get the move he so desperately craves in the January window. It is
such a shame that Reo-Coker isn't man enough to do what most players do when
they want to leave in handing a transfer request, instead of sulking about it
and throwing his toys out of the pram that he didn't get his own way. It
appears this time though it is going to get him the desired affect and a likely
move to Spurs, although I will have a little chuckle to myself if Harry decides