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An apology

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Wolves in Limerick, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Wolves in Limerick

    Wolves in Limerick Just doesn't shut up

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    Up to now I've treated those who have slagged off/bad mouthed Dave Whelan formerly of Blackburn Rovers and now of Wigan Athletic with a great deal of scepticism. After all the tackle he suffered at the FA Cup Final way back then ended his football career.
    I'm currently reading 'A Different Shade of Green - The Alan McLoughlin Story', in which McLoughlin discusses his treatment by Whelan after he suffers injury.
    It is extremely difficult to feel any sympathy for Whelan when he is capable of behaving in such a manner. One would have thought that an individual who suffered an injury that ended his career would be more sympathetic to those who suffered an injury.
     
  2. kennyB

    kennyB Just doesn't shut up

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    Can you expand on that please W.i.L?
     
  3. Rhoswolf

    Rhoswolf Just doesn't shut up

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    I thought you were suggesting an apology was in order after he took Leon of our hands.
     
  4. Ironfistedmonk

    Ironfistedmonk Just doesn't shut up

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    Whelans career wasn't ended by the tackle, he went on to play another 115 games or so for Crewe
     
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    northnorfolkwolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Today I love this man more than anyone in the world!
     
  6. Wolves in Limerick

    Wolves in Limerick Just doesn't shut up

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    Ten games into his time at Wigan, in a game against Bristol Rovers, McLaughlin slipped a disc in his lower back. It left him in excruciating pain. On the following Monday he went to the Physio's where Whelan happened to be when he arrived. While according to McLoughlin he was struggling to walk, Whelan did not believe he was injured and initially insisted that McLaughlin should pay for the scan that he would require. Whelan eventually only agreed to pay for the scan if it showed up an injury. The incident appears to have coloured Whelan's attitude to McLaughlin, eventually forcing out of the club despite have paid £250k for him.
     
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  7. Wolves in Limerick

    Wolves in Limerick Just doesn't shut up

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    In those days Ironfistedmonk, Crewe was the end of your career, they and Rochdale always seemed to be applying for re-election every season.
     
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    Ironfistedmonk Just doesn't shut up

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    I know they aren't glamour clubs but whenever the tackle is mentioned it is usually preceded by career ending which isn't true, it was a $$$$ career though :D
     
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  10. Shame the tackle didn't break his bloody larynx
     
  11. freezin

    freezin Outstanding infraction warning to post ratio.

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    I never knew Whelan had broken his leg.

    This is whqt $$$$es me off about football... Nobody ever tells us anything.
     

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