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    Daniel Sturridge - why do clubs bother ?

    Tonight, Sturridge plunged new depths of fleecing clubs he plays for. The six figure a week player was “injured” less than three minutes after kick off in Albion’s relegation battle at Stamford Bridge. However, the “injury” did not prevent him running off the pitch and straight down the tunnel. He may well have a talent, but he’s as good as me in the treatment room. Why do clubs entertain him and others of a similar ilk ?
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    A total mystery to me too Rowdy he had a good spell living on the back of the 'Nibbler'. Since then he has been a total sick note and a waste of a pay packet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RailwayRowdy View Post
    Tonight, Sturridge plunged new depths of fleecing clubs he plays for. The six figure a week player was “injured” less than three minutes after kick off in Albion’s relegation battle at Stamford Bridge. However, the “injury” did not prevent him running off the pitch and straight down the tunnel. He may well have a talent, but he’s as good as me in the treatment room. Why do clubs entertain him and others of a similar ilk ?
    Fleecing is in my view a bit harsh.

    He looked gutted as he came off, on the verge of tears. He jogged off the pitch probably cus he's embarrassed this keeps happening and it become a joke now. Just because he can lightly jog doesn't mean he was exaggerating his injury, just he knew he couldn't sprint, turn, shoot etc.

    I genuinely like Sturridge; a quality player and a very nice guy who is getting ravaged by injuries. Will be one of the greater 'what ifs' of English strikers. The season with Suarez he was unreal (even in the spell when Suarez was banned for biting)

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    You've got to be a bit careful chucking terms like "sick note" around. Could be his body is just not up to the rigours of years of PL football. It happens. If so not his fault.

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    I remember Robinho polishing his boots as part of a goal celebration at Man City. Think the OP is way out of order, personally.

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    Clubs at all levels (Port Vale included) take a chance on players who might have injury problems because at their best they are valuable playing assets and better than they could otherwise sign for the price.
    Walsh and Matthews were often injured for us but class when they played. Sturridge is the same. He's a real English talent at his best and I don't suppose WBA could have found anyone else at that price with the same quality. But it is a risk, I agree.

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    He's played 300 games at club and international level at the age of 28. Lee Matthews retired at that age with 138 appearances. Pugh has only 112 more appearances and he's seven years older than Sturridge. But he is certainly injury prone and therefore cannot be relied upon.

    It was only the other week pundits were saying West Brom have signed Sturridge so they'll be fine. He's injured now and they saying the Baggies are certain to go down.

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    Chelsea, Man City and now Liverpool have all packed him off. Are they all wrong? As Old Sage correctly points out, he piggy backed off the back of a genuine world class player for a year in Suarez several years ago, and has never shown the same quality since.

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    Chelsea, Man City and now Liverpool have all packed him off. Are they all wrong? As Old Sage correctly points out, he piggy backed off the back of a genuine world class player for a year in Suarez several years ago, and has never shown the same quality since.
    City didn't "pack him off", he refused their offer of a new contract and moved up to a bigger club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.hobblesworth View Post
    City didn't "pack him off", he refused their offer of a new contract and moved up to a bigger club.
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...etting-7205259

    Perhaps you are right Mr H. However, this article suggests perhaps City were not that bothered Sturridge made the decision he did.

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    Perhaps the most telling fact is that since his debut in 07-8 season, on only FIVE occasions has he started more than 10 premier league games in a season and THREE of those seasons he only started 11 games ! No one doubts his ability, but if he doesn’t play........!

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