Yes indeed, a common winger thing.... Unstoppable one game against top opposition but cannot be bothered in the slightest the next even when against significantly lesser opposition.
And you're right about Leighton James i.e. like ex-referee Keith Hackett said many years back he was absolutely impossible to defend against when he could actually be bothered. And he sure did know where the back of the net was, how to cross, how to beat a man and how to take a free kick.
He should have had a trophy glittered career... Labour spin-doctor Alastair Campbell's favourite Burnley player... I get an inkling many a top manager was put off by his 'attitude'. To say the guy is argumentative for the sake of it would be an understatement, and not the type to take kindly to being told what to do. Maybe that is why he was never given a job by SCFC. What he could have taught and passed down to the the young-un's.
How has that guy managed to get away with it for so long? He's a complete and utter impostor, if any of the Mcwhirter brothers were still alive, I'd say "keep your eye on this one, he's one for the future". I Ponder when his ability to infiltrate the professional game will finally come to an end.
"Guiness book of records" material for football manegerial positions surely, take a look at his CV. Respect to our current manager who seems an absolutely inspired choice and total opposite of Clotet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pep_Clotet
In the six years since his SCFC move he has made 99 apps with a paltry 3 goal return that many a central defender would better. Thank f#ck SCFC got that complete and utter waste of time, space and money off its books. And to think the upcoming autumn/winter bad weather is yet to arrive. The epitome of appalling value for money.
I spoke to Leighton James who thought he needed "arm around his shoulder" encouragement, cajoling and man-management skills to get him to play to his true full potential and to counteract his psychological frailties . Leighton did seem rather 'loaded' on strong refreshments at the time of discussion.... I think a kick up the arse or watching how many football supporters live and survive on a daily basis might be a better idea, albeit I'd admit even that is probably futile.
Indeed, they've got typical immature 'cloud-cuckoo-land' student-activist enthusiasm for stuff like that, just as long as it's not themselves who're experiencing the end result of. The reality of their loony-tune beliefs and politics is never in their game plan.
There were a few classic examples of all that around the time of a proposed traveller site with its consultation plans and talks going on in Swansea around 2013.
Locals who campaigned against (EU law and directive apparently) a permanent traveller site being built in their vicinity were indeed branded racist. Here comes the hilarity.... but yet?... Different opposing traveller family members or should I say clans refused to be situated close to each other on a single Swansea City Council traveller site. Travellers refusing to live close to other travellers, hey! So who exactly are the racists now?
Then there was another five star hypocrite who branded anti-traveller site protesters racist, but when bushwhacked on Kevin Johns Sunday morning radio show and asked to give his opinion on a rather ideal hardstanding area in HIS OWN BACK YARD locality? Refused to agree about its ideal suitability or accept that it would be o.k in his neighborhood.
Mart's all time downarrow classic when one was used against myself? Was the one I got for supporting exclusion orders to prevent the killing and maiming of innocent men, women and children.
Like the one I mentioned against a particular terrorist that went on to become RIRA director of operations for Northern Ireland, to then take advantage of ceasefire and lesser army presence/patrols to orchestrate mass murder and maiming at Omagh.
Sort of justified the previous exclusion order?... Nah, not in Mart's mind. He obviously thinks the death and maiming of innocent men, women and children is a price well worth paying just so that PC lunacy can rule!
It's a pity the likes of Mike Tyson and George Best etc got distracted by recreational activities away from their sports. I think I'm one of many who have often pondered how much greater, an all time great like Best would have been both teetotal and 100% dedicated. Even greater potential missed is a crying shame.
Swansea itself once had a flawed personality winger i.e. Leighton James who according to ex-ref Keith Hackett was absolutely unstoppable like George Best when he put his mind to it and was actually bothered.
Btw according to Leighton James George Bests skill(s) were not all natural, his ability was enhanced by hours of dedicated practice at a young age and at a time when he was 100% focussed away from the pub culture. So its a case of yeah they were good but with so much potential wasted. The fact they would have been even more mind blowingly enhanced without alcohol is (excuse the pun) a sobering thought.
I honestly believe they do it in an act of blatant anti-social of spite against wider non traveller society... btw I know what I'm talking about because I and others have done volunteer litter picks there myself, the lady (since passed away) who was the chairperson/leader for the park association seemed to be despondent by it all.
It did make a lot think "what's the point" with authority inaction and PC-loons (wrote to SWEP) blaming the mess on Gorseinon residents themselves. A lying piece of sh1t wrote a preposterous letter to the SWEP with accusations of racism and blamed local builders and Gorseinon residents for the mess, what a disgrace. He even lied about swings and a roundabout being at the park along with a pretend visit. There were no swings and roundabout there! That put it in a nutshell about the lengths some are prepared to go to smear decent people.
They know how to play the legal game. There have been a few visitations upon Gorseinon on the green land opposite Penyrheol Comprehensive. They've previously (reported in SWEP) left tons of dug up driveway rubble, and surplus to requirement tarmac. They also left rubbish strewn all over the place along with their own excreta.
I personally class it all as an act of blatant environmental vandalism i.e.they knew what they were doing and could have dug holes and buried their own bodily waste. They could also have bagged and left their rubbish outside the entrance in the designated council black bag litter collection point that was only yards from their caravans. This black bag collection point is where green-environmentally minded volunteer litter pickers and council road/school litter pickers left their bags. Picturesque areas and traveller encampments do not tend to mix.
The travelling show/fairground people have been the complete and utter opposite leaving the area absolutely spotless, so there are no excuses for both travellers and PC-loon Trendy-Wendy apologists.
It's unsustainable! That's why my sister has had to personally take upon the role of a patient's own G.P and come to the aid of desperate and distressed terminally ill patients. The end result of overstretched G.P practises throughout (not London!) Swansea locality.
You know what really gets to me and also millions of other people who process reality and common sense?
If the U.K does not control the unsustainable population increase fuelled by the EU in the midst of the ongoing G.P crisis, NHS dentist crisis, ambulance crisis etc, the country will be be absolutely f#cked. The future predicted (Office Of National Statistics) of TEN MILLION will create absolute havoc. So we'd be damned, the country would be damned if we stay in anyhow.
I sat next to a retired elderly eighty-something ex-miner in a Singleton Hospital outpatients dept who commentated about a South Wales Evening Post story, i.e. the one about building an extra SEVENTEEN THOUSAND HOUSES here. The guy said what most of us all think and worry about i.e. where are the services to cope with all that and if it's bad now what will it be like in twenty years time? Being out of Europe may indeed be worrying for some but continued lunacy in an unreformed Kamikaze EU is absolutely terrifying.