Date:Saturday June 2 2007
Blackburn Rovers' former Welsh International Robbie Savage has launched an attack on Welsh boss John Toshack.
Savage and Toshack have been at each others throats for a while now (since Toshack left Savage out of a World Cup Qualifier two-years ago) and despite seeing the dust settle from their very ferocious early exchanges the latest outburst by the retired Welsh International will most likely not go without reply!
Savage told the Sun:
"Ryan Giggs is about to play his last game against the Czech Republic and he couldn't be calling it a day at a better time.
"Our game is an utter shambles. I watched the friendly against New Zealand last week, when we drew 2-2.
"Blimey, Blackburn beat the Kiwis last summer 5-0.
"That was a disaster, with no redeeming feature. Yet he tried to find some. It was seriously humiliating.
"If he was honest with himself, he'd look in the mirror and say, 'I've failed' and walk away. It would be the honest and truthful thing to do.
"It really is time he called it a day. He has failed and along the way forced players to retire. He really should go."
Ouch, that's gotta hurt!
As an Englishman obviously the difficulties within the Welsh set-up do not have anywhere near the impact on me as they obviously would a Welsh person, but with them being a home nation I want them to do well, and they haven't done well in recent years!
Maybe Mark Hughes saw the signs of decline and got out while he could, but maybe it just shows how good a Manager Sparky is by turning a team (with all due respect) that was basically a laughing stock into genuine contenders to make a major Finals.
Since Sparky's departure and Toshack's re-arrival (he walked out on Wales a few years before after literally no time in charge, should this not have been a sign his re-appointment was wrong?!?!) the decline in the Welsh game has been as rapid as the rise under Hughes. Granted players have retired but is this really because they felt they were too old or was it because off the Manager the were playing forů
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Date:Saturday June 2 2007
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