Date: 22nd August 2012 at 8:45am
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Good morning.

Another tale to tug at the heart strings of some.

Tommy ‘Smack My Ketchup’ is set to join Stoke Anti Football Club on a season long loan this morning. My view is that he won’t be missed. My patience with the guy evaporated some time back.

Yes, the touch of an angel, but for all the dreamy 30 yard shots how many were ever on target? I don’t have the stats but I’ve been watching continuously throughout Tom’s time with us and the answer is in single figures. If he had truly wanted to knuckle down and improve he could have done so by now.

He was U16, U17,U19, U20, U21 and in the last four years he’s struggled to make 3 senior appearances. Less iPod, less tattoos, less haircut, less hard done by Tweeting and …more football.

I wouldn’t wish a loan move to Stoke on many people, but this will be a sink or swim job. If he wants a career rather than a salary then he needs to apply himself.