Johnny Cash Radge
Consistently? Where is this consistency?
- The last two games against full-time opposition (Rangers and Morton).
What constitutes late?
- Inside the last ten to fifteen minutes of the match. (We conceded four inside this time frame to Rangers and one to Morton.)
Individual players, yes, since we're naming Steven, individual players, who have had umpteen injuries and at the latter stage of his career, it's hardly surprising?
- I disagree. There are plenty of players in footballing history who have played well into their thirties after suffering injuries, but regained fitness and generally not perpetrated the type of error SW did on Saturday.
I think you're right in the fact that this is circular... we could do this all day.
- Yes, we could. We don't agree. We have different opinions. I can't prove you wrong and neither can you prove me wrong. Some people reading this will be more persuaded by your argument, others by mine. It is a subjective, rather than an objective, issue.
One last point though.
What is your definition of fitness.
- As detailed ad nauseum in several posts above, I contend that fitness (as it applies to professional football players) is not an absolute concept, but rather a relative one. My definition of fitness within this context is that if you are less fit than your opponents, you're not fit enough.
What exactly are the players lacking?
- Again, as both of us have posited ad nauseum, I believe that they lack fitness, primarily. And that this malaise has manifested itself in our tendency to concede late, unnecessary goals as we have consistently demonstrated in our last two matches against full-time opponents.
Because theres about 7 or 8 different aspects of fitness and a player with high endurance can have low strength and speed.
- You sound as if you are an expert, or believe you are an expert on fitness amongst footballers. I'd be interested to know why and how. Genuinely. As someone who still runs 9 miles thrice weekly at the age of 47, fitness is something I'm interested in.
So if your casing it on a players ability to run at 100% for 90 minutes your singling out certain areas and ignoring others.
- That is a sweeping generalisation, which I refute.