Monday, March 10, 2014

In case you wondered again....

Yes, Brek Shea's early loan return to Stoke City from Barnsley is a direct consequence of the fan incident in a 5-0 loss at Huddersfield on March 1st. In case you missed it, he apparently flipped a bird or a fix or some wild animal with his fingers during a confrontation between a Barnsley teammate and some of their traveling supporters; it seem his Saturday apology was not enough.

Full report at MLSS shortly.



- Greg Seltzer

9 comments:

EvertonBrian said...

What kind of power must these fans wield? This just seems preposterous.

Maybe he's just proving lazy or not helping the team in some capacity, and so this is just a convenient way to be rid of him?

I used to have such high hopes for him, but I'd be lying if I said they weren't waning greatly over the past couple of years.

J.G. Updike (@FixtureWire) said...

Still baffles me he can't break into an offensively inept Stoke side. Just let the kid get games or move him on.

Jon said...

What happens now? I've thought Stoke was a terrible move from the start but was constantly told it was a good move and he just needs time.

Still looking for the positives in all this. If Stoke is a good situation for him, why am I not seeing it?

Greg Seltzer said...

--Maybe he's just proving lazy or not helping the team in some capacity, and so this is just a convenient way to be rid of him?--


Well no, but I am sure if he had scored eight goals, it may have been easier to overlook. :)

John said...

J.G. Updike: He barely got PT for Barnsley so it's no surprise he couldn't even make the bench for stoke before he went out on loan.

J.G. Updike (@FixtureWire) said...

That would be excellent if even remotely true, he started or was the first sub in every game but 2 he was available.

However, if you have your own personal narrative due to some pre-conceived notion about Brek Shea by all means don't let facts get in your way.

John said...

J.G. Updike: Do you know how he performed in those games? He was average at best. If he was any good I bet Barnsley would have kept him even though he gave the fans the middle finger, but he wasn't any good and showed his immaturity so they basically wanted no part of him anymore and I don't blame them.

J.G. Updike (@FixtureWire) said...

Right, and I'm supposed to take your word on his performances when before you didn't even have an idea on how much he played.

I've seen Shea play twice with Barnsley, and both times he did well though played out of position either centrally or on the RW. Even then he did well on a very bad team.

I would have a sense you are making this up as well given how hard it is to find live feeds for lower division championship sides.

John said...

Errr I did know how much he played and he was no automatic starter that's for sure. He did well? No, he didn't. He was mediocre at at best and if you don't believe me head over to the Barnsley forum. Also it's not that hard to find live feeds of Championship games.