Oh, the Richie Baker that's spent the prime of his career bumming about in Conference North?The Real Slim a former member of this forum wrote:spirit of 1990 wrote:
I don't really get this line of "he didn't run around a lot so he's [SwearFilter]" being rolled out as a sarcastic defence of Grimes. I know what your getting at but I just don't think thats the case with him....at times he seemed totally disinterested. Even if the game isn't being played to his strengths he surely has to make the effort, look at Cowps, not the most skilful player but always gave 100% at whatever position he was put in.
I think thats what frustrated a lot of people, not the fact he "didn't run around a lot"
Surely running around a lot is a variant of not making effort?
Sadly the same thing used to happen with Richie Baker. Slated week in week out on here because he was good with the ball at his feet whereas James Owen was hailed because he ran around and got booked.
Baker was also twice the player of Grimes and weighed in with double figures.
Apart from his goal record years before signing for us, what are you basing your argument that he's a good player on?