Gordons Cummingatarax a heads-up, for those as don't read the GU footy pages
http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Sto ... 93,00.html
Hunty is a good, honest guy.
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I think this article sums Hunty up beautifully. He is willing to look at his play and he is able to be candid about his mistakes. I love that he's now the Reading penalty kick taker. I thought the decision to get him to take the penalty was inspired - if he misses, he isn't the type of player to get down on himself, wheras if Doyle or Kitson were to miss, their confidence might well be shattered again just as they're starting to perform.
I think one thing that's missing in the discussion of passion vs. quality is the degree of each. It's not as if there are simply two options - yes or no. Admittedly Hunty isn't the highest quality player, but he plays out of his skin. It's not just that he has passion, if you ranked premier league players in terms of passion and work rate, he's definitely in the top 10, maybe even in the top 3. Even when he had the flu against Liverpool he played super hard.
And with the application of that work rate to training, his game is improving steadily too. This past week's game he looked like he was even learning some fancy footwork - the commentator was likening him to Ronaldo. Honestly.
I totally get that Keane would be interested in him - but I'm guessing he will be loyal to Coppell. One thing I've noticed about the Irish lads is that they seem to have a commitment to Reading and some gratitude, unlike a couple of the English ones (Kits aside).